Thank you very much to all who read and commented about my drivel yesterday. Pristine’s contusion was mild afterall, that’s why she didn’t cry. The doctor said everything will be fine except that she’s going to sport a purple line in her forehead in the next three days. I still feel a little bit bad but also a little relieved.
As promised, here’s the background story of Pristine’s participation in a fashion show.
Every year during summer when the temperatures rise and sales drop and go slow, Dubai holds a shopping event called Dubai Shopping Surprises to attract more people to the malls and shop. But shopping is not all there is during DSS, there are lots and lots of events aimed for kids (who can’t go play in the park in the sweltering, hellish heat). One of those events is the Kid’s Fashion Week where they select and train kids to catwalk and model for big kid fashion brands. The thirty minute fashion show stretches to 7 straight days with a different theme each day.
Honestly, I didn’t expect Pristine to be chosen as there were hundreds of hopefuls who auditioned (I heard there were more than 250 – and they selected 30 children). She was selected and invited for a closed door interview (no parents allowed inside!).
The 30 selected new kid models, aged 5-10 years old were trained for 6 days (6 hours/day!) by a professional model trainer and they had so much fun. It was a great summer activity for them!
Anyway, the Kid’s Fashion Week kicked off last Friday at 6:30 pm in Deira City Centre and here are some photos taken during the big event.
Pristine and her friends:
That little girl on the right had Lays Potato chips with her but the trainor gave her a break. Enjoy the Lays while you can little girl, coz you won’t be able to touch it when you grow up and become a professional model! 🙂
The show starts. She looks nervous while waiting for her turn to come up the stage. The Lays girl is behind her. Aren’t they adorable, all dolled up, or what?
On the stage…waiting for her turn.
The big moment came.
Just like during practice…go on…
The show finished quickly. Some moms were scolding their children for not walking more beautifully or not smiling wider. Me? I am just too happy that she has built up the confidence she needed to be able to come up on the stage, walk through that ramp, however short, stop and pose and still managed to give a nervous smile, even in front of a crowd.
I would have fainted already if it had been me.
Kids Fashion Week runs until Thursday at Deira City Centre from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm.