New teen style experts revealed

DOWNEY - Three local teens were selected as the Teen Life of Style experts at Lakewood, Loss Cerritos and Stonewood Centers.The three teens were selected from 20 semi-finalists at three back-to-school fashion shows in August. The style experts include Brittney Miller, 16, of Long Beach; Erika Kimura, 18, of Cerritos; and Francesca Baldi, 17, of Long Beach. Miller, a senior at Renaissance High School for the Performing Arts, says she has a passion for acting and has performed in many productions at her school and with local theater groups. When describing her sense of style, she said, "My fashion sense is very spontaneous, but that doesn't mean I don't have a sense of style." She added that her fashion icon is Katy Perry. Kimura is a senior at Valley Christian High School, where she plays on the varsity basketball team and is a member of the National Honor Society. "Fashion has always played a significant role in my life," she said. "My dream is to become a famous fashion designer or stylist. She cites Heidi Klum as her fashion inspiration. Baldi is a senior at St. Joseph's High School. To her, "Fashion is a way to show your individuality and have fun at the same time." She is involved in various clubs and activities, including National Honors Society and the Italian Club, of which she serves as president. In terms of fashion, Baldi said she looks up to Rachel Bilson.

********** Published: November 13, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 30