Oscar Fashions For Less

280_oscarfashion_abs_070226_gty_73418029_73422478_73417758.jpgLove what you see on the Red Carpet? Well you can have some of those looks for less. EW reports that designer “ALLEN B. SCHWARTZ came up with the idea of creating dresses that make women’s dreams come true at an affordable price.”

“From a fashion standpoint, I thought the show was good, not great,” says Schwartz, who has been interpreting red-carpet fashions for the past 15 to 20 years. “There were a few of what I would call ‘wow’ dresses. CAMERON DIAZ looked fantastic. CATE BLANCHETT was incredible. JENNIFER LOPEZ was fabulous, and PENÉLOPE CRUZ was a showstopper — that dress was incredible, but after that, I thought it was just average.”

Find his fashions at “at leading department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Lord & Taylor.”

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Sammie to Perform on JC Penney & Seventeen Magazine’s Annual ‘Rock Your Prom’ & ‘Rock The Runway’ Tours

60078b71-fc89-4c63-b3a6-e338bb0fc6ec.jpgFrom PR Newswire:
“‘Come With Me’ Is A Top 10 Hit On BET’s ‘106th & Park’ Countdown

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Motown and Rowdy Records
teen sensation Sammie will help kick off JC Penney’s “Rock Your Prom” tour on March 3rd in Morrow, GA and Seventeen Magazine’s “Rock The Runway” tour on March 17th in Humble, TX. These two annual nationwide ‘fashion events’ scour the nation’s malls in search of stylish, dynamic girls to ‘get discovered’ via fan-fueled shows showcasing local participants. The nationwide mall tours consist of a model call, fashion show and concert. Sammie will also perform on additional dates for both tours, please see below.
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Trashing Your Prom

yourprom.jpgThe Magazine I mean. Of course the complaints reported in Gawker regarding a bad review on the blog Magazine Rack, have a point under all the cattiness. Would you like to see more plus-sized models in Prom Magazines? I think so because there are a lot of girls who are interested in prom fashion that are not model sized so why not show all the shapes and sizes of the buying public? Well expect more fun stuff on Gawker about Prom because they are subscribing to the magazine! Oh and yes I am one of Gawker’s Artists. I am glad they brought this up even if it wasn’t their intention to point this issue out I think Prom Magazines should show more diverse body types.

My Morning Jacket to host a Two-Night Prom in GA

The Under the Sea Theme is so much fun! As reported by JamBase the band My Morning Jacket has a great Prom planned. Send me pictures for a theme album if you go!

“For all of you who missed your prom back in 1956 or 1986 or 2006 for that matter, My Morning Jacket will be hosting the 1st annual MMJ 2 night prom, March 6 and 7, at the fabulous, prom-ready, 40 Watt Club in Athens!

The first time we walked thru those hallowed 40 Watt doors we said to ourselves, “this place looks perfect for a prom!” And now the dream will be a reality. The theme is a futuristic/retro under the sea vibe – costumes (tuxes, suits, robots, mermaid and lobster costumes, anything prom/ocean related) are not only encouraged – they are MANDATORY!!! NO ONE will be admitted without proper attire!**

There will be cake, balloons, fishnets, classic cars, chaperones, spankings, and a whole lotta shakin goin on – 2007 style… Come prepared to dance the night away, and make up for all the proms you missed…”

-My Morning Jacket
**you may be admitted without proper attire

Creative Fundraising Ideas can also Make a Difference

teddybearpoppy.jpgYour school may have a budget for special events already, but if not, or your class wants something extra special, fundraising ideas can be creative and fun.

In this sweet news item, the Teddy Bear was part of a contest to raise money for a prom in a school in England. The Teddy obviously went on to make others happy. That’s the fun part of fundraising projects, you raise money, and make others happy along the way. Get creative, work hard and every dollar does something good. Photo, Ian Narin
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A Special Prom in Paradise

rfpalm.jpg I don’t think many people can resist the beauty of a Hawaiian themed event. Maybe more so when you live in an area where the weather can get very cold. A successful prom or party is one that can transport people to another place with its decorations and style.

This special prom had a Hawaiian theme and was meaningful on many levels. A memorable prom does not always happen in High School.

“The Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ eighth annual Senior Prom drew a multigenerational crowd Saturday night to jitterbug and shake it to music old and new. This year’s Hawaiian theme prompted many of the 200 residents and volunteers who attended the prom to don colorful leis and printed Hawaiian shirts for the event.”

A Moonlight Serenade

ist1_227098_moonlight_city.jpgI like to acknowledge people like this who help make special events happen for special people. This is a Senior Citizen’s dance with a Moonlight Serenade Prom Theme. That’s a great theme idea for any Prom or Dance.

If you, your group or class does nice events like this ninth annual Senior Citizen Prom in Asbury Park, NJ, send me the news or website link and some pictures after the event. I hope these inspire others to do the same in their neighborhood and community.

“The prom draws the interest not only of seniors and students but also former students who return year after year to participate”, Ponti said. “The program was started, in part, because many seniors didn’t have an opportunity to attend their high school proms because of social and economic conditions at the time,” she said. Toni Ponti, one of the event’s coordinators.

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