Sunday, August 18, 2013

Getting ready with me: Senior Ball/Prom 2013


"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 



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 tulleshe 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. 




The details:

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)
Shoes - Novo Shoes, on sale for $25 down from $65


We hope you enjoy our video, Tara stayed up way  too late for many nights editing it all (silly!). We are pretty pleased with how it turned out, so thumbs up the video if you like it :)




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24 comments:

  1. The dress is absolutely gorgeous, I wish I had it.. haha. You look amazing!
    xoxo
    Snigdha

    http://modanoa.blogspot.com

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  2. woow. this is reaally cuuuteee :D I love your photos and the video as well <3

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  3. Oh what a beautiful dress - your mother is very talented! looks like such a fun night :)


    Away From Blue

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  4. I'm so glad that you were able to go. That dress is AMAZING! You look so beautiful.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  5. Gahh!!! This is soo cute!! You, tara, and your date are all soo cute!! I loved watching this!! I hope you do more of them! And your dress is absolutely MAGNIFICENT!!! So Gorgeous!
    xox
    Leah
    www.flowerthewall.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow, your mum is so talented! That dress looks absolutely stunning, and so do you! Hope you had a fabulous night :)

    -Helena
    helenashideaway.blogspot.com

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  7. THat dress is freaking gorgeous


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  8. Amazing outfits! <3 All of you looking beautiful! :)

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  9. You are really pretty!! :)

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    A chic kiss ;)

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  10. Ohmygosh, you look absolutely gorgeous! I hope I look as beautiful as you for my senior prom:)
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

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  11. Beautiful dress!!!
    kisses

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  12. You look soooo stunning, love the dress, its beautiful, something I would pick as well for its sheer elegance. Your prom looks amazing hun! Thanks for your fashion input, I hope you have a great & productive week ahead.

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  13. You looked stunning. I hope you had a swell time. Stay fab

    xoxo,
    http://www.fashionpanoramic.blogspot.com

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  14. Omgsh, your dress is amazing! Your mom did a spectacular job <3

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  15. Nice gowns, I like the red bracelet of roses!
    Have fun gyus!

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  16. Wow! This dress is gorgeous! Your mom rocks!
    I like your blog so much! Would you like to follow each other?
    Let me know, I follow back for sure!
    Kisses :*
    Gosia
    http://pearlinfashion.blogspot.co.at/

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  17. Can I just take a moment to point out how gorgeous you look in that dress?

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  18. You look absolutely stunning, flawless! the dress is beyond gorgeous!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow, you look like a princess! A very chic one, you are awesome <3 X Anna

    www.fashionanna.com

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Ellen and Tara

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