London Fashion Week took a somber tone this season. Shades of dark, crimson red reminiscent of the recent Emmy award-winning show, The Handmaid’s Tale made a big splash in several designer collections including Marques’ Almeida, Emporio Armani, and Hussein Chalayan. This color might be the designers’ visual commentary on the rampant terrorist violence that had occurred in London and the greater U.K. within the last year, with the latest incident taking place on the very first day of LFW.
Fergie is pulling an Xtina. Some trends die hard, particularly those that were born in the early 2000s. The singer went full-on Christina Aguilera circa “Dirrty,” with two-tone blond and brown chunks scattered throughout her lob.
As smaller players challenge fast-food chains like McDonald’s and Burger King, they’re fighting to set themselves apart by describing their food as “fast-casual,” “fine casual,” “fast crafted” and even “fan food.” That’s even though they follow the same basic format: People standing in a line to order and pay a cashier for their food.
New year, new trends. As 2015 draws to a close, we’ve taken a look at all of the foods and restaurant trends we’ll be seeing a lot of next year. From fresh takes on bright, healthful fare to exotic Pacific and Asian influences, these are the things that will be dominating the food scene — and your diet — in 2016.
This week, Instagram celebrated its 5th birthday. In that short time, it’s given us so much — not least of all countless hours of inspiration-slash-distraction (inspirtraction?) and a worrying tendency to see the world in squares. It’s also, of course, our favorite format for #humblebragging.
Fashion Week is ostensibly about the clothes, but let’s be real—come next season you’ll be splurging on the shoes and the bags.
Photo: Getty Images Purchasing the season’s hottest accessory used to be a fairly pleasant experience: Seek out that must-have bag or pair of shoes or earrings, swipe your card (or type in the digits), and voila! You were instantly cool. But not anymore. Nipple piercings are nothing new. Kendall Jenner Wore a sheer dress to the 2015 ESPYs. Photo: Getty Images Over the last half year, three headline-grabbing teens have gone under the needle: First Children Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and most recently, model and equine enthusiast Bella Hadid.
Have you ever been seated at "the ultimate frisbee" at a restaurant? Can both of your entrees AND side dishes fit on this goofy discus masquerading as a table?
Although the biggest food fad of the year 2000 might’ve been hoarding bottled water, the turn of the millennium held many more trends that are still relevant 15 years later. Here they are.
Everyone’s experienced menu option overload, whether it’s at a chain such as The Cheesecake Factory —where the lengthy bill of fare takes you from cheesecake to chops to Chinese chicken salad—or the local Italian red sauce joint. But although restaurant menus have spent the last few decades expanding, there’s recently been a shift away from these mind-boggling lists of options, the Washington Post reports.
It might be hard to remember a time when kale salads and roasted Brussels sprouts weren't on every menu, but Alex Guarnaschelli helped us break down the trends of the last few decades, from fondue to cupcakes.
The folks at the hole-in-the-wall burger joint where you’re a regular probably don’t care how much money you make, what type of wine you always order, or How Much of A Bigshot You Are. But an attentive restaurant—one with a publicist, or a Twitter account, or a few stars from a major newspaper—sure might. As we’re reminded by Australian site GoodFood in a story about the phenomenon, everything from your birthday to your tipping behavior is being chronicled by all sorts of restaurants, all the time. Do you let an online service such as OpenTable gather all sorts of data on you (including no-shows, tsk-tsk)? Or do you ping a place on Twitter, Foursquare or Facebook before coming in?