Oh So 'In' and Oh So 'Out'!

By Kate, age 18, California

So you think 2008 was an exciting year in the world of fashion and fame? Think again! Sure, Robert Pattinson made us swoon, and the reinvention of the once 'romanesque' gladiator sandal had our wallets screaming Charge!, but I predict that 2009 is not only going to be a year of fashion and fame, with a side of faux pas, but a year that will make every other literally seem so last season.

The 'In' in 2009

1. Butterflies!

Walking the runways during Fashion Week in New York City were models wearing anything but the typical spring and summer floral arrangements. This year it's all about the butterfly motif! Designers like Diane Von Furstenberg and Badgley Mischka have incorporated some of these beautiful creatures in their beautiful creations!

There are so many ways you can transform yourself from caterpillar to butterfly too! A subtle butterfly necklace or an airy butterfly tank can accent any outfit with fluttering flair!

2. Au Naturale!

Wipe off the heavy black eyeliner and bring on the earthtones because the natural look is back! Chic, classical, and casual are the key components when making yourself look like a star this season. Light brown on the lids and a glowing light pink cheek complements any skin tone. With just a few strokes of your favorite mascara, and a swoosh of clear gloss, your beautiful face will radiate any room!

3. Twitter!

Although Twitter was founded in 2006, it has just recently become the center of the social networking world. Posting a 'tweet' to keep others updated on your daily doings is simply twitterific!

4. Demi Lovato!

This Disney Channel superstar has pulled out all the stops! Her debut album Don't Forget took the music scene by storm, and her brand new Disney Channel show Sonny with a Chance is the number two highest rated Disney Channel show of all time ... and it's only been on for a few weeks! Keep on rockin', Miss Lovato!

The 'Out' in 2009

1. Ridiculous Reality!

Shows like The Real Housewives of Orange Country and Jon and Kate Plus 8 are so out this year! With American Idol, America's Next Top Model, and Dancing with the Stars, no other show can beat them! It looks like ridiculous reality has given up its crown.

2. The Jonas Brothers!

Sorry, ladies! But the Jonas Brothers are oh so out this season! Let's hope they make a comeback with their soon-to-be Disney Channel comedy Jonas! Other than that, it looks like the JoBros are fizzled out.

3. Black Nail Polish!

It's all about the vivid nails this year! Black is not coming back anytime soon!

4. MAC's!

Mac computers are so out, and PC's are so in!

No matter what's in and what's out, the most important thing is to be yourself and stick to what makes you you!

[Editor's note: Magazine writers, have the buzz about what's in & out for 2009? Write a story like this one! (If you're not a writer, you can apply!)]

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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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