A Hollywood Moment with Shay Mitchell of 'Pretty Little Liars'

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It's tough comprising a crew of Pretty Little Liars. For series star Shay Mitchell, it means taking on the role of Emily Fields, the popular high school athlete who struggles to hide her sexuality and come to terms with her best friend's disappearance, all while she and her core group of friends get harassed by a mysterious figure named "A." But in real life, Mitchell's day-to-day is stalker-free with some juicy collaborations that cement her as a rising name in the world of Hollywood. The small-screen starlet went from a cameo appearance in Degrassi: The Next Generation (post Drake-days), to shining as Sean Paul's leading lady in his 2009 video for "Hold My Hand," landing campaigns with Pantene, and now, hosting the launch of Juicy Couture's newest scent, Couture La La. Glam caught the scene stealer after she charmed guests at the Los Angeles launch of the feminine-meets-fearless fragrance, where she chatted us up about the new season of PLL, what we can always find in her beauty arsenal, and her plans for fashion week.

Q:

First, congrats on the success of your show, Pretty Little Liars. It’s been renewed for a fourth season and we’re all eager to continue the journey involving the mystery letter “A!” Are there any teasers that you can give us about the upcoming episodes?

A:

Emily did find Alison’s diary, and in there she said that she was pregnant. We’re going to be finding out the truth about what actually took place that summer. Also, one of the characters in Rosewood could possibly be getting removed from Rosewood by the A team. One last teaser: Emily goes to seek some therapy after the whole Nat situation so we will be seeing her visiting Dr. Sullivan very soon. Get excited!

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Outside of your work on PLL and fronting campaigns for Pantene, you're hosting Juicy Couture’s latest fragrance launch. What type of girl would you say the scent caters to?

A:

Couture La La is for every type of girl! It has that perfect mix of sweet and sexy, pretty and punk. It’s a scent you can wear from day into night. It’s light and refreshing and it has a nice mix of florals with a little bit of citrus – a perfect combination! And not to mention the bottle is so cute and will look amazing on your vanity. A great Valentine’s Day gift!

Q:

Aside from Couture La La, what three things do you always carry in your makeup bag?

A:

CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara - I’m obsessed - lipgloss, and mints or gum.

Q:

What about fitness? On PLL, you play the athlete of the bunch. What do you do to stay in shape in real life?

A:

I don’t think there’s anything I don’t do – I will try everything! I love rock climbing, bike riding, dancing, and trampolining. There are so many different things to do in L.A., so I want to take advantage of it.

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Speaking of L.A., we’re still fresh into the new year and awards season is at its peak. What have been some of your favorite red carpet trends?

A:

I’d say black and white is something that I’m really into right now with fashion and with home décor. I’ve noticed a lot of actors have been wearing black and white or just black and I kind of like it. I mean, I love color too, but I’m liking simple black dresses because you focus more on the cut.

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From red carpet to the runway, fashion week is less than a week away and we’d love to know if there are any collections that you’re looking forward to seeing. Are you going to any shows?

A:

Yes! I always love seeing what the designers have coming out for the next season so I will be there. I’m so excited!

Q:

There will definitely be some big trends being set! Speaking of trends, nail art was one of the big ones in 2012. Did you fall victim to the craze and are there any nail styles that you’re looking forward to wearing?

A:

Look at my nails now! Black and gold! You just paint your nails all one color then put the little gold sticker on top. They are so fun!