Buccal Fat and Blank Street
after school weekend edition
Hi friends! Welcome back to After School ✨weekend edition✨, an extra long and extra opinionated youth culture digest for paid subscribers.
I spent the week in London, where, despite truly freezing temperatures, I managed to walk 30 miles in 3 days. I hadn’t been since 2015 and I had no agenda except to soak up London at Christmas and see as much as I could.
I was a plus-one on my husband’s business trip, so I was largely solo, save for Airpods and this playlist. We stayed near the University of London, so there were cool students galore, which obviously thrilled me.
On the first day, I walked from Euston to Harrods and stopped into as many stores as I could along the way (for “research” purposes, yes, but I also needed to de-thaw my fingers and toes every 20 or so minutes). The second day, I walked to Borough Market and the cold wind brought literal tears to my eyes. On the third day, my body hurt from walking so much on days one and two that I tried to take it easy and stay close. I ended up getting lost navigating through Selfridges and ultimately logged another 7 miles.
This week, we’re talking about:
Trend dispatch from London!
Prada x Candy Crush’s very good collab
Parade x Diet Coke backlash
Doritos late-night ghost kitchen
Buccal fat removal :(
Blank Street’s grip on the influencer girlies
Grippy sock vacations
Status wrapping paper
Plus, everything I’m buying, reading, watching, and so much more.