LAKEHURST – It was an exciting evening in Lakehurst on April 7, as young men and women dressed to impress and took to the runway for the second Lakehurst Beauty, Fashion and Prom Expo at La Bove Grande from 5 to 8 p.m.
The event, which was a partnership between Colonial Bouquet, Inc. and Dimensional Designs Salon & Spa, was meant to mirror a bridal event where outside vendors like Chazmatazz Tuxedos in Toms River and New York City Glitz in Pine Beach were invited to participate in a vendor like atmosphere that highlighted the most anticipated beauty and prom fashions of the season.
Special guest Kristin Titus from LuLaRoe kicked off the event with the first modeling session, which highlighted “what to wear” while getting ready for prom. De Monico Designs in Point Pleasant Beach showcased some airy, softer options for prom and 8th grade graduation. Another local designer Monica Karrine Coture, who creates custom pieces on demand, fitted eight girls in her collection Beauties in Blush, which was created specifically for the event.
The many young men and women who participated in the 2017 Beauty, Fashion and Prom Expo were professional and talented, strutting down the runway with confidence in their prom-ready looks. The evening was also sprinkled with giveaways from vendors, including Mary Kay, Premier Designs Jewelry, Arbonne and Touchstone Crystals by Swarovski.
Professional lighting for the fashion expo was provided by Riddlesburg Theatre Company and photography was provided by Velti Photography and Fashion Haute Magazine. A cover story of the expo will be highlighted in the magazine’s May edition.
There was so much talent at this year’s expo, from the models, outfits, flowers and hair design that the organizers are already looking forward to next year’s event.