The beautiful and the glammed

A group shot of the models
A group shot of the models

MORE than 200 people attended Longridge High School’s Prom Fayre this year, making the evening a great success.

Guests were treated to sparkling pink cava, strawberries dipped in chocolate and a selection of canapes.

Event organiser Caroline Bridge said: “This year, we wanted all of our Year 11 students to be able to participate in the evening, so that not only were our catwalk models made up and had their hair styled, but all the students could experiment with how they wanted to look for their prom.

“To enable this to happen, we invited a selection of professionals in the field, including hair styling by local mobile hairdresser Michele Reid and The Works, make–up and spray tan demonstration by The Green Room, wrist corsages by Flower Glade, Foxgloves Jewellery and Nails by Tip Toes.”

There was also a display of the various types of transport available for making an entrance on the night of the prom, ranging from vintage and sports cars, through to helicopters and lawnmowers.

The main event of the night was the catwalk show, with this season’s gowns provided by Dan Kerr Bridal Wear of Preston and Blackpool, modelled by the school’s Year 11 students, in anticipation of their prom evening to be held at Ferrari’s Country House Hotel in June.

This had a surprise opening, as student Danielle Studley, straight from her live spray tan demonstration, led the fashions down the catwalk in her bikini.

Joanne Kerr, of Dan Kerr Bridal said: “The Prom dresses for 2012 are more exciting than ever before.

“Styles are stunning, short and flirty, along with the truly amazing traditional prom princess look of layers and layers of tulle.

“Not forgetting the slinky red carpet look for the girls looking for that A-Lister look.

“All these different styles are available in an array of amazingly delicious colours, such as lemonade, mango, orange-burst and berry swirl to name but a few. For the prom boys, the trend is smart sophistication with crisp tailored suits, skinny ties in a fabulous array of colours, or the other fantastic look is the James Bond-style of dinner suit, with a vibrant waistcoat and bow tie.

“All of this is available from Dan Kerr Brides Preston.”

Caroline added: “It was fantastic to see the Year 11 students transformed by the spectacular rainbow shades of this season’s gowns. We were particularly proud of our two male models, Harry Procter and Lewis Wilkinson, who, as well as having movie star looks, escorted the girls on to the catwalk, and can certainly boast having shown off more than one girl on their arm that night!”

Longrige High School headteacher Jane Green said: “The Prom Fayre was a wonderful evening.

“Year 11 is working really hard towards their exams, and it was lovely to be able to give them a taste of the fantastic Prom evening they will have at the end of their exams to celebrate.

“The dresses and suits provided by Dan Kerr were fabulous, modelled impeccably by Year 11 students.

“Many thanks go to Dan Kerr, and to all the other exhibitors, who made the evening so special.”