15-Year Old On Miley Cyrus: "I Don't Want To Be That"

So what do actual 15-year old girls think of the whole Miley Cyrus-Annie Leibovitz Vanity Fair shoot? The New York Times decided to ask some (specifically students at Manhattan's Beacon School), as featured in an article in today's Metro section. "My friend loves her," said one girl, "Well, she love-hates her. [And]… » 5/02/08 3:20pm 5/02/08 3:20pm

Some Six-Year-Olds May Have More Makeup Than Their Moms

The mainstream (morning) news is getting on the girls-getting-beauty-treatments bandwagon: This morning, Today's Janice Lieberman reported on the marketing of manicures, pedicures, cosmetics and hair treatments to little girls...and their mothers. (How long until Sephora opens a chain of "Sephora Jr." stores?)… » 4/08/08 12:30pm 4/08/08 12:30pm

Bikini Waxes, Highlights & 'Tramp Stamps': That's What Little Girls Are…

First we hear about little girls getting pedicures, then bikini waxes, and now, at the tender age of 6, it's chemically treated hair. The New York Times reports that today's moms are paying for their daughters to get highlights. (Full disclosure: I was a hair model in high school, and for a good four years my hair got… » 4/03/08 3:40pm 4/03/08 3:40pm

Prom Season Brings Out The Best In Bad Taste

Ah, can you smell it? Sticky backseats of limos, overpriced steak dinners, cheap corsages, cheaper perfume, and lost virginity: Yes, prom season is among us. (Though to be frank: I went to the prom both years with a gay guy, so my virginity was plenty intact the morning after, but that's another story.) Prom season =… » 3/24/08 1:00pm 3/24/08 1:00pm

Dear Moms: Your 6-Year Old Daughter's Ass Is Not "Juicy"

"Nothing needs to be on my child's rear end. It doesn't need to have any words at all," says Suzie DeWitt of Tacoma, a mother to two daughters. You wanna know what else DeWitt doesn't want on her girls' asses? Low-rise pants. "The pants rise on little girl pants are too low to be practical. Kids run, jump and hang on… » 3/21/08 4:30pm 3/21/08 4:30pm

Why Let A Girl Play When She Can Be Made Over Like JonBenet?

I had my first-ever manicure at age 19, using a gift certificate given to me by the woman I had been interning for that summer as a thank you for my work. The whole process made me feel nervous and uncomfortable: some stranger pouring over my hands, studying them, holding them, painting them. I had made it all the way… » 2/28/08 4:00pm 2/28/08 4:00pm