Zendaya is starring in Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino’s next film Challengers; princesscore — which currently has 258 million views — is the next big core; making sense of the “Silly Little Walk” trend; and Kodack Black was shot (he’s fine) at a Justin Bieber afterparty that was also attended by Leo DiCaprio…2022 is shaping up to be weird indeed.
THE INSTAGRAMMER WHO BECAME A FASHION POWERBROKER, bof
The account @upnextdesigner — also known as UND — “has triggered orders from retailers like Selfridges, Net-a-Porter, and Ssense and is a favorite of powerful stylists like Law Roach, Kollin Carter, and Chloe and Chenelle Delgadillo, who have sourced designs showcased on its feed for high-wattage clients like Zendaya, Cardi B and Rosalía.”
STREET STYLE IS STILL RELEVANT, AND IT DRIVES SALES, glossy
Though it looks a little different now that print’s nearly irrelevant, street style lives on — online.
LUXURY V-DAY CAPSULES YOUNG CHINA ADORES, jingdaily
Valentine’s Day is a Western holiday (happy V-day, btw), but that hasn’t stopped “China’s most frequent romantic gift-shoppers, post-1990 millennials & post-1995 Gen Zers” from snapping up limited-edition Valentine’s Day-themed capsule collections from Gucci, Balenciaga, and others.
SINGLE WOMEN ARE LOSING IN TODAY'S ECONOMY, insider
Single people pay more for housing, social life, and taxes — and they get paid less.
THE PANDEMIC ‘QUICKLY ERODED SAVINGS’ FOR GEN Z, MILLENNIALS, cnbc
Some interesting numbers here, especially given all the Great Resignation discourse.
Nearly half of the Gen Z respondents – 46% – say their emergency savings is less in 2022 than it was at the start of the pandemic, while 43% of millennials said the same thing about their savings. The results were even worse for younger millennials, those between the ages of 26 and 32, with 54% of them saying their emergency savings declined during the pandemic. By comparison, about 37% of Gen Xers said their savings declined during the pandemic, as well as only 27% of baby boomers.
HOW THE PANDEMIC WARPED GEN Z, salon
Gen Z’s cultural attitudes formed online rather than be geographically specific; in finding common ground airing grievances about COVID-19, Gen Z has increasingly turned towards online forums.
One such forum is a Facebook page called Zoom Memes for Self Quaranteens. With a membership of nearly one million people, the group is a distillation of Gen Z's emotions around the social isolation of COVID-19. Founded March 12, 2020, the humor page rapidly grew to become one of the largest public groups on Facebook.
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