Monday, May 6, 2013

Dressing at the Derby

This weekend was the Kentucky Derby! It's one of my favorite fashion days of the year! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the huge hats and classic style.

Even Miss America 2013 was there in one of the very biggest hats! You can't get away from the pageant pose even at the Derby!

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/WireImage
While I wouldn't suggest wearing a hat the size of Texas to should definitely consider your hair accessories!

For a classic Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's look, try and high bun with a small tiara.
You can also try a chic embellished headband to make short hair sassy like Michelle Williams, or to dress up a more simile updo!'
If you are looking for a soft romantic look, try a flower in your hair like Taylor Swift! You can do a a cluster of smaller flowers, some tucked in your updo or braid, or hippie chic with the band around the forehead!

Of course, not all looks require hair accessories. If you love your hair, or are accessorizing with big earrings, a statement necklace, or high embellished neckline, you can skip the accessories in your hair a la Zendaya!

Are you wearing something in your hair? Which look do you like best?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gorgeous Dancing Gowns

Dancing with the Stars featured some gorgeous gowns on Monday night! From flowing to sexy, they hit every step and we can draw some serious prom inspiration!

Cheryl and DL might have gotten the boot, but it definitely wasn't because of Cheryl's sexy sheer dress! The sheer insets of this dress give you killer curves, and are "va-va-voom" sexy without being too revealing!

To get a similar look like this gorgeous gown from Jovani. Jovani style 762 is sheer in all the right places. This stand out beauty works for prom, and can be worn for years to come at college formals, and more with it's classic black jersey. The stretch in the jersey also makes this gown super comfortable and easy to dance in!

2013 Jovani Prom 762
Stunning in pink! 18 year old Dancing Pro Lindsay Arnold picked a prom worthy piece for her dance with Victor Ortiz. The movement on this chiffon gown is just amazing.

To get this look, look for La Femme who has mastered the art of chiffon. La Femme style 17472 is a gorgeous oft pink chiffon prom dress with a heavily beaded bust and small cut outs at the side to keep it from being too sweet. Nothing floats on the dance floor like chiffon!

2013 La Femme Prom dress 17472
If you to black jersey or soft pink chiffon for prom?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Loving Lovato

Demi Lovato is releasing a new single ("Heart Attack") this week, and we are reviewing one of our favorite looks from Ms. Lovato that is totally prom worthy!

Demi looks beautiful in this peach Marchesa gown. The updo is soft with just a few tendrils to highlight her face. I love the minimal jewelry, just studs and a thin bracelet, which allows her to shine through.

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No one in prom does chiffon prom dresses with a pageant edge like designer Tony Bowls. If you want to get Demi's look, try Tony Bowls Paris Prom Dress Style 113707B! The soft color, the soft fabric, the gathered and beaded waist...this look is pure peach prom perfection!

2013 Tony Bowls Paris 113707B
Would you wear peach for prom?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

American County Music Best Dressed Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has great hair. From her beginning with the ringlet curls to her new more sophisticated look. Both Looks are great from prom night, depending on your style, and your dress.

Here Taylor is rocking her signature curls. We love the soft pink of this prom dress paired with the gorgeous romantic curls.

Photo: Wenn
Model Heather Coy wore a similar look in the 2013 Cinderella's Collection, which you can get for prom here.

2013 Cinderella's Closet Collection Page 060
Or if sleek and sexy is more your style, Taylor came out with great thick bangs and a sleek pony tail at Sunday's ACM Awards. This classic hair style is a perfect pairing for her heavily beaded ornate dress with a lot of back detail.

If you love this look, try 2013 Jovani 5685.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Jennifer Lawerence's Near Wardrobe Malfunction

Our favorite "It Girl" Jennifer Lawerence nearly suffered a wardrobe malfunction on the set of her new movie co-starring the very handsome Bradley Cooper.  Everyone is talking about it! But, I want to talk about her hair! I love this classic glamour girl up-do!

A curled up-do is a favorite choice for prom, and every celebrity EVER has worn an updo on the red carpet. It's just classic chic and from carefully curled and done like Jennifer's (or Taylor Swift, we know she loves a curly updo) to bohemian chic in a deconstructed way, you can't go wrong. Plus, it keeps your hair of your neck making you much cooler on the dance floor without having to worry about sweat ruining your prom hair!

So are you wearing an updo for prom?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dancing on Prom Night

Dancing with the Stars featured a Prom Night inspired theme last night.

Photo: It's Prom Night on Dancing With The Stars / ABC
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While the judges said Aly's waltz was just okay (she scored a 23), we thought her dress choice was prom queen worthy! The perfect mix of sparkle on the bodice and flowing chiffon skirt. The soft blue was also a perfect choice with her dark hair.

Photo: ABC Photo
If you loved her look as much as we do, then take a look at this gorgeous prom dress by Night Moves! This sexy prom dress is Night Moves Style 6706. We love the delicate beading on the bodice and thin one shoulder strap. The soft chiffon skirt and sexy leg slit will let you dance all night!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Personal Style

Prom is a great opportunity to express your personal style. But, it can be tricky, how to your take your normal t-shirt and jeans style, and take up to Prom worthy? You want to be true to who you are, but also glamorous for prom night. Star Blake Lively embraces her California girl waves and natural make up all the time. She usually looks like this:
Photo: People Magazine
But, she has mastered how to go from casual to glam on the red carpet, while keeping her personal style. Here she is at the premiere of Savages. She keeps the waves, just makes them more polished, and adds a sexy red lip while keeping the eye make up soft.

Photo: JustJared
So, what is your style?

By the way, we LOVE Blake's dress here.

Photo: JustJared
Here's how you can get the look for prom. Try 2013 Jovani Prom 171617!

2013 Jovani Prom 171617

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Catching Fire

It's official Katniss Everdeen is back. Golden girl Jennifer Lawrence is busy with filming the next installment of the Hunger Ganes Trilogy. Eonline showed the tribute portraits today, and let's just say Katniss's dress is stunning!

We love the layers and layers of skirt and detailed beaded bodice. If you want a similar look for prom look to 2013 Black White and Red by Mac Duggal 61162R!
Mac Duggal captures the look of lace and laces and gorgeous beading in this gown. 

2013 Black White and Red by Mac Duggal 61162R

What do you think about Katniss's dress?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Dancing With the Stars Inspiration

Dancing with the Stars premieres tonight and I'm looking forward to all the costumes! I love the glitter, sparkles, and flowing fabric that make the dances so special. Remember, prom is your chance to shine on the dance floor! You should consider how easy dancing will be in the dress you choose for prom.

Here's how we copy the look from the Dancing with the Stars promo photos:

Actress and Singer Zendaya, from Disney Channel's Shake it Up!, will be partnered with Val. We love her short sparkly turquoise dress and soft wavy hair in this photo!

Photo: ABC News
You can get this look with Sherri Hill. I love the deep rich Royal of Style 8443. Or, if you want to have a long version,. try Style 8437 with it's soft A-line skirt.
2013 Sherri Hill Prom Dress 8443
2013 Sherri Hill Prom Dress 8437

Gymnast Alexandra Raisman, Aly for short, looks great in this long sleeved full on sparkler! Sleeves are a big trend for Prom 2013.

Photo: ABC News
Jovani nails this trend with Style 5950! The ombre effect with the beading makes this dress a stand out!

2013 Jovani Short and Cocktail 5950
Singer, Kelly Pickler looks beautiful with her short pixie cut and sexy fitted short turquoise dress! The solid line of chunky stones down the middle is a great way to look slimmer, and reflect all that light on your face!

Photo: ABC News
You can't get any closer to this dress than Designer of the Week La Femme Style 16368!

2013 La Femme Cocktail prom dress 16368
Which Dancing With the Stars look is your favorite?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vixen Vanessa

It's officially a trend, stars  from Selena Gomesz to Vanessa Hudgens and Brooklyn Decker have been spotted showing a sliver of skin between two piece dresses. We LOVE the covered up high neck and lace of Vanessa's white dress at the premiere of Spring Breakers. 
Prom Designer Sherri Hill totally nailed this sexy trend with her gorgeous short prom dress. We love how Sherri accented the waist with stones along the top of the skirt. The lace top, sweet sleeves, and sheer high neck tone down the sexy revealed mid-drift.

2013 Sherri Hill Prom Dress 21154
What do you think? Would you wear a two piece dress to prom?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wilde Style

Olivia Wilde attended the premiere of her new movie, Burt Wonderstone, last night. She looked gorgeous as always in a stunning black sequined gown from Gucci. We love the subtle sparkle of the tone on tone beading, and how the deep v-neck is tamed by a sheer insert. The sexy smokey eye and wavy hair is the perfect look to compliment her style.

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Image
For a similar look for prom, try Tony Bowls 113728. This stunning prom dress has a similar tone on tone beading and high neck. We love the gold for an on trend look, and the low back is super sexy!

Tony Bowls 113728

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fanning Favorite

Dakota Fanning, born a Georgia girl, debuted new dark hair at the Breaking Dawn Part II Premiere last winter. We love our her bold dark locks pop against the green of this dress. The lacy floral detail at the waist of this strapless chiffon dress is a great way to detail on a classic column shape.

The Premiere of The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II
Photo credit: FayesVision / WENN
If you like Dakota's look for prom, try Tony Bowls Evenings TBE11341. We love the ruching beneath the sparkly floral bodice. Also, the contrast of the nude silk with the green bead work is stunning. We also like
Tony Bowls Le Gala 113506 for another option.

Tony Bowls Evenings TBE11341
Tony Bowls Le Gala 113506

What do you think? Do you like Dakota as a blonde or brunette?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Timeless Style

There is no chicer combination than classic black and white. It is instantly a gorgeous and sophisticated look. Emmy Rossum stunned in a gorgeous Andre Gn black and white gown at the Los Angeles premiere of Beautiful Creatures.

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If you are looking for an instant classic for your prom, try Tiffany Designs by House of Wu 16754. We love how designer Jay Reynolds made such a classic look prom appropriate by adding a gorgeous beaded belt detail and fully sequined skirt for lots of glitter! We think styling this look with big earrings and long gloves was a perfect touch!

Tiffany Designs by House of Wu 16754

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Unexpected Details

Fashion Week is in full swing in Paris. This week the runways are full of unexpected details. Prom designers featured some unexpected details in their gowns for Prom 2013. From lace underlays and bits of beading to hints of sheer and peaks of prints, look for special touches that make your prom dress you.

We love how this Panoply Prom Dress 14458, reveals a flirty print lining under it's high low skirt with every step.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Signature Style from Designer Jay Reynolds

This weekend we are so excited to be welcoming prom designer Jay Reynolds! Jay is coming in for our Panolply Trunk Show March 9th and 10th when we will be GIVING AWAY A FREE Panolply Prom Dress to one very lucky girl!

Jay is an incredibly talented designer with a flair for sexy prom dresses. He has mastered the high ruffled slit, the cut out, and red carpet glitz! A Panoply Prom Dress is for the girl ready to stand out in the crowd. She's fun, fabulous, and fearless when it comes to fashion.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Prom Nightmare

So. it's prom night and you are ready to make your grand entrance, right? Well, what happens if your big moment is interrupted by a big embarrassment?

What's your prom nightmare? Someone stepping on your dress? Spilling spaghetti down the front of your gown? Wiping out right at your big moment?

Most any embarrassment can be carried off with aplomb if you keep your attitude in mind. Attitude really i everything. Someone steps on your dress? Show Mr. two left feet how to really dance! Spaghetti on your dress? Well, at least it was delicious! Wiping out? Take a cue from Jennifer Lawerence!

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 Jennifer has had a few faux pas lately at award shows. From her "wardrobe malfunction"  at the Screen Actors Guild awards to her recent stumble at the Oscars. Of course, her Dior gown merely revealed a bit of it's construction which Jennifer stated gracefully. And then, last Sunday she slipped on the stairs headed up to accept her Oscar. She handled the situation perfectly, tossing a joke the audience making everyone laugh and seeming to still fully enjoy her moment in the spotlight.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

So, if your prom night is fraught with a few imperfections...remember, it's those flaws that make it memorable. Enjoy every moment of your night!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

From Oscar After Party to Prom

While, the red carpet on Oscar night is full of glamour, the after parties feature some of my favorite dresses! The after parties are all about fun, and dancing, and sparkling which sounds like Prom to me!

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Jennifer Lawerence wore an awesome show stopping glamourous and gorgeous dress on the red carpet that we looked at yesterday. Then with Oscar in hand Jennifer donned a glittering stunner of a dress by Calvin Klein. We love how the beading on this dress looks like liquid silver. To get a similar look at Prom this year, try Night Moves Style 6755!

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Vanessa Hudgens made a jaw dropping entrance in a gorgeous all over beaded gold dress. The flat sequins are equal part sophisticated and sparkling. La Femme does a beautiful job with the flat sequins, and you can get a look like Vanessa's with La Femme 18032.