Elden Ring Goes Hard, However The Fashion Goes More Durable

One of the primary examples of how TikTok drove a quick-passing aesthetic pattern was the coinage of the “VSCO girl” in 2019, which focused teen girls who wore oversized T-shirts and carried around Hydroflasks. What wasn’t clear on the time, though, before the pandemic and earlier than TikTok had calcified into the cultural powerhouse it is now, was that the VSCO lady aesthetic, together with its counterpart, the e-girl, had been simply two branches of the same tree. It’s not necessarily that TikTok “invented” them, per se — many styles in style on TikTok received their names from Tumblr — but the TikTok machine packaged them into legible aesthetics, then elevated them to mainstream consciousness. Bhandarkar expressed disappointment about the Censor Board for Film Certification’s decision to grant the movie an “A” certificate—meant for viewers 18 years or older—instead of the “U/A” certificate that he had anticipated. His earlier movies …

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