It was a day that all little girls pretend to have when they are young.
A day when you can dress up, get your hair and makeup done and pretend you are a model for three glorious hours.
The Sassy Housewife photo shoot was that day for me.
The Sassy Housewife is weekly Saturday advice column on Momaha.com that I write. I’ll cover the adventures in housewifery — from parenting, entertaining and recipes to the interests of a been-there-done-that and somewhat-know-it-all wife.
The photo shoot was our opportunity to capture the iconic 1950’s housewife and bring her to life in our real worlds today.
And — WOW — was it an adventure!
She transformed my makeup-less face to a page out of history.
She used pin curls to get that feminine, romantic, stylish look I was going for. In short, soft, naturally wavy hair. It was amazing.
Following my salon appointment, I met the women of Hello Holiday, a social shopping site based in Omaha that specializes in the retro apparel experience.
Megan Hunt and Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik brought several dresses from their spring collection to show me. I loved the allure of trying on clothes that could instantly change your look and make you feel ready to take on the world.
And then the World-Herald photographer Jim Burnett began snapping photos.
We all laughed at the scenarios I posed for, such as answering letters like Dear Abby with a martini in my hand and looking perfectly coifed for a tea party with stuffed animals.
It was as though we were looking at motherhood through a photographer’s lens.
Although I could never actually wear those heels all day in my mom-life, I loved that for a few hours I got the chance to feel like a model.
Thank you to all those who helped make that look and my dream day possible.
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Danielle Herzog is married and a mother to two children. Read her every Wednesday on momaha.
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