Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Age 17, Indiana

Joined the SDM Team: December 2008

Why I Write for SDM: I write for SDM because I love writing, and especially about my favorite subject - fashion. I also really like giving advice to anyone who needs help!

Activities, Sports, Interests: I usually do cross country during the summer and then participate in track during the spring. I'm also currently in the drama club, seeing as I enjoy acting in my spare time, too. I might even join the German club later on in the year because I'm enrolled in German 1, and I may need some extra help with it.

Favorite Authors: I absolutely LOVE 'chick-flick' type books, and so these ladies are my absolute favorite: Sarah Dessen, Ann Brashares, Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, and although Stephenie Meyer's aren't necessarily 'chick-flick' type books, I still ADORE the Twilight saga! Who doesn't love a good vampire love story!?!

Favorite School Subjects: I'm not a very big math person, but I do enjoy new challenges, so I try to 'like' my Algebra II class. But, I do really like English and Literature; my Geography Excel class is fun, too. I can't wait until I'll be able to take a Fashions & Textiles class next year!

Favorite Movies & TV Shows: I am a total sucker for pretty much every type of movie, chick-flicks especially, comedy, romance, drama, horror, action. Some of my favorite ones are Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 & 2, Twilight, The Devil Wears Prada, She's the Man, This Christmas, The Jane Austen Book Club, 17 Again, Confessions of a Shopaholic (and Teenage Drama Queen), Mean Girls, and He's Just Not That Into You.

I watch a lot of different shows, and I watch a lot of series too. Some of my faves (I know they're a lot!) are One Tree Hill, Secret Life of an American Teenager, Greek, Gossip Girl, 90210, Make It or Break It, Lincoln Heights, 10 Things I Hate About You, Ruby & the Rockits, Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, Sonny With a Chance, JONAS, Run's House, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and Kendra.

I listen to: I listen to TONS of different kinds of music - pretty much everything interests me. I go all the way from Avril Lavigne to Linkin Park. I've recently become attached to some country music. I've always loved Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, but lately I've been listening to Billy Currington, Rascal Flatts, Gloriana, and Darius Rucker. I really like Metro Station, Carolina Liar, Paramore, and Nevershoutnever!

Most Important Values: What's most important value-wise to me is just honesty and trust. If you can trust me with the 100% honest-to-God truth, then so do I. Also, the value of friendship is extremely important to me.

I enjoy: Simple things are what I try to enjoy the most. Although they seem to easily slip through the cracks, I still try my hardest to realize the importance of them. I like spending time with my family and friends, drawing, designing clothes, act, reading, writing, and watching movies and TV. I like playing around on the computer and even going to school ... sometimes at least.

Jasmin's Articles
3-12 Marching Right Into Spring?
2-12 Turn Not-So-Great Gifts Into Perfect Presents
2-12 The Last of the Cold (Hopefully!)
12-11 Quick Winter Update!
11-11 How to Stay Cozy & Cute
11-11 Future Freak-Out
10-11 A Week in the Life of My Clothes
9-11 Let Summer Inspire Your Look This Fall
10-09 Fashion Update: Fall Trends
9-09 Time for Fall!
9-09 Special Report: Buffalo Plaid!
8-09 Swimsuits Galore!
8-09 Extended Edition: Back to School!
6-09 Summer Accessory Trends!
5-09 Just In! Summer Jewelry and Jackets!
4-09 More Spring Styles
3-09 Spring Fashions!
2-09 Winter Fashion Report
1-09 Back Then Trends

Future Plans: I plan on doing many different things when I grow up, but my main plan is to become a fashion designer. I want to own my own clothing and accessory line, and have at least one boutique to call my own. I also would like to do a little interior decorating and cooking, too. Like maybe go to a culinary arts school later on in life. And since I like to write, I also want to be a fashion editor for maybe my own magazine! Plus, writing my own novel has always been a constant dream of mine.

Jasmin Cheyenne is all about: EVERYTHING. Just about anything will make me happy, and I try and be all about letting it go, living in the moment and acting like it's my last day. I thrive on happiness and music; family and friends are all part of that. I try to love life every single day, no matter what it throws at me; I really try and make any situation better, no matter what happens. So, I am generally a pretty nice, friendly, and sometimes crazy person, but I've learned to love her.

Favorite Quotes:

Audrey Hepburn is, like, my idol, so naturally I LOVE her quotes, like:

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand. The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others."

And I really love these quotes, they're, like, my life mantras:

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean

"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live." - Unknown

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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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