Welcome! Welcome. To the YA Prom! The YA prom is a wonderful event hosted by the lovelies Gaby (Queen Ella Bee Reads) and Alexa (Alexa Love's Books). This is an event where you pick your fave YA Prom date, dress, hairstyle, makeup, etc., to attend prom in the YA world.
And guys, let me tell you, this is hard. I didn't want to pick just one. Actually, I was truly contemplating just having a bunch of men on my arm, but I don't want a fight breaking out or anything. Who would I root for?! Also, I hope there are more of these events and don't want to use up all the ridiculously good-looking men in one event!
So, who have I decided to pick this time? Well, I'll give you a hint: He's hot, sarcastic, witty, rakish, swoony, and perhaps the biggest turn on, intelligent. Yes, I'm all for being really, really, ridiculously good looking, a wealthy prince, a cocky pirate, and having the sarcastic personality to match my own. But, it's a bajillion bonus points if he's actually intelligent and knows how to get out of a sticky situation. He's calculating and cunning and a prince. Did I mention he's also a pirate? Oh, sorry, I mean privateer ;)
So who's my gorgeous prom date?
Sturmhond. AKA, Nikolai Lanstov. AKA, the too-clever fox. AKA, 1 of my future husbands.
(From The Grisha trilogy)
Found this little gem on Tumblr and it was perfect. See, normally I'm not a sucker for blonde hair, so I was soooo picky trying to find a model. While I don't believe Sam Caflin is really what I picture Nikolai as, these pictures do Sturmhond justice! Not to mention all the other wonderful add-ons that really showcase his personality ;)
Can you imagine this guy on my arm?
Definitely my reaction when he comes to pick me up on the (repaired) Hummingbird.
Now, to the best part of the night - me ;) I love beautiful, full-length gowns for special occasions. Think I'm joking? I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to them. So, to say that picking a dress is hard is an absolute understatement.
All of these dresses I either pick for the color (light blue of Ravkan royalty), or they're a statement (a la Nikolai's rule of making an impression), or they're just straight up gorgeous. However, I've decided to go with this looker:
So beautiful. This dress is absolutely gorgeous and I believe Sturmhond would love it too. I love the Grecian style and the color would look gorgeous against my porcelain skin and dark hair (and the too-clever fox would approve). And the eagle on the belt? Well, just a bit of homage to my main man's lineage ;) Also, it's loose enough to hide any weapons with easy access because being a privateer's date and all means I gotta protect myself.
I like soft, flowing hair, but I also want to showcase the beautifully, detailed shoulders. This beautiful hairdo is a good inbetweener. A soft, brown or plum smoky eye would be amazing with my hazel eyes. I'd add a bit more color on the lips. The color shown above is a bit too pale of a pink. I'd add just a soft natural rosy color. And gotta keep the nails classic, with a hint of glamour.
So that's my prom date and outfit! I'm sooooo excited and think we'll have a wonderful time. Can't wait to see all you ladies there!
And don't forget to join the twitter party tonight at 8:30 EST with #YAProm