Trend Alert!

3.24.2005

By Out.com Editors

Green Apple is the new Raspberry

All of you Boozy Suzies keep your eyes open and tumblers empty for the next flavor to hit the spirits market'green apple. This month, Bacardi adds Bacardi Big Apple to their flavored rum list, and VOX introduces a green apple vodka in early April. Wonder if a green apple cocktail a day also keeps the doctor away?

Safari is the new Floral Print

Safari shirts'and safari jackets for that matter'are big this spring, replacing those floral print shirts that Gucci and Tommy Hilfiger were peddling last year. Oatmeal, khaki, and navy solids from John Varvatos, Ralph Lauren, et al are a welcome change from all those busy flower colors.

Trans Fat is the new Net Carb

Food labeling is out of control these days in its complete dismantling of the 'ignorance is bliss' defense for indulging in unhealthy food. Fifty net carbs for those doughnuts? We can pretend that it actually says five and convince ourselves that we'll sweat it off. But 'three grams of trans fat' in HUGE RED TYPE is a heart attack waiting to happen and must be taken seriously! Maybe we should say the FDA is the new KGB.

Bonus:

Trench-er-men

The classic trench coat'made famous in such movies as Casablanca'is about to make a big style comeback for spring, as hip-hop videos are about to sport the look. Don't expect the full-length version, though, which looks a little old-school, and like something your grandfather would wear. Instead, it's the modified, knee-length version that's on stylemaker's It Lists. Among the companies making the item is A/X, which has a cotton version available in black at www.armaniexchange.com.

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