Friday, May 24, 2013
Cape Elizabeth artist Sandi Amorello, known for The Irreverent Widow project, displayed her 4th grade Girl Scout uniform at tonight's Girl Scout Dropout kick-off party held at Grace in Portland. The uniform was the last Sandi wore before she said good-bye to Girl Scouts.
Sandi told us Girl Scout Dropout is a social networking group she's been dreaming of starting ever since the vision of a support bra badge popped into her head. Tonight a number of the party guests pinned the brassiere badges to their jackets and shirts as they enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres. The other available badges: a martini glass and an obscene finger gesture.
Even the decor reflected the devil-may-care attitude of these former Girl Scouts (and their Boy Scout counterparts). I'm quite sure this plush moose with it's creative earring isn't normally part of the restaurant's tastefully restored interior.
As the evening progressed, the inner rebel inside more than one party guest broke free. Here always enthusiastic fashion designer Meredith Alex reacted after her name was picked from the door prize bucket to win a Girl Scout Dropout T-shirt. Sandi laughs as Meredith hoots, hollers and dances around before claiming the shirt.
Plans are still being finalized, but it looks like the next Girl Scout Dropout event will take place in Kennebunkport. When the time and place is set, look for the details on the GSD Facebook page.
If you want to read more about the party and see additional photos, be sure to pick up the Sept. 25 edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram.
Until then, I hope to see you out and about.Tweet
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