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Take 7 is Taking Off With a Day Full of Fashion and Fun
New York, NY –May 18th, 2014—East Coast Starz, a leading producer of unique fashion experiences for girls, is gearing up toward its flagship event, Take 7, which will take place May 17-18, in Whippany, NJ. The yearly event unites girls ages 2-16 in a weekend full of fashion, style, fun, photo shoots and comradery.
This year’s event marks a creative change in the program. Participants were placed in several groups, representing major fashion hubs around the world. The girls were asked to research the different cities, and style the group outfits in a way that reflects the current fashion style in the city they represent.
This year’s program also highlights East Coast Starz community involvement. During Take 7, East Coast Starz will announce their support of “One Kid Can Change the World,” a charitable “kids for kids” initiative that was started by one of the 8 year old participants.
“We are excited to have our team competition this year,” says Stacie Fitzgerald, co-director and founder of East Coast Starz. “We always say that we are much more than a runway or an opportunity to model , and by exposing the girls to far away cities worldwide and asking them to research the culture, fashion and unique aspects of each city, we further drive the educational aspect of our program home.”
“Some of our girls have literally grew up in our program,” says Lauren Handler, co-director and founder of East Coast Starz. “They come back year after year to meet up with old friends, and share in the love of fashion and style. We are always amazed by how transformative our program is. Girls gain self-esteem and are motivated and inspired to grow into confident and strong young women.”
Take 7 and East Coast Starz will be featured in a new reality show, Six in the City, which is filmed by French NRG TV, following a group of 6 stylish NYC kids.
About East Coast Starz
East Coast Starz is a program created to help both parents and children become educated and involved in the fashion industry. The program holds two competition events a year, with little pop up “Runway the Fun Way” every month. The show allows children between the ages of 2-16 to discover and bring out their inner star qualities so they can shine brighter on the outside. We build up the self-confidence in children and pave their road to success. We bring in top NYC agents, managers and scouts to sign new talent and start careers, We invite designers and stars to talk to the girls, inspiring them that dreams can come true. We believe that the runway builds confidence, and strengthens a child’s self-esteem in her most important formative years. Additionally, our program provides a venue for girls to share common interests and lifelong friendships.