Clothes Not Drugs

Sunday Styles reports that cocaine is newly fashionable. As far as we can tell, any time Sunday Styles hypes a trend, it comes at the end of the wav
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Sunday Styles reports that cocaine is newly fashionable. As far as we can tell, any time Sunday Styles hypes a trend, it comes at the end of the wav
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Sunday Styles reports that cocaine is newly fashionable. As far as we can tell, any time Sunday Styles hypes a trend, it comes at the end of the wave (see also: Bill Cunningham's photo report on leggings in October). "The come-ons in the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist last week — or any week — are as plentiful as they are obvious (and cheesy). Using a variety of euphemisms that have been around since Jay McInerney wrote about Bolivian Marching Powder, posters invite others to join them for a line or a lost weekend fueled by cocaine." OK, so Kate Moss still has the "Cocaine Kate" images lingering on Google, and Ryzik dug up some Craigslist posters desperate to trade coke for the sexual vagaries of "casual encounters," but does coke really have a newfound caché, and more importantly - as author Melena Ryzik suggests, do drugs follow fashions? If so, wouldn't we be seeing a return of LSD and ecstasy in line with the styles of back-to-the-land style NYC hipsters and London's night life nu-rave insanity? Or maybe quaaludes? (editor's note: at this, Faran gasps and goes, "Like in Almost Famous!") Do you need drugs to match your outfits? Where does "lifestyle" fashion end? --ALISON COOL