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Hollywood Lends a Hand to Greenway Arts Alliance & Good Work(s) Make A Difference to Give Students a Dream Prom
Students from Los Angeles Fairfax High School Senior class of 2011 got an opportunity to live out their prom fantasies and close their high school years knowing dreams do come true.
Los Angeles, CA, May 17, 2011 --(PR.com)-- 18 deserving young ladies got to fulfill their fantasies for one evening.
Thanks to the generosity of many Hollywood donors they were able to choose from various Designer gowns, shoes, and matching accessories.
Their big day began early in the am, like movie stars preparing for award night with the perfect make-up provided by the professionals at Napoleon Perdis Hollywood, followed by the hair styling team to the stars, Juan Juan J Beverly Hills.
The ladies were greeted with cheers from their dates, family, and friends as they made a grand entrance down the Oscar stairs of the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.
After posing for photo op they were then chauffeured by American Limousine to a sumptuous pre dinner at Lisa Vanderpump’s Beverly Hills Restaurant – Villa Blanca before joining their Classmates of 2011 at the Fairfax High School Senior Prom at the Bel Air Mountain Gate Country Club.
The 18 winners came from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. The diverse cultures that make up Fairfax High School contribute to its uniqueness as a model School.
These young ladies were selected based on their scholastic achievements, Humanitarian contributions and community involvement. They also wrote compelling essays that were submitted to Greenway Arts Alliance & Good Work(s) Make a Difference.
Good Work(s) Make A Difference and Greenway Arts Alliance pooled their celebrity and Hollywood connections to make this dream project a reality.
From gowns and dresses provided by Shekhar Rahate Hollywood, Tony Bowls Paris, Caché Beverly Center, Windsor Stores, Jeff Smale & Associates to Forplay Catalog Born in Hollywood, who donated the “after party” dresses, these young ladies were overwhelmed with so many choices. “Kids in a candy store” is an apt metaphor especially when it came to the accessories and shoes that were kindly donated by Apricot Lane Downtown Disney & Apricot Lane Boutique Dallas Fort Worth, Show Stoppers, ConAir, Michael Antonio Shoes and Shiekh Shoes.
Sadly, not every graduating senior has the resources or opportunity to participate in the time honored American tradition of the senior prom. This year however, “The 2011 Dream Prom” was made a reality, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Greenway Arts Alliance, Good Work(s) Make a Difference and all of the very generous sponsors.
The young ladies' gratitude was evident as they cried and hugged their families and some of the sponsors present, posting later on their facebook and twitter pages Their personal pictures and their heartfelt thank you notes of an unforgettable day.
Good Work(s) Make a Difference is a for-profit company that supports a variety of non-profits around the world, focusing on Good causes that Make A Difference in our world today.
Greenway Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Los Angeles that unites communities through art, education and enterprise by creating a bridge between art & education. Greenway provides invaluable support for high school students and Fairfax High School as a whole, by offering activities and programs not provided for in the school budget.
If you'd like more information about this story, please contact Annette Bibbyoliver, Marketing Director of Good Work(s) Make A difference or Jazmine Aiono executive assistant to Helena Cho at 213 620 0001.
Hey Girlfriends...Just a quick intro to the new blog. I'm the Apricot Lane Denim Diva and I have taken over for the girls at Apricot Lane DFW. It's not an uprising but an evolution. I'm here to listen and to dish, so bring it on! I'll be answering any fashion questions you may have while I report on the latest trends in denim and casual apparel. Also, as I see the new merchandise arrive in the Boutiques, I will let you know where & what to get your hands on. So check back often, subscribe to the blog and let your friends know to check us out as well.
'Me' Time For Mom March 18, 2011 8:41 PM|Tagged as Mother's Day
'Me' Time for Mom Hey Girls,
As the week winds down and the Mother of all holiday weekends approaches ... don't forget to do a little something for yourself. Yes, I'm sure the lovely crafts that your little ones will bring home from school will warm your heart; and hopefully your significant other will lavish you with something extravagant. But, every Mom has in mind that little something that would make her day, whether it be a mani/pedi with her best girlfriend or just an afternoon shopping without a child in tow. Whatever it is, find the time and put it on your to-do list this week...you deserve it!
If you get that moment to yourself, stop by the boutique and treat yourself to a little 'me' time. Find a cute piece of jewelry to go with the new dress for Sunday brunch or a new pair of MissMe shorts to wear out on the patio having your Mother's Day Margarita.
Pattern Pant Trend? March 18, 2011 8:40 PM|Tagged as pattern pant
Pattern Pant Trend?
Listen up ladies,
From tailored trousers to skinny cigarette pants, to ripped jeans and leather leggings; over the past years pants have predominantly been worn in block colors. What's more, they'd become something of a basic: frequently worn as a subtle item, while attention was focused on increasingly-detailed tops, jackets, dresses, and skirts.
In 2010, pants are getting their own back. As one of the Spring 2010 fashion trends printed and patterned pants are bringing us a whole range of new wardrobe options. Stripes, florals, graphic prints and abstract shapes. Bright and bold, or subtle and sophisticated. Almost anything goes when it comes to trouser prints in 2010.
And cuts? Again, the choice is yours. Skinny or free flowing are both strong styles. Some are so relaxed they fall more under the category of loungewear. But the style we expect to see more of on the streets - at least more immediately - is a toned-down take on the harem pant, relaxed at the hips and tapered in to the ankles.
So with your favorite pair of Fidelity or MissMe denim, try adding a pair of pattern pants into your wardrobe paired with a sultry top or crop dress from Kimikal Rocks. Along with a leather, wrap bracelet you'll have a chic refresher to your summer wardrobe.
Post your comments and your pics of your stylish pattern pant outfits here and show everyone how this trend can work for every woman.
White Hot Summer Hey Girls,
During the summer this year, you want to show off your personal style and show some skin. It may be on trend, but summer is a great time to wear white... dresses, shorts, shirts, pants; any one of these articles will attract the coolness of the air, let alone showcase a your skin's, sun-kissed bronze tones. Nothing complements a great summer tan as a flirty, slubby tee or a hot pair of white denim. Throw in a pair of your favorite sandals and you're ready for an afternoon of running errands or finding a patio with an ice-cold margarita - I would opt for the latter.
For a crisp addition to your summer whites, stop by Apricot Lane and check out the selection of tops, denim and dresses...all perfect for your white hot summer.
The Perfect Short for your Body March 18, 2011 7:11 PM
Friday, June 4, 2010
The Perfect Short for Your Body
Crops or capris, bermudas or daisy-dukes... which short is best for you? When it comes to the summer staple that everyone has in their wardrobe, do you know which type of short is the best for your body type...
All Body Types = Mid-Length Short. Shorts with a mid-length leg are universally flattering. They're called different things -- walk shorts, day shorts, golf shorts, classic shorts, etc. -- but are best recognized by an inseam of about 7 or 8 inches.
Why I Love Them:Unlike knee-length shorts that cut your leg in half visually, shorter lengths make your legs look longer, while still covering problem areas like the upper thigh.
Flabby Upper Legs = Knee Length Shorts. Cover problem areas like dimpled or flabby thighs with a slim-fitting pair of shorts that hit at the knee.
Why I Love Knee-Length Shorts: Although knee-length shorts can make short legs look shorter, it's easy to balance it out with a pair of wedges for extra leg length.
Short Legs = Shorter Shorts. Lengthen shorter legs with shorts that have about a 5-inch inseam.
Why I Love Shorter Shorts: Four or 5 inch-inseam shorts are long enough to give some upper-leg coverage, but short enough to lengthen the leg.
Plus Size = Bermuda Shorts. If you've got lots of curves, a longer-cut short is the most forgiving.
Why I Love Bermuda Shorts: Curvy gals aren't the only ones who look great in a longer short. An almost knee-length short is a dressier look and is perfect for shopping, travel, even career if your workplace allows them.
Tall & Thin = Roll-Up Shorts. Break up a long, thin line with shorts that have cuffs or a roll-up feature.
Why I Love Roll-Up Shorts: You get maximum usage from shorts that have a convertible length, plus they make even stick-thin legs look curvier.
But whatever short is right for you, just remember that first and foremost they should be cool and comfortable to beat this Texas heat. Pair those shorts with a sassy pair of Yellow Box sandals from Apricot Lane and freshly pedicured toes and you're ready for those 100 degree days to come.