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!
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.
In addition to a traditional couple picture , friend or group of friends, Jasienowski Studio does a great shot of the entire senior class! This is providing you can get the entire group together (see fun photo above).
If you mention The Prom Company you’ll receive the following fabulous prices for Prom 2012!
- $10 per person at the prom for their service and each student will receive a free 4×6 photograph!
- Students will be able to see their photos online and select their free photo the next day!