how cute :-)
I guess they got to be close when Patrick was training in Colorado Springs.
Are they dating??? I thought he was dating with Gillis
Aww! These are really cute. Rachael looks lovely. Patrick is so short. =X
Love the last one where Patrick is totally unaware. Well, choosing your food is very important.
She had three escorts there as per protocol: her father, a hometown friend, and Patrick. I would pick the handsome World Silver Medalist too if I were Rachael.
eta: I think Patrick is just reading the menu rather than choosing his food. But what's with the cheap shakers there?
Last edited by Violet Bliss; 12-25-2010 at 05:38 PM.
Thank you. Very nice to see skaters together off the ice.
what is a debutant ball? like a dance?her dress is like a wedding dress!
I see it as a chance for young women and young men to dress up and learn formal manners.
I think this one decreed white dresses and the men in black and white. Otherwise I thought Patrick could have worn his very dashing new LP costume! But then he wouldn't be able to take off that jacket with the attached vest!
Last edited by Violet Bliss; 12-25-2010 at 07:02 PM.
Patrick's not that short.......I figure him to be about 5'8".....judging by how he looked when I was standing next to him this year........at the least 5'7".
He is listed as 5'7", a common skater height, definitely not one of the shortest ones. Shawn Swayer is the little one in Canada. In these pictures he was shot at a distance with a very tall man in the foreground or right behind him. He doesn't seem quite as short compared to most around him. And I bet Rachael had on heels at least 3 in. high!
Last edited by Violet Bliss; 12-25-2010 at 07:28 PM.
Rachael and her escorts, including a goofball!
This one needs captions.
Name of my link may be a mistake because I don't think the gentleman on Rachael's left is one of her escorts. He's supposed to be more Rachael's age. I'll try to find a pic of him and Rachael.
Here, this is more like it.
Dancing without white gloves with a lovely Rachael.
But this is not the same as the guy sitting with Rachael. Confusing.
Last edited by Violet Bliss; 12-26-2010 at 02:00 PM.
Here's the wiki on debutante's too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9butante
My SIL is from the Philippines and she says that she'd like to have a debut party for my nieces. They can cost as much as a wedding to put on - in fact, the girl has her closest friends - male and female - as attendants, an escort, flower girl and ring bearer, etc. Even dance lessons are involved. Personally, while it would be fun to attend, I'm not looking forward to hearing my mother comment that the money would be better spent on their college educations (which I also agree about.)
"I have never seen this crazy person to my right in my life. Security!"Originally Posted by Skatefiguring
Rachael is so pretty. She looks a lot like her Dad. (Those are two separate sentences. Mr. Flatt is not as pretty as Rachael. Debonair, yes. )
The young man dancing with Rachael in the last picture is, however, the same person she is dancing with in picture #2 of the first post, yes? Maybe he is Rachael's actual boyfriend in real life. (But he's not Adam Rippon, right?)Originally Posted by Skatefiguring
By the way, to continue our discussion of white or tan boots, were Rachael's shoes white? It is long after Labor Day! (I assume she was not wearing her stockings over her shoes. )