Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Why Buy a Prom Dress Now?

Prom is still a far five to six months away, so why worry about buying a dress now?

Ever watched those classic Disney movies where the story always ends with the prince falling in love with the princess? Remember awing at the gorgeous dresses Cinderella, Snow White, and Belle wore when they met their princes? Remember wishing you could wear dresses like your favorite princess characters?

Every girl’s sure to have spent hours, days, weeks, or maybe even months, contemplating on her dream prom dress. Whether it be a long and flowy dress, a Grecian goddess-inspired gown, a playful ball gown, or a short and flirty outfit, every girl has her dream dress in mind.

While prom night involves finding a date, wearing the most elegant hair style, putting on the right makeup, and planning the after party, finding the perfect prom dress is key – it simply cannot be overlooked and its importance cannot be underestimated.

So while five or six months may seem like ample time to plan the most important night of every girl’s high school life, it’s never too late to start planning prom night.

Make the most out of prom night and make it a memorable one. Don’t wait ‘till the last minute to buy your dream prom dress – start searching for that perfect dress now so you get the prom dress you want, and so won’t have to settle for your second choice.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

How to Be Prom Queen

Faviana #6332

Prom dress.






After party.

Prom king.

Prom queen.


Prom is definitely one event every high school teen can’t afford to miss: good times are shared, memories are made, and…

prom king and prom queen are elected.

It’s every girl’s wish to be prom queen because it makes prom night even more memorable. While becoming prom queen may seem way beyond reach, simply planning ahead of time and following a few easy steps can make becoming prom queen an attainable goal.

How to Be Prom Queen:

1. Find out the nomination procedure. The most typical nomination process consists of class nominations.
2. Get nominated. Ask your friends to nominate you.
3. Network yourself to as many people as possible. Because prom queen is elected, it is necessary to acquire the most number of votes. A well-known, respected, and admirable senior has a good chance of being elected prom queen.
4. Be humble. Just like political campaigns, you want to be seen doing community service and charitable acts. Appeal to people with charisma.
5. Avoid tensions with others. You don’t want anybody with hard feelings towards you. Ensure that you are on good terms with everyone.
6. Accept your award for prom queen. When you finally reach your goal and claim the title of prom queen, it’s important to look and feel like a prom queen. It’s important that you’ve got the most glamorous, fabulous, and one-of-a-kind prom dress. It’s important that you’ve got a prom dress that makes you stand out in the crowd.

Check out these hot prom designers:
- Alyce Designs 2009
- B’Dazzle 2009
- Beyond 2009
- BG Haute 2009
- Dave and Johnny 2009
- Faviana 2009
- Jovani 2009
- Mori Lee 2009
- Scala 2009
- Sherri Hill 2009

More unique prom dresses that will flatter your figure and make you shine at prom can be found at

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Monday, December 22, 2008

2008 Red Carpet Events Recap

In just 10 days we bid 2008 goodbye and welcome 2009. This year, no doubt, has been filled with life changing experiences, memorable moments, memorable events, and memorable fashion episodes made by famous celebrity icons.

Noteworthy red carpet events this past year have included:

  • The 80th annual Oscars/Academy Awards (February 24, 2008)
    • Best Picture
      • ‘No Country for Old Men’
    • Best Director
      • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, ‘No Country for Old Men’
    • Best Actor
      • Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘There Will Be Blood’
    • Best Actress
      • Marion Cotillard, ‘La Vie en Rose’
    • Best Supporting Actor awards
      • Javier Bardem, ‘No Country for Old Men’
    • Best Supporting Actress
      • Tilda Swinton ‘Michael Clayton’
    • Best Animated Feature Film award
      • Ratatouille
    • Best Original Screenplay
      • ‘Juno’
    • Best Adapted Screenplay
      • ‘No Country for Old men’
    • Best Documentary Feature

‘Taxi to the Dark Side’

    • Best Original Score
      • ‘Atonement,’ Marianelli
    • Best Original Song
      • ‘Falling Slowly’
    • Best Film Editing
      • ‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ Rouse
    • Best Documentary – Short Subject
      • ‘Freeheld,’ Wade and Vanessa Roth
    • Best Cinematography
      • ‘There Will Be Blood,’ Elswit
    • Best Costume Design
      • Elizabeth: The Golden Age,’ Byrne
    • Best Sound Mixing
      • ‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ Millan, David Parker and Kirk francis
    • Best Sound Editing
      • ‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ Baker Landers and Per Hallberg
    • Best Live Action Short Film
      • ‘Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)
    • Best Animated Short Film
      • ‘Peter & the Wolf’
    • Best Makeup
      • ‘La Vie en Rose’
    • Best Art Direction
      • ‘Sweeney Todd,’ Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
    • Lifetime Achievement Award
      • Robert F. Boyle, Direction/Production Design
    • Best Visual Effects
      • ‘The Golden Compass,’ Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood
  • The 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards (June 20, 2008)
  • The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (September 21, 2008)
  • The Country Music Awards (November 12, 2008)
    • Entertainer of the Year – Kenny Chesney
    • Male Vocalist of the Year – Brad Paisley
    • Female vocalist of the Year – Carrie Underwood
    • New Artist of the Year – Lady Antebellum
    • Vocal Group of the Year – Rascal Flatts
    • Vocal Duo of the Year- Sugarland
    • Single of the Year – “I Saw God Today” by George Strait
    • Album of the Year – Troubadour by George Strait
    • Song of the Year – “Stay” by Jennifer Nettles”
    • Musical Event of the Year – “Gone, Gone, Gone,” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
    • Music Video of the Year – “Waitin’ on a Woman” by Brad Paisley and Jim Shea
  • The American Music Awards (November 23, 2008)
    • Alvin and the Chipmunks
      • Favorite Album, Soundtrack
    • Chris Brown
      • Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist (Pop or Rock Music), Favorite Male Artist (Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music)
    • Mariah Carey
      • Honorary Award
    • Daughtry
      • Favorite Band, Duo or Group (Pop or Rock Music)
    • Enrique Iglesias
      • Favorite Artist (Latin Music0
    • Jonas Brothers
      • T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award
    • Alicia Keys – “As I Am”
      • Favorite Album (Pop or Rock Music), Favorite Album (Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music)
    • Annie Lennox
      • Award of Merit
    • Linkin Park
      • Favorite Artist (Alternative Rock Music)
    • Brad Paisley
      • Favorite Male Artist (Country Music)
    • Rascal Flatts
      • Favorite Band, Duo or Group (Country Music)
    • Rihanna
      • Favorite Female Artist (Pop or Rock Music), Favorite Female Artist (Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music)
    • Jordin Sparks
      • Favorite Artist (Adult Contemporary Music)
    • Taylor Swift
      • Favorite Female Artist (Country Music)
    • Third Day
      • Favorite Artist (contemporary Inspirational)
    • Three 6 Mafia
      • Favorite Band, Duo or Group (Rap/Hip-Hop Music)
    • Carrie Underwood – “Carnival Ride”
      • Favorite Album (Country Music)
    • Kanye West
      • Favorite Male Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop Music)
    • Kanye West – “Graduation”
      • Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop Music)

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Greek Goddess: The Grecian Look

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Would it sound so unbelievable if someone told you that the fashion statements invented by Ancient Greeks are going to be one of tomorrow’s hottest trends? Well, if it does now, it won't by next year. The Grecian look has already announced its arrival on the fashion scene.

Here are a couple of things everyone should keep in mind about the Grecian look: says that the Grecian look is all about “The Five ‘F’s’: Flowy, Floaty, Feminine, Figure, and Form.”

The goddess element and beauty of this single-shoulder style Grecian trend is found in its elegant simplicity.

Layered fabrics, sashes, bronze and gold colors, and of course, gladiator sandals are elements that cannot be omitted when wearing Grecian dresses.

Celebrities have slowly begun strutting the Grecian look at various Hollywood affairs:

Beyonce Knowles in a body-hugging Grecian-inspired, one-shoulder dress.

Sandra Bullock in a classic flowy Grecian dress.

Gwyneth Paltrow in a white drape cloth Grecian dress and flattering Grecian sandals.

Australian singer, Kylie Minogue, walks the Red Carpet in a purple, full-length dress, inspired by Grecian elements.

Disney star Selena Gomez in a midnight Grecian-inspired dress at the 23rd Annual Imagen Awards at the Beverly Hilton, California (Thursday – August 21, 2008).

Opt for Grecian dresses, and you'll be sure to keep up with Hollywood's rapidly changing fashion scene.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Multicolored Print Dresses - An Anticipated Trend

Over the years, months, and past several weeks, we’ve seen fashion evolve into what it has become today.

But what about next year? It’s just short two weeks and 14 days ‘till 2009 arrives.
How can you meet the rapidly developing demands of the fashion industry without scrambling all around to find the latest trends?

In a previous blog entry, we mentioned that short dresses are sure to be one of the hottest trends – especially for the upcoming prom season. So, that’s definitely a pointer worth keeping in mind.

Another distinct trend expected to surface this 2009 is MULTICOLORED PRINTS. Multicolored Prints haven’t been all too popular in the last few years, but they have been acquiring a reasonable lot of supporters in more recent years.

At the 2007 AMAs, Queen Latifah wore a gorgeous knee length leopard print dress.

Vanessa Hudgens, Mischa Barton, Heidi Klum, Nicole Richie, and Rachel Bilson, are just some celebrities who have flaunted the fashion statement multicolored prints have to offer.

Print dresses may not be worn on the red carpet as often as the ones that have been shown lately, but they have been worn by famous celebrities and are slowly, but definitely, coming onto the fashion scene this 2009.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sherry Couture Red Carpet Fashion Show

Sherry couture unveiled their red carpet collection dresses highlighted by a celebrity fashion show last November 12 at the Social in Hollywood. They have dressed beauty pageant queens such as Ms. Hawaii and Ms. Australia among others and look forward to dressing more.

Sherry couture is recognized as a fashion house which includes red carpet dresses, Evening gowns, pageant dresses, Prom dresses, and plus size dresses. Their dresses and gowns will not only make you beautiful but will make you stand out because of its unique designs and extravagant styles.


Friday, December 5, 2008

Dress Like a Celebrity With Faviana

If you’ve seen Atonement, then you’ve seen that captivating green dress worn by Keira Knightley.

If you’re familiar with rising celebrity Kim Kardashian, you might know that she met Prince Albert of Monaco in an alluring Navy Blue dress.

If you’re an avid follower of Grey's Anatomy, then you've probably seen Katherine Heigl - who plays the beautiful "Izzy" Stevens, in a distinct one-shoulder red ress at the 2008 Oscars.

Where do these celebrities find such dresses that set them apart from everybody else?

A manufacturer of evening gowns, prom dresses, and more recently, celebrity dresses, Faviana has set the bar to standards so high that actors, actresses, singers, and even reality TV stars have taken notice of their remarkable dress styles.

Countless celebrity figures have walked the red carpet in Faviana dresses in previous years, including:

Julia Roberts wearing Faviana style #5433

Marcia Cross at the 2006 Golden Globes wearing Faviana style #5801

Jennifer Lopez in a Faviana dress, style #6059, at the 2007 Oscars.

More recent events attended by celebrity figures have included:

Hannah Montana star Emily Osment at the 60th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, wearing Faviana style #6216

Enchanted star Amy Adams at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in Faviana style #6238.

With Faviana as one of the leading manufacturers in the fashion industry, anyone and everyone can dress like a celebrity without spending a fortune.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Short Prom Dresses

Prom is less than six months away! That may seem like ample time to find someone to go with, what to wear, plan an after party… but what about finding the perfect prom dress?

It’s never too early to start planning, and we’ve got the scoop to the anticipated fads for prom season! If you’ve been following celebrities at red carpet events towards the last half of the year, you will have noticed the distinct dress style that almost all the stars attend the events in:

Kristen Stewart at the Westwood premiere of "Twilight," 11/18/08

Actress Reese Witherspoon at the "Four Christmases" premiere in Hollywood, 11/21/08

Miley Cyrus at the "Bolt" premiere in Hollywood, 11/17/2008

That’s right: Short dresses.

You can play it safe for prom season by preparing now and putting short-style prom dresses at the top of your options list. Even the trendiest dress manufacturers, such as Jovani, Sherri Hill, and Scala, have countless varieties of short prom dresses in stock for the anticipated demand of this hot style this upcoming prom season.

Here are a couple of trendy short prom dresses definitely worth taking into consideration:

Jovani Style #10740

Sherri Hill Style #1002

Scala Style #14109

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your dream prom dress. If you start now, you won’t be left to compromise with whatever’s left on the racks in May.

Happy searching!

Friday, November 28, 2008

2008 American Music Awards (AMAs)

The 2008 American Music Awards was, without a doubt, a hallmark event of the year. With celebrities from Taylor Swift to Kanye West bagging favorite artist awards, the AMAs accurately reflected the wide scope of music admired by Americans.

The artistic abilities of the numerous celebrities present at the event were not only reflected in the songs they belted out that evening, but were also reflected in the styles they carried themselves in. Celebrity dresses, such as those worn by Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, and Rihanna show that short dresses are undoubtedly today’s trendy must-haves.

Ashley Tisdale

Colbie Calliat

Demi Lovato

Jordin Sparks, Favorite Artist and Adult Contemporary Music Award Winnder, and Leona Lewis

Dancing With the Stars celebrity, Julianne Hough

Disney's Hannah Montana star, Miley Cyrus

The Pussy Cat Dolls

Queen Latifah in a one-shoulder short dress

Rihanna _ Winner of the Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock Music, and Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music Awards

Country Singer and Winner of the Favorite Female Artist and country music Awards, Taylor Swift

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Affordable Gift Items for Special Occasions This Holiday Season

Along with the holiday season already in the air comes the spirit of giving. Despite the seemingly plummeting economy, finding affordable gift items to give at family gatherings and special occasions does not have to be a wild goose chase.

As temperatures begin to dip as the new year approaches, everybody anticipates having to strut down chilly streets in heavy coats and jackets. Many people look forward to using the clothes in their winter wardrobes, and with this in mind the challenge of finding the perfect holiday gift becomes much easier.

At Carraz Gowns our affordable holiday offerings include fashionable selections of:

• Evening Gowns (up to 70% off)
• Cocktail Dresses (originally $135, now $68)
• Sweaters ($39)
• Vintage Beaded Handbags (originally $110, now $45)
• Pashmina Shawls (originally $70, now $19)
Remember, no matter what gift you choose to give your loved ones this holiday season, what matters most is that it comes from the heart.

Wishing you the best this holiday season,

Carraz Gowns

Monday, November 24, 2008

Do You Make Sweeping Statements?

...And then, there are those times when you can't get it wrong, no matter what you do. You sweep into a room wearing a gorgeous dress that fits just right, with your makeup flawless and your 'do coiffed to perfection. You change the room just by being in it, this breathtaking version of you that seems to be made of magic and fairy dust.

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Can the right dress really do all that? Yes, the right dress, and that enchanting smile of yours. Nothing in the world quite like it! Years from now, you will clutch these memories close to your heart. In fond remembrance, you will look back to that golden time when you couldn't get it wrong, no matter what you did. And you had the world at your slippered feet.

When was the last time you made a sweeping statement? Let us know!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Do You Have a Little Black Dress?

Sherri Hill Style#S17015 Scala Style #7226

You'll know it when you see it ... the Little Black Dress that was made just for you. Whether you're short or tall, skinny or "full figured," sixteen or sixty, this dress is your wardrobe staple. It's a "magic" dress that makes you look good on bad hair days, cajoles you out of your bad mood and puts the spring back in your step.

Do you have a favorite Little Black Dress???... the one that makes you feel like a million bucks? If you do, you've made a wise investment. The price may have been steep, but its value to you is priceless! If you don't, please visit our "Cocktail Gowns" section for a sneak preview of some gorgeous little black dresses by Sherri Hill, Jovani and Scala.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Do You Dare Wear Sherry?

Not for the faint of heart … these dresses by SHERRY COUTURE are both dazzling and distinct. Each design features exquisite attention to detail, as each piece is painstakingly crafted by hand More so, each dress is breathtakingly original, as Sherry maintains a stable of designers led by senior designers Joe Dargham and Charbel Nader.

Sherry Couture is a division of NBC International. Their distribution network extends throughout the Middle East, Latin America, North America and Europe. They have been in the business for the past 15 years, and have been present in North America for the past 3 years.

Their style is inspired by different influences – Middle Eastern, European and American – and that’s what makes this line unique. Graceful, flattering silhouettes are enhanced further by unexpected prints and color combinations. Intricate beading add a refreshing originality to the dresses, each one a masterpiece in its own right.

Do you dare wear a SHERRY? View our collection of breathtaking dresses by Sherry Couture!