We're sure everyone already knows about the mix-up that happened during the Miss Universe 2015 pageant, as it was all over the news and left Miss Columbia understandably devastated. We certainly feel for Miss Columbia, and the new Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach (former Miss Philippines), does, too. She wrote a touching Facebook post on the Miss Universe Facebook page acknowledging Miss Columbia, Ariadna Gutierrez, for her amazing job throughout the pageant and pleading for peace amongst those still bickering about what happened during the pageant. Check it out below.
This year's Miss Universe pageant was quite the event! The whole pageant was full of memorable moments, but the moment that stuck out was undoubtedly the end, and it wasn't just for who was crowned the winner, but for how it happened.
Miss Columbia, Ariadna Gutierrez, was named Miss Universe 2015... but not for long. Miss Universe host Steve Harvey had a big correction to make, as he named the wrong person as Miss Universe 2015! The real winner, and our official new Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Steve was very apologetic for the response, and we totally feel for him. Check out what happened in the clip below.
It would have been quite the nite for Miss Columbia, too, as that would have meant a 2-peat since Miss Columbia 2014, Paulina Vega, won Miss America 2014 last year! Miss Philippines, Pia, was absolutely incredible all night, though, so she obviously deserves the crown. Continue reading
Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega, was finally crowned last week, and one of our favorite dress designers was of course at the forefront of the pageant providing gorgeous gowns for all of the contestants: Mac Duggal! The dress designer's latest prom styles and never-before-seen pageant gowns were on display in Miami from the red carpet, to the runway, to the Miss Universe pageant. In combination with La Casa Hermosa and AMerican Model Magazine, Mac Duggal hosted a special Miami fashion show to kick off the Miss Universe Pageant!
The event was hosted at the historic Beauville Beach Resort in Miami, a perfect place to watch such gorgeous gowns walk the runway! American Model Magazine started the evening off with a photo shoot where all of the models got to show off their Mac Duggal gowns in front of a beautiful backdrop. In the photo below, American Model Magazine models are showing off Mac Duggal 4152 (left) and Mac Duggal 65024 (right).
After the photo shoot, it was time to start walking the red carpet! On the red carpet, Miss South Florida USA, Lisa Opie interviewed Mac Duggal to learn all about what's going on in the pageant world. He spoke about the latest trends and his contribution to all things pageant! Watch the interview here:
Once the interviews were complete and the photos taken, it was finally time for the runway show to begin. The runway models showed off some of the latest Spring 2015 prom dresses, but also unveiled some brand new pageant gowns that have never been seen before. It was definitely the perfect way to get in the mood for the Miss Universe pageant!
Above is Mac Duggal 10042, a stunning lace dress that's part of Mac Duggal's Spring 2015 prom collection.
Above is Mac Duggal 85441, a floral hot shorts gown that's also part of Mac Duggal's Spring 2015 prom collection.
There were many more stunning dresses to be seen during the Mac Duggal Miami Fashion Show! To see all of the red carpet, fashion show, and photo shoot pictures, head over to Mac Duggal's Facebook page. All of the photos are in their Mac Duggal Miami Fashion Show album!
All of the hard work of the Miss Universe 2014 contestants finally came to an end this past Sunday, and our new Miss Universe has officially be crowned! Out of contestants from over 80 countries, one pageant queen was chosen: Miss Columbia Paulina Vega! Congrats, Paulina! Last year, Miss Venezuela, Gabriela Isler, took the Miss Universe crown, so for the second year in a row, the crown is being worn by a Latina.
This year's Miss Universe pageant was held in our home turf, in the USA (Miami, FL to be exact!). And, that's our very own Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, all the way to the right in the picture above. We were, of course, rooting for her, and she made it all the way to be the first runner-up! The second runner-up was Miss Ukraine, Diana Harkusha, pictured in the middle above.
But, all eyes were on Paulina for good reason. Donald Trump, who owns the pageant, said that many thought that Paulina would be the Miss Universe Pageant Queen a few weeks ago when all of the contestants first arrived in Miami. Trump said, "from the minute she walked into the building, people said, 'She's a star.'" Trump and everyone else was definitely correct!
Paulina is a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Columbia. You could tell that she definitely has the poise of a business woman from the question and answer portion of the pageant! Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek asked her what women could learn from men. She answered strongly and confidently that women can learn equality from men. Watch her response here (at the 4:15 mark):
Of course, our favorite part of the entire pageant were the gowns, though! Miss Columbia looked absolutely gorgeous in her sparkly silver deep v-neck gown. This is hands-down a look that's perfect for prom! For a sparkly look like Paulina's, go with BG Haute E01017.
It's a glamorously sexy full-length gown that features a deep v-neckline, beaded and sequined shoulder straps, a sultry open back with intersecting strap overplay, and a fitted bodice with a seductive side slit. It's a classic look with just the right amount of glam!
Did you love watching Miss Universe 2014? Who was your choice to win? Leave a comment below!
Sources: Yahoo! News, AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
Miami Fashion Week, held each year in Miami Beach, Florida is a spicy Fashion week broadcasting the most creative and passionate fashions of the resort collections to the USA, Mexico, Latin America, Canada, and Europe! Hundreds of media and social outlets meet with designers and party with the glamorous celebs and high fashion crowds for this special occasion! It just so happens that one of our fave world-renowned prom and evening wear designers, Sherri Hill lit up the stage with a runway show at this extravagant event!
Sherri Hill is no newbie to the fashion show game. After working with now competitor Jovani Fashions for 8 years, Sherri Hill started her own line in 2008. Soon after, her designs began to get name recognition in the pageant world as several top competition winners began to win in her gowns! Now, over 800 stores scattered in 30 countries sell the Sherri Hill brand and it's only getting better. Continuously dressing celebrities for the Red Carpet like Selena Gomez and Bella Thorne, The Sherri Hill Collection hit New York Fashion Week's 2011 runway with Kendall Jenner walking for the show, as well as other big names. The Spring 2013 Spring Collection featured Kendall and Kylie Jenner walking the New York Fashion Week show, as well as Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza!
At MFW 2014, Sherri featured her contemporary designs with a twist for the resort 2014 collection and it was perfection as always! One of the fabulous models walking for Sherri Hill was Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler! She was beautiful and sparkled down the runway like the diamond that she is!
The next complete Sherri Hill collection will be featured on her website June 2nd, and we can't wait to see what she has in store for Homecoming and Fall! Are you excited? What was you favorite Sherri Hill dress this season?
With Christmas and Kwanzaa finally here, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving passed, and New Year's on its way, we wanted to wish all of our Roo Girls a very Happy Holidays from Rissy Roo's! We hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe holiday season with family and friends! Most importantly, in true Roo spirit, we hope everyone is having and has had a very PINK Holiday!
To celebrate, we have two fun videos for you to watch from two of our favorite dress designers: Jovani and Sherri Hill. They put such cute little videos together to wish everyone Happy Holidays, that we wanted to make sure to share them with you.
Jovani & Victoria's Secret Holiday Video
We especially love Jovani's because it was put together by Victoria's Secret featuring the VS Angels! Could you think of a better mash-up than Victoria's Secret and Jovani?? We sure can't! All of the Angels are wearing beautiful Jovani dresses, all in white. They truly do look like angels the stunning white Jovani dresses! Watch the Jovani and Victoria's Secret Holiday video here:
Sherri Hill & Miss Universe Holiday Video
Sherri Hill's Holiday video is definitely just as cute, though! They teamed up with the Miss Universe Organization for theirs, and it features Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler! Here's the video:
Will you be dressing up for the Holidays? Let us know what type of parties you will be attending and what you'll be wearing by leaving a comment below. And, we know New Year's Eve is the biggest dress-up night of the season, so if you're stuck on what to wear, check out our "Choosing the Perfect New Years Eve Outfit" and "New Years Eve Dress Ideas" blog posts for ideas on putting the perfect outfit together!
And the Miss Universe crown goes to... Miss Venezuela, Gabriela Isler! The Miss Universe 2013 pageant was held Saturday night at Moscow's Crocus City Hall, and the crown was passed on to the beautiful Gabriela. Miss Universe 2012 was our very own Miss USA Olivia Culpo, so we're sad that the USA will no longer be representing Miss Universe for the next year, but so happy that Olivia is being succeeded by such an amazing woman!
This was the 62nd Annual Competition of the Miss Universe Pageant, and Gabriela had quite the competition this year! She beat out contestants from 85 other countries to take the crown home, which is Venezuela's 7th Miss Universe win. Gabriela is 25 years old and works as an anchor for Venezuela's Venevision television. Her broadcast experience definitely showed through during the competition last night, and we're sure will continue to serve her well during her one-year stint at Miss Universe.
Gabriela definitely had all eyes on her throughout the night, from the costume competition to the swimsuit competition. But, we absolutely loved the silver sparkly gown that she wore as she accepted her crown. If you love the look as much as we do, it's one that you can wear to Prom or your next pageantM! Primavera style 9696 is a dress for the new Prom 2014 year that's so close to Gabriela's. It's an intricately designed ultra-feminine long sleeve gown with a sexy plunging neckline and accessorized with diamonte broche. It's sure to be having you look like a queen all night long, just like Gabriela!
What's next on Gabriela's list? She was already seen modeling in a jewel-studded swimsuit that's valued at $1 million. The Yamamay Million Dollar Swimsuit made as a special surprise for the Miss Universe winner, and it definitely looked perfect on Gabriela!
Congrats, Gabriela! We can't wait to see what's to come from you this year!
Source: LA Times, Huffington Post, AP, Inquirer
New York Fashion Week 2013 is here, and who's one of our favorite designers showing of their new collection? Sherri Hill, of course! The dress designer showed off her new Spring 2014 collection for the upcoming Prom Season, and we are so in love with all of the new styles! Check out some of the highlights from the show below, and stay tuned for when the dresses arrive at RissyRoos.com!
Above is the dress designer herself, Sherri Hill, with Donald Trump before the fashion show started.
Before the show started, everyone was walking the red carpet, of course. One of the most anticipated guests of the night were the Robertson's from reality TV show Duck Dynasty. The Robertson's sat in the front row so that they could see Sadie walk the runway for her new "Sadie Robertson Live Original" collection with Sherri Hill!
Another celebrity that walked the Sherri Hill runway was Olivia Culpo, Miss USA and Miss Universe 2012. In the above photo, she's getting all dolled up behind the scenes before the show.
And, here's Olivia after the show with her boyfriend, Nick Jonas. They look amazing together! Olivia is wearing a new dress from the upcoming Spring 2014 line, but this lace and corset style is one that Sherri Hill already has a few other dresses in! If you want to rock the style for Homecoming, we love Sherri Hill 21143 and Sherri Hill 21157. Or, click here to shop all short lace Sherri Hill dresses.
If you missed the live stream on Monday night, you can watch the full runway fashion show by going to www.sherrihill.com. We're hope you're as excited for the new dresses (and Prom Season!) as we are!