What’s In, What’s Out: Bridget Jones, angel wings, & Fandango on Facebook

Can’t keep up with what’s in fashion? Check out our handy chart of what’s trending and what’s totally passé.

Hugh Grant and Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones : The Edge of Reason, 2004.

Pop culture

What’s in:

Fandango on Facebook. The movie-ticket powerhouse, no longer content to dominate ticket sales via online purchases and smartphone apps, will now allow movie-goers to buy their tickets on Facebook.

 

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What’s out:

Bridget Jones’ Diary. The daffy heroine of the late ’90s and early 2000s has dithered just a little too long to be funny anymore, says the New York Times.

 

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Tech

What’s in:

Portable cinema headsets. The “MovieMask” promises to give smartphone users a totally immersive movie-watching experience—sans movie theater.

 

 

What’s out:

Earbuds. Apple unveiled its new iPhone 7, and it’s missing a headphone jack. Say hello to “AirPods,” y’all.

 

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Lifestyle

What’s in:

Angel wings. Artist Volha Kotova’s fantastical felt backpacks are practically as light as feathers—and look like them, too.

 

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What’s out:

Giant back-to-school backpacks. Yikes! Studies show bulky book receptacles can cause spine damage.

 

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Fashion

What’s in:

Inclusivity on the catwalk. Nineteen-year-old acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi rocked the runway during New York Fashion Week.

 

Reshma Quereshi on the runway at Fashion Week.

Reshma Qureshi of India walks the runway during the FTL Moda presentation at New York Fashion Week on September 8, 2016. Trevor Collens | Getty Images

 

What’s out:

Sizeism in fashion. Style arbiter Tim Gunn called out American fashion houses for failing to make clothes that fit the average size woman. Make it work, designers.

 

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Flora & fauna

What’s in:

Long necks. Scientists were in for a big surprise when DNA revealed there are actually four distinct species of the stretch-necked mammals.

 

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What’s out:

Caribbean coconuts. Say it ain’t so! Officials have confirmed that coconuts are on the brink of extinction in the Caribbean.

 

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Cuisine

What’s in:

Pizza on demand. Because dreams really do come true, ATMs that dispense pizza are now a thing.

 

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What’s out:

The “five-second” rule. Think twice before brushing off that bagel you just dropped! The “five-second rule” is a myth (that could make you sick).

 

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Design

What’s in:

‘40s-inspired style. Farrow & Ball’s dreamy new 1940s’-esque wallpaper collection has officially launched—swoon.

 

Farrow and Ball’s 1940s inspired wallpaper

Farrow and Ball’s 1940s’-esque wallpaper collection. Photo courtesy of Farrow and Ball

 

What’s out:

Taxidermy art. The whole “taxidermy chic” vibe is now being deemed passé by interior designers.

 

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Mahogany table and blue leather chairs in dining room with assorted taxidermy specimens. Andreas von Einsiedel | Getty Images

Social media

What’s in:

Personalized emoji. Three winners of the “Become an Emoji” contest will have their likeness immortalized by emoticon.

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What’s out:

Facebook’s new “trending” algorithm. Public opinion of the social media site took a turn when its trending sidebar promoted a 9/11 hoax.

 

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Business

What’s in:

Co-working. Communal work spaces are on the rise, giving telecommuters and start-up geeks a reason to get out of their PJs.

 

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Communal work space CoCo in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy of CoCo

 

What’s out:

The Honest Company. Got a couple billion dollars lying around? Jessica Alba’s Honest Company may soon be looking for a buyer.

 

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Jessica Alba attends The Honest Company at Target one-year anniversary event on April 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Stefanie Keenan | Getty Images

Health

What’s in:

Sweat equity. Quite literally—a new report reveals that people who exercise regularly save $2,500 on average in annual healthcare costs.

 

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What’s out:

Antibacterial soap. The FDA has ruled that antibacterial soap doesn’t work any better than regular soap, and it may even be unsafe.

 

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Julie Sprankles
Julie Sprankles

Julie is an entertainment and lifestyle writer living in the coastal mecca of Charleston, SC. When she isn’t wordsmithing, she can be found DIY-ing any inanimate object in her reach, watching campy SyFy creature features, and trying to convince the tiny humans residing in her home to clean their rooms.

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