The sun shines on formal approach
MODERN girls don’t let a little thing like sunburn spoil preparations for the biggest night of their life.
Just two days before her Year 12 school formal, 18-year-old Annika Craven let the harsh Northern Rivers sun shine upon her shoulders, made milky white by weeks of studying and sitting her HSC.
The result was a bad case of strap marks that would be clearly visible when she steps onto the red carpet at Lismore Workers Club tonight with her Trinity College cohorts.
Annika simply shrugged her shoulders, while her best friend Brooke Hickey suggested she slather sun block on the red bits, leave the strap marks uncovered and head into the sun again to even up the effect.
The other option is a dose of spray tan, which the girls were planning to get before their formal.
Also on the to do list was hair and nail appointments, although they were planning to do their make-up themselves.
Brooke said the formal was a pretty big deal for most of the students at Trinity, and it was fun to see people you wouldn’t expect making an effort.
“We haven’t really had a chance to see what most people will be wearing but I think there are a huge range of dresses – some short, some long, some people are even going simple in op shop gear,” she said.
“You don’t get that many chances in your life to dress up, so you may as well make the most of it,” Annika said.
While Brooke will be going to the formal with her boyfriend and Annika with a close friend, they said there had been a lot of angst along the school corridors as people plucked up the courage to ask people out.
“There’s that awful feeling of not wanting to ask in case you get rejected,” Brooke said.
“There’s a lot of randoms you wouldn’t even pick to be going together.”
The girls and their group of friends will barely have time to draw breath after their formal before they head off to Bali for 10 days for their schoolies celebrations.
“It’s all a great way to celebrate the end of school,” Brooke said.