Saturday, March 31, 2007

3/31/07: To Infinity and Beyond!

“Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.” - Elsa Schiaparelli

With all the "futuristic" fashion spreads in magazines this season, I have been trying to find out how I can incorporate the look of the future into my personal style. To get to the point - I'm clueless. I don't think it's gonna work that well, with my floral dresses, printed blazers and hoodies, bootcut jeans, and spring-y little flats. The style is simply "not me." I am weary of adding anything metallic silver into my wardrobe - especially these American Apparel tights. I know no one who would be able to pull them off. I think I'm going to leave the futuristic fashions to astronauts and the future generations to come.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

3/28/07: Cover Girl

"The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street gates." - Dave Barry

I was pleased to see yet another curvy cover model on Vogue's April 2007 issue. Scarlett Johannson (along with Jennifer Hudson from the March issue) is a great inspiration and not to mention an outstanding actress! She is someone to look up to - she has gone very far with her acting career. Now, Scarlett has gotten a contract with Reebok athletic apparel to design sporty women's sneakers for her new line, "Scarlett Heart's Rbk." This line will be debuting this spring. I'm excited, for my old running sneakers look and smell like crap. Time for some spanking new sneaks! Let's only hope that Scarlett doesn't decide to branch out into makeup, clothing design, and an entire entertainment company like the Olsen twins....

Monday, March 26, 2007

3/26/07: The Classic Tee

"Only great minds can afford simple style." - Stendhal

If I could have all the accessories in the world, but only one item of clothing, I'd have to say the plain, classic tee would be my pick. Soft as your dad's old sweats, and as versatile as the little black dress, it can be dressed up or down - and your style will look effortless. I've read that American Apparel tees are especially soft and comfortable, and they come in a rainbow of colors and styles. From looking at the pictures, my favorite classic shirt would have to be AA's Unisex Poly-Cotton Short Sleeved Crew Neck. (what a mouthful!) At only sixteen dollars a piece, I could easily afford to buy three or four without going over my limit. And when you can get one in any size, any color, you can convert it - from a hip and funky t-shirt dress belted at the hips, to a sporty, tight fitting top. All you need is the accessories to make it happen. Now that is one great deal.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

3/21/07: Apologies, Apologies

"The difference between style and fashion is quality." - Georgio Armani

I would like to apologize to anyone I offended when I posted back in November that lovely rant about Abercrombie and Fitch. I recently got a comment from a fellow blogger saying that my post on "aberzombies" was cruel and untrue. I didn't intend on making anyone upset when I said, and I quote this from my post, "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." This was only my opinion, and you can agree or disagree. I just wanted to get that out there.....
On a happier note, this is the first day of spring! Every girl should be jumping for joy in a pair of her favorite flats - here are a few of my picks for spring.

Above: pink paisley - J. Crew flats $118, white eyelet flats - Target $19.99, madras flats - Target $19.99
Rants? Raves? What are your favourite flats for spring?
- lauren

3/21/07: My Eyes are Burning!

"On the matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson
Why Intuition would sell a hideous bag like this, I will never know. My eye are burning out of their sockets.... I can just imagine all the little girls in the world prancing around in their logo tees, flinging this pink pleather monster around as they go shopping in Limited Too. Comments?

Sunday, March 18, 2007

3/18/07: I Heart Betsey Johnson

"Fashion is more powerful than any tyrant.” - Latin Proverb

For the occasional 20 minutes per day, becomes my obsession - I click through the runway slideshows, ranting and raving on the newest collections from designers such as Marc by Marc and Luella. Today, I stopped by the Betsey Johnson slideshow for the 1000th time, and then again admired the beautifully eclectic outfits Betsey designs.
Another reason why I ah-dore Betsey is because of her new line of totes and luggage, "Betseyville." Not that expensive ($78 for a large tote)and very vintage girly, the new bags have a certain appeal to them. Some of the colors aren't that great (like the whole black and white bold stripes with purple roses stuff) but many of the totes are cool for school or shopping. I just wonder how much use I'll get out of one of her Betseyville bags - most of the clothes in my closet don't match that well....

Betsey Johnson Fall 2007 Ready to Wear

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

3/13/07: A New Argentina!

"You don't have the same reaction to a girl walking around the street today in a nightgown and a vintage coat and sneakers, that you did six years ago." - Marc Jacobs

It's not really "a new Argentina," but rather "a new Teen Fashion Bible." That's right - I'm gonna work on a cool header and probably change the name of my blog. Teen Fashion Bible is a bit juvenile - I'm thinking of "Haute," "Regally Blonde," or "Fashion Boot Camp" or something a bit more bold. If you have any suggestions, by all means give me a comment! I gladly appreciate all ideas.
With the new header/layout, I'll be posting a bit more on runway news, designer must haves, and more pictures I've taken in addition to the bubbly, girly write-ups and pics I've been posting. And don't you worry - I'll still be posting a fashion quote before every post! I fear I'll eventually run out one day and will have to resort to song lyrics.....
If I decide to stick with "Teen Fashion Bible," I'll be creating a new blog on haute couture, high school style, or Broadway and musical theater. Look out, TFB readers, there's a lot more to come from this eager and excited thirteen year old!
- over and out at 5:34 pm
- a very happy Lauren <3

Sunday, March 11, 2007

3/11/07: She's Got Style: Iekeliene Stange

"Fasion is what goes out of fashion." - Jean Couteau

Perhaps the excessive amounts of photographs of Iekeline Stange in the latest glossies have inspired me to examine her style a bit more. I've always admired the girl who stood out in a crowd (while looking fashionable) and I definetely agree that Iekeline Stange is that girl. The whole "nerd with fashion sense" has really got to me this spring. I've been spending hours at a time online searching for the latest screen tees, legwarmers, hair scrunchies (they are actually coming back!) and suspenders..... kind of strange, but I like them. Iekeline has model poise mixed in with a geeky kind of charm - not to mention she has kick-ass glasses!
- over and out at 4:43 p.m.