Sunday, April 11, 2010

Prom-2010
I think it might be fitting to show this picture, Maura and her Principal, first- I know he was very gracious about her dress last night and got quite a lot of teasing from the others there. He did say he wasn't going to under estimate Maura again.
Before Prom, most gather at the Branson Landing to take photos before crossing the street to the Hilton. Maura attracted a lot of attention of all ages. Several people wanted to take her picture, a few people even wanted to touch her dress. Here, Maura is getting her picture taken by a woman who went on to tell her she should put it in the paper, it was SO newsworthy.
Here is Maura with her date, Jacob. I've got to give him props. Not everyone would be willing to go to Prom with a girl in a Dorito dress. Notice his flower is also from a Dorito bag. We go all out, or don't go at all. LOL!

24 Comments:

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Norma Schlager said...

Your daughter is adorable and the dress is cute as can be. Good for her for sticking to her guns.

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Karen Newman Fridy said...

FABULOUS!!!! She is beautiful...well done!

 
At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It worked up beautifully! Nice to see a happy ending and I love the matching boutonniere. I always did that in high school but I was the only one.

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger woodhavenstudio said...

Her dress is wonderful!
Caryl

 
At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I am pleased that everything worked out for her, from the fusing of the bags, to the Principal allowing for her creative thinking.

Last year, I made a Wild Onion Jacket out of chip bags for a L.A. based fashion show, and it went on to be featured in a museum art show, and was written about in a newspaper in CA. I don't wear the jacket, but it is the final "ta da" at my jacket trunk show lecture! I find it encouraging that people like Maura are following their convictions-- in art as well as environmental awareness!

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger Lyric said...

What you really need to do is send a pic of this to the marketing folks over at Doritos! I konw they could do something with it!

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger Monica said...

I think the dress is dynamite, spectacular and she looks fabulous in it. It is so much better than the prom dresses I see. She is the only girl anyone will remember. They will all comment on it at their 25th reunion!

 
At 2:03 PM, Anonymous Cynthia wenslow said...

LOVE it! Thanks for showing us the finished garment.

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Gisela Towner said...

Your daughter AND her dress look spectacular!! You must be so proud of her creativity.
I clicked back a year to see if her last prom dress was on your blog and what did I see, but my favorite place to food shop -- the West Side Martket! Cool!
That dress was fantastic too!

 
At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Gena said...

I've been following the dress story and I'm so happy it turned out well! The dress is cute and your daughter is beautiful.

I applaud her for her creativity and environmental concern.

I bet right about now those folks who were immediately saying "NO" are wishing they had TAKEN THE TIME to ask more about it before condemning it without seeing it. If I were them I'd be feeling pretty foolish!

They could certainly learn a lesson from this - instead of an automatic "NO", inquire more before stomping on a creative person's design.

I'm so glad Maura persevered and had the strength of her convictions - and two very supportive parents - to weather this adventure.

Can't wait to see what next year's dress will be!

 
At 4:44 PM, Blogger ann said...

This dress and your daughter are both beautiful. I'm old, but this dress looks like something out of the 60's > > > just made out of Dorito bags instead of chiffon. Kudos to you, your daughter, your husband and the 'date' for bringing this off with such flare and elegance. This turned out to be a very sophisticated outfit that will be remembered for years to come. The flats are a GOOD choice; they fit the outfit.

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

She looks beautiful! The dress is so much fun, and very pretty, I think. You must be so proud of her creativity, her strength of character to be different, and her hard work in making it all happen. And kudos to you and your husband for not only supporting her, but fighting for her right to be different!

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
– Henry David Thoreau

 
At 6:18 AM, Blogger delanequilts said...

The dress is amazing! Your daughter is even more so - such a talented artist! She's lucky to have you for a mom.

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

The dress was so cute and I love the creativity and the problem solving that it took to make it.

It is truly a one of the Kind Dress and your daughter should be proud of what she has accomplished.

As parents I applaud you for approaching the school in the diplomatic way that you did and showing your support for the younger generation!

Keep up the creativity and dreaming!

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Laura Krasinski said...

Wow.. wow.. this turned out great.. I hope the school liked it... Great job..

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger Iva Messy said...

SO CUTE!!!!

 
At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Betty at Wholesale Handbags said...

Your daughter is lovely! I believe I speak for everyone if I say that she looked like Anne Hathaway. The dress is gorgeous!

 
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