Killing The Microtrend Monster

source: chaukareaul, lisa says gah, reformation, adobe by Altea The microtrend monster – the modern fashion scourge. As addicting as it is harmful, it has half the fashion conscious world aggressively buying up certain pieces of clothing, only for them to be scrapped entirely within a few months. Traditionally, popular pieces go in and outContinue reading “Killing The Microtrend Monster”

SOUR Review

Disclaimer: Any opinion expressed here is my own. I am not a professional musician or producer, and I am not a professional music reviewer. I just happen to really like music and want to share that love with anyone that will listen. So don’t take anything I say too seriously.  When drivers license came out,Continue reading “SOUR Review”

The Love Triangle Industrial Complex

Teen-fiction rom-coms are rife with every romantic movie trope you could possibly think of. Enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, fake dating (one of my personal favorites) – you name it; it’s been done. But no trope has been used for all it is worth quite like the love triangle trope. It seems like amidstContinue reading “The Love Triangle Industrial Complex”

Popular Relationship Tropes

by Altea Media is peppered with various romance tropes: second chance, enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, love triangle, fake dating, soulmates, etc. These tropes usually appeal to a wide audience, tugging at pretty much everyone’s heartstrings. But what’s most interesting about them is that they can be applied to so many different characters, settings,Continue reading “Popular Relationship Tropes”

The Idealization of High School Relationships

The quintessential high school relationship. We’ve seen it many times starting in youth, first likely in TV shows showing the ever ‘realistic high school experience’. But it’s a special irony that the shows geared towards pre-tweens show the most realistic and healthy high school relationships, especially when compared to those targeted to a population thatContinue reading “The Idealization of High School Relationships”

P&P: The Perfect Romance

via Pride and Prejudice by Stella Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a classic. The story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy has captivated hearts across generations. I myself, part of Gen Z, was introduced to the book by my grandma who is part of The Silent Generation. Its movie and show adaptations are alsoContinue reading “P&P: The Perfect Romance”

So, What Exactly is Hyperpop?

via Zoe Axelrod Over the years, pop music has become synonymous with popular music. While mainstream pop has gone through many iterations, from the futuristic and glamorous pop of the 2000s to the more electronic pop of the mid and late 2010s, there is no doubt of the genre’s staying power. But,  every action hasContinue reading “So, What Exactly is Hyperpop?”

Demi’s Devilish Tale

via YouTube CW: Mentions of eating disorders, sexual assault, rape, addiction and an overdose. Demi Lovato has had quite the life, to say the least. She grew up under the spotlight; starring in Barney and Friends as a young child, then emerging at the forefront of the Golden Age of Disney Channel as a teenager,Continue reading “Demi’s Devilish Tale”

Alternatives to Jeans

via Top Trends Guide by Altea & Shreya Hello budding fashionistas, after a brief (but excruciatingly painful) hiatus from writing together, it’s our pleasure to announce that we’re back. During this hiatus, the direction of the fashion world has changed considerably, as summer trends are beginning to emerge. Let’s face it, friends, everyone and theirContinue reading “Alternatives to Jeans”

The Inner Workings of the Patriarchy

via Redilon on DeviantArt TikTok is filled with prank videos consisting of heterosexual relationships, in which the woman somehow “defies” the man, or otherwise implies that he doesn’t control/own her. One of my favorite disgusting examples of this is the hand on the thigh prank. A couple is in the car, and the man hasContinue reading “The Inner Workings of the Patriarchy”