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