Syncing Feelings and Funny Girls
"fashion klossette designer showcase"
Lea Michele to replace Beanie Feldstein in Funny Girl (but you already knew that, right?); Zendaya continues to make Emmys history by…being Zendaya; Pete Davidson and Rachel Sennott are starring in a new A24 horror movie called Bodies Bodies Bodies; and mindfulness in schools does not improve mental health, actually!
THAT SYNCING FEELING: HOW STRANGER THINGS SUPERCHARGED THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, guardian
The impact of “Running Up That Hill” being used in Stranger Things was so great and so unprecedented that even Kate Bush was taken aback, calling it “quite shocking really.” But how did that even happen? Thanks to Stranger Things, syncs — short for “creative synchronisation,” where a song, often a classic that is primed for rediscovery by a younger generation, is placed into a TV show or film — are becoming a bigger part of the music industry than ever.
NETFLIX USER DECLINE IS BEING DRIVEN BY GEN Z WOMEN, MOBILE REPORT FINDS, fastco
Netflix lost 26% (not to be dramatic, but I gasped at this figure) of its Gen Z female users on its mobile app between 2019 and 2022, and even those who have not canceled are watching less. Minutes spent streaming among women 18 to 34 has decreased by 39% since 2019. Probably because they’re all watching The Bear on Hulu.
GEN Z AND MILLENNIALS FEEL THEY’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO AFFORD WHAT THEY WANT IN LIFE, fortune
In the near term, over half of the Dave and Harris Poll survey respondents said they’d likely forgo big-ticket plans, like vacationing or attending weddings or family reunions, because of rising inflation. And for those that are still planning to vacation — about six in 10 respondents — 42% said they’re only able to do so by stretching their budget or going into debt.
ROBLOX LAUNCHES DIGITAL DESIGNER SHOWCASE IN COLLABORATION WITH KARLIE KLOSS, fashionunited
The ‘Fashion Klossette Designer Showcase’ is a centralised hub in Roblox that allows visitors to explore five different pop-up shops featuring community-created fashion collections, each with a different theme and located within varying areas of the platform. Five years ago, when Karlie was a Big Deal among young women — especially young women in STEM — I would have thought this was a Big Deal, but now, I really just don’t know. Feels very “Meta launches Balenciaga” to me.
WHAT ARE THE HOTTEST JEANS STYLES FOR FALL?, sourcingjournal
Are you ready for this because I was not: “Cargo pockets, distressing, low-rise cuts and micro miniskirts are bubbling up as key styles both on the street and the runway.”
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