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    14-Year-Old Girl Jailed for Escaping Arranged Wedding Ceremony in Mexico

    A 14-year-old girl was jailed last week after running away to escape the wedding ceremony for which she had been sold. The girl, who has been identified in the local press only as Anayeli “N,” was supposed to marry a neighbor in Mexico’s Guerrero state whose family had offered a sum of 200,000 pesos (about US$9,300) to buy her hand in marriage. Anayeli’s mother had accepted the payment, and the neighboring family had hired a band, slaughtered a cow, and prepared a marriage feast to take place last Monday. All told, the would-be groom’s parents spent around 56,000 pesos  

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  • Dress and Skirts

    The Gossip Girl Style Obsessives Still Shopping Blair’s Closet

    When I log on to Zoom with Jennifer Arlt, a fashion collector based in Germany, she apologizes and explains she just needs to make a purchase before we get started with the interview. “While I was waiting for you, I was checking my resale app and I saw a very, very special item that I really quickly need to buy. Give me one second,” she says, tapping on her phone. “That’s the big issue when you’re a collector. You never know when these items show up and you don’t want to risk losing them.” The must-have in question? A Marc  

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  • Work Dresses

    The 25 Best Boho Flower Girl Dresses of 2021

    Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Once you’ve settled on an overall style for your wedding, you really want to make sure that every part of your day is perfectly on theme. If you’ve decided to go the boho route, you’re probably focused on stunning floral centerpieces, earthy details, and a flowy, slightly more relaxed wedding gown. As for your wedding party, you might have bridesmaids in dreamy silhouettes with tiny flowers in their hair. Your  

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  • Fashion for Kids and Teens

    52 Thoughts I Had While Watching the ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot Premiere

    Disclaimer: This story contains spoilers for the premiere of the Gossip Girl reboot. I’ve waited longer than I care to admit for this day; the series premiere of the Gossip Girl reboot is finally here, and I’ve been honing my noticing-things skills on rom-coms for literal years in preparation. We’ve been promised a younger, more self-aware new set of teens to hate-watch, but whether the show will deliver on the original’s soapy deliciousness is anyone’s guess. Let’s dive in and see what creator Joshua Safran and company have in store for us, shall we? Opening shot of Peter Luger! God,  

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  • Handbags and luggages

    Logos Lose Their Power on the New ‘Gossip Girl’

    Even after the beloved teen drama series “Gossip Girl” ended in 2012, viewers couldn’t stop talking about the fashion. And now the show is back, with a Gen Z update. The reboot, which had its premiere on July 8 on HBO Max, takes place in the same world of wealthy Upper East Side elite as the original, but this time it’s barely recognizable as the same place. The show is significantly more diverse. The high school clique of the original show was mostly white and straight. Now there are several characters of color and plotlines that revolve around explorations of  

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  • Fashion for Kids and Teens

    ‘Gossip Girl’ and 5 more recommendations for some serious teen drama

    Written by Marianna Cerini, CNN Keeping you in the know, Culture Queue is an ongoing series of recommendations for timely books to read, films to watch and podcasts and music to listen to. “Did you miss me?” Kristen Bell’s voice asks, almost threateningly, in the trailer of the new “Gossip Girl.” “I know I have missed you.” And just like that, the TV drama that turned the schemes and betrayals of a group of elite kids at a private school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side into a cultural phenomenon is back. Sort of. Today, HBO Max is premiering the reboot  

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  • Party Dresses

    23 Best Gold Flower Girl Dresses of 2021

    Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. For most little girls, being selected as a flower girl is the ultimate honor. Whether you’re having a large 200+ person affair or a small intimate celebration, your flower girl will, rightfully, feel like a VIP. That said, there’s a chance some nerves might be involved as well. To give her a dash of confidence, consider a gold flower girl dress that shimmers and shines all the way down  

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