Feathers and Fringe

  • The Great Gatsby Inspired Look for Halloween

    The Great Gatsby may have been in theaters earlier this Summer, but we're still obsessing over all of the stunning fashion in the movie. We simply can't get all of the glitz and glam out of our heads (not to mention Leonardo DiCaprio)! Well, with Halloween here, is there a better time to show off your own glitz and glam? We didn't think so! So, we thought it would be fun to show you how you can rock this Summer's hit movie for All Hallow's Eve.

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    To get the look, we paired one of our sparkly fringe dresses with a chic feather headpiece, a feather boa, and a long strand of pearls. You can also add in dress glove for an extra touch of glam (and warmth!). The dress is Hannah S. style 27696, a strapless slim sheath cocktail dress with all over sequins and a beaded fringe skirt.

    Remember to complete the look with super glitzy jewelry! We especially love Helen's Heart style JE-4601-10 Clear Silver Earrings and Helen's Heart JB-PD00339 Black Diamond Bracelet to add some bling to your outfit.

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    This will definitely give you a costume even Daisy Buchanan would envy!

  • Best Dressed at the 2013 MTV VMAs

    The 2013 Video Music Awards are here, and the red carpet was full of so much funky fashion on Sunday, August 25th! VMA fashion is definitely known for its outrageous moments, and this year was no different. From Brittney Spears' bear-all lace look in 2001 to Lady Gaga's meat ensemble in 2010, the outfits that have graced the VMA red carpet have always been questionable in taste, but very legendary when it comes to impact!

    To us Roo Girls, it's all about finding that balance between taste and impact, and there were a few lady celebs who towed that line so well this year. Celebrities like Katy Perry and Ciara made a bold fashion statement, while stile rocking an elegant look. Check out what they wore below and how you can get their look for Homecoming or Prom.

    katy-perry-mtv-vmas-2013Katy Perry rocked animal print in such a unique and stylish way at the 2013 VMAs. The knee-length skirt and long sleeves added class, while the form-fitting style and high slit showed off her curves so well. We also loved the little pieces of fur on the dress - it gave it just the right amount of VMAs flare!

    Night Moves 6650 animal print dress

    Want Katy Perry's animal print look for Homecoming? We love Night Moves style 6650, a strapless animal print cocktail dress. We love this dress because it channels the funkiness of Katy's look with the bead and crystal accents that are all over the dress.

    Jovani 6437

    For a longer look that's so perfect for Prom, check out Jovani style 6437. It's a strapless animal print evening gown that features a side cut-out for some extra glam and a high front slit.

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    Ciara looked stunning in her so revealing, but so elegant ivory lace gown! From head to toe, it accented her features so well and complimented her skin tone perfectly.

    Jovani 4863 white lace dressFor a sheer, lace, and ruffled skirt look like Ciara, we're loving Jovani style 4863. This exquisite hi-lo white evening gown is perfect for a classy prom look.

    Jovani 171924 short lace dress

    Want Ciara's look in a short style for Homecoming? Jovani style 171924 is so perfect! This dress has a sheer illusion lace bodice with a feather skirt.

    What was your favorite look at the 2013 VMAs? Leave us a comment and let us know below!

  • Jovani Holiday Collection Preview

    Prom is coming to an end, and new styles from our favorite designers are already making their way to RissyRoos.com for Homecoming and Holidays ! Jovani is one designer that is already showing off their sexy styles for the coming holiday season!

    Jovani's upcoming holiday line is inspired by the fashion of the 1920's. With how much we've been loving the style in the new Great Gatsby movie, we were so excited to hear about the new Jovani line! From short cocktail dresses that feature intricate beading and lace work, to breathtaking evening gowns, Jovani has definitely captured the glitz and glam of the 1920's. Check out their preview video below:

    Some of Jovani's newest numbers that are already available at Rissy Roo's are short cocktail dresses that are not only great looks for the Holiday's but for Homecoming and summer formal events, as well! Our favorite new looks are:

    Jovani 155118

    Jovani style 155118 is a short cocktail dress with lace detailing over nude that's so reminiscent of the 1920's, yet so modern!  It has the perfect mix of flirty and romantic with its floral Continue reading

  • Accessorizing Your Formal Dress for Halloween

    Halloween is a great excuse for you to go over the top. But why buy a costume when you can use an outfit from your closet...or get those clothes you've been wanting? Just by adding a few accessories to your favorite dress, you can instantly be part of the Halloween spirit and have the dress to wear again any time of the year (without the Halloween accessories of course)! Read on to see how we added some accessories to some classic formal dresses to make them ready for Halloween!

    Little Black Dress

    You can get great use out of any black dress. This Clarisse black one shoulder hi-lo dress is one of our personal favorites (style 2174). Just add kitty ears, a witch hat, or vampire teeth, and you're all ready for Halloween! The real bonus, though, is that a Little Black Dress can be used for so many different occasions that you'll never run out of places and reasons to wear it.

    Dress: Clarisse style 2174

    Shoes: Night Moves by Allure Style Divine

    Purse: Touch Ups Heather

     

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    Fringe Dress

    The fringe dress has been a very popular style lately. The look is taken from the 1920s flapper style, so with this in mind, this type of dress is great to turn into a flapper girl outfit!  This black Mac Duggal fringe cocktail dress (style 3479T) and Touch Ups Peacock high heals are perfect to be a flapper girl.

    Dress: Twelve by Mac Duggal 3479T

    Earrings: Helen's Heart Style E06245 Clear Crystal Stone Earrings

    Purse: Helen's Heart Style FP-2919

    Shoes: Touch Ups Peacock

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    White Dress

    White formal dresses are always stand-out pieces at any event. For Halloween, just add wings and you can be a beautiful angel! One of our favorite white dresses is the Mac Duggal style 6383N, which has a beautiful  fully sequined top and layered ruffles of chiffon on the skirt. The Sizzle by Coloriffics Inez high heals are a great way to add some extra glitter to the outfit!

    Dress: Homecoming by Mac Duggal style 6383N

    Earrings: Crystal Pear Drop Earrings J5613E1S

    Shoes: Sizzle by Coloriffics Inez

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    Red Dress

    Red dresses are always a sexy choice. And for Halloween, where there's a white dress for an angel, there must also be a red dress for the devil. Turn this La Femme 18110 cocktail dress into a devil by adding horns and a tail.

    Dress: La Femme 18110

    Purse: Helen's Heart Style FP-7051

    Shoes: Touch Ups Prom Shoes Style Bev

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    Pink Dress

    Pink is always a cute color to go with in a formal dress, especially if you love the classic princess look. And, all of us girls love feeling like princesses when we dress up, right? With this sparkly number from Sherri Hill (style 2308), actually become a princess for Halloween by adding a crown! Or, for another cute look, you can add bunny ears.

    Dress: Sherri Hill style 2308

    Purse: Helen's Heart Style FP-08196

    Shoes: Sizzle by Coloriffics Camilla

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    What do you plan on being for Halloween? Leave a comment below!

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