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Contest: Dance Dance Prom!

23 Apr

Want to win $10,000 for your prom? David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse are teaming up to bring you the ultimate dance prom contest! All you need to do to enter are 3 simple things. 1. Watch the video below and learn the dance moves. 2. Download the song used in the video HERE and use it for your choreography. 3. Create a 45-60 second video of you and your friends doing these crazy dance moves and upload it to the website! Finally to win, you must get all your friends and family to vote for you on the website from April 5-26th. Not only will you receive $10,000 for your fantastic video;  David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse will also donate $10,000 to your high school!!! So what are you waiting for? Start busting a move to win $10,000 for your prom! Click HERE for more details!! GOOD LUCK PROM GOERS!

 

Need An Easy Prom Hair Tutorial?

7 Apr

This prom hairstyle by Luxy Hair would look awesome at your 2012 Prom or AfterProm! Not only is it cute but it’s also super easy and fun!

Q & A with Miss New York Teen USA 2012, Sabrina Mastrangelo!

3 Apr

We recently had a chance to speak with the 2012 Miss New York Teen USA, Sabrina MastrangeloSabrina is currently a sophomore in Bellmore, NY and hopes in the future to study broadcasting. Her dream career is to become a news anchor, but for now she enjoys participating in her school plays and plans on studying journalism.

Name: Sabrina Mastrangelo
Age: 15
Hometown: Bellmore, NY
Grade Level: Sophomore in high school.

  • Have you already attended the Prom?

No I have not.

  • What are you looking forward to the most?

Definitely looking for a dress!! I think that is the most exciting part! I already have the style in mind: a strapless mermaid dress. Since I am on the shorter side, a mermaid dress looks best on me and will flatter my figure.

  • Do you plan on attending after prom?

Yes I do.  Last year at my high school, the seniors all went to a bounce house after prom. First they changed into their after prom dresses and jumped all night long in inflatable houses! I thought that was a fun idea and hope to do that when I am a senior!

  • What made you try out for this Pageant?

I was never involved in pageants as a child. I always knew I wanted to compete in one, but it never occurred to me I could compete in a teen pageant since they are not usually televised. Once I became aware of the huge pageant world, I entered my first pageant and competed for the Miss New York Teen USA 2011 crown. I placed in the top 20 in my first pageant ever! I then continued and won the Miss Long Island Teen Pageant in August of 2011. After Miss Long Island, I was set to compete for Miss New York Teen 2012 and I won!

  • Do you have a favorite memory from the Pageant?

Definitely winning! I had only competed in two pageants before Miss New York Teen USA so this win is a huge accomplishment to me. Besides winning, meeting all the girls was something I will never forget. We become so close during pageant weekend and consider each other to be “pageant sisters.” If I had to pick one part of the pageant I did not like, it would be missing out on the opportunity to say goodbye to all of my new “sisters.” After I was crowned, I was bombarded with interviewers and photographers wanting pictures, so I was unable to really get to talk to the girls after the show. We all still keep in touch on Facebook though!

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

You never know what you can accomplish until you try it. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I could ever be a state queen. I went into my first pageant having no experience and it turned out great! Taking that one risk led me to receive two titles in the past six months! My advice to all girls would be to never give up and give everything a shot! You never know what can happen or what you may fall in love with!

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

Well, I actually have an entire Youtube channel dedicated to beauty! You should check it out!

Some of my favorite products are Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Benefit’s “They’re Real” Mascara, and Bobbi Brown or Ulta gel eyeliner! All of these are perfect for any pageant or prom night!  Anything Mehron is perfect for stage performances and for that extra dramatic effect.

Fun Facts about Sabrina:

1.      One of Sabrina’s favorite stores is Bebe and BCBG but, for the best shopping experience malls and department stores are the best because they have a little bit of everything!

2.      Along with winning Miss Long Island Teen, she got to train with her pageant director in preparation for the state pageant. One great tip she learned was to pretend there’s a string pulling up your head and you’ll stand taller!

3.      She wants to be an anchor woman/ TV host in the future!

The Right Tux

30 Mar

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.

Q & A with Thatiana Diaz, Miss New York Latina 2011!

28 Mar

Name: Thatiana Diaz
Age: 19
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!

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.

To learn more about Miss Thatiana Diaz check out her Website, Facebook, and Twitter!

Fairy Godmother Prom Contest

27 Mar

Calling all fashionistas! The Fashion Club is hosting a contest right up your alley!!! CLICK HERE to find out more information!

Q & A with Operation Prom Founder, Noel D’Allacco!

23 Mar

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.

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