Photo Shoot Ready
By Larissa Chelius
The night before the photoshoot
step 1. Pick out a matching outfit.
i. Go with a theme based on the location.
step 2. Plan what you are going to do with your hair.
i. Practice to make sure your hair looks good!
step 3. Find shoes and socks that go together.
i. Try to wear your own style!
step 4. Find jewelry that matches with the color scheme.
i. Mainly silver or gold not many crazy colors (unless that’s your style!)
The day of Photoshoot
step 1. When you get home take off all old makeup.
i. Make sure you wash your face so it can glow!
step 2. Put your hair up in chosen style.
i. Try to look out for the pesky baby hairs!
step 3. Practice smiles and poses in mirror!
i. Make sure you have fun with it!
step 4. Put on outfit and jewelry.
i. Make sure everything works well together.
step 5. Apply your makeup.
i. Try not to wear crazy eyeshadow or too much blush you might ruin your look!
Congratulations Jillian Cardinal for winning the cover of the Spring 2018 Issue of iTi STYLE!
Welcome to the Team, Sierra!
I'd like to introduce you to Sierra Zaccagnino. She's a freshman in Council Rock School District and one of the newest members on our Leadership Team. Sierra jumped right in to be a Co-Chair of the Party Planning Committee to help plan our next big event!
Some of Sierra's hobbies include different forms of art - such as drawing, painting, interior design, and fashion. She also enjoys playing/composing music on the piano and acoustic guitar. In her free time, sometimes she does creative writing and poetry. Sierra also loves playing volleyball both in school, and travel with Princeton Volleyball Club. In her school she is actively involved in FBLA club (Future Business Leaders of America).
I loved photographing Sierra and getting to know her better because she brought amazing props that helped to tell the story of her, including her guitar:
...and her camera.
I LOVE girls who love to take pictures!
We also did some pictures without props of course...
At the end of the shoot we headed outside into the beautiful (although freezing)
aftermath of a recent snowstorm. The results were stunning!
After spending all this time with Sierra in both the Tuesday night Leadership Academy and during her photo shoot, I would describe her as creative, fun, and a natural leader. I am so excited to get to know her better and am so happy to have her on our team!
Bucks County Haunted Tunnel
Larissa Chelius visits the Bucks County Haunted Tunnel to write her article and do her photo shoot for the Winter Issue of Inspiring Teens Magazine.
The sun was shining bright on our flowing dresses as we walked along the abandon train tracks. Going down the hill Kari, Leslie, my mom, and I felt a drastic change in temperature. All of us instantly got the chills, but we walked on.
As we continued walking the tunnel slowly started to take the spotlight. While we were taking pictures there was an odd scratching sound coming from behind the stone wall. Seconds later a thick white mist began to disperse from the mysterious tunnel. Suddenly, a frog emerged from a pile of leaves.
After some time, I finally aught the frog, but it leapt from my hands and hopped away so that I don’t catch him again. A new frog popped out, then another. There were a lot of frogs...
Little did we know that there was a scarier story behind this tunnel.
The legend goes, a conductor of a train did not know how long the tunnel was. So when he thought it was a good time, he stuck his head out the window, to then be decapitated.
So if you go to the tunnel and put your head on the tracks, it is said that you will hear train sounds. Once you hear these train sounds you have to start running through the entire tunnel. If you don’t run and the train catches up to you, some say that your head will get decapitated just like the conductors.
Kari, Leslie, my mom, and I all were walking along the tracks to get back to our car, when randomly there was a deceased fox body, which was not there before. We all returned to the car spooked. Driving away all we thought about was what each event meant in the supernatural world. For instance; the cold is a sign of ghosts, the scratching could also be a ghost, the mist in addition could also lead to a sign of spirits, the frogs lean towards witches and lastly the fox, which is just unknown.
Overall, I know that someone or something was there that day, we all felt it.
Belmar Beach Beauties
Inspiring Teens Members do a fun group shoot at Belmar Beach
My favorite shoot yet! The girls and I bonded so much and had a stellar time. I cannot wait to make more memories like that!
- Ellie Kuhnle
We went to the beach! We had a lot of fun under the pier in the ocean air. We all took turns taking over the Snap Chat Behind the Scenes - Ellie took over with some filters. Some huge waves created sine wet clothes and a lot of laughter. I loved the laughs and the love.
We had an ice cream break and a Lively live stream on the way home. We had so much fun in Belmar I can't wait to see this fun group again!
- Larissa Chelius
My favorite part about the shoot was getting to hang out with an amazing group of girls and getting to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The big waves hurricane Jose brought was such an awesome surf, I've never seen anything like it. We had a lot of fun making silly, funny videos from our adventure at the beach to getting ice cream at Wegmans ! But the best part I think was just making fun memories with everyone that day! Thanks again to Leslie and the wonderful group of girls.
xoxo ~ Cyrena Spafford
We went to Belmont beach and my favorite part of the trip was when everybody was getting splashed by the water while we were getting pictures taken! I loved our group because we all didn't know each other very well but we got along very well and fast!
- Jillian Cardinal
My Tween Style
My Style by Paige Ross | Issue One of iTi STYLE Magazine
I would describe my style as comfortable, colorful, and trendy. I do not like to shop by brand names, rather I look in many different stores for items that interest me. Although, if I had to name my favorite stores, I would choose H&M, Hollister, and Target.
Most importantly, I prefer my clothes to be comfortable. For example, I like Under Armour and Nike because they design clothes that are loose fitting. These brands offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, and shorts that are simple and are not covered in busy words and patterns. You would most likely find me wearing comfortable and casual clothes to school. I even get comfortable down to my feet by wearing slides, flip flops, and sneakers.
Although I wear black and white every now and then, I prefer my clothes to be colorful. Some of my favorite colors include blue, pink, and purple. Wearing bright colors puts me in a good mood when it is raining or I am feeling tired. It is never a bad idea to mix and match colors, but I don’t get too crazy. I even make sure that my make-up has a pop of color to go with my outfit.
When I think of trendy, I think of items that follow what is currently popular with a lot of people. Some trendy clothes that you can find in my closet are t-shirt dresses and anything that contains the brand names Pink, Hollister, or American Eagle. Accessorizing your outfits with a choker or a pair of sunglasses can also put you in the trendy category. Another trend that I like is putting my hair in a messy bun or giving my long hair some loose curls.
My style is unique from others, mainly due to my petite frame. My size limits the selection of items from my mature style preferences and forces me to get creative to achieve the look that I desire. I have learned that it is still possible to get items that are comfortable, colorful, and trendy no matter what size you are.
iTi STYLE Photo Shoots for Teens
Membership Perks - Photo Shoots for iTi STYLE: By Olivia Bush
As part of our membership perks to Inspiring Teens, five of us girls participated in a fun photoshoot in some pretty cool places in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
We all started out at the Inspiring Teens studio in Warrington, PA. We came in wearing an outfit that went along with something that is special to us that we brought for props. For example, a football jersey and a football. Then we all moved on to an outdoor shopping center, where we wore trendy and fashionable outfits. The last location we were photographed at was a park. For this location, we all wore something summery. Some of us sat by the edge of the creek to take our photos, and some of us girls actually got in the creek!
The timing on this shoot was perfect, as it was the start of the new ITI STYLE Magazine. A place where teens can share their styles! Not your ordinary Fashion Magazine... because who cares about Fashion when you have Inspiring STYLE!
By Larissa Chelius -
Submitted by our members as well as teens across the world.