Hot Rollers and Young Winos
“My For You Page is literally a culmination of everything that I am"
Barbie Ferreira is the newest YSL Beauty ambassador; one of the Sprouse twins (the Riverdale one, not the mead one) has a sunglasses collab with Versace; denim brand Mother drops a Y2K collection that’s pure Gen Z bait; hot rollers are back (thanks to TikTok); and, man, I really need to watch The Tinder Swindler, don't I?
THE WINE BUSINESS SEES A PROBLEM: MILLENNIALS AREN’T DRINKING ENOUGH, nyt
I suspect that as natural wine becomes a bit more widespread — kind of like hazy IPAs took over the market 5 years ago — younger consumers will get into vino more, especially since Gen Z is so wellness-focused, and natural wine has (deserved or not) something of a health halo around it.
THE MORAL QUANDARY OF ‘SLOW FASHION’, nyt
What happens when you’re an influencer whose “brand” revolves around “slow fashion,” but you have to consume in order to keep up the content? Isabel Slone asks the hard questions.
The irony of the messaging within this social media niche is hardly lost on the influencers. Beth Rogers, 27, described the crux of sustainable fashion influencing as “the desire to divest from capitalism and overconsumption while at the same time having to participate in it.”
IT'S OFFICIAL: J.CREW IS REALLY, TRULY GOOD AGAIN, gq
I've been saying this…! But I'm thrilled to have GQ backing me up here: "J.Crew is goddamn back, people — well ahead of schedule! — and we couldn’t be more stoked about it."
DAVID’S BRIDAL TARGETS THE PROM MARKET WITH NEW JUNIORS PRIVATE LABEL LINE, modernretail
In hopes of earning lifelong customers — specifically, future brides — David’s Bridal is launching an in-house line of formal dresses, with plans to expand to short styles “for graduation, party and casual school dances” later this year.
EXAMINING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SOCIAL-MEDIA ALGORITHMS, thecut
A long read about the complexities of the algorithm that’s worth your time. It kicks off with an anecdote about a 20-year-old who “would rather show you her Notes app before handing over access to her TikTok For You Page. It’s too eerily accurate a virtual mirror, she tells me, one that took hours of scrolling to create.” She feels “like it’s really a reflection of my subconscious thoughts; even things I never say out loud, it will know.”
GEN Z WANTS EMPLOYERS TO TRAIN THEM TO MANAGE THEIR FINANCES, insider
Betterhelp, but for bank accounts: 65% of Gen Z said that employers have a responsibility to help their workers attain and improve their financial wellness.
One last thought: