Shortly after our business launch, Haleigh was contacted by the organizers of Vancouver Kids Fashion Week to see if we would like to attend their event. Since Haleigh was moving we decided that I should go as the representative. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to be going to a fashion show downtown! I asked Benton if he would want to accompany me, but he quickly declined the offer. Either way I didn’t have any problem going by myself.
On the day of the event, I spent a half hour trying to figure out what to wear and finally decided on casual but dressy. If there was ever a day to bust out my high waisted pants, it was today. All black is usually my attire, so I went with my usual color palette.
En route to the show I realized that I hadn’t checked my clothes to make sure none of my other articles of clothing (ahem… undies) were static stuck to the clothes I was wearing, since I had just taken them out of the dryer. I definitely wished I had someone with me to double check for me. I wondered if a stranger would tell me if they saw it…
Anyway, I drove into Vancouver and found parking really close to the event location. Once I walked up, I saw that there was a long line to the entrance. I am pretty sure I was the only person by myself, but I pretended to be a kid model parent and rocked it.
Once I got to the desk, I proudly told them that my name was on the list. The lady sitting at the computer repeated my name to me 3 times as she searched, scowling. Then she asked what business I was with and I told her it was Bubs & Windy. She had a really hard time with the name (don’t blame her) so then she asked how I had my name on the list. I explained that someone had contacted Haleigh and she had given them my full information (true story). So then she had me fully write out Haleigh’s name. There was a long line of people behind me who were staring at me, waiting for their turn. Finally, she looked up at me and said, “There’s nothing on the list for any of these names.” This, my friends, is the story of my life. She grabbed a wristband anyway (yay for good customer service!) and told me that she would allow me in but really wanted me to know that my name was not on that list. It’s funny, just when you think you’re somewhat important, your name just isn’t on the list! Haha.
I had to use the washroom but I didn’t dare do anything but head straight for my seat. I took a seat at the very back of the tiered seating. The last thing I wanted to do was take someone’s seat that was reserved and then get kicked out for not knowing the etiquette! How embarrassing. From that point on my purpose was to stay incognito in the back, discreetly taking photos and videos. I would talk to no one and not disrupt the event any further. Omg. Haha.
The actual show itself was really fun. There were a ton of adorable kid models and the designers, like Jax & Lennon and Lil’ Haven were so good. I would definitely go again, but ONLY if they put my name on that list like they say they will;)
Here’s a video I took from the day:
Or, if you want to watch a long version of Lil’ Haven’s video it’s here!
In case you missed our product launch, here is our Bubs the Bear Play Mat!