Sunday, November 1, 2009

Magazine World Versus The Real World

So here is the lovely image of one of my dresses on the cover of AS&E #80. The model, such a cutie, looks charming and serene.

My oldest daughter who lives in Texas sent me these pictures of her daughter wearing the dress. Miss Jorden is a bit of a wild thing and her mother who has a terrific sense of humor thought I might like to see what happens to my dresses in the real world.

You have got to love a real girl who can wear a fancy dress and turn a mean cartwheel at the same time!


  1. Real world girl needed her bangs cut :) Just now noticing that.

  2. Great cartwheel Jorden!! Way to rock it!

  3. LOVELY cartwheel and always a lovely dress.

  4. Now from where could that little lovely Jordan have inherited her wee bit of "wildness" can I suppose??? Sarah Minton

  5. I think it is wonderful to know that a dress so beautiful can be so real at the same time. Dresses this beautiful aren't meant just for a photo shoot. And the "real world" model is a beauty too!

  6. Just like a Timex, can take a likin' and keep on ticking. That's what makes your designs work.

  7. Gail,

    I absolutely adore April in Paris; its lovely to see that it is worn and enjoyed by your beautiful Grand daughter.


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