Top 5 classic Prom Themes

As prom is creeping up quickly behind us, it’s time to look at the top 5 most common prom themes.

Taken from About Style.com, they give us some of the most popular themes they have seen throughout prom history.

1) Under The Sea :

On a dancefloor filled with sparkling “oceans,” colorful fish, and other intricate underwater wonders, you might mistake your prom dress for a mermaid fin and start going by alter-ego Ariel.

12SPKCS12L

2) Walk of Fame :

Debuting your gorgeous dress on a red carpet will make you feel like an A-list celebrity. Cover the floor with “walk of fame” stars featuring the names of the senior class. A red carpet will complete this Hollywood-inspired prom theme.

glimmer-of-hollywood-theme-prom-kit

3) A Starry Night :

The classic romance of a celestial theme is a perennial prom favorite. Though this is an easy prom theme to pull off – simply decorate with loads of metallic stars and strands of twinkly lights – this romantic theme packs a glamorous punch. Are you sick of your date’s dance moves? Just wish upon a star.

11PKC1883

4) Hawaiian Luau :

What prom outfit wouldn’t be improved with a bright, frilly lei? Add “palm trees” and tropical flower arrangements, then ask the DJ toss on a few luau-worthy tracks – so much fun to dance to in your prom night finery.

7b1815c3ea281f5e834c737363ddc9e8

5) An Evening in Paris:

The City of Love is always popular for romantic prom themes. A faux Eiffel Tower might sound like quite an endeavor, but the effect is well worth it. Grab a few talented art student to paint the landmark, then finish off with scenic “trees” and romantic park benches.

MBB03M-One-Night-in-Paris-Budget-Prom-Theme-0001

Check out some prom inspiration boards on our Pinterest page!

Happy prom season!

Your Guide to Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day spurns all sorts of different reactions from females, and a lot of it depends on whether or not we’re single. Riding solo sucks, and not just because you don’t get a free dinner and chocolate. It’s a huge reminder that we’re still without a plus one. And the “fireworks in their eyes” couples smooching in corner booths everywhere aren’t helping. Valentine’s Day can actually be fun and something to look forward to, and it’s a friendly reminder that we’re not alone. Don’t be deceived by women who say they hate the day. Sure, it’s been blown out of proportion with all the card companies and heart-shaped chocolate boxes and that one movie with Ashton Kutcher, but there’s no woman on Earth who doesn’t like to be doted on.valentine-hearts-13

According to Men’s Health, here are 14 tips on how to impress your Valentine:

1.  Plan the Evening: Take some time to really think about what your date likes—and dislikes. Even if she drinks beer, dinner at the local sports bar probably isn’t quite the romantic scene she’s expecting. Whatever your plans, just remember to be punctual.

2. Get cleaned up: Show up with a greasy mane and at best, you can expect a handshake at the end of the date. Be sure you wash your hair to rid of product buildup and moisturize your scalp for flake-free style.

3. Shave

4. Ban Blemishes: To ensure you’re acne-free on Valentine’s Day, apply a solution containing a small amount of salicylic acid before your moisturizer. It’ll keep your pores clear without over-drying your skin.

5. Pucker up: Prep your puckers if you want more than a peck on the cheek. Not only are dry lips painful for you, but they’re just as terrible to look at for her.

6. Style your hair: tame fly aways with mousse or gel to show you care how your mane looks

7. Deodorize: don’t forget to apply deodorant!!! Don’t sweat it, you will do great!

8. Get rid of the dryness: no one likes ashy skin, so make sure to use a moisturizing cream to hydrate your skin.

9. Update your underwear: Never be caught in less-than-stellar underwear.

10. Keep it Sporty: Dark jeans and a white T-shirt are no brainers if you’re taking your date to a ball game, but you’ll stick out in a dining room. Upgrade your look to evening-appropriate attire with a sport coat

11. Button up: Wear a nice button up to show your classy and stylish

12. Stay light on your toes: wear comfortable shoes to ensure you are able to sweep her off her feet

13. Stick to the basics: leave you light washed denim at home and get a darker pair, it shows you are aware this is for your girl, not to watch the game.

14. Put a tie on it: show your date that you took the time and effort to pay attention to the details

Good luck to all, and have a great Valentines day. When in doubt, buy chocolate, lots of chocolate.

The Best of the Detroit Car Show 2015

Since 1907, over a century ago, with the exception of the World War II years, Detroit has hosted an auto show: the Detroit Auto Show. The vision and fortitude of the 1989 organizing committee, that made the show international rather than regional, as well as the efforts of Detroit area auto dealers who’ve since served on the organizing committee, the North American International Auto Show has continued to grow and has earned a top spot among auto shows around the world.

The 2015 Detroit Auto Show brought the year’s first glimpse at what our automotive future-near and far-holds.

Some of the most impressive and favored cars of the show were:

Ford GT 2016

The carbon-fiber-bodied, 600-horsepower Ford GT is basically engineered for high-speed chases down coastal highways, and showing the world you are superior to them because of the crown you have, called the Ford GT. Ford plans to introduce 12 new performance vehicles by 2020. Two others that debuted in Detroit include the F-150 Raptor and Shelby GT350R.

1421354308771_01-ford-gt

Acura NSX

This car has a  hybrid powertrain that pairs a twin-turbocharged V-6 with three electric motors, allowing computers to do all the technology things that are needed to maintain traction and thrust. Acura will begin taking orders for the limited-production hybrid super car this summer. It will reportedly have a starting price in the mid-$150,000 range.

1421354308793_08-nsx

Mercedes-Benz F 05 Concept

The self- driving car which is also known as the ‘luxury in motion’ project, made its premiere at the Detroit Auto Show, where it showcased how the future of the automobile is shifting towards becoming a private retreating space. It is a car focusing on the progression from self-propelled to the self-reliant vehicle, the luxury sedan concept is electrically driven using a system similar to the F-cell plug-in hybrid used in the 2011 ‘F 125′ research car.

1421354308797_11-mercedes

Check out some more of the future of automobiles on our Pinterest page!

Award Season Style 2015

Awards season has started! Most of us just see these award shows as a way for our favorite celebrities to gather together and win awards. Well, the underlying meaning of awards shows in fashion is that it predicts the trends for the year. From bold colors and interesting fabrics, to glitter tuxes and funky sneakers, we can see the new year’s trends already in action.

Beards were out in force on the red carpet with numerous stars from Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan to Jared Leto, all sporting fuzzy faces, rather than the traditionally more formal clean shaven look. In terms of tailoring,  it was a rather mixed affair with ordinary tuxedos mingling with more statement suits.

George Clooney, Channing Tatum and Jake Gyllenhaal all went down the standard black tux route while others including Adrien Grenier and Matt Bomer tried a slightly different angle in navy versions. Justin Theroux eschewed a bow-tie in favour of a skinny black tie whilst Eddie Redmayne opted for a velvet version.

If you want to see more of the Golden Globes Red Carpet, head out our Pinterest page to look through the creme de la creme of our favorite celebrities. Here are some pictures of this years newest styles for men:

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals rs_634x1024-150111173506-634.Adrian-Grenier-Golden-Globes-Red-Carpet-011115