You know those movie moments that make your heart beat really fast? They can be so cheesy, but they get you going immediately – tears in your eyes, goosebumps, goony grins on your face? Well, I’m a sucker for those moments, and I’m not afraid to admit it!
I mean, come on! John Cusack with the boombox over his head, cranking Peter Gabriel? Julia Roberts, a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her? Nobody puts Baby in a corner!? You had me at ‘hello?!’ Stellaaaaaa!!!!
I was sitting in homeroom listening to morning announcements. All of a sudden, our School President, Robbie, calls my name over the loudspeaker. “Grace Samson, Grace Samson, please report to the principal’s office…” (Gulp!) “…if you want to go to prom with me.” I thought I was in trouble, but, no – I was smack-dab in the middle of a real John Hughes movie moment. I walked out and saw Robbie saunter toward me. I called him a freak. He smiled. I half-expected someone in the back row to stand up and start clapping, really slowly…
So, now I’m going to prom with the School President. We’re good friends already – we just starred in the school play together and he’s been a guest star on my mom’s TV show, too.<a href= “http://www.janessewandso.com”> Jane’s Sew and So But this is the stuff of legends, baby!
The pressure is really on to have a killer prom dress. I’ve done all my research and now it’s time to start sketching. I’ve definitely decided on a classy, 30’s silhouette, so now I have to “Frankenstein” a pattern together that suits my designer’s eye and compliments MY body. I’m going to create an “Every Body Bodice” that can be tailored to compliment anybody’s shape – and I’m going to share it here on BurdaStyle! Now I just have to make my design decisions about neckline, straps, the back and skirt style – that’s all (wow!). I have to make red carpet impact when I walk into that ballroom, right? Nobody puts Gracie in a corner!