The Trend Index

Guilty Pleasure

Out Seamy, tawdry, time-wasting celebrity biographies and tell-alls

In Popjustice Idols books: These stylish, ironic cartoon bios of pop stars from Elton to Britney are hot sellers at Colette in Paris.

NYC’s Favorite Diet-Conscious Dessert

Out Icy, airy (but, we admit, occasionally satisfying) diet ice creams such as Tasti D-Lite

In Creamy and seemingly more indulgent new frozen yogurt alternatives Pinkberry and Yolato


Out Those disposable, embarrassingly ubiquitous luxury-brand shopping bags

In Avant-garde designer Anya Hindmarch’s tote, which reads I’M NOT A PLASTIC BAG—there’s already a wait list for its U.S. debut this summer.


Out Hotels creating their own scents to spray in rooms and lobbies

In Spritzing your favorite room spray—ours is Jo Malone’s Scent Surround in Acqua di Limone—on hotel linens