The beautiful and talented women of the Miss America 2013 pageant each have their own unique sense of style. The Top 5 contenders took a few fashion-forward risks with their formal gown choices, with daring cutouts and modern details. Read on to see how you can channel your favorite beauty queen by picking a gown inspired by the Miss America 2013 contestants:
Unique Vintage offers Prom Dresses for any style! Our huge selection of Prom Dresses ranges from cocktail gowns to dazzling evening gowns and is available in any color or size you little heart desires! Our Unique Vintage Inspired designs are sure to be a show stopper on your special night!
If you happened to catch the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, then you know that the real winners of the night were all those fabulous gowns that rocked the red carpet. Sure, the Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars' performances were riveting, but c'mon...did you see Taylor Swift's white Grecian style gown...or Jennifer Lopez's dark leggy satin number? If you could just bottle up that style and make it your own this prom, how great would that be? Thanks to this handy Grammy Inspired Prom Dress Guide, now all you have to do is pick your favorite look and be the real rock star of your prom!
Back to Taylor Swift's white hot J. Mendel gown...you can strut your own siren style (for a lot less $) with this beautiful white 1930's style Grecian Silver Beaded Gown here:
If there’s one occasion in your lifetime that deserves an absolutely perfect dress, it’s prom, hands down. Prom night is the greatest excuse for any girl to glam it up. It can also be a great excuse to break the bank, but it certainly doesn’t have to, with one of our affordable prom dresses under $200! Whether you want to evoke an Old Hollywood siren, Cinderella at the ball or an edgy yet chic Rock star, UniqueVintage.com can help you look like a million bucks—without dipping into your savings.
For a dress that’s big on style but small on price, UniqueVintage.com has literally hundreds of budget-worthy options all under $200. With a savings like that, you can still afford the perfect accessories, a pair of killer shoes, and even splurge on a pampering mani/pedi. Check out these options below:
Old Hollywood Glam Affordable Prom Dresses Under $200
Stunning Silver Sequined Mermaid Gown; $156. This is a gorgeous dress with a mermaid skirt and a fitted sweetheart strapless neckline. Covered in silver cascading sequins, it will sparkle just like you. Wear it to prom and be talk of the night in this stunning dress.
Prom can of course be defined by a lot of options: hair up or down? How dramatic of a cat-eye is too much? Is it ever too early for “Spanx?” Before you start your coin-flipping, perhaps we should start with the dress. A Short Prom Dress not only lets the party know you have arrived, but so have your fabulous legs. With the right accessories, a touch of makeup and a curling iron, you’ll soon be ready to stun in a short prom dress this season.
Holidays, both big and small, have a tendency to become this “incredible hulk” the sooner they approach. Much like Christmas, the build up to a single day is almost hilarious. There are hours worth of work and millions of dollars spent in advertising, for what? The next thing you know, you are standing in line at the mall trying to exchange a sweater that fits like a couch cover and you still have glitter in your hair from the “festive” wrapping paper.
This week, I have heard nothing but people’s “plans.” Romantic carriage rides through parks, 8 course dinners at “Le Something French” and the plethora of other predictable Valentine’s Day ideas. I saw a man buying a teddy bear tied to a bunch of balloons by its neck. I saw a woman holding two cards in Target debating between them as though she were Sophie, and this was obviously her choice. No part of me felt left out; no part of me felt jealous. I see people with a good looking sandwich? Jealous. I see someone with a dozen overpriced roses and a box of those “crumbles like crack rocks” heart shaped candy? Run.
It’s not to say I’ve developed a “lactose intolerant” reaction to this type of affection, but I come from the school of thought as follows: travel the road less followed, and make sure to do it in sensible shoes. Love, or emotions like it, should never be forced. It’s not something you impulse by up at the register at CVS. It’s not US Weekly or gum. Much like Christmas, it’s really not about what is inside the box. So go forth with your Chinese take-out and your Burritos. Have tacky margaritas in obnoxious glasses and maybe get up and sing Karaoke. Love isn’t about putting on a tie or Spanx and sitting through a meal. Love is sharing a day like any other with the person you feel most at home with. And if you find that person, then that is a holiday worth celebrating every day you can.
So I look forward to February 15th. It’s just another day, just like the day before it.
The test of a truly great movie is its ability to connect with its audience. To speak to an audience intimately, rather than preach to them like a congregation, makes it entirely enjoyable for all parties involved. In Simon Curtis’ directorial debut "My Week With Marilyn", the film is presented not as a biopic, but rather a look at one week in the life of the incomparable Marilyn Monroe as she works on the film “The Prince and the Showgirl.”
The film is told through the young, fresh eyes of Eddie Redmayne’s character Colin Clark; a young stagehand who will do anything to be a part of the film industry. After receiving the position of 3rd director, which is essentially the right hand to Sir Laurence Olivier, he finds himself enthralled and wrapped around Ms. Monroe’s finger, much like the rest of the world at the time.
Set in mid-fifties England, the film is a luscious homage to the period, as well as Marilyn herself. Played masterfully by Michelle Williams, the role is taken to another level, in which Williams is playing Norma Jeane, who is playing Marilyn Monroe. The multitude of personalities creates a lush portrayal of who Marilyn Monroe was, and the woman who played her.
The characters are only enhanced by the skillful costume work of Jill Taylor. The period is depicted against the moody, foggy backdrop of rural England; a cool canvas in which Marilyn is propped against. From effervescent, body hugging looks; to over coats and headscarves, the film is fully brought to life by way of costumes.
"My Week With Marilyn" is an Oscar worthy piece that takes a look at the woman we all knew so well on-screen, and the real woman who played her; a woman we never thought we’d come to know.
-Stan Salas, Customer Service Connoisseur and Contributing Blogger