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When it comes to prom, guys have it easier than the girls. Prom fashion has become a yearly trend that has changed throughout the years. A simple bow tie tux has a traditional, sophisticated look that is trending this year. You can customize personal bow ties on www.etsy.com. Make sure, when picking out your tux that you color coordinate with your date. The right tux won’t look right without some accessories. A simple flashy watch would make your tux look on point. Don’t be shy to throw in your own style.
Check out this cool contest we found!! Mymomsprom.com is hosting a contest to win a prom dress, based on pictures from your mom’ s prom! The funniest, worst dressed and others will win great prizes! Click HERE to learn more!
Name: Thatiana Diaz
Hometown: Bayside, New York
- Did you attend Prom and an After Prom?
Yes, I did attend prom and an After Prom, which took place at Morocco nightclub in New York City. It was one of the best nights of my life! I wore a white goddess type dress and my date wore a white tux. We took a limo with friends to our prom location, the Grand Hyatt in midtown Manhattan. The venue was awesome and in the heart of New York City so it felt like I was dreaming. I danced the night away with my date and friends, even professors haha. Afterward, we continued our night and we took the limo to Morocco. The music and energy there was great. My friends and I did not want the night to end!
- We know you have been crowned Miss Teen USA 2010, Miss NY Latina 2011, and a Top 10 at Miss Dominican Republic US, but what have you been up to since winning your titles?
Since winning my titles, I have been busy as a student at Pace University. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Communication Studies. I am also an intern for Seventeen Magazine. I’m not done with pageants just yet; I’m preparing myself for a comeback at a future Miss New York USA Pageant!
- What do you like best about interning with Seventeen Magazine?
I love everything about it but what I like best is making girls dreams come true. I am an assistant to the bookings editor and one of my duties is to contact real girls who have been chosen to model for the magazine. I can’t explain the excitement and screams I have heard from the girls I have called. It’s a great feeling to make someone’s day like that.
- What would your advice be for the Class of 2012?
My advice for the Class of 2012 would have to be: don’t grow up to0 fast. When you are 16 you want to be 18, when you are 18 you want to be 21, and when your 21 you want to finish your education. Slow down! Enjoy your age and enjoy every minute you have of your life. You don’t get to relive your prom, graduation, and the days after again so live it to the fullest!
- Tell us about some of your favorite hobbies, pastimes, or charitable organizations you’re involved with.
My favorite hobbies/pastimes include pageantry, reading, creative writing, and networking. With my love to network, I have worked with charitable organizations such as Same Sky, The Wounded Warriors Project, and The Children’s Aid Society.
Want to accessorize for prom? A cool, simple watch can make your tux look top notch. You can also walk in to your prom with some stunner shades (do not use the whole night). I’m the type to wear sneakers with my tux. Some hot, casual sneakers can make your tux look fresh. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Make people turn heads.
We recently had a chance to catch up with Noel D’Allacco, the founder of Operation Prom. This non-profit has been dressing girls for Prom for 7 years! Local giveaway dates are coming soon so be sure to check out their website: www.HelpPROM.org
. When was your organization started and by whom?
I personally started Operation PROM in 2005. I was an event planner at the time, working with bridal parties who had no idea what to do with their dresses after the wedding. I thought that my former high school could benefit from some dresses. When I brought the dresses (just 10!) the young ladies were thrilled! One of them was a homeless high school senior who never thought she would be able to go to Prom. I was inspired to continue this project, and started this organization to serve teens in need — and those passing all their classes!
· What is your mission?
Operation PROM provides resources, opportunity and mentoring to students in need. Services are available to children in financial need, those who are homeless, sick, or disabled. School supplies and scholarships are available in addition to our regular donations of Prom dresses and tuxedos.
· How many girls typically receive dresses at an event?
Hundreds of girls (and boys) attend our events each year. In 2011, we distributed 3,200 dresses in New York. We also have chapters in New Jersey, Georgia, and Louisiana.
· What is the most inspiring story you remember encountering at a give away?
Our chapters all having amazing stories, from providing dresses to girls who were affected by Hurricane Katrina, to our NY Chapter giving terminally ill children their own hospital Prom. Hearing things like, “I never had a dress before”, and seeing tears of joy, keep us motivated to help make dreams come true.