Blog | summer
- Posted on 06/09/2014 by Rachel1016
The sun is out, and 'tis the season to shed some layers! There are countless reasons the summer season rocks our socks off (literally because, you know, ~heat~), but summer fashion is probably one of the things we look forward to most. And here's why!
COLOR ME VIBRANT
Bright hues and hot weather go together. It's a fact! Summer is a great time to experiment with bold colors and accent pieces, even if you have a thing for neutrals. Don't be afraid to get noticed! Crave neon? Shine Bright. Love turquoise? Us, too.
LIFE'S A BEACH
It's summer. It's hot. It's humid. The last thing you want to do is spend hours subjecting your luscious locks to added heat of hair dryers, curling irons and straighteners. Get yourself some sea salt texturizing spray, and fall in love with the breezy, beach wave hairstyle! Not only will it appear as if you just emerged from the saline sea, but the less perfect the 'do, the better it looks!
MAKE A STATEMENT
What you give up in layers, you make up for in accessories during the warm-weather months. Statement jewelry can transform an otherwise subdued outfit into a showstopper. And if subtle is, in fact, your modus operandi, cooler pieces with chunky shapes strike a perfect balance!
State the obvious: Sandals and flip-flops are a staple of any summer wardrobe. And since you're probably not going to be stomping on the sand in combat boots (unless you're into that sorta thing!), bearing your feet is inevitable. We love summer footwear because it invites us to show off a little color on our toes (and also encourages all-around good hygiene). Hot pink, fiery red, gentle lilac -- the colors abound! Plus, we all know pedicures last way longer than manicures so if you're going to treat yourself, why not make it count?!
HEAD IN THE GAME
During the summer, sometimes (read: almost always) practicality wins. You can never quite overestimate the strength of the sun, but you can always shield it in style. We love vintage-inspired sunglasses with round frames, and fedora hats might as well be called super chic shade-makers. Plus, when you're trying to tame those pesky baby hairs on windier days at the shore, colorful cloth hairbands are a BLESSING.
Do you have a favorite summer item? Let us know what how you're shaking up your summer style in the comments!
- Posted on 08/22/2013 by Rachel1016
- Posted on 08/20/2013 by Rachel1016
- Posted on 08/13/2013 by Rachel1016
In this first look, Jenna and Alli prepare spend their final days in Paris, and Alli anticipates leaving Leo. Their problems quickly become insignificant, though, when they hear the shocking news about Adam. Check out the sneak peek of "Honey" and be sure to tune in on Thursday at 9PM ET!
- Posted on 08/06/2013 by Rachel1016
Tristan and Maya are besties for life, but can their relationship survive last week's falling out?
In this sneak peek, Maya finds out Tristan wandered off into Paris alone. Worried and determined to find him, she enlists Winston for back-up. But is Miles bummed he's not her go-to man? Check out the first look of "Cannonball" and catch the full episode when it airs this Thursday at 9PM ET on TeenNick!
- Posted on 07/30/2013 by baileyb2112
Even though Adam and Becky are forced to do long distance, they can make it through anything...right?
In this sneak peek of Thursday's episode, Adam has a romantic digital date planned for Becky, complete with pizza and candlelight. But wait--who invited the shirtless stranger?! Check out this first look of "About A Girl" and catch the full episode this Thursday at 9 PM ET on TeenNick!
- Posted on 07/23/2013 by Rachel1016
The City of Light? The City of Love? Either/or? All the above?
Things are heating up in Paris! An all-new episode of Degrassi airs this Thursday at 9PM ET on TeenNick, and we've got a first look! Check out a sneak peek and start making your predictions!
- Posted on 07/16/2013 by baileyb2112
Degrassi takes Paris in an all-new episode this Thursday at 9PM ET on TeenNick! This city of love is bound to be full of adventure, romance and a lot of drama. Check out a sneak peek and see what surprises the city will have in store!
- Posted on 07/04/2012 by Lisa
Yay for 4th of July, and YAY for having South of Nowhere back on TeenNick! We're airing it all week long, starting at 10pm et.
We hope you have an AWESOME 4th of July today. Go out, have fun, see the fireworks... then come home and watch some late-night South of Nowhere. If you can't make it to a pool party, live vicariously through these South of Nowhere pics!
p.s. If you're wondering: These pool party pictures are from the episode Rules of Engagement, which airs Thursday night at 11:30pm et on TeenNick.
- Posted on 06/28/2012 by Lisa
This week on Dance Academy, we saw secret kisses, football players, ballet fever, and a major injury. (If you missed any episodes, catch up here.) Spoilers below.
On episode 18, Betty Bunheads, Abigail and Sammy are secretly making out, but Abigail is doing her best to make sure it stays a secret. She gets annoyed at him for using the word "us." (That seems like a sign that she's afraid of commitment, doesn't it?)
Petra is Miss Raine's new favorite, but when an opportunity arises to dance back in Germany, she's tempted to leave the academy... despite her crush on Sammy. Meanwhile, Kat tries her best to help her little ballerina friend, Scout, impress Miss Raine at auditions.
On episode 19, Fairest & Best, some athletes arrive at the National Academy of Dance to work on their agility and balance, but they clash with the male dancers over which sport is more challenging. I was really hoping this would involve some kind of dance battle, but no. The football players had to perform a dance all the way through, and the ballet guys had to try to score a goal on the field.
I wasn't that into the guys' competition storyline, but I like the way the relationship between Abigail and Sammy is developing. Abigail tried to tell him that kisses don't mean anything, because "It's just lips on other lips," but ultimately she seemed to realize that Sammy's lips are special. Aww.
Episode 20, Ballet Fever, showed Tara obsessing over dance to the point that Sammy and Kat felt it was time to stage an intervention. At their urging, she took an afternoon off, and bonded with Christian, which included lots of kissing. I love these two together, though I secretly wish he'd give her a new nickname and stop calling her "training bra."
Meanwhile, Kat struggled to convince the board to keep hip-hop in the curriculum, and realized that maybe her mom isn't ALWAYS the enemy.
In episode 21, FOMO: Fear of Missing Out, Tara copes with an injury by organizing a formal dance for the school, and realizes that being injured is a nice, relaxing break compared to working her butt off in dance classes every day. Abigail and Sammy grow even closer while working on a dance together and try to figure out if they're ready to have sex.
Once again, Miss Raine pressures Tara to make dance her one and only priority in life, crushing my dreams of a long, happy relationship between Tara and Christian. Or did the fact that Tara seems to blame Christian for her injury ruin things? Or did Christian's jealousy of Ethan ruin things? I guess there were a few contributing factors, but still. I'm over here sighing dramatically, and wondering if things could ever work out between Tara and Christian in the future. I hope so.
(Want to rewatch the latest episodes? Here you go.)