I was linked up with Syreeta C Fashion in April and she was gracious enough to ask me to become a part of her prom giveaway. I thought it would be a great experience to give back to a local teen in the DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia area and document the journey through photographs. Prom Promenade is open to all high school seniors in the DMV area and they must fill out an application with a short essay on why they deserve to win. We also take into account the GPA and any future goals that the individual may have.
Once we received the applications this year our winner was clear and it was Miss Kailah. Kailah had an amazing story along with the GPA and future goals and had already accepted the college she would attend to study Nursing. Once we selected Kailah we met with her and her mother and had the initial concept meeting for the dress. This included the sketch, color selection and fabric choice. It was awesome to be apart of this initial meeting and help push her out of her comfort zone. Heck...it is not ever day you get a custom gown, hair and makeup package, stylist and photography! The next meeting was the first fitting with a rough example of the gown to get the fit as close as possible. From there, Syreeta began to construct the gown and then we had the fitting with the actual gown. We had one more fitting that happened at the hair salon with Tei from The Tei Touch. The stylist Kasha Reavis, sent some amazing shoes, jewelry and a killer handbags for Kailah's big prom night!
Finally, it was prom night and we all came together with Kailah's family to help her get ready. Her mother cooked for us and we had music and fun! They were so welcoming to us! We got her hair and makeup finished, got her dressed and sent her on her way with he two closest friends.
Prom Promenade was such as awesome experience and I can't wait until we get going for Prom 2017!