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EDITOR’S NOTE Hello TeenVybe Family,

I’m bursting with excitement and high expectations as I pen this note to you – my TeenVybe family, and it is with the same Vybe that I, along with my dynamic team of hard working Teenagers present to you the inaugural issue of TeenVybe eZine. As you may know by now, TeenVybe is a bi-weekly online publication, dedicated to keeping Jamaican Teens abreast of current events, news and happenings which are directly relevant to them. However, as the Founder and Editor in Chief, I will ensure that TeenVybe not only maintains its vision, but becomes a catalyst of change for Teens…PERIOD. I sincerely hope that you fully enjoy this first issue, and as always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. More and more interesting and exciting features will be added as we go along, as well as more ways for you to interact and win prizes. We are young, fun and vibrant and as such we present you with a publication of the same nature. TeenVybe is unequivocally and intentionally a magazine designed exclusively for Teens, and we do not apologize for that. This is your magazine…You are TeenVybe! Indulge. Swagly, Karl Larmond, Jnr Founder, Editor in Chief TEENVYBE


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EDITOR IN CHIEF

Karl Larmond, Junior FASHION Fashion DirectorJeneque

Pinncok Fashion EditorJuan Mosquera HEALTH & BEAUTY

Health & Beauty DirectorBlair

Henry Health & Beauty EditorJodi-Kay Laing PHOTOGRAPHY Senior Photo DirectorBlair

Henry

PRODUCTION Production DirectorKarl

Larmond, Junior Assistant to the Editor in ChiefJodi-Kay Laing Public Relations DirectorJodi-Kay Laing Marketing DirectorChristina Whyte Research ChiefKarl Larmond, Junior CONTRIBUTORS

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Tiffany Dickenson TV: Which school do you attend? Tiffany: “Queens” TV: What do you think makes you awesome? Tiffany: “My personality. I’m outgoing, talkative, fun, and straightforward.” TV: What’s your favourite physical feature and why? Tiffany: “Breasts because they get me a lot of attention. *chuckles and blushes*” TV: How do you spend most of your time? Tiffany: “Most of my time is spent on the internet or with my friends” TV: Who are your best friends? Tiffany: “Yanique Williams, Vanessa Henry, Safiya Mckinson & Delanique Milwood” TV: What’s your most memorable moment in your life? Tiffany: “Graduating from high school and also my graduation ball at Wyndham Hotel.” TV: What was your reaction when you realized that you were the 1,000th fan on our fan page? Tiffany: “I was surprised and shocked. I never expected a competition or a prize at all. I was completely unaware that something like that was going on.” TV: Favourite food? Tiffany: “Stew peas and rice made by my Mom alone. *laughs*” TV: What’s your favourite clothing brand? Tiffany: “Forever 21” TV: Favourite musical artist? – [Local & International] Tiffany: “Aidonia & Vybz Kartel …Wiz Khalifa *blushes*” TV: “Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr? Tiffany:*shouts* Twitter!”

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TV: Most embarrassing moment? Tiffany: “When I fell out of a tree ! *laughs*” TV: Hobbies? Tiffany: “Swimming and surfing the net.” TV: First website you visit when you open your browser? Tiffany: “Twitter” TV: Ultimate career goal? Tiffany: “Marketing Manager” TV: BlackBerry or iPhone? Tiffany: “BB *LOLs*” TV: Favourite place to go/hang out? Tiffany: “TGIF *smiles*” TV: What do you think of TeenVybe? Tiffany: “It’s a good look. It’s a fresh start and I think it will excel.” TV: What are your expectations of TeenVybe? Tiffany: “Highlighting teens in a positive way, because everybody’s always saying this generation going luuuu, so I expect TeenVybe to set them straight. Yuh z’mi ? *laughs*. Apart from that, I expect it to be positive motivation for us.” TV: How did you first hear about TeenVybe? Tiffany: “Hmmm, well I was on twitter and a friend sent me the link to the Facebook page.”

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Once upon a time a young, vibrant, energetic, jovial, confident, and determined Teen by the name of Brandon was at basketball training where his friend ‘Einstein’ had an epiphany of his ‘skinny-ness’ and gave him the name … ‘Pencil’ TEENVYBE


Seeing as we’re the future of Jamaica, I guess it’s safe to say Pencil, along with other young artistes is the future of the music industry. Let’s be real, Kartel and Mavado may or may not relevant when they’re old and grey, so either way its goes, how about getting to know our future stars right now? Name: Brandon ‚Pencil‛ Bailey School: Kingston College Age: 17 Out of idleness and underestimation of the musical business, Pencil ventured on his musical journey in January 2010. He spent sleepless nights promoting his music on Facebook to gather votes to win the Mic Check Competition which is a clear indication of his determination. A female fan clearly stated his lyrics are as orgasmic as his eyes. His songs include “Push It In”, “Blood Everywhere”, “Kill Dem”, “Marijuana” and also a duet with another young artiste ‘Chargii’ called “Love Yuh”. TV: Burger King or KFC? Pencil: ‚Burger King straight!‛ TV: Blackberry or iPhone? Pencil: ‚Blackberry‛ TV: Singing or Deejaying? Pencil: ‚Deejay!‛ TEENVYBE


TV: Favorite International Artiste? Pencil: ‚Weezy!‛ TV: When did you realize that you had the talent to become an artist?

things and try to bring a different vybe to the music. – Which is right!‛

Pencil: ‚Ummm, January. I not trying to be hype or anything but“.. I thought deejaying was easy and I just decided to take it up and realized that I had a talent so I just built on it.‛

TV: You plan to stick to dancehall alone?

TV: Who is your inspiration in music?

TV: So after the Our Dancehall Mic Check Competition, you plan to enter any other competitions?

Pencil: ‚Bounty Killa, dun know, me rate Aidonia, Beenie Man - how the man switch from the old time to the new time and dem ting deh. And me rate Masicka as an upcoming artist, like him versatility. And you know we just listen to all different types of music and try and draw

Pencil: ‚Well, dancehall me say! But I’ll be trying other genres eventually‛

Pencil: ‚No, nah enter nothing more, just moving forward from here.‛ TV: What’s the best moment in your career so far?

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Pencil: ‚I would say winning the Mic Check Competition and big up to ODH (Our Dancehall) for the opportunity and the publicity‛ TV: How hard was it to promote yourself during the Mic Check Competition? Pencil: ‚Jah know star, me neva sleep fi the last two days of the competition. Me and Xavier sit down round the laptop the whole time.

Pencil: ‚Of course! I had 5,600 votes for the last round, we struggle to get 1,600 inna the second to last round. Frighten  that a ten thousand people weh know bout the two of us (Pencil & Alkaline) so that is enough, yuh zeet? And a just forward from here so. Right yah now me just want go inna the studio and record some nice tune and try get them out there and let the people dem enjoy wah gwaan.

TV: So weren’t you shocked that so many people voted for you?

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_______________ BY NOW WE SHOULD ALL BE WELL AWARE that trends come and trends go, and one such trend in recent years has been wrist bands. I’m sure we all remember the famous W.W.J.D bracelets, and then thanks to Lance Armstrong, we had the Livestrong bands. Most recently we added Silly bands to the equation, but before we

even got over that one good, here we go again – the new arm accessories (see below), a soon must have for all trend setters – regardless how short the lifespan of this one will be.

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Are you really supposed to be here? This is the Beauty Section of TeenVybe. Here you’ll find the tips, tricks and ways of enhancing your appearance and personality while not being heavily sedated and operated on under a knife! 5 Key Steps for Your SKIN Great Skin = Happy Person Battling Acne, blackheads, whiteheads and pimples don’t make a happy person, however it’s a part of life. 1st lesson: DO NOT squeeze or pop these pimples. 2nd lesson: Let your face breathe. Open up the pores. Steaming your face is important to get out these unwanted “nasties”. 3rd lesson: It’s always important to exfoliate your skin at LEAST once a week. (Exfoliating washes are available in pharmacies.) 4th lesson: Drink loads of water. Not to the point that you’ll kill yourself but the 8 glasses every day will work wonders. Water makes your skin GLOW over time without being oily. 5th lesson: The most important step is to accept your skin before wanting a change.

Home Made Beauty Tips Everyone always worries about the cost of certain beauty products that honestly can be found right at home.  Need a scrub or a really good exfoliating wash? Believe it or not, baking soda is the perfect thing to use. Just pour a little more than a dime sized amount in your hand, wet your face, scrub then rinse. It’ll be as smooth as a baby’s bottom.  Want those lips extra soft? A mixture of sugar and olive oil will do the trick. Mix until you get that right paste you’re looking for and then scrub your lips with your toothbrush. Leave on for about a min or two then wipe off with a damp cloth. Re-do this for a week and results are amazing!   Ever heard of the zit trick? Toothpaste on pimples? Actually do work! Dab a small amount on that zit and leave to dry overnight. It’ll either be less noticeable or completely dried up! Anything specific needed to be add to our Beauty column? Email us at teenvybeezine@gmail.com

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Consequences of Smoking Smoking? SURE. No problem, it’s one of the many social formalities, right? WRONG. Smoking isn’t a social formality, and it isn’t good for you. You probably know the consequences or hear them all the time but be that what it may or may not be, I CHALLENGE you to read the consequences then decide for yourself. FACTS: One cigarette can keep the heart from using oxygen properly for up to 24 hours. Cigarette Smoking causes more deaths than AIDS, automobile accidents, suicide, fires, homicides or drug overdoses combined. Each cigarette you smoke removes 11 minutes of your lifespan. Also includes a high risk of obtaining lung cancer and heart disease. You might be a believer and say. I’m not smoking a cigarette; however smoking marijuana is just as bad. Marijuana hangs around in your system for as long as 24 hours after smoking.

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Effects of Smoking Weed Paranoia Depression Short-Term Memory Loss Marijuana lowers men’s sperm count as well as quality. It’s also ILLEGAL in certain places. Marijuana increase heart beats from 20 to 50 times faster which also includes a higher risk of heart attack four times higher within the first hour of smoking marijuana versus non smokers. Daily Coughing Obstructed airways Poor problem solving skills There are many more but here are a few just to name. So you think that you’re just “holding a medz”? You’re becoming lazy. Your breath stinks. You might be releasing stress but there are other ways. Also, second hand smoking is worse than actual smoking. Causing harm to your friends? Nice job. PS. Because Marijuana is said to contain less dangerous hazards doesn’t mean it is best. This phrase causes people to inhale cannabis longer, enabling it to stay in your system longer and causing more damage than would as normal. Rise ABOVE the Influence. Want any tips on anything specific? Email us at teenvybeezine@gmail.com

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We all like to party, so it’s kind of understandable why the guys you are about to read about were chosen to grace the cover of our inaugural issue, because they also like to party. TeenVybe sat down recently with this group, some of the youngest and best party promoters in the game at the moment; here is what they had to say. TV: Who are the PardiiKidz? “ Hasani: *laughs* we’re a group of friends that love having fun. Like anywhere we go, we make the best out of anything – Be spontaneous, a party is what you make it you know ? So you have your own fun and by you having your own fun people around you have fun and I guess that’s what we’re known for, having fun.” TV: When was PardiiKidz established ? “January 29th, 2010” TV: Why was PardiiKidz established ? Tahj: “Well, we saw the need for something new, some new parties out there. Thought that basically we could you know, draw a better crowd or have fun with our group of friends and we just really wanted to do that. Hasani: We wanted to have something of our own that we could build basically and control and have a sense of power and responsibility with. Keanu: *laughs* I think PardiiKidz was established is because you have two yute that was wild (Joshua & Tahj) and them approach them brethren basically and say “Yo, we want keep a party and we like how you move and how you move and because everybody was fun-loving and everybody just say “Yo, boom ! PardiiKidz – but is just two man have a likkle idea quick and share with with everyone else and BOOM ! U z’mi ?”

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TV: What motivates you guys ? Hasani: Girls *dies with laughter* and money and popularity. *laughs some more* A joke. We don’t run down that stuff. But it’s just basically the fun of us as friends being together. TV: What’s the difference between any PardiiKidz event and other events ? Alex: “We try to bring something new every time and keep it hype” Tahj: “Go to one and you will see ! *laughs*” Hasani: Our events are different because other promoters rely on the people to enjoy themselves, where as we not only keep the party but interact with people in the party to ensure that it starts and it stays on a certain level. Tahj: And also, when we started keeping parties, it was to have fun you know. It wasn’t really for any monetary incentive at all. So most people now just keep parties because they think it’s easy and they want some money and that’s not really what we’re about – we’re about having fun ! the money is really just a plus – a bonus ! TV: Do you guys see yourselves doing event coordination in the future – (your adult lives) or is this just a filler for your teenage years?

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Tahj: Then nuh muss ! *laughs* Hasani: Definitely in the future because we have our links set now and we know the formula to create a successful event and we all are interested in that because we know what it takes and we’re willing to do it. TV: Is there a Leader or Founder of PardiiKidz ? Hasani: “We don’t have a leader but like all of us contribute. As we mentioned before the first two were Tahj and Ardito and really now it’s just based on the input of each member. No one is above anyone really. If there was a leader though, it would have to be Joshua, it would definitely be Joshua because he does a majority of the work when it comes to certain things.” TV: What are your parents opinions of PardiiKidz and are they supportive ? Keanu: Our parents are very supportive ! Our parents are very supportive ! Hasani: Our parents are supportive and they love the PardiiKidz concept and they see the value in it and they themselves would love to steer it in a different path based on our age, but they’re still involved and they like being involved and they are supportive.” TV: Who’s the shyest in the group ? Tahj: “No one is really shy, but Alex wudda haffi be the shyest. TV: Were you guys all friends prior to the establishment of PardiiKidz ?

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Tahj: “Yea, yea, yea ! – we probably weren’t as close but we were all friends and we all rated each other” TV: Who’s the trouble maker in the group ? Keanu: “Every PardiiKidz man haffi be a troublemaker or you can’t be a PardiiKid *laughs*” Tahj: I would say Keanu *lauhs* TV: How do you guys feel about the promoting/event coordination industry on a whole ? AND also how do you guys feel about its rapid overpopulation in recent times ? Hasani: “You see the industry now, I kinda understand it and like I rate how certain promoters deal with their things – they have their formula and it works for them so they do it and what I’ve been noticing is that promoters try to bring new things so they always bring it up a level. I’m liking the industry, I can’t wait till I’m eighteen or whatever so that I can start getting more sponsors because like now at this age it’s more difficult when your competing with a man that’s like forty or whatever. When you’re working with more people you get more opportunities. I mean, we have opportunities now but I’m just saying that when we’re older we’d have more.” Tahj: “I think with more competition it kinda stirs up creativity, so in a way this recent overpopulation is probably better. I mean although, most of these new promoters do it for the hype and for the money, we don’t really do it for that – we initially did it for the fun.” TV: In your opinion – what has been the absolute best PardiiKidz event so far in terms of attendance, vybe, revenue, etc.? Tahj: “Yooow, Abstract TUN UP !!! it was on April 10, 2010 !” Hasani: “Yea, Abstract. We loved the vybe there. Best vibes ! it was Abstract Illegal. The thing with Abstract was that after the let down with the venue issues that we had for us to turn around in 3 days and have a great event, it was just different.” Keanu: “It made us feel

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like she yow we can do something from this point u z’mi ?” Tahj: “That was the first time we realized that we had something new and something different from the other fool fool people out there *laughs*” Hasani: “It was just like non-stop dancing, it was dancing from you came in till whenever we locked off the music. It was really a great time for us, we were really happy with how it turned out.” TV: What audience do you guys generally cater to ? Keanu: “Yow ! we cater to anybody who wah come a the party dem ! *laughs* except drunk kiddies.” Hasani: “Basically our target audience is just our age and up because we’re mostly around friends and friend’s friends. We really just want our party to be hype.” Tahj: “At the end of the day we still rate the younger crowd because that crowd is fun and they have fun by themselves and you will see older crowds not having fun and sit down when them hear music and be like “Yo, this party lame” and the younger crowd is dancing and having fun, so we respect that. We respect that about them but we don’t necessarily promote towards them – we stick to our age and older.” Hasani: “The other challenge is everybody knows that girls like older boys and PardiiKidz is a group of eight guys and then younger girls will like us and younger guys want those girls, so the guys and the girls that are younger obviously gonna come.”

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TV: What was PardiiKidz first ever event ? How was it ? What was learnt from it ? Hasani: “Abstract was our first event and we realized that you need to confirm with the owner of the venue what exactly is being kept there and have some written permission.” Tahj: “The moral of it is to be more professional about some things and not just take a man’s word for it because is not everyone you can trust. And at the end of the day, you need to deal with the thing more professional and businesslike and although friendship goes this far *hand gesture* business has to be in a different category basically.” TV: Anything for us to look forward to in the near future from PardiiKidz ? Hasani: “End of summer, before you guys go back to school …. a BIG event ! like last year, you’re gonna have something to talk about – Definitely !” Tahj: “And also Christmas time we’re gonna have a HUGE event ! BIGGEST thing we ever do !” Hasani: “Everybody and dem madda !” Keanu: “And dem granny, everybody ! *dies with laughter*” TV: Who’s the most spontaneous in the group ? *awkward silence* Keanu: “Yow PardiiKidz seh “Be Spontaneous” enuh.” Tahj: “All a we !!!”

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TV: What do you guys think of TeenVybe ? Tahj: “Yoooww, di ting shot !!! TeenVybe !” Hasani: Yea, like you guys just come up on Facebook and I’m like “Yo what is this?” and then the next day I see you guys come up with like a thousand likes and pass nuff people group in like a day ! You guys coming out big” Tahj: “The idea ….. shot !” Hasani: “And we love how you guys are pushing it and not being slow and taking it too easy-going or whatever. You guys just get out there, link who you want to link for the magazine and get your things done” Tahj: “Yea, a lot of people out there trying new things and have ideas and just don’t have the urge or the work ethic to get it done you know. And the fact that you guys actually making a move is impressive. Is the same thing with parties, everyday you hear somebody “Oh, I wanna keep a party, I wah keep a party” and at the end of the day, most of them don’t keep it. So we rate TeenVybe !” TV: There is a HUGE misconception of the event planning & execution industry – that it’s easy and all fun. What do you guys have to say about this ? Tahj: “It’s not ! – it is fun, but it isn’t easy.” Hasani: It’s fun in the end, but it’s not easy, because you could be like “Oh this is in order, that is in order” and you see like all the night before the party you hear she something was double-booked and a next company get it and then the morning you have to going around trying to find something else” Tahj: “Anything can happen at any time. You have to have a back up ! You have to be ready to handle the pressure because there’s so many things to pull together, especially when you’re doing it by yourself. PRESSURE !” Keanu: “At this age, not being an adult by law, you have to resly on your parents to some extent but you have to make sure she you still running the show and make sure you know everything that you doing basically.” Alex: “You have to be prepared, fully prepared and ready for anything !”

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TV: Is there a certain promoter or event coordination group that PardiiKidz look up to or are inspired by ? Tahj: “Well Vybz Kartel run the place eno *laughs*” No, no, no, there’s no one actually. At all – when we started out we never looked up to anybody at all. Alex: “When we started out people were saying we wouldn’t like work out and it was a bad idea to go in the party business” Hasani: “There’s nobody we looked up to because we do our thing differently.” Tahj: “We’re not in their league, because our thing is different. It’s not like we have a little ‘Illusive’ and when we’re their age we hope to have an ‘Illusive’. It’s a different party realm. *laughs*” Hasani: “At the same time though, we have respect for Emery Meghoo and Dane Chin – those two promoters definitely.” Keanu: “Big up the Dream Weekend team to caz dem man deh have dem ting sort out as promoters. But we always haffi respect di man dem weh deh deh from start like Emery and Dane Chin” Hasani: “Also we haffi big up Lawless”

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TeenVybe Spirit Proverbs 6:6-8 Go to the ant you sluggard: consider her ways and be wise. Which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest. Proverbs 30:25 The ants are a people, not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer.

There are some really interesting facts about ants; many of which we could incorporate in our own lives as Teens to bring us better results on a daily basis. Take this fact about the ants for example: The abdomen of the ant contains two stomachs, one which stores food for itself and the other in which it stores food to share with other ants. I’m not at all suggesting that we somehow grow an extra stomach, but I am suggesting that when we have more than enough we can store food to share with others who are in need. Anyway, here’s the interesting fact about the ants that comes to life in our Bible verses mentioned above that we should focus on: Though the ants all have different roles to play; (like that of some of the worker ants; who take the garbage from the nest and take it outside to a special dump, or the queen ant; who lay the eggs, or even like the soldier ants; who protect

the queen and attack enemy colonies) none of them is overseer or ruler who stands over them demanding that they do what they are supposed to do; as Proverbs 6: 7 implies, yet they are wise enough to function in their respective capacities and gather their food during summer, when the conditions are favourable, so that after summer they may gather their harvest.

As the 2011 – 2012 school year approaches and unfortunately summer comes to a screeching hault; let’s take a page from the rule book of the ants this summer and begin to prepare ourselves for the upcoming school year with an attitude of the mind to do what’s expected of us without our Parents or Teachers standing over us and making demands. Therefore as we proceed through the upcoming school year we’ll harvest/reap our desired results at home and in school.

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I certify that as you begin to do what’s expected of you; one day you’ll look up and your Parents and Teachers will not be breathing over your shoulders.

I promise that this coming school year, I will do what’s expected of me in order to achieve my desired results at home and at school.

If you believe God’s word (The Bible) is true and effective for life and would like to know His Son; Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord of your life, it’s very simple…Just: A. Admit that you are a sinner in need of God. B. Believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again for your sins. C. Confess Jesus Christ as Lord of your life. The following prayer is one you can say right now to confess Jesus as Lord and ask Him to save you: Dear God, I admit I am a sinner in need of You. Please forgive me of my sins and give me abundant life here on earth and eternal life with You in heaven. I believe Jesus died and rose again for my sins. I confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You for saving me, In Jesus' name, Amen.

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The Nicki Minaj DISSAPOINTMENT!

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KAY, Sumfest came and went. R. Kelly didn’t show, and Coco Tea came saw and conquered, but so did Nicki, the only problem was, she did what all international acts seem to do when they come to Jamaica, act as if they are on vacation and give us a tatse of her vacation swag and wardrobe. What am I talking about? There dress code. None of these international acts in recent years seem to have made any real effort in that department, when compared to there other appearances, its all glitz and glam – but still we pay top dollar like everybody else. This is nothing new, because they have been doing it for years, with the most recent before Nicki being Usher and Chris Brown, but forget them, let’s check out the Nicki evidence below.

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I Heart Floral From tops to dresses, shorts to rompers, sunglasses and even shoes, this fashion trend never seems to get old. While some of us dare to rock floral all throughout the year, others wait until the scorching hot months of summer to wear this look. Perhaps it’s the heat of the season that prompts our desire to ‘lighten up’ our wardrobe or the feeling of embracing a more girly, feminine aesthetic that summer tends to bring. Whatever the reason, around this time, floral prints make a huge splash on the fashion scene, and once again, emerge as a major fashion trend. There are several things that one must account for when deciding to wear floral. What size floral print do you like? This might depend on the type of girl you are. If you’re uber girly and into the really feminine, ‘girl next door’ kind of look, then small or what is known as the “ditsy” floral print may be your style. Small floral prints have long been able to give off that dainty, feminine, classic look. While tiny floral will never go out of style, this year a more contemporary take on the floral trend has emerged. This is where mid-range floral comes in. If you’re a more edgy girl then these large, statement-making floral prints are probably more your style. Mid-range floral is very popular in dresses, tights, shorts and skirts this year, for those who dare to be bold! The Do’s and Don’ts of Floral It is important to note that while floral is, for the most part, a pattern that suits almost any body type and that can be morphed to compliment a wide array of styles, from girly to edgy, or emo to chic, there are a few fundamental do’s and don’ts that one must bear in mind. DO Let your print do the talking We all know those girls who feel as though in order to look fashionable, they must throw on every possible accessory they can think of. Well ladies, throw out those huge bangles and the oversized earrings, because when wearing floral, less is DEFINITELY more. Floral print is already a very bold & eye-catching pattern on its own. There’s no need to overaccessorise. Make-up and jewelry should be minimal. Be tasteful. Don’t overcrowd your body!

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DO Pair floral prints with neutral colours As I mentioned earlier, floral looks best when it is used as the focal point of the outfit. Therefore, it’s inevitable that floral patterns would look effortlessly chic when paired with neutral colours. Nudes, chocolate browns and of course black are the PERECT colours to be paired with floral. These colours are mostly seen in belts, heels, jackets, etc., as long as they don’t draw attention from the floral pattern. DO Stay true to YOU Many girls think that if they choose to wear floral, they must be okay with looking girly. A common misconception of this pattern is that it is only for extremely feminine girls. Well, that’s totally inaccurate. Floral print is actually quite versatile. For those who yearn for the more subtle ‘girl next door’ look, pastel florals are the way to go. I’m talking about light pinks, lilac, blue and even floral prints that include a lot of white. However, for the more edgy & bold, ‘look at me’ style, it is important to shy away from the more dainty pastel florals, and embrace larger floral prints in darker colours, like red, green, purple and of course, black. The trick to getting that edgier “Vybe” with such a girly pattern is to pair a feminine floral print with tougher accessories. This will create an interesting union of femininity and ruggedness. Think of a floral print dress with black leggings or even a black leather biker jacket. (Rihanna is known for rocking this style) DO Use Floral to Accessorise Floral patterns can also be used to adorn a simple, dull outfit and make it look fabulous! A simple t-shirt and jeans can be spruced up by throwing on a floral scarf or a pair of floral sunglasses, which are ever-so-popular this season. The aim is to never touch the streets without looking your best, and floral accessories definitely provide a quick and easy way to ensure your outfit never looks drab. The pattern can be used with both casual and dressy outfits. Wearing a chic pair of floral print heels can add an unexpected pop of colour to that simple LBD (Little Black Dress) that every girl should have in their closet, for a convenient, inexpensive last minute outfit.

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There is really only one crucial don’t that one should never forget when wearing floral DON’T Clash Prints! This season, we’re seeing a new trend of daring to mix several bold patterns. Imagine floral and leopard print in one outfit? Doesn’t it just sound wrong? It may be old fashion, but a bold pattern as floral should be left to stand on its own. There’s a fine line between ‘flashy and trashy’ and pairing another bold pattern with floral print is like trying to fit a camel through a needle. You WON’T be able to pull it off. Stick to one bold pattern at a time and you’ll NEVER go wrong.

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TeenVybe Top Ten Local Charts “I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.” Billy Joel Music is life and as such is with us all the time And how we all crave the ‘vybe’, the lyrics and the rhythm of the music. Seeing as this is our summer issue we decided to find out which song had us dancing and singing the most. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Popcaan – Raving Vybz Kartel – Summer Time Vybz Kartel ft. Russian – Get Gyal Anywhere Mavado – Delilah WTF [Wayne Marshall, Tifa & Fambo] – Swaggin’ Aidonia Summer Sun Popcaan – Jeans So Mavado – Final Destination Vybz Kartel – Freaky Gyal

10. Vybz Kartel – Honry and Proud TeenVybe Top Ten Int’l Charts 1. Wiz Khalifa – No Sleep 2. DJ Khaled ft. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – I’m On One 3. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem 4. Kelly Rowland – Motivation 5. Lil Wayne – How To Love 6. Drake – Marvin’s Room 7. Nicki Minaj – Super Bass 8. Tyga – Far Away 9. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (TGIF) 10. Drake – Trust Issues

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TeenVybe had a chat with BFFs, Shanique Martilliere, Lisa-Ann McGill and Noelle Hamilton. There is a fourth in the group, Zora Lutas but unfortunately she recently migrated, check them out!

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TIFA - BACK WITH SWAG It's not hard my swagg is easy! Wayne, Tifa, Fambo WTF Wayne, Tifa, Fambo WTF Chorus: (All) I am Swaggin, Awww too bad for you. I am Swaggin, Awww too bad for you. Verse 1: (Wayne Marshal) Like a lizard on a limb I am on the beat. Louis me a rock from head to feet. Noboda violate, true we look so neat. I got some dogs over here fi kick out you teeth. (Oh No) We nuh take defeat. If you don't like we, better you gwaan go sleep. We lock uptown and in the streets. You can call me Mr In the Streets Chorus (All) Verse 2: (Future Fambo) With furs on my back, with snake on my shoes. Step up in the place like a walking zoo. Yeah you know me? Me nuh know you! Your swagg is old my swagg is new! Cullo ask dem a who Mi friend Hataru and Beenie bredda Blue.

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Tell the security me say let them through. So many girls like Moulin Rouge. Nobody can't stop my swagg my spazz. All I need is one mic like Nas. My swagg won't leave me like Clef did Praz. I'm out of this world like wizard of Oz Ballings! Utah Jazz. Lock down the club like Alcatraz. Speculating and debating on what we have. I told you before! Chorus (All) Verse 3: (Tifa) G4 just touch down a yard, Everybody ask why I ask why I swagg so hard. Just shut down farin wid mi master card. Conroy hurry up! Press Record! It's another one Tiffy Tif a bring the heat. Jimmy Choo shoes pon mi twist up feet. And me nuh really talk me make me swagger speak. Me all a swagg inna me sleep with me gucci sheets. (Yawn) some gyal swagg boring. A cotch a people yard while Tiffy Tif touring. Luu boo hoo! Too bad for you. Cause I won't be slowing down like any time soon. My swagg is off the meter yo my swagg is off the chain. That's why mi swagg a bun you like a blow torch flame. Swagg team: Tiffy Tif, Fambo & wayne This is not a game. Chorus (All) Bridge: (Wayne Marshal) Tell dem say we swagg nuh drop. Only thing weh a drop a we new drop top. Oh oh! Full gucci suite we rock and a so we do we thing straight round the clock Oh Oh! (Repeat) +

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MEMORIAL TeenVybe wishes to acknowledge the recent passing of Kingston College student, Khajeel Mais. He was a jovial teenager who liked to party, play football and hang with friends. According to his close friends, he was wild and just an overall fun person to be around. He was always full of energy and never hesitated to defend his friends and would never sell them out. KHAJEEL MAIS – WE PAY TRIBUTE

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Confidence and strength can be built up through pain and struggle. Many people may only see the negative side of hardships. Looking on the bright side, you would see that it can make you physically, but most importantly mentally and emotionally stronger.� TEENVYBE


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