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We had an amazing time at Fashion Bash 2014...
and we're already looking forward to next year!
A special thanks to all the GL girls who celebrated with us, our incredible partners and, of course, our special guests and performers.
Press play to catch the highlights!
The 411 on Fashion Bash...
This August, GL celebrated our 20th anniversary—so, naturally, we threw a huge party! But our second annual Back-to-School Fashion Bash wasn't just our birthday…it was also the official pre-party to Pier 6 Pavilion's Austin Mahone concert featuring Fifth Harmony and The Vamps.
So what, exactly, is Fashion Bash? It's GL's annual (and totally free!) music and fashion festival for teens: three hours of fun, fashion, music, makeovers, giveaways, swag bags and more. Oh, and did we mention the celebrity hosts, popstar performers and surprise celeb guests? Basically, it's the #bestdayever for girls who want to rock out, look amazing and have a blast.
And—since we're always excited to head back to school and hit the halls in style—we wrapped up this amazing day with a fab fall fashion show featuring all the cutest new looks and trends.
Check out the highlights!
Scroll through the slideshow below to see snaps and get all the details...
Welcome to Fashion Bash 2014! Meet our celeb host, Kelli Berglund...
GL was thrilled to welcome celeb host Kelli Berglund—from Disney XD's "Lab Rats" and the Disney Channel Original Movie How To Build a Better Boy—to Fashion Bash 2014. Kelli took time to meet fans and sign autographs before stepping on stage as a guest emcee during the fashion show. The girl has serious style!
Surprise! The Vamps stopped by to hang out...
#GLFashBash was the official pre-party of the Austin Mahone Live Tour…so, naturally, our besties (and tour members) The Vamps stopped by to take pics, hang out and chat on stage with GL editors Karen and Trish.
The highlight of the day? GL's Back-to-School Fashion Show!
The main event featured a three-act fashion show—including all the top trends for fall—with music by Bea Miller. Keep scrolling to see performance pics and style snaps!
Featured fashions by...
BOBS from Skechers, Choose Friendship, Duck Tape, JouJou, Kohl's, Lulu's, Mirabella, NFL, Princess Vera Wang, Reebok, rue21, Urbanog, Sugar and Bruno
Hair color by...
Splat Hair Chalk
Barbizon Modeling, CIMA Talent
It's official: Bea Miller is a rockstar. We're obsessed!
After spending the day with the insanely sweet and talented Bea Miller, we have this X Factor alum's debut emo-pop EP, Young Blood, playing on repeat. Bea headlined our main performance and opened with "Open Your Eyes," the haunting theme song to Deep Blue—the first book in the WaterFire Saga. Then we rocked out to the rest of her album—"Fire N Gold" is topping our fall playlist.
Then our models hit the catwalk! The show started with "Mad for Plaid"...
It's prep school with a punk twist. Pile on the plaids, checks and tartans with tough-girl boots and leather jackets.
Next up? We flirted with "Fall Romance"...
Fall in love with moody florals, sweeping skirts and Western-inspired prints for a look that's oh-so-boho.
And then the final scene: "Sporty Glam" closed the show!
On the floor or off, metallics and neon will score you major style points. High-tops, faux fur and sleek track suits become your new season VIPs.
But let's back up a sec—did you do a double-take when this Duck Tape dress came down the runway?
Yep, this fab frock was made entirely of Duck Tape! We love the structured shoulders, metallic belt and on-trend A-line skirt. And that celestial print? Out of this world.
And all the gorgeous hair and makeup looks you saw on the runway?
That's all thanks to our amazing team of talented stylists from About Faces Day Spa & Salon in Maryland.
Fresh off the American Dream tour with MKTO, the bubbly and beautiful Tiffany Houghton rocked the house with her bad-boyfriend send-off song, "The Best" (which, BTW, is GL editor Karen's new fave).
When she wasn't meeting fans (and showing us how to take the perfect selfie!), Cailee Rae slayed the stage with single "Beautiful Lights" from her upcoming EP. Cailee's original songs wowed us…and we also loved her rendition of Sam Smith's "Latch."
Known to her fans as "The Girl With the Big Pink Heart," Kristina Lachaga—who recently opened for Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush—kicked off a stellar set and got our hearts pumping with her cute crush anthem "Won't Wait Forever."
BOBS from Skechers Style Oasis
For stylish girls who want to do good and look great, the Style Oasis was one of the coolest spots at Fashion Bash. Girls previewed new styles, scored cute BOBS from Skechers gear and entered to win these sweet shoes.
Barbizon Red Carpet Experience
Girls stepped into Fashion Bash in style with a stop at the Barbizon Modeling red carpet to have professional photos snapped. Then, girls headed to the Barbizon booth to grab their pics, snag a runway lesson and enter to win a date with Cody Simpson!
Mirabella Style Challenge
Fierce fashionistas learned how to Bella their boots just in time for fall! Plus, girls could spin the wheel to score more stylish swag from Mirabella. And yep, that's Cailee Rae rocking her Mirabella tank—she's a huge fan and official #MirabellaGirl.
Choose Friendship Button Bar
At the Choose Friendship Button Bar, girls expressed their chic sense of style by creating custom accessories to rock: bold buttons featuring Austin Mahone, The Vamps, Bea Miller and GL! Plus, pics made for another cute keepsake.
Clear Start Sampling Station
Clear skin? Yes, please! Pros from Clear Start by Dermalogica offered free skincare consultations and shared their best tips for an awesome complexion. Plus, girls grabbed Clear Start products and more major prizes.
Jane Cosmetics Makeovers
The get-gorgeous gurus from Jane Cosmetics treated girls to makeovers—plus taught the tricks and tips for a naturally beautiful look. Then, girls could head over to the Jane Beauty Bar for primped-out photos and free products.
Splat Hair Chalking
Dipped tipped, a single streak or ombre accents? Girls selected a shade and got chalked up for an edgy and awesome hairstyle from Splat Hair Chalk.
Allstate's Get There Safe Zone
The Allstate message is major: Get there safe! So to show off their safe driving skills, girls grabbed a Bestie Balloon (filled with water!) and navigated our obstacle course—complete with distractions like a darting squirrel, rainy weather and that friend who's always dancing in the car—to get her "passenger" across the finish line. Plus, every girl who took the challenge was entered to win tickets to see Austin Mahone!
Chick-fil-A Fun and Photo Lounge
New, healthy menu options from Chick-fil-A? Yum! At the Fun and Photo Lounge, girls could kick it with the cow, pose for pics with friends, score prizes and preview the amazing menu. Oh, and did we mention that prints are a major trend for fall? The cow even walked our runway!
Taylor Felt's #TForce
What's your dream? The sweet singer Taylor Felt helps her fans discover their own dreams while pursuing her own. Girls posed with the dream board to score posters, bracelets, hats, music and more.
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