The Northshore Mall is holding a "Back At It" back-to-school event for teens and 'tweens on Saturday with a few special guests slated to appear.
Debby Ryan of Disney Channel fame will be in Peabody for a question and answer session and to meet and greet fans. Ryan stars on the series "Jessie" and has a role in the upcoming "Muppets Most Wanted" film. Phoenix, Ariz. quintet The Summer Set will also be showing up for a special acoustic performance and to meet and greet fans.
The band is made up of Brian Dales, John Gomez, Stephen Gomez, Josh Montgomery and Jess Bowen, who will be performing songs from their latest album "Legendary." They are also scheduled to play the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas in September.
The third special guest Saturday is Mary Kate Steinmiller, Teen Vogue’s senior fashion market editor, who will be discussing the season’s hottest fashion trends.
In addition to the celebrities, back-to-school shoppers will be able to check out a trend guide full of fashion tips, fashion shows, mall-wide discounts and there will be a quiz to test your fashion IQ. The event runs noon - 3 p.m. and is in collaboration with Teen Vogue.
“The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time,” said Lauren Higginson Dalis, Director of Mall Marketing at Northshore Mall. “And as always, we want Northshore Mall to be at the center of the celebration. This year, we are especially excited to be teaming up with Teen Vogue, the authentic source for young trendsetters interested in emerging fashion, beauty, and pop culture.”
"Joining forces for this all-important shopping season was an obvious choice. This time of year is incredibly significant for the Teen Vogue audience, and together with Simon Malls, we will work to drive our collective communities into stores to shop while building both awareness and excitement for all of our participating brands," said Teen Vogue Vice President and Publisher Jason Wagenheim.
You can also check out the mall's Facebook and Twitter accounts for other components to the celebration.