Girl Bosses and Chanel Bikinis
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 went to Dimes Square — née Lower East Side — this week, and this meme is absolutely correct.
Dudes are walking around dressed like my grandpa (may he rest in peace): pleated chinos, wife-beaters, gold chains. It’s wild. I don’t think I saw a man in a pant that was not pleated and, like, 5 sizes too big. The Brendon Babenzien-ification of menswear is officially upon us — and maybe it has been for a while but it just hasn’t yet reached my corner of Williamsburg. I’d really rather it stay on the other side of the East River, but I know that’s not how trends work. Either way, it’s going to be a big season for big pants.
But the internet had enough discourse about Dimes Square this week without me adding to it, so let’s keep it moving. Today, we’ll be talking about:
The return of the girl boss
The next cool-girl wedding dress
The hot-girl tote of the summer
The rise of the Lululemon fanatic
The fragrance TikTok is obsessed with
Did TikTok kill nightlife?
Did creators kill LinkedIn?
The aperitif brand that Big Booze did kill
Bama Rush, obviously
Plus everything I’m buying, reading, loving, etc. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for reading.