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#HIPNJ Goes to Prom!

By Lydia Arevalo

Wake up and smell the hairspray ladies (and gentlemen), it’s prom season!

Whether or not your high school days are over, you probably understand the hype around prom. It’s a celebration; a one last hoorah for high school seniors who, in a couple of months, will move onto things bigger and better things. To the class of 2016: I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. To the classes in years to come: I hope you’re ready!

As a recent prom-goer and soon to be graduate myself, I would like to share just a few reasons why prom is truly the night of all nights.

The Anticipation
Prom can be stressful and as silly as that sounds, I am certain that I’m not alone in saying that. For me, prom night started at the beginning of the year, when I realized that picking my dream dress could have been a nightmare. Although the first dress I tried on wasn’t the one I took home, thanks to the The Fig Leaf in Maywood, I found my dress in no time: a black jersey two two-piece with beaded bust and lace-up back. (I know, I can’t believe I went with black either).

The Pampering
My favorite part of prom was going out and getting both my hair and makeup done. I spent countless hours scrolling through pintrest and instagram finding the perfect look. I wanted to be different, but with that came a price. I went to countless hair salons in the weeks before prom before I found a stylist enthusiastic about my vision. The stylist at Salon Toujours in Ridgewood really took the time to get to know my hair and the hairstyle I wanted just so she could make sure it came out perfect—and luckily, it did. As for my makeup, I went to a trusted family friend at Perfect Image Salon in Rochelle Park.

The Night Itself
After months of planning, I was glad to find out that all my stress lead to a night full of incredible memories. Prom was beautiful (shout out to Seasons in Westwood). My friends and I took pictures until our cheeks hurt from smiling so much, danced until our shoes had to come off, and ate until we were afraid our dresses would rip (I wish I was kidding). There are many ways prom can be fun and unforgettable and I’m definitely glad I spent mine the way I did.

Prom is a special, once in a lifetime thing. I hope you all make the most of it.

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100% bloomingdale's men

100% Bloomingdale’s Men

#HipNJ men are about to get 100% hotter this summer!

100% Bloomingdale’s Men is a series of collections created exclusively for the luxe retailer by the best brands in the business. #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo runs down her favorite 100% Bloomingdale’s Men selections with Marlie Massena-Pattillo, PR manager for Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Check out what made our #HipList!

1. John Varvatos Star USA Leather Racing Jacket
Available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, this sleek leather jacket is all the rage this season! Besides being a gorgeous tan leather, the jacket features a banded collar with snap closure, front zip closure with snap storm flap, zip pockets at chest, front slip pockets, interior snap pocket, long sleeves with snap vents at cuffs and a gently broken-in for a lived-a-little look. Retail Value: $698

2. Original Penguin Chambray Stripe Volley Board Shorts
Bloomingdale’s has your summer needs covered, “100%!” Pick from a variety of board shorts, like this sexy pair by Original Penguin. This Bloomies-exclusive pair will take you from surf’s up to sundown in style. Retail Value: $79

3. Vince Tees
Vince created a 100% Bloomingdales line of men’s tees that feature a fresh take on favorites, including stripes. Retail Value: Varies

#HipNJ is giving away a 100% Bloomingdale’s exclusive Vince t-shirt! Make sure you are following us on social media for contest details!

For more information on the 100% Bloomingdale’s campaign, visit Fashion.Bloomingdales.com/100-Percent-2016.

100% Bloomingdale's Home

100% Bloomingdale’s Home

Your home is about to get 100% #hipper!

100% Bloomingdale’s is a series of collections created exclusively for the luxe retailer by the best brands in the business. #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo runs down her favorite 100% Bloomingdale’s Home picks with Marlie Massena-Pattillo, PR manager for Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Check out what made our #HipList!

1. The NEST Candle
Available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, NEST Fragrances’s Citrus Blossom candle features the invigorating scents of Mandarin orange and neroli blossom combined with coconut, white cedarwood and amber.  Retail Value: $64

2. Cuisinart
Bloomingdale’s worked closely with Cuisinart to create this 11-Piece chef’s classic cookware set in stainless steel & vivid white. Each piece is expertly crafted for a perfect pairing of longlasting performance with a fresh, stylish design. Retail Value: $480

3. Abyss
100% Bloomingdale’s Home Collection includes exclusive capsules and unique Abyss designs you won’t find anywhere else, including rugs, robes and towels. Abyss products can go through 350 machine washes before noticeable wear due to hospitality construction.  Retail Value: Varies

#HipNJ is giving away a 100% Bloomingdale’s exclusive NEST candle!  Make sure you are following us on social media for contest details!

For more information on the 100% Bloomingdale’s campaign, visit Fashion.Bloomingdales.com/100-Percent-2016.