Abby writes: “Our prom song was “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles. Please note my painstakingly spiral-curled hair (achieved in a mere four hours with a spiral curling iron), my Lee press-on nails, my date’s class ring on my left index finger and my dyed-to-match shoes. I also had the dyed-to-match purse. My date was rockin’ his white tux with tails and matchy-matchy tie and cummerbund. Amazingly, 21 years later, we are still friends.”
A friendship that’s no doubt a testament to the power of The Bangles’ lyrics.
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how magical a wall of white balloons can make a photograph? FUTURE PROM COMMITTEES: TAKE HEED. We’ve seen our fair share of sad backdrops, and without those balloons we would have been subjected to a hotel wall of late-80s mauve. (See: the carpet.) 9000000 white balloons? WIN.
The piano’s a nice, if utterly nonsensical, touch.
The only problem with the white balloon wall + piano + date in white tux who looks like Kurt from Glee + white shoes is that it makes it look like Abby’s date is the Prom Piano Player. And he’s about to do this amazing song and dance number that will make everyone cheer.
Meanwhile, I’m not sure how I feel about Abby’s dress. It’s shiny, yes. And VERY blue. But the tulle? Why does it only spring to life around her ankles? Why is the tulle not inflating the rest of the skirt? I mean, if you’re going to go ahead and wear a skirt with tulle, shouldn’t it follow the proper tulle trajectory?
Mostly, though, I just think those are some wicked press-on nails. I kind of hope that at the end of the night, Abby played a game of Lee Press-Ons versus The Balloon Wall.
p.s. That spiral curl hairdo is amazing. I once sat through trying to get an actual spiral curl PERM and it took half a day. Oh, 1989.