I have to say I find Aryanna Epperson to be one of the most refreshing girls her age. When I bump into her in the mall she is not wearing anything too short or ripped up, and yet her personal style is far from staid. At formal events she hardly wears makeup when all the other girls her age look like they hired a professional to work on them. In my personal opinion, teens should dress and look like teens, and she hits the mark. I’m not saying they should not try makeup or follow trends, but moderation is something teens have to be guided on.
If I had a girl in her teens, there would be one advice I would give her when it comes to appearance: Look clean, like you just stepped out of a shower. On that note, I would make sure to take her to a salon to get waxed and make sure she has a good dermatologist.
When it comes to beauty products, I would recommend SPF, a lash curler, and probably a lip and cheek tint. Smelling good is a big thing, too, so I will ask her to always use baby cologne. When it comes to hair, I am all for getting highlights and, if she wants to color the tips, purple or blue I would probably agree.
Going back to Aryanna, she just won MTV’s VJ hunt. Get to know her more and hopefully her “freshness” will rub off on teens and us who want to look youthful.
Aryanna is positive!
Beauty must-haves – I’m all about skincare products: cleanser, toner, moisturizer and, my personal favorite, shampoo.
Comfort food – Lasagna, cinnamon rolls and pain au chocolat
Dream – Travel around the world
Exercise – Volleyball and skateboarding
Favorite dress – Anything with tulle
Go-to designer – Maureen Disini, Rajo Laurel. And I’m looking forward to having outfits designed by other young and established designers.
Hairstylist – Henri Calayag
Inspiration – Life and everything around me
Joke – How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh? Ten-tickles.
What do you call a pile of cats? A meow-tain.
Kicks – White tennis shoes and ballerinas
Lipstick – Anything peach-colored or strawberry-flavored
Mom’s beauty advice – Just like my grandmother’s advice to my mom, always cleanse, tone and moisturize. Don’t mess with a proven, age-old regimen.
Notables (people you look up to) – My parents, for being hardworking and for loving what they do. They’ve shown me the real meaning of passion, and to keep on honing creativity.
O is for… optimism!
Playlist – As of now, it’s classic rock madness!
“Whole Lotta Love” – Led Zeppelin
“Back in Black” – AC/DC
“Born to Be Wild” – Steppenwolf
“Thunderstruck” – AC/DC
“Paranoid” – Black Sabbath
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” – Rolling Stones
“Space Truckin” – Deep Purple
“Heartbreaker” – Led Zeppelin
Qualities you look for in a friend – Good conversation, good vibes. Someone who can challenge me to a game of Guitar Hero and Air Hockey.
Rapper – Lady Sovereign
Secret talent – Rapping to Lady Sovereign
Travel essentials – Camera, black stockings, comfy footwear, and sling bags
Usual outfit – The 3 S’s: sweaters, skirts and sneakers
Voice judge you love – Adam Levine of “The Voice” (just because he’s so beautiful).
Wax or shave? Let’s just say I want a Laser Light Therapy treatment.
X-Men hero – Wolverine—having those claws would be so handy in the kitchen, especially when chopping vegetables and peeling potatoes.
Yearend goal – Secret.
Zoo – I actually live in one (aka Maison Epperson). Have you seen how many animal decor we have at home?