Shay Mitchell vamps up her surprisingly demure lace set with a dark lip. Noted.
Last night the 2014 Teen Choice Awards aired on Fox and millions of teens and tweens tuned in, excited to see their favorite stars walk the blue carpet. Surfboard shaped awards were doled out between performances but we were only paying attention to the fashion. Because crop tops and metallics are actually much more interesting to us than the Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, et al. But, again, the fashion was fun.
Below we’ve chosen the looks we actually loved and have stored in our mental banks for near-future style inspiration:
Aisha Dee’s white dress looks so comfy- perfect for Celine slip ons and brunch.
Another comfy look, Italia Ricci rocks a one piece we’d love to own.
Janel Parrish brought in Fall appropriate jewel tones- we love the dark palette (ignore the shoes).
We love Jordin Sparks’ high waisted set- perfect for the days we skip the crunches.
For the Teen Choice Awards, Selena Gomez was a snooze but IRL? We’d wear that in a heart beat.
The amazingly talented, tormented, and true to self Frida Khalo was and is a beacon for artists and activists alike. Her powerful self portraits and unflinching honesty are what attracts people to her work the most. She was a survivor of Polio and a terrible accident, both of which contributed to her bold fashion choices- large skirts and an “au natural” unibrow that she refused to pluck ( as an indirect result of being bedridden an alone, left to examine and accept her beauty and also hide her disfigurement with skirts). Her art has truly left a large mark on society, and her fashion choices were always a topic for discussion.
Once she died, her husband and later a close friend both kept her clothing locked away, most likely to preserve them. Fortunately for the adoring public, these items are now on display at the Museo Frida Khalo in Mexico for a short time. We would LOVE to be able to browse her collection of floral pieces, Mexican folk dresses and undoubtedly amazing accessories.