Vintage Raf and Cheap Surgery
"sameness is no longer a taboo"
Taylor Swift fans are offering hundreds of dollars for NYU grad tickets; Charli D'Amelio will be starring in a new thriller Home School; twinning — yes, twinning — is trending; and can flip flops ever be cool?
TIKTOK’S WILDLY POPULAR DIRTY SODA IS STRANGELY COMPELLING, eater
Soda’s cool again. But not just any soda, dirty soda, which is fountain sodas spiked with cream, flavored syrups, and other add-ins.
The genesis of the current TikTok trend can be linked to Gen Z musician Olivia Rodrigo, who posted a photo with a cup from Utah chain Swig in December 2021. Just a few months later, TikTok is now replete with more than 700,000 mentions of the #dirtysoda hashtag, most of which accompany videos of creators showing viewers how to make their own dirty sodas at home.
DAIRY GIANT DECRIES VEGAN 'CANCEL CULTURE,' SAYS GEN Z IS 'ASHAMED TO ORDER DAIRY IN PUBLIC', gizmodo
Apparently the memo about hot girls loving whole milk hasn’t made it to the UK yet. A dairy giant out of Denmark claims almost half of Gen Z respondents are “ashamed to order dairy in public in front of their peers,” and while 70% of Gen Z-ers would like to keep eating dairy, an “alarming” 57% plan to take dairy out of their diets in the next year.
‘WHO IS GOING TO SAY NO TO FREE LIPS?’ INFLUENCERS RECKON WITH PRICE OF CHEAP SURGERY, nbcnews
Awnuh, 19, has undergone a variety of cosmetic procedures: cheek filler, lip filler, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty. Her online popularity has soared, particularly on TikTok, where she posts about her physical transformation and her 60-plus tattoos to more than 415,000 followers.
THE FIGHT FOR THE FASHION ARCHIVE: BRANDS, COLLECTORS AND GEN Z FACE OFF, voguebusiness
These days, “finding vintage Raf Simons pieces or early 2000s John Galliano-designer Dior might also be perceived as more impressive than queuing for the latest Burberry and Supreme drop,” as many young people share their finds on TikTok with the hashtag #ArchiveFashion (over 251 million views and counting).
88% OF ADULTS SUPPORT REQUIRING PERSONAL FINANCE EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOL, SURVEY FINDS, cnbc
Great, now do sex ed.
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