On February 13 at 7 pm at Sweet Brier Boutique, 1421 Hammonds Plains Road, a 100-year-old home will serve as the launch pad for a new and exciting line line of junior and senior prom dresses called Sweet du Luxe by young designer Ashley Burton Hickey of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Boutique, by calling 902-446-2853 or emailing email@example.com.
Ashley grew up in Margaree Cape Breton, a small village where ‘there wasn’t much to do.’ She learned a multitude of handicrafts but her real love was designing gowns. Due to circumstances at the time, Ashley didn’t attend her senior prom. She often wondered what it would have been like.
Fast track to today and Ashley is in the midst of planning what she describes as her life’s biggest milestone thus far — her wedding. She admits it has caused her to think back on her experience growing up in Cape Breton.. ‘When I reflect on the many important milestones in a young woman’s life, I can’t help but think of prom. Due to circumstances at the time I didn’t make it to my senior prom, but I often wondered what it would have been like.’ It is that experience that has inspired her to create Sweet du Luxe.’Every girl deserves a prom dress as unique as her inner woman,’ she says.
Ashley is a front end software developer for an international NGO based in Europe and lives in Parrsboro. She designs clothing that celebrates an individual’s personality. ‘Fashion is art,’ she says.
Our Grant a Prom Wish Contest invites contestants to nominate a friend to win a prom dress of their dreams. Two lucky winners (1 junior and 1 senior prom) from Nova Scotia (some conditions apply) will win a dress from the Sweet du Luxe collection, jewelry and clutch donated by Sweet Brier Boutique and corsage donated by TL Yorke Floral Design. In 300 words or less please describe why you want that special person to win the prom ensemble of their dreams. Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org before February 10, 2016. Winners will be announced at the event on February 13.
Join us for an evening of fun, fashion, prizes and a candy buffet! Watch your friends from Madeline Symonds Middle School and others in your community model for the show!
Orders for Sweet du Luxe dresses can be placed at the show. Orders for corsages and boutonnieres (to be on display) made at the show will be eligible for a discount.
See you soon!