Crypto Clubs and Beanie Babies
Plus, the meme-ing of Miu Miu
The rise of balletcore; TikTok’s thin eyebrow filter is inspiring users to bring back the '90s look; Ben McKenzie (aka Ryan Atwood, iykyk) is the celebrity anti-crypto influencer I didn’t know I needed; and are NFTs just Beanie Babies of the 21st century?
HOW THAT MIU MIU SKIRT BECAME A MEME, i-D
We've talked about this skirt, but i-D tracked down the 17-year-old founder of the meme account dedicated to tracking the now-viral skirt set. Super interesting to track how a runway trend descends into the mainstream consciousness.
SHEIN HAS A SERIOUS NEW COMPETITOR, bof
I'll save you a click (though this piece is definitely worth reading): It's Alibaba.
HOW AMERICAN EAGLE IS BRINGING ITS CLOTHES TO THE METAVERSE, adage
Taking inspiration from country clubs (though it's not a physical location but rather in the metaverse), the brand’s new spring campaign — called “Members Always" — will allow consumers to hang out in the “AE Members Always Club,” hosted on the online gaming platform that surged in popularity during the pandemic.
TEEN WHO TRACKED ELON MUSK’S JET IS NOW ON THE HUNT FOR RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRES IN THE SKY, screenshot
Following on from his previous noble efforts to track down Elon Musk’s private jet, 19-year-old Jack Sweeney is now chasing after Russian billionaires as they find themselves in hot water over the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
THE RETURN OF THE AGONY AUNT: HOW GEN Z ARE TURNING TO ONLINE INFLUENCERS TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS, dailymail
Don’t sleep on the Tinx phenomenon, which is so much bigger than Tinx herself. People (especially young people) are the internet are desperate for guidance, and they’re finding it from self-styled experts.
THIS SOCIAL CLUB RUNS ON CRYPTO TOKENS AND VIBES, nyt
If you want to understand Friends With Benefits, the “V.I.P. lounge for crypto’s creative class,” — or, heck, crypto in general — just read this:
As members sipped from their glasses, Joey Rubin, a leader of the group’s Los Angeles chapter, explained that the drink contained adaptogens, herbs said to increase focus and stimulate creativity. There were some blank stares. Adapto-what-nows? “It makes your soda $6 instead of $2,” Mr. Rubin explained.
One last thought: