I was recently invited to a Back to School Bash for Tweens. Although I couldn’t go, I sent someone who would be able to give us the no frills inside scoop, Joyee.
Joyee is a teen with New York Style. She can spot the trends before they’ve hit the fashion magazines. Even better, she’s learned how to score most on a budget, making her the perfect go to for holiday shopping ideas, girl trends, and Teen Talk™!
Although school is already in session, these items can be purchased anytime…because what tween doesn’t love an unexpected gift!
Read on for Joyee’s recap…
Recently, Stardoll and Unilever held a back to school bash for parents and their tweens. The event showed the latest fashion and style for the upcoming season. Luckily, I had the chance to attend!
The tween bash was held at Hudson Studio and the place was fantastic. They even had the latest magazines of Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, and Allure out on display for the parents and daughters to browse through.
There was so much going on; I didn’t know where to go until I saw a display of clothing and shoes. I knew that was where I had to start.
Extracting ideas from a variety of runway shows, the eclectic mix of clothing was age appropriate and suitable for school, without sacrificing style. The display gave parents, and their daughters, an idea of this school year’s upcoming trends, including tips on how to use stripes, denim, scarves, prints, and pattern. Although I am not a tween, I found a few items that I would wear proudly. Below is one of my faves.
Not only did the event present upcoming trends, they also gave a crash course on the importance of good hygiene, noting Dove’s new Rebalance collection are an excellent way to maintain good hygiene. I have to agree. I loved the line, particularly the plum and sakura blossom scented products. I find that using these products gives a young girl, or any girl for that matter, an incentive to take care of themselves. The scented products help young girls feel feminine and grown-up in a way that is age appropriate. It doesn’t require much effort and can easily be incorporated into a daily school routine. Something that I know parents will applaud because it will get us out of the bathroom faster!
This event was a great way to help tweens and parents prepare for back to school. I spoke to a few parents and their children before leaving. They all agreed that the discussions started at the event, paved the way for further discussions about their tweens growing bodies. I know those discussions can be hard to broach when you get that look from your daughter but as someone who’s been there, I can tell you we DO want to talk about it so keep trying. We listen more than you realize.
You can download a variety Dove toolkits to get you started in your discussions by clicking here.
As a parent, have you talked to your Tween about hygiene?
How did you broach it?
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