Sunday, March 17, 2013

Macy's Prom Fashion Show - Mandi Line & Action Item #MacysProm13

This weekend we attended the Macy's Prom Fashion Show at the Westfarms Mall in Connecticut.
#MacysProm - #MacysProm13
#MacysProm - #MacysProm13

As always, Macy's knocked it out of the park, or better yet, they ROCKED it out of the park, by featuring Mandi Line, hip stylist for ABC's Pretty Little Liars, AND we were treated to a quick set from the band Action Item

We arrived early and were thrilled that Macy's had arranged for front row catwalk seats for our media coverage. Thank you Mary and Brent from Macy's Special Events! What a great job!

I absolutely loved the bright pink seats and the entire set up!  Everyone shopping in Macy's was in awe and kept coming over to check out the event!

Pre-show setup

And it filled up fast!
Everyone is tweeting #MacysProm!

Mandi Line opened the show recapping some of the Pretty Little Liar storylines - and welcoming everyone to Macy's in the Westfarms Mall in Connecticut.

Mandi is super-cool, ultra-chic, and was wearing a black and white striped, sleeveless, button down shirt, red satin skinny jeans, with black boots. Very West Coast Rocker Chic! She's absolutely gorgeous, and reminded me of a younger, EDGY, Sigourney Weaver.

Mandi broke the show down to four distinct prom fashion segments:
  • Glamour
  • Pretty Little Rocker
  • Free Spirit
  • After Party  
Mandi's fashion advice?  MORE IS MORE!

Don't skimp on the accessories - that is what will make your dress or outfit unique and interesting to YOU!

Go ahead and pair a studded leather belt with a chiffon dress if that's your style!

Of course, each dress was styled impeccably  and the young models were wonderful!  As each dress went down the runway, Mandi would comment on what character in Pretty Little Liars would wear that dress, but I was thinking about the girls that I knew who were likely  prepping for Prom 13, and what each one of them might wear!

Caitlin & Sam in CT, Shannon in LA, Kimmie & Melissa in Ho-Ho-Kus, Kelsey in Cheshire, NoelleCorinne, & Jessica in Middletown, and Amber in East Hampton, you would ALL totally rock these dresses!


Molly started the show off right with this silver sleeveless T-back strap dress by City Studio.
 City Studio

Alexis wore this red criss cross back dress by Blondie Nites.
(pssst: Kelsey, I though this dress would look great on YOU!)
Blondie Nites

Libby wore a floor length apricot with silver lace insert and silver back strap dress by Xscape.
(Caitlin this dress has your name all over it!)

Chelsea wore a strapless corset lace back gold and white dress by Betsy & Adam.
(Melissa, this dress would be so perfect on you!)
Betsy and Adam

And Anna closed the Glamour segment with a navy dress with sequin embellishment by City Studio.
(Kimmie, this dress would look beautiful on YOU!)
City Studio
 Pretty Rocker:

Molly opened the Pretty Rocker segment with a silver with black overlay dress by Onxy Night.
Onyx Night
Chelsea was beautiful in the fuchsia and pink ombre dress by Be Darlin.

Be Darlin

Libby rocked this short white and silver dress by Blondie Nights by pairing it with some textured stockings.
Blondie Nites

How cute does Alexis look in the ivory and gold dress by Speechless? Loved this dress!

Anna closed the Rocker segment with this animal print dress by Teeze Me.
(Corinne, if you're reading this, THIS DRESS IS YOU!)
Teeze Me

Free Spirit:

Molly opened the Free Spirit segment with this amazing gold and chartreuse/lime number by City Studio
City Studio

Erin from Accidentally Stylish loved this dress!
Look how great it looks on her!

Chelsea wore this gorgeous strapless printed high low number with sparkle studded waistband by Jump Apparel. 
(Amber...this was a dress made for you! This color would look great on you!)
Jump Apparel

Libby WORE this blue dress by Material Girl with the cross hatch open back.
The details in this dress were amazing!
Material Girl
Alexis countered with this beautiful fishtail white and multi-print dress by Jump Apparel. 
(Jessica, this dress demands swag...and has YOUR name all over it!)
Jump Apparel

Anna ended the Free Spirit Segment with this strapless sequin top high low flowy dress by Hailey Logan.
(Noelle - this dress would look perfect, just perfect on you!)
Hailey Logan
After Party:

The last set was the After Party, where Molly wore this show stopping strapless fuchsia tiered appliqued short dress by Jump Apparel.
Jump Apparel

Libby wore this fabulous nude / multi beaded mini by Rampage.
This dress was unbelievable...but definitely a body conscious mini with no room for error!
Libby rocked it!

Chelsea wore a bright coral one shouldered draped mini by Xscape.
My favorite dress of the night was worn by Alexis, 
this gorgeous ivory and silver sequined halter dress by City Studio.
(Shannon you would look beautiful in this!) 
City Studio

The closing number was a gorgeous tank paillette body conscious white dress by As U Wish 
topped by a jean jacket by Jessica Simpson.
(Sam you would look great in this look)
Dress: As U Wish
Jean Jacket: Jessica Simpson
Hilary (L) from My Own Blog Review takes a break from her cake pop by Get Baked Bakery by Emily to tweet out some fashion shots, while Natasha from One Woman's Style and Evolution shares some of her favorites from the show on her Twitter news feed.
Hilary (L) from My Own Blog Review  Natasha (R) from One Woman's Style and Evolution 

Immediately after the show the band Action Item started their set!

Check out some of the band's passionate, melodic music from their album Resolution HERE

...and the models took the catwalk one last time. 

And Action Item stayed to sign autographs and meet all the fans that turned out for them!

Hilary is stoked that she got autographs!

And we also got to meet up close and personal the amazing Mandi Line!
Mandi and me!

Brent from Macy's Events and Mandi Line.

The show was also supported by InStyler hair styling, Donna's Nail Boutique, Get Baked Bakery by Emily, and Kiss 95.7 FM Radio Station.

The Get Baked Bakery brought some yummy CAKE POPS!

The guys for 95 KISS FM


MAC demo

Donna's Nail Boutique

Macy's was also offering a special drawing for a shopping event after the show with the amazing Mandi!

Remember to check Macy's website for events in your area!
Click HERE and enter your zip code!

Hope you enjoyed looking at some of the Macy's Prom Fashions 
shown at the fashion event at Macy's Westfarms Mall!

See more pictures from the event HERE and "like" the Home Place facebook page!

You can search for more info at: #MacysProm and #MacysProm13! 


What was your favorite look from today's show?  

What did you wear to your prom? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.


And check below for some upcoming 2013 Macy's Prom Fashion Shows in your area!

Saturday, March 23rd at 2pm
Macy's at Sun Valley Mall
1 Sun Valley Mall, Concord, CA 94520
*Special Guest Mr. Kate
*Complimentary manicure bar.

Saturday, March 23rd at 2pm
Macy's at Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E Camelback Rd #5000, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
*Special Guest Jamie Krell

Saturday, March 30th at 1pm
Macy's at Woodfield Mall
5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL 60173
*Special Guest Mandi Line

Saturday, April 6th at 2pm
Macy's at Robinson Town Center
100 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
*Special Guest Mandi Line

Saturday, April 13th at 2pm
Macy's at Valley Fair Mall
2801 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050
*Special Guest Mandi Line
*Complimentary manicure bar!

Saturday, April 20th at 2pm
Macy's at Bowie Towne Center
15300 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD 20716
*Special Guest Mandi Line

Saturday, April 27th at 2pm
Macy's at South Coast Plaza
3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
*Special Guest Mr. Kate
Tweet using #MacysProm and show us what you scored at our pre-prom event

DISCLAIMER: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post about the Macy's Prom event. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.


  1. WOW! What a great event! As usual, you provide great coverage, Bonnie!

    1. Thanks so much Wendy! We had a great time and the show was amazing!

  2. What excellent coverage of the Macy's event. I feel as if I were there! Loved all the dress shots.

    1. Thanks Shelley. The dresses were gorgeous! Macy's does a great job with these runway events.

  3. Adorable. Macy's is my happy place, and if i had a daughter, I'd make sure it was also hers! I just did a bagful of shopping in the San Francisco Macy's, which is REALLY my happy place!

    1. Yes, it's my happy place too! Macy's always has just what I'm looking for!

  4. Such great colors and styles coming this spring! Thanks for the sneak peek!!

    1. Yes, the styles and colors were wonderful!

  5. Wow. Looks like fun. I loved as a teenager going to fashion shows at department store. Glad to see Macy's is doing this!

    1. Yes, they do such a great job with it and have something in every region.

  6. Looks like so much fun. Having only sons, all I got to do was go to the tuxedo rental store.

    1. Oh, Jennifer, you just broke my heart! Hope you get together with your girlfriends for some great shopping sprees!

  7. What a fun time, and I love your photos!! Times sure have changed since my proms in the early 90s - for the better! =D

    1. My prom dress was completely different too! Thank goodness fashion evolves!

  8. THis looks like a fun time! My daughter's only in 3rd grade (mercifully!) but it wont be long before I (as a Dad) have to worry about Prom!

    1. Some of these looks might be worrisome! VERY short! I'm attributing it to the fact that these models were VERY tall!

  9. This looks like so much fun! I love all of the different styles of dresses. I wore a backless grecian dress to my prom (which seems like a million years ago) but I could definitely see back-then me wearing the free spirit dresses!

    xx Kait

    1. Kait, I loved them too! I think I might have been in the free spirit choices too! Loved them all, though!

  10. Wow! How cool that you got to attend a fashion event! The pictures were awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    Susan Dusterhoft
    Today's Working Woman

    1. Thanks Susan! It was an awesome event. Macy's does such a great job on these events.

  11. These look beautiful...Where I live we never have anything like this to attend. Thanks for covering this and sharing :)

    1. Jennifer, it was a great event. Macy's holds shows like this all over the country. Check your local Macy's event calendar.

  12. Do you know if she is coming to New York? I can't find it on the Macy's site.

    1. Hi Maxine,
      These are the last two prom fashion events taking place:

      Mandi will be at Macy's in the Annapolis Mall in Annapolis, MD
      Saturday, April 20th at 2pm

      Mr Kate will be at the Macy's in the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA
      Saturday, April 27th at 2pm


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