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  • TeenNick Message Boards Farewell

    Posted on 08/23/2013 by Rachel1016

    Hey TeenNick fans,

    We wanted to let you know that starting Friday, August 30th, we're bidding farewell to the TeenNick message boards. But don't fret—we still want to hear all of your feels about the latest Degrassi love triangle. Head over to the comments section of our blog and videos, and you will still be able to use your TeenNick community profile to chat about all things TeenNick! Or, if social media is your thing, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep the conversation going!

  • 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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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).


  • Degrassi: Watch the Season 13 Promo!

    Posted on 06/21/2013 by Lisa

    It's a whole new Degrassi, Thursdays at 9pm et / 6pm pt. Tune in every Thursday, starting July 11th. Here's a peek at Season 13 of Degrassi:

    Are you ready for a whole new Maya? A whole new Tristan? A whole bunch of new Degrassi episodes? I AM!!!!

    Get a better look at some of the new characters in the We Are Degrassi promo.

    Which character -- new or returning -- are you most excited to see in action this summer? Zoe looks like she's gonna be T-R-O-U-B-L-E.


  • House of Anubis: Touchstone of Ra

    Posted on 06/01/2013 by Lisa

    Get ready for a House of Anubis special event...

    "Touchstone of Ra" premieres Monday, June 17th at 9pm et / 6pm pt!

    I can't believe Sibuna are graduating!! Can you?

  • Degrassi: The Most Shocking Episode

    Posted on 05/24/2013 by Lisa

    Degrassi fans chose "Time Stands Still" as Degrassi's most shocking episode in this week's Fan Favorite Friday poll.

    "Time Stands Still" is a two-parter from Degrassi's 4th season. The main storyline is about Rick (played by Ephraim Ellis), a bullied student who brings a gun to school, with catastrophic consequences. You can watch both parts online here.

    Here's part one:

    Here's part two. We'll post a new Fan Favorite poll next week. Like the Degrassi Facebook page and don't forget to vote!


  • Degrassi: The Most Bromantic Episode

    Posted on 05/17/2013 by Lisa

    The winner of this week's Fan Favorite Friday poll, by a wide margin, is "High Fidelity." Watch both parts online, and relive a crucial moment in Jimmy and Spinner's bromance -- when Jimmy finally forgives Spin for his involvement in the shooting. Here's part one:

    Here's part two, which includes the scene where the guys reconnect. If you've never seen High Fidelity, it is definitely worth watching. This two-parter is about SO much more than Jimmy and Spinner. Palex argue about their future plans. Darcy and Manny have a catfight. Ashley and Craig return to town. Ellie, Marco, Paige, Hazel, and Alex graduate. The final scene between Spinner and Darcy always makes me tear up. (I love the song that plays at the end of this episode -- it's "My Ex-Lover Is Dead" by Stars.)

    We'll have another Fan Favorite poll next week, so check the Degrassi Facebook page!


  • Degrassi: The Most Heartbreaking Episode

    Posted on 05/10/2013 by Lisa

    In this week's Degrassi Fan Favorite poll, we asked fans to vote for the most heartbreaking episode. The winner, by a large margin, was "Rock This Town." Grab a box of tissues and watch the full episode online. If you haven't seen this episode yet, be warned: You may end up sobbing in a puddle of your own tears. It's a rough one to watch.

    I hadn't seen "Rock This Town" in ages, and I completely forgot that J.T. is the reason the party happened. (Emma seemed iffy about throwing one until J.T. mentioned Liberty's birthday.) Somehow that makes what happened to him even more heartbreaking.

    Check the Degrassi Facebook page next week for a new Fan Favorite poll.


  • Degrassi: The Zombie Apocalypse

    Posted on 04/10/2013 by saidbyjohn

    Remember when Degrassi experienced a zombie apocalypse? The title of the latest Degrassi episode, "Zombie," got us thinking about it, so WE BROUGHT IT BACK!

    Quick, before the zombies invade your town, watch these throwback webisodes of Degrassi of the Dead. There's nothing better than having a virtual stroll down the Degrassi memory lane, and this stroll includes Aubrey Graham, better known today as Drake, getting down to a Degrassi version of Thriller:

    The more recent cast isn't on it, which I'm grateful for because no one wants to watch Eli get his brains eaten out or his hair messed up! What you will get to see is some of Degrassi's all-stars fight their way out of the school and onto a school bus. (And, yes, there's no question about it - every high school student should know how to drive a school bus.)

    Watch Degrassi of the Dead here.

  • Josh Duhamel is hosting the Kids' Choice Awards!

    Posted on 03/20/2013 by Lisa

    Do you guys love Josh Duhamel as much as I do? He's getting to be one of my favorite celebrities.

    Last year, Josh was one of the celebrities featured on the 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards. If you missed it, the HALO Awards honor teens who "Help And Lead Others" by giving back to their communities, and they're one of the most inspiring, meaningful things I've ever seen on TV. On the 2012 show, Josh Duhamel spent time with HALO honoree Taylor Waters. They went to the beach together and bonded about their disaster-relief work. Josh seemed so kind, generous, and down-to-earth that it blew me away. (See Josh and Taylor in action in this clip.)

    The promos for the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards make me love him even more. The HALOs showed off Josh's serious side, but I had no idea he could be this silly:

    I love any guy who's willing to dress up like Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, and all those celebrities just for the purpose of making people laugh. This video gives Josh Duhamel so many bonus points in my heart.

    How crazy will things get at this year's Kids' Choice Awards? Tune into the KCAs this Saturday, March 23rd at 8pm ET. With Josh hosting, you know it's gonna be good!

  • Degrassi: "Karma Police, pt. 2" Sneak Peek

    Posted on 03/19/2013 by Lisa

    "Karma Police, pt. 2" airs Friday at 9pm et on TeenNick, but you can watch the first scene right here:

    Fiona seems so vulnerable in this scene. I wish she didn't live alone, you guys. I'm worried about her.