MISSFLORIDA TEEN USA 2009 TOP FIVE FINALISTS - GOWNS ALL AVAILABLE AT LA CASA HERMOSA
Robin Fleming, La Casa Hermosa quoted in Seventeen - first rule be true to yourself. Pageant contestants sometimes only have a few minutes to get ready in between rehearsals, interviews with judges and photo opps, not the usual hours you would expect them to have, so they have to get it right! Seventeen got the scoop from the pros and competitors alike at the Teen Miss USA pageanton how to always look your best. First, you have to pick the perfect dress. "The rule of thumb is always be true to yourself," says Robin Fleming, a style consultant and owner of La Casa Hermosain Florida (she's been dressing contestants for years and even gave away an evening gown to every girl that participated in the Miss Teen Fantasy Camp!).
"Imitation may be the best form of flattery, but it's not the winning look. It's just you trying to be someone else. We're always looking for a very personal angle in putting someone together. Also, discover your body type, and refuse to buy garments that do not flatter your figure." Jessica Nowlin, Miss D.C. picked a dress that suits one of her interests. "I'm fascinated with mermaids," she explains. "My evening gown reminds me of The Little Mermaid. It's flowy — it's almost like the ocean is following behind me." Don't go overboard with accessories, warns Robin, who recommends picking only one or two bold items. "I think the bigger the better, but less is more."
From fuchsia to wild orchid to cotton candy, the psychology of pink power is a FEEL GOOD. Wikipedia actually ascribes all the following characteristics to pink - it symbolizes spring, gratitude, appreciation, admiration, sympathy, socialism, feminity, health, love, romance, joy, flirtatiousness, innocence and child-like. See Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren circa 1999.
All hail the 'return of investment dressing'. If you don't want to be a conspicuous consumer during these down times (bad bad bad) you can selectively acquire an expensive item while explaining to all your friends that you bought it because it will last a lifetime (good good good) for now anyway. Go green by recycling the investment dressing concept for the new recession. Safer than the stock market.