On May 2, 2019, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) hosted their 4th Annual Catwalk for Kids Fashion Show presented by Bridgehampton National Bank at Lord & Taylor in Garden City, NY. Guests gathered to watch 12 featured matches of mentors “Bigs” and children “Littles” light up the runway, modeling a range of looks from sporty to formal wear.
Chuck Lott, External Program Relations Manager for BBBSLI and Little Brother Josiah, entertained the crowd serving as the Fashion Show’s co-emcees. Big and Little matches modeled the latest styles from Host Sponsor, Lord & Taylor.
In its fourth year, BBBSLI’s Fashion Show offered attendees the opportunity to witness the fun and dynamic bonds shared between the Big and Little matches. The event also highlighted the positive impact the Bigs have had on their Littles’ increased confidence and self-esteem. Throughout the show, matches found creative ways to incorporate their unique personalities into their runway performances.
Big Sister Michele shared, “I had such a great time modeling with my Little. It was sooooo much fun and she felt like a goddess!”
When asked about her experience modeling with her Big Sister in the Fashion Show, Little Sister Daniella said, “I felt gorgeous, like a butterfly coming out of its cocoon. My Big Sister does so much to help me and I felt really proud doing this together with her by my side!”
A big thank you to the event’s Presenting Sponsor Bridgehampton National Bank and to our Fashion & Beauty Sponsor, Lord & Taylor. Thanks to all our event sponsors including: WABC 7, Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Starbucks and Steve Madden. Appreciation also goes to the night’s co-emcees, Chuck Lott and Little Brother Josiah, Events by DJ Rob, Hair by Simone and Photography by Neal.
Last but certainly not least, BBBSLI would like to express our gratitude to all our Bigs and Littles whose participation and star performances truly made the Catwalk for Kids Fashion Show such a success!
View video highlights from the show here
CLICK HERE for a full gallery of photos from Catwalk for Kids 2019