Falling into Autumn!

Warm up the apple cider and pull on your cable knit sweater; it’s time for falling leaves, hay rides, corn mazes, and pumpkin picking.  Take a steam locomotive through the Shenandoah Valley, explore the Luray Caverns, just enjoy a ride through Skyline Drive – seeing all the colors fall has to offer, or try your hand at apple picking and making apple butter, or have a relaxing glass of wine at one of our many vineyards on a crisp fall day.  September, October, and November are beautiful months in Virginia – a great time to plan your visit and fall in love with our state and our dresses!

Warm up the apple cider and pull on your cable knit sweater; it’s time for falling leaves, hay rides, corn mazes, and pumpkin picking.  Take a steam locomotive through the Shenandoah Valley, explore the Luray Caverns, just enjoy a ride through Skyline Drive – seeing all the colors fall has to offer, or try your hand at apple picking and making apple butter, or have a relaxing glass of wine at one of our many vineyards on a crisp fall day.  September, October, and November are beautiful months in Virginia – a great time to plan your visit and fall in love with our state and our dresses!

Schedule an appointment at our Northern Virginia Studio:  Visit Encore!

Dancing with the Stars

The pro’s and celebrities are back in the ballroom for season 25 of Dancing with the Stars! The season premiere is Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8 PM EST on ABC.  The past three seasons, the designers and cast proved that thinking outside of the box for costuming was a no-brainer. The creative way they marry mainstream fashion with pop culture, music and choreography appeals to viewers of all ages. We love network television giving our style of dance the biggest spotlight it could–prime time! We will be watching–hope you will too!!   Big kudos as always to the choreographers, set designers, lighting crew, and costume designers!!

 

 

 

 

Encore Ballroom Couture is excited to announce our EXCLUSIVE affiliation with Randall Designs.  We are working with them to bring you these distinct Randall Christensen ballroom fashions, designed specifically for ABC’s “Hit” TV Series Dancing with the Stars. Randall was presented with a Primetime Emmy ® award for costume design for his stunning creations!

All of these dresses retain their original integrity and are authentic Dancing with the Stars show pieces. This is the FINAL remaining collection of Dancing with the Stars costumes.  Each one holds a unique place in television history. This is the last opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind memento from your favorite show!!

We are presenting the Dancing with the Stars collection in an auction format!  The dresses are listed with the minimum bid acceptable.  There is a make an offer button beside each dress.  We will review the bids at the end of each week.  It is recommended that you submit your best offer– the dress will be awarded to the highest bidder!!  These are the remaining dresses from the original collection.  It is an opportunity for you to own a part of television history!

Designer, Randall Christensen with Entertainer, Donnie Osmond, Ballroom Dancer, Kym Johnson Herjavec, Television Personality, Kelly Osbourne, and Singer, Mya

Check out our Dancing with the Stars collection today!!!  Shop Now

Hairpins to Hemlines

If you are a lady who follows mainstream trends or high-end runway fashion–it is now a little easier for you to make your dance wardrobe selections! Our fabulous new Fashion Correspondent Emma Francois helps point you in the right direction when it comes to marrying mainstream fashion with ballroom dress selection. She will explain the trends of the current season and provide examples of ballroom dresses from our inventory that you can rent or purchase while staying on trend! She takes all the guess work out and keeps you fabulous and fitting in while you are standing out!   HAIRPINS TO HEMLINES

 

– FALL 2017 FASHION –

 

 

 

FALL 2017 HAIRPINS TO HEMLINES Trend Report COMING SOON!

 

 

DO YOU HAVE MAIL?

Make sure you are signed up to receive our Hairpins to Hemlines Trend Report; it will enter your inbox seasonally.  Our electronic version of Hairpins to Hemlines has a lot of additional content–you don’t want to miss–trust us!

2017 Pantone Color of the Year...

The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery (Pantone 15-0343). Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute describes this year’s color selection as “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment.  Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” For more information on the 2016 color’s of the year, visit: pantone.com/coloroftheyear2017

TEAM ENCORE

Encore is excited to announce the success of one of our favorite Dress Department interns.  She came to us with a theatrical background looking to broaden her scope in costume design and refurbishment.  We have recently learned she has been hired as a member of the traveling wardrobe department for Disney’s, The Lion King. Wishing her much success and feel her training here at Encore was invaluable!

Simply Swarovski

Sparkle on Stage…with Swarovski

Swarovski remains the leader of cut crystal, and our industry would not be the same without it!

 

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Swarovski Fall/Winter 17|18 Crystal Collection