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.

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

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Audra Mari in Ieena for Mac Duggal dress with cape!

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

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

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Audra Mari’s Winning Moment at Miss World America

CARRIE UNDERWOOD WOWS IN MAC DUGGAL GOWNS DURING 12 COSTUME CHANGES AT CMA’S

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.

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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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Love the look? View the dress here!

Send Us Your Homecoming Photos!

Homecoming season is here! Girls around the world have chosen Mac Duggal for their Homecoming event and we want to show our viewers the way they styled their Mac Duggal dress! If you wore Mac Duggal to homecoming send your photos to photos@macduggal.com for a chance to be featured on our social media pages and website!🏈 🏈

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