As we have previously discussed, Alec Baldwin recently became engaged to “yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas,” a woman many years his junior. And this past weekend, they followed through on said engagement by getting married in New York City. I’m not sure why writers insist on throwing “yoga instructor” into each and every reference to her like it’s some sort of insult–my body rejects yoga like it’s ipecac, so I view anyone who’s mastered it as some sort of insanely pain and boredom tolerant god-being–but one thing I am sure of is that Alec Baldwin’s 16-year-old daughter (with previous wife Kim Basinger) Ireland Baldwin sure looked sulky in some photos taken of the new family the next day. Come along with me, and let’s invade the privacy of a teenager’s brain. Just kidding, let’s only pretend to. I’m not a complete monster, only a bit of one. More
Prom is a formal event for high school students that takes place near the end of senior year… but it’s so much more than that. Prom is also a very important event in a young woman’s life. You might say it’s the most important thing she ever does (besides get married, obviously).
Here’s a true testament to the massive significance of prom: I know everything about it and I didn’t even go*. Prom’s influence is so far-reaching, so pervasive, so unquantifiable that I know pretty much all there is to know about it, thanks to pop culture. Here, I’ve helpfully narrowed down the 10 most important things about prom in one helpful Illustrated Guide. More
Justin Timberlake has a feature in the May issue of Details, in which he admits a little wrongdoing on his fashion decisions as a teenager. More
You know what never goes out of style? Comfort. More
What with all the nostalgia surrounding the rerelease of Titanic, Gloss EIC Jennifer Wright decided to revisit another cornerstone of her teen years: Daria. Unfortunately, the experience of watching now wasn’t quite how she remembered. Here, she and Deputy editor Ashley Cardiff discuss teen angst, Holden Caulfield and how the things you liked as a teenager were dumb. More
An eighteen year old boy was caught outside a sex shop in Sweden trying to steal a nipple chain. With his pants. More
Marc Jacobs unwittingly made a very good case for increased government regulation of the fashion industry today with his flippant response to a piece on his (and others’) refusal to pay models fairly for their work. Here’s how it went down. More
Our favorite angsty blonde fashion disaster Taylor Momsen has a super pervy cover of FHM for March–they might as well have included a shrieking countdown to announce her 18th birthday and the removal of her pants.
Have you ever spent time fantasizing about how you’d do in a crime-type situation? I have, and in my fantasies, I always lose. I curl up into the fetal position on the ground and offer my assailant all of my money, my ATM password, and the keys to my roommate’s car, just please don’t hurt me, Mr. Scary Mugger Man. But when I actually found myself menaced by some unsavory young people, it didn’t play out that way at all, and that’s why I’m writing this boast post. More
Superstar blogger and eerily poised 15-year-old Tavi Gevinson sat down with the BBC in her bedroom to discuss, among other things, her online magazine Rookie, her famous fans (Miranda July, Courtney Love) and how she started a blog. One of the more striking insights comes up when she’s asked about her age and the industry’s relationship with youth. More
I kind of feel like Dakota Fanning is currently engaged in an extended game of “good touch, bad touch” with the whole entire world. More
Today, we learned about how 17-year-old Courtney Stodden‘s “crazy” days are filled with waking up at noon, putting on sexy outfits, and making a mocha for herself while 51-year-old husband Doug Hutchinson cleans up after her. Stodden is delighted with the situation, of course, because she is a teenager. Anyway, editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff decided to discuss the merits of infantilizing your significant other. Ashley will be the voice of reason and Jennifer will be saddled with the opposition. She is putting her hair in pigtails as we speak. More