"Fashion is a kind of vitamin for style." - Yves Saint LaurentCelebrities are vitamins for fashion, too. Without them, clothing items and styles would not become as popular. One line of clothing that many celebrities appear to be wearing is Primp, a cozy line of thermals, tees, and lounge pants. Though these thermals may be $65 to $80, they are the most popular search term on the Intuition website. (www.shopintuition.com) The clothes, with animal and nautical prints such as ponies, anchors, frogs, and bunnies, have come out with a few more styles. Bows, Breast Cancer ribbons, and lions. Many of their thermals have rhinestones on them, to make them more glamorous. Celebs such as Mischa Barton, Nicole Richie, and Paris Hilton have been spotted by the paparazzi sporting this clothing line. Mischa has been seen wearing her Primp pony long sleeve shirt and leggings. Nicole has been spotted in the Primp Anchor thermals, and Paris has been seen in the Primp pony v-neck t-shirt and bunny long sleeve thermal. Rachel Bilson wears Primp attire, too. Young people all over the nation look for the things big celebrities wear, and this makes them much more popular. I bet in the next few years, you'll be seeing a lot more Primp on teens all over!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
"I prefer to think of fashion as a verb." - Jean Muir
One day, I walked onto my school's campus to see 75% of all seventh and eighth grade girls wearing Juicy Couture velour or terry hoodies and Ugg boots. There were black hoodies, brown hoodies, pink, green, aqua, dark blue - it was like somehow Juicy had taken over their lives. And every single one of these girls had skinny jeans tucked into matching Ugg boots. Ugh. I confess - I own a Juicy hoodie, too (yet I bought mine with my own money on Ebay for $50). Not to mention a Juicy makeup case, t-shirt, and charm bracelet. But this was different - every clique had at least two girls with the same color Juicy. Then, it got worse - every single pair of Ugg boots were REAL. That is automatically wasting $220 or so. Crazy.... And when I wore a random velour zip up one day, they automatically asked if it was Juicy. I told them no. They were ready to say how cute it was, but they didn't because it wasn't worth $88.
Where has all the individuality gone? I applaud all the girls who decide not to waste $100 on plain sweaters that everyone else has! Don't use up your parent's money! Buy something unique and different from everyone else! That is what real fashion is! Not only have I been noticing Juicy sweats everywhere, but black Northface fleece jackets have become pretty popular, too. I'm not going to criticize those, because I own a lot of fleeces from Northface, and they keep me really warm during the winter. But still, I am the only girl in my school that owns two peacoats (one which I bought at Goodwill for $11). Converse and Vans took over the school last year - as well as Abercrombie and Hollister this year. Don't get me started on those stores again! Fashion is all about expressing yourself - you should take charge and start a new trend, don't follow the silly ones that swallow up your money! That's my life lesson for you today! :) Happy shopping!
.::LaUrEn ThE iT gIrL::.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." - Mark Twain
Hahaha. I love that quote mucho! Have you seen Dakota Fanning's new Marc Jacobs ad? She looks more like Grandma Dakota than a 12 year old! Seriously - the frilly lace and bonnets make her look pretty bad, but the face she makes - more like Psychopathic Grandma Dakota! (sorry Dakota!) Oh well, Marc Jacobs has done better. I guess having a petite 12 year old for his ad campaign wasn't the most brilliant idea he's ever had. :)
"I know people say Ugg boots are out of fashion, but these boots are so cozy!" - Coleen Mcloughlin
Brrrrr. It's cold outside. Banana Republic is having a sale, and these drop dead beautiful winter white skinny cords are on sale for $44.99. They come in various whites and browns. I love how they paired them up with Uggs! Just like the above quote states, many people think Uggs are ugly and out of style. I personally think that $150 is too much to spend on the boots just because they are the original "Uggs." They aren't ugly - they're practical, and better for your feet than the other knockoff kinds like Bearpaw and Emu. Look at the ones above, with the flowers. They're by Ugg Australia, but $200. (cough up the money!)
They are sooooooooo cute. Maybe the plain old tan short Uggs aren't that appealing to fashionistas, but if you opt for a cuter pair that not many people have, you are being fashionable!
I was just on the Free People website, and there are even more cute things that would look positively snazzy with Uggs (and any other shoe). This skirt is on sale and absolutely positively a-m-a-z-i-n-g! It reminds me of a little swedish girl's skirt, just shorter! Brown legwarmers or knee socks would add to the excitement of this charming ensemble - as well as a white embroidered blouse, leather vest, and chunky light pink or brown cable knit sweater. Winter is my favorite time of year - not only because you get to cozy up with a cup of cocoa, but because fashion wise - it's all about layering!
.::Lauren the It Girl::.
"Punk was just a way to sell trousers." - Malcom McLaren
Don't you just adore this Free People sweater? When I first saw this on the Urban Outfitters website, it was love at first sight! The cozy print reminds me of hot chocolate and reindeer, even though Christmas has come and gone (boo-hoo).
I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. Santa was very generous this year. My biggest present under the tree was a pair of Seven for All Mankind bootcut jeans. I absolutely love love love them! I know, they're a splurge ($143, gasp!) but it is totally worth it! If you are looking for a pair of flattering, soft, stretchy jeans to fit a curvy body, Sevens are for you! Actually, I'm wearing mine as I write! Other presents I received were a Juicy Couture makeup case, makeup, 12 pairs of socks, two Delia*s thermals, 3 books, (including the highly anticipated New Moon by Stephenie Meyer) and a big stuffed dog that looks remarkably like my Goldendoodle puppy. Oh, and this year was a good money year - basically every relative I have gave me money - a total of $250 cash, $50 Amazon.com gift card, and $25 Sephora gift card! Pretty snazzy, huh?
I hope some people took my Holiday Gift Guide into consideration. :) I haven't posted for like, 19 days or something, so I hope this post makes up for all the time missed - I'll probably post two or three times today. Well, have a belated Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 7, 2006
"I don't design clothes, I design dreams." - Ralph Lauren
Now if you love to spend your dough on designer duds, then don't waste your time reading this post. If you are the kind of person like me, who is always looking for a good deal, this is the post for you! Coming soon to this post are the top 15 places to shop at for a reasonable price. I'm asking teens at my school where they shop and why. This weekend, I'll update this post with all the 15 stores, online and at your mall, where you can find totally wicked deals.
1. Urban Outfitters
2. Abercrombie and Fitch
3. Nordstroms B.P.
4. Old Navy
7. Shop Intuition
8. American Eagle Outfitters
9. Forever 21
11. J. Crew
12. Victoria's Secret
14. Macy's Juniors
15. Thrift shops/vintage stores!!!
Monday, December 4, 2006
What a wonderful worrrrrrrld..... I'm humming the tune of that lovely holiday song I'm singing in my school choir. This reminds me that the holidays are coming and going, so I better make the most of them, and you should, too! Whether it is Christmas, Hannukah, or Kwanzaa, you need to find the best presents for your family and friends. (Remember - best does not always mean expensive!) This is why I'm finishing up my presents posts for those of you who are gift-giving challenged! Here's part 2 and 3, wrapping up this lovely series....
Part 2: The Family
the 'rents: you love 'em oh so dearly, and they would surely appreciate the gift of chicks or a sheep in their name for a poor family in Guatemala or Africa. Go to www.catalog.heifer.org to learn more information about buying an animal for a needy family in your family's name.
the brother: no clue what to get your bro? he might appreciate a t-shirt if his wardrobe is lame! I like this "Lets Hug It Out" tee from Urban Outfitters, $17.99, http://tinyurl.com/ql9v2
the sister: your a girl, she's a girl, you probably know what your sis likes and hates. I know I like this cute manicure lap desk, and if she's a girly girl, she'll love it too! from Pbteen, http://tinyurl.com/ydwl7e
Part 3: You!!!
This is the fun part: Browse these websites and you'll be sure to find something you'd like for yourself:
www.delias.com (cute clothes at reasonable prices!)
www.shopbop.com (for the inner designer goddess)
www.shopintuition.com (classy and cute)
www.pbteen.com (awesome possum decor for your pad)
www.nordstroms.com (i love nordstroms, don't you?)
www.urbanoutfitters.com (kind of expensive for what it is, but it's kind of like your grandma's attic)
www.amazon.com (good for cds and books)
www.gifts.com (great ideas for yourself and others, and they have categories such as Sporty Teen Girl, Fashion Obsessed Teen Girl, etc.)
Have fun with holiday gift shopping! It shouldn't be stressful!
-Over and out-
Saturday, December 2, 2006
23 days until Christmas... What do you want? If your in a present buying funk, here are some ideas for gifts to give to others, and gifts for yourself:
The Best Friend
Sweet, daring, and always there for you, your best friend deserves something to show her that you love the way she is.
For beauty queens: Vera Wang Princess 1 oz. Eau de Toilette $52, Sephora
For fashionistas: Delia*s Solid Abby Thermal $24.50 www.delias.com
For athletes: Flax Art Sigg Water Bottles $22.95 www.flaxart.com
For techies: $30 iTunes Gift Card, $30 at Apple stores
For bookworms: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, $10, www.borders.com
Wrap the present up in a cute personalized stocking from Pbteen, about $25, www.pbteen.com
Part 2: The Family, will be in the next post as wells Part 3: You!!!
Monday, November 27, 2006
"I'd like to believe that the women who wear my clothes are not dressing for other people, that they're wearing what they like and what suits them. It's not a status thing."- Marc Jacobs
Listen to the wise words of Marc Jacobs - fashion designer extraordinare. You could find the ugliest, most expensive thing in the world, but would you buy it just because "Chanel" or "Coach" is plastered all over it? Fashion should be a way to express yourself, not show off how much money you have!
You know what bugs me? Those girls who are clad head to toe in Abercrombie this, Hollister that. Where is their sense of individuality? I know that Abercrombie clothes might be comfortable, but they are pretty cheaply made, and very very plain. Not that often do I see girls at school wearing original clothes with unique patterns and cuts. Just a couple weeks ago, I was at the mall and visited both Abercrombie and Hollister, just to find everything was the same! From the sweatpants to the polos to the faux fur lined jackets. The only difference was the tiny stitched emblem in the corner of the polos and tees: moose or seagull.
Oh, wait! I have a name for these kind of girls: aberzombies. Not a very kind name, but very true. I could just imagine them walking like zombies in a mob towards the Abercrombie and Hollister stores. I'm warning you- there is an Aberzombie epidemic, and it's aiming towards us innocent teenagers!
I'm really craving a green tea Frappuchino right now. Starbucks is a revolution. I love the hip furniture and decor and the taste of their coffee! I think a good place for a fashion shoot would be Starbucks or an old diner. Also, cable cars in San Francisco would be pretty cool, too.
Better go do my homework (one of the non-enjoyable things about being a teen)
An hour later....
still not done with my homework, but whatevs - I'll finish it later. I thought I would share with you a bit about this series that every thirteen year old girl I know worships: The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison.
The Clique Series is an overrated books series for girls ages 12 and up - novels about four girls, Massie, Alicia, Dylan, and Kristen, aka "The Pretty Committee," who rule their private all girls school in Westchester County, New York. These girls have it all- money, good looks, - not to mention designer wardrobes. Every girl would die to be a part of their exclusive clique. In the first book, The Clique, Claire Lyons and her family of four move into Massie's guesthouse while they are trying to find a place of their own. Claire and Massie are both seventh graders, and this will be Claire's first year of attending Octavian Country Day School. Claire is used to her home in Orlando, Florida, where she shopped at Target, rode the school bus, and ate all the junk food she wanted. But soon, Claire learns that getting into the Pretty Committee is harder than she thought - these girls are cruel, snobby, and won't let anyone steal their spotlight. They are the clique - it isn't easy to get in, but it's even harder to stay in. The other books in the series include Best Friends for Never, Revenge of the Wannabees, Invasion of the Boy Snatchers, The Pretty Commitee Strikes Back, and Dial L for Loser, which published this July 2006. The highly anticipated It Isn't Easy Being Mean, will publish in February 2007. I was very dissapointed by the previous book, Dial L for Loser. It is totally unrealistic (well, I guess all the books are unrealistic) because Claire wins the lead part in a movie, and for once Massie isn't in the spotlight. What seventh graders would be able to fly off to Los Angeles and live the lap of luxury after being expelled (0ops!) from their prestigious private school? None. Overall, if you are looking for a cheasy, juicy, teeny bopper-licious read, try the Clique series. Most of the content of the books are descriptions of the girls' $5000 outfits, but I assure, the Clique series will keep you entertained until the very last page.
-Over and out-
Sunday, November 26, 2006
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." -Coco Chanel
Since this is a fashion "bible," I should start out with an inspiring quote. Of course, who would be better to quote than the brilliant Coco Chanel? This is the Teen Fashion Bible. I am a fashion obsessed teenager who is an aspiring fashion designer/Broadway actress/singer. I am so phsyched about this whole blog, and I hope that it will provide you all with info about trends and the fashion world. So, read on teen fashionistas, read on!
My top trends for this winter:
1. Layers, layers, layers.... try a denim or leather vest over a fair-isle sweater. Chunky is good.
try this vest: http://tinyurl.com/y2f8ht $220.00 by Paige Premium Denim
try this sweater: http://tinyurl.com/ygvynx $98.00 by Free People
2. Skinny jeans.... tunics are great for layering
try this pair: http://tinyurl.com/yfwjjz $143.00 by Seven for All Mankind Denim
for the bargain hunter: http://tinyurl.com/s3jfk $20.00 by Old Navy Denim
3. Charm Bracelets.... I can't resist their shininess and their sparkle!
Glamorous in gold: http://tinyurl.com/ymm8c7 $35.00 by Juicy Couture (make sure to check out their darling charms from $20-45 each)
Stunning in silver: http://tinyurl.com/ye4gzj $225.00 SPLURGE by The Silver Gallery
4. Equestrian Style.... Boots, helmets, and blazers galore
try these boots:http://tinyurl.com/ydqzfv $473.95 by Frye
try this helmet: http://tinyurl.com/y3u9tw $79.99 by State Line Tack (this is to give you a general idea, but try for a vintage velvet riding helmet from ebay.com)
try this blazer: http://tinyurl.com/y85npa $288.00 by Juicy Couture
(add skinny jeans and a polo to complete the look)
5. Pea coats.... they are perfect for cold weather
try this solid colored one: http://tinyurl.com/mys3d $69.50 by Delia*s
try this plaid one: http://tinyurl.com/wlp5d $119.50 by American Eagle Outfitters