Tuesday, 20 November 2007

I'm on My Way to The Prom!

Kevin Paves, stylist to the stars - and me - flew in to do my 'do'. He wanted to do fancy twists and tucks and things but I said "look mate, I'm just a simple girl from down under" and showed him a photo of my wedding day French Pleat, which looks . . .







just like this (Babe's and I on our Wedding Day) Actually Kevin is a bit of a babe, if my date doesn't turn up I'll take him!



While I was having the 'do' I was slugging back these short black coffee's (I had a little too much Krug)




and guzzling this breath freshener to hide the smell of the Krug!


The beautician came to my room to touch up my make up, earlier in the day I had turned down this in favour of my natural beauty!







The couture designers sent gowns over all afternoon, but being true to myself I am sticking with the gown I shipped over in my antique Louis Vuitton trunk. I'm wearing this, its a 1976 dress wedding dress designed by the then famous Auckland designer Colin Cole. Gorgeous with shoe string shoulder straps, pin tuck pleated bodice and finely pleated full length chiffon skirt. (when I'm done, you can buy it from my shop for $180NZD!)



I was going to wear this vintage bling with it but changed my mind




in favour of this chunky pink pearl necklace.




These are the shoes I had put aside to wear, but alas I sold them last week, for $10!




So found these darling pale pink vintage numbers.




Gotta love my bag, it matches my dress perfectly, fine pleated chiffon and big roses with sequin sparkles. Also from my shop, new at $110NZD. Nothing like a bit of shameless plugging! But wait, there's more . . .




My faux fur stole, its got sparkley bits through it. $30NZD from my shop.



I'd better hurry, I have been advised by reception that my date has arrived! A quick touch up with my Dior lip gloss,




a spray of my Vera Wang perfume, Princess of course!



Babes is unable to be my date as he is away in Taupo on business. But never mind cos this guy here asked me to be his date . . .


But I had to turn him down as this guy here had already asked me and I had accepted!
I'll be good Babes, I promise . . .


Oh my goodness, he ordered a PINK limousine for us to ride in!!! I'm in love . . .


with the limousine!

I thought The Prom was being held here, in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, after all it would be a suitable venue for a girl of my class and social standing!


but its not, its being held here . . .


which is most suited to a girl of my class and social standing! Go check it out http://natashaburns.blogspot.com/, great music, great company and lots of fun!


See you there - xo

28 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

Aahhh Rachael...you have amuzed me with your antics today and what a fun filled day it has been for you.

I'm sure you will look divine in that beautiful pink dress.....your date is a bit of a hotty too.
Have fun,
Kerryanne

Natasha Burns said...

Oh gosh Rachael,
You are so imaginitive!!!! Phew this is so fun reading your blog posts!!! I would have taken Jon Bon Jovi too but gee it would be hard to turn Brad Pitt down.... but at least JBJ can fill in and sing at the prom if something goes wrong with the music!

AnastasiaC said...

oh what fun...sounds like your night is almost there...a girl needs a while to get ready huh?
Now now dont start claw fights with Angelina...you know she wont let Brad out of her sight!

Lori said...

love your prom dress and accessories...poor Natasha having to choose a queen from all the wonderful posts...i think you are a winner for the best prom date for sure!!!

Girl About Town said...

Oh wow, your dress is GORGEOUS!! And I loved your line, "look mate, I'm just a simple girl from down under"!!!!!!! Really fun post, I am looking forward to the next instalment??

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

I love it!! All of it!! Jon Bon Jovi is an EXCELELLENT choice for a date! How hard would it be to turn down Brad Pitt though?
:))Britany

rochambeau said...

WOW,
YOU got to ride in a Pink Limo to the Prom! I have a feeling you may be the Prom Queen tonight! Looks like Pink is THE color. And I'm wearing turquoise! Oh well.

Lets get some of that spiked red punch an DANCE!
Constance

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Rachael, oh what a fun post LOL Love that pink dress and ALL the accessories, just gorgeous. You are so much fun :) Jenn and Jacqui

Lori said...

Rachael, Love it all!!!!!! Oh you'll look fab!!!!! Love, Lori

LiLi M. said...

Hahaha! LOL!
Do you now that I thougt Bon Jovi was your hubby? Ok I know Brad Pitt, but I didn't recognize Bon Jovi before reading the comments hahaha! Now I understand that you are in love with the pink limo!!
Have a nice ball! Love LiLi

Sherry said...

oo la la you look divine!! I love the pink pearl choker/necklace and the bag you chose matches the outfit perfectly!! You've got the market on the good looking men too I see!! :)

Have fun and I'll see you there!

NAME: CIELO said...

Wow what an entrance.... fancy dress. This is going to be an amazing prom; just can't wait.

Come visit me at my house in the roses.

Cielo

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Ok, all I have to say is THAT RAT! Bradley. I knew it. He asked me to the prom ONLY because YOU, Y-O-U turned him down. That does it. He and I are so OVER. Actually, we never did get together, but I am still TICKED off that he asked you first. I had to turn him down too because I am a married woman. Probably the only married woman at the prom. Practically an old maid.

You look divine, so nice to meet you!

Melissa

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Rachel, I had so much fun reading and looking at this post!!! You did such a good job with it! I love your gown and purse :) And my gosh, I would go out with Jon any night! He is a hottie :)

Love ya,
Amy

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a beautiful dress and what a beautiful date you have there!!! I'd be happy to go anywhere in that pink limo :)


Hugs,
Dena

Bejeweled said...

What fun reading about you prepping for the prom! Love your pink dress and that fabulous faux fur stole! See you at the prom! I'll look for your pink limo :)

twinkleshabbystar said...

OMIGOSH!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your over the top FUN post!!!!!!! You are too funny!!! Loving the HOT dates! I'll take Brad if you dont want him! :)

GORGEOUS dress & shoes! Oh soooo many designers to choose from. What's a girl to do? :)
XO, Jenn

katydiddy said...

What a darling post! Too cute!

Erin Earls said...

Oh you have great taste in prom dates!! love the prom perfect pink dress! I think there will be a sea of it at this VVP! Wonderful! Can I ride in the Pink Limo?
Love Erin~

Scrappy Moments said...

What a Beautiful Dress, I love the Fur Wrap & all the jewelry. Great Post. Brad Must Have asked me after you turned him down, He is my Date for the Prom :)

Angie
www.scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com

Pearl Maple said...

The pink pearls are gorgeous, fab prom party you are having here.

IsabellaCloset said...

I love this post.. What fun!! You have put a lot of thought and work into it. This is truly a dream prom. Hope you had a great time! ~Mary~ :-}

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh Rachael! Such a cute post!! lol! I love your gown...what a gorgeouso date you have!! lol

xo Heather

Liz said...

Yes, I can now see why my daughter has been so enjoying the preparation and build -up for the Prom -actually she has been very sneaky about it, possibly didn't want me to out-shine her, as I have only just found out that she has left the Country (New Zealand) to attend! :)

NAME: CIELO said...

Hi… just stopping by to say hi, and wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Every new friend is a new door to a different world…. To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy...

barbara burkard said...

FUN FUN FUN....til her daddy took the t-bird away!

Saucy said...

You stayed at the prom for such a long time, no wonder you woke up with a headache, missy.

Bethany said...

All of your prom posts were so great to read!! I have enjoyed them all!! How great of a presentation you put together...thanks for sharing :) Really lovely dress, too!