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  • Roo Girls, Watch out for Scammers!

    This is one special report that no Roo Girl should miss! NBC News recently did a story on their "Rossen Reports" Today show about how teens are being scammed with fake designer dresses. It made us sad to hear that scammers are becoming such a problem when it comes to purchasing designer dresses, that we wanted to make sure to pass on the information to you.

    NBC News Scammers Targeting Teens at Prom

    Jeff Rossen, the NBC reporter, started the report by mentioning:

    "We've told you about scam artists selling fake electronics, handbags... the list goes on. Now these scammers are targeting the prom, fooling teeange girls with fake designer dresses, charging hundreds of dollars for gowns that literally fall apart in your hands. Their websites are a teen girl's dream, offering designer prom gowns at deep discounts. The sites sure look real, but designers say it's all a scam."

    With how big online shopping has become over the years, it's definitely become more and more difficult to pick out the scams.

    "The federal government has shut down hundreds of these sites, but the scammers are tough to catch, many of them based overseas. Good luck getting your money back. And those priceless prom memories."

    There are ways you can protect yourself, though! Here are some tips:

    1. Call the company and ask if they are an authorized dealer. Remember, you're always welcome to call Rissy Roo's at our toll-free number 1-866-779-7667 to discuss your order.
    2. Look on the dress designer's website to see if the store is listed as an authorized website.
    3. Look for verification seals on the bottom of the website, and make sure to click through to check verification.
    4. Check if the website has a blog and a presence on prominent social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    This is definitely a problem that's grown substantially over the past couple of years. Whether looking for a dress online for prom, graduation, or homecoming, definitely keep your eyes and ears perked. If you ever come across a fake designer dress website, please contact us and let us know. We can all work together to try to stop the scams!

    Source: NBC News

  • Celeb Watch - Blake Lively Style

     

    Chosen as the face of Gucci’s new perfume “Premiere,” Gossip Girl Blake Lively is known for her star quality on the runway, and on screen.   We decided to take a look at some of Blake’s favorite styles to see what fashions she loves most.  If you want to get this Gossip Girl look check out the dresses below.

    Blake loves wearing short, simple dresses, covered in sequins!  This style she wore for a Gossip Girl shoot features a deep V-neck and lots of big, blue sequins.  You can get a similar look with one of these sequin covered, sparkly dresses from Alyce Paris:

    A.  Alyce After Five Cocktail Style 4267 – A dazzling strapless number with bright sequins and a sweetheart neckline.

    B. Alyce After Five Cocktail Style 4260 – The perfect short party dress with v-neck and cutout back.

    Bold colors are in style this summer, and Blake Lively definitely knows how to rock red!  This dress, worn to a Coca Cola benefit event, is covered in a unique red velvet fabric pattern.  If you want to make a bold fashion statements then try on a red dress:

    C. Scala Style 14315 – Covered in beautiful beading, this dress is one of a kind.  With one sleeve and a scoop neckline this short dress would definitely turn heads.

    D. Sherri Hill Style 2938 – This red dress features a broad bow waistband and sweetheart neckline.  Its intricate silver facets make it just as unique as Blake’s dress.

    Blake wore this sheer white with lace dress to a movie premiere, and the paparazzi couldn’t get enough of it!  Her simple fish tail braid looks great with the classic style of her dress, showing off her down to earth personality.  If you want to look lovely in lace too, these dresses are two of the hottest styles this year:

    E. Sherri Hill Style 2954 – This strapless party dress has a notched neckline and lace skirt.  This fun and flirty style would fit Blake well too!

    F. Sherri Hill Style 2957 – Twinkling accents cover the bodice of this short, scoop neck dress.  It’s lace skirt and cap sleeves match Blake Lively’s classic style.

     

    For more celebrity styles visit our Celebrity Dresses page, for dresses that the stars have worn!

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