Michaela was an orphan in Sierra Leona, and was branded 'devil-child' because of her rare skin condition. As war raged, a vision came to her from another world.
Outside the orphanage she saw a picture of a ballet dancer......
She said: It was strange because the dancer looked so beautiful and so happy, so i ripped it and tucked it into my underwear. I kept looking at it every night and dreamt about America.
Michaela was adopted by an american couple and today is a rising star in the ballet world. Being black in the ballet still restricts her for getting the prima ballerina roles....
People say: 'Ah well you're too dark for this role'
Michaela: "I would like people to change the way they see black dancers. I just want to be a great TEEN role-model. I would hate to disappoint anybody"
teen-i-am: teenagers DON'T support prejudice
For great style this Spring/Summer 2013 invest in:
INSTANT PRINT NAILS
teen-i-am: Its all about self expression.....do it your way!!!
Supermodel Lily Cole was scouted at the age of 14 and has worked with the most prestigious fashion houses like: Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaulthier, Versace, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Louis Vuitton.
And has also ventured into the world of acting...The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus with the late Heath Ledger.
But TOPPING all that..... LILY has collected "a double first class honours from Cambridge University (that's the highest honours at one of the world's top universities)
Multi-Tasking at its BEST!!!!
This perfume has an adventurous vibe, with a blend of floral, fruity and bakeshop scents.
Water lily, apple, orange and apricot combine with sheer floral notes, dark chocolate and pink frosting. If this were a dessert, it would be the yummiest (and prettiest) cupcake ever.
This perfume does not just smell fantastic but it's also so pretty and sweet just sitting on top of your vanity!
Fashion is not something that only exists in dresses only.
Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
(Head Designer: Karl Lagerfeld)
The house of Fendi's artistic director, is also Karl Lagerfeld... and he has a new project:
To fund repairs to Rome's famous TREVI FOUNTAIN.
Lagerfeld said: "Whoever has the money pays'....
Fashion has money because things are going amazingly well, so Rome should benefit. Estimating costs around 2.12 million euros.
History of the TREVI Fountain....
commissioned by Pope Clement XII in 1730, is one of the ancient aqueducts that supplied Rome with water.
Today it is visited by millions of tourists (like myself).....and the legend says, that if you throw a coin with your back to the fountain, throw the coin in your right hand over your left shoulder - that will ensure you a return to Rome.
Tie & Dye Denim
Used & DIY Denim (watch the teen-i-am makeover)
Bad Girl Denim
Print & Colour Denim
there's even Wranglers Moisturising Denim......
There's quite a lot to choose from......
Advice teen-i-am: make it your own!!!
Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are...
Figuring out who you are is the whole point of FASHION!!!!
Twitter has now created a video version called VINE.
You have to be quite creative or to the point....as the videos only go for 6 seconds.
Only available on i-phones, i-touchs, i-pads.....at the moment.
Scotland's known for their Shetland ponies and quality knitwear....so the tourism board put them together and came up with an ingenious "Visit Scotland" campaign.
Look at them with their beautiful, cosy handknitted cardigans......
Soooo gorgeous....makes me so want to visit Scotland!!!
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
· fashion designers
Through their company Dualstar, the Olsens joined the ranks of the wealthiest women in the entertainment industry at a young age.
First acting role :
Aged only six months, the twins were cast on the ABC sitcom Full House
Mary-Kate and Ashley were popular figures in the preteen market during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Their Products : clothes, books, fragrances, magazines, movies and posters. Mattel also produced Mary-Kate and Ashley fashion dolls from 2000 to 2005.
The New York Times declared Mary-Kate a fashion icon for pioneering her signature : HOMELESS look, "ashcan" or "bohemian-bourgeois",is similar to the boho-chic style popularized in Britain by Kate Moss and Sienna Miller.
The look consists of oversized sunglasses, boots, loose sweaters, and flowing skirts, with an aesthetic of mixing high-end and low-end pieces.
The Olsens have a clothing line for girls ages 4-14 in Wal-Mart stores across North America, as well as the following labels :
* Couture Fashion label, "The Row", named after Savile Row in London
* A beauty line called "Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real fashion for real girls"
* Elizabeth & James, a contemporary collection inspired by vintage finds and pieces in their personal wardrobes.
* Olsenboye, and a t-shirt line called "StyleMint"….sold at J.C.Penny.
Today the Olsen’s are one of the wealthiest YOUNG women in the USA !!!!
Their combined net worth estimated at 100million dollars.
teen-i-am’s advice : find your passion and give it voice... and make it happen
Wear mint this season...
Don't go green with envy girls get, your style rocking this season!