Sunday, June 24, 2007

7/1/07: 7 Things to Know About Me

"We need to make doing good more fashionable." - Arianna Huffington
Game Rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 things as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog.
Here are my seven facts: (and thanks to Lauren from La Petite Fashionista for tagging me!)

#1: I am a musical theater fanatic!
My life has been basically all theater since I was 5 years old. Singing, acting, and dancing are my passions, and I'd hope to pursue a career on Broadway in the future. I've been in 23 musicals since the age of 5, my most recent role being the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I've been taking tap and jazz dance for about 7 years, and ballet for about 4. My favorite Broadway show is most definetely Wicked, which I saw in San Francisco in 2005.
#2: I am completely addicted to the Georgia Nicholson series!
Ever heard of these books? They are just fabity fab fab. Perfect for vacation, I read the first four in the past 10 days when I was in Hawaii. I love fictional British girl Georgia Nicholson's bubbly personality and witty British slang. These are books you won't want to miss out on if you want to have a good laugh. (the picture above is of the eighth book, hitting stores on July 3, 2007)

#3: My favorite food in the whole wide world is Thai food!

I believe my family and I have visited at least 25 Thai restaurants across the nation by now. We are Thai food connoisseurs! My favorite dish would have to be chicken satay. Dipping the tender chicken skewers into the luscious, rich peanut sauce is an incomparable taste experience.

#4: My best friend is my miniature goldendoodle, Maizie.
Above is a picture of my baby, Maizie, at five months old. She is a miniature goldendoodle - part miniature poodle, part golden retriever. She is loving, playful, sweet, obedient, and very smart. She is now over a year old and weighs only 40 pounds.

#5: My favorite pair of jeans are Sevens.

No matter how overrated they are in the fashion world, I love my Seven for All Mankind bootcut jeans. They fit me perfectly - usually I hate wearing jeans because they're stiff and uncomfortable, but these are as soft as my dad's old sweat pants. They were one of the best Christmas presents I have gotten because I've gotten a lot of use out of them.

#6: Mascara does it for me.

Most girls step into a Sephora and immediately grab all the cutest glosses, eye shadows, foundations, and eyeliner possible. Me? I stick with plain old, boring black mascara. I'm not that big with makeup. Maybe a bit of concealer for those nasty zits, but otherwise, I hate putting on any kind of blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick..... I'm quite a girly girl, just not in the makeup department.

#7: Every year I go to summer camp in Colorado!
Sorry to say, but Friday the 6th of July is my last day of blogging until mid August. I've been going to a church camp up in the Rockies for 4 years now, so I'll be there for a month this summer. I'll be having a blast peaking two 14000 ft. mountains in the collegiate range, white water rafting on the Arkansas River, riding horses, going on bicycle day trips, and goofing off with my friends. No internet access, phone calls, tv, movies..... I'll be missing Harry Potter and Hairspray - tear, tear. Hopefully my mother will be kind enough to ship me HP #7 in my care package!

Thanks for reading all that!
here are the 7 blogs I will now tag:
I promise to give you a nice long post everyday this week before I leave for the mountains!
- Lauren

Monday, June 18, 2007

6/18/07: Aloha and Goodbye

“A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.” - Coco Chanel

Sorry to say that I, Lauren, will be gone for the next 10 days, tanning, eating, relaxing, snorkeling, and shopping in the most beautiful state in the USA - Hawaii!
As I say Aloha to my vacation, which starts tomorrow, I'll say goodbye to you all!
- Lauren
(gone June 19-29)

p.s. I'll be inspired by Hawaiian fashion and will most definetely take many pictures on my brand new graduation present - a new pink sony digital camera!
Have a fantabulous week and a half!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

6/17/07: A Splash of Color and A Super Sleuth

"I wouldn't know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it." - Marc Jacobs

I'm so happy! There's a brand new header (if you haven't already noticed)! With the help of my 11 year old brother (thank you Andy!) I created it this morning after gathering up a few of my favorite fashion pictures. It'll add a splash of color to the page, don't you think?
Tell me what you think of it, and keep sending in those e-mails with suggestions to
More inspiration, due to the lack of time I have to gather up information and brainstorm a new post. I'm going to see Nancy Drew the movie with my friend in just a few minutes. Here's some things you might need if you decide to be a super sleuth one day:

Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew (I just adore her vintage style clothing)

Every stylish detective needs a chic khaki trench coat! Nordstrom, $44.90

Sneak around at night time in these ultra-dark skinny jeans. Nordstrom, $38

Snoop in style with these charming, classic sneaks. Nordstrom, $32.95

Just like Nancy Drew, you too can wear ruffly blouses when you look for clues. Delias, $32.50

Comments? Rants? Raves? Reviews?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

6/14/07: Heads Up

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” - Coco Chanel
I wanted to write this post just to give you a heads up. A while ago I wrote that there would be some minor changes - but now I'm telling you exactly what those changes will be. No, I'm not changing the name of my blog, but I'm working on a new header. There is something way more exciting, though - I'm going to let you, my loyal readers, help me with my quest to improve my blog for the better.

Starting today, you can send me e-mails with suggestions, pictures of you and your style, street style you find inspiring, topics you want addressed - anything that will make Teen Fashion Bible better for you.

So, drop an e-mail by to if you have anything to say!

I'll be waiting to hear from you!
Thanks for reading,

- Lauren

P.S. before you click away from this page - I'll leave you with some inspiring pictures I've been shown:

Monday, June 11, 2007

6/11/07: Sims Shop, Too

“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity -- all I hope for in my clothes.” - Yves St. Laurent

To technology-savvy computer gaming geeks, this won't be any new news to you. For me? I'm super excited! The Sims 2 has created a new game pack: The Sims2: H and M Fashion Stuff! When I read about this new game, I flipped. I used to be a Sims2 addict - I'd spend hours at a time glued to my computer screen, raising my sim children, watching the old grow weak and die. Now I'm ready to dig up my old Sims disks and buy this new pack. The Sims2: H and M Fashion Stuff is an all new pack that allows you to design your own H and M stores for your sims, where they can purchase clothes that are inspired by H and M styles. You can have a runway show - have your sims debut in the new fashions on the catwalk. I'm very pleased - partly because H and M is one of my favorite stores, but also because most of the sim's fashions that come with the program I find drab and unnatractive. Now my sims can walk in style and have a bit of pizazz in their wardrobe. Fashion lovers of any age will fall for this delightful pack, now available.

The H and M store! You design and create what yours will look like.

A runway show - complete with your sims and snazzy runway styles.

I'd love this dress if I was a sim - and I'd definetely dress my sims in it, too!

Fabity fab fab fab. That's all I can say.

A final screenshot of the outside of one of the stores. Go to the sims2 website for more screenshots and fashion designs.

Comments? Rants? Raves? Reviews?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

6/11/07: Swashbuckling Charm

"A fad is less than a fashion. It is were a fashion people would copy it." - E.H. Gombrich

With the new Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End making a smash hit in theaters, I was amused to see that pieces from Anna Sui's Spring/Summer 07 collection were channeling the pirate-esque style. Here's Anna's take on the trend, POTC 3's take, and my take. Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2007
Jack Sparrow - Pirates of the Caribbean

get the look:Diane von Furstenburg dress, Nordstrom
I am in love with this funky, fresh pattern and the unique cut of this dress!
Spandex leggings, American Apparel
Strategically shredded and ripped at the appropriate spots, these leggings will create the illusion that you've been fighting with swords against pirates.
DKNY metallic trench coat, Nordstrom
Every pirate girl needs an adorable brown trench coat with big pockets where she can store all her stolen loot!Suede lace boots, Urban Outfitters
One word: PerfectionGold and brown bangle, Urban Outfitters
Gold and brown compliment this outfit, especially in a beautifully designed bangle.
Scallywag brown pirate hat,
No pirate's outfit is complete without a pirates hat!

Comments? Rants? Raves? Reviews?
Tell me how you liked POTC 3. I haven't gotten the chance to see it yet.
Is it worth it?