Mota: 2014’s Most Searched For “Fashion Designer” on Google

She may be a teenager, but Bethany Mota is already garnering major attention in the fashion world…

The 19-year-old half-Mexican YouTube vlogger and fashionista, a contestant on the most recent season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, was the most searched for “fashion designer” of 2014, according to Google.

Bethany Mota

Mota, also known by her username Macbarbie07, rose to fame in just a few short years with beauty tutorials, fashion lookbooks, and “haul” videos, gaining nearly 8 million subscribers in the process.

In December 2013, the teen sensation partnered with tween retailer Aeropostale to launch her own clothing and accessories line for the brand.

The eponymous line consists of teen staples, including graphic tees (some featuring Mota’s face, $16), oversized skull tote bags ($24), and scented body shimmer ($12).

Since the unveiling, the successful collaboration has led to seasonal collections as well as a bedding collection (particularly popular is the “Motavator” bed in bag set, $109).

Mota beat out some big names on Google’s list, including Kate Spade, Alexander Wang and Valentino, as well the late greats Oscar de la Renta, L’Wren Scott and Edith Flagg.

Blahnik to Present His Spring/Summer 2014 Line at London Fashion Week

Manolo Blahnik’s creations will catwalkin’ it down the runway in London next month…

The 70-year-old fashion designer and founder of the popular high-end shoe brand has announced plans to present his creations for the first time eer at London Fashion Week, which takes place September 13-17.

Manolo Blahnik

Blahnik’s high-end shoes, known as “Manolos,” will hit the runway at the international fashion event, which is organized by the British Fashion Council (BFC) on September 15.

Blahnik plans to show his designs for the 2014 spring-summer season, a spokesman for the designer told Efe.

The designer will share the spotlight with brands like Mulberry and L’Wren Scott at the British fashion industry’s most important annual event.

“I have spent many years thinking about the possibility of participating in London Fashion Week and I am delighted to be able to take part this season,” said Blahnik.

He’s long had ties to London, where he opened his first store in 1973 after gaining fame working with British designer Ossie Clark.

The designer, who lives in Britain, was honored at the 22nd British Fashion Awards for his contributions to the industry over a career that has spanned four decades.