First we have the discussion with the hairdresser as to what will be done to her tresses.
Next, we have midstage. Given that generally Calypso's hair requires an act of Congress to curl and executive orders to hold said curl this picture is fairly astounding. The hairdresser was exhausted by the sheer volume of hair which required curling and was feeling somewhat lightheaded from the amount of hairspray needed to get the job done. Pretty impressive.
Here we have the final lovely results which involved no fewer than 73 bobby pins and hairpins and, I believe, about a half a case of Aquanet. Quite adorable though Calypso may have mentioned a few times that she felt like a human pincushion. Aw well, we suffer for beauty sometimes.
And now the date. He was a sweetheart of a guy. He had his own somewhat unorthodox ideas. Initially, he asked Calypso to ask me if I'd be ok with him wearing a powder blue tux. I told him sure, as long as he had the ruffled shirt and giant lapels too. He was surprised I'd go for it until I told him I wanted to wear a tux to my own prom and wasn't allowed to. Then he said I was very cool. As you can see he didn't wear the blue tux. His mom nixed the idea.
The two of them did decide to dispense with flowers though. In Calypso's words, "There is no need for me to carry around dying vegetation for the sake of someone's ideas of formality." Oh, and they also agreed to wear sneakers. Yes, I can see the date is wearing the tux shoes. He was told at the last minute the country club where the prom was held may take issue so he went in his tux shoes but carried the sneakers to change into. Calypso being MY daughter chanced the sneakers from the beginning and carried spare dress shoes just in case she got hassled...which she didn't. Bet she was the only girl with comfy feet all evening. Offsets the headache inducing hairdo I guess.
Even though they have funny looks on their faces this is one of my favorite shots. It just makes me giggle when I look at it. Again, not the typical prom shot but maybe that's why I like it. They are all dressed up but under that they both know who they are and they are just having a good time being silly together.
This is the picture Calypso refers to as the pose-y pose-y shot to make Mom happy. Well, it does. You look lovely. So there!