Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Make Your Holiday Wardrobe Sparkle

Glitter, glitter, everywhere! How to get in the sparkly spirit of the holidays without looking like Tinkerbell?

From party frocks and accessories to eye shadow and lip gloss, it seems that nothing is spared from sparkle this time of the year. While glitter can be a super-fun way to inject some glamour into your holiday outfits, the line between grown-up glimmer and fairytale princess can be a tricky one to navigate.

When it comes to makeup, women of any age can sprinkle some shimmer there, just make sure when using glitter in beauty products that you stick to one area of the face at a time so as not to overpower yourself.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas! Prom or Evening Party

First of all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all. So, I've been working a lot this month and haven't been able to skim as much as I want to. In the meantime, something epic happened... My prom !!!!! It was a lot of fun seeing all of my buddies from school and just messing around.

Another Christmas photo season come and gone, and we enjoyed a few nights photographing guests attending the Christmas parties throughout the nights. The mix of a warm environment, plenty of people out to enjoy themsleves and fantastic food made the evenings brilliant and a great warm up to the Christmas holidays. Fancy dress parties are always a great opportunity to capture some fantastic colourful images, so we were really pleased to attend a 40th birthday party with a film and celebrity theme. There was some great creativity on display and everyone made a big effort to dress for the occassion.

Dresses of every colour and style have been worn, bow-ties, braces and suits worn, and all manner of transportation used to get to the venue - limos, buses, tractors, horse and cart, bicycle.  And we believe a great time was had by all.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kristen Stewart on Being Invited to a Prom!

On The Road star Kristen Stewart was all smiles on The Daily Show discussing when she first read the Beat Generation book, her progressive schooling and being invited to a prom. And on being asked if Kristen was able to experience other standard American school institutions, such as prom, she answered: "I kind of got to design my curriculum, somewhat, it was cool. It was independent study." But, she said, "I was invited to a prom at one point. I was like who's going to show up to a prom? The school barely existed!...

Looking effortlessly cool in a striped Beckley dress topped with a Band of Outsiders blazer with the sleeves rolled up, Kristen was happy to talk about the first time she read On The Road and her progressive school, explaining: "I saw On The Road on the reading list as a freshman, that's how I read it for the first time. That probably says something about the school I was going to. I think it's usually a little older, or possibly, not at all."

Watch the complete, uncharacteristically non-awkward segment from Styleite.

Monday, December 10, 2012

First Date-Night Style Ideas

Sexy, flirty, and fun. First dates should really be about wearing something that makes you feel good, makes you feel sexy, and lets you be comfortable. Girls are different than guys in a number of ways, one of which is the time and effort we put into getting ready (and stressing over) a first date. You've only got one chance to make a first impression. Well, that holds especially true on a first date with a new guy.

Something casual. Something flirtatious. Something so he can see your curves but still leaves something to the imagination. Something so that he can dream about the way your curves are going to feel. Nothing that is too in-his-face. When it comes to fashion, we all have our own personal style and what works for one woman might not work for another, but it's pretty safe to say there are some things that just don't work for anyone, especially on a first date.

Lace is great, but not if it's showing your midriff. That's just a little too much distraction going on. Guys don't like a lot of heavy makeup, but they do appreciate that you look very polished. Too tight looks odd, and too baggy looks sloppy and like you don't care about the date. Aim for a happy medium that's just right for your body type. Make sure your pants fit well around the waist - you should be able to put three fingers comfortably in the waistband, but not much more - and that the hems hit around the bottom of your ankles. Shirts should cover your waist without falling past your butt. When you're picking out a shirt, choose a shade that flatters your natural coloring. To highlight blue or green eyes, try a cool, dark color such as slate grey or navy blue. To highlight brown or hazel eyes, try a warm, light color such as maroon or off-white.

Base the formality of your attire on where you'll be going. If you're going to a casual movie, wear a nice pair of jeans and a slightly dressier shirt than you usually would. For an upscale dinner, wear dark slacks with a long-sleeved, button-down shirt; during colder weather, add a well-made sweater on top. Your first date probably won't require you to wear a tuxedo or a suit, but don't show up in the same outfit you'd wear around the house on a weekend morning. Remember: you want your outfit to hit about the same level of formality as what your date will be wearing. If you're unsure, ask your date what the dress code is or what they'll be wearing.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Big List of Prom Themes

Prom themes create a variety of unique atmospheres for your parties or school dances. Transform your space, create amazing scenery, and transport your guests to far off lands, imaginary settings and creative landscapes.

With a Prom Theme your prom will be beautiful, amazing and memorable. But how to specialize in creating unique and fun prom themes to make your prom one of the most memorable events of your life?

  •     1950's Theme (Decades themes)
  •     A Kiss is Just a Kiss
  •     A Knight to Remember
  •     A Midsummer Night's Dream
  •     A Night in the Clouds
  •     A Night of Mystery
  •     A Night on Treasure Island
  •     A Night to Remember
  •     A Night with Oscar
  •     A Night with the Stars
  •     A Red Carpet Affair
  •     A Taste of California
  •     A Taste of International Flavors
  •     A Walk in the Clouds
  •     An Affair to Remember
  •     An Evening of Stars
  •     An Evening in (Place)
  •     Arabian Nights
  •     Between Your Heart and Mine
  •     Bloom Where You're Planted
  •     Born to Be Wild
  •     Box Office Bliss
  •     Bratz
  •     Bright Lights, Big City
  •     Broadway Backstage
  •     Can't Fight the Moonlight
  •     Captured in a Dream
  •     Caribbean Nights
  •     Carnival
  •     Casablanca
  •     Casino de (School Name)
  •     Casino Night
  •     Cherished Moments
  •     Cinderella and Prince Charming
  •     Come What May
  •     Cupid's Ball
  •     Cute Animals
  •     Deep Blue Destiny
  •     Depths of Love
  •     Destiny Awaits
  •     Egyptian Allure
  •     Enchantment Under the Sea
  •     Escape
  •     Eternal Elegance
  •     Famous Couples/Famous Couples in Literature
  •     Fire and Ice (Worlds Collide)
  •     Fly Me to the Moon
  •     Forever Tonight
  •     From this Moment
  •     Garden of Enchantment
  •     Garden of Lights
  •     Glamour and Glitz of the 20′s
  •     Greek Paradise
  •     Got to Believe in Magic
  •     Happily Ever After
  •     Hawaiian Paradise
  •     Heaven in Your Eyes
  •     Heaven on Earth
  •     Here's to the Night
  •     Hollywood Night of the Oscars
  •     Hollywood Nights
  •     Hollywood/Oscar Night
  •     Hurray for Hollywood
  •     I could Not ask For More
  •     I promise You the Stars
  •     If only for one Night
  •     I'll Always Remember You
  •     In The Still of the Night
  •     It Might Be You
  •     It's a Jungle Out There
  •     Jungle Allure
  •     Let the Good Times Roll
  •     Magical Memories
  •     Magic Under the Stars
  •     Manhattan Mystique
  •     Mardi Gras
  •     Masquerade Ball
  •     Memories of Tonight
  •     Midnight in Paris
  •     Midsummer's Night
  •     Moonlight and Roses
  •     Moonlight In Paradise
  •     Moonlight on the Nile
  •     Moonlight Rendezvous
  •     Moonlight Serenade
  •     Moonlit Enchantment
  •     Moroccan theme
  •     Music of the Night
  •     Mystical Journey
  •     Mystical Twilight
  •     New York, New York
  •     Night in New Orleans
  •     Night In Venice
  •     Night of the Golden Dragon
  •     Night with the Stars
  •     Nightlife 200-
  •     One Upon a Time
  •     One Sweet Night
  •     Paradise Awaits
  •     Parisian Romance/Escape
  •     Putting on the Glitz/Ritz
  •     Remember Me Always
  •     Retro Romance
  •     Roaring Twenties
  •     Romance in the Park
  •     Romeo and Juliet
  •     Saturday Night Fever
  •     Save the Last Dance for Me
  •     Saving Forever for You
  •     Shanghai Moon
  •     Sherwood Forest
  •     Shores of Venice
  •     Simply the Best
  •     Starlight Fairytale
  •     Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  •     Space Odyssey
  •     Springtime in Paris
  •     Stand By Me
  •     Star Struck
  •     Sunset Serenade
  •     Tahitian Fantasy Cruise
  •     These are the Times
  •     This Magic Moment
  •     Time After Time
  •     Time of My Life
  •     Tonight is the Night
  •     Tonight's Dream…Tomorrow's Memory
  •     Tropical Paradise
  •     Underwater Paradise
  •     Unforgettable
  •     Voices That Care
  •     Waiting for Tonight
  •     What Dreams May Come
  •     Wish Upon a Star
  •     Written in the Stars
  •     You'll Be In My Heart
If your theme title is not here let me know. Some themes may be similar but the titles worded in different way can inspire different ideas. If you have used themes like these let me know what you did so we can assemble a big list of themes and what people did to make them come to life.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

6 Celebrity Prom Pictures

Prom season is in full swing, and you know what that means—box tuxedos, up-dos, corsages, and inevitably cringe-inducing prom date photos. Celebrities really are just like us -- they go to prom wearing goofy dresses and take photos with that sunset backdrop too. Don't believe me? If you're looking from some prom dresses or hair inspiration, or you just want to laugh at how celebrities looked before they were famous, check out these celebrity prom pictures.

Sarah and Todd Palin
Considering this photo of Sarah and Todd Palin was taken in the '80s, the most awkward thing about it is how they both look pretty normal. Oh, and that demonic-looking chair that's creeping up behind them.

Taylor Swift's Prom Photo
OK, so this wasn't that long ago, but doesn't Taylor Swift look adorable with her prom date?

Natalie Portman's Prom Photo
Before she was a gorgeous Oscar nominee, Natalie Portman was just a normal girl heading to prom with her friends (and a giant corsage, but that's OK).

Jennifer Aniston's Prom Photo
Jennifer Aniston got to re-live her prom days in a couple "Friends" episodes, but we think she was cuter in real life.

Demi Lovato's Prom Photo
Demi Lovato has a very impressive limo for prom (that would be a Rolls Royce for you non-car aficionados), her prom dress is pretty too.

Michelle Obama's Prom Photo
Michelle Obama is rocking a pretty racy prom dress -- do you see the leg slit? Side note: her date looks old enough to be her dad, but that might just be the mustache.

It's so much fun looking at celebrity prom pictures from before they were famous, but I love looking at their prom dates even more. What do you think?