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Prom Dress Inspiration from Katy Perry January 30, 2009
I was watching an exclusive performance and interview with Katy Perry on cosmogirl.com this week — it reminded me that Katy Perry is a perfect style icon for prom, especially if you favor shorter dresses.
On MyPromStyle.com, I created a slideshow of Katy’s best dresses for you to browse for ideas. Don’t worry, I left out her crazy ice cream dress, owl eyes dress, and carousel dress — fab as they were on the red carpet, not so good for prom! My favorite dress is this one on the left, which she wore to an InTouch party. It reminds me of something Betsey Johnson, my favorite designer, would create.
If you want to be a relationship columnist, get some practice by giving these girls advice right on Seventeen.com/getadvice. OR, put yourself in the running to be a real relationship columnist for Seventeen! Here is Seventeen’s wanted ad.
Seventeen is currently looking for a relationship columnist who’s willing to share all the details of her love life—that includes dates, hookups and relationships!–with our readers. We’re looking specifically for flirty, outgoing girls who are currently high school seniors. Having prior writing/blogging experience is definitely a plus!
Apply here. Hurry, the deadline is January 30th! Good luck!
Do you love reading your horoscope? If so, then you definitely have to check out your prom night destiny on MyPromStyle.com.
Even though I’m not hardcore into astrology — I’m still not entirely sure what being a Sagittarius means – I was still curious to know what my sign predicted about my prom style. (Yes, I go to prom too! The Ultimate Prom in New York City, in fact, for our annual video series premiering again in March.)
My prom horoscope ended up sounding pretty true so far! It said my style was “sparkly” and the dress I think I’m going to wear to prom this June does have sequins on it. It said I have a spirited mood — I would agree!
Check out your prom horoscope here — does it ring true for you?
Freebies Galore! Win a Trip to NYC & Video Cam January 23, 2009
Imagine if you and your best friend got to fly out to NYC, get a prom makeover, and go to a prom with celebrities and a live concert!! MyPromStyle.com and Claire’s Accessories can make that happen!
We want to send you to the Ultimate Prom (which is the finale to our upcoming video series on MyPromStyle.com. Last year, JoJo and Ashanti performed!)
Here’s what you do: Shoot a creative video with your BFF expressing why you two are total prom queens. (Twirl in prom dresses! Wear tiaras! Sing Fergie’s “Glamorous”!) Make sure you give MyPromStyle.com and Claire’s a shout-out in your video — we wanna feel your love! Upload the video to YouTube and send us the link here, on this submission form. Our celeb panel will judge them, and the winners will be announced in April!
If you’re feeling extra lucky, you can also enter to win a Flip Mino video cam, which is the perfect gadget to use to record your video. It’s a pocket-sized, point-and-shoot camera that downloads easily into your computer with its built-in USB.
I have a pink Flip video camera and I LOVE it! They cost around $150 — so start saving up, or add it to your birthday wish list — but I think they’re so worth it. I’ve used mine to record interviews with prom designers, like this one with Kayne from Project Runway.
Wondering what it is for Spring 2009, season of your prom? According to super serious research - yes, people actually study this at a center called the Pantone Color Institute! - the color is Palace Blue. Blues and purples will be hot in general, Pantone predicts, and we’ll also see vibrant greens, fuchsias, and yellows to complement them. Have you thought about a blue dress? It is a Cinderella classic, and you can make it fun for prom. Just search the dresses on MyPromStyle.com for ideas, like I did.
Palace Blue: fyi
It’s similar to cornflower blue, like this.
I’d go a shade brighter — the effect will be a little less bridesmaid, a little more prom queen. Search the Dress Finder on MyPromStyle.com for a full range, but here’s a steal and a splurge I found.
To accessorize with this color, try dramatic crystal chandelier earrings, silver shoes, and a pink clutch that pops — with pink lips to match, of course. (Try the CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain — it’s super easy to apply, like coloring your lips with a marker.) For a clutch, try this one from Forever 21 — a bargain at $12.50.
Have you narrowed your prom dress down to a color yet?
Is your mind racing with questions about prom — which dress looks good on you, which hairstyle is best, who to go with, etc.? Here’s how to get answers — fast!
Seventeen.com launched a new community called Get Advice!, where you can ask and answer questions about anything, including Prom & Parties. I’m registered as the promexpert, so I’ll do my best to answer each and every one! Go to seventeen.com/ask to start exploring — anyone who asks a question will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes to win a HP Mini 1000 laptop!
Here are some of the types of questions girls are asking — jump in and start solving your prom dilemmas today!
9 Prom Trends for Prom 2009 - From the Runway! January 16, 2009
I love when prom fashion has a good cause behind it. Have you heard of Ali’s Runway? It’s a huge prom fashion event featuring 300 models from Kansas City high schools. Their mission is to give their models a crash course in self-defense, before they strut down the runway in the latest Niki by Niki Livas and Zum Zum Prom dresses. It’s in the memory of Ali Kemp, whose life ended way too soon, but whose spirit lives on through defense training from the T.A.K.E. Foundation.
Since I’m based in NYC, I couldn’t attend. So I sent my stylish reporter — Rebecca Delaney, who goes to the University of Missouri — to scoop out 9 flirty prom trends for Prom 2009. Check out her finds below! - Tammy
9 Prom Fashion Tips for ‘09! by Rebecca Delaney
1.Hike up those hems: Feeling bold? For daring fashionistas, short dresses say “So what?” to more traditional looks, and they showcase your sassy side. 2. Go green: It seems like designers caught the eco-friendly bug. Greens in all shades — olive, apples and especially limes — should be hot hues for ’09. With a wide range of trendy shades, it shouldn’t be tough to find a color to match your skin tone. 3. Time to shine, literally: Nothing feels better than knowing all eyes are on you at your prom. Metallic and iridescent taffetas are sure to get you double-takes galore. 4. Bow me over: Soft bows at the waist give gowns a feminine punch that’ll make you look like a princess. 5. Texture: Look for ruching, pleating and gathering on gowns both full and short. The extra texture gives a regal vibe that’d make even Marie Antoinette jealous. 6. Beads, beads, beads: Dresses with beadwork — be it simple or ornate — are perfect for girls who know it’s all about the details. Member of the prom court? Here’s a little secret: Beaded dresses are especially eye-catching under stage lights. 7. Print-cess: Sport a sleek, slim-cut dress with a bright, adventurous print. Look for large floral patterns, paisleys and animal prints. This look isn’t for the timid. 8. Always a classic: The timeless ball gown will never go out of style. For a fusion of old-school class and contemporary cuteness, look for gowns in in-your-face shades like brilliant blues and bright yellows . 9. CONFIDENCE: Your best accessory is an attitude that says “I look freaking incredible!” Remember, prom’s a chance to feel like you’re the hottest girl on the planet. Embrace it, like this model did, and it won’t matter what you wear. Empowerment is always trendy.
P.S. You can watch video from the runway and defense training– see below!
How does an editor pick the Top 10 prom dresses? Easy! I leave it up to you to decide. On Teenmag.com, they’ve got a prom dress photo war that I’m totally hooked on — take a look!
MyPromStyle.com’s Dress Finder is ideal if you’re looking for a dress with a certain look or price. But if you just want to browse HUNDREDS of dresses to get ideas, then you can click through pairs of prom dresses on teenmag.com and vote for your fave.
After you’ve cast your votes, check out what the top 10 prettiest prom dresses are, as voted by other girls like you. I’m SO curious to see which styles top the list! I’m predicting long and blue. (Did you know blue is the hot color of the season? See my blog post on Cosmogirl.com about it!)
I have a super easy way for you to win $5,000 or $1,000 cash prizes for prom! All you have to do is submit your best tips for being a smart driver or passenger on prom night. Creativity counts, so be witty, cute, and helpful!
Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the U.S. — nearly 14 teens die from crashes every day. And if a tip like “wear a seat belt - don’t worry about wrinkling your dress!” raises awareness and brings you some cash, what’s to lose? Enter today!
p.s. While we’re on the topic of safety, check out the Students 4 Safe Prom campaign that MyPromStyle.com supports — join us on Facebook. Help us make sure that everyone’s prom is a night to remember, for all the right reasons.