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New York Fashion Week 2012

Feb 17, 2012

New York Fashion Week spotlights top designer collections for the coming fall. It shows us what trends are coming up in color, style and accessories. This year’s fashion week ran from February 9-16, and featured well over 100 designers from all over the world, from high fashion like Vera Wang’s wedding collection to everyday style from Levi’s. Here’s a rundown of three designers teens love to watch, with featured photos from their collections.

Top Teen Fashion Collections

Betsey Johnson’s signature bright colors once again graced the runway this year with hot pinks , bright yellows and oranges, accenting black, grey and white. The skirts were short, the boots were high, the nail polish was black, and the hair was sleek and straight. Here’s Betsey’s take on her  style choices:

“Making clothes involves what I like…color, pattern, shape and movement…I like the everyday process…the people, the pressure, the surprise of seeing the work come alive walking and dancing around on strangers. Like red lipstick on the mouth, my products wake up and brighten and bring the wearer to life…drawing attention to her beauty and specialness…her moods and movements…her dreams and fantasies.”

Betsey Johnson's 2012 CollectionBetsey Johnson's 2012 Collection

J Crew’s runway looked not surprisingly like a walking version of their catalog. They showed exactly what you would expect from the preppy staple: lots of chunky layers, muted earth tones, messenger bags, and cleanly manicured, unpolished nails.

J Crew's 2012 CollectionJ Crew's 2012 Collection

Nanette Lepore, favorite stylist to celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Sharon Stone, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Eva Longoria Parker, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Abigail Breslin, featured a palette of chartreuse (bright lime green), orange and royal blues, with short skirts and clean lines.

Nanette Lepore's 2012 CollectionNanette Lepore's 2012 Collection

Designers Share Their Secret Philosophies

And for the seriously fashion-y among you, a poll of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week designers: “What is your mantra?” produced some inspiring and heartfelt responses. See the best below!

Brandon Sun: "Everything happens for a reason, so let it."
Charlotte Ronson: "Less is more."
Dennis Basso: "No matter what happens you have to go, go, go."
Jenny Packham: "Remember to breathe."
Norisol Ferrari: "Go within... or go without."
Tracy Reese: "Be yourself... go with your gut."
Suzanne Rae: "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." - William Blake
Concept Korea's Doho: "Buddhism."

 

Have Your Say

What's your favorite fall style from New York Fashion Week? Do you follow the trends or follow your heart? Weigh in here and let us know!

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PARTYHAT posted in Family Issues:
hey,  im so sorry about that, but one thing this reminds me of is my grandpa. he passed away when my dad was 12 years old and i never got to see him, he sounds soo nice. keep going  :thumbsup
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Littkekawaiiigirl
I have a friend, she was so nice and funny when my best friend and I met her on the first day of school. As months passed she started getting annoying. The way she texts, acts, and talks is starting to get annoying. Then she is becoming such a drama queen now. What should I do?
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Kirsteeeeen
Thank you for sharing something that has helped you cope with loss, and I'm sorry that you lost your friend and had to go through the grief and pain. I don't know what it is like, but I know there are a lot of people who do and would appreciate that you shared that way of coping. I hope that you are continuing to find more ways to deal with it, and don't forget those good memories you have with her. They'll always be yours to cherish.
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Kirsteeeeen
Hi Wonderfulcalico, I'm sorry to hear you're in such a bad situation. It must be tough, and it must be having a profound negative impact on you and those around you. It sounds like your mom has some things she needs to work out. But know that this behaviour from your parents is not okay. You shouldn't have to be subjected to this type of environment, which is toxic for your health physically and mentally. It also sounds like it is physically dangerous and it is making you live in fear, which is not okay. It is NOT your fault. If you feel that you are being abused, please get another trusted adult involved. Don't act on things that make you feel unsafe or confront your parents directly if you know they will act in a dangerous way. Your safety is number one. Try contacting another adult such as a teacher, a nurse, a doctor, a worship leader, social worker, child protective services, or call the police. Remember that 911 is also an option in any emergency, and that includes yourself being in danger from physical abuse. You can also call Your Life, Your Voice at 1-800-448-3000 , message them online, or even text them, or contact another local help line that you know. Please take care of yourself and stay safe. I know you may not want to do any of these things, and it's okay to feel that way, but also remember how important your safety is and make that a priority. 
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KayKayZ posted in Friends:
Hmm, okay, well I'll try to give you the best advice that I can, Error. So you say you don't like your friend for a number of reasons: Liar, bad influence, uses swear words, too blunt, etc. I feel like some of these could be over-looked, such as the swearing and the 'bad influence' part. Really, all you have to do is just not copy her actions, and they won't be influential at all. If you disagree, it shouldn't be hard to just refuse to follow in her steps. However, lying isn't the best quality I would look for in a friend.  She doesn't seem like an enjoyable person to be around in general, which is why you are making this post, obviously. But I'm gonna ask you something here. Don't you think that, in a way, you're lying too? You're pretending to be her friend solely for purposes of monetary value because, I assume, your family cannot pay for or get you to gymnastic class themselves. If this is true, that's kind of bad, isn't it? It sounds like, to me, that your friendship isn't exactly a healthy relationship at all. But I'm gonna sympathize with you, since I know gymnastics must be important to you, and you wouldn't be doing this if you didn't have a good reason. So, what should you do about it? Well, personally I think there are a few things you could do. You could stop being her friend, therefore no longer having to deal with her; but in the process lose access to your gymnastics class and have to look for it in another way. On the flip side, you could continue to put up with her, which would probably not be in your best interests, but you'd still get to attend your class. Or, you could try talking to her about it. Ask her what she really thinks of your friendship, if she actually values you as her friend. Maybe you two can talk about problems that you're having with each other and work on fixing them. This option could have negative effects, since she might want to stop being your friend or things could become very awkward after that. But it's probably your best bet to be honest with her, as you'd hope she would be with you. How about if you tried being really nice to her? Kindness is contagious, and perhaps if you treat her well enough, she'll start doing the same to you. I feel like maybe if you complimented her, told her things that you really like about her, maybe even got her gifts or made her food once in a while, that she would come to appreciate you and all that you do for her. And in turn, she might start to respect you more herself, and become a good friend. That's about all I can say. If you're close enough with her mom, maybe you could even try asking her about her daughter and see if she can give you any advice. Hopefully that helped in some way, but if it didn't, maybe it at least made you think? I hope your problem gets resolved, Error, and you can be content with the outcome of it. :-)
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