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Prom Dresses for Young New York Women…

It’s that time of the year again when teenage girls run rampant through stores to find the perfect prom dress for their big night.

The importance of finding the right dress is a practice run for maybe bigger events in one’s life down the road, such as finding the wedding dress of your dreams. Both choices are a big deal at any age. So which dress do girls choose for their prom night?

With many New York prom and designer dresses to choose from, finding “the one” shouldn’t be hard.

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Needed: Slightly Used Prom Dresses

LI Roller Rebels and Town of Brookhaven team up to collect prom dresses for those in need.

All Long Islanders know that these are difficult economic times and sometimes people need just a little assistance. To that end, the Long Island Roller Rebels Women’s Roller Derby Team in conjunction with the Town of Brookhaven is collecting donations of slightly used prom dresses to help make the dreams come true for some young girls who desperately want to go to their high school prom, but are not able to afford an acceptable outfit and accessories with which to attend the party.

“I am so gratified that we are able to reach out to help these young ladies, who otherwise would not be able to go out and afford a dress and shoes and jewelry and makeup, etc. for such a big event in their young lives, that they so deserve to attend,” said Captain Morgan, one of the Roller Rebels who vividly remembers her prom with amazing detail and gusto. “Getting through high school is such hard work for four years. The prom is the party at the end that signifies the culmination of all that effort. I remember having my hair done in a new style and my wonderful nails and pedicure, I was like Cinderella and Snow White and sleeping beauty all rolled into one Disney Princess.”

“I think every girl dreams of wearing that beautiful dress to one of the biggest nights in their young lives and all the women (and men) at the Long Island Roller Rebels hope in their hearts that we can help make that same dream come true for each and every student. We’d hate to think of some not attending their prom , just because they could not afford the outfit. That would be truly heartbreaking,” said Hardcory of the Roller Rebels who is a key coordinator of this particular prom dress donation collection.

The Town of Brookhaven is very discreet with the ladies that benefit from this. And what the Roller Rebels are asking Long Island residents to do is not so hard. All they are asking that everyone in Nassau and Suffolk counties take a couple of minutes out of one day, to search their closets for prom/affair/party dresses that they’ve worn or their kids or family members have worn and are now just sitting there collecting dust.

Any dress shoes or heels that are buried in the back of that walk-in, or costume jewelry that is cluttering up that old jewelry box. Even look at that “worn only once for Cousin Carol’s wedding party” bridesmaid dress that now hangs forlornly in your closet taking up space.

What is one girl’s strapless aqua taffeta mermaid nightmare could be another girl’s dream prom dress. So take a moment and help the Long Island Roller Rebels in conjunction with the Town of Brookhaven, spread a little fairy dust, share the magic and donate your gently used dresses and accessories .

The Long Island Roller Rebels will be accepting donations now through the middle of May (at their 4/14 and 5/12 derby bouts actually). For more information email, visit their website at

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Make ‘em different: Bridesmaid dress trends for 2012

Bridesmaids have the main duty of making sure the bride looks perfect and is calm on that big day, as they are some of the most important people in a bride’s life. When it comes to bridesmaid fashion, why shouldn’t bridesmaids look great too?

In the past, a bride picked one dress for all of the closest girls in her life. This led to many bridesmaids feeling uncomfortable while having to wear an unflattering dress. Whether it was due to an unfortunate color or an uncomplimentary cut, bridesmaids were commonly known to never put the dress on again. Now that it is 2012, all of that is changing.

What’s trending?

A few trends are emerging for bridesmaid dresses that will make it easier for everyone to feel and look great on that special person’s big day. Variations in color and style are becoming more and more popular as brides are realizing a happier bridesmaid equals a happier wedding.

Kayse Carter, owner of local bridal shop Pure Bridal, shares trends she has seen since opening her store earlier this year.

“A lot of girls are coming in who pick the color but leave the style decision up to each bridesmaid,” Carter said, “Strapped dresses work for busty girls and a tighter style for a littler girl.”

There is nothing wrong with wanting to look coordinated, but there is no harm in changing up the style to allow for bridesmaids’ unique styles to shine through.

Carter said, “Girls think having different styled dresses adds a little flare to their bridal party but usually keep a set color.”

Keeping a set color or applying other simple rules such as length or strap type is a great way to let bridesmaids have some reign while keeping the bride comfortable with their decisions. Also, if uniformity is a priority, using the same accessories, shoes or hairstyle can be a great alternative to having the same dress.

Big spender

Since being a bridesmaid means spending the money, brides are realizing that choosing a dress that can be worn again is a big plus. Designers are also finding more ways to make dresses functional for work and even other types of parties.

Carter shared that Pure Bridal aims to choose dresses from the hundreds of styles at the market that can be worn again.

She said Pure Bridal is “not the place for a dress that you will put on once and never want to wear again.”

(by Melanie Anderson – view original post here)

World’s longest wedding dress train is 1.85 miles long? Really….

Pity the bridal party that has to carry this train: A Romanian wedding salon has designed a dress that has the world’s longest train, as designated by the Guinness World Book of Records. The Andree Salon designed a 1.85-mile long ivory train, which stretched across the city center of Bucharest.

The train and dress required approximately three miles of taffeta and 18 feet of lace. According to the Telegraph, 1,857 sewing needles and 150 spools of thread were used in its creation, which took 100 days. The previous record for a wedding dress train, held by a Dutch designer, was approximately 1.5 miles.

The dress was modeled by 17-year-old Ema Dumitrescu, who demonstrated its length in a hot air balloon, which the Telegraph reports, despite being a central event in the city’s biannual wedding fair, was mostly ignored by unimpressed bystanders. Want a copy for your own wedding? The Andree Salon can make your Bridezilla dreams come true…

S ’11 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Upcoming Show: BCBGMAXAZRIA




BCBGMAXAZRIA was founded in 1989 by Designer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Max Azria. In 1991 Azria’s wife and muse, Lubov, joined BCBGMAXAZRIA as Creative Director. Named for the French phrase “bon chic, bon genre,” a Parisian slang meaning “good style, good attitude,” the brand embodies a true combination of European sophistication and American spirit.

Azria broke new ground when he launched BCBGMAXAZRIA, redefining the designer category by offering innovative, high-quality clothing at contemporary price points. With the overwhelming success of his women’s ready-to-wear line, Azria ultimately evolved BCBGMAXAZRIA into a complete lifestyle brand for women, with evening dresses, swimwear, footwear, handbags, small leather goods, eyewear, watches and more.

With critically acclaimed collections, a loyal following of Hollywood’s top celebrities and a strong worldwide presence, BCBGMAXAZRIA has become one of the hottest names in the fashion industry today. Continuously reinforcing its position in the market, BCBGMAXAZRIA creates a highly sophisticated advertising campaign each season with world-renowned photographers, stylists and models. In addition, celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Fergie, January Jones, Kristen Bell, Dakota Fanning, Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens have all deemed BCBGMAXAZRIA a must-have in their wardrobes.

Striving to consistently evolve their vision, the Azrias built upon the success of their women’s ready-to-wear line and expanded their offering to include a more exclusive collection for visionary customers. In Spring 2007 the Azrias debuted BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway during New York Fashion Week. This fashion-forward collection provides the Azrias with the perfect platform to share another facet of their artistic vision, showcasing a more elevated and directional line that is more elaborate in construction and created using only the finest fabrications.

The BCBGMAXAZRIA and BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway labels are sold in over 595 namesake boutiques throughout the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Jordan, Russia, Spain, Venezuela and other countries. The collection is also showcased in in-store shops in top department stores across the globe.


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