Friday, January 14, 2011

Prom Time!

Hi all!

My niece's prom is this May and I cannot stop thinking about it! lmao.. as if it were my own prom, sheesh! She's asked me to find a dress for her and I'm going mad searching for the perfect one. I just recently spoke at her high school for career day so everyone knows I'm a fashion stylist and if she looks like someone that belongs on Mr. Blackwell's worst dressed list, guess who will be to blame?? so the pressure is on!

This is me, circa 1992. It was the time of Melanie Griffth's Working Girl and its hit song "Lady in Red." And who can forget Julia Roberts' long luscious, wild red locks and her gorgeous climactic red gown at the opera in Pretty Woman. My look was inspired by both.  When girls were wearing long, fancy, satin dresses, my mom came to me with this ultra sexy red little number. It was perfect!

Photo 21

Looking back to my prom I thought, thank goodness it wasn't an "omg! what was I thinking?!" moment and I want to have my niece feel the same way. I came across, what I think, is quite a superb dress..its by Jovani and I foud it on To me its giving me Marchesa meets Givenchy...but then again, am I crazy? Can this dress go totally wrong? 

Screen shot 2011-01-15 at 12.32.15 AM
What do you guys think?

PS: my prom date was not my bf, I didn't have one so my gf set me up with a blind date, Danny I think is his name, wonder where he is today? lol


Gisela & Maury


  1. I love you red lace prom dress such a different choice and I think your neice will love the dress you have chosen for her it is golden globes or SAG worthy!

  2. I love the dress you selected for your niece! And your date was cute, although you didn't look as if you were feeling him very much!

  3. Gisela,
    You reminded me of Mariah Carey when she first came out. About the dress, maybe removing the black tulle will make it more classic and streamlined(although it does give it a more unique look)? Like your prom matter what time past or future it worked/works!
    xoxo..missing you!

  4. i think your prom dress looks lovely and the one you want for your niece is just gorgeous!

  5. It's probably a girl thing, but prom night often seems to be the most important night of your life. And nothing would make or break the evening quite like the dress. Super like the prom dress you've chosen for your niece. It's gorgeous.

  6. I don't think your 90s prom dress is a disaster. I think it's an awesome look. Julia Roberts is my style icon as well.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover