Bug, my six-year-old, was asked to be in a Back-to-School Fashion show last week at Westfield-Citrus Park Shopping Mall. The event was free to the public and featured the hottest trends in school fashion. Cate was picked to model clothes from The Children’s Place , which we already love! So, we were stoked.
Thursday we went in for a fitting and Cate chose her adorable-uber-trendy outfit complete with winter boots. Not sure that we would ever use them in Florida, but it definitely made the ensemble. Friday morning we headed to my salon and she got her hair cut and styled. I have never seen it curl like it did. They did an awesome job.
Off to the mall where we threw on her clothes and lined her up with couple dozen other kids. They were all ages and sizes. It was then that she said she had butterflies in her tummy. I gave her a tight squeeze and a big kiss and said, You rock! You’re going to do great! She smiled and then motioned me on to go, she was fine.
We had practiced her strut down the catwalk all day and I knew she would do great once she saw all the other kids go. Her first time down and she zoomed so fast I don’t know if anyone even saw the clothes she was wearing. The second walk was perfect. She stopped and even struck a pose. She was loving it. I was beaming with pride. I had to leave before the third walk but Daddy was there cheering her on. In between the walks she had fun dancing and posing on the runway. Acting like my little girl.
I’m so proud of her. I’m not sure I would have had the guts at her age to get up in front of a crowd in a busy shopping mall like she did. She has such an air of confidence about her. It’s contagious to anyone around her.
So, here are a few of the photos. I hope you like them. I’m not sure if she has a future in modeling, but it’s one more thing to add to her memory book.