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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Date Dressing:In Character is On Target

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion. -Scott Adams This is not to say that your chances of getting a winning date are equivalent to that of winning the lottery.  But sometimes it can seem [Read More…]

Should You Bring Him Flowers on the First Date?

Absolutely!  Especially when they come in the form of a spirited print! First of all the stores are crawling with DRESSES!  A great time to pick a few up to have on hand (because next season there may be none around!) From brights to pastels it’s all fair game.  All over prints, or engineered like [Read More…]

Breast Blessed

Dear Luke, I’m starting to date after being off the market for over ten years.  I’ve gotten a lot of action off of my Match.com profile and have set up my first date.  I like my body and I’m very curvy with a healthy bust.  My question is:  How much cleavage is appropriate to show [Read More…]

Spring Into Dating by Easing Into a Fresh Look

Spring is here.  The sap is stirring in the trees, bulbs are popping (in California anyway)–every plant known to man is putting out some form of pollen.  I exhort you, through my haze of antihistamines, to get with the season with some light to heavy dating.  Nature is on your side, so why not?! There [Read More…]

Be an Original in an Original

Modern prom dresses aren’t the only way to go for prom. With so many dresses looking like they’re from the 80’s why not head to your local vintage shop for a fabulous find. And don’t stop there!   Check out your consignment, thrift stores and don’t forget your mother’s/aunt’s closet. Don’t be turned off if it [Read More…]

Make-up, Don’t Break-Up

Nothing can bring a good dress down like a last minute makeup disaster.  With a little planning, you can preserve your sanity and keep Prom-zilla in her cage. Make-up is a crucial aspect to completing the perfect look. Thanks to Youtube tutorials and DIY make-up tips are legion and extremely easy to follow. For face-time [Read More…]

Red Carpet To Your Closet

During awards season we all oooh and ahh at the fabulous gowns our favorite celebrities are wearing. Then we take a moment and imagine ourselves in their shoes, we process the moment, and the reality sinks in that we’ll never be able to afford the stunning gown. But don’t despair, because you can! Well, a [Read More…]

Spring Formal

Spring!  When a young girl’s fancy turns to…proms!  This week Secrets of the Red Carpet looks at all things prom, cocktail, semi-formal, formal and generally fancy. From the simply outrageous…   To some Little Black Magic… To the accessories that will make that siren dress sing… Plus tips on the Inside Job of Prom Glamour [Read More…]

Fashion Uproar

The dawn of the flapper caused an uproar in fashion that was as drastic as it was shocking.   Women were inspired to cut their hair, lose the corsets, and wear garments that allowed them to move freely. The flapper era focused on the details in the design and encouraged women worldwide to take risks in [Read More…]

Fabulous Vintage Flare

Accessories are an easy to way dramatize any outfit. Whether it’s costume jewelry or couture, great pieces are hard to resist. And though eye wear like this isn’t practical it does offer a fabulous vintage flare.  All you need is radar and you’re all set. Also! Check out Nip Tuck’s Roma Maffia shares dressing room [Read More…]