Over 200 models joined us for a weekend of fashion, photo shoots, parties and fun May 17-18, 2014 for Take 7! presented by East Coast Starz and our Diamond Sponsor Outerstuff! Models were grouped into teams by age, each representing a different major fashion city destination around the globe. The girls took the “Starz Challenge” and had to come up with looks to walk the runway inspired by their fashion destination. In addition each team had an editorial shoot done by Ojelesa Mueller, Los Angeles photographer and individual photos done by Alexi Kilmer of Chicago. These photos were scored and averaged for together with their runway scores to compose a final team score. The winners of the Starz Challenge for Take 7! were Team Tokyo A in our morning show and Team Barcelona B in our afternoon show. These girls worked together learning about their destination and modeling as a team to win the titles of the Ultimate Fashionistas! Taking home the infamous high heel shoes crowns and winning a day excursion in a pink Hummer limo for a day of styling, couture, photo shoots and adventures in Manhattan!

Each team was sponsored by a fashion designer or store and put on a runway show for their sponsor down the glowing pink runway! These sponsors made these aspiring models, actresses and fashionistas dreams come true gifting their beautiful designs to them to take home! The pieces were gorgeous and fun! Featured runway shows took place for Outerstuff, Halabaloo, Krowned, Threaded Creations, Sierra Julian, Beva Boutique, Love Baby J, LIP STICK, Bound by the Crown, Floatimini, Kids Dream, Neon Kisses, Eden’s Boutique, Millions of Colors, Elissa B, Les Tout Petits, POSH, Spark Era, R.I.P Designs, Purple Pixies Sara Noelle and Laughing Out Loud. Looking to stand out? You have to check these designers out! http://eastcoaststarz.com/starz-sponsors-supporters

One Kid Can Change The World! Is the official charitable organization of East Coast Starz. There are an estimated 50 Million kids between the ages of 6-17 in the United States, 20 Million in the European Union and many more millions in other countries around the world. What if once a year every kid in the developed world donated just one dollar? Together, kids can raise a lot of money and have the power to change the world! What if these kids can then go online, read about children related causes, and vote on where they want their money to go to? These kids will not only be able to help other children around the world, but will also become active participants and informed philanthropists from a very young age. Take 7! Models raised nearly $1000 to help jump start this non-profit organization and make a difference. Interested?  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/one-kid-can-change-the-world

Dream BIG! Each registered model was given the opportunity for private meet and greets with NYC manager Shirley Grant and agency Funny Face Today who were on location at the event. In addition all of the models photogenic photos have been submitted to a variety of other agencies we work closely with and each day were excited to hear about connections being made and children getting a start in the highly competitive industry of print modeling and acting in New York. Participating companies include Click Models, Generation Model Management, Prestige Management, Shirley Grant, CP Talent and FFT. Each show we grow because the BEST kids attend Starz! Designers, photographers and industry professionals know when they need children with big personalities and potential contact us!

One thing you can always count on at when you come to a Starz show is to P-A-R-T-Y! Thrown into the mix is always one of our outrageous Starz Soirees’ to celebrate the end of the day. Kids connect and have fun with their new friends. Fitz, Mr. Tim and Amaryllis were in the house with DJ A.P. spinning the latest hits, giant candy buffet featuring cupcakes designed after each fashion destination, a photo booth that super imposed your team into their fashion city and then Anna & Elsa stopped in to perform and pose on the pink carpet with their adoring fans! Performances by Haley Huelsman contender from Abby’s Ultimate Dancer and Courtney Calle contestant from American Idol were also a treat for our attendees. One of the best parts about the weekend was watching new friendships being formed with children that have common interests and now watching them stay in touch through social media. We see Summer BBQ’s and reunions of teams already happening.

Take 7! was a weekend to remember. Registration has already opened for Take 8! and we are SO excited to see so many return for the fun in November!  http://eastcoaststarz.com/take-8