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Beauty Trends From The Met Gala!
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Post a comment
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Beauty Trends From The Met Gala!



Although accessories are a whole other department, we decided to

feature a few in our list of fabulous beauty trends. Some ladies

went all out at this year's Met Gala. The head pieces were a standout

hit. Many stars opted for a subtle lip paired with dramatic eye

shadow. This strong smokey eye is on-point for such a glam event.

Other celebs created a retro cat-eye to pair with shimmering silver.

One of our favorite trends is the beautiful, vampy lip on stars like

Adriana Lima and Emily Blunt. This is a trend you see frequently in

fall so it takes a spring ensemble to a new and bold level.



Dramatic Eye-Shadow




Cat-Eyes




Vampy Lips






The Curvy Fashionista Features Mori Lee
Monday April 27, 2015 Post a comment
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The Curvy Fashionista Features Mori Lee



The Curvy Fashionista, created by Marie Denee, gives girls a

one-stop destination for plus-size fashion, news and events. Denee

teaches women to be "curvy, confident and chic" with her amazing site.

We're excited to see her feature our favorite plus-size wedding gowns

by designer Mori Lee. She features the "Julietta" line and quotes the

Mori Lee ideals: "We know that, when we create a dress, we’re not just

making something to wear. We’re making magic.
” Denee reiterates the

brand's commitment to "making gorgeous wedding dresses every

woman can feel special in.
" On her blog, she describes the gowns as

whimsical and decadent. We couldn't agree more! Shop her favorite

styles by clicking the photos below.





Wedding Dress Shapes
Monday April 20, 2015 Post a comment
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Wedding Dress Shapes



Picking a wedding gown can be daunting. There are so many styles!

Where do you even begin? Our advice is starting with the silhouette.

Figure out what flatters your figure and makes you feel like royalty

on your special day. June Letter Studio created an illustrated guide

to aide you in your search. Use this guide to figure out your favorite

dress shape and that should help narrow your choices. We paired the

shapes with some seriously covetable styles from some of our

best wedding designers!





Ashley Lauren's Satin Tips
Friday April 03, 2015 Post a comment
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Ashley Lauren's Satin Tips



Last year, some of our favorite fashion pointers came from

designer Ashley Lauren. She taught her faithful fashionistas the

right way to care for satin fabric. Much of our image is preparation

for a glamorous event, but what happens when the event is over?

After a night on the town, what's a girl to do about smudged makeup

and sad wrinkles on a beautiful satin dress? Our designer shared

secrets through social media and we want to share them with you!


1. Do we steam or do we iron? Ashley Lauren says that ironing is

the quickest way to get wrinkles out of satin. It doesn't stretch

the fabric which guarantees long-time wear. Solid advice indeed!


2. Don't panic if you get makeup on your dress. This designer says

to fold the satin on itself and rub together. Rubbing satin on satin

should do the trick.


3. If a small stain appears, hand-wash with mild detergent. Gently

rub the spot in cold water and hang the dress to dry.


4. The most important tip? Keep your gown in a dress bag for as long

as possible. It protects the dress from possible snags and scratches,

which satin can be prone to. Only unbag when you're ready to iron.





How to Be Photogenic
Thursday March 26, 2015 Post a comment
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How to Be Photogenic



Daily Makeover recently published a long list of tricks to make you

instantly more photogenic. We've gone over the basics on this blog,

but some of the tips stood out as easy to incorporate and important

to remember. Here are a few of our favorites!


#1 Make sure your makeup matches your skin-tone. There's nothing worse

than a two-toned look.


#2 A photo can highlight flyaways so pat any obvious hairs down with a

bit of pomade.



#3 Avoid shimmer or sparkle makeup, which can exacerbate shininess.



#4 Bright lipstick will make your teeth look whiter.



#5 Stand in front of a white wall. This helps the camera find the correct

color balance in the photo.



#6 To avoid a double chin, elongate your neck and push your face forward.

You might feel silly at first, but it really works!



#7 Turn your head to a three-quarter position to give your features depth.



#8 Put your hand on your hip and angle your body toward the camera.

This elongates your silhouette.



#9 To avoid a blinking photo, close your eyes right before the photo is

taken and open slowly as the camera clicks.



#10 Look toward a light right before someone snaps the photo. Doing

so will shrink your pupils and help you avoid red eye.



#11 Avoid standing in front of direct light. This can cause weird,

unwanted shadows.



#12 Make sure the photo is taken above you, rather than below. It

makes all the difference in a flattering photo.



#13 Try to think of something funny. A genuine smile always looks gorgeous!



#14 Take a few silly shots. You'll be happy to have the memory.



#15 Last, but not least, take multiple photos. No matter how you pose,

there's bound to be a few photos you really love.





Spring Nails
Thursday March 26, 2015 Post a comment
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Spring Nails



We're ready to break out the coral colors for a party of pretty nail

art! We're especially drawn to the floral designs. The intricate

details and fun artistry of these nails inspire us to find the right dress

to go with them. We chose some fantastic party dresses that embrace

the spring season. Hannah S helps tie the floral theme together, while

Sticks and Stones is right on trend with crop tops and dance-worthy

designs. Will you be trying new nail art this season? We're looking

for a new beauty challenge and this might be the perfect one!


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Luminous Beauty
Friday March 20, 2015 Post a comment
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Luminous Beauty



Right now, our favorite beauty trend is luminous skin paired with

a hint of rosy blush. The natural, springtime look goes well with

a messy up-do and beautiful pastel gowns. We're pining for these

pretty prom dresses from Clarisse. Sparkle details and floaty

silhouettes create a princess-effect that is totally on-trend.

Just add luminizer to your makeup routine. It creates a beautiful

glow that will last all day long.





Blogger of the Week: Haute House Flower
Thursday March 19, 2015 Post a comment
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Blogger of the Week:


Haute House Flower



We currently have our eye on Jordan of Haute House Flower. We

named her Blogger of the Week after finding her fabulous style online.

In a recent entry, she wore a sassy cocktail dress from designer Alexia

Admor. This glittery, floral frock ushers in the spring season. Follow

Jordan on her blog for more fashion with a California twist! Keep

scrolling for our favorite dresses from Alexia Admor.





Spring Hairspiration
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Post a comment
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Spring Hairspiration



Spring is here. The sun is shining and we're ready for new hair!

We searched for the perfect hairspiration and came up with a variety

of heat-ready hair-dos. First, there's the short wave, which Kristen

Stewart and Rosamund Pike exemplify with shiny, touchable hair.

Stars like Jennifer Hudson and Scarlett Johansson are a bit bolder

with their look. Jennifer chose a messy pixie 'do while Scarlett went

for an edgy undercut. Both looks are unique and keep the hair off their

neck. Another favorite style is the chic, sleek bob. Rose Byrne and

Nicole Kidman look very polished in this classic look. We're certainly

taking notes all the way to the salon!





Beauty Trends at The Oscars 2015
Wednesday March 04, 2015 Post a comment
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Beauty Trends at The Oscars 2015



There was a number of new beauty trends this year. From the edgy

undercut to the sleek middle part, we were fascinated by red carpet

hair. Bright reds and shades of berry are a staple when it comes to

bold lips, but we were pleasantly surprised to see peachy hues on

Jennifer Hudson and Emma Stone. Some celebs had a lovely pink

glow and many used shimmer to highlight their features. Both

Anna Kendrick and Solange rocked strong eyeliner, but styled

it in different ways.


Peachy Lips



Shimmering Eyes



The Undercut



Strong Eyeliner



Berry Lips



Messy Bangs



A Sleek Middle Part






Prom Hair Pairings
Friday February 27, 2015 Post a comment
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Prom Hair Pairings



Carrie Underwood may be queen of country, but she also happens to be

queen of perfect prom hair. We stumbled upon a Pinterest graphic that

directed us in the way of fashionable hair pairings. It showed us the

best style for each neckline. We paired fabulous Carrie hair with some

of our favorite prom dresses. Try these styles for your upcoming event..


High Neckline = Try an up-do



Asymmetrical Neckline = Try a side-pony



Strapless = Try loose, wavy hair



V-Neck = Try a half-up, half-down do'





Seventeen Meets Paparazzi Prom!
Thursday February 19, 2015 Post a comment
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Seventeen Meets Paparazzi Prom!



Seventeen magazine chose three fantastic prom dresses to feature

in this helpful video. Stylist Jamie picked looks from Mori Lee's

Paparazzi
collection to show how she would style these gorgeous

gowns. With a variety of trends in mind, Jamie picked rocker chic,

romantic and glam to use as fashion inspiration. The berry look

was paired with statement jewelry to add an essential edge. Her

second look played up a romantic vibe adding tons of girly accents.

Last, she embraced the bling with this glam green silhouette. When

it comes to hair, she kept things simple and chic.


Whatever style you're into, Mori Lee's got a dress for you!





Beauty Trends at The Grammys 2015
Wednesday February 18, 2015 Post a comment
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Beauty Trends at The Grammys



The beauty trends at this year's Grammys varied from bright and

bold to very subtle. Many stars opted for a nearly nude, no-makeup

look. With spring around the corner, this fresh-faced trend is a

welcome change on the red carpet. We love the chic simplicity, but

we also adore a good cat eye or berry lip. It adds a dramatic touch

to any red carpet dress. Check out our favorite beauty moments of

the night!


The Cat-Eye



Colorful Eye Shadow



Beautiful Berry Lips



Sexy Smokey Eye






More Makeovers With NUE By Shani
Monday February 16, 2015 Post a comment
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More Makeovers With NUE By Shani



This never gets old! The TODAY Show recently used a fabulous dress

from NUE by Shani for their newest Ambush Makeover. They "plucked

two ladies from the plaza" to create glam new looks. The second woman

chosen wanted a "new start and a new look" after coming out of a long

term relationship. With her best friend's support, she got that new look

via the TODAY Show and, of course, NUE by Shani! We're especially

fond of this dress. It's wonderfully unique and totally transitional. Add

tights and a cardigan to face the winter weather but, as spring approaches,   

the pattern becomes perfectly fresh. Wear it to work or as a cocktail dress.

The versatility is endless and helps a gal go from day-to-night!





Editorial Press
Thursday February 12, 2015 Post a comment
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Editorial Press



Two of our prom-tastic designers are featured in this month's Chumash!

magazine. The editorial is elegant and calls to mind old Hollywood

glamour. It features designers Xcite and Mac Duggal, both whom create

a variety of looks to suit your every evening dress need. Get inspired

by experimenting with bright red lipstick or a dark, smokey eye. Keep

the event in mind as you plan for accessories and hair!





Your Guide to Buying a Fabulous Prom Dress Online
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Post a comment
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Your Guide to Buying A Fabulous


Prom Dress Online



1. Know Your Size


Before you even start to search, take a measuring tape and figure out your

exact size. Labels can vary depending on designer and retailer. It's a much

safer bet to rely on measurements. Watch this video below for info on how

to figure out your size.



2. Pin or Bookmark Your Favorite Dresses


Nothing is more fun than spending an afternoon on your favorite website

pinning away the prettiest prom dresses. This gives you an idea of what

you want and the best way to look for it. Once you see a pattern in your

choices you can look for a specific style or designer. You might even

discover a winner you overlooked before.


3. Don't Wait Til the Last Minute


This might be the most important tip. Some sites need ample time to get

your dream dress in order. Other times, you may need to send something

back. Either way, you don't want to take any chances. Give yourself plenty

of time to browse and choose a dress, at least two months in advance.


4. Buy From a Reputable Website (Like NewYorkDress!)


If you have your heart set on a specific designer, you can check their website

for authorized retailers. You can also look for a button that indicates an A+

rating from the Better Business Bureau. Too many sites are quick to knock-

off and you want to make sure you're getting the real deal.


5. Check For Online Deals On Accessories


Some retailers offer incentives to make an accessory choice easier. Take

advantage of these deals and spend your savings on your special night.





InStyle's Best Fashion Tips
Friday February 06, 2015 Post a comment
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InStyle's Best Fashion Tips



InStyle Magazine recently created a list of top 50 fashion tips. We

collected our favorites to guide you through shopping for your perfect

evening dress. Keep these tips in mind as you shop your heart out! This

array of purple and pink gowns illustrate many of these tips, such as

color, shape and detailed accents.


Tip #1: Embrace your shape


Tip #2: Show skin strategically


Tip #3: Conquer your fear of color


Tip #4: Accessorize in brights


Tip #5: Make a list of your favorite items


Tip #6: Don't be afraid to try new styles


Tip #7: Consider the wear and care maintenance


Tip #8: Make friends with a good tailor


Tip #9: Check every angle before leaving the house


Tip #10: Wearing white? Check yourself in the light


Tip #11: Always have a stylist emergency kit


Tip #12: Dress for your body, not age


Tip #13: Try the dress with a body-slimmer on hand


Tip #14: Add an element of surprise


Tip #15: When in doubt, wear nude pumps





Beauty Trends From The SAG Awards 2015
Friday February 06, 2015 Post a comment
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Beauty Trends From The SAG Awards




Red lips are a Hollywood staple, but we're most surprised at the

summery beauty trends that popped up at this year's SAG awards.

We're in the middle of winter, but the stars must miss the warmer

season. Not only was a peachy, bronzed look pretty popular, but

breezy waves and an orange lip were seen on stars like Rosamund

Pike and Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael. The biggest trend of

the night? A fresh face with a neutral nude lip. This beach-ready

look works really well on the red carpet. It photographs beautifully

and puts the focus on fashion. Let's all dream of warmer times as

we look upon these trends.


Sun-Kissed



Easy-Breezy Waves



Neutral Nude Lips






More Makeovers With NUE By Shani
Friday January 30, 2015 Post a comment
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More Makeovers With NUE By Shani



We love a good Ambush Makeover. It's our favorite part of the TODAY

Show
! This week was especially fun since they featured two NUE by

Shani dresses in their regular segment. First up, a single mom from

the Bronx who fell in love with her new look. She was fabulous from

head-to-toe in a figure-flattering dress that combines black and blue

perfectly. Second was a mom of three who embraced her lacy look

with tears of joy. Try our little black dress for a chic winter version!





Beauty Trends From The Golden Globes
Tuesday January 20, 2015 Post a comment
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Beauty Trends From The


Golden Globes



This year, we found a variety of glam beauty trends throughout

the Golden Globes. When it comes to hair, we saw a mix of sleek,

pulled-back styles, alongside elegant waves. Bright red and soft

berry were popular lip colors, while certain celebs pulled off a dark,

smokey eye. This was a fabulous year filled with unique beauty

moments. We can't wait to see what award season brings next!


Berry Lips



Smokey Eyes



Braids



Wavy Bob



Red Lips



Shoulder Sweep






Beauty Moments of 2014
Friday January 09, 2015 Post a comment
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Beauty Moments of 2014



2014 brought a variety of memorable beauty moments! This collection

of photos stood out in our mind. From Rihanna channeling Josephine

Baker to the controversial lips of Kylie Jenner, these looks were

ones that had people talking. Do you have a favorite?





Holiday Red & Greens
Monday December 22, 2014 Post a comment
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Holiday Reds



When it comes to the holiday season, do you reach for red or does a

dose of green call your name? We picked eight different designers to

present an array of evening gowns for you to choose from. Whatever

darling dress you love most, a red lip pairs perfectly with it!


Holiday Greens






NUE by Shani Featured on the Steve Harvey Show
Thursday December 18, 2014 Post a comment
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NUE by Shani Featured on the

Steve Harvey Show



Steve Harvey took a cue from the TODAY Show on what women want.

With help from celebrity stylist Lawrence Zarian, the pair helped

women "forget their flaws and flaunt their assets." This involved

showing how to dress for their body, shape and size. What designer

helps in this department? NUE by Shani of course! For someone who

wants to flatter their hips, arms and/or back, the Steve Harvey Show

recommends this NewYorkDress designer. With a silhouette that

naturally shapes the body, it's easy to see the difference this

dress can make. The color-blocking brings attention to her face,

while the neckline balances her hips and gives the impression of a

smaller waist. The model was smiling from ear to ear!





Cat Eye Queens
Tuesday December 09, 2014 Post a comment
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Cat Eye Queens



These beauty icons are known for their allusive cat-eye style. From

the stars of yester-year to today's beautiful celebs, we learn from

the best that you can't go wrong with a cat-eye. It's one of the most

classic looks in beauty history and, at one time or another, every

girl has tried it. The cat-eye can create a sultry or girlish look

depending how you play up your makeup. Here are the cat-eye

queens for perfect inspiration. Start taking notes!





A Guide to Shapewear with Meredith Vieira
Wednesday December 03, 2014 Post a comment
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A Guide to Shapewear with


Meredith Vieira



Shapewear is all the craze this holiday season. Women want to look their

best and shapewear makes that happen! We're happy to see host Meredith

Vieira showcase this popular trend. Lilliana Vazquez, author of "The Cheap

Chica's Guide To Style", shares her best shapewear tips on The Meredith

Vieira Show. Vazquez is here to tell us that shapewear is no longer a "dirty

little secret." Even Michelle Obama wears hers with pride! The show

featured NUE by Shani as a fabulous option in your search to feel and look

your best. The model describes how easy it was to put the dress on and how

great she felt in it.



Holiday Hair
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Post a comment
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Holiday Hair



Whether you're home for Thanksgiving or attending a Christmas

event, you need a fabulous 'do to accompany your new holiday dress!

These holiday hairdos are no muss, no fuss looks that are easy and

worthy of accessories. You can try a ballerina bun, which is simple and

elegant; or a braid crown for a lovely look that keeps your hair pulled

back. If you're feeling lazy, go for a low, messy pony with some sort

of sparkle. Visit our accessories section for more ideas!





Fall Makeup Trends
Friday November 07, 2014 Post a comment
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Fall Makeup Trends



Fall is a season full of glamorous beauty trends! From shiny

metallics to strong lashes, the runway provides inspiration that

is sure to last all year round. These beauty must-haves range

from bold to minimal. Check out some of our favorites!


Fresh Face


Colorful Eyes


60's Inspired


Major Lashes





Homecoming Hair Ideas and How-Tos!
Thursday September 25, 2014 Post a comment
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Homecoming Hair Ideas


(& How-Tos!)



We anticipate your every evening-wear need but, when it comes to hair, we

turn to the NewYorkDress Pinterest page for ideas. Our favorite pins are the

ever-helpful beauty tutorials. From nails to hair, you can find help with

anything. We choose a few favorites to give you ideas for homecoming season.

Are you up for an elegant chignon twist or a sexy sixties bouffant? Your hair

choice can depend on your level of glam and personal style. Play around and

try something new!











NYFW: Backstage Beauty with Sherri Hill
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Post a comment
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NYFW: Backstage Beauty with Sherri Hill



The beauty behind this season's Sherri Hill show was fun, fresh and fabulous.

The runway hair was simple, yet sophisticated with low, teased-out ponytails

that showed off the neckline of each dress. The tough 'do was a perfect match

to the sweetly groomed look of each model's makeup. Strong brows, long

lashes and soft pink lips made up many of the runway looks. Take a peek at

some favorite behind-the-scenes shots. We dare you to recreate this sweet look

for homecoming night!





Beauty Trends From The Emmys
Wednesday September 10, 2014 Post a comment
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Beauty Trends From The Emmys



We've got a ton of fabulous beauty trends from this year's Emmy awards! Many

opted for chic windswept hair. We love how versatile a short cut can be. A

popular trend was dark smokey eyes. We spotted this classic red carpet look

on a variety of celebs. We're always fond of a red lip and these stars wore theirs

with pride. A surprising trend was the "no makeup" makeup. Certain celebs chose

a beautiful bare-faced look that we definitely loved. Our favorite trend was the

small pops of silver and pastels. They're easy to incorporate in small doses.


Smokey Eye



Rep Lip



All-Natural



Pastels and Silvers






Beauty Trends From TheVMAs 2014
Wednesday September 03, 2014 Post a comment
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Beauty Trends From The VMAs



Here is the prettiest (and most outlandish) beauty trends from this

year's MTV Video Music Awards. We saw a strong red lip on a variety of

celebs with pink in a close second. Summer sun brought a bronze-y sun-

kissed look, while other celebs went all out in a rainbow of hair color.



Sun-Kissed Glow




Pink Lips and High Ponytails




Colorful Hair






Dreamy Hair Decor
Wednesday August 06, 2014 Post a comment
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Dreamy Hair Decor



Each one of these dreamy hair accessories is different from the next. We've

got a variety of options and today's post features pieces that are perfect

for an up-do on your wedding day. The intricate flower details make each

accessory enchantingly unique. The flowers glitter and glisten at every

turn; and our beautiful model shows off the different ways to wear these

lovely headpieces. Pick an accessory of your own and try your hand at

the different ways to wear it!





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!





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





Dos and Don'ts of Wedding Makeup
Wednesday July 16, 2014 Post a comment
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Dos and Don'ts of Wedding Makeup



Do plan a spa day the week of your wedding to relax and prep.


Don't try any new soaps or perfumes the week before your wedding.

You could have an allergic reaction to something different.


Do keep your wedding look simple and polished, especially when it comes to

hair and makeup. You want to look like the best version of yourself. Now is

not the time to try that crazy blue eye shadow!


Don't get a new haircut the week of your wedding. If it doesn't turn out

the way you want it to, there's not much you can do. Make sure to schedule

your haircut a few months in advance.


Do try a classic pink nail in case you need to make last minute touch-ups.


Don't leave your house unprepared for beauty hiccups. Pack things like

safety pins, Q-tips and bobby pins for any issues that may arise.


Do wear waterproof mascara. It's an emotional day and you should prepare

for the possibility of tears.


The same goes for lipstick! Do wear a lipstick that lasts through kisses

and food.


Most important...


Don't forget to do a beauty run-through before your big day!





Makeup Tips For Graduation!
Monday May 19, 2014 Post a comment
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Makeup Tips For Graduation!



We've got every graduation dress you can imagine, but what about makeup?

We're here to recommend the beauty essentials for that important day! You'll

want long-lasting coverage through the ceremony, pictures and dinner. What

do you need to achieve that? These products below!

Primer


Any good makeup artist will tell you to start with primer. It prepares your

face for the products. The primer makes sure nothing runs or looks shiny

as the day continues. It's one product that is pretty handy for photos!



Long-Lasting Foundation


You could go with your usual foundation, but the long-lasting variety does

the job quite well. Make sure you test the foundation a few days before and

apply it evenly across your face.



HD Setting Powder


The last product for a flawless finish is HD Setting Powder. Once your base

is applied, set the products with this powder using a large powder brush.

Your makeup should stay in place all day long!



Rosy Blush


Your next step is a natural-looking blush. Gel blush works on all skin types,

while cream blush is better on combination skin and powder is your best bet if

oily is your norm.



Neutral Eye Shadow


You want to put your best foot forward this exciting day so we recommend

keeping it simple with a natural hue and maybe some subtle shimmer.



Light Lipgloss


The same goes for your gloss. A dark lip might work most days, but keeping

the color simple puts the focus on your beautiful smile and important people

around you.


Once you've done that last step, you're ready for a full day of festivities.

Go forth and graduate looking gorgeous in NewYorkDress! Don't forget to

enter Dress and Tell after all the fab photos are taken.





Mac Duggal's Advice on How To Avoid Counterfeit Dresses
Thursday April 03, 2014 Post a comment
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Mac Duggal's Advice on How To

Avoid Counterfeit Dresses



Every year, NewYorkDress designer Mac Duggal does an experiment to spotlight

the pitfalls of buying counterfeit dresses. This year was no different, but it did

have an added twist of possible health risks! After dealing with issues that come

from shopping at a counterfeit company, Mac Duggal's social media manager,

Nicole Schultz, tried on the knockoff dress for about ten minutes. What she

didn't expect was a batch of scratchy hives! We're sure the poor-quality fabric

was to blame. Highlighted on Mac Duggal's website, here are a few things to

remember when shopping for your prom dress...


-If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Deep designer discounts

are a red flag when shopping at counterfeit shops.


-If the color options largely differ from the designer website, that would also

raise some doubts.


-If you get this far, watch out for the name "CoCo" in your confirmation e-mail.

Apparently this name is typically used by counterfeit sellers.


You can easily see the difference in quality from the photo above. For some very

real prom dresses shop our current Mac Duggal favorites!





Prom Beauty Dos and Don'ts
Monday March 10, 2014 Post a comment


Prom Beauty Dos and Don'ts



Prom night can be a bit hectic so here are a few do's and don'ts to get

you through the big night.



Do: Try your dress on multiple times before prom so you can make any

necessary alterations.



Don't: Break in new shoes the night of the event. Walk around your house

to make sure the heels are comfortable.



Do: Pack a beauty kit of bobby pins, lipstick, mints, safety pins, deodorant

and doubled sided tape. You'll be ready for any mishaps that might occur

with you or your friends.



Don't: Forget to book everything in advance from your limo to your hair and

makeup appointment. Make sure to confirm the week before.



Do: Use a fine-tooth comb to gently tease your hair. It'll last longer

throughout the night.



Don't: Over-do it on makeup. you wanted to look like the best version of

yourself. Choose one feature to highlight and down-play the rest.



Do: Take a ton of photos and have as much fun as possible!



Don't: Forget to enter our prom contest!






Summer Trend: Bold Fuchsia Lips
Monday June 24, 2013 Post a comment
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Summer Trend: Bold Fuchsia Lips



Want to try something bold this summer? We recommend a passionate pink

pucker to brighten your day. Of all the colorful hues of summer, fuchsia

is one of our favorites. It's sugar and spice and everything nice all in

one lipstick. Whether you go matte or go glossy, you're sure to be pretty

in pink with this color. Make sure to keep it classy and minimal with the

rest of your makeup to let the bold color shine through! 





Fabulous Summer Bobs
Monday June 03, 2013 Post a comment
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Fabulous Summer Bobs



The weather is heating up and we've all got the urge to cut our hair. We

realized that of all the hair cuts out there, our favorite is the bob!

Whether shaggy or sleek, a bob is the perfect summer hairstyle. You get

the length, but your hair still stays off your neck. Plus a bob always

looks chic and carefree. Just look at some of our favorite celebrities

rocking this summer-do.





Designer Beauty Tips: Lela Rose
Friday May 24, 2013 1 Comment
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Designer Beauty Tips




NewYorkDress designer, Lela Rose, has some very important beauty tips!

She recently confided to Fashionista,


“My mother always told me for youthful skin, drink lots of water (never

from plastic bottles) and to always take off your makeup before bed. I

always use Lancome eye make-up remover and make sure to stay hydrated.”


You heard the lady! It's an easy recommendation and if our skin looks half

as good as hers, it will be a success.


Here are few more of her favorite items as told to Harper's Bazaar.


“Ted Gibson’s Beautiful Hold Hairspray is my favorite as it’s light and doesn't

look or feel like hairspray. And Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Curl

Lengthen Mascara is another favorite—I try to remember not to pump my

mascara as it lets in air and make it look dry and clumpy. I just twist it

around to keep the mascara moist. Also, I buy all my products from

Beauty.com. Truly, having one place that carries everything is what helps

me survive the party season!”



We don't know about you, but our beauty list just got longer!





Spring Shoe Spotlight
Tuesday May 21, 2013 Post a comment
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Spring Shoe Spotlight



Ohmygod shoes! Our spring spotlight is on our favorite shoes of the moment.

We're all about colorful sparkle so what better way to incorporate this season's

colors than a rainbow of girly heels? It's every woman's weakness! Shop our

shoe section to find your fairy-tale footwear.


Anyone else jealous of this closet??




Met Ball Beauty Trends
Thursday May 16, 2013 Post a comment
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Met Ball Beauty Trends




Award show beauty tends to be snores-ville, but looking back at the Met Ball,

we were struck by how many different beauty trends popped up on the red carpet.

Although attendees were reluctant to go full punk, many added a bit of edge

with unique beauty details. These are a few of our favorite beauty trends from

that fashionably punk night.




Bold Burgundy Lips

 

Extreme Smokey Eyes

 

Colorful Streaks



Hair-band Punks

 

Red Hot Lips






Savannah Lathem 2013 Prom: It's Your Time To Shine
Tuesday April 23, 2013 Post a comment

  It's Prom 2013 and our resident celebrity blogger, Savannah Lathem, tells us the

many fabulous ways to rock a NewYorkDress tiara.

 



Gorgeous Eyebrow Icons
Thursday April 18, 2013 Post a comment
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Gorgeous Eyebrow Icons




One of our favorite beauty trends that comes and goes each season has to be

the resurgence of strong, feminine eyebrows. It takes a strong woman to rock

strong brows and, if groomed correctly, can shape the face gorgeously. Here are

a few of our eyebrow icons leading the way in strong, face shaping brows. .





Match Your Dress to Your Nail Art: Blush and Gold
Tuesday April 16, 2013 Post a comment
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Match Your Dress to Your Nail Art:


Blush and Gold Edition





Whether the rest of your ensemble is embellished or subdued, your nails are

definitely the place to get a little wild. This season, we're inspired by the

color combination blush and gold. They're the perfect colors for any sort of

formal event this spring-time season. Match your nails to your dress by going to

a salon or be adventurous and grab that glitter yourself to create your very

own work of nail art.



Be sure and follow our Pinterest board dedicated solely to spectacular nail art!




Braided Beauties: Pinterest Prom Edition
Wednesday April 10, 2013 Post a comment
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Braided Beauties:


Pinterest Prom Edition



Pinterest is a multitude of inspiration. From home decor and diy to beauty tips

and fashion, we're bound to learn something new every time we log on. One thing

we never tire of is the endless supply of Hairspiration. There are braids, curls

and ponytails galore. With prom soon approaching, we'd thought it'd be nice to

share our top 5 “perfect for prom” braided hairstyles, discovered via Pinterest.

For these styles and more, you can follow our pinterest board!





Holiday Shoot
Wednesday October 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Holiday Shoot


With the holidays fast approaching, we couldn't wait to have our holiday shoot. We wanted decadence and elegance for our holiday shoot so we took to the beautiful architecture and golden lighting of one our favorite New York spots. What resulted was platinum perfection in BG Haute E01015, ($438).


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In this set

BG Haute E01015, ($438).



Behind The Scenes
Monday October 01, 2012 Post a comment
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Behind The Scenes


Check out our behind the scenes photos from our latest street style shoot. One thing we love the most about our street shoots is how minimalist they are. All we need is a camera, our model Casie and the city streets. What accessories would you have worn with these dresses?

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In this photo

BasixD5738A, ($350)
Jovani S4247, ($600)



Street Style
Thursday September 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Around The City



We love hitting the streets for our street style shoot. There's so much of the city we've yet to discover with new neighborhoods and new faces around every corner. Whether we're walking past a construction site, stopping in for a treat at our favorite cafe or catching the sunset on top of a rooftop, we always make sure our model Casie leaves a lasting impression with her impeccable style.

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In this photo:

(From top to bottom)
Basix D5738A, ($650)
MacDuggal 61041R,($698)
Sticks and Stones 9185, ($278)
Boutique Charlotte, ($189)



Street Shoot
Wednesday September 26, 2012 Post a comment
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Behind The Scenes


Our latest street style shoot took us to different parts of the city and made us fall in love with the city all over again. Casie rocked all her looks, making them her own with the touch of accessories. Own your city and own the streets you walk down with a style that's all yours.


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In this set
(From top to bottom)
Dress: Jovani S4247, ($600) Color: Silver/Nude
Shoes: Alisha Hill S1145, ($190) Color: Nude
Earrings:Jason J31, ($65) Color: Multi


Dress: Sticks and Stones 9185, ($278) Color: Black/Silver
Shoes: Alisha Hill S1145, ($190) Color: Nude


Dress: Silver Basix D5738A, ($350) Color: Black/Black



Street Style
Monday September 24, 2012 Post a comment
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Sparkling Cocktail


This cocktail dress was an absolute showstopper during our last street style shoot. Casie looked drop dead gorgeous in Jovani S4247 -a perfectly sultry cocktail dress completely covered in shiny rhinestones. You'll make a statement in this body conscious dress! We styled Casie with beautiful chandelier earrings and strappy rhinestone heels but left her hair naturally loose and with a slightly smokey eye and neutral lip.


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In this set

Dress: Jovani S4247, ($600) Size: O Color: Silver/Nude
Earrings: Jason J31, ($65) Color: Multi
Shoes:Alisha Hill S1145, ($190) Color:Nude



Silver Lining
Thursday September 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Silver Lining


Casie went for silver chic in Tony Bowls TS11274. The bodice of this icy gown is ruched for a body conscious fit, while draping sheer fabric lays elegantly on top. We love the embellished asymmetrical neckline, which adds a flash of sparkle to the silver shimmer of this gown. We accessorized Casie's look with a rhinestone bracelet and drop earrings and with a fabulous pair of embellished heels.


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In this set

Dress, Tony Bowls TS11274, ($338)
Shoes Alisha Hill S1145, ($190)
Earrings, DSTEA19, ($65)
Bracelet DST B1429, ($110)


Street Shoot
Wednesday September 19, 2012 Post a comment
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Casie and the Sequins


The day we shot this sequin mini dress, we kept bumping into street art and instead of looking the other way, we incorporated the city's artsy corners into our shoot. The final verdict, of course, was that we loved Casie's Boutique Ginger mini more than any piece of art we saw on the walls. We didn't have to do much for this shoot-Casie wore her blonde locks naturally, with natural makeup and a pair of crystal embellished ankle strap stilettos, (Tony Bowls Jenny). This dress features a sheer decolletage which follows in the footsteps of the illusion trend. The body conscious bodice is completely covered in multicolored sequins, making it one seriously sparkly mini party dress.


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In this set

Dress,
Boutique Ginger, ($196)
Shoes, Tony Bowls JENNY, ($170)
Earrings, Jason J31, ($65)



Lady In Red
Tuesday September 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Lady In Red


Our last shoot with Casie took us to pretty amazing rooftops with scenic views of the city skyline. No one's eyes were on the skyline as Casie floated in Mac Duggal 61041R, $698. This illusion gown features rich red lace layered on top of nude sheer fabric and long diaphanous fabric that floats to the floor. Casie accented her look with our favorite opalescent chandelier earrings, Jason J31, $65. Where would you go in this gown?


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In this set

Earrings, Jason J31, $65 Color: Multi
Dress, Mac Duggal 61041R, $698 Size: 4 Color: Red/Nude



Street Style
Monday September 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Body Conscious


The little black dress was officially revamped on our last street style shoot. Our model Casie chose this body conscious mini dress by Sticks and Stones. Following the rising popularity of body-con dresses, Casie wore Sticks and Stones 9185, ($278) around the East Village, loving the little details like the diamond shaped back cut out, ruffled neckline and sheer lace sleeves. This mini dress taps in on two of this season's continuous trends: lace and he ever popular body conscious fit.



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In this set

Sticks and Stones 9185, ($278) Size: 2 Color: Black/Silver

Jason J31, $65 Color: Multi

 Alisha Hill, $190 Color: Nude



Street Style
Friday September 14, 2012 Post a comment
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Downtown Cool


Our model Casie looked downtown cool in a jeweled mini dress. She accessorized her look with her favorite pair of sunnies and colored rope bracelets. She lead the way and we followed as she took us on a tour of her favorite East Village spots. All eyes were on Casie as she owned the sidewalks in Basix D6738A.


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In this set

Basix D5738A, ($690): Color: Black Size: 2


Street Style
Thursday September 13, 2012 Post a comment
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Street Style Shoot


One reason we love New York is the ability to step out of the office and our of our studios to do a photo shoot. With the gorgeous city as the ultimate backdrop, we really did feel like the world was ours and our model Casie made this dress hers. It's about to be fall in the city and we wanted to catch the changing colors, moods and style during our stroll in the Lower East Side. With taxis buzzing along and sidewalk cafes filled with chatter, Casie took it all in dressed in Boutique Charlotte, ($189) in teal and Tony Bowls Jenny, ($170) heels.


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In this set

Boutique Charlotte Color: Teal Size: Small
Tony Bowls Jenny Color: Black
Earrings: Jason J31




Savannah Lathem, guest blogger
Monday August 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Savannah Lathem Writes for NewYorkDress!

Hello NewYorkDress Fans!
It was such a wonderful experience attending The 33rd Annual Young Artist Awards in Hollywood, CA. I was nominated for the Best Lead Performance in the Film Category. As always, I turned to NewYorkDress.com to find my dress for the event.  They worked closely with me and found the perfect Red Carpet look.  

I am 14-years old, 5"4, 99 lbs, and I often struggle to find designers that have the right look for me. After all, I don't want to look too much like a "little girl" or too much like an "adult", but NewYorkDress made it easy. After understanding my height, measurements, and complexion, they immediately found me the perfect dress, Sherri Hill 8422. It was a match made in heaven!  It made me feel and look like a Princess on my magical night.  I felt so confident and age appropriate. I loved the way it flowed with the layers and ruffles, giving me the young, fresh, vibrant look that I needed.  I also loved that it was fitted around my hips and sparkled with sequins, which helped give me the "teenage-edgy style" that I wanted.
Savannah Lathem in Sherri Hill


Girls, I know that homecoming is just around the corner and I hope you know that you can always count on NewYorkDress.com to meet your fashion needs. They will help you find the designer look that fits YOU.  There are 7-billion people in the world, but there is only one beautiful YOU!  I say, be of yourself and don't compromise for anything less than what you are looking for.

I am so looking forward to NewYorkDress.com fitting me for the "California Solo" Premiere, starring Robert Carlyle (Once Upon a Time).  I play Robert Carlyle's daughter, Arianwen, who is also a typical teenager like me.  California Solo will be in theaters this fall.
California Solol


I am also honored to write blogs for NewYorkDress.com and I am looking forward to hearing from you. So please check back and let me know what you think about the latest teen-tween styles, cosmo needs, and fashion accessories.

- Savannah Lathem, a NewYorkDress.com's guest blogger 




Nashlly, a stylist and a photographer... oh my!
Tuesday April 24, 2012 Post a comment


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Nashlly stopped by… 

We caught up with our model Nashlly on Thursday to put together a look with her NYD stylist. She had about a 
half hour before she had to head off to her Gala, with her friends from
reality TV's Model Latina. Check out the great look we put together! 

The dress: Jovani 3114 The earrings: DST EA19 The bag: Boutique 92466




Dress Nashlly for her interview with Willem Dafoe
Tuesday March 13, 2012 Post a comment


FACEBOOK CONTEST!  

going on now!  

Kristen Bell's style





Our wonderful model Nashly is interviewing Willem Dafoe (actor from Spiderman, Finding Nemo, Boondock Saints, The English Patient…) tomorrow night! Even better news… one of you will help pick what NewYorkDress.com style Nashly wears. The winner receives $300 NYD dollars!!!!

Simply create a look by adding items to your "favorites" on NewYorkDress.com. Post your share link underneath one of our contest posts (a video explanation will be posted shortly). Nashly will pick her favorite look tomorrow at 5pm!

One post per person. We cannot recheck if you have changed items after your first submission.



Behind the scenes with NewYorkDress
Tuesday March 06, 2012 Post a comment

Check out these great behind the scenes photos from our accessories shoot on 3.3.12! 

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Our wonderful model Casie having fun between shots! 

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Accessories, accessories, accessories! 

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Our stylist Jonah builds a sparkling collar our of brooches. 

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Our wonderful model Nashly getting strapped in! 

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"I'm ready for my close up!" 

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It's all about the details. 


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Hair change! 

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Our model Casie is stunning in every pose! 

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"Models give me wings!" 

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It's all smiles on the set. 

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Timeless! 

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Final make-up touches. 

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Special thanks to our talented photographer! 




Exclusive Behind the Scenes Look at Prom Registry 2012 Video!
Thursday February 02, 2012 4 Comments




Monday January 27th, 2012

I'm here in the NYD studio looking over the dresses, accessories, and make-up from last night’s video shoot. We shot on Wall St, in Manhattan and finished around 1:00 am. Celebratory cocktails were of course in order. Now, as I place red lipstick back into Nashlly's (model) make-up case, it reminds me of the sultry vixen character she played, as well as the mark it left on her glass.



There were two main characters for this shoot. My styling choices were (as they always should be) meant to enhance the characters of our story. For this concept I chose super glam, nude dresses, with a ton of embellishments (BG Haute E01017). I wanted the accessories to compliment the looks and not detract from the beauty of the dresses.



When I created the story for look one, I was thinking of a girl who loves big bold statement pieces. I started the story with this amazing pop of color, the bright coral bag. Knowing that the dress itself is a statement, I decided to keep the rest of the jewelry and the shoes monotone, with clear stones, just for sparkle.




LOOK ONE - Bag: Jessica McClintock VA5097A (Coral), Earrings: WF Collection 291 (Silver), Bracelet: Jason J1200 (Gold), Shoes: Allure "Shimmer" (Gold) // LOOK TWO - Earrings: Jason KKE099 (Multi), Bracelet: Jason DB1269 (Multi), Bangle: WF Collection CT115 (Fuschia), Shoes: Alisha Hill S1145


I approached the second story from the opposite point of view, by getting the pop color from jewelry. The shoes continue the nude feel but shine in multiple iridescent colors, from there I went on to choose jewel tone chandeliers, a delicate colorful bracelet, and a statement bangle that really catches your eye, but doesn't distract. Keeping the clutch simple let the colorful jewelry take center stage, spicing up the look without making too daring a choice.




I'm already preparing for tomorrow's exclusive studio shoot and I can't wait to give you another look from behind the scenes. Stay tuned!






And be sure to tell us what you think in the comments!


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROM REGISTRY!



What's Your Season?
Wednesday January 25, 2012 1 Comment


What's Your Season? 

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Analyzing your skin tone and (natural) hair and eye color can help you determine which colors work best on you.

To start, find the undertone color of your skin by looking at the inside of your arm in natural daylight. Then, use the list below to decide which season most accurately describes your complexion.

Winter (think Kim Kardashian, Lucy Liu, Courtney Cox, Catherine Zeta Jones) Winter is a cool tone. People with winter complexions have blue or pink/rosy undertones. Skin can be pale and porcelain white, yellowish-olive, or dark. Winters are generally brunettes with deeply colored eyes. Many Asians and African Americans fall into this category. Natural white-blondes may also be winters. Those with the winter color profile have a lot of depth to their coloring and a lot of contrast between their hair color, eye color and skin tone.

Best Colors for Winters are hues that are sharp, stark and clear. You will look best in intense, rich colors, like black, navy blue, red, and hot pink. For lighter colors, wear bright white or icy pastels, such as like cool blues and pinks.

Worst Colors for Winters: Avoid dressing in earthy tones and subdued colors like beige, orange and gold. They will make you look faded and ashen.

Summer (think Gwenyth Paltrow, Dakota Fanning, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon) Summer is also a cool tone and with blue and/or pink undertones. Their skin is very pale and pink. Summer coloring usually occurs in natural blondes, and even pale-skinned brunettes with pale eyes. More often than not, winters are brunettes and summers are natural blondes.

Best Colors for Summers: Summers have a low level of contrast between their hair, eye color and skin tone. For you to look your best, choose soft neutrals and pastels, as well as muted colors with cool undertones. Powder blue, dusty pink, mauve, lavender, plum, and pale yellow are all great color choices.

Worst Colors for Summers: Avoid intense, vivid hues because they will look harsh and drown you out. Also stay away from earth tones and orange, which will wash you out.

Autumn (think Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman) Autumn is a warm tone and people with this complexion have golden undertones in their skin, like a pale peach, golden beige or golden brown. Many redheads and brunettes with golden brown eyes fall into this category. However, golden blonde and black hair coloring can also fall into this range.

Best Colors for Autumn: Rich golden, spicy and earthy colors will accent your complexion. Therefore, look for a warm undertone when selecting a color. You can wear both muted and rich warm colors that are seen in autumn leaves and spice colors, such as camel, beige, olive, orange, gold, and dark brown. You will also look great in a rich warm grey.

Worst Colors for Autumn: Stay away from clear, bright colors and black and white, which will make your look tired and faded. Also steer clear of pastels and blue tones, which will look cold against your complexion and give you a pale appearance.

Spring (think Lindsay Lohan, Anna Kournikova, Mischa Barton) Spring is also a warm tone. People of this complexion have subtle golden undertones and are usually creamy white or peach. Springs have extremely light, ivory skin color, with usually natural golden blonde, auburn, or strawberry blond hair. Springs also have very clear, light blue and green colored eyes. Freckles and rosy cheeks are also characteristics of this group. If you can’t decide weather you are an autumn or a spring, springs tend to have pale eyes while autumns have dark eyes.

Best Colors for Spring: Springs can wear very pale, soft colors, such as peach, camel, golden yellow,golden brown, and aqua. You will also look fabulous in ivory, bright greens, true reds, clear blues and coral. Your colors may be particularly hard to find because they can never be too muted or too dark.

Worst Colors for Spring: Avoid black and white, which are too contrasting for you. Also stay away from dark, dull colors.




What shape are you?
Tuesday January 24, 2012 7 Comments


Beauty comes in all shapes. What shape are you? 

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Hour Glass (think Salma Hayek) This shape is coveted by many, but enjoyed by few! With this type of figure, pretty much anything goes. Lucky you!

Triangle (think Jennifer Garner) You can choose to emphasize the upper body with a dress that has good support and a deep neckline. If you want to de-emphasize the upper body, wear a dress that attracts the eye to the waistline.

Pear (think Jennifer Lopez) Try an a-line or full shirt to de-emphasize your hips. Try a fitted top to draw more attention to the upper portion of the body.

Rectangle (think Kate Moss) You can create "curves" with a bell-shaped dress that draws attention to the bust line. Dresses with belts also help create curves.

Apple (think Renée Zellweger) Try an empire waist. You won't have to worry about it being too tight on the waist or hips. A shorter dress will bring attention to your legs rather than your mid-section.




A Prom-goer Seeks Fashion Advice from NewYorkDress Stylists!
Tuesday January 24, 2012 Post a comment


NewYorkDress.com supporter Christina wrote in from Egypt to seek the expert advice of our stylist team in hopes of getting dress, hair and make-up suggestions for her prom this year. Standing at a petite 5 feet tall and having a pear shaped body, our stylists recommended Allure Dress 6410N ($338.00) as a top dress choice. The empire waist and short length of the skirt will help create an elongated body illusion.

Out Stylist’s Suggestion for Christina!

Our stylists paired this gorgeous dress with Benjamin Walk “Tahiti” shoes ($117.00) because of their delicate simplicity.

For her hair, the stylists suggested an up-do (pictured above) which will show off the dress’ sweetheart neckline and her shoulders. This will also help create an elongating effect. Finally, for her make-up – our experts recommended a natural smoky eye and a neutral tone for the lips like a sheer coral gloss.

We think she’ll look gorgeous! To check out these and other styles visit our Prom 2012 dress page or our “As Seen In” section for styles featured in Seventeen Prom and Teen Prom magazines!




Measure for your dress size
Tuesday January 17, 2012 Post a comment


Learn how to measure for your dress size in 3 steps! 

 
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