THE PERFECT PROM GOWN. - Free Online Library

Byline: Valerie Kuklenski Staff Writer

ONE WEEKDAY afternoon, three girls from Woodland Hills set aside thoughts of study groups and class projects and devoted themselves to the springtime ritual of prom-gown shopping.

At Cache, a boutique that clearly thrives on prom-season business, Marybel Perez, a Taft High School junior, and Jazmin Zamora, a junior from El Camino Real High, gushed compliments as Jordana Fortaleza posed, turned and tugged at an outfit: a camisole and matching skirt in black satin with beaded champagne lace trim.

This could be the one. Could be. Jordana, an El Camino junior, didn't buy it, but she put it on hold.

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