Today's fantasy prom is inspired by... get ready for it - Vampires! With the whole explosion of vampire franchises these days, it's hard to ignore the trend. The sexy allure of vampires and the mystique of their lifestyle cannot be denied.
Personally, I'm a big fan of Interview with the Vampire, I mean seriously... Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Christian Slater AND Antonio Banderas!!! I know everyone's into the whole Twilight craze but I guess I'm just old school that way!
You like that one? (I knew you would) So, I actually wore a red (vampire red), floor length, off the shoulder gown to MY grad. It had a big trumpet type bottom with layers of tulle that I got my heel stuck in and practically tripped and fell on my face while walking into the hall. So - this is my warning to all you prom goers: Keep it SHORT! a) You're less likely to trip and fall on your face b) you can show off your faaaabulous shoes and c) Your sassy legs will be free when you run away from the 'oh so hot' vampire trying to catch you at the end of the night!
|"Ditta" - Simone's Rose one of a kind couture dress - $325 usd|
|Christian Louboutin - Hyper Prive peep toe pumps - $964cad|
|Steve Madden - Caryssal pumps - $139.95usd|
Another fun option is to get your dress custom made! I actually had my dress made for me by a relative that was sweet enough to do it for me. I picked out a pattern and changed some of the design and... voila! I recently made the following dress for a custom client through Shrimpton. The design was picked from one of the dresses I have in stock, the client picked the color (red and black!) - I sent her a choice of swatches to choose from and.. voila! Perfect for this classic goth inspired look.
|Custom made cupcake dress - Sold|
|Click to see more pics!|
|"Hera" by Anita Quansah - Available at Shrimpton Couture - $525usd|
|Amaranthine earrings by The Glamourai - $225usd|
|Elizabeth Dupion silk and veiling bow comb - Hopelessly Devoted - $8|
|Vampira Dupion Silk bat hair comb - Hopelessly Devoted - $28usd|
Oh - I almost forgot....
Don't forget your black cat!