This Is Why I’m Fabulous

Looking for Information about the Mac Duggal 2018 Fabulous Model Search? This webpage was created for the 2017 search. We are no longer accepting entries for the 2017 search. But here is where to find info about the current 2018 Fabulous Model Search



Are you the new face of Fabulouss™?

Enter the nationwide interactive model search. No previous modeling experience required.
How to Apply
You can apply by submitting a photo or video on your social media accounts. Use the caption to tell us why you are fabulous and tag the post @Macduggal #MacDuggal & #ThisIsWhyImFabulous. Make sure that your account is public.

Winners of this interactive model search will receive a once in a lifetime opportunity including a modeling contract, interviews with major press outlets, walking in fashion shows, catalog shoots, and much more.  We’ve lined up some great year round events for the winner.

Phase One:

Interactive Model Search via social media

Applicants will upload their submissions via social media using tags @MacDuggal, #MacDuggal, and #ThisIsWhyImFabulous (must include all 3 to be eligible). Submission deadline has been extended until midnight February 3, 2017.

Phase Two:

Chosen contestants will be invited to a casting call in New York City during New York Fashion Week where semifinalists will be chosen

Phase Three:

Semifinalists will be invited to Mac Duggal headquarters for an official screen test

Phase Four:

Winner(s) will be chosen and will receive modeling contract with Mac Duggal

Finalists will walk in Mac Duggal Fashion Week

Please read the terms and conditions and the model release agreement for the Mac Duggal This Is Why I’m Fabulous Model Search. For additional questions please contact

We look forward to seeing you!

5 Dresses to Rock Your Prom Night

We know you want to look flawless on prom night. In order to assist you in the search for the perfect dress, we’ve chosen 5 of our favorites dresses that are certain to make you look gorgeous.


Because we all know that girls love flowers, so why not wear them on your prom dress? With this strapless mermaid dress, you can be sure that you will have all the attention that you deserve. This floral dress will fit perfectly your curves and makes you feel sexy and confident.

Style 66029M


Why not try a two-piece dress for prom? It’s the new fashion trend that will make you look like a movie star on the red carpet. You will show just enough skin to be sexy and classy at the same time, and the best thing is that whatever size you are, we know you will look amazing and feel confident! The dress is decorated by thousands of sequins and beads to make you shine all night long.

Style 4486M


This dress is by far our favorite! It’s the perfect match with its mixed prints of black & white and pink. The diagonal stripes and strapless bodice with bring attention to your collar bones, and accentuate your waist to make you look like a modern princess.

Style 40597H


Who said fully sequined dresses were just for New Year’s Eve? This long dress will make you look like a movie star, and help you exude confidence. With the cutout on the leg and the open back you will feel like the sexiest girl on the room. Who will be able to resist you in this dress?

Style 4509A


If you’re not sure if you want to go with a long dress or a short romper, this is the perfect dress for you! The long Aztec printed overskirt will bring the attention to your top. You can change your look anytime of the night by taking off the over skirt and rocking the romper underneath.

Style 30436A


There’s nothing quite like a friendly fashion face-off and this one is a lot of fun! Both Eva Longoria and her good friend Courtney Lopez were spotted in the exact same Ieena Duggal cocktail dress. Courtney wore the dress first back at Eva’s wedding and it appears Eva was such a fan that she decided to wear it on the red carpet at the 13th Annual Dubai International Film Festival. Both ladies looked spectacular so we’ll leave the judgement up to you – who wore it best?

A Friendly Fashion Face Off!

Courtney wore the dress in May to Eva’s wedding

Eva Longoria on the red carpet at The 13th Annual Dubai International Film Festival 

STYLE 62288i from the SS16 collection

See more Ieena Duggal styles at

Audra Mari Miss World America

audra mari portrait photoFollow Audra Mari, Miss World America, on her road to competing at the Miss World pageant. Mac Duggal designed dresses for her to wear during her journey and at the pageant. The Miss World pageant was held in Washington D.C on December 18th.

Shown below is Audra during her tour leading up to Miss World

Audra was born in 1994  and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. Prior to becoming a professional model, she was a student at North Dakota State University majoring in Public Relations and Communications. She was crowned Miss World America on July 8th. In addition to being named the overall winner, Audra was the winner of the interview competition and named the co-winner of the top model.

As a Beauty With A Purpose, Mari is passionate about humanitarian work and advocates for the Irie Foundation, an organization whose mission is to empower at risk youth to lead productive lives through cultural experiences, educational initiatives mentorship programs, and scholarship opportunities.

We’ll be following Audra’s tour (@audramari) as she continues her journey to Miss World. So be sure to return between now and December 20th to view more of her stunning looks

Audra Mari’s Winning Moment at Miss World America

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Co-Winner of the Top Model Competition at Miss World America

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Virginia Photo Shoot

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Audra Mari’s LA Photo Shoot
photo credit @HernanPhotography)

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Boston Photo Shoot and Appearance with Mr. World America

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Meeting Boston Councillor Tito Jackson and Speaking with ABCD Youth Engaged in Action

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Audra Mari Modeling Mac Duggal Dresses in Atlanta

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Audra’s photo shoot debuting the new Offical Miss World America crown ring by Elyse Fine Jewelers.


Press photo for the inaugural Key to the City of Fargo holder


Audra Mari in Ieena for Mac Duggal dress with cape!


Audra Mari and Ana Girault MISS MEXICO at the Miss World pageant!


Top 10 finalist at Miss World 2016 Pageant Audra Mari representing the United States in her national costume. Custom design Mac Duggal.


Audra Mari’s Winning Moment at Miss World America


Carrie Underwood is known for many things, her talent as a singer songwriter granted her the ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ award last night at the 50th Annual CMA Country Music Association awards. Her talent is undeniable, however, last night viewers took notice to her mega fashion statements and continuous wardrobe changes. Carrie made sure to make a big fashion statement by changing 12 times, two more than last year’s award show. Two of which were #MacDuggal gowns. Congratulations Carrie on this prestige award!

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Carrie LOVE’s Mac Duggal! Here are other times Carrie chose Mac Duggal:

SkatingFashionista’s First Homecoming Dress

Repost from JoJo Beal’s Skating Fashionista
This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be writing on my MacDuggal Homecoming dress.  I fell in love with this dress the first moment I saw it.

From the beginning I knew I wanted to skate in it and wear it to the big dance.  In life things don’t always turn out the way you’d like them too.  Prince charming never showed up to take me to the dance.  But the dress came so I wore it.

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As a fashionista I just have to take a moment to talk about the dress.  I chose it from the Homecoming Collection of MacDuggal.  It was a hard decision because there are so many choices in that collection and in the After 5 Collection that are perfect for homecoming or just when you feel like dressing like a princess.

After wearing this dress out, I have to say I’m a believer that you shouldn’t just wait for a special occasion to wear a princess dress.  If you feel like dressing up just do it.  It’s so easy to set expectations and live waiting for that moment.  Then if something happens and the moment doesn’t come or isn’t what you thought it would be, you’re left disappointed.

So my advice, don’t live waiting for that right time to wear your dress – where your dress & make the moment happen.  If you don’t have expectations, you won’t know if things go wrong so you’re more likely to just have fun.

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Above & below I’m at the Carmel Valley Skate Park before the sun went down.

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One of the things that drew me to the dress was it’s beading.  I’ve watched my share of Say Yes to the Dress and I always love beaded bodices.  I had never had one so I learned that they are heavy.

I think the beauty outweighs the inconvenience of the weight, however I wasn’t feeling comfortable enough to drop in the pool with it.  Another benefit of the beaded bodice is the sparkle of rhinestones in gold and silver stones make you feel like you’re Cleopatra plus you don’t need any extra necklaces.

skate boarding in style

Another feature I loved was the flare short skirt that really makes a statement when you get enough speed.  And a hidden feature that I absolutely adore is the dress has pockets.

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Above close up of the beading & pockets.  When you skateboard you have to expect to fall.  The reason I’m playing it “safe” and avoiding the bowl (at least for now) is that before I ever saw this dress, I knew I wanted to donate any homecoming or prom dresses I get to charity.

Shopping is something I take for granted.  I’m always moved when I hear how companies like Sleep Train are doing something to help kids.

I recently looked up on their web page and read

There are over 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system, many of which have entered with little to no possessions. Many have suffered the effects of poverty, neglect, and even abuse.

And I’ve worked with Bombas Socks who for every pair sold donates a pair of socks – over 1.3 million socks so far.

Socks are the most requested item in homeless shelters.

Why would someone in a foster home, or shelter, or family without a lot or any extra spending money need a princess dress?  Why wouldn’t they?  I believe every person has the right to dress like a princess and attend homecoming, prom, or any other event they want to.

Part of the series of posts on this dress will be on organizations that help girls (people) in need find prom dress.  Skateboarding is not a crime, fashion is not a crime, and dressing like a princess is not a crime!

Till next time keep it stylish on & off the board.

Want to see more stylish skating photos? Check out JoJo’s SkatingFashionista blog.

The Perfect Cold Shoulder Dress

There is nothing better than finding the perfect “It Girl” dress. A dress that’s on trend without being too trendy. A dress you can pull out of your closet slip on and instantly be transformed into a more confident self. This cold shoulder dress from the Ieena for Mac Duggal Fall 2016 collection has all the elements of the perfect dress.

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Pair the dress with a vegan leather bomber and booties for the perfect street style look to peruse the city streets.

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This dress is the perfect day to night dress. The quarter length hemline is work appropriate. While the cut out detailing adds some spice for a night on the town.

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high neck cold shoulder dress

Love the look? View the dress here!