Girls Who Start Menstruating Early Are More Likely To Suffer From Depression

I got my first period when I was 12 about to turn 13. I, of course, felt like I was the last one. My friends Annie and Sarah both got their periods before me and, I swear, it bonded them in a way that made me insanely jealous. I wanted blood to flow out of my vagina too! I wanted Kirk Cameron to respond to my fan mail and I wanted to be a woman, dammit. When it finally happened, it didn’t take long for me to realize that having your period is basically a complete bummer. And it’s especially a bummer for girls who get their first visit from Aunt Flow at a younger age. According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, a survey of 2,000 girls found that those who got their first visit from Aunt Flo before the age of 13-and-a-half were more likely to suffer from depression than girls who got their periods later. This is likely because menstruation comes as part of the package deal known as PUBERTY and puberty sucks. And if you’re going through puberty before other kids your age, well, that’s even crappier. “Early maturing girls may feel isolated, and faced with demands which they are not emotionally prepared for,” said Bristol University research Dr. Carol Joinson. There isn’t a conclusive link, however, between girls who got their periods early and depression in adulthood, but I’m pretty sure I can blame my mental issues on my hippie mom making me wear pads instead of tampons. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Video Of Tom Ford’s Spring 2011 Fashion Show

The presentation of Tom Ford’s spring/summer 2011 collection was the most buzzed about fashion show during New York Fashion Week. It was a star-studded affair, but was also extremely exclusive. Only one photographer was allowed to snap photos during the show, so only the fashion elite has seen the glamorous fashions until now. See Beyonce, Chanel Iman, Carolyn Murphy, Lauren Hutton, and several other A-listers strut their stuff in a video of the show. Keep reading »

9 Highly Inappropriate Toys For Kids

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Not on the bestseller list at Toys R’ Us this holiday season: “SpongeBob Squarepants Bikini Bottom Groom & Go!” Seriously? A pubic grooming kit for toddlers? Just ain’t right. Why not just call it a barber shop? Sounds way more appropriate for bath time fun. Click through to see more products you probably don’t want your kids to play with. [The Gloss]

How The “It-Bag” Is Made

“The It Bag is a totally marketed bulls**t crap. You make a bag, you put all the components in it that you think could work, you send it out to a couple of celebrities, you get the paparazzi to shoot just when they walk out of their house. You sell that to the cheap tabloids, and you say in a magazine that there’s a waiting list. And you run an ad campaign at the same time. I don’t believe that’s how you make something that’s lasting — that becomes iconic as a design.”

– Tomas Maier, creative director of Bottega Veneta, explains to the New Yorker how designers create a buzz for their handbags. [Racked] Keep reading »

I’ll Go Commando Before I’ll Wear $40 Cotton Underwear

I read (and by “read” I mean “look,” as there aren’t many words to begin with) Lucky religiously every month. For the most part, the clothes featured in the magazine are outside my price range (at least at full price), but I always get something out of the issue. I’ll discover a cool new beauty product or get ideas for styling a new outfit out of the clothes I already have. When I cracked open the February 2011 issue of the magazine (with Nicole Richie on the cover), I learned something truly shocking: Some people actually think it makes sense to spend $40 on a single pair of cotton brief underwear. Keep reading »

French Vogue Wants Your Little Girls

It’s not unusual for little girls to have an innocent romp in their moms’ closets every once in a while. But what happens when the closet they’re romping in happens to belong to French Vogue? French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld must have really wanted to go out with a controversial bang. In the latest issue of the fashion magazine, the outgoing editor included a fashion spread–called “Cadeaux,” which means “gift” in French–starring a bevy of way underage girls, all dolled up like come-hither Lolitas. It’s no surprise that young models sell magazines; just look at the latest crop of Eastern European model teenagers for proof. But still, it’s a little unsettling to see a band of 8-year-olds decked out in high-class couture, mimicking older, more experienced women. And what’s really shocking: the designer clothes seem to hug the bodies of these little girls, making us wonder just who these clothes were really made for, anyway. Check out a couple more images from the spread after the jump–and tell us what you think. [Gawker] Keep reading »

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