It’s hard to believe that a year ago I didn’t know One Direction existed. That I lived in the same world as Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis TomlinsonÂ and Niall HoranÂ and I didn’t even know them, let alone know enough to stalk their respective girlfriends.
But now I know them and I love them and I blush at how easily I can rattle off all their names to my friends. While we’re obsessed with the boy band at Crushable, I’ve sadly learned that most people my age aren’t quite as enamored with them. In fact, (prepare for a large gasp), some of them don’t even know who are or why I can belt out all the words to “What Makes You Beautiful” when it starts playing in CVS.
However that all ends right now and right here. One Direction is featured in theÂ DecemberÂ issue of British VogueÂ in a black-and-white photo, which I believeÂ marks their first official foray into the adult world. Won’t be so easy for everyone to ignore them now, will it? WILL IT?!? Cue sinister, but excited laugh.
Seriously even the most pop-culture-illiterate adults know a black-and-white photo in VogueÂ means business.
So for everyone out there who’s reading this, but remains determined to ignore the name Harry Styles, stop. Stop right now. You’re only going to feel silly in 2013 when these boys are showing up everywhere. And I do mean everywhere. Not just on MTVÂ and not just on the pages of Seventeen, but in major publications.
Why, I wouldn’t be surprised if The New York TimesÂ featured them on the front page before Thanksgiving. However that doesn’t mean you should getÂ overwhelmedÂ by their invasion into the adult world, just know that they’re here to stay and it’s in your best interest to start getting to know them.
Or at the very least, start getting to know Harry Styles’ hair.