Monday, January 26, 2009

Tony Bowls Gowns in West Virginia!!

Miss Indiana, Katie Stam, wore custom Tony Bowls gowns for the evening gown and talent competitions at the Miss America 2009 Contest.

The Tony Bowls Collection is available at The Crowning Touch in Buckhannon and Elizabeth Michaels in Parkersburg.

I had a chance to spend a few hours with Tony at the Miss America Pageant last week. He was showcasing his latest gowns and dressing numerous celebrities for the event. I saw a lot of styles similar to the tropical maxi dress with wide straps, plunging necklines and bright floral prints. I also adored the gowns with empire waistlines and fly away chiffon splitting in the center.

As for color, anything goes, from brights to neutrals. Tony has a way of celebrating a woman's curves and the shades of champagne, nude, and light bronze enhanced his designs and created an appealing look. Numerous contestants chose evening gowns in these hues and glowed from the Las Vegas stage located at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

With twenty years of retail experience, Tony applies firsthand knowledge of what the fashion-forward customer is looking for to the designs of these extraordinary brands. For the greater part of the last twelve years, Tony owned and managed his own retail outlet. He actively promoted and sold prom, pageant and formalwear collections. During his time in retail, Tony also designed for Miss America and Miss USA contestants.

Tony has graciously offered to send gowns for our first photo shoot for WV LIVING in Style. We love Tony!!

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