The Over-the-Top Milkshake Trend Isn’t Over and We Couldn’t Be Happier

03/04/2016 at 06:52 PM ET


Crazy-amazing milkshakes are taking over the world! Really.

We were first introduced to outrageous milkshakes back in July when photos of Australia’s own “The Freakshow” milkshakes started popping up everywhere — and boy, were they something to ogle. After composing ourselves, we were once again blown away in January when a New York City eatery decided to give the overflowing milkshake trend a try.

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Now, London is getting in on the super-sweet action with their Freakshakes, which is inspired by Australia’s delicious gem, and are currently being sold at Molly Bakes bakery.

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These babies, which are filled to the brim with actual — well — milkshake, are topped with whole cookies, brownies and/or thick-cut marshmallows. Much like the overflowing milkshakes that preceded these London-based beauties, Freakshakes are guaranteed to satisfy the most serious of dessert cravings. They also might just set you back on your fitness goals, but let’s be real: insane milkshakes > a toned bod.

Suddenly, our to-do list includes one necessary bullet point: Book a trip to London, stat.

—Grace Gavilanes

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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