Ally Maki and Kirsten Prout step out in style at NYLON Magazine’s August Issue Launch Party held at Blok on Tuesday night (July 31) in Hollywood.
The Shake It Up: Made in Japan starlet dolled up in a Mimi Chica top and American Apparel skirt. Ally completed her look with an ASOS bag, Steve Madden booties and jewels by Sormeh Lifestyle and Urban Outfitters.
Just the night before, Ally caught a screening of the upcoming Disney Channel special, in which she guest stars.
“In the theater about to watch….can’t wait to see how it turned out #shakeitup,” she tweeted excitedly.
Shake It Up: Made in Japan premieres Friday, August 17th! More Here! »
Styled by Audrey Brianne, Kirsten wore a Keepsake dress, Blue Candy earrings, rings by Ista, a JJ Winters clutch and Steve Madden heels. Jillian dolled up in a custom BCBGeneration dress with Neil Lane rings, Vahan earrings, a Beverly Jill rose gold wrap bracelet with Aldo heels and clutch.
Lauren wore a Gaurav Gupta dress. Hostess/actress Amy went glam in a Brose dress with Matrasko jewels and a Lancaster Paris clutch. Alex wore a bold blue BCBG dress.
During a recent round-table interview Charisma said of her experience so far on the Austin-based set, “Itâ€™s one of the best sets Iâ€™ve been on. Itâ€™s probably on par with my experience on Veronica Mars. A lot of young kids with a great deal of pressure and responsibility just killing it every day. They get it. Theyâ€™re appreciative. There is no diva. There is no attitude. There are no hang ups. Everybody, everybody, I mean everybody, has a fantastic outlook.”
“…Everybody is really appreciative to be working. Itâ€™s not lost on them,” she added. “Itâ€™s really a wonderful thing to see such young people taking on such huge responsibilities and jobs and hours and just do it with such grace. I really have been impressed a great deal. And Alexandra Chando without exception. Sheâ€™s mid-20s and sheâ€™s not one character, two characters.”
You can catch The Lying Game premiere on Monday, January 2 @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC Family.
In the upcoming episode “When We Dead Awaken,” with Suttonâ€™s (Chando) whereabouts still unknown and a threatening note delivered via Suttonâ€™s signature packaging, Emma (also Chando) is feeling uncertain and on edge.
So when she is invited to scout out the University of Texasâ€™s tennis program, Emma surprises her dad and accepts the invite. Nonetheless, Emma canâ€™t escape the fact that her twin may be gone for good.
Meanwhile, Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) tries to help Char (Prout) when her mom, Phyllis, has another drinking â€œepisode.â€
“When We Dead Awaken” premieres Monday, January 9th @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC Family.
On being blonde: “What do I not love about being blonde! I absolutely love having a blonde haircolor. I have worn brunette wigs before and thatâ€™s fun, but thereâ€™s something about blonde hair that fits my bubbly personality.”
On her style icon: “I love Taylor Swiftâ€™s hair at all times! Itâ€™s so romantic. She has these tiny curls and you can tell her natural hair is just stunning. I see the styles Taylor Swift wears and I absolutely adore them. Iâ€™m a huge fan of her whole style and how she puts herself together.”
On her character, Char: “Char is a great character to play. I had played the girl-next-door type for so long, itâ€™s nice to be playing the funny character that also has some struggles. [She] is so glamourous! We put in clip-in extensions and added about eight more ounces of hair.”
In next week’s episode “Never Have I Ever,” with tensions already high, Emma (Chando) is thrown into a tailspin when her creepy foster brother, Travis (Kenneth Miller), shows up from Las Vegas. Seeing he has an upper hand with Emma, Travis decides to use his knowledge of Emmaâ€™s situation to his benefit.
With her relationship with Ethan (Redford) still strained, she has no one to turn to and forced to go along with Travisâ€™ plan if she has any hope of getting him to leave her alone. But with her old life looming over her, will this be the straw that breaks Emmaâ€™s back?
Meanwhile, Sutton (also Chando) is forced into Emmaâ€™s life when she is sent back to Las Vegas.
“Never Have I Ever” premieres Monday, October 3rd @8PM ET/PT on ABC Family.