GL teamed up with Crayola Catwalk Creations to send one lucky fashionista to the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York City. Meet Alexa (on left), winner of our Style Scout contest, and check out her 2013 spring preview!
Hi GL girls! I’m Alexa, and I had the incredible experience of being GL’s Style Scout for the Z100 Jingle Ball concert and pre-party extravaganza in NYC. I’m super excited to share all the glam details of my night with you—and report on five fab trends for 2013…
The VIP pre-party
Walking into the huge Hammerstein Ballroom was an overwhelming feeling. I started upstairs for a meet-and-greet with Bridget Mendler, Cher Llyod and other celebs. Downstairs was filled with stands from companies like Conair, Dunkin Donuts, Duane Reade and more—and they were all gifting samples of goodies, plus they had makeup artists and hair stylists ready to transform regular girls (like me!) into glamazons for the night.
I had my hair chalked with blue highlights, a fabulous smoky eye done and left with blister Band-Aids to apply to my (very sore) feet. And even better, I got all this celeb-worthy treatment while sipping on a delicious latte—yum. Meanwhile, Neyo and Cher Llyod performed on a huge stage in the center aisle. Amazing!
One crazy concert
My arrival at Madison Square Garden was one I will never forget. For several blocks before the venue, girls were running around, gasping for air and screaming about the chance to witness the Biebs and One Direction in concert. 1D came on first, exciting everyone with “What Makes You Beautiful.” After the heartthrob boy group was Taylor Swift, in an adorable pair of red shorts with a glittery silver top and sequin shoes. The crowd had to wait until the end for Justin Bieber to come on and sing “Baby” to all of us—and every single person jumped up from their seats to jam out to his songs.
Fierce fashion trends
I love fashion—I even write my own fashion blog!—so it was awesome to check out all the styles and trends that were happening on the audience members. Jingle Ball was like a mini preview of the trends we’ll be seeing in 2013, so I put together five of my faves. Click through the slideshow to check out my street-style fashion photos, plus score inspiration on how you can experiment with style using Crayola Catwalk Creations.