Quinceanera

What is a Quinceanera? By definition it is a celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday and her transition from childhood to adulthood. Here at Rissy Roo's we bring you to to most stylish designs by our great designers. Each look is different and designed that way to help you find your perfect dress. With featured styles that are bold and vibrant as well as sophisticated and subdued you are guaranteed to find a style that suits you and your theme.
  • Claire Danes Was Electric on the 2016 Met Gala Red Carpet

    The Met Gala is the event of all events when it comes to fashion... one may basically call it the prom of the fashion industry. Each year has its own theme, and the 2016 Met Gala theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. The idea behind the theme was to explore and appreciate how technology has played a significant role in the fashion industry.

    A lot of the celebrity gals who walked the 2016 Met Gala Red Carpet wore gorgeous sparkly, silver gowns, giving an ode to robots and machinery. But, one celebrity literally sparkled at the Met Gala: Claire Danes. The "tech white tie" dress code may have been a little difficult to interpret, but Claire wore the theme perfectly with an original Zac Posen gown that lit up with lights within the dress!


    How gorgeous is that dress?! Not only did the actress get a perfect Cinderella look, but it had such a special, unique touch to it when the lights go down. The effect reminded us of not only technology, but The Girl On Fire, Katniss', dress from The Hunger Games. The lights didn't show on the red carpet, but Zac Posen posted plenty of pics and videos on his Instagram account. Check out one of the videos he posted below.  Continue reading

  • These Women Awkwardly Tried On Their Old Quinceañera Dresses

    Quinceañera is certainly an important coming-of-age moment for any 15-year-old Latina girl. It's the celebration of the girl becoming a woman within the Latina culture, so it's one that will be remembered from years to come for the girl, their family, and friends.... from the party to the Quince Court, to the special dress that the Quince girl wears. The 15-year-old is basically a princess for a day!

    While the day is magical, looking back on that Quinceañera day years later can be a different experience. Especially when it comes to the dress. The style and look of the dress that you choose as a 15 year old isn't always the same style and look that you might choose years later. So, looking back at pictures can be quite the memorable experience. Plus, since the Quince celebration marks the beginning of adulthood for the girl, years down the line, that girl actually grows into a beautiful woman and that dress doesn't fit so easily anymore! That's the basis of a video that Pero Like, BuzzFeed's social media channels for all things Latino related, recently created. The video certainly speaks for itself - watch it below.

    The four girls, Jazmine, Yessica, Jenny, and Rocio all had their own takes on the Quinceañera tradition and the process of trying on their old Quinceañera dresses. Their thoughts were interesting to hear, and they were all pretty dead-on when it came to how the dress would fit years later. It was funny to see that some of the dresses had food stains - certainly a sign of having a lot of fun at your party!  Continue reading

  • Hot Summer 2014 Quinceanera Trends!

    Is your 15th birthday rapidly approaching? Thinking of celebrating your Quinceanera soon? Summer is such an exciting time for you and your community to embrace this remarkable pastime, which you will cherish forever! Even though this tradition is held in many Latin, Central, and South American countries differently, the concept and value are still the same. It is important for families to recognize a young lady's presentation into society as a woman. The word "Quinceanera" actually refers to the young girl (15-year old) being celebrated and the ritual of a party and mass where this young girl presents herself to God and the community, honoring both herself and her religion. The Quineanera is a timeless tradition and should be carried out through generations of beautiful, talented young women!

    Quinceanera With Her CourtOf course, much planning goes into this special party, and we cannot forget the best part...the DRESS! Girls put much thought and effort into picking the perfect dresses for themselves and their court to match their theme and personality. Of course, trends are always changing, but traditional is always in! Many girls go with a standard princess-like, extra full, ball gown style dress. This season there are some newer colors and patterns, like animal print, but the most popular dresses are still the traditional ones. The trendiest colors for Summer 2014 Quinceanera's are pink, blue, white, and some pastel shades, however blue seems to take the cake! We pick Vizcaya by Mori Lee style 88001 in Deep Aqua for the ruffled organza skirt and beaded corset bodice!

    Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88001

    For something more sophisticated and without so much ruffle, we adore Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88066 in either white, champagne, or light blue. The bow accent is very glamorous and the jeweled bodice is breathtaking!

    Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88066

     No Quinceanera would be complete without shoes, and for some, several pairs! In fact, many ceremonies have a "changing of the shoes" where the girl's father will take off the honorary girl's low heels, and replace them with a high heel, as a sign off stepping into womanhood. Many Quince's will have three pairs of shoes including flats to dance in, or to be comfortable towards the end of the celebration. The trend for Summer 2014 in this category is pretty spread out including pink heels, metallic platforms, glittery sandals, and even strappy, colorful heels with tassels of favorite soccer teams! The options are limitless, so it's a good thing some get to choose more than one pair! We like the Jilly by Night Moves Metallic Heels, and the Gail by Sweetie's Strappy Sandal!

    Jilly by Night Moves Jilly by Night Moves
    Gail by Sweetie's Gail by Sweetie's

    Once the party outfit is put together, it's time to think about hair! Most girls like to wear a tiara or crown, but some go without it. As far as Quince hairstyles, the traditional way is to wear a simple, age appropriate up-do or hair flowing and pinned half up. Nothing over the top to take away from the dress or a girl's natural beauty, but something elegant and off the eyes and face. Many girls like to accent their hair with flowers or crystal jewels, or match their hair with their damas (fellow girl court members).

    Pretty Quinceanera Hairstyle Pretty Quinceanera Hairstyle

    Getting everything together for this special day can take many months of planning and organizing so don't forget to start early! Having the perfect look is a major part, and we are always here to help! Stay tuned for more Quinceanera trends and updates!

    Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88098

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