Friday, June 29, 2012

Tony Bowls brings the heat for new 2013 collection

 Tony Bowls has done it again! His new 2013 prom and pageant collection is absolute perfection and we can't wait to see it in its entirety.

Prom 2013.....who's ready?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pageant Tip: Think Like a Politician!

Pageants aren't just a beauty contest, the perfect contestant must be a number of things: well rounded, caring, intelligent, and compassionate. The interview question can make or break your chance at winning the crown and some of these questions can be tough to answer. Here are some tips to prevent those pesky slip ups on stage.

1. Research, research, research. There's nothing worse than being asked a question and you have no clue what to say. You don't have to read the encyclopedia front to back but be aware of the current world events. (correct names, correct locations, etc.) Prepare how you would for a final for a class.
2. Know your stance. Pageant judges can ask you any question from your favorite movie to what's your opinion on abortion and you have to have to have an opinion.
3. Speak clearly. Its okay to ask the judge to repeat their question if you didn't hear correctly. Trust us, you won't get penalized.
4.  Smile and be confident. You may wished you can go back and answer a question differently in the end, but whatever your answer is you must believe in it, if you don't, the judges won't either. Even if you're not sure if you answered your best, always give off confidence in your answer and finish with a big smile!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Laura waves in Jovani pageant dress!

Laura Kaeppeler is off to her Miss America duties and a lot of that is making special appearances. Laura sure looks every bit of a Miss American pageant winner in her jaw dropping, Jovani pageant dress #0035! The green color matches her dark hair and fair skin perfectly! Every girl's gotta have a Jovani dress in her closet! For order inquiries call or email

Monday, June 25, 2012

Be a pageant pro!

Are you interested in competing in pageants and want to get more training and experience to perfect your craft? Miss America's Outstanding Teen hosts a Teens in Training Camp every year and the time is now to register. You will get the first hand tools from pageant pros all over the world to teach you how the be the best confident  and poised version of yourself. You will learn a number of valuable information through makeup application classes, public speaking, modeling, stage techniques and more! This is an once in a lifetime experience that could push you on the right path to your dreams. 

Register here.
The deadline is June 30th 2012!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Glitz and 'Natural" child beauty pageants - what's the difference?

Pageant season is in full swing and our phones have been ringing off the hooks from pageant moms inquiring about the lovely little girl pageant dresses that are available on our website. For a lot of these moms this will be the first time they are entering their little girls in the beauty pageant circuit and they have to ask themselves: glitz or natural pageant?

But what's the difference?

 "Glitz" pageants, hence the name, are the extravagant style little girl pageants that are shown on controversial TV shows like "Toddlers and Tiaras". The contestants are encouraged to wear makeup, big "Dolly Parton" style hair styles with fake hairpieces, "glitz" dresses heavily decorated with sequins and jewels, "flippers" (fake teeth), and spray tans. Competition is fierce with swimsuit and costume talent portions of the show. The little girls undergo a complete transformation into a life sized porcelain doll and it is quite an expensive investment as well. Some parents spend up to over 100,000/year on glitz pageants for the daughters.

"Natural" pageants are just the opposite. Instead of encouraging the contestants to look made up, girls under the age of 13 are forbidden from wearing makeup. If makeup is used, it must be kept as light and natural as possible. "Flippers" (fake teeth) are forbidden as well. Most natural pageants do not include a swimsuit portion at all but if so, swimsuits must be one pieces. Contestants must wear their natural hair and pageant dresses are very girly and childlike. Instead of the routine performances of "glitz" pageants an interview is conducted as a way to show the little girl's personality. 

Whatever pageant you choose, Cinderella's Closet has got the little girl pageant dresses that you need! Shop here

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Try these Quince Party Themes!

Are you a movie buff? We love how matched different movies to ideas for Quinceanera party themes. Which one is your favorite? Check them out here

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Eye Makeup Inspiration!

Precious Formals blog has gathered some super cool makeup trends to try for prom, homecoming, pageants, or just about anywhere! 

 Click here

Monday, June 18, 2012

Debbe Ebben wins 2012 Miss Alaska pageant and our hearts!

Cinderella's Closet would like to personally congratulate this year's 2012 Miss Alaska crown winner Debbe Ebben. Debbe is not just another pretty face, she also has a heart of gold. She has been involved with the St. Baldrick's Foundation, an organization she supports as part of her pageant as since childhood that raises money for childhood cancer research by organizing head shaving events. As a promise, when she recently reached her $2,500 fundraising goal she has cut all her hair off in support of every young person batting with cancer. She is a true role model and we wish her well on her journey to the upcoming 2013 Miss USA pageant!

See her extreme act of kindess on tape here

Friday, June 15, 2012

Teen girl wins Tiffany modeling contract!

The new Teen Model Search winner has been announced! For years, promguide has been making hometown girls modeling dreams a reality by giving them the opportunity to represent the Prom Guide magazine and a covenant modeling contract with one of the biggest names in the prom dress industry. This year Alexandria Seymour Williams from Minnesota has been awarded a modeling contract with Tiffany Designs/House of Wu. She will also be featured in the pages of Prom Guide magazine and took home a prize package of House of Wu prom dresses along with other goodies. PromGuide is already accepting applications for the 2013 model search!

Enter here!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Win a FREE Precious Formals Prom Dress!

Precious Formals is known for its funky designs and as a "thank you" to all their fans they are giving TWO lucky girls a chance to win a FREE Precious Formals prom dress! All you have to do is "Like" the Precious Formals Facebook page and you will be automatically entered to win!

Enter here

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Miss Universe Canda wins in Tony Bowls pageant dress!

Sahar Biniaz, the newly crowned Miss Universe Canada glows in her Tony Bowls pageant dress! She will be competing in the International Miss Universe pageant soon, do you think she'll be wearing another Tony Bowls pageant dress?

Tony Bowls pageant dresses can be found here at Cinderella's Closet!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Melissa Gorga wears Sherri Hill!

Are you a fan of Real Housewives of New Jersey? If you have been following the series you know Melissa Gorga is a rising popstar. Here she is in Sherri Hill prom dress #2774 on the cover of her "Rockstar" single. She looks fantastic!

If you want Melissa's dress purchase here at Cinderella's Closet!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Country stars done Sherri Hill prom dresses!

Prom dresses are so versatile they can be used for any special occasion! Short prom dresses are making a huge comeback and these country stars shined on the CMT Music awards red carpet in their prom dress fashions! One star that really showed up and out country style is Paige Duke. She's right on trend with her high/low hem Sherri Hill prom dress. Her brown cowboy boots may not be everyone's cup of tea but we really loved how she showed her personal style with her and her unconventional, yet funky choice of shoes. I mean, it is the country music awards isn't it?
Get a similar look like Paige Duke's with Sherri Hill prom dress #3851 
Sherri Hill prom dress #3851

and a pair of Helen's Heart sequined cowboy boots! 
Helen's Heart sequin cowboy boots #LB-0290-10
All available at Cinderella's Closet now!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pageant Girls Must Haves

Pageant girls know there's plenty of primping behind the scenes to create your beauty queen transformation. Often times its not just the dress and shoes, its what goes underneath as well. Here are some go-to fashion fixes for pageant girls everywhere!

Butt glue: sticky applied to body to make prevent wedgies and keep everything its place, perfect for swimwear and leotards

Spanx high waist panty shaper: spandex body shaper used to slim tummy and waist areas, usually worn under form fitting gowns

Nu Bra: seamless, silicone breast enhancer for a no show, backless look 

Hollywood Fashion tape: clear double sided stick tape used for low cut top styles to keep everything in its place

Cinderella's Closet is your one stop shop for all things pageant girls need! Shop our must haves section here!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Brooke Hogan spotted in Jovani Style #171267!

Popstar and reality TV vixen Brooke Hogan heated up the red carpet at the MTV Movie awards this past Sunday in this sexy, sequined Jovani short dress! Available now at Cinderella's Closet in size 0-14!

Friday, June 1, 2012

See Miss GA, Jasmyn "Jazz" Wilkins in the Miss USA pageant this Sunday!

We are so proud of Jasmyn "Jazz" Wilkins, she is representing the peach state in the Miss America pageant this Sunday! We have been following Jazz's road to the crown every step of the way, it has all come down to this! Jazz looks lovely in all of her Preliminary pageant looks, she's even wearing Sherri Hill prom dress #2768 on the left! 

Don't forget today is the last day before the pageant to vote for Jazz to win an automatic spot in the semifinals!