Jamie Keiles is following all the advice in Seventeen magazine, and she's doing so in a hilarious and critical way. She and a crop of other teen phenoms — teenoms — are giving us hope for the younger generation.
Keiles explains her project, chronicled at length on her blog, thusly: "I will live my life according to the tips provided by the June/July issue of Seventeen magazine and Seventeen.com from today [May 21] until the weekend of my high school graduation (June 21)." Her experiment could be annoying (and previous stuntsters like Robyn Okrant leap to mind), but instead her blog is a treasure trove of observations about real adolescence and about Seventeen's boy-crazy, appearance-obsessed version. We've mentioned her thoughts on pigtails, but here she is on food and body image: