The 2014 VMAs Nominees Are Here!

One of the most popular award shows is just around the corner, but it isn’t the one where big speeches are made and tears are shed. Instead, it is the show of laughs and fun, and where coveted trophies of “Moonmen” are given out. Yes, the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will be on August 24th, and the nominees have officially been announced! This year’s nominees include some awesome collaborations, as well as your favorite and pretty expected musicians! We are hoping the show will be a blast, but as far as the nominees go, there are no major surprises, just super hits!

The 2014 VMAs nominees for Best Video of the Year include Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX for “Fancy,” Beyoncé ft. JAY Z for “Drunk In Love,” Pharrell Williams for “Happy,” Sia for “Chandelier,” and Miley Cyrus for her outstanding hit “Wrecking Ball.”

It's VMA Season and the Nominees Are In- Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" for Best Video of the Year

The top ladies in music who continue to take the world by storm include Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX with her hit “Fancy,” which is also nominated for Best Female Video. Iggy is nominated twice in the category for Best Pop Video for “Fancy” and her collaboration with Ariana Grande in “Problem.” Ms. Grande is also nominated twice for “Problem” having a shot at Best Female Video as well. Way to go ladies! Beyonce, Lorde, and Katy Perry also join in the category for having nods for Best Female Video! Should be a very close vote in this category and we can’t wait to see who the winner is!

It's VMA Season and the Nominees Are Here! Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea "Problem"

One of the more interesting categories announced was for Best Video with a Social Message. We love this category because it honors the artist not only for his or her musical talent, but for spreading a positive word to young people everywhere. The 2014 VMA nominees for this category are Angel Haze ft. SIA with “Battle Cry,” Avicii with “Hey Brother,” Beyoncé with her song “Pretty Hurts,” J. Cole ft. TLC and “Crooked Smile,” Kelly Rowland  with “Dirty Laundry,” and David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko with the song “One Voice.”

We loved the awesome collaborations that took place this year and we are really looking forward to see which artists will bring home the Moonman for Best Collaboration of the Year. It is tricky when one artist is great, but when they pair up with someone else amazing they really create phenomenal music! Will Ariana Grande ft. Izzy Azalea beat out Katy Perry ft. Juicy J. and “Dark Horse?” Or what about Beyonce ft. Jay Z for “Drunk in Love?” How will we ever tell? All we know is the show is going to be great and we are counting down the days to see the fashion, performances, and unexpected!

Which artists do you want to see take home a VMA moonman? Share your comments with us!

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Selena Gomez Dazzles at Ischia Global Film and Music Festival

Selena Gomez once again has shown off her incredible fashion prowess, donning more gorgeous gowns in the past 72 hours than many of us will get to wear in a lifetime.  Gomez, who turns 22 tomorrow (July 22), spent the weekend attending the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest in Italy this past weekend and definitely did so in style.

Gomez kicked things off by attending the premiere of her new film Rudderless wearing a sheer polka-dot maxi dress with oversized pockets by Emanuel Ungaro.  The look proved to pull off the difficult feat of being both sexy while fun at the same time.  A pair of black Casadei pumps completed the ensemble.

Selena Gomez in a sheer polka dot maxi dress by Emanuel Ungaro At a press conference the following day, the former Disney star went the risque route sporting a white bra under a sheer lace and feathered garb.  Once again, Casadei pumps finished off her look, this time in white.

selena gomez white bra lace bluemarine dressFor a black-tie gala dinner, Gomez adorned the Pièce de résistance, a plunging neckline Kayat gown encrusted in gorgeous rhinestones and accompanied by a revealing thigh-high slit.  For footwear, you guessed it, black Casadei pumps.

Selena Gomez Ischia Film Festival in black plunging neckline rhinestone-encrusted Kayat gown with thigh-high slitWhile walking the streets of Ischia, Gomez rocked a summery frock by Zimmerman, a Mustard Midi dress with a vibrant confetti print and white embroidery at the hemline.  Oh yeah, the sandals, they’re Casadei.

selena gomez in zimmerman mustard miniWhat’s your favorite look from Selena’s weekend in Ischia?

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2014 Overstock Blowout Sale EXTENDED Thru Sunday!

You read it right…out 2014 Overstock Blowout Sale is EXTENDED through Sunday, July 20th! Keep shopping all of those great deals and stock up for Homecoming, Prom, or any other formal, semi-formal, or party that you have to attend! Click here to get shopping.

Rissy Roo's 2014 Overstock Blowout Sale EXTENDED thru Sunday!

Love the dress in this picture? It’s Sherri Hill style 21279, a sexy lace one shoulder evening gown with side cut outs and long sleeves. It used to be $580.00, but is now on sale for only $463.99 for out Blowout Sale! Get it at this super low price through Sunday.

Happy Shopping, Roo Girls!

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Fashion Friday: Jumpsuits for Women

There were a multitude of trends to hit us the Summer 2014 season, from bold Brazilian hues to feminine shapes and geometric prints. However, there was one trend that seemed manifest in every category from casual wear to more formal and daytime to night…the jumpsuit. The jumpsuit or romper (short version) has transitioned into fashion’s biggest staple right before our eyes as it is so versatile, easy to wear, and the most trendy item in your closet right now. For this Fashion Friday: The Jumpsuit, we recognize this one piece wonder as fashion’s biggest asset this Summer and into the Fall 2014 season.

We love jumpers and rompers because they can be worn anywhere and you can do just about anything in one depending on the style. If you get a comfortable style for lounging, you can wear it around the house, to the beach or shopping. Put a jacket on, add some accessories, and you have a casual nighttime outfit.  If you have a special occasion or a more formal event to go to, opt for an embellished design like Shail K style 3494. Black, with sequin detail, a v-neckline, and a stunning silver beaded waist, this outfit is glamorous but not over the top. Perfect with a classic black heel, this jumpsuit is the modern spin on the perfect black dress.

Shail K 3494 Black Sequin Jumpsuit

Maybe you have a weekend brunch,  birthday dinner, or a date with a special someone and you want to look fabulous, but you are sick of wearing dresses. Put on a jumper that sparkles like Shail K style 3495 in blush. The bold sequins balance the neutral color and allow the piece to be easily accessorized with some silver or platinum colored heels and jewelry! This jumper displays modern fun and classic elegance in one great outfit that can be worn time and time again. Each compliment you receive will be another reason to wear this dynamic ensemble!

 Jumpsuit Shail K. 3495 Blush Jumpsuit

We love jumpsuits for women, and the trend has steadily grown over the last few years, even mading its way to the top of most celebrities and stylists “must have” lists. We are totally loving this craze and embrace it for Summer, Homecoming, and Fall 2014. How do you feel about this fashion forward trend? Share how you wear yours with us!

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Congrats to our 2014 Rissy Roo’s Prom Queen!

We had so many gorgeous girls submit their prom photos of them in their Rissy Roo’s Dress for our 2014 Rissy Roo’s Prom Queen Contest, but after two months of voting, it all came down to picking ONE GIRL to be this year’s Rissy Roo’s Prom Queen! Two weeks ago we picked our Top 5 Princesses, and left it up to our fans to pick who should be crowned our Prom Queen by “liking” their favorite Princess on our Facebook page. The 5 girls had such amazing support, but it came down to Jada Rotchford taking the crown with 495 Facebook likes!

Jada Rotchford is our 2014 Rissy Roo's Prom Queen

Jada will win her next dress for FREE, and we’ll make sure to update you once she picks her dress. With how gorgeous she looked in her Prom 2013 dress, Sherri Hill style 21058, we can’t wait to see what dress she chooses next and how she accessorizes it.

That’s not all, though! The 4 Princesses all looked so incredible, so we wanted to make sure they had some Roo Fun, as well! They will all win a $100 Gift Certificate to Rissy Roo’s!

Congrats, Jada for being this year’s Prom Queen! And, congrats to our 4 Princesses, as well! You all looked like true Roo Girls!

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Our 2014 Overstock Blowout Sale is Here!

The 2014 Prom Season is over, and Summer is in full swing…so, you guessed it: it’s time for our Overstock Blowout Sale! Save 40-90% on designer dresses, gowns, and shoes and snag stunning semi-formal and formal looks for deeply discounted prices. This is a great time to get your Homecoming 2014 or Prom 2015 dress at an amazing price. Or, have a wedding or party to attend this summer? There’s tones of dresses to choose from for any social occasion. With dresses as low as $19.99, you can’t miss.

Click Here to Shop our Rissy Roo's Overstock Blowout Sale!


We hope everyone has a fun time shopping our sale! As you know our slogan goes, “Life’s a Party…Dress Up!,” so we love giving our Roo Girls great prices to ensure you can dress up all of the time! This sale ends on Friday, July 18th, so make sure to get shopping!



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The 2014 Emmy Nominations Are Here!

All of Hollywood from A-listers to reporters cannot contain themselves with excitement, as the 2014 Emmy season is upon us once again! The Television Academy is pleased to be holding the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will take place on August 25, 2014 8PM/ET on NBC.  The Nominations have officially been announced via webcast by one of our favorite clever cuties, Mindy Kaling, and late-night prince Carson Daly. Were the nominees shocking or were they what we expected? We think the talent speaks for itself!

This was a groundbreaking year for television series, as was mentioned in the opening speech with the usage of new platforms of media such as Netflix. It was obvious in the nominations as “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” both scored several nominations. “House of Cards,” not only is up for Best Drama Series, but also has nominations for Best Actress AND Best Actor in a Drama Series for Robin Penn and Kevin Spacey. Meanwhile, the show everyone cannot stop talking about, “Orange is the New Black,” has an impressing 12 nods including one of our favorite blondes, Taylor Schilling up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

The 2014 Emmy Nominations Are Here! Taylor Schilling of "Orange is the New Black"

Taylor Schilling of the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black”

The winner of the most nominations was for the daring HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” which took an outstanding 19 nominations! One of these includes beautiful Lena Headly (who beat out Emilia Clarke) for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series! Wow!

A trend in several of the nominations was for the newer series. Right behind “Game of Thrones” was the extremely talked about FX series “Fargo,” which obtained 18 nods, including Billy Bob Thornton for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Also new in the game and up for props is “True Detective.” Nominated for Best Drama Series and Matthew McConaughey for Best Supporting Actor, to name two. One of our favorite newbies for the tech-savvy, HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is also nominated for the category of Best Comedy Series!

The 2014 Emmy Nominations Are Here! Fargo Nominated for Best Comedy Series

Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton both nominated for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for “Fargo”

Of course, the Emmy Awards would be nothing without nominations for the shows we crave to return each season, like “Modern Family” and “Veep,” both up for Best Comedy Series, and our favorite funny girls like Lena Dunham of “Girls,” Amy Pohler of “Parks & Recreation,” and Melissa McCarthy of “Mike & Molly” all nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

The 2014 Emmy Nominations Are Here! Modern Family Cast

The Cast of ABC’s “Modern Family” nominated for Best Comedy Series

Even though it said its goodbyes, “Breaking Bad” is still celebrating with nods for Best Drama Series along with Bryan Cranston up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama! We must say, it is an amazing show!

Now that the 2014 Emmy nominations have been announced, who and what series do you think will win each category? We can’t wait to see the red carpet fashion for the awards, but until then, we may delve into a series up for several nods that we haven’t seen! Do you have a fave series up for an Emmy? Share with us!

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Teen Sisters Invent Lux Makeup Brand Nudestix!

With natural looking and time-saving makeup trends on the rise, there is no surprise a new ultra luxurious makeup brand that combines both would have hit shelves in sleek, black tins of heaven soon enough. However, it is a little surprising this insanely awesome concept was designed and launched by two teenage sisters! Yes, that’s correct, 15 and 17 year-old Ally and Taylor Frankel are the young, fresh faces and minds behind Nudestix. Nudestix is a new collection of creamy crayons that are easy to apply, blend and are almost like a lipstick, eyeliner, blush and shadow all in one. Perfectly portable in a tin with a mirror and a sharpener, for about $24, you are “selfie” sufficient with this brilliant brand!

Teen Sisters Invent Lux Makeup Brand Nudestix!How did teen sisters invent lux makeup brand Nudestix? Ally and Taylor have the genetic makeup for makeup, if you will. Their mother is Jenny Frankel, a successful beauty executive for over 20 years who took some time off from work to spend more time with her girls. Mom started noticing the nontraditional approach her girls used when applying makeup and started asking some questions. Her curiosity and past experience, along with the girls’ passion to create something in their words where “crayola meets Chanel,” inspired something huge! Together they came up with the user-friendly collection that is  also easy on the wallet. Although each crayon is around $24, each one can be used for multiple things. The girls especially love the highlighters because they can also be used as liners or for contouring. They have the perfect amount of gold according to which color you choose!

Teen Sisters Invent Lux Makeup Brand Nudestix!These girls are definitely revolutionizing the way we think about and use makeup. From using multiple brushes and wearing layers of concealers and powders to swiping a crayon, smudging some lines, and maybe adding some mascara, they are encouraging natural, fresh faces everywhere. Young models now are baring their natural skin and using makeup to enhance their features, not cover them up. Ally and Taylor set out to do the same and we think they have the right idea! You can purchase Nudestix at Space NK.

What do you think of these savvy teen entrepreneurs? Have you tried the product? We would love your feedback!


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Summer Sweet 16 Party Ideas

Turning 16 is special enough, but turning 16 in the summer can be even sweeter! For those having a festive party to honor this pastime, we put together some Summer Sweet 16 party ideas. Let’s face it, many spectacular parties can be held year round, but certain ideas are much better fit for the Summer months due to nicer weather, more time to plan, and not so many conflicts in schedules. Of course, all Summer Sweet 16 party ideas are fabulous, but we figured a little creativity can go a long way, to make your party all the more extraordinary!

Summer Sweet 16 Party Trends-Keep Calm and Happy Sweet 16

Hawaiian Luau or Tropical Theme

Although this party theme can be done any month of the year, we feel the idea tends to be much more “authentic” if it is done outdoors. Depending on the size of your party, we like taking the fiesta to the beach where things can really get tropical! If you have the party around sundown, you can give your guests the option to dress up or down, while still being comfortable in flip flips or just their bare feet in the sand. Plus, a party at night will put your guests beneath the stars and allow for some bonfires to be lit while dinner is served or games are played. Keep the menu tropical with kebab, sushi, noodle bowls, and don’t forget to serve exotic looking “mock-tails” in carved out fruits! If you don’t have a beach nearby, use a pool or backyard and try to decorate accordingly. Or, for the girl not really on a budget, you can rent out a hotel pool area and have your own paradise created for you. With the right music and the proper decorations, you will be doing the limbo in a grass skirt before you know it!

Summer Sweet 16 Party Ideas-Hawaiin Luau Party

Ball Under The Stars

This is one of our favorite Sweet 16 party ideas because not only can you and your guests party beneath the stars, you can dress up like “stars” too! The venue for this party idea is very versatile because you can have it outside on a starry night, inside a tent, or even inside on a dance floor with stars created on the ceiling and floor to get the starry night illusion. Everything from the party favors to the music can be star themed and you can dance the night away in a wonderland of romance just like in the movies! For a party like this, stick with butler style finger foods and sparkling sodas and ciders for a trendy effect.  Don’t forget to dress elegantly, and tell your guests in advance to dress accordingly. We like the idea of the birthday girl as the center of attention, so advise your guests to stick to a certain color palette, so you can truly stand out and be the showstopper that you are!

Summer Sweet 16 Party Ideas- Under the Stars Ball

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Having a tea party for a Summer Sweet 16 is the best idea since mini tea sandwiches. The boys invited will even have a blast from the very moment they arrive and put on the Mad Hatter’s funny hats and drink tiny bottles of “exotic potions.” Okay, well there will be plenty of sodas and fun things to eat… after all, the way to a man’s heart is his tummy! However, having this lavish tea party is no longer a little girl’s Disney themed party, but a crazy ride of unusual fun! The wild decorations will be enough to have everyone cheering and laughing, while the yummy tea party desserts will give the guests enough energy for fun games all afternoon long. This idea is perfect for a summer afternoon outside with your closest friends and family and is perfect for the gal on a budget because all the food and decor are very Do-It-Yourself friendly. This allows more funds to be spent on an awesome dress! You could even dress up like Alice in a pretty blue dress like La Femme 20590 chiffon dress in powder blue, which is perfect for a summer afternoon party!

Summer Sweet 16 Party Ideas-Alice in Wonderland Dress-La Femme 20590

Summer Sweet 16 Party Idea- Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Are you planning your Summer Sweet 16 party yet? Have any comments or questions for us? Please let us know, we love hearing from our Roo Girls!

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Makeup Monday: Brazil Beauty Trends!

It’s time for Makeup Monday Brazil Beauty Trends! With Brazil as the official host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the gorgeous country has been an inspiration for fashion and beauty trends all over the world. Full of bronzed beauties and bright colors, it is no wonder this season’s best makeup and beauty trends are bold, vivid hues and beach worthy looks! Here are few of our favorites to turn you into a Brazilian bombshell before you know it!

Neon Nails

It is always fun to rock a neon manicure, but it’s not always appropriate. Sometimes neon polishes can be too aggressive, which is why you need to choose wisely. However, OPI recently launched a 12 color collection inspired by the Brazil fever with bold polishes that aren’t too over powering. We love the bright yellow, subtle not so neon “I Just Can’t Cope-acabana.”

"I Just Can't Cope-acabana" by OPI Brazil Inspired Polish

Vibrant Timesavers

Summer is supposed to be about effortless beauty so we spend more time on the beach and less time getting ready to dance the night away…or at least that is the energy we get from Brasil! We love easy makeup products like The Santigolden Age Double-Ended Limitless Liner by Smashbox. It has two ends with two color options, and the creamy pencil is not only super easy to apply, but lasts 8 hours! Amazing!

The Santigolden Age Double-Ended Limitless Liner by Smashbox

Go Bronze

Although all of us wish we could spend everyday at the beach, sometimes it isn’t that realistic, or healthy for the matter. While catching some rays in moderation has great health benefits, it can be difficult to get that dark bronze glow without overdoing it. Have no fear ladies, because amazing self-tanners are here to save the day! Our hand down, all time favorite at Rissy Roo’s is the Self Tan Lux Oil by St. Tropez. Good news: it keeps your skin super soft with an awesome bronze glow thats lasts and looks like you put in some serious hours in the sand. Bad news: it’s kind of pricey, about $50 for a 3.38 oz bottle. However, you do not need to apply much and it will save your skin from harsh UV rays and wrinkles down the line!

St. Tropez Self Tan Lux Dry Oil

Even though these trends are Brazil inspired, we want to see how our Roo Girls wear them! Have any Brazil beauty tips you tried or want to share?

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