When I was a teenager we didn't have iPhones, we didn't text, and our prom photos are actual, physical photographs (they are pre-Facebook, luckily). But it's a whole new world out there for high schoolers these days. I was curious about how modern teens do prom, so I started browsing Instagram — something we also didn't have in high school — to get a glimpse into the proms of today. While the fashions may be a far cry from what we wore a decade or longer ago, the ways teens ask their potential dates haven't changed much, besides, of course, the ones utilizing modern technology (yes, there are some texts in there). So this prom season, see the creative and not-so-creative ways the teens of today are asking their dates to their high school dances!
Superstylish significant others walked last night's Met Gala red carpet, carrying on an annual tradition. Each year at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, fashion's favorite insiders and muses step out to support the museum in what's called the Oscars of fashion. Many of the stars complete their looks with a hot date. Whether it's Tom and Gisele enjoying their night out together or Iman and David Bowie striking a pose on the red carpet, see fashionable twosomes who have walked the Met Gala carpet over the years now — including this year's batch of dashing duos!
And in case you missed it, you can still catch the Met Gala red carpet live stream replaying on Vogue.com.
In this week's episode, Danielle Fishel reveals her best formula for the waiting game, social media dos and don'ts, and more. Watch to hear Danielle's dating, love, and relationship advice, and make sure to tweet @POPSUGAR with the hashtag #DearDanielle with your questions for a chance to have Danielle answer them on the show!
The Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes place today, and as always, the styles are guaranteed to steal the show. This year's Met Gala promises especially fun looks since the theme is borrowed from the museum's latest exhibit, Punk: Chaos to Couture. The showcase includes original punk garments and explores how punk has inspired high fashion. To get in the spirit, we're taking a look at that same punk world — specifically, the women who shaped the lively scene that exploded in the 1970s.
You may be familiar with femmes like Joan Jett, but have you heard of names like Tina Weymouth? Ahead, join us as we take a look at the most iconic women who rocked punk like nobody's business. And don't forget you can watch the Met Gala red carpet streaming live on Vogue.com starting at 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.
Move over, Jaguar — Don Draper is trading in the British luxury car for the all-American Chevy. On this week's episode of Mad Men, Don and Roger hit the road — or the friendly skies — for Detroit to pitch Chevy for the car of the future. Don wins the account, after teaming up with rival Teddy Chaough. The two decide to merge their ad agencies so they can compete with the big boys. And it's a good thing Don doesn't come back to NY empty-handed, since earlier in the episode he fired the agency's previous car client, Jaguar.
Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (or whatever it will be called now) managed to win the Chevy account with less sketchy tactics than it used to win Jaguar. As we saw last season, throughout the process of vying for Jaguar, it's clear that the show's ad men have little respect for women. The creative team uses a mistress as its muse for the slogan — "Jaguar. At last. Something beautiful you can truly own" — comparing a woman to a car. Only the car is better than a woman because you can own it. And of course, the SCDP partners pull a more shocking move, conspiring to prostitute out their colleague Joan Harris to a higher-up at Jaguar to secure the account. Joan's sexual objectification provides a literal reference to how women were used to sell cars. The real 1960s Jaguar slogan, "A cat of a different breed," alluded to women, and subsequent taglines included, "Domesticated. Not Declawed." Or, "Nobody's Pussycat." The British carmaker wasn't alone. Copy on a '60s-era Ford ad, featuring a seductive-looking young woman in the passenger's seat, reads, "So luxurious inside, watch 'em overguess the price." Are they talking about the car or the woman?
Based on the glimpse of the Chevy pitch we see this week — a teaser campaign that draws on innocent anticipation of the unknown — Don might be taking a more wholesome approach. But looking at real Chevy ads from the era, women are still deployed as attention-grabbing accessories. Check out some 1960s car ads featuring women. I'd love to say we've come a long way, but just flip on the TV and you'll see that car ads featuring sexualized women aren't getting kicked to the curb any time soon.
One of the best parts of Mother's Day is that it's the perfect time to remember all of our favorite pastimes with Mom. You know, scraping the batter at the bottom of the bowl with your spatulas and spending Friday nights at the movie theater before it was cool to go out.
Turns out there's a way to remember all of those moments spent together while, at the same time, honoring our favorite leading lady. Ahead, check out 11 fun and practical gifts that do just that. Click on, shop on, and cheers to our fabulous mothers!
With jokes about boy bands, Saved by the Bell, and American Girl Dolls, these hilarious '90s-themed someecards had us at "Gushers." Regularly rehashing the decade of the Spice Girls, Oregon Trail, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas? Send your friends one of these witty someecards for a fun start to the month!
The American prom has come a long way since its inception in the late 1890s. Prom, short for promenade, was first used to describe a simple college ball before gaining momentum and popularity as a high school dance. By the 1950s it had become more of the elaborate event it is today, with its prom courts, fancy cars, and expensive dresses — the glorified pinnacle of adolescence. I love looking at prom pics in old high school yearbooks, which range from awkward to awww. So take a look back with me at proms through the decades!
Many of us know the Cinderella story thanks to Disney's popular animated film, but the fairy tale about a girl with a magical guardian dates all the way back to the first century. Since then, several versions have popped up in literature, music, film, and TV, and now Downton Abbey's cousin Rose, actress Lily James, has been chosen to star in Kenneth Branagh's live-action version. Disney plans to release the film next year, and production is slated for this Fall. In the meantime, let's take a look at the evolution of Cinderella, from ancient Egypt to now.
Tonight we'll watch a new episode of Mad Men, and we're sure to learn even more about life in the '60s as we continue to relive the decade through the show. There have been many ups and downs for the women of Mad Men, which mirrors what the real-life ladies of the '60s went through, dealing with sexism and the growing pains of the women's lib movement. If you're curious about the references and themes of Mad Men, then check out the real-life historical moments behind the show that has brought this swingin' slice of our country's yesteryear to the limelight.