'My Mini Me' Fashion Show

March 6, 2013 10:04:47 AM PST
Some pint-sized models will be strutting their stuff for a good cause this weekend at the Fashion Wars' ''My Mini Me'' Fashion Show.

Hosted by creator and stylist Kesha Styles Wilson, trendy tots will walk the runway while families cheer for their favorite frocks and enjoy food, drinks, activities and more! Held at Lacuna Fitness located 645 S. Clark Street in Chicago's South Loop, kick off spring with this fun-filled, fashionable event for the whole family! Two stylists were challenged to create 10 looks representing not only the theme of "Carnival Couture" but their individual style and personal vision. Featuring a judging panel, stylists will be judged on total look, creativity, hair and make-up, accessories and combined fluidity of all elements.

In addition to the runway show, the event will feature many on-site vendors including children's boutiques, activity stations and interactive games. After perusing, parents can take their kids to the activities area and head to the "parent zone," an adult only area where they can indulge in tasty light bites and cocktails while their "mini me" enjoys the festivities!

The event will also feature a silent auction benefitting RAINN. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Look 1:
Model: 6 year old girl

  • White blouse from H&M ($12.95)
  • Handmade Crotchet bow tie by Cardinal Ties ($25)
  • Petti Tutu by QuadKnots ($25)

Look 2:
Model: 10 year old boy

  • Button-down Shirt by Epic Designs ($25)
  • Handmade Crotchet bow tie by Cardinal Ties ($25)
  • Blazer by Calvin Klein ($99.50)
  • Cargo Pants by Cherokee ($16.99)

Look 3:
Model: 8 year old girl
  • Trench coat from Gap Kids ($55)
  • Denim shirt with lace by Scooter Brown ($9.99)
  • Denim cargo capri pants by L.O.G.G for H&M ($9.95)
  • Hello Kitty purse from H&M ($7.95)

Look 4:
Model: 4 year old boy
  • Button-down shirt by Cherokee ($12.99)
  • Pinstriped blazer by Nautica ($69.50)
  • Khaki shorts by Cherokee ($14.99)

Look 5:
Model: 8 year old girl

  • African-inspired print dress by Slice By Cake ($80)
  • Neon belt by Gap ($16.95)
  • Handmade sock tops by XOXS ($15)
  • Sunglasses by Fantas Eyes ($12)