It's not anything new, but it is making a public comeback - more and more men are proudly painting their nails. Whether it's keeping up with the fashion or defiant self-expression, nail art is no longer exclusive to feminine identity. Actors, rappers, and rockstars alike are donning a fresh set. It's hard to deny that male nail art is resurging. Just look at the Met Gala this year, where mainstream celebrities like Harry Styles donned a turquoise and black gel mani. Or Jared Leto's frequent paparazzi sightings catch him with varying bright licks of a coat. Take a look at the men who are defying double standards, and how they're going about enamel art.
The rise of thrifting; we've all been witness to it. What was once a shameful secret is now a booming business with a considerable future. Buying second hand-clothes has been a way to repurpose someone's unwanted items where they are new and interesting to another. Thrifting also allows you to discover the original vintage items you would otherwise try to raid your mom's closet for. Online consignment and thrift store ThredUp predicts that the sector could swell up to $51 billion by 2023, over double than its worth in 2018. And this popularity surge in used clothes is good news for the planet, as less demand for new and "fast" fashion means a reduction in the environmental impact.
You can be sure that weird things happen all the time in the city that never sleeps. Luckily for us, some of those moments have been captured by locals and tourists alike. Take a look at some of the funny and unique occurrences that take place in the Big City. One thing's for sure - expect the unexpected. Whether you've only encountered New York through Film and TV or you're a neighborhood local, these instances are sure to leave you scratching your head. But that's all part of the charm behind the Big Apple. Feel the spirit of NYC and find out what makes this place so one of a kind.
There's nothing like looking through old photos to rekindle all those fond Christmas memories. Considered to be the most magical time of year, we gather with our loved ones to enjoy some quality time, good food, and gifts. But how were we celebrating before smart TVs and Alexa? Take a look at vintage photos of how we used to enjoy the Yuletide season. Without the distraction of modern technology, we're seeing if Christmas past is beyond comparison to today's world.
In light of much political and social unrest in Hong Kong, visual art is acting as an outlet for expression and a force for uniting a community. "Seek truth from facts;" once a Chinese philosophical statement, it was adopted by Mao as he encouraged the nation to "emancipate" their minds. Its relevance has circled back around amidst mass dissatisfaction in the country, as the public come together to protest undemocratic practices. "Recent incidences have really demonstrated the amazing tenacity, unity, and integrity of the Hong Kong people, and I have never been so proud to count myself as one of them," claims artist Oliver Chang. While a large proportion of Hong Kong's citizens fight for their freedoms and rights, there is a solace to be found in the voice of the community. Take a look at some of the visual art coming out of the rebellion movement.
The term "hyper-realism" emerged in the '70s as a descriptive for the super-realistic works of art and sculpture that was growing in resurgence. Today, hyper-realistic artists are using their jaw-dropping skills to create works of art that supersede details seen by the naked eye. There are a few sculptors that have been pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved, using a variety of materials and a boat-load of patience to execute their ideas flawlessly. Take a look at the must-know contemporary artists that are challenging people's perception of reality with their exceptional talent.
Christmas brings to mind quality family time, gifts from loved ones, and good food. But for some living on the other end of the spectrum, the festive season brings more than a stuffed stocking. Some of the wealthiest young people in the world have taken to social media to show off their indulgent and extravagant holiday celebrations. For whatever reason they found themselves in the coveted position, we at least get to peek inside their life during a time of celebration. And, perhaps expectedly, these youngsters just don't know when to call it quits. Take a look at the excessive things rich youngsters get up to and decide for yourself whether or not their festivities are all style and no substance.
Kanye's certainly created something of a running meme with his controversial fashion line Yeezy, and his footwear collaboration with Adidas has been no exception to public scrutiny. In light of Paris Fashion Week, people are ever-more curious as to what lies in store for his line. You'll be all too familiar with the Adidas Yeezy Boost sneaker and it's signature textile fit, but you'll likely not be aware of the leaked information about what's to come! At Popular Everything, we're bringing you the 2020 prospective for Yeezy footwear - sure to be accompanied by a hefty price tag!
Dismissed by some as simply a millennial's pipe dream, there are people of all ages opting for alternative living in a tiny space on wheels. For some, it's their answer to a rise in house prices; to others, it grants them the freedom to travel. Regardless of their reasons, more and more individuals, couples and families are finding that life on the road is perfectly suiting their needs. Internet accessibility has led to a degree of connectivity among owners of traveling homes like never before. Now, people are able to share, swap stories, and advise fellow van dwellers, in a community that grows day by day. Take a look at the resourceful people who have thrown themselves into this alternative lifestyle!
You might not know it yet, but you've likely had many run-ins with the concept of Afrofuturism. At Popular Everything, we're bringing you a necessary overview of the philosophy and aesthetic whose growing interest sees it further represented across the spectrum and acknowledged as important. Music, fashion, art, and film - Afrofuturism has exploded on to the scene of mainstream media and we're grateful it's being seen. Today, it defines conversations or depictions of the African diaspora in a futuristic context. But more than just representing Black people in science fiction, it imagines a future where African/Afrodiasporic culture is celebrated.