Archive | January, 2012

Best Prom Ever!

30 Jan

Macy’s Department Store is having a contest to win a VIP Prize Package for Prom 2012! This Best Prom Ever Package includes a Betsy Johnson dress, an Ipod, a $1,000 Macy’s gift card and much more!!! Click here to enter the contest! Good Luck and we hope you have the best Prom 2012 ever!!!





Contest: The Ultimate Prom Giveaway!

27 Jan

How would you like to win a trip to New York City to get the perfect Prom 2012 look? Check out this great contest from and Sephora!

Enter to win a trip for you and your best friend  to be perfectly pampered in NYC and get your dream prom look from head to toe for Prom 2012!  Sound good? Check out all the details here!

Q & A with Chinyere Adogu, Contestant for Miss New York Teen 2012!

27 Jan
  • Name: Chinyere “Chi” Adogu
  • Age: 18yrs
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Grade Level: Freshman in College
  • Have you already attended the Prom?

                     Yes I have

  • What is your favorite memory?

My favorite memory of prom was me and my best friends celebrating four years of high  school on the dance floor.

Chi's custom made Prom Dress & After Prom Blazer

  • Did you attend an After-Prom?

I didn’t attend an official After-Prom party. I did attend a party after my prom was over and the party was really not that great at all. I should have attended an After-Prom!

  • What made you try out for this Pageant?

I have seen the issues teenagers face and wanted to use the pageant as a gateway to help spread awareness of these issues. Pageantry is a great way to get involved and help better the community.

  • Do you have a favorite memory from the Pageant?

My favorite memory from the pageant was building friendships with the other contestants and pageant staff. I also loved doing the opening number dance for the show.

  • What advice would you give girls your age on “following their dreams”?

I would tell them to go for it, be ambitious and do not let set backs get you down. You only live once, and its best to get hard work out of the way now,while you’re young, so you can really enjoy life later on.

  • What are some of your go-to beauty products that would be a good recommendation for Prom Night?

I would recommend you have lotion, eye liner and lip gloss/ lip stick to do touch ups throughout the night. I think Make-Up Forever from Sephora has really great eye liners that last long and E.L.F Cosmetic has great lip gloss and lip sticks.

  • FUN FACTS About Chinyere:

1.I actually got a chance to do a prom photo shoot with Teen Vogue and the best part was that they let me keep the dress!

2.My prom dress and after party outfit was custom made, mixed with Nigerian fabric to show off my own sense of style mixed with my culture.
3.I actually got sick at prom and had to lay down outside with a teacher for about 30 minutes. That was the worst part about my prom.

Q & A with Samantha Head, America’s Miss National Teenager 2012

24 Jan

First headshot after being crowned queen!

We recently had a chance to speak with the 2012 MissNational Teenager 2012, Samantha Head.  Samantha is currently a freshman at the University of Florida and is studying environmental engineering. She hopes her degree will allow her to open a children’s environmental camp in the future. Just like most teenagers she enjoys meeting new people, tie-dying, photography and making people laugh. Read more about Samantha below and look for her in May representing America in the international teen competition!


  • Name: Samantha Head
  • Age: 18
  • Hometown: Gainesville, Florida (Home of the Gators!)
  • Grade Level: Freshman at the University of Florida
  • Have you already attended the Prom?

I attended prom both my junior and senior year of high school. Both years were a lot of fun but also very different. My junior year I just went with my boyfriend. We went out to dinner together and drove in his car to prom. We also left a little bit early, got ice cream, and watched a movie in our dressy clothes. It was great. The next year, we went to dinner at our friends house with 40 other of our closest friends. We had a blast that year because everything was for fun. Their parents made ALL of us a four course meal and even made little “Prom 2011” bibs that we could use so that our clothes wouldn’t get messy. It’s also a cute little keepsake. We all went in separate cars but after prom, we crowded a Steak n’ Shake and stayed up until 3 am drinking milkshakes and just hanging out.

Samantha and some friends before prom!

  • What is your favorite Prom memory?

I think my favorite memory of Prom was being with 40 of my closest friends just having fun and being silly. None of us wanted to forget the night and if we had been drinking, we wouldn’t have been able to enjoy each other the way we enjoy each other every other day. It’s also pretty great to think back to Steak n’ Shake and remember all of the jokes we had. It was a great way to end senior year.

  • What made you try out for this Pageant?

Originally, I was looking for scholarship money for college. I had never done a pageant before, so I was a little hesitant at first to get into it. But after a while, it became less about the money and more about proving to myself that I could do it. When I found America’s National Teenager, I was absolutely ecstatic. Here is an organization that prides itself on rewarding girls like me who excel in academics, have a passion for community service, and who love being a leader. It was the perfect fit! I was appointed Miss Florida and went on to compete nationally this past summer in Miami against girls from all over the nation. I went in to the experience with an open mind and not very high expectations. All I knew is that I would be myself and soak up everything about the experience. Nationals week was absolutely incredible. I was able to meet intelligent, caring girls who had the same goals in life as me. I knew that if I didn’t win, I would still have grown so much from the experience and become an even better version of myself. When I won, I couldn’t believe it. I was literally bawling from utter shock because I had never done it before! It was the greatest feeling to know that people liked me for who I was. I never tried to be something else because at the end of the day, each of us girls had her strengths and weaknesses but we were all so accomplished already. In May, I will be competing internationally and I still can’t believe that I am representing America and this great organization that rewards the REAL girl for being herself.

  • Do you have a favorite memory from the Pageant?

My favorite memory would have to be practicing our choreography for the opening numbers on the beach! We definitely drew a crowd and each of the queens had her crown and sash on. It was so much fun!

Samantha and some other National Teen Contestants at a beach rehearsal!
  •  What advice would you give girls your age on “following their dreams”?

I think that if you have a dream or goal you want to achieve, you should never doubt your own ability. A little over a year ago, I was sitting at home thinking about entering this pageant. Had I kept doubting myself, I would’ve never entered, I would’ve never had the most amazing experience of my life, and I would’ve never won. I think it’s important to try new things because it’s the only way we can grow and develop who we want to be and where we want to go in life. Through my reign as America’s National Teenager, I have met so many different people and done so many different things, that the sky is the limit. You should never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone because life is full of great surprises that are waiting to be discovered. As cheesy as that may sound, it’s so true. 

  • What are some of your go-to beauty products that would be a good recommendation for Prom Night?

For prom AND the pageant, my favorite products were from the Smashbox line of makeup. Sephora carries this line and you can also find it online. Their foundations and powders are lightweight but also give you great coverage. In photos, you almost glow because the makeup has a luminescent quality that brings out your best features. For eyes, you really can’t go wrong with Lashblast by Covergirl. I also like to line them with gel liner (also from Smashbox) and give a smokey eye effect with one of their eye shadow trios that are so simple to apply. Top it all off with some Covergirl lip shine and you’re red carpet ready.

Samantha's crowning moment!

If you’d like to know more about Ms. Head follow her blog or check out her facebook page!!

Flashback: Celebrities at Prom!

13 Jan

Prom is undoubtedly one of the biggest nights in the life of any high school student across the country.  Believe it or not, the celebrities we now see on magazine covers were once in your shoes!  Take a look at a few prom photos of your favorite celebrities!

Dashing Brad Pitt looks like an all American sweetheart in this cute Prom pic!   I wonder where the lucky girl is today.

Lady Gaga looks chic and just plain gorgeous back in the day!  We still love her cutting edge persona these days too.

Funny man Will Ferrell showcases that his sense of humor started way back when – love the crown Will!


Free Dress Opportunity!

9 Jan

Just found an online contest from one of our favorite dress companies David’s Bridal.  Enter to WIN A FREE PROM DRESS here!

We hosted David’s Bridal last year at our annual Prom Fashion Show and showcased 60 of their fabulous dresses!  It was a fabulous night thanks to David’s Bridal Prom, Nina Shoes, DJ Self from Power 105, Antwon Bailey, Cake Apparel, Pop Chips, Steve Madden, RIP Michaels and many, many more!  Check out some photos from last year.

Here are some of the David’s Bridal Prom Dresses from our last show – ENTER THEIR ONLINE CONTEST AND WIN YOUR OWN!

Prom Themes: Yes or No?

6 Jan

Studio 450 boasts a wonderful view of the Hudson River. Go CHIC - candle light and tastefully selected linen are key.

Here at The Prom Company we’ve seen every Prom theme imaginable.  Some of them are good, but mostly the original idea never seems to be executed well enough.  Our advice to the question of Prom Themes:  Yes or Know?  Definitely, 100% NO.  Let us explain why…

In New York City we have some of the most unusual venues to choose from for Prom Night.  After the Prom committee takes considerable time weighing the options and selects a venue, why not showcase the venue?  Covering up the beauty of a ballroom or loft with paper and plastic decorations is not a good idea.  Some of our favorite venues in New York City have enough character in their own right to be a beautiful canvas for a rainbow of dresses on Prom Night.

Our advice:  when planning the Prom, keep it simple.  Select a vibrant color linen and perhaps a complimentary color linen napkin to bring life into the room.  Additionally, candle light always adds ambiance.  Simplicity in decor is always the most sophisticated option when working within a budget.

Best wishes for a beautiful Prom!

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