The kids had a rehearsal Thursday night for 1 hour - it included trying on the clothes (then immediately taking them off so they were still in pristine condition for the show), and doing a practice runway walk. It went alright - busy, as there were a lot of kids, a lot clothes, and not a lot of listening. One of Emma's cousins is also with Mode Elle so she was there as well, but she models the womens clothes and had two 3-hour rehearsals. Glad we aren't involved with all the choreography yet!
|Fashion Show Hair|
|My Niece Colleen|
After getting changed I left Emma with the other kids and mall people and went back to my seats to visit with my family for a bit before the show.
There were 2 shows, one at 12 and one at 2. I took pics at both, so I have tons of photos. It looked pretty professional (the shows, not my photos) and I was impressed with the various looks of all the models.
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The show went on for at least 40 minutes, with lots of the models changing and returning to the stage in short order. The last number they did was to Madonna's "Vogue" and it was choreographed wonderfully.
Now I'm sure you're all wondering where my photos of Emma are. I just thought I would save the best for last! After going over with her the need to look like she's having fun and enjoying herself, I think it finally sank in. She put on a smile and walked down the runway like a pro!
I enjoyed my first "stage mom" job, although it won't stop me from grumbling about how long I had to be at the *mutter mutter* mall on a Saturday. The bright side was I had a lot of family and friends come by to see Emma (or I just flagged them down while they were shopping) so I wasn't really alone at all. That also means I barely had any time to read my book! I was somewhat looking forward to that, but I had fun anyway. Can't wait for next time!