Earlier this week, Seventeen magazine, on the urging of thousands of readers, pledged to stop airbrushing and Photoshopping the girls in its pages. The move was in part due to the work of 14-year-old high-schooler Julia Bluhm, who launched a petition encouraging the mag to show what girls really look like. Keep reading »
Out promoting “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield cover the August issue of Teen Vogue.
Andrew Garfield’s first impression of Emma Stone:
“It was like I woke up when she came in. She was the last person to screen-test, and I was so bored of it by then that I was mucking about—I’d been pretending I was Tom Hanks or Seth Rogen. And then she came in, and it was like diving into white-water rapids and having no desire to hang on to the side. Throughout shooting, it was wild and exciting. I couldn’t help but try to stay with her, keep pace with her, and not let her get away. [Laughs] Like an animal preying on a smaller animal, but a wily smaller animal.”
Read more quotes and see a bunch of photos from the shoot here!
Our favorite character on MTV’s series “The City” was never super saccharine Whitney Port or hyper-villainous Olivia Palermo–it was Elle PR head Erin Kaplan. Kaplan’s side-eye glare and over-boiled frustration said what we all felt about Palermo’s conniving ways. Well, now she’s got a new gig — as head PR honcho at Teen Vogue. The switch over to Vogue‘s younger sis publication comes on the heels of talk that Teen Vogue may be debuting a reality series of its own. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Freelance writing may have dried up for a lot of journalists, but the well has not yet run dry for Tavi. The 14-year-old fashion blogger got a gig a million girls would die for interviewing Gwen Stefani about her L.A.M.B. line for Teen Vogue! Writing in the February issue, Tavi initially revealed herself to be wary of celebrity-designed lines. “I can’t say I’m enthusiastic about the recent celebrity-turned-designer trend. In fact, I’m a skeptic,” she wrote. “Too often I feel people are expected to drop a couple hundred dollars just because X celebrity was good in Y sitcom, thus somehow making X’s design abilities top-notch.” Agreed. (Sorry, LiLo, but your products suck.) Keep reading »
Forget the must-have IT bag of the season; Teen Vogue has discovered the ultimate trend of the moment — a gay best friend or GBF. The teenybopper glossy has uncovered shocking, groundbreaking news: Girls like to hang out with boys who can dress well, are slightly snarky, will tell you exactly what they think of your outfit, and have a great sense of humor. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve had gay best friends my entire life (and they haven’t all fit the perfect gay mold that the mag describes), so I certainly wouldn’t considering this a new “thing.” But thanks to shows like “Glee” and “Ugly Betty,” the GBF has caught the attention of a younger generation, and 15-year-olds all over have discovered the joys of having their own gay best friends. Putting aside, for a sec, that GBFs are a) not new and b) people not accessories, here’s an interesting twist on this non-story: the rise of the in-demand GBFs. Keep reading »
On a monthly basis, Teen Vogue editors dish out their advice on fashion, beauty, and shopping through the glossy pages of the magazine, but it seems the style mavens aren’t happy with just relying on their words to express their knowledge. So, the glossy just launched Teen Vogue‘s Haute Spot, a pop-up store in upscale malls, which provides private, personalized meetings with staffers to talk about makeup, hair and style services. Priced at $100 for one hour, customers will have the chance to sit with the ladies (and gents) behind the magazine, as well as makeup artists, to talk all things fashion, and receive one-to-one help regarding their own style and look. The pop-up shop just launched on March 13 at the Westchester mall, but in the years to come, it will become a permanent store. We can see this becoming a huge fad for pre-teen birthday parties. [Media Week] Keep reading »
In Hollywood, a bob is a bob is a bob, which is why Dakota Fanning‘s ‘do in the new Teen Vogue gives us pause. Sure, we feel a little weird fawning over a teenager’s haircut, but this is a look that would work for any age. The key lies in the layers. There are none, see? It’s as if your typical blunt bob was grown out with just a hint of flip at the ends, and it looks sophisticated without being too precious. To get the look, print this pic out and take it to your hairstylist. Or just ask them to keep it mid-length, go easy on the layers, and blow it all out. For DIY-ers, apply Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to damp hair. This cuts down on drying time, smooths, conditions and shines. [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »
Oh my God, look! Models—not celebrities—on the cover of a fashion magazine! And they’re black! November’s Teen Vogue published a fantastic cover story about models Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn, who spoke candidly about the racism in the modeling industry and the competition that results when black models feel there can only be “one black girl.” (Chanel is actually black and Korean—damn, she should have been in our biracial hotties slideshow!) The pair dished to Teen Vogue about the fashion industry’s flat-out racism:
Iman: “You’re being told, ‘So and so is only booking one black girl. It’s either you or Jourdan,’ So we’ll be sitting in the lobby looking at each other like, ‘Okay, I want this job, and she wants it too. Which one of us is going to get it?’”
Dunn: “I remember last season, I was about to go into a casting, and my agent phoned and said, ‘Turn back. They decided they don’t want any black models.’ I was like, ‘They’re actually telling you that’s the reason? Are you serious?!’”
It’d be really cool if this piece got Teen Vogue some attention. But there’s just one teeny-weeny little problem for some folks: 19-year-old Dunn is pregnant with a baby boy, due in December.
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The rise of teen fashion blogger Tavi
continues! And recently, her progress in super-smart-style-awesomeness has multiplied exponentially thanks to her cover on Pop magazine
, and now her blogger participation at Fashion Week
Think all the glitz and fame is going to her head? Teen Vogue caught up with Tavi for a quick interview, and it warmed our hearts to see how humble and independent she remains. Especially when it comes to her outfit—a Miu Miu top (sent by a reader … jealous) with “something that was my mom’s” over it, and then a DIY headpiece made out of guitar straps. Wearing crap on your head, people. It’s in. [TeenVogue.com] Keep reading »
Taylor Momsen is on the September 2009 cover of Teen Vogue. In the accompanying Q&A Taylor proves that while she has a very atypical teen life, she still exhibits the highly-opinionated tone of most teens. Oh yeah, and she successfully insults teens for being teens. Read Taylor’s “gems of wisdom” regarding dating older men, the music industry, and choosing a rock ‘n’ roll style over being a “pretty girl” after the jump. Keep reading »