Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'm bringing pretty back

One of the perks of having daughters ...... Prom Dress Shopping!

First Stop:  Shoes

Next Stop:  Dress Shop

This is the beading on Meg's dress.  I love it!!! 

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Its such a fun dress - looks good from every angle!

I really do like Meg's beading the best, but look at some of the other dresses....
I've never worn a dress like these - ever.  I didn't really care what I wore to my prom.  I wore an old bridesmaid dress that I had worn at my sister's wedding early that same year.  My wedding dress was a vintage wedding dress on loan from the Amherst Museum.  It was spectacular, but no beads.  My wedding dress was actually featured in Victoria Magazine back in the late 1980s- I know I have the issue around here somewhere.  They ran a whole article on the loan program that the museum offered at that time.  All the vintage gowns were donated to the museum by one woman with the condition they be loaned out to brides.  No alterations were allowed so you had to be able to fit into them. Luckily I was about the size of Meg when I got married, so I had my pick of dresses.  I understand they had to discontinue the loan program as the dresses became too delicate as the years went by.  I'm glad I had my chance to wear one. 

If you missed the first week of the Beading for a Cure Auctions - don't miss out on this week's selections!  Click on over to the auction site and see if there's a piece or two you just can't live without and support the fight against colon cancer.   Thanks much!

~ Bead Happy and Often ~


Carol said...

I really think I like Meg's dress best, but I have to admit the hem effects got me! Its an amazing dress. So distinctive and unique. She looks great in it too!

I guess bead must be big this year, huh. We all look forward to seeing the pics of her before she leaves that night.
xx, Carol

Robbie said...

Megan's dress is beautiful (as is she!)!! I can just imagine how excited you all are!!! I really like the beading pattern on the purple/turquoise..diamond pattern using sequins...hmmmmm thanks for sharing your special day with us!!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

What a gorgeous dress and an equally gorgeous model! Wow some of those other dresses are quite stunning too!


Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

what a spectacular dress! meg is just gorgeous! this must have been such a fun, happy day together!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Your daughters dress is stunning!!!! I love all the bead work in these dresses. They definately did not looks like this when I was in high school. Back then, everything was puffy and tafetta! ~Val

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Meg's dress is gorgeous and suits her perfectly! She is just glowing! Lucky guy who will be taking her to the prom!

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

Wow! Your daughter is beautiful! And that dress just compliments her! Xx

LissC said...

Her dress is amazing. All of those dresses...oh my gosh! Those are all breathtaking. Thanks so very much for taking all the pics and sharing. Loved them!

p.s. I was just reading some old blogs of mine, and some how I had missed a response you had left about your daughter making the pet rescue behind the garage..that was such a cute story! Loved it. Sorry I missed it when you wrote it. That's a fantastic story.

bead addict said...

Hi there, I've been reading your blog for a little while now and thought it was about time that I pressed the follow button!
Your daughter looks beautiful - thats one amazing dress!