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How great do these NAM Barbies look in their Opening Number dresses designed by ASHLEYlauren from Ashley Rene’s?!
These ladies danced right in to the finale showing off the gorgeous design featuring a flowing chiffon cape for extra sass! We’re so excited to work with this years new titleholders and so grateful for the year we’ve had with the 2022-2023 Elite18! 👑
The titleholders vying for the National American Miss Princess Title look beautiful in their ASHLEYlauren Opening Number Dresses Sponsored by Ashley Rene's! These pieces are adorned with beading that looks like artwork! To complete the look, we've added a neckpiece with chiffon cape. The current National American Miss Princess, Priscilla had her own special Opening Number Romper that complimented the contestants look perfectly! Congratulations to Priscilla on a fantastic year of service! We can't wait to see who our new National American Miss Princess will be!
Ashley Rene's hosted the First Annual Doll Ball only at the IAM Pageant Powerhouse! We started our show with a performance from Brooklyn Knedlik followed by a fabulous fashion show by the Empowered18 in designs by ASHLEYlauren from Ashley Rene's!
The pageant had a special announcement for our International Junior Miss contestants as IJM creates a new home on their own, but stays a part of the Powerhouse
We presented the United States Marines Toys for Tots Volunteers with a surprise $10,000 check as well as over 700 dolls donated for the holiday season!
We can't wait to see you all next year at the Ashley Rene's Doll Ball!
✨ Have you heard?! iAM Pageant Powerhouse Contestants & anyone else in the Orlando area - You’re Invited! ✨
Ashley Rene’s is having an exclusive Trunk Show with designer ASHLEYLauren in Orlando, Florida at the iAM Pageant Powerhouse!
✨ Make sure to visit all week long & shop til you drop!! ✨
As National Sponsors, we will be attending all week from November 17th-25th! We are SO excited to offer all of you competing at NAM & IJM an experience to shop with us and find your dream wardrobe! You will have the ability to create custom pieces with ASHLEYLauren and buy directly off the rack for anything you may need last minute at the pageant!
If you attended our Trunk Show last year, then you know this year is going to be off the charts! We are bringing SO many dresses, including one-of-a-kinds! Plus, you know we are bringing the most AMAZING selection of Stefanie Somers earrings & Diverse Style Shoes! We are there to make sure your wardrobe is competition ready!
Sherri Hill Couture Trunk Show at Ashley Rene's
AR Girls, mark your calendars and get ready to shop! The most anticipated event of the pageant season is just around the corner. From December 1st to December 5th, Ashley Rene's is set to host an exclusive Sherri Hill Couture Trunk Show that's bound to leave every pageant girl breathless. This event is made for pageant clients from across the country, featuring a stunning array of New York Fashion Week pieces and multiple in-store exclusive Couture gowns to ensure you make an unforgettable statement at your Spring and Summer 2024 pageants. Get ready to step into the world of elegance, sophistication, and unmatched style.
Sherri Hill is a name synonymous with the pageant world's finest and most luxurious designs. With a legacy that spans over three decades, this renowned designer has become a go-to choice for contestants who aspire to capture the crown. The Sherri Hill Couture collection takes the art of pageant fashion to a whole new level, combining craftsmanship with innovative design to create gowns that truly shine.
For all fashion-forward pageant contestants, the Sherri Hill Couture Trunk Show at Ashley Rene's promises a sneak peek into the future of pageant fashion. The event will feature some of the most amazing gowns fresh from the runway at New York Fashion Week. These gowns are a testament to Sherri Hill's ability to capture the essence of contemporary elegance, setting the tone for the upcoming pageant season.
What sets the Sherri Hill Couture Trunk Show at Ashley Rene's apart is the inclusion of in-store Couture pieces. These gowns are not only unique but are also designed to cater to the diverse tastes and preferences of pageant contestants over all age divisions. Whether you're looking for a classic silhouette or a bold, contemporary statement piece, this trunk show has something for everyone. These exclusive gowns are bound to make you feel like a true royalty on the pageant stage.
The timing of this trunk show couldn't be more perfect. With the late Spring and Summer 2024 pageant season on the horizon, this event will give you a head start in securing your dream gown. The Couture pieces on display are not just fashion-forward but are also designed with the upcoming pageant season in mind, ensuring you'll be dressed to impress under the spotlight.
Why Should You Attend?
A One-of-a-Kind Experience: The Sherri Hill Couture Trunk Show at Ashley Rene's is not just a shopping opportunity; it's a fashion experience. You'll have the chance to explore and try on exquisite gowns that are not typically available in local stores.
Expert Guidance: The knowledgeable and friendly staff at Ashley Rene's will be on hand to help you find the perfect gown, ensuring you shine on stage.
Unbeatable Selection: With exclusive pieces and New York Fashion Week gowns, you'll have a vast selection to choose from, making it easier to find the gown that resonates with your unique style.
Early Access: Be the first to access the latest trends and ensure you stay ahead of the competition.
If you're a pageant contestant with an eye for fashion, the Sherri Hill Couture Trunk Show at Ashley Rene's from December 1st to December 5th is an event you won't want to miss. With New York Fashion Week pieces, in-store Couture gowns, and the upcoming Spring and Summer 2024 pageant season in mind, it's the perfect opportunity to find the gown that will make you stand out on stage and capture the crown. Prepare to turn heads, and let your journey towards pageant success begin with Sherri Hill's breathtaking designs. See you at Ashley Rene's, where dreams become reality!
Ashley Rene's Doll Ball
Ladies, get ready to embrace your inner Barbie as we step into the world of glitz, glamour, and all things pink at Ashley Rene's Doll Ball Party! Hosted only at the IAM Pageant Powerhouse, this soirée promises to be a night to remember. Whether you're a pageant pro or just looking for an excuse to have a fabulous time as we give back to those in need, it's essential to dress the part. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the perfect attire for this enchanting event, sprinkled with hints of Barbie, pink, and pure glam.Think Pink
Barbie is synonymous with the color pink, and for this event, it's your time to shine in shades of pink! From pretty pastels to bold fuchsias, choose a pink hue that complements your skin tone and makes you feel like the Barbie herself. Whether you opt for a pink dress, jumpsuit, or separates, make sure it's a shade that exudes confidence and charm.Sparkle and Sequins
Glamour is the name of the game, so don't be shy about incorporating sparkle and sequins into your outfit. A sequined gown, a sparkly Stefanie Somers earring, or metallic Diverse Style shoes can add that extra touch of extravagance to your look. Remember, at the Doll Ball Party, more is more when it comes to sparkle!Barbie-Inspired Outfits
Channel your inner Barbie with outfits that pay homage to the iconic doll. Consider dresses with A-line silhouettes, bows, ruffles, and playful accessories. You can even explore Barbie-themed accessories like pink sunglasses, pearl necklaces, or oversized bows to complete the look.Glamorous Makeup and Hair
No Barbie-inspired look is complete without flawless makeup and hair. Opt for a dewy complexion, dramatic lashes, and a bold pink lip. You can also experiment with pink eyeshadow or rhinestone accents for that extra pop. When it comes to hair, think sleek ponytails, voluminous curls, or even a glamorous updo adorned with sparkly hairpins.Accessories
Accessories are your secret weapon for elevating your outfit. Consider statement earrings and elegant heels that tie your look together. Remember, Ashley Rene's is here to dress you in head-to-toe glam to walk the Pink Carpet!Confidence is Key
No matter what you choose to wear, remember that confidence is your best accessory. Walk the Pink Carpet and into the Doll Ball Party with your head held high, a smile on your face, and a twinkle in your eye. After all, Barbie's greatest asset has always been her self-assured attitude!
That's right! Ashley Rene's will be awarding special prizes during the Doll Ball as well as announcing the new Face of Ashley Rene's! Be sure to be dressed to impress in your Ashley Rene's Doll Ball attire incase you walk the runway to accept your award!
Ashley Rene's Doll Ball Party at the IAM Pageant Powerhouse is your opportunity to shine like a real-life Barbie doll. Embrace the glitz, glam, and all things pink, and let your inner diva take center stage. With the right outfit and a dash of confidence, you're sure to turn heads and have a fabulous time at this unforgettable event. So, dress to impress, donate your doll for admission & dance the night away to make memories that will last a lifetime. Barbie would be proud!
Shop some of our favorite Doll Ball inspired looks here! We can't wait to see you all dazzle and donate as your walk the Pink Carpet at the event of the year only at the IAM Pageant Powerhouse! We want to see you rocking your Ashley Rene's looks! To schedule your in-store appointment or shop from afar, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Ashley Rene’s Presents….The First Annual Doll Ball at the IAM Pageant Powerhouse!
Hey Dolls! Are you ready to dazzle & donate?! This years Ashley Rene’s party is combining two of our favorite things: Glitter & Sparkle and the Purpose of the Powerhouse: Service! To enter the Doll Ball your admission is simple! Bring a brand new packaged doll or Barbie as a donation for Toys for Tots and you’ll be in to Ashley’s dream house for the Doll Ball!
Join us Tuesday Nov 21st as we walk the pink carpet in our favorite Ashley Rene’s style and give back this holiday season! Stay tuned to hear about attire, prizes, and more!
Brought to you by Ashley Rene’s x ASHLEYlauren in partnership with Toys for Tots!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OWNER OF ASHLEY RENE'S PROM AND PAGEANT FOR BEING INDUCTED
IN TO THE CLASS OF 2023 MICHIANA 40 UNDER 40
THE RECIPIENTS ARE SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST AND MOST COMPASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS IN THE REGION. BEYOND THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT WORK, THE HONOREES ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY AND THEIR SELFLESS DESIRE TO GIVE BACK. WITH TALENT STILL BEING A FOCAL POINT IN DRIVING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, A PROGRAM LIKE MICHIANA 40 UNDER 40 IS ANOTHER ASSET THAT DIFFERENTIATES OUR REGION FROM OTHERS. HIGHLIGHTING THE AMAZING GIFTS OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IS ANOTHER INTEGRAL PART OF THE QUALITY OF PLACE ENVIRONMENT THAT EXISTS IN THE REGION. THIS YEAR, THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECEIVED OVER 190 APPLICATIONS! THIS IS THE 17TH YEAR FOR THE MICHIANA FORTY UNDER 40 PROGRAM, WHICH SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON YOUNG ADULTS, PROFESSIONALS, LEADERS, AND EXECUTIVES ACHIEVING OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS BEFORE THE AGE OF 40, WHILE ALSO ENGAGING IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
THE SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE INTERVIEWED ALL CLASS INDUCTEES ASKING QUESTIONS FROM FUN FACTS ABOUT THEMSELVES TO HOW THEY STARTED IN BUSINESS. TAKE A PEEK AT ASHLEY RENE'S ANSWERS BELOW!
We at Ashley Rene's and all of our AR Girls around the nation celebrate this incredible moment for Ashley!
Make sure to wish her 'Congratulations' the next time you see her and continue to shop small and shop local!
Ashley Rene's Prom and Pageant:
Named '#1 Dress Store in the Country' by The Pageant Planet!
We are completely honored and humbled to have been voted the #1 Dress Store in the entire country! The Ashley Rene's staff works hard each day to provide our customers with the best shopping experience. We know when you walk into our store that you are shopping for one of the most memorable days of your life. Whether it be for prom or for your dream pageant title, we understand that you want to wear something that represents YOU and that you look and feel good in! We strive to get to know each Ashley Rene's Girl throughout their time in the store; this way we can help guide her in the right direction towards finding the perfect dress!
We are incredibly lucky to get to know thousands of young ladies each year and we thank each and every one of them for trusting us! Ashley Rene's has a large clientele base located from all over the country. Not only do we work with our local prom and pageant girls but we work with clients virtually from nearly every state and have clients drive or fly in to our store for the Ashley Rene's experience each week! If you have yet to shop with us, we highly encourage you to come visit and see why we are the #1 Dress Store in the Counry! Not only will you receivce top-notch customer service, but you will get to shop among thousands of designer dresses including Sherri Hill, Sherri Hill Couture, ASHLEYlauren, Rachel Allan, Ellie Wilde, Jovani and so many more. Please email us at email@example.com for any questions or to schedule your appointment!
Join us for a Sherri Hill Couture Trunk Show
January 29th - 31st at Ashley Rene's in Granger, Indiana!
Sherri Hill is sending us her latest and greatest pieces of her couture collection and we cannot wait for you to see!
You will be able to special order or create a custom gown of your dreams depending on your wear date and we will have samples available to purchase off the rack!
We will also have little girl pageant gowns available to shop, too!
This trunk show is PERFECT for all Ashley Rene's Girls!
For more information or to schedule your appointment with our experienced staff, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN US FOR OUR BIGGEST SALE EVER - 2020
ALL DRESSES IN STORE WILL BE 50% OFF! And all already marked down dresses will be an additional 50% off — yay!
Ashley Rene's has worked extremely hard to follow the local and CDC COVID-19 guidelines and do our part in keeping our community safe! We will offer customers many stations for sanitizing throughout the store and we will be sanitizing in between each customer.
MISS USA 2020
As an evening gown sponsor for multiple Miss USA state organizations, each year we look forward to getting to dress the state titleholders for one of the biggest moments of their life:
Competing for the title of Miss USA!
The Ashley Rene's team works with designer, Sherri Hill, and the titleholders to create their dream gown... or in Miss Utah USA's case, a dream pantsuit!
Miss Indiana USA, Alexis Lete, chose a gorgeous dark red fully beaded gown with a halter style neckline and fringe detailing througout the skirt! Alexis made us and the state of Indiana so proud and finished placing 3rd Runner-Up to Miss USA wearing Ashley Rene's! Alexis' evening gown was voted one of the Top 17 gowns at Miss USA by Insider.com!
Miss Nevada USA, Victoria Olona, chose a modern princess-style ballgown with a metallic skirt and fully beaded bodice and off the shoulder straps! You'd never believe us when we say the gown had to have weighed more than 15 pounds because Victoria just floated on stage! Victoria's gown was voted one of the Top 17 evening gowns at Miss USA by Insider.com!
From the moment she was crowned Miss Utah USA, Rachel Slawson, knew she wanted to make a statement and be different with her wardrobe choices. We discussed many options and she decided she felt most confident being the first ever contestant to wear a pantsuit on the Miss USA stage during the evening gown competion! Rachel wore a gold liquid bead two-piece pantsuit and it could not have shined more! We loved her bravery and how much she embraced being different than the other contestants. Her pantsuit was voted one of the Top 17 looks at Miss USA by Insider.com!
ASHLEY RENE'S GIVES
BACK DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The coronavirus pandemic has postponed a lot of things, including prom. But that hasn’t stopped Ashley Rene’s Prom and Pageant from doing everything they can to help high schoolers and the community.
We recently learned that our garment bags are made of the same protective fabric that can be used to make masks for healthcare workers and the immunocompromised. Community members, other local businesses, including the Pink Pineapple Boutique, & our amazing Ashley Rene’s clients have teamed up with us and we are so excited to say we’ve donated enough fabric to make nearly 7,000 masks! We've been able to not only help those within our community, but our clients across the entire country stepped up and have began making masks and filters out of our garment bags for those in their community, too!
Ashley Rene’s is so proud that we could make a small gesture in hopes to create a big impact on those who are on the front line of this crisis our country and community is facing.
Thank you to everyone who has been working diligently to make masks for those who need them most!
Check out the local coverage from WNDU regarding Ashley Rene's giving back here.
ASHLEY RENE'S X ASHLEYLAUREN TRUNK SHOW IN GRANGER, INDIANA!
Ashley Rene’s is extremely excited for our ASHLEYlauren Trunk Show that we will be hosting on March 13th-15th!
Designer ASHLEYlauren will be in store with her latest collection and will be available to help design custom pieces for you, too!
She will also be bringing exclusive & one of a kind pieces just for our Ashley Rene’s Girls
— including our littlest ones!
Pageant Coaches Mary Lynn Swenson and Pageants2Go will be here to help you prep and Meagan Gilbert Photography has an exclusive package for headshots just for our trunk show weekend!
We are scheduling appointments NOW — email email@example.com for more info or to schedule!
ASHLEY RENE'S GOWNS VOTED INTO THE
TOP 10 BEST EVENING GOWNS IN 2019 BY THE PAGEANT PLANET!
Ashley Rene's is so honored to have had some of our favorite gowns of 2019 place in the
Pageant Planet's Top 10 Best Evening Gowns of 2019!
As one of the industry's leaders in pageant wardrobe styling, we pride ourselves in working with each and every one of clients helping them find the perfect gown that not only they look beautiful in but that they feel beautiful in, too! An evening gown is a way to express yourself and show your personality on stage and these Ashley Rene's girls knocked it out of the park with their evening gown choices!
Placing #7 in the Best Teen Evening Gowns of 2019 is IJM International Teen 2019, Rachael Evren! Rachael was formerly the Miss Australia IJM Teen when she reached out to find her perfect evening gown for IJM Internationals. She chose a stunning aqua blue, strapless Sherri Hill Couture ballgown that has a fully beaded bodice and a dramatic organza skirt.
We finished the look with matching Stefanie Somers earrings!
Coming in at #10 for The Best Miss Evening Gowns of 2019 is Miss Nevada USA, Tianna Tuamoheloa! Tianna wore a custom Sherri Hill Couture gown on the Miss USA stage this past year. Tianna's gown was a white taffeta ballgown with a fully crystal beaded one-shoulder top and bodysuit. It also had a high side slit to showcase the body suit underneath. This look was unique and a complete standout on stage! Tianna placed in the Top 5 at Miss USA and as her evening gown sponsor, we are SO proud!
Placing #5 in the Top 10 for The Best Miss Evening Gowns of 2019 is Miss Utah USA, Amanda Giroux! It's no surpise Amanda placed in the Top 10 with this one-of-a-kind Sherri Hill Couture dress! This gown was a fitted siloutette made with a heavy jersey material that could be worn with or without the separate one-shoulder fully beaded accent piece that had Swarovski Crystals dripping from the arm to the stage... talk about amazing! We are a proud evening gown sponsor for Miss Utah USA and
it was such an honor working with Amanda!
Congratulations to all of our Ashley Rene's girls! We are thankful to have been apart of your journey!
ASHLEY RENE'S IS EXCITED TO PRESENT
OUR VERY FIRST MISS AMERICA!
Earlier this summer Camille flew from Virginia to Indiana to have the Ashley Rene's shopping experience! Previously, Camille won Miss Virginia wearing a beautiful long-sleeve Sherri Hill Couture gown from Ashley Rene's. As the Official Wardrobe Sponsor for Miss Virginia we were thrilled to have the opportunity to further work with Camille to find her perfect Miss America Wardrobe!
Camille spent the weekend with us shopping for everything from appearance wear, other competition and visitation dresses to her winning Sherri Hill Couture Evening Gown!
Camille chose a stunning, rich navy blue velvet gown. It was a mermaid fit & flare style with a one-shoulder bodice. The top of the shoulder and back straps had beautiful Swarovski crystal embellishments to which we had custom Stefanie Somers earrings made to match to complete her winning look!
Camille's Sherri Hill Couture gown and Stefanie Somers earrings from Ashley Rene's were also featured by Insider.com as One of the 27 Best Looks from the Miss America 2020 Competition! Interested in having Camille's look? Checkout the link to purchase here and contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so extremely honored to have dressed Camille and cannot wait to see her succeed throughout her year as Miss America 2020! Congratulations, beautiful!
We are thrilled to call you an Ashley Rene's Girl!
Every gown needs the perfect Stefanie Somers earrings and Camille's were no exception!
NAM NATIONALS BTS AND RECAP
The Ashley Rene’s x ASHLEYlauren Trunk Show was epic! From custom couture gowns, interview tweeds to fun and flirty cocktail dresses and killer runway outfits, #TEAMfabulous was so proud to be a National Sponsor for the National American Miss Organization! Here are some of our favorite looks this week!
Sarah Rose Summers, Miss USA, and Hailey Colborn, Miss Teen USA, looked absolutely killer for the Thanksgiving Banquet.
The Official Opening Number Dresses were custom designed by #ASHLEYlauren and provided by Ashley Rene’s! The incredible NAM National Finalists rocked these adorable rose gold dresses on stage and looked #TEAMfabulous!
We are so excited to announce the Senior Face of Ashley Rene’s, Ava Ernst! Ava killed it on the runway in a full fringe beaded cocktail dress in ice blue! Ava will be headed to Atlanta this summer to model for ASHLEYlauren during World of Prom! We are so excited to have her join #TEAMfabulous!
Lastly, the NAM Pajama Jam was everything! ASHLEYlauren and Ashley Rene’s enjoyed signing autographs pillowcases, snapping fun Instagram photos and sponsoring the PJ Party with special sweet treats!
Fun fact: Ashley Rene Tucker-Swathwood was the very first NAM National Miss Titleholder in 2003! You will be in great hands with a knowledgeable AND fashionable team!
In the upcoming weeks we will be providing more information on how to schedule your appointment to ensure you don’t miss out on this amazing experience!
We cannot wait to work with you-- the countdown is on!
Let's get pageant ready! Join us for our upcoming Pageant Prep Weekend!
Feel your best at your next pageant after working with the best in the Michiana area!
We are now taking appointments for our Sherri Hill Couture, ASHLEYlauren, & Fernando Wong Interview Trunk Shows! Come see what the Michiana area has to offer for all things pageant... with opportunities for headshots by Meagan Gilbert Photography, make-up lessons by Ashley Troxel, coaching by Pageants2Go and Reign Pageantry & being styled by the best at Ashley Rene's — you will leave feeling fully prepared for your upcoming pageant!
Email email@example.com for more information or to schedule a wardrobe appointment
and get contact information for the other opportunies this Pageant Prep Weekend has to offer!
AYOP IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS...
Come see our new location in Granger, Indiana! Within walking distance from the Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn, you can shop the thousands of dresses in stock and hundreds on sale up to 75% off just for you! Twirlers receive an extra discount off accessories and a free gift with purchase! From cocktail dresses, long gowns, interview attire, little girl dresses and jumpsuits, and all the accessories you could imagine... Ashley Rene's is the place to get any last minute winning wardrobe pieces!
Are you ready to be an #ashleyrenesgirl? Check out some of our favorite twirlers and pageant clients!
Sherri Hill Couture Trunk Show
Browse and shop our in stock couture gowns by clicking here!
A Sneak Peek of our Private Ashley Rene's Couture Boutique
Ashley Rene’s to Relocate and Expand to New Storefronts in Granger