Me = Excited.
Alright now, this is what happed in the beautifully blustery, often gray, snowy, and festive eleventh month of our modern calendar:
My first appearance of the month was in Chelsea, Michigan, at the Miss Washtenaw County local pageant. What a show! I love working with Katie, she is a riot, and she definitely left big shoes to fill. I was so excited that they let me dance in their evening gown production number - I love to dance (even though I forgot some turns) and it is just a party when Katie's personality pops out on stage. Great job to everyone and good luck this year to Ashlee, the new Miss Washtenaw!
From Washtenaw, I prepared for the Ebony Fasionfair. Talk about a thrill. First of all, our cherished Frederic of the Southwest Pageant invited my mother and me to the fashion show (hosted by the Deltas - thank you Judge Mayfield Austyn's Mom!!!!), and told me, "DON'T TELL YOUR MOTHER, WE WANT IT TO BE A SURPRISE!" Okay, Frederic I can keep a secret. "What should we wear?" "Dress, I mean dress, girl!!" So, of course, while I'm trying to ambiguously describe to my mother how to dress for a secret occasion, my mom said, "Well why not just a nice suit?"
"Mom, we are going to an Ebony fashion show, you can't just put on some suit!" My mother's eyes popped out of her head as she exclaimed, "A WHAT?!"
Oops. Well, hey, at least it was a surprise until the weekend before. We arrived at the college auditorium, and I was 'dressed, girl' in a beautiful white, silver, and lace Claire's Collection gown that Larry of Suzanne's in Farmington loaned me for that event. And, talk about fashion! Every time any one of the gorgeous black models walked out on stage, the audience gasped at not only their fantastic stage presence, but also the breathtaking clothes they presented. I mean, top of the line fashions from around the world - America, France, England, Germany, India, Japan, and more. It was just wonderful!