Saturday, August 28, 2010

5 Latest Styles of Prom Dresses for a Classy Ensemble

Look beautiful and stylish on your prom. These are the latest styles of prom dresses: tops with beaded bodice, asymmetrical or sequined; lower part with bubble hem, ruffles or caught-up skirt, tiered, or mermaid-style; feathery and vintage style draped with net overlay or tulle; flowing and goddess-like; and gowns with metallic colors.

School promenades doesn’t happen every day. So, girls make it a point to look your best during this night of romance and definitely, a walk to remember. Whatever body shape or feature you have, the following styles will fit you perfectly. Below are fashion-forward prom gowns with a twist of flare:

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Tops with beaded bodice, asymmetrical ribbon or sequined

Whether your gown be long or cocktail, the beaded bodice will look perfectly great. It will accentuate the upper part of your gown especially on the chest area. Bejeweled bodice brings out the best of your dress because of the intricate and eye-catching designs. On the other hand, tops with asymmetrical ribbon are the hippest trend in gowns nowadays. This time, you don’t have to tie a ribbon at the back because a lopsided ribbon in front would look more stylish and unique. To those who desire to stand out, a sequined dress will be picture-perfect for you. The shimmer made by this kind of dress will make heads turn.


Lower part with bubble hems, ruffles or caught-up skirt, tiered, or mermaid-style

Bubble hems are best fit with cocktail dresses. In contrast, ruffles, tiered, caught-up skirt or mermaid-style will be in its finest when adorned in ball gowns. Ruffles or caught-up skirt don’t only make your frock stylish but it also gives a sense of princess-like front. Tiered or layered gown are one-of-a-kind especially when worn to prom. Mermaid-style bottoms are also a raging trend in gowns.

Feathery and vintage style or draped with net overlay or tulle

On vintage-themed promenades, it can be emphasized through feathery accessories in your gown and other clothing pieces such as earrings, necklaces and even shoes. To highlight the vintage part of your promenade, gowns are better stressed out through black and/or white-colored prom dresses. Cocktail dresses overlain or underlain by tulle or fine netting give off a classical vibe.

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Flowing and goddess-like long gowns

Some girls out there aren’t fond of heavy-looking ball gowns. So here is a stylish alternative. Flowing and goddess-like long gowns would probably appease your fashion eye. Flowing dresses have a wide range of patterns to choose from-solid colors to flowery designs. Goddess-like gowns can endow you with the instant prom queen ambiance.

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Prom dresses with metallic colors

Metallic colors provide a glossy, polished and plush facade. Prom dresses in this style should be topped off with a cute, sparkling tiara. Metallic gold, bronze, silver and such are all the rage in the fashion world.

Concerning opportunities of dressing up should not be shrugged off. One of these moments is the night of prom. To complete the occasion, one should wear the gown of her choice and walk with your chin up because you know you are confidently beautiful and happy.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Polyvore + Ruche Fall Outfit Contest

Polvore just launched this awesome mini editor that lets you create your favorite Ruche outfit and you can even get a chance to win $1000 doing it! Ruche is also throwing a giveaway on our own. We will be giving out a $50 Gift Card for our favorite Polyvore outfit creation that you create in our gallery.

We preselected 100 items for you to play with! Just drag them in, resize, use the tools and adjust and publish! We will be picking our favorite outfit and the winner will get a $50 gift card! Good luck! Winner will be announced Sept 10th.

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For more details check Polyvore's blog.

Have fun everyone!

Back to Basics

My brother and I went shopping on Melrose Avenue, where I came across the most luxuriously soft basics by Alternative Earth. I've been in the market for a gray racerback tank top for a while now. You know how most people own a basic white shirt or pair of sweat pants with no conscience memory how they acquired them? Not this girl. I have absolutely no basics. And if I DO own a pair of sweat pants, I can tell you exactly when and where I bought them because it was such a big deal finally getting a pair. 2006. Express. I still hate the bejeweled hem.

This is one of life's mysteries I still haven't figured out. Where do people inherit their plushy over-sized sweatshirts and loungewear? I don't own a single stitch of comfort clothing. This makes me sad.

In any event, today I bought this eco-heather racerback tank by Alternative Earth. Celebrate good times.

In addition, my poor brother had to sit around for MINUTES while I debated the merits of a pair of "lounge pants" by the same brand. They came in two particular shades that I liked: Eco-Black and Eco-Brown. If that wasn't too taxing to choose, I also wasn't sure if I preferred the slimming effect of a size Small or the billowing comfort of a size Medium.

I mean, where am I going to wear these exactly? If it's just around the house, I want to be comfortable. But they're actually borderline cute enough to wear for light outdoor activities. Grocery shopping. A movie in Burbank (not Hollywood). The book store. If I buy a small, will they shrink when I wash them? Should I just buy the mediums and wash them in warm water? These are all considerations when trying to be "casual."

I decided to sleep on it. The right answer will present itself after a few hours of reading "Mia & Woody: Love and Betrayal" and a good night's rest.

Sabrina London

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ruche DIY - Post It Wall + Chalkboard Wall

I meant to do a DIY post for the backgrounds we used for the "Autumn in Session" Lookbook. Guess what we used for the checkered background? Post It notes!! We used light yellow Staples branded post it notes and pastel orange "Post It" notes. For the brown tones, we had cut out construction paper or scrapbook paper since Post It notes didn't come in these colors. You can switch it up with other colors as well! It is an easy and creative way to decorate a plain wall.

For our second background, we painted a wall with chalkboard paint, which you can get at your local hardware/paint store. This was inspired by the awesome chalkboard wall from "500 Days of Summer". I didn't know how fun it was to have a chalkboard wall! You can still decorate your wall with shelves, picture frames, etc..just like any wall.

Other post it note wall inspirations:

Other chalkboard wall inspirations:

See You in Hell, Peacock Feathers.

You had the world by a string, Peacock Feathers. Then you let it spool away. It was over exposure that led to your inevitable downfall. You were everywhere: on headbands, belts, hair clips, earrings, tattoos, necklaces. You were always the life of the party, the visual interest to any outfit. We trusted you with our accessories and in some ways, ourselves. But now that trust is gone. And the children have gone to boarding school.

So get your shit and get out.

All Ruffled Up,
Sabrina London

Ruche "Autumn in Session" Lookbook Launched + Giveaway

I'm so happy to announce the launch of our "Autumn in Session" lookbook! It is a combination of fall inspirations and back to school outfits. We focused on a lot of layers to show how you can use summer and spring pieces and turn them into fall outfits. Tights and leg warmers are great to have so you can still wear dresses for fall. Also, LOVE the use of brooches to accessorize! As you can see...I also have a slight obsession for lace up shoes hehe.

Stephanie Williams did an amazing job once again..along with awesome makeup artist KC Witkamp and gorgeous Martha from Click Models.

Once again, along with a lookbook launch, comes a giveaway! We will be giving away the Silhouette Flower Purse in Walnut and a $50 Gift Card to! All you have to do is tell us your favorite outfit AND/OR share the lookbook with your friends and family for extra entries!

Silhouette Flower Purse in Walnut

Three Ways to Enter:

(You don't need to leave your email in the comments, first name and last initial is fine, but please check back by September 10th to see if you've won!)

1. Let us know which outfit is your favorite by leaving a comment.

Extra entries:

2. Embed the lookbook into your Blog or Site and you MUST give us the link(s) in the comments of this post. You can get one Entry for each link! =)
  • a. How to Embed? Hover over the lookbook above and at the bottom right corner, there is a Menu link. Click "copy embed code" and paste it into your blog/site.
  • OR go to this link: and there is an embed link at the top.
  • If you can't embed, you can pull pictures from our lookbook. Files are uploaded on facebook

3. If you cannot embed the lookbook, you can share the lookbook link (use this link: on you facebook, twitter, myspace, etc., and you MUST give us the link(s) in the comments of this post. You can also pull pictures uploaded on our Facebook!
You can get one Entry for each link! =)

Feel free to use pictures from the lookbook as long as you credit to

The Giveaway will run through September 5, 2010 pst. Winner will be announced by September 10th.

Contest Disclaimer:
Comments will be numbered (in the following order: blog comments then facebook comments) and we will use to find the winner.

No purchase necessary. We reserve the right to close the contests early or late without warning. We will post the name of the winner by September 10, 2010. Upon winning, you agree that your name can be published on this blog at the close of the contest. You must contact us within 7 days after the winner has been announced to claim your prize.

How to wear a little black dress

"When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place."
~ Wallis Warfield Simpson

One rule of fashion: Every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress.

Even before most of us were born, the necessity of having a little black dress was already widely observed by women and fashion observers. Simple and elegant looking little black dresses are the ones that classify as little black. Something trendy that can anytime go outdated may not qualify.

What makes a little black dress timeless is its ability to be worn all year round. You can dress it up and down depending on the occasion or weather. The following are ways to wear it:

Recording artist Rihanna attends the Gucci fashion show at Milan

Wear your little black dress with knee high boots.


Layer your little black dress over black tights. If the weather is cold, you can complete your look with a black leather jacket or a coat.

colored tights

Layer your little black dress with colored tights if the style and cut suits.

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If it is warmer, you can wear your little black dress as is and have fun with your shoes.


Wear lots of accessories

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Winner of the Cotton Candy Dress Giveaway!

Hello girls! Today, the winner of our fabulous dress giveaway has been determined. She is privileged to be able to show off her curves with this A line dress either to parties or to work. This Cotton Candy dress would no doubt make her every angle interesting.

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There were plenty of comments left below the giveaway post and each entry was carefully considered. Some ladies entered once, others twice while few made it thrice. Each entry was given a number from 1 to 36. And when True Random gave his verdict, it' s number ...

The 19th entry happened to be ... Shari! of Little Blue Deer. Congratulations Shari!

Thank you so much to all the girls who participated. You made our giveaway so much fun. And of course, a big thank you to our sponsor Shabby Apple for opening their door to us and allowing us to have a peak into their stylish but practical dresses.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bohemian Look Inspiration

boho by joostyna featuring hair clips accessories

Abercrombie & Fitch > Women > Jackets > Natalie
Abercrombie & fitch jacket »

CONLEY'S Online Shop - Mode, Bekleidung, Damenmode, Herrenmode,...
Clothing »

Bottega Veneta Brass ring sandals - NET-A-PORTER.COM
Flats shoes »

Oasis | Oasis Swallow Wooden Bangle at ASOS
10 GBP -
Wooden bracelets »

Gypsy Long Skirt w/ Flower Print - Shop for bags, skirts, jewelry at...
Skirts »

Handbags »

Deep Red Beaded Velvet Lily Flower Hair Clip
Hair clips accessories »

Flower Clip:: Hair Flowers: Smaller Flower Clips
Hair accessories »

Bohemian Look
Bohemian Look by Rara Keynes featuring vintage sunglasses

Sass & Bide In Her Own Way dress | NET-A-PORTER.COM
$400 -
Sass bide dress »

Shorts - Trousers and Shorts - Topshop USA
25 GBP -
Topshop shorts »

XXFringe Suede BootsXX
$20 -
High heel shoes »

Brown Boho Belle Bag
$350 -
Hobo handbags »

Floral Etched Bangle
Boho jewelry » - Betsey Johnson Pearl Tea Party Necklace
Pearl jewelry »

Isabella multi strap headband [Eug5037] - $99 : Pixie Market,...
$150 -
Pixie hair accessories »

Vintage Clothing, eyewear Eyeglasses & Dress, 1950's 1960's 1970's
$149 -
Vintage sunglasses »

LOVEMADDS | handmade jewelry & accessories - costume boho
Bohemian jewelry »