'Awkward' fashion holds up to scrutiny and ridicule

Red carpets and high school are probably the two places where outfits are most scrutinized, ridiculed and occasionally praised.MTV's Thursday comedy "Awkward." shows a range of high-school fashion -- from geeky sophomores to inappropriate parents. Costume designer Nancea Ceo tells Zap2it that she aims to give each character a signature piece."She is very clean lined," Ceo says of Jenna (Ashley Rickards). "I tend to put her in bell-bottoms and Vans sneakers. This piece has little flowers and is very feminine."Jenna always wears a butterfly necklace and ring, which Ceo designed and had made for the show. "She is the girl who is a bit awkward, but she is liked by one of the most popular guys in school," Ceo says.Jenna, whose clothes come from surf shops, "is more concerned with doing things internally than outwardly," Ceo says. "She wrote some sayings on her Vans sneakers because she blogs and would write there."Thick, black-framed nerd glasses...



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