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Friday, December 11, 2009

photostory friday - belles of the ball and adventurous kiwi teens

i'm pretty sure i won't ever tire of seeing these two dressed up, heading off to celebrate yet another milestone of their teenage years.

sunday was their year 13 leavers' dinner. these two have now left college (high school) and start university (college) here in town next february, studying design innovation and textiles and business.

i'm reminded to tell you also, that miss 20 is responsible for the fabulous hair and make up you see before you...
these two MADE their dresses
the one on the left is having a gap year next year and will be working at camp america in texas - keep an eye out for her ok!
this dress belonged to her GRANDMOTHER!
how cool is that and how gorgeous does she look
full length goodness

in this shot, they're making room for this chicka
she's in venezuela studying for a year

...and this one's in austria on an exchange
that's austria EUROPE, not australia, our nearest neighbour!

..and THIS dude (who's now a rake thin 6 foot 3) is teaching kids to ski near lake louise in canada
yep - when kiwi kids spread their wings and take off, they spread them far and wide.


PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily

13 comments:

SwizzlestickMama said...

Fun pictures!

Visiting from SITs....

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

They all look great in their dresses. Congrats to them on the next step.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

..lovely post. Interesting to realise about the different term times of course.
LOve the Vintage dress, well l would wouldnt l, great condition!

and the first two were hand crafted wow...

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Beautiful! And making their dresses - WOW! They really do take off. Austria, Canada, USA, Veneezuela!

Elaine A. said...

Such beautiful girls! You remind me to cherish these baby days - they grow up fast, don't they?

kaye said...

I'm impressed with their sewing skills. lot's of adventures ahead for those girls. great story. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Alex said...

Beautiful dresses! Definitely liking the pictures.

Chris said...

They go through these phases so quickly -- just yesterday, I was holding my first, newborn daughter in my arms, and now...

These girls seem very accomplished, and ready to take the world by storm!

latree said...

beautiful dresses!
I just broke my habit wearing only jeans and t-shirts into gown, for a special occasion of my life :)

Emily said...

Wow...can't believe they made those. What a great eye for fashion!

Debbie in Nashville said...

What great world traveling adventures! Love the dresses and so impressed some of them were handmade!

Terra H. said...

Very lovely! A great job was done on the dresses.

Teri said...

Love these shots. The girls are gorgeous. Handsome dude, too.