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Italian Art and Architecture
Thursday July 31, 2014 Post a comment
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Italian Art and Architecture

Keeping with our week of Italian culture, we put together a list of the

most famous works of Italian art and architecture. From well-known paintings

to beautiful buildings, you're sure to recognize most of these creations!


Special Styles Perfect For Short Hair or Up-Dos!
Thursday July 31, 2014 Post a comment
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Special Styles That Are Perfect

For Short Hair or Up-Dos!

Many of our most popular dresses are heavily detailed with beading,

sequins, or lace all along the shoulders. What better way to showcase

these details than with a fabulous up-do? They also work perfectly on

a gal with a bold pixie cut or a short, chic bob. These evening gowns are

meant to show off the shoulders and showcase a woman's gorgeous

face. We love these looks and dare you to try a detailed design!


Italian Culture Week: Little Italy
Wednesday July 30, 2014 Post a comment
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Italian Culture Week: Little Italy

We couldn't talk about Italian culture without bringing up Little Italy,

a mainstay of downtown New York City. It's the best place for authentic

Italian food and has a fascinating history. We put together a few facts

about this interesting area.

Little Italy is located in the lower part of Manhattan. It originated as

Mulberry Bend, known for its large population of Italians. Presently, Little

Italy consists of three blocks on Mulberry St. In 1910, Little Italy had over

10,000 Italians crammed into tenements. Presently, it is comprised of about

60 or so cafes and restaurants that cater primarily to tourists. At one point,

powerful members of the Italian mafia operated out of this hood.

New York Magazine recently published an article titled, “Arrivederci, Little

Italy," which touched on the city’s efforts to save the neighborhood from

becoming a ‘kitschy’ tourist trap.

Director Martin Scorsese grew up on Elizabeth St. Both his parents

emigrated from Italy and were garment workers in the area. In multiple

interviews, he's said that the neighborhood was very rough back then;

not at all what it's like today. DiPalo’s Food Shop on Mott St is one of

Scorsese's favorite places to get delicious downtown food.

The Italian American Museum is located on Mulberry St, in the heart of

Little Italy. It was once a bank for Italian immigrants and served as a link

between them and their relatives in Italy. Brooklyn photojournalist Janine

Coyne currently has an exhibit on display, where photographs of her trip to

Naples can be seen. There’s also a small gift shop with fun, educational

souvenirs for tourists and native New Yorkers alike.

If you’re up for getting a true sense of Little Italy, head to San Gennaro’s

Feast. It takes place at the Precious Blood Church and draws over a million

people in the span of 11 days.


Mindy Kaling in Jade-Green Tadashi
Wednesday July 30, 2014 Post a comment
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Mindy Kaling in Jade-Green Tadashi

We're big fans of Mindy Kaling and her hilarious show, The Mindy Project.

This means we're extra excited anytime we see her wearing a fabulous

NewYorkDress designer. Kaling recently wore this eye-catching Tadashi

dress to the Fox Summer TCA All-Star Party in West Hollywood, California.

The jade-green hue was accented by lovely black lace and a pop of red on

Mindy's lips. She created a dressed-up look that is appropriate for a variety

of events. Try it on for size or browse our other cocktail dresses!


Our Top 10 Summer Hairdos!
Tuesday July 29, 2014 Post a comment
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Our Top 10 Summer Hairdos!

As much as we love summer, finding the right hair-do amidst heat and

humidity can be quite the challenge. Provided you don't get the urge to

chop your long locks, here are ten of our favorite summer styles you can

easily try from home. From ponytails to beautiful braids, there's sure to

be an option you'll love. Try a high ponytail like Jessica Alba or look

for a new style below!

Colorful Bobby Pins

Twisted Ponytail

Top Knot

Fishtail Braid

Slick Ponytail

Beachy Braids

Milkmaid Braids

French Braid

Pomp Ponytail


Italian Celebrities
Tuesday July 29, 2014 Post a comment
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Italian Celebrities

Many well-known actors come from an Italian background. As part of our

exploration into Italian culture, we looked to our favorite media stars,

many whom evoke that special Italian quality through beauty and elegance,  

handy food skills or tough, yet pensive personalities.

Our first pick is model Monica Bellucci, who in her late 40's was named

one of the "Most Beautiful Women of All-Time." Seems Italians only get

better with age! She recently starred in a Dolce and Gabbana ad campaign,

which was appropriately set in Italy.

Another famous face includes chef and writer Giada Pamela De Laurentiis.

She has a passion for food and her own show on the Food Network.

Beauty icon Sophia Loren was born in Rome where she grew up to become an

international film star. Other actors include tough guys like Al Pacino

and Robert De Niro, along with People's Sexiest Man Alive, Bradley Cooper.

Quite a talented bunch indeed!


Win Your Dream Dress From Claudine by Alyce Paris
Monday July 28, 2014 Post a comment
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Hey fashionistas!

We're giving away five stunning gowns from Claudine by Alyce Paris.

To enter:

1. Pick your favorite style.

2. Go to our Facebook page . Like and comment with your favorite style.

3. Share that post on your own Facebook page.

Good luck everyone!


*Specific styles awarded are at the discretion of NewYorkDress and

Alyce Paris. All winners are responsible for the cost of international

and domestic shipping of dress. Prize must be claimed within 7 days

of the winning announcement.



Italian Culture
Monday July 28, 2014 Post a comment
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Italian Culture

We first celebrated and learned about the Middle East. Next on our list

was Brazil. This time around, we're indulging in Italian cuisine and learning

about the culture of Italy. One of the most important aspects is obviously

food so we started with a fantastic employee potluck. There was every kind

of pasta you could imagine, along with a perfect plate of meat and cheese.

In honor of this Italian feast, we bring you a list of "10 Things You Didn't

Know About Italian Cuisine!

10. Italians like to keep their protein and pasta separate. You won't see a

medley of spaghetti and meatballs anytime soon.

9. Italians generally have three main courses: antipasti, le paste and a

protein. Contorni are considered a side dish and can be ordered separately.

8. Garlic is not commonly used. Italian food is delicious because of the fresh

ingredients, not an overload of spices.

7. Pizza in Southern Italy is made up of thin crust and minimal toppings,

unlike much of the pizza here in America.

6. Eating while walking is considered disrespectful to the person who prepared

your food. It's also uncommon to see an Italian with coffee to-go.

5. If you order a "pepperoni pizza," you will get a pizza with sweet bell

peppers. Those peppers are spelled peperoni in Italian, with only one “p.”

4. Italian “bars” are very different from the American idea of bars. A bar in

Italy is where you can get an espresso and pastry for breakfast.

3. Don’t expect to see Caesar salad, Italian wedding soup or Alfredo sauce in

any authentic restaurant. These are all American inventions.

2. Italian dressing is also an American invention. Try a bit of olive oil


1. The Italian meal is considered a celebration. Life is good when you are

enjoying a nice meal with friends or family. It's a time that should be

cherished. This is why there are long gaps between courses and the reason

dinners can run so long!

We certainly enjoyed our meal with our friends and family of NewYorkDress!


Party Girl in a Party World
Friday July 25, 2014 Post a comment
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Party Girl in a Party World

We're all about the perfect party dress paired with an easy summer 'do.

This time of year brings endless parties and a need to look upscale,

easy and effortless. How can you achieve these chic trendy waves? Try

spraying a combination of sea salt and water in wet hair before letting

it dry naturally. Throw on a glittery party dress and you're good to go!


Quote of the Week: Donna Karen
Friday July 25, 2014 Post a comment
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Click through to find this gorgeous dress and look for a new quote next week!


Evening Gown Trends: The Mermaid Silhouette
Friday July 25, 2014 Post a comment
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Evening Gown Trends:

The Mermaid Silhouette

One of our favorite evening-wear trends is the fit-and-flare style of

a mermaid silhouette! It's elegant with all the drama of a red carpet

. We hand-picked several colors and styles to showcase this striking

silhouette. You don't need to follow trends to find your dream dress, but

it never hurt to pick a style, such as this, that's flattering and classically

glamorous. Browse our evening dresses for even more options!


Who Wore It Better? A Classic Silhouette
Thursday July 24, 2014 Post a comment
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Who Wore It Better?

The Classic Silhouette

Who wore it better? Stylish Lupita Nyong'o and Toni Collette were both

spotted in a classic silhouette created by Altuzarra. The pre-Fall look was

chic, yet simplistic. We instantly knew we could match Collette's little

black dress
with a NUE by Shani frock. Combined with an easy-breezy

silhouette and inner-shape wear in place, you'll have a one-up on both

these celebs! Who wore it better? You did in our NUE by Shani version!


Marvelous Magenta
Thursday July 24, 2014 Post a comment
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Marvelous Magenta

We're in love with this marvelous magenta hue! Emmy Rossum recently wore

the bright, stand-out color to this year's Critic's Choice Awards, where she

was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Shameless). Rossum

looked stunning in this gorgeous resort look. She paired the magenta dress

with eye-catching turquoise earrings, which, we feel, was an inspired styling

choice! Our match from Coya Collection hits all the right notes with a fabulous

color and asymmetrical neckline. It's classic and simple with the perfect

glittery accent.

Looking for more sparkle? Try this fab Faviana option!


Blogger of the Week: Curated Cool
Wednesday July 23, 2014 Post a comment
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Blogger of the Week: Curated Cool

Our blogger of the week is the fabulous Melinda Fleming of Curated Cool.

World-traveled with unique style and flair, Fleming creates content that

helps her readers find key pieces for their wardrobe. "Less is more," she

always says, along with, "Wear clothes- don't let clothes wear you." Her

enviable style includes this gorgeous cocktail dress from Mac Duggal. She fell

in love with the rhinestone details and bombshell silhouette. "I pay homage

to Hollywood, modernized for today," she wrote on her blog. We adore

her hip, downtown version of Old Hollywood glamour. It totally suits her!


Miss Reigning Queens & Contestants in Tony Bowls
Wednesday July 23, 2014 Post a comment
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Reigning Queens & Contestants

in Tony Bowls

The USA National reigning queens and contestants gathered on stage at the

most recent crowning ceremony, each young lady looking fabulous in Tony

. The pageant-oriented program recognizes, "personal achievement,

community involvement and the academic excellence of young women across

the USA." The queens and contestants each wore different colors of the

same lacy look. This Tony Bowls party dress is perfectly pageant for the

younger crowd. It's playful and sweet with just the right amount of sass.


Runway Match: Zuhair Murad Falll 2014
Tuesday July 22, 2014 Post a comment
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Runway Match:

Zuhair Murad Fall 2014

Every year, we look forward to the couture runway of Zuhair Murad.

His gorgeous fashion offers instant inspiration and we're sure to see

future MatchMakers from many of our designers. His Fall 2014 show

immediately inspired us to look for similar styles. We definitely found

some great ones! Our Terani lookalike is strikingly similar in style

from the silhouette to the chic color combination. The glittery Scala

dress is one belt away from couture and we already spot a fab new

runway trend: asymmetrical necklines!


Tadashi on the Red Carpet
Tuesday July 22, 2014 Post a comment
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Tadashi on the Red Carpet

Designer Tadashi Shoji is a celebrity staple for many reasons. First and

foremost, his designs are elegant and chic, but most importantly, his looks

are striking on the red carpet. Whether through lacy details or vibrant colors,

a celebrity knows she will stand out in a crowd wearing a Tadashi design. Our

newest celeb sighting includes Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev and Big Bang

Theory's Mayim Bialik (also remembered as Blossom!). Each actress chose a

very different look, but both look utterly stunning and fabulously put-

together. Bialik is a knockout in vibrant red, while the ethereal details in

Dobrev's dress make for a totally unique look.


Wedding Reception Dresses
Monday July 21, 2014 Post a comment
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Wedding Reception Dresses

There are many important things to take into consideration when

choosing your reception dress. You can get intricate and over-top

for your wedding, but the reception dress serves a purpose. You

will be hugging, eating, drinking, and of course, dancing at your

reception. This means the dress should be gorgeous, yes, but also

movable. You want to remember the special moments, not that you

couldn't dance in your dress. We choose some ultra-beautiful

dresses that will have you moving and shaking all night long!


A White and Lacy Match
Monday July 21, 2014 Post a comment
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A White and Lacy Match

Jennifer Lopez looks fantastic in this lacy couture gown by Zuhair Murad.

We found two NewYorkDress matches that are equally stunning and red-

carpet ready! Each dress is lacy white with slim sleeves and a unique

illusion design. It hugs your curves to create a smooth silhouette up top

and fans-out to create an elegant, flared look on the bottom. We love the

intricate design details in each section of lace. The details make it a

perfect stand-out dress for a any special occasion.


Paris Hilton is Magical in Mac Duggal
Friday July 18, 2014 Post a comment
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Paris Hilton is Magical in Mac Duggal

Paris Hilton looks fabulous in this glittering gown from Mac Duggal! She

wore the sheer design in her whimsical new video, "Come Alive." So far, we

know that the video features a glamorous Hilton and a rainbow unicorn.

Sparkles and unicorns? We can definitely get on board! Click through the

photos to shop this dress in two different colors.

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