On The Cover

By Stephanie Lynn, age 23, Massachusetts

On this month's cover we are honored to feature indie singer/songwriter Jessica Mellott, an 18 year old from Maryland who combines enthusiasm, genuine talent, and stunningly good looks. I thoroughly enjoyed our interview - she was sweet, down-to-earth, and fascinating. I can also quite honestly recommend her music. Take note of the name - this girl is going places!!

In addition to the usual questions about her life and music, I also asked Jessica for some of her beauty tips and experiences. Be sure to check them out. I'm sure you'll find something that works for you.

Read Our Interview with Jessica Mellott

August also marks the first of two Back-to-School themed issues, with several beauty and fall fashion articles, as well as 3 articles from Lauren and yours truly with advice about choosing and getting involved in school activities.

Our SDM girls certainly have some unique interests! In this issue you will read about scuba diving, missions work in the Dominican, Civil War reenacting, and water polo. But if all that's a bit too strenuous, curl up and finish the summer with a good book - we have a few winners to recommend.

Plus, some more embarrassing moments, another installment in Natalie's book, Tess struggles to define love after a painful breakup (read this!), and two high quality Real Life articles by Soraya from Texas. If you read anything in this issue, you simply must read "He Loves Me Not..." and "My Sacred Place".

Oh, almost forgot! Dreams of a career in a fashion design? Read my guide to getting started.

Stephanie Lynn

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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