I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Rookie, the site for teen girls edited by my second favorite stylish teen, Tavi, (first one is THE BIEBZ. I’m sawre Tavi but I can’t deny his charm any longer) launched this past Monday. If you’ve been sleeping for the past few days, you’ve got some stuff to catch up on. REAL GOOD STUFF. From Lesley Arfin’s advice column on the woes and throes of love (and sex) to a cute post on STICKERS (as you know I am an avid sticker collector so that speaks to me) to a fantastic list of things to do when you’re stressed out and feeling DITD (down in the dumps), a well thought-out piece on ‘girl hate’ by Tavi herself and a guide to high school from a bunch of cool people like JACK BLACK, Zooey Deschanel, Dan Savage, Joss Whedon and a plethora of others!

AND…. yours truly is writing for it too! Had to keep that on the low low for a while but now I can shout it out from the rooftops! I’ll be mostly writing about fashion, beauty and movies, and I’m also the Beauty and Style Advice Columnist. So if you or your little sister have a beauty or fashion-related question, send it to beautyandstyle [at]! For information on other submission-related stuff, go here.

At first I was a little nervous about writing for Rookie. Will this crazy mutha be able to connect with the teens of the world??! Then I remembered I am basically the same as I was in high school, except my hair is longer and my boobs are bigger, and maybe I don’t let things fuck with me as much as I did back then (or five years ago, or a year ago, or six months ago.) And then I remembered this quote from Brigitte Bardot that was the reassuring cherry on top: “I am 30, but there are things about me that are still 15.”

So hopefully I will do a good job.

Anyway, I hope you guys love it as much as I do! Everyone involved is the jam and I’m really excited to be a part of it.


1 Nico { 09.08.11 at 4:44 am }

SO excited to read your shiz!

2 The Naked Redhead { 09.08.11 at 8:16 am }

AH-MAZING. So happy for you! Tavi is going to take over the whole damn world.

3 vanessa { 09.08.11 at 9:21 am }

so excited about this! I love it so far, and can’t wait to read your stuff!

4 miss Lila { 09.08.11 at 9:50 am }

Damn, where was this when I was 16?? This is super awesome and exciting – I can’t wait to read your stuff either! ♥

5 Mary Van Note { 09.08.11 at 11:01 am }

That is so GREAT!!! I loved that piece on Girl Hate. It’s looking really cool. I am super impressed with teens today. I really am.

6 Darcy { 09.08.11 at 11:48 am }


7 Twinkie Chan! { 09.10.11 at 12:50 am }

Faboo!!!! You are an awesome writer. You’ll be amazin!!!

8 marie { 09.10.11 at 12:44 pm }

Thanks Nico!! I did a little review on the Shangri-Las right here

9 marie { 09.10.11 at 12:45 pm }

Thanks lady! yes, she’s wonderful!

10 marie { 09.10.11 at 12:45 pm }

hehe thanks mah sista!

11 marie { 09.10.11 at 12:46 pm }

I know right? I’m pretty fascinated with teens today. In some ways they have it easy (as far as having sources for stuff and outlets for expressing themselves) but then I realize it’s not easy being a teen NO MATTER WHAT

12 marie { 09.10.11 at 12:47 pm }

The Girl Hate one is great for girls of EVERY AGE!!!

13 marie { 09.10.11 at 12:47 pm }


14 marie { 09.10.11 at 12:48 pm }

Thank you so much Twinkie!!!!!!

15 Sandra at Debutante Clothing { 09.12.11 at 8:05 pm }

many many congrats and hugs! Just visited Rookie. So fun. Reminds me of Jane! Aw. Miss that mag.

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