Would you want to go to your prom on a school night? Sounds strange, right? According to a New York Times article published two days ago, students at Pearl River High School in New York had their prom last night, a decision made by the school's principal to curb after-prom partying.
I remember when I was in high school, I was so excited for my prom. And one of the best parts was going out for breakfast the next day with my friends and reminiscing all weekend long!
Students deserve a break, right? Is it unfair that just because some people decide to get carried away, the school should impose such a drastic change in tradition? Or is it not that big of a deal--Wednesday, Friday, Saturday--so what?
We asked Teen Vogue Facebook and blog fans to sound off:
"...the school might want a tighter clip on the after parties, but if they forbid them, then the parties will only be in more demand..." anclyburn
"My prom is on a Thursday and so is most of my friends schools because its cheaper.
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Would you want to go to your prom on a school night? Sounds strange, right? According to a New York Times article published two days ago, students at Pearl River High School in New York had their prom last night, a decision made by the school's principal to curb after-prom partying.Read More »from Prom on a School Night?
Parents and teens don't always see eye-to-eye about what makes an appropriate and stylish prom dress. However, with revealing dresses flying off the racks this year, parents, teachers and retailers are noticing a disturbing new trend amongst teens, a trend the New York Post has dubbed "slutty chic." The new trend has many young girls purchasing dresses that, well, are leaving them practically bare with up-to-there leg slits, plunging necklines and provocative cut-outs - sometimes all in one dress! Pushing the boundaries at Prom is one thing, and of course, showing a little skin can be sexy, but many feel that these revealing dresses are taking it too far. What do you think? Are these dresses baring too much or is the media overreacting?
If you're searching for a way to stand out at prom without revealing too much, check out our ultimate prom guide with this season's top dress trends, hairstyles and accessories guaranteed to get you lots of attention -- the good kind!
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If you thought scoring one Zac Posen dress for 80 bucks was a bargain, try three. "We made the ruffles detachable, like a Judy Garland apron," says the designer of a fire-engine red strapless number with frilled skirt from his new Target collection. "You can wear it as a skirt over the dress; undo it and drape it over your shoulders à la Cristóbal Balenciaga; or if you don't want any frou, take it off and you have a sexy date dress."
It's not hard to see why Posen is such a ladies' man. The designer has built a career on the kind of dramatic, head-turning dresses that win over Oscar-nominated actresses like Natalie Portman and young up-and-comers alike. One of his current muses is model and equestrian Mavis Spencer. But his Target collection broadens his reach to a whole new set of drama queens-not to mention prom queens. Posen's floor-dusting dress in a color-saturated, abstract print is Target's first-ever gown.
He also revisited some of his own iconic pieces, such as theRead More »from Zac Posen Gowns for Under $100
- Teen Vogue | Work + Money – Mon, Mar 8, 2010 5:07 PM EST
In "The Carrie Diaries," Sex and the City writer Candace Bushnell reveals what Carrie Bradshaw was like in high school, before the days of Mr. Big, Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda, and Manolos. We've got an exclusive excerpt from the SATC prequel, but we've also assembled a quick cheat sheet on what we learned so far about Sarah Jessica Parker's alter ego from our special sneak peek:Read More »from 5 Things You Need to Know About the Young Carrie Bradshaw
1. Carrie was a trendsetter even as a teen: She rocked a pair of vintage white patent-leather go-go boots on her first day of senior year.
2. Carrie was career-minded even at a young age. In the book, she applies to a summer writing seminar at the New School in New York City.
3. Carrie still sticks to her girlfriends. Lali and Maggie take the place of Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda.
4. However, we see hints of Carrie's adult life in the book. One of her classmates is Cynthia Viande: class president, head of the prom committee, and all-star Girl Scout. (Basically, a total Charlotte.) Cynthia's frenemy is
Whether sky-high platforms, or brightly colored flats, clogs are leaving their one-time frumpy image far in the past. Start Spring off on the right foot with this season's essential shoe!
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If you could walk in anyone's shoes, whose would they be? Jane Keltner shops the spring shows and makes a judgment call.Read More »from Watch Your Step in Spring's Shoes
The adage goes that "a picture is worth a thousand words," but if you ask me, shoes can be just as telling. In the eighties, the punks identified themselves with Dr. Martens; skaters do it with Vans. SJP had her Manolos, and the Hollywood crowd loves their Louboutins (cue the J. Lo song). So when an e-mail popped up in my in-box from the magazine Figaro Japon asking me to name my favorite shoes of the season ("Japanese reader love your style!" it read in flattering but broken English), I found myself confronted with the all-important question of whose shoes I want to step into this spring.
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I started by weeding out the definite no's. Alexander McQueen's precariously high cyborg platforms, reminiscent of a Chinese binding shoe, for example, were nixed as a possible death trap (rumor has it, some models even refused to wear
Now that the sun is setting at 5:30 rather than 3:00 PM, I've got spring on the brain! Sure, it's still negative nine-thousand degrees out, and I wouldn't trade my puffy coat right now for a new pair of miu miu platforms (ok, yes I totally would!), but spring break is right around the corner and that means beach fun! So, in anticipation of brighter days, I tapped the waxing guru, Melissa Marques of Giannillo The Salon in NYC for her tips on how to prevent ingrowns!
"To prevent ingrowns, I suggest keeping the skin soft as it helps the hair to break through the skin and not get caught beneath.
- After waxing, avoid tight clothing (like tight jeans/leggings). The hair needs room to grow out and the friction/rubbing against the skin strips it of it's moisture and can lead to further irritation/folliculitis.
- When working out, you should always use a diaper rash cream (I like A&D) on the bikini area so the pores are sealed. This also reduces the
- Teen Vogue | Fashion – Tue, Feb 2, 2010 10:56 PM EST
Here, dermatologists share tips on how to tackle every different type of acne.Read More »from Spot Removal: How to treat different types of acne
by Laurel Pantin
Blackheads and WhiteheadsLooks Like: Just as the name suggests, blackheads look like tiny, dark dots. "The clog itself is made of follicle-lining cells that stick inside the pore. As they're exposed to air, the cells oxidize and turn black," says Pennsylvania-based dermatologist Richard G. Fried, M.D. Whiteheads form the same way, but because they aren't exposed to air, they don't turn black.
Beat It: "Over-the-counter salicylic acid or glycolic acid products dissolve dead skin that clogs pores," says Daniela Kroshinsky, M.D., of Harvard Medical School. For tougher whiteheads, try a prescription retinoid like Retin-A Micro Pump. "It works by increasing the rate of skin-cell turnover," says Hilary Baldwin, M.D., of the State University of New York in Brooklyn.
Papules and Pustules
Looks Like: Papular inflammatory acne shows up as tender red or pink bumps, while the pustular variety is red and
Love junk food? You're not the only one. Nine out of ten teens aren't getting the fruits and veggies that constitute a healthy diet.Read More »from 9 Out of 10 Teens Aren't Eating a Healthy Diet
I don't eat fruit during the winter, and during the summer I'll maybe eat it once a day, if at all," admits eighteen-year-old Marisa from New Jersey. Rachel, 20, from North Carolina, has a similar confession: "I haven't had vegetables in a freakishly long time! My school offers prepackaged salads, but it's easier just to grab a Pop-Tart and a Diet Coke before running to class." According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Marisa's and Rachel's food-for-thought attitudes are common. Their research found that only a meager 9.5 percent of high school students in the United States eat two or more servings of fruit and three or more servings of vegetables a day, which are the amounts recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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