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Project Prom 2017 -- Felicity Joy Masone chosen to receive prom dress

Comsewogue High School senior Felicity Joy Masone was adopted when she was two weeks old by a couple that already had four biological children and would eventually adopt six more. As Newsday's 2017 Project Prom winner, she was brought on Thursday, April 6, 2017, to Estelle's Dressy Dresses in Melville to select her favorite three dresses, one of which you, the Newsday subscriber, will choose from for her to wear to her prom! Music is a very important part of Felicity's life, and she brought her guitar to the dress shop, and played a song she wrote thanking Newsday for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely / Chris Ware)

Newsday Project Prom winner, Felicity Joy Masone, got to try on a slew of dresses at Estelle's Dressy Dresses in Farmingdale, which she called “magical” after finding three dresses she’d happily wear to the big night, taking place at the Water Mill Inn in Smithtown on June 21.


But even better, she says, was her photo shoot at the Newsday studios, where a dream team of stylists from nuBest Salon and Spa gave Felicity the ultimate glam makeover.

Well, dress stress has been eliminated. Except for you readers, since it’s up to you to pick the gown we’ll buy for her prom. Please go to newsday.com/projectprom to vote! 

 

A dress for Felicity

This year's Project Prom winner, Felicity Joy Masone,
Credit: Bruce Gilbert

This year's Project Prom winner, Felicity Joy Masone, 17, of Comsewogue High School, shops for prom dresses at Estelle's Dressy Dresses in Farmingdale. 

Rose garden

A romantic white skirt boasts a virtual garden
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A romantic white skirt boasts a virtual garden of roses, hydrangea and hyacinth, topped by an embellished red halter.

Purple rain

This bodice of crystals and beading in a
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

This bodice of crystals and beading in a floral motif meets a dramatic swooping, mega-ruffle skirt, all in the deepest purple.

The duet

A striking two-piecer featuring a purple lace top
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A striking two-piecer featuring a purple lace top dappled with sparkle over a ball skirt printed with graphic abstract flowers.

 

 

Many choices

Felicity Joy Masone called shopping for her prom
Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Felicity Joy Masone called shopping for her prom dress “magical,” as she found three gowns she'd be happy to wear to the Comsewogue High School prom at the Water Mill Inn in Smithtown on June 22, 2017.

A little glitz

Felicity Masone tries on one of many prom
Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Felicity Masone tries on one of many prom dresses at Estelle's Dressy Dresses in Farmingdale. 

A dress for Felicity

This year's Project Prom winner, Felicity Joy Masone,
Credit: Bruce Gilbert

This year's Project Prom winner, Felicity Joy Masone, 17, of Comsewogue High School, shops for prom dresses at Estelle's Dressy Dresses in Farmingdale. She plays guitar and sings at church every week.

Ready for her closeup

Jessica DeRosa, foreground, and Mervat Girgis, both of
Credit: Newsday/Chuck Fadely

Jessica DeRosa, foreground, and Mervat Girgis, both of nuBest Salon and Spa in Manhasset, get Felicity Masone ready for her photo shoot. 

A hard worker

Felicity Masone on the job at Uncle Giuseppe's
Credit: Masone family snapshot

Felicity Masone on the job at Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace in Port Jefferson. “She’s just a shining star,” says Donna Slanina, the store's customer service manager.

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