Sunday, April 24, 2011
Prom dress, paid forward
For prom season, submission that exhibits what being mom style icon is all about:
"Here is a picture of my Mom (Elizabeth Lanahan-Dodd) in 1960 in a prom dress that she made. It was a gorgeous pink satin material,there was pink netting at the top off the shoulders and small silk flowers placed around the dress ever so delicately. Her picture reminds me of the Hollywood starlets waiting around before the start of the Oscars.
Later when my Mom and Dad were raising the family they always put us kids first. Along comes my 6th grade production of The Nutcracker and I was the Sugar Plum Fairy. All the kids in the play had to have parents provide the costumes. My mom made the ultimate sacrifice, she cut up her beautiful prom dress into a smaller ballerina costume for me. I will never ever come close to repaying her for what she did for me. Not to mention my siblings constantly ripping me for 'Oh if it wasn't for The Sugar Plum Fairy needing a costume, we would still have Mom's vintage prom dress!'"
Happy mother's day Mrs. Lanahan-Dodd!