Axel and Paris, straight to OC from last period. First up: a carven dress with Paris's own Slow and Steady Wins the Race shoes. Teaching Axel about our suiting options -- the shawl collar might be a little overkill with the floral Rodarte for Opening Ceremony buttondown we love. But this Hentsch Man shirt works for him! Hickey Freeman for Opening Ceremony Shawl Lapel tux and Hentsch Man shirt. Paree in one of her top picks, the Opening Ceremony Cascade Dress. Axel brings some fun to the standard Band of Outsiders 1-button blazer with this Christopher Kane hubbel sweater. When you start with a perfectly fitting suit, it gives you room to play around. Swapping it out for a more relaxed option, an OC dress and the ultimate dream, Rodarte carved wood wedges. My top pick for Paris: this little Carven number and her favorite shoes, the Opening Ceremony Chantal platforms. I mean, girl is beaming! My tip to her: go with the dress you feel best in. A Maison Michel metal headband is second only to Kate Middleton's tiara. Seriously, this thing is dope. Axel tries a summer suit on for size: Patrik Ervell Unstructured Blazer, Mock pleat pant, and Standard Splash dye buttondown. Paris in another killer bit of OC formal wear. This OC rouched slip dress is perfect with her Rodarte for OC POM POM heels. Another summer look:  a Gitman Brothers x Opening Ceremony shirt with an Opening Ceremony double breasted blazer and Cuffed Trouser. The finishing touch: the ever classic OC saddle shoe. Axel with his favorite Rodarte ladies, including Paris in the Rodarte FOR OPENING CEREMONY layered ruffle dress and Rodarte for OPENING CEREMONY pom pom heels in moss. You can't go wrong with a dress you'll actually wear again after the big night, and this Proenza cocktail length dress is just that. The comfy formal look is definitely a plus if you're going to be romping around NY all night. With it's cotton back pannel, this William Okpo dress is perfect. Axel looks casual but appropriate in this J. Sabatino Dandy jacket, confetti dress shirt, and dandy pants. Plus, like the tan Opening Ceremony suiting option, he can totally wear each of these pieces on their own after the night is up. The final picks! Axel went for the Band of Outsiders 1-button blazer, Rodarte for Opening CeremonY BUTTONDOWN, and OPENING CEREMONY saddle shoES. Paris ended up in a CarveN DRESS topped off with a Maison Michel metal headband, Opening Ceremony par Robert Clergerie Vinyl ankle boots, and a Katy Rodriguez python clutch. PROM POSE! You knew it was coming... And it don't stop -- Paris carries the prom vibe on through the afterhours in a Rodarte prom-approved tee, Joomi Lim necklace, and Repetto tutu.

Adventures in Shopping: Prom at OC!

BY Daria Radlinski | Wed. December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM | a la mode
When I told people that I was helping our Mini Martha, Paris Starn, and her prom date Axel shop for their prom outfits, the general reaction was something like, "Oh god, you would never believe what I wore to prom…" So, in an effort to make sure that no one has that reaction when they look back on this year (or while trolling your Facebook), we decided to document our little shopping adventure at OCNY and show you our top picks for Prom 2011!

So grab your corsage, throw on your dancing shoes, and check out our shopping adventure below!

AND as a very special gift to our readers to get you ultra prom ready, use the codes below to get 10% off Band of Outsiders suits for men and the entire Rodarte for Opening Ceremony collection!


*Offer ends at 11:59 pm PST on May 31, 2011. This promotion is only valid online at and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Not valid on previous purchases, exchanges, or pre-orders.

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