Here it is - the prom post! The prom was last weekend and it was such an incredibly fun time. The day after, Austin came over and we took our own prom photos. So much time and work went into the creation of our outfits that we wanted to do a shoot that showed the details and told a creative story just as much as the garments themselves.
For this shoot I had the idea of re-creating Gatsby's Party in my backyard. After seeing Baz Lurman's take on Gatsby twice (yes, I saw it twice and I want to see it again) that film is the only inspiration that's been running through my head lately. So after 5 hours of set up Austin and I had a fun party of our own.
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This was my first time experience going to a dance. We went to prom with a whole group and I had such a fun time getting to meet and spend the night out with some really cool people. I loved going over early to one of the girl's home and watching all of the excitement that's shared in getting ready for prom.
Once we actually arrived it was fantastic being in a place where I could dance. If anyone knows me well, they know that I love dancing! I'm not very good at it, but I love it. I'm that nerdy person who plays YouTube tutorials of "how to dance" in my room, at midnight, when everyone else in my house is asleep, and with my blinds tightly secured. Overall is was a really fun and exciting time and I'm glad that I was able to be a part of it.
^Our corsages are made with daises and myrtle flowers. Get it...like the characters in the book. It was Austin's clever idea!
I will be posting details of the dress's construction along with more photos of our outfits in a day or two.
Here's a preview from instagram
In the mean time, tell me about your prom and what it was like! Any special memories with friends?