Friday's Prom Finds

April 29, 2011
In honor of the new movie coming out today, Prom and for all those high school students who look forward to their prom in the next couple of months, I wanted to give you a taste of what I wore to my senior prom. I designed and made this dress my senior year of high school(seems like yesterday). Dj Blue Steel shot this picture. Do you believe my dress still fits me! I have continued to wear my Prom dress to many functions since high school. It is a timeless piece inspired by the Roaring 20's (The phrase was meant to emphasize the period's social, artistic, and cultural dynamism).

Now I hand it over to my assistant Michelle/DJ London who went on a prom dress hunt with her sister Emily. Emily has been a great muse and has graced my blog in the past- check her out here :)  

It was a beautiful April day in the city as Emily and I headed out early to find the perfect dress for her special night. With a specific design, color palette, and silhouette in mind we hit up the standard department stores which I hoped (and prayed ;)) would have exactly what Emily was looking for. However, things don't always go as planned- you see, Emily wanted a peach or yellow strapless dress. Searching for those colors was a lot harder than I anticipated as well as the type of dress she wanted. Emily is tall, with an athletic build and let's just say, a strapless dress was a no-go. She needed something a bit more secure, with some sort of strap. After conquering Union Square and Soho we were off to Midtown/Times Square!
Funny side note: a couple of weeks ago, Stacy and I were chatting in the elevator about where to shop for a prom dress in the city and this woman who was with us in the elevator says, "I don't mean to intrude but you know where you should look? Lord n' Taylor- my daughter found the perfect prom dress there! Who would have thought?"..and she was right, because that was the next and last store Emily and I visited. I have never really thought to look at Lord n' Taylor, but let me tell you, I was very impressed with their selection- so many different types of dresses and great prices too! If you are shopping under a budget, I highly recommend this store :) After multiple trips back and forth to the dressing room Emily spotted her dress, which was neither yellow, peach or strapless. Instead it was a stunning one-shouldered red dress with beaded detail, under our budget and extremely comfortable!

One thing I learned is that when shopping for a dress for a specific occasion, it's important to not only be comfortable, but to feel confident as well. Happy prom dress shopping everyone!

p.s. What I love about both of our dresses is the length. Interesting X(cannot reveal my age hee hee) years ago and we both were/are rocking a long classic evening gown. Great choice Michelle & Emily. You will be the star of Prom :) Have a blast. Boy Meets Prom Girl xo Stacy


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