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RIHQ: Prom Throwbacks

Don't make the same mistakes that we did…


As prom season approaches, it’s time to think about your look. Nothing haunts us quite like the awful outfit choices we made so it’s important to make sure you do it right. At RIHQ we’ve been feeling nostalgic so started looking back at our prom looks, much to our despair. To stop you from feeling like us in 6+ years, we decided to debut our throwback prom pics alongside the much improved things we would wear if we were given a second chance. Sit back, relax and laugh at what RIHQ wore way back when…

Zain Siddique
SEO Executive
Class Of: 2009


Describe your prom look in three words: Asian, boujee, awful
How did you arrive? I was a tomboy so I made a pact with my mum that if I wore her idea of a dress, I could go to prom on a scooter.
What was your prom song? Pitbull – Hotel Room Service
Did you have a date? My date was my sister… sad I know
What would you do differently? Wear what I want and burn the crown in the photo!

Zain’s 2019 prom look:

Mikey Dale
Menswear PR Manager
Class Of: 2000


Describe your prom look in three words: Leather. Leather. Leather.
How did you arrive? White stretch limo. Natch.
What was your prom song? George Baker – Little Green Bag. We had recently seen Reservoir Dogs and were attempting to channel that here… a resounding success as you can see.
Did you have a date? No. Not until at least 2002.
What would you do differently? Get a much bigger leather jacket.

Mikey's 2019 prom look:

Lorna Peach
Digital Designer
Class Of: 2010


Describe your prom look in three words:
Bright, embellished and err tacky
How did you arrive? In a double decker red London bus with 20 people.
What was your prom song? Kesha –Tik Tok
Did you have a date? Yes
What would you do differently? I wouldn’t wear the dress I wore and wouldn’t have bleached my hair bright blonde because I looked like a lightbulb!

Lorna's 2019 prom look:

Martin Holding
Senior PPC Executive
Class Of: 2008


Describe your prom look in three words: Black, shiny, ballroom
How did you arrive? We arrived in an open-top double decker bus with balloons and streamers in the school colours.
What was your prom song? I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry & Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
Did you have a date? No, there were eight of us that went together as a group.
What would you do differently? Choose an outfit a little less traditional and something a little more out there. I’d also get a different hair cut!


Martin's 2019 prom look:

Jess Kerrigan
Category Assistant
Class Of: 2010

Describe your prom look in three words: Bright, pretty, girly
How did you arrive? In my friend’s Dad’s Bentley (and I chipped by front tooth on route, sipping on a bottle of wine in the back…)
What was your prom song? Usher - OMG
Did you have a date? Nope, went with the girls!
What would you do differently? Lose the heavy eye make up.


Jess' 2019 prom look:

Billy Martin
Press Assistant
Class Of: 2013


Describe your prom look in three words: Little bit dull.
How did you arrive? I arrived with some friends in a Pink Panther bus which repeatedly played the the Pink Panther theme tune through its outdoor speakers.
What was your prom song? Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Did you have a date? Several…
What would you do differently? Probs tame my mane and tone down the tan!

Billy's 2019 prom look:

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