Eva Pappas came to America as an immigrant from Greece with her family working hard to achieve the “American Dream”. Eva is a professional stylist and consultant to Miss New York contestants, models and celebrities and has dedicated herself to using this success to helping those in need.
Eva Pappas is a consultant for the Miss New York as well as Miss Teen New York, Mrs. New York and Mrs. New York International and is proud to have worked with many first place winners. In the famous Miss. New York Pageants Eva’s girls have placed first in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013 & 2014!
Eva has worked with her daughter Stephanie to open another EVA! A completely unique store with a story all its own. This mother-daughter combo is unstoppable. Stephanie has learned well from her mother and can be found at
EVA in Manhattan!
As Seen in Prom Guide!
“Picking out the perfect prom dresses is a good start towards looking good on prom night, but it won’t do anything for you unless you have the right sense of style when you’re wearing it. Eva’s of Sayville, on Long Island, is a store with a unique look and a red carpet feel that was created as a boutique where every woman can go to look and feel her personal best. Chic is more than just a pretty prom dress, it’s a look that makes a lasting impression.”
As Seen in Mitzvah Market!
“The small staff caters to your every need and will go to all ends to make your dream into a reality.”
As Seen in the Sayville News!
“...selections are beautiful and unique, making shopping…visual treats. They will offer you expert advice and their friendly service is consistent and readily available.”
As Seen on Patch.com!
“This is no ordinary women’s boutique. Eva is high end and exclusive, offering fine clothing, accessories and jewelry for very special occasions.”
From a real customer on LI Weddings
“My mom went to a few other stores and kept seeing the same dresses over and over. Although Eva’s carries some of the same designers as the other stores, their selection was very different. It was more like a boutique, where every sample dress was hand picked for something about its style. We all loved my mom’s dress….She even took the seamstress’s phone number so she could use her for future alterations. We would recommend Eva’s.”
Eva sits on the board of the National Organization for Women’s Safety Awareness, Inc. – Voices for a Cause where she fights to end violence against women. She has donated endless hours, goods , services and finances to the Carol Baldwin Foundation, The American Heart Association and has hosted and volunteers her goods and services for countless fashion shows to every charity that contacts her.
Award Winning Charity Work!
- The Good Shepherd Hospice at Catholic Services honors Eva with the Circle of Friends Award
- Suffolk County Clerk Angie Carpenter honors Eva with a certificate for her outstanding dedication and work with the Good Shepherd Hospice at Catholic Services
- Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy honors Eva with a certificate for her participation in the ‘Girls Going Places’ conference through the Suffolk County Office of Women’s Services
- Eva is honored for her work with the Fortunato Breast Health Center at Mather Hospital and her work in putting on a fashion show to raise funds for the program
- Eva was awarded Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide honors for her leadership and achievement in her industry and community
- Jovani awards Eva with a Recognition plaque of Excellence for Prom and Special Occasion
National Organization for Women’s Safety Awareness
The NOWSA stands for the National Organization for Women’s Safety Awareness. The NOWSA’s goal is to help prevent crime and violence against women of all ages and from all walks of life. The NOWSA is working towards establishing a network of organizations including various civic and corporate partners, public schools, colleges, universities, public safety departments and government agencies, that will promote women's safety awareness in many different ways, such as through speaking engagements and seminars, campaigns, internet programs and other events. Our audience includes women of all ages, with a focus on our youth. On Thursday, September 15th, Eva ran an Fashion show charity event, to raise money for this cause. Eva showed off her Prom girls, mother of the bride and guest attire. It was a wonderful event and showed how important women safety is. Visit TheNOWSA.org for more information.
The Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund
The Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support both new and established researchers investigating the causes, prevention and treatment of breast cancer. They promote awareness of breast cancer through education and direct support of research necessary to find the causes, prevention, and ultimately, the cure for the disease. Eva supports and believes that Breast Cancer needs to be treated.
The Cinderella Project is a project that I developed in 2004 to give financially disadvantaged girls on Long Island a dress to attend their prom. While I am now a successful businesswoman, owning my own high-end clothing boutique; that was not always the case. I came to America as an immigrant from Greece with my family and worked hard to achieve the ‘American Dream’. I remember my high school years, not being able to buy the newest cloths, and worst of all, not being able to attend my prom because my parents couldn’t afford to buy me a dress. I believe that every girl (and woman) deserves to feel like a princess at certain points in her life, the senior prom being one of them. That is why I developed the Cinderella Project where I offer my services as a stylist and a gown to deserving girls that come from financially disadvantaged families. - Eva
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I be eligible for the Cinderella Project?
Every year, I send out information to school districts across Long Island asking guidance counselors to inform a few deserving girls of this program. If you would like to take the initiative, fill out the ‘student form,’ ask your guidance counselor to fill out the ‘Counselor Form’ and return them to EVA.
What does a girl chosen to participate actually receive?
A girl chosen to participate will receive one-on-one styling time with Eva Pappas and a dress. To serve the large volume of girls in need of this assistance, EVA cannot currently offer free alterations or accessories.
If you participated in the Cinderella Project we’d love to hear from you! Send us a photo and a few sentences about your experience!
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