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  • Formal Dress Testimonial: Lady in Red Allison Wanichek

    We are so excited to share this testimonial with you, from Allison Wanichek and her mom, Staci. Allison is from Walla Walla, WA and has shopped with us for all of her high school formals. And when we say all, we mean all. She has picked out so many gorgeous dresses from RissyRoos.com, and has the pictures to prove it! Check them out below.

    Allison is a senior in high school, with quite the list of accomplishments. She is an NHS member, a Young Life Leader, and was MCC All-Conference second team for golf. Next year, she'll be off to college, attending Washington State University in the fall. She will be majoring in Marketing in college. She'll be hitting the ground running, with plans to go through Rush. Continue reading

  • Nikki Novak in Sherri Hill at the 2019 Golden Globes

    Awards Season always has us dreaming of the Prom Season ahead. This year's Golden Globes especially had us thinking prom because of one particular actress' perfect red carpet look. If you can't guess, or didn't get to watch the 2019 Golden Globes, the actress we're talking about is Nikki Novak! The actress stunned us on the red carpet by wearing one of our favorite designers: Sherri Hill!

     

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    This is an extra special Sherri Hill dress, too, because it's one that you can wear to prom. She is wearing Sherri Hill style 52448, a brand new dress that's available for Prom 2019! The gown features delicate floral details that we're obsessing over. Nikki wore the Light Blue color, but this gown also comes in Coral, Light Green, and Yellow - all colors that remind us of the warmer spring months to come.

    Since Sherri Hill 52448 is such a unique, stand-out look, we recommend keeping the accessories minimal, just like Nikki did on the Golden Globes red carpet. It can certainly be fun to wear a pair of stand-out heels, though, like Nikki's sparkly heels, since the overskirt is see-through! Grab a pair of heels similar to Nikki's with Jupiter by Touch Ups.

    If you haven't heard the name Nikki Novak before, Nikki is known for movies The Holiday, The Bucket List, and Any Given Sunday. She is also a Fandango correspondent and film correspondent for The Today Show, Access, E! News, and Extra. Keep a look-out for her on more red carpets - you never know when you might catch her in another Sherri Hill dress!

  • Jovani It Girl - Casting Call

    This is a chance of a lifetime to become the next Jovani It Girl! Rissy Roo's will be hosting a Casting Call January 4-5 from 10am-4pm each day. This is the eighth season of this incredible contest and Rissy Roo's first time to be able to give one of our very own local girls a chance to win.

    Jovani It Girl Casting Call at Rissy Roo's 322 Tilton Rd. Northfield NJ 08225 on January 4-5, 2019

    Rissy Roo's invites all girls that are interesting in becoming the next Jovani It Girl to contact us at info@rissyroos.com for an entry form and to schedule an appointment time. The first 25 girls to schedule appointments or to enter the contest in store, at Rissy Roo's, will receive a FREE Jovani Highlighter & Kabuki Brush Set.

    Jovani will be selecting 25 contestants for the Spring 2019 edition of the JOVANI It Girl contest. Contestants will go on an all expense paid trip to Atlanta to model for Jovani and be entered for a chance to go to New York this summer to star in a JOVANI video shoot!

    This year's Jovani It Girl prize package is valued at five thousand dollars!

    Prize Packages:

    • Jovani It Girl grand prize package includes: $3,000 Jovani Credit + $2,000 Jacob Maslavi Scholarship
    • Seven Finalists will win: $1,500 Jovani Credit + $500 Scholarship
    • All semi-finalists will win: $750 Jovani Credit

    Jovani Highlighter & Kabuki Brush Set

    The Casting Call

    At the Rissy Roo's casting call you will record a short video wearing a Jovani gown and doing a "runway" walk and answering the question "Why do you want to be the next Jovani It Girl?" Get ready for a fun day of modeling! We ask that you follow @rissyroos.com, @jovanifashions, and @jovaniitgirl on Instagram. There will be lots of social media posts, live stories, and opportunities to be featured on @rissyroos and @jovanifashions instagram feeds.

    Will you be the next Jovani It Girl?

    **Additional Details**

    • Contestants must be between 15 and 27 years of age and must be legal residents of the United States & Canada (“Contestant”). All Contestants who are selected to participate and have not reached the legal age of 18 years as of the date of entry must submit a Parental Consent Form to be eligible.

     

    • You must follow @RISSYROOS @JOVANIFASHIONS and @JOVANIITGIRL on Instagram. You must tag a photo of yourself using the hashtags #RISSYROOS #JOVANI and #JOVANIITGIRL. Your Instagram profile must be on public.

     

    • If selected to move on to the second round, you must confirm your attendance at one of the official Jovani casting events in NYC (January 23-25, 2019), Los Angeles (January 23-25, 2019), or Virtual Skype (January 22-25, 2019).

     

    • Contestants chosen must be available March 31, 2019 to April 4, 2019 and July 14, 2019 to July 18, 2019.

     

    Interested? Visit us in store at Rissy Roo's, 322 Tilton Road, Northfield NJ 08225 or Email info@rissyroos.com for more information!

  • Rissy Roo's Grand Re-Opening!

    Thank you to all of our local Roo Girls for joining us at our Grand Opening Party!

    We loved celebrating our reopening the weekend of September 14-16th  at our brand new location: 322 Tilton Road in Northfield, NJ 08225. We closed our Linwood location in June and worked tirelessly all summer to make our new location in Northfield feel like home. We've brought all of our same tried and true formal fashions to Northfield along with some more dress additions, shapewear, more shoes, and fabulous jewelry and accessories.In true Rissy Roo’s style, we celebrated our grand opening with an assortment of pink candy and pink balloons, but nothing could top our brand new Rissy Roo's signs! We are so excited to debut our new backlit Pink signs that light up Tilton Rd. with the essence of Rissy Roo's. As the headline for a recent article published in The Current of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point states "Rissy Roo's puts on the pink at new Northfield location."

    Rissy Roos Opening Party

    Our grand opening weekend was packed with fun activities. You could pose in front of our fabulous photo backdrop, indulge in pink sweets, and enter your name in our raffle, where you could win free shoes, purses, and even a free prom dress! Congrats to all of our winners!

    Our new store is absolutely beautiful, and perfectly PINK! The front of the store is full of all of our beautiful dresses, and the back has a special, private dressing room area. For those who have been customers since the 1990's and early 2000's, you may notice a special throwback: our original Rissy Roo's sign, sitting front-and-center in the store.

    Rissy Roos Store

    For over 20 years, Rissy Roo’s has made your dress dreams come true with designer gowns perfect for a wedding, Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Homecoming Dance, and of course, Prom!

    We love getting to know each and every one of our customers, and we are so excited to start this next chapter with you. There are lots of exciting new things planned for the future, including shape wear, so you can look and feel your best at any event.

    Rissy Roos Photo Booth

    We especially love when you share photos with us, so stop by, check out our new store, and snap a picture in our photo booth area. Don't forget to use the hashtags: #RissyRoos and #RooGirl. You might even get featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

    We're open Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. If you're looking to call us, our number is the same as always: 609-926-9200, and you can always contact us via email at info@rissyroos.com.

  • What Is Homecoming?

    Homecoming is an annual tradition that involves the celebration of welcoming back former students or graduates otherwise known as alumni of an educational institution. There are usually many activities that are prepared such as sports and cultural programs, as opposed to only one. A parade is also often included and the town or city is witness to it as this activity is held in the streets. If by any chance you should be confused between a Homecoming and a prom, just remember that the former is held during the fall while the latter happens in spring. While Homecoming’s occur countrywide, those in the south are typically the more lavish and over the top Homecoming’s, as it is generally revered as a more significant event than it is in the Northern States.
  • Wear Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Dress to Your Next Formal Event!

    All eyes have been on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as the most publicized date on the 2018 calendar finally came: the 2018 Royal Wedding! The two love birds finally married on May 19, 2018, a Saturday, which went against tradition, as royal weddings are usually held on a weekday. That's no surprise, since there has been many aspects of Prince Harry and Meghan's engagement and marriage that has gone against tradition.

    It was announced on the morning of the wedding that the Queen has conferred a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. As a result, Prince Harry is His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Meghan has become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

    The marriage took place in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, with Prince Harry and Meghan becoming the sixteenth royal couple to celebrate their marriage at the castle since 1863.

    Of course, the moment we were waiting for was to see Meghan's beautiful wedding dress! She looked like a true princess, and Duchess, in her totally classic and classy white wedding dress, especially with a prince by her side! We're pretty sure this means Disney is real...  Continue reading

  • A Modern Princess - Beauty and the Beast Belle Yellow Ball Gown

    Beautiful inside and out, Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast shines in the yellow dress that everyone identifies her by.   Her classic ball gown has been idolized by girls who grew up with the Disney classic, which makes us all of us, considering the numerous remakes of this iconic tale.  The most recent installment of Beauty and the Beast features Emma Watson, who is frequently recognized as one of the top celebrity trend setters of 2018.

    While many young girls love dressing up like Belle in Disney World or for Halloween, us more mature ladies can still find plenty of reason to show our own inner Princess.  If you really love Belle's yellow ball gown style then you've probably been searching for the perfect yellow dress for Prom, Homecoming, or whatever your special occasion may be. To get a modern swing on this timeless style check out style 42044 from world renowned fashion housee Mori Lee. This darling ball gown showcases a flawlessly beaded neckline, as well as an off-the-shoulder scalloped lace ruffle that drapes glamorously over the fitted bodice. Pair this stunning dress with our yellow satin evening gloves to complete this perfect ensemble and ensure that you'll be the "Belle" of the ball.

  • NJ.com Counts Down Yelp's 31 Best Prom Dress and Tuxedo Rental Shops in N.J., And It Includes Rissy Roo's!

    The prom 2018 season is on in full force, and it's time to begin the search for that perfect prom dress. Whether you're going for lace, florals, two piece, mermaid, or so many other gorgeous trends, you'll feel like a princess on prom night once you find that dress where you feel beautiful, confident, and comfortable.

    As NJ.com explained in their article, and as any high school girl knows, that search for the perfect prom dress can be a daunting one. Usually, you either have an image of exactly what you want, but can't find it, or have no idea what you want at all. To help make the decision process easier for those living in New Jersey, NJ.com listed out the 31 best prom dress and tuxedo rental shops in New Jersey according to data they collected from Yelp. Of course, Rissy Roo's made the list! Our Linwood, NJ store was listed as number 29 according to Yelp's data.

    NJ.com article

    NJ.com included a testimonial from a Rissy Roo's customer:

    "My daughter and I look forward to shopping at Rissy Roo's every year for her high school formal events! This year was the best yet! Awesome customer service! Plus, all of the girls were helpful, kind, patient and made my daughter feel like a princess!"

    We love helping our customers find their perfect prom dress, whether in person, over the phone, or via email, so we were so happy to read such a nice, thoughtful review!

    While we love seeing our customers at our Linwood, NJ store, you can shop our dresses from anywhere in the world at RissyRoos.com.

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