Champagne Wishes and Caviar Bumps
jesus and bon iver and incels, oh my
TikTok’s new Bitmoji-like Avatars feature lets you record videos as an animated version of yourself; Kristin Stewart is casting her queer ghost-hunting reality show; and about 5% of young U.S. adults are transgender or nonbinary.
THEY LOVE JESUS, BON IVER, AND INCELS. INSIDE AMERICA’S NEW ULTRANATIONALIST YOUTH MOVEMENT., vice
Leave Justin Vernon out of it, pls :/
Foraging for wild berries, praying in the rain, wearing fedoras, discussing testosterone levels, all to the soundtrack of Bon Iver: the organizers of these events put together whimsical videos that promise an antidote to what they see as rampant degeneracy in American society and erosion of traditional gender roles.
JOHNNY DEPP’S VICTORY LAP CONTINUES ON TIKTOK, thecut
Depp joined TikTok on Monday, and amassed 4 million followers overnight before posting his first video early Tuesday morning. I guess it makes sense for a celebrity to go where your fans are, but this feels painfully misguided.
CAVIAR ‘BUMPS’ ARE ALL THE RAGE, nyt
Caviar bumps — in which a dollop of the fish roe is eaten (not snorted) off the back of one’s hand — have become a decadent and naughty way to consume the pricey delicacy at certain restaurants, fashionable bars, art festivals and other showy gatherings.
A PR FIRM IS PAYING TIKTOK INFLUENCERS TO PROMOTE LIBERAL CAUSES AND HYPE DEMOCRATS’ MIDDLING ACCOMPLISHMENTS, vice (two vice bangers in one day!)
An “influencer marketing partner” called Vocal Media, which specializes in “influencer campaigns” for progressive and nonprofit causes, “has been training and paying influencers to promote their clients’ causes in a series of videos that are generally not marked as sponsored content.”
EDITED QUESTIONS THE FUTURE OF FESTIVAL FASHION, sourcingjournal
IMO this is less about “festival fashion” being dead and more about “festival fashion circa 2011-2019” being dead. Good riddance!
Edited reported that Fashion Nova offered up to 75 percent off everything in its Western-themed edit and Lee’s festival edit ran in conjunction with a BOGO 50 percent offer. The firm’s data also showed that tried-and-true festival fashion items like crochet and fringed apparel were discounted as soon as Coachella kicked off, indicating retailers needed to entice customers with sales to move stock.
One last thought: