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  • Cristine Prosperi Talks Mikayla's Style on 'Open Heart'

    Posted on 02/23/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    If you're like us, you've noticed how Dylan Blake's bestie Mikayla Walker kills it in the style department. Well, we love her character's wardrobe so much that we got Cristine Prosperi to give us some exclusive details on each of her looks. (Now excuse us while we go buy some striped pants...)

    EPISODE 112: "TIME OUT OF MIND"
    Mikayla's Style

    I like how Mikayla can do both girly and sporty. This look was a good mix of both! The heart sweater was adorable and another favorite of mine!

    EPISODE 111: "TRUST FUND"
    Mikayla's Style

    Mikayla went for a more preppy look with this one! A conservative dress with a cardigan is a safe choice for a Sunday brunch, or a job interview!

    Guess What: The bracelet was pulled from Imogen's closet!

    EPISODE 110: "PAYING FOR IT"
    Mikayla's Style

    This look was too cute! I love a good cropped sweater and anything pastel. This skirt made my legs look long and tanned and that's always a plus!

    EPISODE 109: "PASSWORD"
    Mikayla's Style

    Another look with country flare! Mikayla has a good sense of style in the bootie department! These jeans were high-waisted so it complimented the crop top.

    Mikayla's Style

    I felt like I was going to a disco in this look! Pairing busy tights is tricky but the black top with small embellishments worked! Another very comfy look!

    EPISODE 108: "ANCIENT HISTORY"
    Mikayla's Style

    Who doesn't love a polka-dot dress?! My favorite part about this look was the bow belt and the shoes. The cutouts in the shoes were very trendy.

    EPISODE 107: "CONNECTED"
    Mikayla's Style

    Felt like a little cowgirl in this number! This dress was so flattering and comfortable. I liked how the necklace added a pop of color.

    EPISODE 106: "LOCKDOWN"
    Mikayla's Style

    These booties! Love how you can dress down a dress with a good pair of booties.

    Guess What? One night after set, wardrobe allowed me to wear these booties out for dinner with the cast because I loved them so much!

    EPISODE 105: "IN PLAIN SIGHT"
    Mikayla's Style

    Mikayla went for a sporty look and totally nailed it! The striped pants elongated my legs and the wedge sneaker made me even taller!

    Guess What? Everyone on the crew kept saying the pants looked like the suit Robin Thicke wore in Blurred Lines!

    EPISODE 104: "PRIVATE EYES"
    Mikayla's Style

    Don't be afraid of bright colors! This look was so beachy and fun.

    Guess What? Wardrobe asked what I would do if I wore this. I said I would tie up the shirt, and we went for it on shooting day.

    EPISODE 103: "UNKNOWN SOLDIER"
    Mikayla's Style

    This blue pastel was one of my favs! The open back makes it so unique and the lace add a flirty touch. Mikayla is definitely the dressiest at the hospital!

    EPISODE 101-102: "LAST THINGS FIRST"
    Mikayla's Style

    Loved the pairing of pinks in this outfit and the neutral shoes tied it together!

    Guess What? We had to tape the necklace down for sound purposes.

  • Open Heart OTP of the Week: Jared and Mikayla

    Posted on 02/18/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    OTP: jared and Mikayla

    There's a chance you didn't see it coming, but when a Code Silver forced Open Heart Memorial into lockdown, something else turned out to be locked: Jared and Mikayla's lips! (LOL had to.)

    During the emergency, Jared jumped into protector mode and Mikayla shared her first-ever kiss with the high-strung volunteer coordinator. Chalk it up to "extreme emotional duress," but we're naming Jikayla our OTP of the Week!

    OTP: Jared and Mikayla

    Thanks to a peanut allergy situation, it didn't take long for Wes to find out about the smooch.

    OTP: Jared and Mikayla

    And at first, he was all... "You crossed enemy lines!" But then he asked:

    OTP: Jared and Mikayla


    What say you, Open Heart fans? Is Jikayla a premature 'ship? Or are we sailing off into the moonlight?

  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: Transition Outfits

    Posted on 12/31/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi

    Photo Credit: Cristine Prosperi's Instagram / @crisprosperi.
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    I hate going from volleyball practice to a friend's house while looking like a slob, but I don't always have time to completely change outfits. Do you have any suggestions for cute transition outfits?

    I always have this problem, but with going out after the gym! My suggestion? LEGGINGS. Leggings are fashion's gift to the world. You can go from home, to work out, to the mall and back again with them on. They look clean cut and are comfortable to top it off!

    Coming from practice? Pack a cute sweater to change into after and tie your hair back in a neat pony. Spritz a little perfume on and you're ready to go! But ladies, remember…when wearing leggings, always (and I'm talking ALWAYS) wear a longer shirt to cover that booty!

  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: Wouldn't Be Caught Dead In...

    Posted on 12/24/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi


    What is one item of clothing or an accessory you would never be caught dead wearing?

    Oh wow. I think I could go on for days with this question!!! And I'm not sure that's a good thing! I would never ever ever be caught dead wearing those rubber slippers (CROCS)!!! Although, when we film Degrassi, all the girls wear them in between scenes... Yes they are comfortable! But they are not cute people!! Even on set when someone takes a photo of us, I always take them off for the photo. I cannot stand them!

    Another fashion DON'T for me: pajama pants... in public! Why do people still do this?! Throw on a pair of leggings! Come on!

    The photo below is one of Imogen's outfits. Can you spot those ugly slippers?


  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: Time To Boot Up!

    Posted on 12/16/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi


    There are so many cute styles of boots but I don't know how to pair them with outfits! What types of boots go best with pants vs. skirts and dresses?

    I can see how this could get tricky! Lucky for us, there are so many different styles of boots to choose from these days! Boots have become such a staple in people's wardrobes. In my opinion, it's always good to have booties, knee high boots and a motorcycle boot.

    I used to be a little frightened about wearing any style of boots with skirts, but these days you can totally pull that off. When wearing a skirt I would probably wear booties with a small heel. Or if it's a little colder outside throw on a pair of leggings and knee high boots. For knee highs, I would suggest getting a tighter boot so they hug your calves!


  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: Fresh And Easy Hairstyles!

    Posted on 12/10/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi

    Photo Credit: Cristine Prosperi's Instagram / @crisprosperi.
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    I always wear my hair down and am bored with it, what are some easy hairstyles that I can start doing to amp up my look?

    Good question! I've always said my mood reflects on how good my hair looks!! So lately I have been trying out new hairstyles. Sometimes it's a bit of a hassle to style it perfectly and take the time to curl it. My motto... The messier the better! If you wake up with a bad hair day, there's nothing a little teasing can't fix. Teasing creates volume and volume is hot!

    Have a little more time? Curl SOME pieces of your hair to add a beach wave effect. Then gently run your fingers through your hair so the waves don't look so styled!

    P.S. Curls look better the second day, so you don't need to wash your hair the day after. SCORE! Another quick easy style... Slicked back ponytail. Nothing looks more professional then a neat pony to show off that beautiful face!


  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: My Favorite Makeup Product!

    Posted on 12/03/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi

    Photo Credit: Cristine Prosperi's Instagram / @crisprosperi.
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    What's your go-to makeup product?

    I don't wear a lot of makeup, but when I do my fav product is a great concealer, which I mostly use under my eyes. Sometimes, a lack of sleep or even just stress can really enhance those under-eye bags. Using concealer just brightens up your whole makeup look!

    You can also use concealer to contour your face, but don't forget to blend it in! Whether you need to brighten under-eye circles or cover redness and blemishes, it always does the trick. Annie Clark (a.k.a Fiona Coyne) actually passed this tip along to me. I never go anywhere without bringing it! It's a life saver.


  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: All About Accessories!

    Posted on 11/25/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    All About Accessories


    How many pieces of jewelry do you wear for different occasions? If you go all-out with your earrings, do you scale it back in other areas?

    Great question. I used to go all out with jewelry... Lots of bracelets was definitely my thing. However, as I've gotten older I've learned that simplicity is key. I think if I'm going to wear a lot of jewelry with an outfit it'll be thinner/smaller pieces. I wish I would experiment more with necklaces or earrings, but I hardly wear either.

    A lot people look at jewelry as a second thought, but it should always be important. I think if you're going for a more casual look, a few thin bracelets mixed with small rings is cool and trendy. However going out to an occasion is when you can bring out a chunkier piece.



  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: The Natural Makeup Look

    Posted on 11/19/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Fall In Love With Fall Fashion


    What are some subtle ways to wear makeup without having it caked all over my face? I just want a little something.

    I feel you, girl! Makeup is such a tricky thing to master and I am NO professional. I don't like wearing that much makeup because I wear so much when we film Degrassi! Usually my daily routine consists of a little bit of blush, filling in my eyebrows, and if I'm feeling adventurous that day, mascara will make the line-up.

    Sometimes I even skip all of that! A hint of tinted moisturizer and a pop of lip colour can do the trick! I've been wearing no makeup lately with a deep purple lip. So effortless but still so stylish! Remember ladies... less is MORE!



  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: How To Splurge

    Posted on 11/11/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Degrassi: Everything You've Done

    Photo Credit: Cristine Prosperi's Instagram / @crisprosperi.
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    If I can buy one higher priced item this year, what would you recommend I should get? Purse? Jeans? Shoes?

    This is such a great question. I love my purses so I would definitely recommend spoiling yourself with a great bag! Bags can last you for years and, if you pick the right one, never go out of style.

    I recommend a neutral color (black, nudes) when it comes to an expensive bag. That way you can wear it with any type of outfit. Also, if you pick the right bag, you can literally wear it all the time. So why not splurge on something you'll use everyday?!