So last Saturday I had quite a night. I was a celebrity impersonator at a theater fundraiser event, it was a red carpet gala opening of the historical play 1776. (I didn't stay and watch the play, though, so I can't tell you how that was).
I was Audrey Hepburn.
Everyone has always told me I look like her because I have a long neck. After watching My Fair Lady, I had no problem with looking like someone that talented and beautiful. For the fundraiser, we bought Breakfast at Tiffanies and watched it while I fixed up my dress. It was… weird… but pretty good.
About the dresses: The black one we got in Ashville, we also go the gloves and tiara there. We found this dress shop… the lady had EVERYTHING. I ended up having to sew up the dress a little because it had a long slit, and wasn't quite form fitting enough… this was my goal:
Here's what I ended up with:
I also got to use my character shoes from ballet again… get another use of of the $40 buggers… anyway.
So it really just consisted of walking around and being Audrey. It was fun! all these old guys wanted pictures with me lol.
Then after the gala I went straight to prom! It was fun. The music was horrible, but some of us did get a few of our requested songs played (Weezer… Queen… )
And a quick rant about that:
Hello DJ, we're a bunch of white Christian homeschoolers and you're playing dirty rap and R&B! KNOW WHO YOU'RE CATERING TOO! At one point he had music videos up on the ceiling… those weren't ok either… anyway we got those down.
So yes Prom was fun but it had some downsides. I'm going to a second one later in May, and it's organized by a Christian family that I know and trust, so hopefully it'll be a better experience. Not to say it was bad, but it was just as disappointing as every other prom I've been to so far.
And before anyone asks no I didn't dance with anyone. I didn't have a date, and for some reason none of the guys at our prom ever volunteer themselves as partners. Well whatever… My dress made it hard to dance anyway and it would have been pretty awkward.
But it was pretty!
Anyway, here are the pictures.
Cat? Cat! OMG you should have seen my dress after I let her go. It was no longer black: it was orange… and hard to get off. ew. dumb cat.
the other cat. (aka king of the house.) My cat Bagherah sleeps in the flower box day in and day out... Ethan, my brother, said that since my PJ's had cats and tiaras on them, I should take a picture of me and my cat and my tiara. He's a pretty creative kid… my cat now has a facebook, by the way, and you can add him if you like. He's pretty entertaining.
Audrey :) My dad made the cigarette extender out of a dowel. He even painted ashes on the tip and made it look like it was glowing. He had so much fun showing that thing off! :)
The back of the dress…
Hair and makeup. took. three. hours. ugh.
Way bright… but yeah the dress is purty.
Audrey, Betty, (my awesome librarian!) and J0hn
probably one of the better Audrey shots.
Hannah, Me, and Carly at the prom. LOL my crown is glowing! awesomeness.
Can you guess what book cover this is a spoof of? Hannah had fun with this one, even though she didn't enjoy the book that much… (I have yet to read it).
So that was fun.
But I am going to that other prom in May, and I'm wearing this awesome dress… I'll post pictures later.