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I've had a handful of friends, a cousin or two, and even my dad once, very sweetly and nervously ask me what having a period feels like, and honestly, I love them for it. Not just because it was nice that they were trying to empathize, but also any platform where I get to talk/complain about my period is cathartic. The fact that it was them approaching me as opposed to me forcing them to listen made it all the better. That being said, I had about 12 seconds of talking before they became very uncomfortable and I could tell that all they wanted was for the conversation to end.
Joan Didion is one of those few contemporary writers whom you could essentially ask anything—a woman of high class who's been ahead of her generation (she was born in 1934) ever since the Great Depression. Famous for her novels and nonfiction work, Didion was raised on California sunshine and a discontent with the American dream. It took her only two years to go from copywriter to feature editor at Vogue in the mid-1960s. Some of her more well-known works include Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968) and The Year of Magical Thinking (2005).
Gone are the days when young girls only had to know their favorite color to decide which bathing suit was “right for them." Discovery Girls magazine, aimed at 8- to 12-year-old girls, published an article focused on what swimsuit would look “right” on their readers' bodies, their very prepubescent bodies. Because if you’re female, it’s never too early to start feeling bad about your body. Their tips included creating shapes if they have no curves, distracting with patterns if they are “rounder," and drawing the eyes down and away if they are "curvy on top.
Pigmentation and application determine the quality of an eye shadow, and each of these indie brands delivers on both fronts just as well as their corporate competition. Plus with these picks, you can rest assured your money is going to passionate people making cruelty-free products—more bang for your buck, beyond a shadow of a doubt. Sugarpill Cosmetics Sugarpill is beloved for its neon shades that deliver a full punch of color in just one brushstroke. Slip yellow Buttercupcake (pictured) or the pinky Dollipop into a smoky eye for a bold, bright twist.
SHIRT AND TRENCH: BAND OF OUTSIDERS Actor Jason Schwartzman, known for his quirky, intellectual turns in Rushmore, Bored to Death, and Moonrise Kingdom, has long been the thinking girls’ Hollywood heartthrob.
My caterpillar suit-clad frame lumbered on stage to greet the crowd of 200 screaming children, who had gathered for a Very Hungry Caterpillar meet-and-greet. I had just been strapped into the inflatable caterpillar costume, complete with a four-foot tail, a bulbous green head, and four mushroom-like stubs for limbs. The suit was equipped with a backpack fan, which whirred perpetually, plumping my tarp shell.
  You may be sorry now, YACHT, but not as much as you will be. On Monday, the band YACHT faked a sex tape in order to get hype for its new music video for the song “I Wanna Fuck You Till I’m Dead,” which it heavily considered not even releasing in the aftermath.According to Jezebel, Gawker Media knew about the fake tape a month before it was announced to the public a few days ago, but no one said anything. I'm absolutely disgusted over YACHT thinking this plan through at least a MONTH in advance to manipulate its fans into fawning over the fake leaked tape.
During the early 19th century, it was not uncommon for the mortal remains of a beloved pet cat to be buried in the family garden. By the Victorian era, however, the formality of cat funerals had increased substantially. Bereaved pet owners commissioned undertakers to build elaborate cat caskets. Clergymen performed cat burial services. And stone masons chiseled cat names on cat headstones. Many in society viewed these types of ceremonies as no more than an amusing eccentricity of the wealthy or as yet another odd quirk of the elderly spinster.
For years, dress codes have been targeting and sexualizing young girls in schools. The argument for girls being told not to wear shorts or tank tops always comes down to a distraction for boys (and even teachers) in class. But a sign put up at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, Arizona has seriously crossed the line.
Is there a conspiracy against plus-size ladies in the fashion world? One full-figured blogger and fashion columnist weighs in I wish I could go back in time to talk to my teenage self. In those days, I was absolutely fascinated by clothing and personal style and would spend hours lingering over the gorgeous spreads in Vogue, learning about designers like Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, and Karl Lagerfeld. But hovering at around a size 12, I feared I was Too Fat for Fashion. There just didn’t seem to be a place for me in the industry as anything other than an observer.