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Aesthetic Phases / 1


I don’t know if I’m the only one who goes through aesthetic phases, but I surely can’t be, right? If you follow us on Pinterest (you better be) then you might notice how every few weeks our “mood” shifts. It’s not a dramatic "tectonic plate inducing earthquake" shift, it’s more of a “let’s switch one or two pillows on the couch and see the difference” shift. I guess that’s why I’m not really a “fashion person” (sue me). I like being able to switch it up on a moments notice, so that’s why  I stick to more basic and simple clothes. Anyway, all I’m trying to say is that what I like and the aesthetics that I like are constantly shifting and changing. I decided to create this little mini series thing where I would create a mood board of my current likes. I have absolutely no idea how often (if at all) I will be posting these mood boards, but as Miley Cyrus once said “it’s my blog I can do what I want to.” Err, at least I think she said something along those lines…

aesthetic phases / 1 photo / photo / photo / photo / photo / photo / photo / photo / photo / photo /photo / photo / photo  This mood board doesn't really have a name, but if I had to choose one I think it would be along the lines of "Jen Gotch is my girl crush" or "this is what feminism looks like to me" or "pink is cute and strong" or "this mood board may be better off nameless."

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think of this idea for a series! xox Chloe

What's "Fred" up to these days?


The star of the Fred YouTube videos, Lucas Cruikshank, chatted exclusively with our friends at Celebrity Teen Scoop. He fills them in on his new Nickelodeon series, Marvin Marvin, that sees him playing an alien teen who moves in with a normal family on Earth. Read more at Celebrity Teen Scoop and to get some YouTube tips, and find out what superpower he might want to have... besides talking really, really fast. Lucas Cruikshank

Morgan Bernard


Imagine knowing what you want to do at age 10 and totally going for it. That’s exactly what singer/songwriter Morgan Bernard did. After getting a taste for piano in first grade, then moving on to guitar a little while later, she decided to begin a serious singing career. And she has taken off! Morgan has already released 2 title CD’s and a 6-title EP (Give it All) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIXf7Md709g

Being that I’m a 30-something year old who still dreams about what she wants to be when she grows up, I had to find out what makes this 14 year old prodigy tick. So maybe, you know, she could give me some “how to be a grown-up and know what you want” advice…

Morgan Bernard Give It All

Age: 14

Always has: Loved music

Proudest of: Own 12 track full CD

Is thankful for: My supportive parents

Wants to: Become a internationally famous rock star

Is afraid of: Bugs... any kind of bugs

Believes everyone should: Be themselves.

Is embarrassed by: My best friends :)

My style is: Rock'n'roll

Pet peeve: When people hum on songs

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So you were VERY motivated at a very young age. Are you just that passionate about music or does it carry over into other aspects of your life? My parents, especially my dad always loved music and it was their life and I was kind of raised on it. I think that music is the best way to communicate a message.

Your life seems so crazy-busy. How do you, Morgan Bernard, teen phenom, so easily manage your career, school, social life? It gets a bit out of hand sometimes but I always do my best work under pressure so I guess it wouldn't be normal if I didn't have so much to do. I like to do a lot of things at once, but my music has never affected my school life and I've always been a straight "A" student and still have time to hang out with my friends.

What is your favorite venue to play? I love Skippers because its just a really old wooden place and has famous to local artist playing there and I enjoy there Rockabilly Ruckus event they have every year that I was actually a part of last year. I also like the Orpheum in Ybor City which is where I'm having my CD release event on December 7th.

Who is your favorite musician? How do they inspire you? My favorite musician is definitely Lady Gaga. Her messages in her music and how she's original and no one is like her is really inspiring.

If I raided your closet, what would I find the most of? EVERYTHING! Shoes, jeans, dresses,etc. I classify myself as a clothes hoarder. I own more than 30 pair of jeans.

Do you have any siblings? If so, what is your relationship with them? I actually have 4 siblings (2 brothers and 2 sisters) that are all older than 25 they live in France. I love my siblings so much and they're kind of like best friends to me but I don't get to see them that often.

 You're currently working on your first full-length album. When can we expect the release? You can buy it now but the official release of "Give it All" is on December 7 at the Orpheum. There's a little bit of everything so everyone will find a song they like, it goes anywhere from rockabilly to Lady Gaga style pop.

Check out song downloads and tour info on http://www.reverbnation.com/morganbernard

Be sure to check out our other music interviews with Jacob Latimore (who has put out another song with Diggy), Camryn (on tour with One Direction - AGAIN!), Justine Dorsey, Miriam Bryant and more! Let us know who you think Morgan sounds like... or if she has a sound all her own!

~Lisa, Music Editor

Free Justin Bieber Believe Tour Tickets (really!)


Are all your friends heading to the Justin Bieber Believe tour and you didn't score tickets? Keep believing... we've got you covered. With a little help from PopCosmo and Motorola, you might be heading to a concert in Louisville or Miami!  justin bieber tour tickets free

Option #1 Louisville: To enter: (a) become a follower of @popcosmo on Twitter (if you aren't already). (b)Then, post a tweet telling us why you* should win tickets to the Justin Bieber concert tomorrow night (11/2) with the hashtag #popcosmoJB  Since there are only 24 hours in this contest, your chances are pretty good at winning... tell all your friends and double them since they'll be so thankful they'll take you! Update: Louisville contest closed

Option #2 Miami:  Enter to win tickets to a stop along the Believe tour and an all-expense paid trip to see Justin’s last tour stop in Miami, along with a new smartphone from Motorola’s RAZR family of devices. To enter, just tweet a photo showing your Bieber Fever to #RowMLive or fill out the entry form at RowMLive.com between now and 1/5/2013. Enter to win tickets to concerts on the tour between now and 1/23/12 by filling out the entry from on RowMLive


Emma Watson is heading back to Brown


Emma Watson Brown University Emma Watson is currently filming Noah with Russell Crowe – but after production wraps she’s heading back to school. According to Gossip Cop her rep confirms she will return to Brown University in Providence, R.I. for the 2013 winter semester.

She once told The Sunday Times Magazine, “I’ve never even been asked for an autograph on campus. I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook.”

Read more about Emma Watson's return to Brown University at Celebrity Teen Scoop.

Taylor Swift dishes about making "Red"


Taylor Swift Red Taylor Swift had a busy Monday morning in New York City doing television interviews to promote her new album RED. She was seen leaving ABC studios wearing a red dress and then a yellow one after doing Katie Couric’s show.

The singer told Good Morning America. “I’m writing all the time. I wrote a new [song] two days ago. … I just grab a guitar and make stuff up. When I started writing songs when I was 12, I would run to my room and write songs about a difficult day at school or something like that. It’s kind of carried me my whole life and allowed me to filter through really complicated emotions and make them simple.”

Check out more from Taylor Swift on making "Red" and see more photos at Celebrity Teen Scoop

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