Monday, April 6, 2009

Watch Out, Cher--Here Comes the...Flower Girl?

I finally found the perfect flower girl dress for Natalie on Saturday! She's going to be the flower girl in my sister's wedding in September. She has no idea what the job entails, and frankly, the whole shebang scares the begeezes out of me. I have nightmares of my oldest throwing a hissy fit halfway down the aisle, kicking her shoes off, and asking for a "gola bar" and some juice. Alison, if you happen to be reading this, I was just kidding...she regularly practices scattering flower petals and walking sedately in a straight line. Really.


So, we just so happened to run into designer Bob Mackie recently, here in the 'Burg of all places. Turns out he loves Target just as much as we do. He was so enchanted with my wild spirited oldest child that he insisted on designing and creating a gown for her to wear in Alison's September wedding. It just arrived wrapped in a tissue-lined box, delivered by Mackie's own personal assistant, who flew here just to make sure the creation made it safely.

Bob Mackie truly outdid himself this time. Sorry, but Carol Burnett and Cher have got nuthin' on this one! Here's the big reveal...








Notice that it has the sheer quality to the bodice and the sleeves. I don't want to hurt Bob's feelings, so I didn't say anything, but that's why she's wearing the long-sleeved shirt underneath. Doesn't she look ravishing? She'd stop traffic, for sure.











Orrrrrrrr....maybe, just maybe, we found this dress for ten cents at a high school yard sale on Saturday morning. I dunno. I'll let you decide which story you like better. I personally prefer the Bob.


Her first comment was, "Oh, I can wear 'dis to Bobo (that's what she calls my sister-a whole different post, for sure) and Sam's wedding. And I will dance."


Michaela Byrd took one look at her in the blindingly beautiful glitter top and said, "Oooooooooh!"
Singing her heart out. Alison, have you hired a band yet? She'd totally perform, and I bet she charges way less. Something like "a cookie, some grapes, and some monies."

7 comments:

  1. Um, yea, the Bob and the runway smile.....both get my vote!!! Love it!

    Suzanne

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  2. She's a cutie! I like to dance around and sing my heart out too!

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  3. You are crackin' me up girl! Isn't it hilarious the things little girls think are FABULOUS?!

    Xazmin

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  4. Yep, I'm gonna go with the Bob Mackie version. Thanks for making me laugh...I needed it!

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  5. She's adorable and she looks so happy!

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  6. Beautiful, darling. Simply beautiful!

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