Saturday, June 30, 2012

The final touches...


"We had to decide: Do we want to do Saturday Night or go to our Senior Prom? We opted for Saturday Night Live."

- Mary-Kate Olsen

Every year parents spend hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars on their children's high school ball.
From suits to dresses, shoes, make-up and hair, High school balls or proms have become very elaborate affairs.
Formal dances have been around since the early 1800's but it wasn't till after the great depression and WW1 in American did proms and balls start to become what they are to teenagers today.
These once simple events where you wore your 'Sunday dress' have transformed over time into extremely extravagant nights of glam. 
Although here in New Zealand, we don't all quite throw 'Proms' like the Americans, my high school ball has been all anyone has been talking about at school recently.
So I wanted to share some little snaps of my ball outfit with you all..







1. Details of my shoes
2. My second hand vintage pearls
3. Unlike most people, i decided on flats for ball. These gorgeous babies are from forever new (got them on sale down from $80 to $25!).
4.  Rings also from forever new
5. The sewing pattern for my ball dress
6.  My ball ticket and rings

For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile now, you will know my mums been busy sewing my dress! With only a few more finishing touches till its done, ill happily be going to ball next week knowing that no one else will have the same dress as mine ;)

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33 comments:

  1. Love the detail pics, the flats go great with the metallic fabric! Can't wait to see the finished design :)

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  2. so gorgeous! <3

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  3. I love those sandals!!!^^
    pretty ones ;)

    xoxo

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  5. They look super cute!
    Great for summer=)
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  6. Well, in my country we don't do those kinds of dances, we celebrate our sinior year by sort-of renting a disco or club and invinting all of our friends and making one huge party only for those we want there, but there is no "ball" it's call a "sinior's party" (the translation kinda sucks) but I gotta admit that the formal party looks kinda fun, I mean, I would like to have both, the party and the ball.
    XO!

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  7. such an inspiration! I sew but im not good enough to sew a ball dress!
    can't wait to see you on my blog!
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  8. I am so so eager to see your ball dress finished! Can't wait for the pics! You've picked such great detailed shoes/jewelry to pair with it, I know you're going to look phenomenal!

    <3 Cambria
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  9. wow this is really gorgeous!! definetly in love!! and the material is stunning!! im following!!

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  10. Be careful with not getting stilettos on your toes though!! Can't wait to see the dress :)

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  11. Such pretty pictures!

    <3
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  12. love the shoesss!!! :D the details is perfect! :D
    I also love the photos.. <3 <3 <3
    good luck with the ball! :D

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  13. amazing photos!

    I just followed your lovely blog and liked this post on Bloglovin. Stay in touch ;)

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  14. beautiful shoes!

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  15. I am excited to see the look you'll be having in your prom!

    Arra
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  16. What perfect details and those sandals! Gorgeous


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  17. That is so cool that your mum is making your dress! Wish I had that idea for my prom :) xx

    {Satin&Souffles}

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  18. I love that you chose flats! That's definitely different :) great work

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  19. I love those sandals! Omg they are so beautiful!
    Xx
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  20. That is awesome! I Just had my prom a few days ago and had so much fun! I am excited to see your dress :)

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    xoxo

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  21. nice sandals :):) i'm following you, visit my blog if you want :)
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  22. Can't wait to see the whole outfit together! I hope you have fun at your ball!

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  24. Great photo's. Love your shoes!!

    Xx

    Marleen

    Style Route

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