Yumi Plaid Buttoned Sleeved Front Bow Tie Dress (Red)
You remember what it's like to be a teen, whether it really was only yesterday or it just seems like it. Bored, moody, rebellious, mad at the world -- especially mad at your parents. Okay, just kidding about most of that description, but really -- when you're no longer in high school, it can be hard to relate to those who still are, which makes it really tough to pick out a thoughtful gift they'll actually enjoy. Despite what you may hear in the news, not every teenager is obsessed with "Twilight," so your search isn't always as easy as stopping by your neighborhood Hot Topic. So what is "all the rage" these days? First of all, not saying "all the rage," and secondly, it's about tapping into a general interest. If you know the teen at hand loves music, this portable USB turntable plugs directly into their laptop so they can start testing their skills as resident DJ. Or if you've got a future "Project Runway" contestant in the fam, gift a fashion designer start-up kit to get their creative juices flowing. Take a look at the slideshow for the selection of fool-proof gifts for teens!
by The Frisky
Of all the high-fashion, high-concept, high-flying September magazine covers out there, this is our fave. Behold the first-ever cover of Seventeen magazine, from September 1944, which will also be the subscription cover of their upcoming September 2009 issue in honor of their 65th anniversary. We love that the cover model hasn't changed: a young, pretty, all-American girl. But everything else has! Notice the single cover line? The first edition keeps it simple with "Young fashions & beauty, movies & music, ideas & people," instead of the standard shtick you see on teen fashion magazines today ("284 ways to change your look" anyone?). The magazine was pretty cheap too, only $0.13. Today, it's $2.99. Head over to TheFrisky for more fun fashion industry news.