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  • 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

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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

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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

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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?!

  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: Jeans And A T-Shirt Girl

    Posted on 11/04/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Jeans And A T-Shirt


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    EDITOR'S NOTE: As much as we love dressing to the nines from time to time, most days we swear by the saying, "comfort is king." If you're the kind of gal whose wardrobe consists of a few quality, casual-chic staples, this week's Q&A with Cristine Prosperi goes out to you!

    QUESTION: If I mostly wear jeans and tees, how can I spice up my wardrobe but still be comfortable?

    I'm all about being comfortable and stylish! I often wear jeans and tees. The key is how you accessorize an outfit. For a jeans and t-shirt look, I always throw in some chunky jewelry and a fun bag to tie it all together. Even a scarf can do wonders to an outfit! Turn the look from day to night by throwing a blazer overtop and cute little booties.

  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: Fall In Love With Fall Fashion!

    Posted on 10/28/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Come one come all, Degrassi fashion fans! Cristine Prosperi might be the resident quirky and artistic Imogen Moreno on set, but off set she is a bonafide style maven. Armed and ready to share her fashion knowledge with all of you, we are so excited to announce Cristine as our newest guest fashion blogger! Over the next few weeks, Cristine will pop in periodically to chat all things sartorial and answer your hard-pressed style questions. That's right, how did we get so lucky?

    Fall is one of my favorite seasons! However, not all people love the cold... so here's an easy and stylish solutio: LAYERING. Throwing on layers is the best way to be prepared for any weather condition! The key to nailing fall fashion is to experiment with different pieces in your closet. Layering different items not only keeps you warm but makes your outfit look chic and put together.

    The layers I went with:
    Denim button up
    Classic knit sweater
    Varsity jacket

    My go-to fall look:

    Fall In Love With Fall Fashion

  • TeenNick Top 10: Back To School Style Blogs

    Posted on 08/09/2013 by Rachel1016

    Last week on TeenNick Top 10, we teamed up with Macy's to bring you ten fabulous back-to-school fashion trends for the fall. With everything from neon to grunge, we rounded up the best looks for hitting the books (and, of course, gossiping in the hallways). But this week, we're bringing you even more back-to-school style inspiration! What better way to see your favorite trends come to life than on young fashion bloggers who live and breathe style? We took a cruise through the interwebs and found three stellar girls who put their personal spin on our Top 10 Back-To-School Trends! 

    AETHERLILY

























    Melanie, the creator of Aetherlily, has our Top 10 Back-To-School skirt trend down to a science. She wears her skirts long and flowy or short and sporty, using plaid flannels (hello, grunge trend!) to make for a tomboy look we can all get behind. And she's all about comfort, too! Every now and then, she'll trade her killer heels for trusty sneakers. From beach wear to street wear to rain wear, every look tells a different story! 

    TEEN FASHION DIARY

























    Romanian teen style maven, Mary, is having a girly girl moment. Her whimsical, delicate pieces with muted pink coloring and lace accents channel our Top 10 trend, Great Romance. But whether you're an ultra femme or going for a more casual vibe, you'll find something to love at Teen Fashion Diary. She even has an advice column for teens who have questions about style! 

    SOMEONE LIKE YOU


























    Lauren, of Someone Like You, has an eye for all things vintage and vintage-inspired. She loves a 50s-style A-line dress, but also knows how to pair a motorcycle jacket with a maxi skirt, � la Motorcycle Diaries, one of our Top 10 trends! We're all about a nostalgic sweetheart with a knack for throwback, and we think this look deserves some extra-credit in History class. 
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    Be sure to check out the blogs for even more back-to-school style ideas, and don't forget to visit your local Macy's store on August 10th for Teen Vogue Back To School Saturday, a one-day shopping extravaganza for the best deals on everything you need for back-to-school! Plus, check out all the looks now at the Macy's Style Lab



    Macy's Coupon Code: TNVGBTS or TNVGBTS1 for 20% off on Macy's BTS Saturday Teen Vogue event on 8/10 (offer valid only on 8/10).

  • TeenNick Top 10 Styling Tips With Mary Kate Steinmiller

    Posted on 08/02/2013 by Rachel1016

    This week, TeenNick Top 10 and Macy's bring you the ultimate fusion of music and fashion. As a part of the TeenNick Top 10 Back To School special, we caught up with Teen Vogue's Senior Fashion Market Editor and resident trend-setter, Mary Kate Steinmiller, who teamed up with Macy's to bring us ten fabulous back to school trends! Check out all of the looks here


    TREND #1: GIRLS -- NEON
    Neon is great for adding a pop of bright color to your outfit, but you mentioned that it's also a good idea to offset the brightness with more muted pieces. How do you know you've found the right balance?
    Pick one statement neon piece, whether it be a top, jacket, jeans or an accessory and keep it at that. Neon works best in small doses and balanced with neutrals.

    TREND #2: GUYS -- CAMOUFLAGE
    For a look that is supposed to blend in, camouflage is great for making a statement. What are some accessories that complement this bold pattern?  
    Take the colors of classic camo and carry them out into your accessories. A solid army green baseball hat and tan colored worker boots make it cool.

    TREND #3: GIRLS & GUYS -- PATTERNED TOPS
    We see a lot of guys wearing patterned t-shirts, hoodies, and sneakers.  What tips would give a girl who wants to rock the trend?
    "Borrowed from the boys" is one of the greatest fashion "tricks." The key is picking your masculine item and keeping the rest of your look feminine. Colored sneakers look great with a floppy mini skirt and classic tee; a printed hoodie or tee looks cool with a colored skinny jean.

    TREND #4: GIRLS -- MOTORCYCLE JACKET
    A motorcycle jacket is a staple for any biker-chic look. How would you pair a leather jacket during the early fall months when temperatures are still high?
    A moto jacket is seasonless. I wear mine over a summer sundress when nights get cool, or I layer a faux fur vest under it in the cooler months. It's versatile, think of it as a layering piece, not just a jacket. I also love the look of a hoodie under a biker jacket. 

    TREND #5: GUYS -- DENIM/CHAMBRAY
    Chambray has been everywhere recently. What are your thoughts on wearing chambray with jeans?
    Denim on denim looks laid back cool when done right. Just remember not to match your denims perfectly. There should be a little hint of shade difference if you are wearing denim on the top and bottom, and if not the denim should be patchwork or embellished so you are not head to toe flat denim. I love a chambray shirt with white jeans.

    TREND #6: GIRLS -- GRUNGE 
    Grunge is a trend that comes straight from the 90s. Sartorially, do you think the 90s are here to stay?
    The exact grunge of the 90s stayed in the 90s, but the best elements of it may be here to stay. A worn-in plaid flannel, classic black combat boots and ripped up denim often return on the trend radar, especially this fall.

    TREND #7: GUYS & GIRLS -- PLAID FLANNELS 
    Plaid flannel shirts are a must-have for guys, but how else can guys (or girls) work plaid into their overall look?
    For girls I love a plaid flannel shirt over a floral baby doll dress and boys look cool in ripped worn in jeans and a classic white undershirt tee.

    TREND #8: GIRLS -- GREAT ROMANCE
    Great Romance is such a whimsical, delicate look. Could this trend be inspired by any historical eras or specific places around the world?
    Great romance has a bit of a fashion fairy tale but nothing too perfect or pristine. More like a princess who has run away. A beautiful dress, but worn with a dreamy oversize knit sweater and a beanie hat to make it look a bit tattered.

    TREND #9: GUYS -- AMERICAN FLAG
    Contrary to popular belief, stars and striped aren't just for the 4th of July! What would you say to someone who's never rocked the patriotic look as a fall trend before?
    Take it in small doses, showing your patriotism can mean star print denim or just a red and white stripe tee. As long as you are not head to toe Americana, a piece of patriotism works in any outfit.

    TREND #10: GIRLS -- SKIRTS
    Skirts come in all different lengths, shapes, and silhouettes. What is the go-to skirt style this fall?
    The two must haves for fall hit both sides of the spectrum. For the girl embracing her inner grunge, it's a long and languid maxi skirt, preferably in a floral. For the girl who wants to show some leg, it's a short and sporty floppy mini skirt. Both can be worn with another must-have for the season, a crew neck sweatshirt. With the long gypsy skirt it's best to keep it oversize, and for the mini, wear it with a cool color-block crew neck that has a tinier fit.



    There you have it! A jump-start on the best fall trends for Back To School! Don't forget to visit your local Macy's on Saturday, Aug. 10th  for Teen Vogue Back-to-School Saturday, a one-day shopping extravaganza for the best deals on all these trends and everything you need for back to school! Plus, check out all the looks now at the Macy's Style Lab!

    Macy's Coupon Code:  TNVGBTS or TNVGBTS1 for 20% off on Macy's BTS Saturday Teen Vogue event on 8/10 (offer valid only on 8/10).