New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is one of the most exciting events in the world of fashion. Up and coming designers like those featured on Lifetime's Project Runway and well-known designers like Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch and Anna Sui are all showing their Fall 2013 collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City during February. A love of fashion, and even an obsession, can overwhelm some fashionistas. While many teens and tweens are burning the midnight oil studying for an algebra or current events test, others are scouring the pages of Women's Wear Daily (WWD) and Vogue for their favorite designer or supermodel.
For those adolescent readers who also know the name of Karl Lagerfeld's muse and the colors of Betsey Johnson's latest creations, the Christian Fiction Examiner suggests the "On the Runway" series by Melody Carlson. This six-book series is written for an audience 13 and up and focuses on two sisters in their teens who end up hosting a fashion TV show. Paige is really the fashionista of the two; she enjoys being the center of attention, knows which designers are the current sensation and feels completely confident hobnobbing with high society. Erin is more comfortable behind the camera; she prefers vintage garments, getting to know people slowly and prefers to draw as little attention to herself as possible. Throughout the series they both learn how to get along better, they travel the world and they have plenty of opportunities to have their faith in Christ tested.
"Premiere" is the first title in this series and sets the stage for the drama to follow. The girls appear on a teen reality series and end up as the co-hosts of their very own fashion television program.
The next book in the "On the Runway" series is "Catwalk" and has the girls traveling to New York City for Fashion Week. Paige wants to get as close to her favorite high fashion designers as possible and Erin wants to help some new eco-designers get the recognition she feels they deserve.
The third book of this fashion-minded series for teens is "Rendezvous." The sisters and their television crew head to Paris to visit several famous fashion houses, film a fashion show and hold a series of interviews with famous couture designers. Along the way, of course, there are plenty of chances for Paige and Erin to make decisions that will test their Christian beliefs.
"Spotlight" is the fourth book in the sisters about Paige and Erin Forrester. Before heading back to the U.S., the reality series hosted by the sisters stops in London. Fans swarm them when they arrive and they are followed by the British paparazzi. Paige and Erin finally realize that their every move is being watched and with that comes great responsibility.
The fifth book in this series is "Glamour." Paige has become engaged to designer Dylan Marceau and Erin's friend Blake is interested in more than just friendship. Can either of these young ladies handle the pressures of a serious relationship while maintaining their whirlwind schedules? Just as the girls plan a trip to the Bahamas, things get even crazier.
"Ciao" is the final book in the "On the Runway" series. Lots happened while Paige and Erin were in the Bahamas. Life is becoming even more overwhelming and some serious decisions need to be made. With only each other, and more importantly God, to depend on, the Forrester sisters will learn some tough lessons.