Elodie Fiers  Media AnalystParis, FranceTell me about what you’re wearing. The sweater is vintage from Etsy—it was a gift. The collar’s from Zara, and it cost around $30. I got the necklace for $2 from a flea market, and the skirt’s from American Apparel, it was about $55. The tights were about $6, and the shoes are Valentino; they were a gift from my boyfriend. The tote is from Etsy, by an illustrator named Julia Pott. How would you describe your ... Read More
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 GIRLS: #65Bell Tower With sun, sand, and ridiculously adorable koalas, there’s a whole lot to love about Australia. Most tourists hit the country’s major travel destinations, like Melbourne, Sydney, or the Gold Coast. And while those places are fun, the insider’s gem is Perth. Located in Western Australia, this coastal city has a population of 1.9 million people, and killer vistas: go west and you’ll be swimming in ... Read More
Growing up, I thought the only way to make hot chocolate was to pull a packet out of the box, add hot water (or milk), and stir. Making it “gourmet” meant adding marshmallows—the large ones, since my mom was too cheap to splurge on the mini kind. I only found out hot chocolate could be made another way by accident. After making myself sick gorging on Halloween candy, I decided to try another method of ingesting my bounty, so I melted a cut-up Hershey bar in ... Read More
At 17, Tavi Gevinson already has a long list of titles: writer (she’s been blogging since she was 11), editor (she runs Rookie, the best Web site for teen girls ever), speaker (her TED talk has more than half a million YouTube views), actor (she recently made her feature-film debut in Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said), and, oh yeah, high school student (she’s finishing up her senior year). She’s also a book editor—Rookie Yearbook Two is the second ... Read More
This may seem an unlikely forum in which to examine manhood as something to aim for, but let’s remember that every man on the planet owes his existence to a woman. Recently, the only dude I’ve ever given birth to turned 13. To celebrate his Not Mitzvah, I invited various adults in his orbit to contribute to a homemade instructional book, titled Be A Man! Flip through it, and you’ll see input from various friends regarding male qualities they find most ... Read More
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