"I think the prom is very serious also. It's an American ritual, it's a rite of passage, and it's very much a part of this country."
- Mary Ellen Mark
- Mary Ellen Mark
Your last year of high school can be a stressful time. But it can also be a time of rewarding memories. Last month I let my assignments, university applications and deadlines slip from my mind and all focus was turned to my senior ball. Saying I was excited is probably an understatement. What can I say? I'm the kind of girl who loves an excuse to dress up and spend a whole night with friends.The night definitely had its magical moments, but in my eyes, the preparation and big lead up to the day was my favourite part of the whole experience. My amazingly talented mother made my ball dress all at home with our trusty family sewing machine. After countless trips to fabric stores all round Auckland, we finally found a pattern to my liking. From a pile of eighteen meters of tulle, she created this magnificent piece of art! Now you can see where Tara gets her sewing talents from ;)
Tara and I have always wanted to branch out into making videos for the blog. My senior ball seemed like the perfect opportunity to make that step. We wanted to take you guys along on the whole journey of the day and show you all the elements of my ball look. A video seemed like the best way to document it all, so Tara gained a new role as my personal camera woman for the day.
Makeup - $45 @ The Body Shop
Hair - Done by me, with the help of Youtube, and the coolest sister in the world
Dress - made by my mother costing just under $100 for pattern and fabric etc
Fur jacket - Great Grandmothers (Dont worry, its a fake one!)
Earrings - Grandmothers (worn by my sister for her senior ball too!)
Bracelet - Mother's, gift to her by my Auntie
Nail Polish - OPI Liquid Sand, Magazine Cover Mouse (Minnie Mouse Collection)