Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Fashion show -

The fashion show is going to be quite something.   Professional models are helping us, and even they seem a bit stunned at what we will be doing.   This is more than a fashion show.  It is a production.   I am feeling pretty confident and comfortable and we have another day of rehearsal tomorrow.   I can't imagine how all 98 costume changes will be squeezed into 35 minutes, since just keeping up with the shoe changes is a big deal for me right now, but it is supposed to work.   We will have our make-up done and false eyelashes are strongly suggested.   Also, we learn how to tan ourselves with Jergens lotion.   I have two more fittings, but love my Jazzercise outfit, and I actually purchased it.  I have lounging pajamas, and a formal dress fitting coming up.  As I say, it is quite a production, and I am pausing to sit with all the aspects of it, and what they mean.    I will walk through four firemen in my formal gown and one will hand me a rose.   The music is "You're Beautiful," by James Blunt.  It seems to be a bit of a tear-jerker.  

In the past, children have been allowed to participate as "props," but it got too complicated.   One woman's son was home from Iraq and he, dressed, in his uniform, handed her, her rose.   Now, they have policeman for one scene, firemen for another, and some of the doctors who have treated us for another.    Each scene is different, though, so mine is the only one to get a rose.   It is fun, and I am sitting with all my production "notes," trying to remember what is mine to do, in this moment, since it also continues to change, as new ideas come.

This is certainly a labor of tons of love.   The logistics are astonishing, and it is all getting done.  Happy relaxing Saturday!!

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