Eagles Linebacker Emmanuel Acho Takes Fan To Prom

Celebrity promposals have become quite the trend lately, and we have a new one to share with you! This past January, Instagram and Twitter user Hannah Delmonte asked Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho if she could take him to her prom. She asked with the stipulation of receiving 2,000 retweets, but the Eagle football player countered saying that 10,000 retweets would be the price to make her “the happiest girl alive.” Well, Hannah’s a determined girl and she did not let 8,000 more retweets get in her way!

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In case you couldn’t tell from the photos, Hannah did it! Not only did she get 10,000 retweets, she made it to over 13,000 retweets! So, Emmanuel said “YES” to Hannah’s promposal, went tux shopping, and surprised his fan at her high school with a custom Eagles jersey as a prom present. The jersey had the number 15 on it, “PROM” written on the back, and was signed by Emmanuel with a special note. So cute!

If you haven’t yet make sure to peruse through the photos above. You can also see CBS Sports’ recap of promposal here:


The Eagles linebacker definitely made Hannah’s perfect prom night (and day) come true! We definitely think this Emmanuel Acho prom-posal is one for the books. It’s always so impressive to see celebrities taking time (and money) out of their busy schedules to go to prom with some of their most die hard fans. Even with how popular celebrity promposals have gotten, it still surprises us every time we hear about one. Emmanuel has proven to be yet another celebrity we’re adding to our all-time favorite list of celebs here at Rissy Roo’s! If you could take any celebrity to prom, who would you take? Leave a comment below and share with us!

Sources: Imgur, CBS Sports

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Inside Edition: How To Find Oscar Gowns on the Rack

We’re not the only ones (still) obsessing over all of the gorgeous Oscar gowns and how we can easily get these celebrity looks for our own formal and semi-formal events! The whole internet is abuzz talking about their favorite red carpet looks, with one of the most recent news outlets talking about how to get Oscar gowns being CBS’ show Inside Edition. In the below video, Inside Edition takes you through their favorite 87th Academy Awards looks and how you can get a much cheaper, but just as pretty dress for your own parties.

Recognize the dresses in the video? They’re all dresses we have at Rissy Roo’s from some of our favorite designers! Since they didn’t mention the dress style numbers, we’re here to help. Check out which dresses are featured below.

1. Get Jennifer Lopez’s Oscars Dress with Mori Lee 97092

Mori Lee 97092

While this is the only dress that we don’t have the exact version that’s mentioned in the video, since it’s a bridal dress, we do have the prom dress version: Paparazzi by Mori Lee 97092. It’s a crystal beaded evening gown with a sheer beaded back and flowy chiffon skirt. At only $398, it’s not only cheaper than Jennifer Lopez’s $22,000 dress, but also less than the $900 bridal version!

2. Get Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars Dress with La Femme 20147

La Femme 20147

Lupita Nyong’o were a unique all pearls Calvin Klein dress that cost $10,000. Get her beautiful pearl look with La Femme 20147. It’s an elaborate halter mermaid gown with a layered tulle skirt. The body of the dress is nude lining covered by white lace. Pearls and iridescent stones adorn the neckline and are scattered throughout the dress. At only $450, it certainly beats Lupita’s $10,000 price tag!

3. Get Rosamund Pike’s Oscars Dress with Mori Lee 97112

Paparazzi by Mori Lee 97112

We loved the scalloped accents of Rosamund Pike’s Academy Awards dress! Inside Edition’s interpretation of the Gone Girl actress’ dress at a much more affordable price was Paparazzi by Mori Lee 97112.  It’s a stretch lace on shoulder gown with scattered beading accents and a front slit. At only $430, we couldn’t agree more with Inside Edition that this dress is as equally as stunning as Rosamund’s $53,000 Oscars dress.

4. Get Dakota Johnson’s Oscars Dress with La Femme 21011

La Femme 21011

It’s all about that stand-out one shoulder with Dakota Johnson’s red carpet look! Capture her look with La Femme 21011. It’s a unique one shoulder net jersey dress with a sweetheart neckline. The bodice is gathered and features sheet cutouts adorned with rhinestones. The strap is sheer net embellished with rhinestones, as well. Dakota’s scarlet dress was $30,000, but this La Femme dress is only $350!

5. Get Jennifer Aniston’s Oscars Dress with Scala 48421

Scala 48421

Last, but certainly not least, is Jennifer Aniston’s Academy Awards 2015 dress. Get this Oscars look with Scala 48421, a beautifully beaded $358 dress that’s just as stunning as Jennifer’s $40,000 dress.

Looking for more Oscars inspiration for your prom look? Don’t forget to check out our other Academy Awards articles: Mac Duggal at the Oscars our own Oscars 2015 Best Dressed.

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Mac Duggal Makes His Oscars Debut

The 87th Academy Awards wasn’t all about the film stars. This year’s awards ceremony was also about one of our favorite dress designers: Mac Duggal. The dress designer himself walked the red carpet in style at one of the hottest parties of the night, the Annual Warner Brothers Mansion Oscar Viewing Party. Not only did he dress some of the hottest stars of the night, but he was also there to walk the red carpet with his wife.

Mac Duggal and His Wife at the Oscars Viewing Party

Mac Duggal and His Wife at the Oscars Viewing Party

That’s not the only reason the 87th Annual Academy Awards were all about Mac Duggal, though. Many of the celebrities at the Oscars were wearing his dresses! The 2014 Academy Awards were undoubtedly completely transformed by his glorious designs and elegant styles. Check out some of the celebrities that wore Mac Duggal on the Oscars red carpet below.

Keltie Knight

Keltie Knight Mac Duggal 40380A

Hosting the Oscars red carpet for The Insider, Keltie Knight looks amazing in Mac Duggal style 40380. In such striking colors of red and black, it’s no wonder that this long prom dress is a red carpet gem!

Keltie Knight in Mac Duggal 40380

A modest bateau neckline features an intricate design of silver embellishments. AB stones and silver sequins sparkle along the front and then trim the open back. The complex detailing of stones resembles both a sophisticated and classic designing fit for royalty. A sheer illusion bodice leads into a stretch jersey skirt and high leg slit on the side. Style 40380 a front to back gorgeous look!

Lil Kim

Lil Kim in Mac Duggal 10037 at the Academy Awards

Lil Kim looked absolutely stunning in Mac Duggal style 10037 at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party. Taking note from the hottest couture styles on the runway, this designer prom dress is everything you can dream of! With a high fashion look and gorgeous embellishments of crystals and AB stones, you’ll be camera read on prom night, just like Lil Kim was at the Oscars.

Lil Kim with Miley Cyrus and Dita Von Teese at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party

Lil Kim in her gorgeous Mac Duggal gown with Miley Cyrus and Dita Von Tesse at the 23rd Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party.

Joslyn Davis

Joslyn Davis in Mac Duggal 4037

Getting ready for her ClevverTeVe Oscars Recap, Joslyn Davis looked gorgeous in Mac Duggal style 4037! This edgy Mac Duggal dress has sparkling sequins that glimmer from the v-neckline down to the bottom. Lightly gracing the straps and the back, sheer illusion material is speckled with more sequins. More sheer illusion paneling is revealed along the sides with light amounts of sequins for an added touch of sparkle. We love this look for an after prom, homecoming, or New Year’s Eve dress!

Want to see more 87th Academy Awards looks? Don’t forget to check out our Oscars 2015 Best Dressed post!

Source: Mac Duggal

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Oscars 2015 Best Dressed + Get Their Looks For Prom!

The 2015 Awards Season continues, and we’re still obsessing over all of the red carpet looks! Last night was the 87th Academy Awards and it was certainly a night to remember. The show was amazing, but of course our eyes were on the red carpet pre-show. Check out our picks for Oscars 2015 best dressed below, plus how you can get these totally gorgeous looks for Prom 2015!

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Oscars 2015 Best Dressed

Actress Scarlett Johansson looks amazing in everything she wears. So, we were of course expecting to love her look. But, Scarlett stunned all on this years Oscars red carpet with a totally new hairdo! Scarlett was first spotted preparing as a presenter at Oscars rehearsals on Thursday in a pixe cut (with no makeup!), so we already knew that surprise was coming. But, her slicked back pixie cut hair and bold green dress and statement necklace wowed everyone. She must be all about surprises lately, between becoming a new mom (she welcomed daughter Rose in September), cutting off her hair for a pixie cut, and rocking such a bold Oscars look. We’re loving it!

Rachel Allan 6864

To get Scarlett Johansson’s Oscars 2015 look for prom, go with Rachel Allan 6864. It’s a fitted jersey knit with bead work around the neck and an open back. It’s a great way to rock green and get Scarlett’s statement halter top look.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Oscars 2015 Best Dressed

Musician Jennifer Lopez has always been paving the way in the fashion world. At this year’s Academy Awards, she went with such an elegant ball gown with the perfect infusion of sexy. The sparkly gold gown was so gorgeous and had her looking like a princess! The deep v-neck on the dress has been a small point of controversy as to whether or not it was a little too low, but we think it’s a perfect contrast to an otherwise elegant gown.

Tony Bowls 113513

To get a sparkly gold ball gown look like Jennifer, go with Tony Bowls 113513. It’s a strapless sequin prom dress with crystal accents on a sweetheart neckline and waist and a full skirt.

Jasz Couture 4980

For a deep v-neck look on a gold dress, go with Jasz Couture 4980. It’s a long beaded chiffon gown with a v-neckline, beaded details, and cap sleeves.

Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa Oscars 2015 Best Dressed

Talk show host Kelly Ripa always looks so cute and chic, and the 2015 Academy Awards was no exception. She’s all about fashion forward looks, and with black being such a popular prom dress color this year, we were excited to see her in a stunning black ball gown. The sparkles add just the right amount of fun to a classic look, and the long train was so beautiful.

Sherri Hill 32084

To get just the right amount of sparkle and a beautiful train like Kelly’s dress, we love Sherri Hill 32084. It’s a fierce and fabulous ball gown with a strapless sweetheart beaded bodice and long flowing satin ball gown skirt. If you love Kelly’s look, but want to peruse other dresses, there are so many black ball gowns available for Prom 2015! So, just click the link in the previous sentence or do some searching on RissyRoos.com.

Who was your celebrity pick for Oscars 2015 Best Dressed? Leave a comment!

Sources: HollywoodLife.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Getty Images

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A So Adorbs Robin Williams and Ben Stiller Prom-posal!

Robin Williams passed away on August 11th, and we still miss him so much. He brought an unprecedented amount of joy and laughter to this world that nobody will ever forget. From more serious movies like Good Will Hunting and Bicentennial Man, to laugh-out-loud funny movies like The Birdcage, to kids’ favorites like Hook and Night at the Museum, Robin had an amazing talent and personality that will always stay in the hearts of his fans.

Even with everything the late comedian did, two words that we never thought we’d hear in the same sentence were ‘Robin Williams’ and ‘prom,’ but the actor managed to have some prom fun during one of the last movies he filmed, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb…and with another famous comedian, too… Ben Stiller! Skyler Gisondo, who plays the son of Ben Stiller’s character in the film, was a senior in high school at the time that the film was being shot. Even though he was away from home filming Night at the Museum, he still was planning to go to prom and had a special person in mind that he wanted to ask to be his date. So, he asked his co-stars Robin Williams and Ben Stiller to give him a hand with a prom proposal! The two stars not only agreed to help Skyler in his promposal quest, but they had quite the enthusiasm to share!

“All morning, Robin was pitching more ideas,” Skyler told The Hollywood Reporter. “He was saying, ‘Can I say this? Would it be appropriate to say this?’ You’re Robin Williams. You can say whatever you want! It turned into this three-minute, ridiculous thing. A prom-posal. I realized that was the most awesome three minutes of my life and I’ve accepted it will go downhill from there.”

In the super cute video, which you can watch above, Robin and Ben advertise all of the great ‘benefits’ of dating Skyler, and even pretend to have a whole special performance ready to go for the potential date’s (Hilary’s) pleasure.

This all happened back in May, but the video is timeless for so many reasons, and shows how great (and funny) of people both Robin and Ben are. In his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Skyler even said that his time working with Robin was “invaluable.”

“Robin was the bottomless reservoir of kindless and hilarity,” Skyler told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was just so special to work so closely with this guy whose movies I’ve grown up with and watch his preparedness and his kindness.”

Most importantly: the Robin Williams Ben Stiller Prom-posal totally worked and landed Skyler the prom date with Hilary!

We hope you enjoy the video as much as we did, and that perhaps it gives you some inspiration for your own promposal! Rest in peace, Robin – you continue to bring us so much joy.

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Paris Hilton’s amFAR New York Gala Dress

Just last week on February 11th, the sold-out black tie amFAR New York Gala was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, and so many celebrities were at the event in support of AIDS research. The gala kicked off New York Fashion Week, so there were so many leaders of the fashion community in attendance, with one of our favorite fashion-forward celebs that walked the red carpet being Paris Hilton! While Paris is known for her risque looks, she showed class and style walking the amFAR gala red carpet in an elegantly embellished dress that we’re obsessing over.

Paris Hilton amFAR New York Gala

The black dress that Paris wore featured a high illusion neckline and illusion mid section, thigh high slit, and beautiful beading throughout. We’re especially loving this look because dress designer Mac Duggal makes two looks that are exactly like Paris’… and perfect for prom!

Mac Duggal 1903

To get the traditional dress look that Paris Hilton wore to the amFAR gala, go with Mac Duggal style 1903. It’s a floor length evening gown that’s all about elegance and grace combined with show-stopping style, just like Paris’ dress. The beaded dress features a high illusion neckline, cap sleeves, and a slit in the skirt. The bodice is delicately covered with a sheer overlay, allowing for just the right amount of skin to peek through, and the a-line double stretch knit jersey skit hugs your curves perfectly. It’s shown in Black above, but it also comes in colors Ice Pink and Ivory.

Mac Duggal 1947

To rock Paris’ look in a more non-traditional manor, go for the jumpsuit version of style 1903: Mac Duggal style 1947! This pant suit features a stretch jersey knit material that will hug your curves just as perfectly as the dress version, and is so comfortable! It features the same high neckline and waist illusion paneling and embellishments throughout.

In case you’ve never heard of amFAR before, it’s the American Foundation for AIDS Research. They hold a gala annually to help raise money for its cause, and this year’s gala raised over $2 million for their AIDS research programs. Pretty amazing! This is its 17th year running, and other guests included Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Chelsea Clinton, and Karlie Kloss (plus many more).

Sources: amFAR & Broadwayworld.com

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Shop Our Presidents Day Sale!

Happy Presidents’ Day 2015! A three day long weekend means one very important thing: one extra day of shopping! And, with the Prom 2015 Season here, having extra days to shop are super important in finding that perfect prom dress. So, we just wanted to post a Roo Reminder that today is the final day of our Presidents Day Sale on Sale.

Presidents Day Sale on Sale

Just use code “HEARTPROM” at check-out to take an extra 10% off all sale dresses through the end of today. So, get shopping to find your perfect prom dress at an incredible price!

If you love the dress above, it’s La Femme 19713, an elegant fitted lace gown with a gathered chiffon bodice and a side slit. It was originally $498, but is now only $288. Plus, take an additional 10% off through the end of today!

Happy shopping!

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Congrats to our 2015 Rissy Roo’s Valentine (Pinterest Contest Winner)!

Congratulations to Bailey W., winner of our 2015 Be Our Valentine Pinterest Contest!

Be Our Valentine Pin to Win Contest Winner:: Bailey W!

To start off the Prom 2015 season, we held a Be Our Valentine Pin to Win Contest, and so many girls made beautiful Pinterest boards showing how excited they are for Prom 2015 and what they’re crushing on from RissyRoos.com. Over the past month, Rissy Roo’s Pinterest fans showed us how they were getting ready for prom by creating a “What I’m Crushing on From RissyRoos.com” Pinterest board and showing us their favorite Rissy Roo’s dresses for their upcoming prom. Entrants had to pin their favorite prom styles from RissyRoos.com, which included everything from dresses to shoes to purses and jewelry.

Girls were judged on boards that had a combination of the most followers, pin the most images from www.RissyRoos.com, and that Rissy Roo’s felt were the most creative in depicting their excitement for prom through images on www.RissyRoos.com.

With 30+ entries, there were so many fabulous pinterest boards! But, Bailey’s board blew everyone at Rissy Roo’s away with her creativity! She color coordinated her board, and used cute pictures to accompany her pins from RissyRoo.com and show just how excited she was for prom. Congrats again, Bailey!

Bailey chose Clarisse 2565 as her prize. It’s a strapless mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and exquisite bead design throughout. Best  yet, the red color she chose couldn’t have been more perfect for a surprise Valentine’s Day present!

Thank you to all of the participants for creating such beautiful Pinterest boards! Stay connected to us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to learn about future contests and giveaways.

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Our Valentine to You: A Presidents’ Day Prom BLOWOUT!

It’s a long weekend of love and shopping, because Valentine’s Day is here tomorrow, and President’s Day is here on Monday! So, to help get your weekend started off in the right direction, we have a special valentine for you: a Presidents’ Day Prom Blowout Sale!

Presidents' Day Prom Blowout

From today through Monday, February 16th take an extra 10% off all of our sale dresses! All you have to do is enter the code “HeartProm” at checkout.

With the Prom 2015 Season officially here, Presidents’ Day Weekend is a perfect time to go prom dress shopping…because, who doesn’t want an extra day to go shopping?! So, we hope everyone has a fun time shopping our Presidents’ Day Sale! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or want some pointers on finding your perfect prom dress.

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FINAL DAY to Enter our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Contest!

Valentine’s Day is only days away, which means that the final day to enter our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Contest is finally here! You have until the end of today to create your “What I’m Crushing On From RissyRoos.com” Pinterest board, pin what you’re loving from RissyRoos.com, and fill out the Entry Form for a chance to win your prom dress for free!

Valentine's Day Pinterest Contest

Make sure to read all of the instructions on the official contest page so that you don’t miss a step. All of the boards have been amazing so far, and we can’t wait to see what more you have to pin! It’s always fun to see what our Roo Girls love from our site! Keep up with the pinning and good luck! We’ll be announcing the winner right here on our blog and on our Facebook page on Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 14th, so keep a look-out.

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