and she was gorgeous!

30 Nov

Yesterday was my daughters semi-formal. It is a dinner dance that celebrates the transition from middle school (yr 10) into senior school (yrs 11 & 12). Needless to say the girls have been looking forward to this for some time and I blogged about some of our preparations earlier. Finally yesterday the moment had arrived and our day was filled with all sorts of  girly stuff with the most time consuming being ‘the hair’! She wanted curls which sounds easy really because she already has very curly hair…but it has a tendancy to frizz if left to it’s own devices. So after washing and using copious amounts of hair product and some wonderful shampoo that we discovered a couple of weeks ago we allowed it to dry and then set about curling it…….here are the progress photos and the result…fortunately she loved it which is not always guaranteed when you are dealing with a teenage girl 🙂

After this we moved on to the make up…this was quite a surprise to Tonaya as she had no idea that her mother knew anything about make up at all! I never wear it and I doubt she’s seen me use make up more than a couple of times in her whole life….she was scared….but didn’t want to do it herself!

She was determined she wanted red lipstick and nails (something I have no experience with!) but we soldiered on together and we were pretty happy with this result.

Then it was off to get changed and almost ready to go…..

  

Once we got there it was obvious that her outfit was completely different from everyone else’s and I was incredibly proud of  her sense of style and the fact that she wanted to wear something she loved rather than stick with the same types of clothes all the other girls were wearing…..they all looked lovely by the way, at 15 going on 16 it was the first experience of dressing up for an event like this and I have to say the girls all looked beautiful and the boys did themselves proud too. It is fascinating to watch the progress of these young people as they grow into young adults.

All together the entire outfit including shoes and make up cost us just over $70.00 and I thought we did

Tonaya was voted ‘most artistic’ she was thrilled and had a wonderful night socialising with all of her friends and peers…by 10pm it was all over and it was home to bed…

Here is another unnecessary but beautiful photo just so I have the excuse to include it 🙂

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4 Responses to “and she was gorgeous!”

  1. Opal @ Playing with Fiber November 30, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I really love her style! Good for her coming up with something she truly loved, and how awesome that she received an award for her creativity. She’s a lovely girl, and I her hair is gorgeous.

    • sarahscrochet November 30, 2012 at 9:32 am #

      Thank you Opal, her hair is really quite like that naturally but only it’s tidier with the ringlets….it drives her crazy!

  2. CrochetByDarleenHopkins November 30, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Love it!! you go girl!!! : )

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