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Archive for Sunday, February 9, 2003

Teen Vogue launches style-packed first issue

February 9, 2003

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Move over J-Lo and Eminem. Next fall Gwen Stefani joins the growing list of performers to launch her own clothing line called L.A.M.B. (after her late Lhasa apso).

"It's going to be based on everything I've ever worn, from my first punker pants to the present," she says.

You can read about it in Teen Vogue, a teen-toned version of the adult Vogue that finally arrived on newsstands last week after considerable advance press.

Edited by Amy Astley, a former Vogue beauty editor, it will be published six times a year. It is literally pared down to about the size of a small handbag -- all the better to throw in a backpack.

Unlike its competition, it is almost undiluted fashion and beauty with no advice columns or stories about teens in Iraq.

On the plus side, it provides advice on translating pricey runway looks to cheap chic in "runway" and "our way." "Shopping Spree" dishes up tons of hot stuff in a broad price range from $360 cutout Miu Miu stiletto pumps to Revlon Brush-On Shine Lip Gloss, $7, and Tommy Hilfiger's $28 canvas belt.

And if you're dying for Anna Sui's cargo pants, "Do It Yourself" shows you how to make your own with novelty patches on olive cargoes. Just pin patches on and sew.

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