This season's biggest fashion trend? Why it's the cupcake! Just take a peek at luxury retailer Louis Vuitton's current window display, featuring a chocolate cupcake with sparkly white icing in a gold wrapper.
|Louis Vuitton window display in Century City|
|Swarovski Crystal Society 25th anniversary celebration in Century City|
You'll note not only the glitter in the frosting, but the edible pearls topping each delicious piece. If you are more concerned with how you look than how you dine, perhaps a trip to kate spade is in order.
|kate spade in-store t-shirt display in Century City|
The great cupcake takeover is not limited to the high-end retailers. Ubiquitous bookseller Barnes & Noble is filled with cupcakes at prices more affordable to the commoner. This book of platitudes, journal, and notepad are each less than $10.
|Barnes & Noble themed display in Marina del Rey|
|A selection of the notecards in the same Barnes & Noble|
|Aahs! cupcake-related display in Westwood|
One need not spend a dime to enjoy the cupcake phenomenon. Two industrious girls offered me one of their chocolate cupcakes that they generated in their domicile. Not being a fan of chocolate and having already dined on one of Swarovski's delectable confections, I chose to enjoy my bubble tea sans cupcake.
|Homemade cupcakes spotted in Boba Loca in Westwood|
|Seventy Arniotis's photo spread in Inked, March 2012|
As I encountered all of these cupcake instances over the course of one day, I must wonder where the pervasive cupcake will next appear? I can only hope it is in front of me, preferably in a scrumptious form.