Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tips of How to Choose Prom Shoes

Choosing prom shoes isn't easy. You've got the dress, and prom is growing ever closer. You want great shoes to accompany your dress, but how do you choose which shoes are best? Before you hit the mall with your hard-earned cash in hand, consider the basic parameters for choosing a stylish, but comfortable pair of prom shoes.

Consider Your Dress
Your dress should play a big role in your decision of which pair of shoes to buy for prom. Generally, it's a good idea to get less glamorous shoes for dresses that have a lot of flashiness or detail, and eye-catching or elaborate shoes for plainer dresses. If you want the shoe to completely match the color of your prom dress, but you can't find the right color, there are a lot of dyeable shoes that you can buy and dye to match what you are looking for.

You are going to be dancing in the prom after all, so it's important to pick shoes in which you can move around easily. So comfort is the most important thing. It doesn't matter how gorgeous your shoes are if you're in pain with each step you take.

Finding the best pair of shoes to match your short dress is very important. Whether you want a pair of flip flops or a pair of high heels,check out what matches your dress the best and shop for those. Be sure that whatever you are getting, they fit well and that you can be comfortable wearing them all night.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DIY Your Prom Accessories

Forget the mall. This year, make your own prom accessories. All it takes is a visit to your local craft store, these how-tos, and few hours.

Hair Comb

Even if your hair is elaborately styled in a braid or twist, you can still add a decorative comb to highlight your beautiful updo.

• plain hair comb
• metallic thread
• strong glue, like E-6000
• pearl beads

1. Tie the metallic thread into a knot around one end of the comb's base. Do not cut the thread from the spool. Keep the thread connected to the spool the whole time.
2. Loop the thread around the base, between the first two fingers of the comb. Once you have a solid amount of thread on the comb, begin looping the thread in an X-like pattern, pulling the thread through one of the fingers and crisscrossing it across the band, and pulling it back through the next finger of the comb. Do this repeatedly, until you cannot see the original color base of the comb.
3. When you cannot see the original base of the comb, move onto the next finger of the comb. Continue the X-pattern on every two fingers of the comb until you have reached the other end of the comb. When you get to the end, cut the thread and tie it multiple times around the base.
4. To cover any spots of the original comb, especially at the ends, and to make the comb more interesting, add a few pearl beads to the comb. Use strong glue, like E-6000, to attach the beads to the comb. Wait 20 minutes for the glue to dry before putting it in your hair.

When it comes to prom accessories, many girls forget about their hair. Even if you have a stylist do your hair, you can always add an extra romantic touch. From fresh flowers to pearl bobby pins to decorative hair combs, there are tons of options when it comes to dressing up your hair.

Studded Cuff

• teal ribbon
• strip of studs
• needle and thread
• belt clasp
• magnet
• strong glue

1. Cut a piece of teal ribbon so it's a few inches too large when you wrap the ribbon around your wrist.
2. Cut the strip of plastic studs (you can find these at most fabric stores), so it's a tiny bit smaller, like 1/2-inch, than the teal ribbon.
3. Place the studded strip on top of the teal ribbon and center it. Sew the two pieces together at the places where the studs are attached to one another.
4. Once they are attached, loop one end of the ribbon through the belt clasp, and secure it underneath with a strong glue, like E-6000.
5. Wait for the glue to dry, then pull the other end of the ribbon through the other side of the clasp. Try it on your wrist. Once you have found the appropriate length, cut off any excess ribbon underneath, but leave at least 1/2-inch to run through the other side of the cuff.
6. To secure this side of the clasp -- and allow you to remove the cuff when you'd like -- attach a magnet (with a strong glue) to the underside of the cuff, and another magnet to side of the ribbon that pulls through the clasp. The two magnets should line up and connect to hold the cuff in place.

If you're wearing a large statement bracelet like this cuff, try to balance out your other jewelry. Don't overload your look with a large necklace, dangly earrings, or over-sized cocktail rings.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Prom Dress Ideas from Celebrity

Vanessa Hudgens has worn a beautiful fuchsia Marchesa dress to one of the premieres of her new film Spring Breakers. She finished the look with a golden cuff and leopard paneled clutch.- From Toronto International Film Festival 2012

Miranda Kerr visited KORA Organics pop up store in Sydney wearing Erdem dress and orange heels completing the look with jewelry.

Emily Blunt wore a tight fitting Roland Mouret dress to 'Looper' premiere completing it with Alexander Birman shoes and accessorizing the outfit with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Prom in UK: Magic Dress

In the United States prom (short for promenade) is a formal (black tie) dance or gathering of high school students. It is typically held near the end of the senior year (i.e., the last year of high school). It figures greatly in popular culture and is a major event among high school students. High school juniors attending the prom may call it "junior prom" while high school seniors may call it "senior prom".

In Britain, the terms formal and grad are most commonly used for occasions equivalent to the American "prom", and the event is usually held for those graduating high, secondary or middle school. However the term "prom" is becoming more common in the UK due to the influence of US TV shows and movies. In Ireland, the event is known as a debs (originally an abbreviation of debutante ball).  Prom is a term which originally referred to outdoor concerts in London's pleasure gardens, where the audience was free to stroll around while the orchestra was playing. In fact this tradition has been revived in parks and stately homes around the UK at promenade concerts such as the Battle Proms.

I am so excited to share everything about Prom and I can't wait to do it.