Friday, January 16, 2009

Dress Rehearsal

I mentioned in my post on December 12th about Lindsey being among the handful of students at Marymount University selected to submit designs for Michelle Obama's inauguration gown. This was a project initiated by USA Today, and the girls' designs were featured in a two-page spread in that paper on December 31st. The project went through several incarnations at USA Today, including the late-hour addition of judging by Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” (who I personally think of as the Simon Cowell of fashion, but I digress).

Since her newspaper “debut” in December, the story has been picked up by MSNBC and a number of regional/local newspapers, including The Indianapolis Star and The Grand Rapids Press. She completed an internship in London (England) this last summer, and has been invited to participate in another in Malawi (Africa) this summer. She's found the river and is saying yes to its flow!

There is no question we're proud of Lindsey. We've been her faithful audience for years and years, enjoying this child full of passion and enthusiasm who is following her dreams and finding the art in the everyday. She's found a way all her own to make the world a more beautiful place.


Lindsey is third from the right. If you want to follow her story, here's her blog.

15 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

I saw a story about this in the Washington Post. How cool that your daughter was one of the select few.

Is that her design? (The white dress?) Wow. It's gorgeous and would look great on Mrs. Obama.

Bravo!!

Peggy said...

Reya, I agree. What a blast for these girls! Yes, that's Lindsey's dress design. Isn't it elegant?

Sydney said...

Oh Peggy how wonderful for her and you all! I was so excited to see the drawing, since you had mentioned it. May the river take her far and have only so much rapids as to make it exciting... :-)

She is beautiful too btw....COngrats on a great gene pool and in being such a supportive mother. That is a most amazing thing.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Lindsey's designs are beautiful. I wish her great success, and also with the Malawi project.

It's so good to hear of someone sticking her neck out for her dreams!

Joanne said...

Oh what a beautiful story of someone following their passion. She is so inspiring, and you must be so proud. I love your comparison to finding the river. Sometimes that's what it really takes, to know yourself so fully that your own currents carry you along. Congrats to her and you!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, how tickled you must be for her! It is such a wonderful thing when someone finds their passion at an early age. I think her design is beautiful!!

Poetikat said...

You have an exceedingly talented daughter (but you know that)! The dress is absolutely stunning - so elegant and full of flowing movement.

Kat

larkspur said...

Peggy...a beautiful gown for a beautiful first lady.

Derrick said...

Hi Peggy,

Couldn't agree more with the views expressed. The gown design is beautiful. I see several of the girls have gone for blue. They all look lovely but white is classic and elegant.

steviewren said...

Wow! How exciting! You must be so happy for your daughter and so proud also. Her design is very elegant.

I love Project Runway and have such admiration for people who are not only able to design clothing, but are able to visualize how it will look on the client as well. Tim Gunn is the kinder more gentle Simon Cowell.

sizzie said...

PEGGY said: "She's found the river and is saying yes to its flow!"
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Well said, and about the best a parent can hope for it have a child who knows what they want to do and be talented enough to accomplish it. Thank you for posting it, and the photo. She is beautiful!

Peggy said...

Thank all of you so much for your wonderful comments. How very appreciative I am of my new friends in Blogdom! :-) To top all this off, Lindsey, who lives in the DC area, gets a "front-row seat" to history-in-the-making this Tuesday. How exciting for her!

Sydney said...

OMG Peggy -- maybe you'll report every little detail she gives you here for us too. It will be like having our own cub reporter there. How exciting, I was going to ask if she was but didn't. You must be beaming!

Brenda Heisler said...

Lindsey did a great job!! Love the design!! What an exciting time for her.

Chele said...

So talented! I love that design. You can thank Sherri (Painted Poinsettia) for my being nosey and following the link on her blog to yours.