I don't have to tell you this year has been rough. I'd list all of the atrocities we've experienced as Americans and as people in general, but they're already consistently on our minds so why drive the knife in deeper? Instead, I prefer to focus on the good. Without further ado, here's a list of things that happened this year that actually made people happy:
1. The Weeknd's "I Feel It Coming"
Although "Starboy" is decent, I feel that this banger from Abel is completely underrated. "I Feel It Coming" is so achingly beautiful it makes me want to cry, yet it's funky enough to make me want to get on the dance floor. If you haven't listened yet, you need to.
2. Demna Gvasalia's Balenciaga
This is a dream come true for connoisseurs of high-to-low fashion like myself. When I found out there would be a new head of Balenciaga, I was understandably nervous. This is one of the oldest fashion houses in history and it has an incredible legacy to live up to; in other words, not just ANYONE can head it. However, there was never a better choice than Demna Gvasalia. I've been following his groundbreaking Vetements since it debuted and his eye for eccentricity, androgyny, and simplistic beauty has blended perfectly with the high-fashion aesthetic of Balenciaga.