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Rated Reads this week dives into the reality behind celebrity fashion endorsements and the age of the Manic Pixie Dream Boyfriend.
A post from one of the world’s biggest celebs may thrust a burgeoning brand into the spotlight, but for many young designers, a post from Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner or Emma Chamberlain is not all it seems. Dazed takes a look behind the curtain to reveal at the unexpected attention that can befall on fashion designers who are often one-man-bands.
Enter the Manic Pixie Dream Boyfriend, which i-D writes is “the kind of man irresistible to goal-orientated, career driven women, who need a break from obsessing about hitting their life markers, one of which is dating the men they feel they are “supposed” to be dating”. Just look at the recent slew of PDA-obsessed couples: Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly; Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker; Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson.
Are you sick of manbuns, Harry Potter (sorry), meme accounts, rose gold, cereal cafes, Urban Dictionary and every other specifically Millennial things? Looks like Vice is too, and they’ve made a Buzzfeed-style list of all the things we need to leave in the past as we look towards 2022 (oh god, already?!).
Cast your mind back to 2005. A blue amphibian with its lower half exposed reigned supreme over the Top 20 charts for FIVE. WEEKS. First sold as a ringtone, his catchphrase, “Rring ding ding ding baa baa” swept not just the nation but went to #1 in 23 countries. The Guardian examines the rise of Crazy Frog and whether the concept is ready for a comeback. More importantly, is the world ready?