Confidence is Key

Hey Bratz Fanz! We’ve previously written about cool colored denim, flashy footwear, spring makeup trends and sparkly statement jewels, but pretty clothes, shoes, makeup and jewelry don’t make you pretty they just enhance your natural beauty. So today I’m going to tell you about the number one beauty must-have that works all year long: CONFIDENCE!

I dare you to go without makeup or fierce fashions for one weekend. Here are the rules: Throw on a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt — no makeup, no jewelry and no accessories — just tie your hair up in a ponytail and go out because the girl in the mirror is beautiful just the way she is!

Don’t get me wrong girls, I love fashion and makeup more than the average person, but every once in a while we need to remind ourselves that we don’t need to cover ourselves with all the latest trends to be beautiful – we already are!

So once you have the confidence to feel pretty in your own skin, then start adding the accessories back into your life. Remember, fashion isn’t about making you feel pretty… it’s about making you feel even prettier than you already are – inside and out!

xoxo,

 

Interview with Jasmin Larian

Jasmin Larian talks about Bratz and her personal passion for fashion.

Hey Bratzies! We sat down with Jasmin Larian, designer and daughter of Bratz founder Isaac Larian, and asked her some of your fashion questions! Check out her answers below to find out more about her fashion inspirations!

Have you ever made any fashion mistakes? (From Kabillion Girls Rule)

I wouldn’t call any fashion faux pas mistakes…But I experimented with cornrows ala Bo Derek in high school. I loved them, my mom didn’t.  It was low maintenance and looked amazing to me at the time.

How would you describe your personal fashion passion? Are you as earthy as your doll Yasmin? (From Alex B.)

I am as earthy as Yasmin the doll! I love floral dresses and fringe, but as I’ve grown older my style has merged into a more bohemian sophisticated chic look — but most of the time no matter what I’m wearing you’ll see me with a flower crown!

If you could pick one of the Bratz girls to be for one day, which one would you be and why? (From Selena A.)

Other than Yasmin?! I would be Jade because I think her style is so rad and funky.  She can pull off looks that only stylists dream of.

Do you influence any of the doll designs now that you’re older?  (From Angeline B.)

Yes! I run my own line of accessories called CULT GAIA, but am still very much involved in the design process for the dolls. It’s my first passion!

Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

Hey Lovelies – Cloe here! Want to know a secret? Some mornings I have fashion crises, too!  This morning I woke up and I couldn’t find a thing to wear in my closet FULL of clothes – nothing seemed to look right! Don’t you hate it when that happens? So I decided to first pick a pair of stylin’ shoes and then build my outfit around them. Pretty shoes somehow always make me feel better! Anyway, I slipped on my newest, and most rockin’, pair of heels and suddenly I felt like everything I wore looked super chic and glamorous. Check them out, aren’t they just fab?!?

This got me thinking, shoes are a very important essential in every girl’s closet so I’m going to share with you this spring/summer’s hottest shoe trends – with these five pairs you’re set for summer!

  • Ballet Flats are super cute and comfortable to wear out during the day when you’re having lunch with friends, shopping at the mall or running errands.
  • Fun and easy to wear tennis shoes in cool colors and designs are totally in this season. If you’re going to be doing a lot of walking these are definitely the shoes to choose.
  • Chunky espadrilles are a classic spring shoe. Wear them with a pretty floral sundress for a perfect match.
  • Bejeweled gladiator sandals are a great alternative for the average pair of flip-flops. They’re just as easy to wear but they come in super stylin’ varieties that you can dress up or down – and show off your latest pedicure!
  • Going out for a fancy occasion? Wear dark denim and pick up a pair of vampy heels to add a little glam but still keep a chic casual feel to your outfit.

What does your favorite pair of springtime shoes look like?
xoxo,

Prom Fashion Trends

It’s officially prom season, Bratzies! You know I’m all about trend setting and making a fashion statement, so this year I’m kicking it up to a whole new level with my light up dress! What better way to standout in a crowd than to light up the room, right?!

But just because I’ve got my look all picked out, doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping my

Bratz Funk n Glow Jade

eye on the upcoming prom trends for you lovelies. Here are the top three fashion statements to look forward to this prom season:

Short feathered skirts are totally hot right now. Dresses with feathers look fun, fashionable and fierce!

Sequins! You can never have too much glitz! Just remember to keep the accessories to a minimum when wearing a fully blinged out dress.

Having trouble deciding on a short dress or long dress? The high-low hemline is so in right now! Show some leg in the front and keep it long and glam in the back. Some high-low hemline dresses even come with a fun pattern on the inside!

Tell me all about your prom fashion picks!

Luv,

How to Wear Statement Jewelry

Hey Bratzies! Want to know what’s better than jewelry? Bigger, bolder, look-at-me jewelry! My newest obsession is the statement necklace. Chunky jewels are fabulous if you’re lookin’ to get noticed… and they’re great for adding some sparkle to any outfit, even a simple t-shirt and jeans! There is only one trick to rockin’ this look and that’s to not overdo it! For example, if you’re already sporting a super sparkly statement necklace then make sure to go easy on the earrings. They may be fabulous but you don’t want to get lost in a sea of jewels. Remember the jewels are the accessories, not you!

A turquoise and blue statement necklace pops against bright coral!

If chunky necklaces aren’t your thing, try wearing earrings to add a little sparkle around your eyes. Try colorful floral studs for a pop of color — match the color of your earrings to your eyes for extra impact — or hang a pair of bejeweled teardrop earrings for a fierce new look! If you’re wearing a statement necklace then pair it with a pair of simple rhinestone studs to add just the right amount of extra sparkle around your face.

Orange teardrop earrings add a pop of color around your face!

Last but not least is a big, beautiful ring! Flowers and bows are very trendy right now – my favorite is the beautiful turquoise flower ring below that makes any outfit go from ordinary to super extraordinary! You really can wear these chunky rings with any outfit. But remember, only wear one bulky ring at a time – if you want to wear more than one ring then pair your big rings with simple bands. And if you are wearing multiple rings on one hand, avoid wearing statement bracelets and watches on the same hand.

Big turquoise flower ring makes a big statement!

Luv ya!

Bratz Beauty How To: Cat-Eye Look

Hello lovelies! It’s Meygan here to teach you how to create the purr-fect Cat-Eye look! This is a classic make-up style that anyone can pull off with practice and good eyeliner. To get this glamourous look, you’ll need your favorite liquid eyeliner and an eyeliner brush with a fine-tip point.

1) Start by drawing a thin line on the inner part of your upper eyelid. Keep it very close to the lash line.

2)Go back to the outer eyelid and thicken the line just above the line you just drew. The line should be thin at the inner eye and slowly thicken as you get to the outer eyelid.

3) Then add a winged end—like a small check mark! Don’t let the winged end extend further than the length of your eyebrow—unless you’re going for a more dramatic look!

Be sure to rest your elbow on a surface, like the counter, to keep your hand steady. If you mess up a little, use some eye moisturizer or make-up remover to erase and start again. It takes lots of practice to get the hang of it, so just relax and have fun with it!

How do you feel about Cat Eyes? What celebs can you think of that always rock this look? We think Taylor Swift has it down!

Luv,

 

True Hope Bratz Dolls Receive Celebrity Support

In February, MGA Entertainment announced its plans to launch a line of dolls called “True Hope” Bratz® and Moxie Girlz™ Dolls in response to the social media petition for a bald doll to raise awareness of children going through chemotherapy, affected by alopecia or dealing with a parent with cancer.

Hunger Games star, Kalia Prescott, encouraged her Twitter followers to check out Bratz True Hope.

 

The dolls will be available to purchase in June at Toys “R” Us and $1 from each will be donated to City of Hope Cancer Foundation.

Bratz and MGA Entertainment received a resounding amount of support from the public following this announcement. We wanted to share some of the buzz from our celebrity supporters here on the official Bratz Trends blog—it’s always trendy to help others!

At the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards celebrities tweeted their support for Bratz True Hope.

Aubrey O'Day from former pop group Danity Kane and Celebrity Apprentice star, tweeted her support and applauded Bratz for being the first to create dolls for this cause.

Dana Wilkey from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills tweeted her support and thanked Bratz for stepping up!

Jennifer Stone, who plays Harper on Wizards of Waverly Place, stopped by to say hello to the True Hope Bratz!

Another Wizards of Waverly Place star, Maria Canals-Berrera, came by to see what True Hope is all about.

Madison Pettis, currently stars in Disney's Life With Boys, posed with True Hope Bratz.

Singer Cody Simpson showed his support for True Hope Bratz Boyz!

Lip-Wear Lowdown

Hey Bratz fanz, Cloe here to give you a lesson in luscious lip-wear! Do you know the difference between lip-gloss, lipstick, lip stain and lip balm? There are so many options for the perfect pout that it can get confusing. I’m here to help you understand it all! Let’s begin!

Jade's perfectly pink, plummy pout!

Lipstick: Lipstick comes in many different colors, from shades of pink and red to nudes, corals and plums. You can go for a natural look or pick an intense shade depending on how you’re feeling. Here are my top tips for applying lipstick:

  1. Lip liner is important if you’re experimenting with dark shades like red. Pick a matching lip liner and trace over the natural line of your lips. Don’t use lip liner when applying light colors.
  2. Use a lip brush to smooth on lipstick within the natural line of your lips.
  3. Blot! Get a piece of tissue paper and blot off excess color by smacking your lips together.

I love a luscious lip gloss!

Lip gloss: I’m a total lip gloss addict! I think I have like 7 in my purse right now, lol! When you want something easy to apply with a high-shine, go for lip gloss. They come in lots of colors, they go on smooth and they leave your lips glistening! Just glide onto your lips and go!

Lip stain: Stains give a wash of color to your lips without the shine of gloss or the strong hue of lipstick. They’re super long lasting and perfect for all-day color without the worry of reapplying. They usually come in the form of a felt tip marker. My tip for applying lip stain is to draw the line of your lips first then color in the rest. So cute, so kissable! Muah!

Lip balm: These are the easiest to wear and come in lots of fun flavors! Lip balms are made to moisturize and protect lips. There are even tinted lip balms if you want to add some extra color. My favorite is cherry flavor with pink tint.

Now that you’ve got the lip-wear lowdown it’s time to try new things! If you normally go for lip balm, try lip gloss instead! If lip gloss is your go-to lip-wear then experiment with lipstick! Being a fashionista means always trying new things!

 

XOXO,

 

Hot Trend: How to Wear Colored Denim

 

Hi Bratzies!

Colors are in this season and they’re popping up all over the place… even in denim! Celebrities like Rihanna and Fergie have been spotted rockin’ colorful jeans in magazines and models have been strutting them down the runways. I’ll share with you the secret to sporting this stylish trend and looking fabulous!

Blue jeans will never go out of style. Whether they’re boot cut, straight leg, flared or skinny, denim is here to stay! But why stop at blue when there are so many colors in the rainbow? This season jeans are showing up in a variety of colors from vibrant red to sunny yellow and they’re easy to dress up or down.  I like dressing up my pink skinny jeans with a metallic top and dark vest.

I love wearing my pink skinny jeans!

Here are a few of my style tips for wearing colored denim:

  • Pick the right fit: Most colored denim are skinny jeans, but I’ve also seen them in boot cut and straight leg styles. Pick the cut and size that compliments your body. You don’t want to be uncomfortable or look like a brightly colored fashion faux pas!
  • Play with patterns: Wear yellow denim with a leopard top or coral denim with a flower print top. As long as the pattern contains one similar color to the denim you’ll look fashionable and fierce.
  • Structured blazers: Pair your denim with a blazer to create a polished yet fun look. A white and navy striped top with a navy blazer goes great with red denim.
  • Neutrals: You can’t go wrong with light rosy pink jeans, a white top and khaki blazer. Or you can try berry-purple jeans and black blouse.
  • Color blocking: Color blocking is still very in and works well with this trend. Pick two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel and you’re guaranteed a perfect match. Royal blue jeans and an orange top go great together.

 Now go on and be colorful with these tips in mind! Have fun with it and never be afraid to be daring with your style.

XO,

Neon isn’t just for the runway!

Hi dollz!

Jade here welcoming you to our brand new Trends Blog! I’m so excited to be the first to post on here! I’ve got your spring fashion forecast—it includes heavy showers of bright fun color! Neon is in for spring and we’re totally rockin’ this trend from head to toe. We found ways to incorporate neon into our hair, shoes and clothes. We don’t mind turning heads with our shockingly bright outfits! This trend was spotted all over the runways of New York Fashion Week and now all the fashion mags and blogs are buzzing about it.

I'm not afraid to go neon!

While we are brave and bold, we know not everyone shares our same level of passion for fashion. Since I am the fashion guru of the group I made a list of some other ways you can sport the neon trend without going all out!

1. Nails: Paint your fingers and toes a neon shade of pink, green, yellow or orange!

2. Jewelry: Add some funk to your look with a bright necklace, earrings or bracelet.

3. Shoes: Lace your sneakers up with neon laces. You’ll stand out!

4. Layers: Wear a neutral tone like black and layer a neon tank top underneath. You’ll show just a peek of neon without going over-the-top.

5. Hair: Imitate our neon hair by adding a few neon hair extensions. Get the clip -on kind so you can switch the color anytime you want without damaging your locks.

Yasmin adds just a bit of bright purple to her ponytail!

Stay Stylish,

Kool Kat