Behind the Scenes – Girls Fashion Photography at TBK
The Orlando girls fashion community is one that we are proud to contribute to. Last month, we took our first steps in Treasure Box Kid’s new direction by debuting two new designs in our Made in the USA line, and the whole process was shot right here in our very own Winter Park, FL.
Along the way, we worked with two marvelous models and our spring interns A-team to help bring our kid’s clothes dreams to life. All of our photo shoots have taken place in the Central Florida area, and in the past, we’ve been active in the Orlando community by hosting other events and fashion shows. To check out one of our past events, read our post on our TBK fashion show-Behind the Scenes.
Our Girls Fashion Photography Team
We’d like to start by thanking our little troopers, who modeled our new blue and pink Isabella dresses, our classic Purple Butterly Capri Pant Set and our Victoria Dress through the Florida weather. Their fabulous work speaks for itself, showing their stellar growth as up-and-coming industry professionals.
Starting the day bright and early, they met us on-site and powered through our photo a video process, all the while staying focused and consistently giving their best. We would also like to thank the wonderful families of our models, who were there every step of the way to root on and encourage their girls.
Working behind the camera were our interns, who set up shop, assisted the models and took pictures for the shoot. With combined efforts in marketing, film, and advertising, they worked as a unit to manage our social channels, assist our models and ensure that all of our photo elements were up to par. In the end, the shoot ran by smoothly thanks to their coordination and dedication.
We would like to give a special thanks to Monique Trevett, our photographer and film intern. She served as the guiding eye to the shoot and worked behind the lens to get the best out of our models. Without her direction, we wouldn’t have our success.
Joining our Girls Fashion Team
Treasure Box Kids has recurringly hosted a models training program, tailored to the needs of those who want to get their start in the girls fashion scene. All of our girls are recruited with their modeling educations in mind, and we are happy to say that we help them gain footing in the industry by garnering exposure, building their portfolios and guiding them through professional modeling environments.
For further information on our modeling program, reach us at [email protected] We host girls fashion shoots once a month, and we’re always eager to meet new faces.
The first ever Designer Girl Party by Treasure Box Kids will allow 10 lucky girls to design their dream holiday dress! Let your daughter be one of the first lucky girls who will enjoy a two day Orlando event at two different extravagant locations. Your little girl will design her very own dream holiday dress, as well as take part in a modeling session. The Designer Girl Party will create lasting warm memories for both mother and daughter, support the community and contribute to a good cause. Register today, before all the spots are filled!
Designer Girl Party Day 1: Leu Gardens
The girls will take part in a design event on December 3rd that will take place at scenic Leu Gardens in Winter Park, FL from 11AM until 3PM. This Orlando event will be a design party to remember in which the lucky girls will be given:
A mother-daughter tea party.
An age appropriate design class, where they will be taught about fabrics & colors and how they relate to creating outfits.
A mommy and me designing session in which they will be able to design their very own dream holiday dress.
A full design board with their designed dress style to bring home to show off for the holidays.
A swag bag full of presents for mom and daughter to take home.
Designer Girl Party Day 2: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Treasure Box Kids will then have the little designers’ dresses created in Central Florida. The dresses will be waiting for them at the second Orlando event, a modeling session. The modeling session will take place at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. on December 10th. We will individually schedule a time for each girl so that she has her moment to shine. The modeling session times will start from 8 AM to 12 PM. The girls will:
Receive their custom dresses.
Be photographed by an award winning photographer while wearing their design.
Receive digital print images from the modeling session.
Capture lasting memories that are priceless.
Designer Girl Party $289 includes everything!
Designer Girl Party: Supports a Good Cause
A portion of the proceeds from the Designer Girl Party will go towards funding the Little Maisha children’s clothing line that will be produced by women in Kenya who are in danger of becoming victims of human trafficking. Treasure Box Kids will give these women jobs with substance, in order to economically develop them. This will help them protect themselves and their families from human traffickers.
The Designer Girl party will also give back to the local economy by using only local seamstresses to create these 10 lucky girl’s designs. Give your little girl a magical memory while helping people in need. Register your young designer’s spot at the Designer Girl Party Here.
Kenyan Seamstress sewing part of the Kenyan clothing line
Designer Girl Party: Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much does it cost? A. The $289.00 price will include both events, an Heirloom Dress, Design Session, Design Board with her style, exclusive Modeling Session, Digital Picture Prints, a Tea Party opening reception, and a Swag Bag.
Q. What is included in the digital picture files and when will I receive them? A. Our photographer will be at both events to first capture your girl as she designs her dress and then again as she models the dress. The digital files from the event shoot and the design party will be sent via Dropbox to the Mother. We will send large file size from the shoot so that the pictures can be printed as well as used digitally by Mom.This is best sent via Dropbox.
Q. When is the last day I can register my daughter’s spot? A. There are only 10 spots available, you my register until all of the spots are filled or until December 1.
Q. Can I take my granddaughter to this event?
Q. Will I receive more information after I register for the event? A. Yes, We will mail a official event invitation to Mom and daughter with additional information that pertains to the particulars on event days.
Q. Is there an age limit? A. No, however we find that the most appropriate ages are between 3 and 8 years old.
Q. What if I have two girls who want to attend? A. Each additional child will cost $200 and will include the same experience as the first child, as well as their own individual custom dress. When ordering also choose the option for a second child.
Q. How can I register? A. Follow this link to order the experience. https://www.treasureboxkids.com/designer-girl-party-details.html
Q. What time is the Modeling Session at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress? A. We will individually schedule a time for each girl so that she has her moment to shine. The modeling session times will start from 8 AM to 12 PM.
Q. My questions isn’t listed. How can I get more information? A. You can contact the special Designer Girl Party phone number that is 407-270-0730, email us at [email protected], or visit us on any of our social media channels. Hope to see you at our Designer Girl Party!
It’s vital to know that teaching kids sustainability is important on the international stage. By implication, it’s important in the national and provincial arenas too. The next generations are the key to sustainability. Their education on sustainability is crucial for the development of sustainable planet. So, what can we do for kids? Kids love fun. Kids love outings. We can make teaching kids sustainability fun, especially easy to do while on outings. You can do some preparation by reading books, pamphlets, and internet articles from reliable sources. To learn ways that you can volunteer with your family to create teachable moments you can look at our post- Three Volunteering Activities for the Whole Family.
Picture courtesy of http://ecomerge.blogspot.ca
Teaching Kids Sustainability: Through Nature
Information gleaned about the natural world and sustainability can provide a basis for teaching kids sustainability. The experience of the natural world, seeing the natural world, smelling the air and the dirt, seeing the integration of communities into nature and vice versa, and seeing the places that living beings thrive.
You can go to a local park and examine some of the flora and fauna of the area. Even with this taking a bit of time to catalog things in the local area, you can seem like a demi-god with the level of knowledge about the natural world with the kids. You can involve other parents, other kids, and make it a community event. These are the ties that bind.
Education, fun, and sustainability can be ‘part and parcel’ of that as well. Some of the practical principles for a wide variety of outings: know your stuff, know the area, know the plants, have an itinerary, bring snacks, take into account the limitations of children’s attention span, try to involve other kids and parents, involve community, and do multiple events at different areas throughout the local region.
Picture courtesy of http://www.funderstanding.com/
Teaching Kids Sustainability: In Your Home
How does this look in a practical sense? Well, you can take the kids out even into your own garden. You can teach them about cold composting. You can teach them about the quicker hot composting. You can even teach them about those gross little red wiggler worms that assist in making the composting happen faster.
You can take them to a neighbors, or a community, garden to learn about plants and their lifecycles. Maybe, you can even start a community garden. Some of the prior practical principles can be part of this. It’s all in fun. It’s all for the kids. In addition, you might gain a little bit out of it too.
For instance, you can learn a little more, have fun with the kids, and take advantage of the incredible natural resources that Canada and North America in general have to offer us. And you can do it with the respect and sustainable intent that is required for not only our own but the next generations.
And don’t forget, have fun while teaching kids sustainability!
Three Volunteering Activities for the whole family
Have you ever thought about volunteering as a family? It might sound tiring at first, especially when you’re being asked to volunteer during the summer or your vacation time, but volunteering is what the world needs now, and you might be surprised about the massive effects of this simple act of kindness.
As citizens of the world, we should always try to make it a point to help others in need, especially those who don’t readily have access to basic human rights. Adults have plenty of opportunities to give back to the underprivileged, including cash donations, fundraisers, monthly child sponsorships and volunteer opportunities abroad. Children need just as many options for charity to grow up to be caring global citizens, so here are three ideas for the summer that will get your kids excited about philanthropy.
Have an ALSF-registered lemonade stand
Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) surfaced when a 4 year old cancer patient Alexandra Scott announced that her last wish was to have a lemonade stand so that she could help other children like her. Since 2004, families all over the country have followed in Alex’s pursuit in raising funds for child cancer research. ALSF urge you and your kids to fight childhood cancer, one cup at a time, so register your “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” and receive a free fundraising kit to guide you through the whole process.
Look after animals at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
The nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary is located in Southern Utah, and also has a free day camp for families with children aged 6 to 9. Every day of the week, they organize enjoyable and educational activities with their animals. If you can’t make it to Utah this summer, there are local programs in New York City, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City that you can participate with.
Work with Meals on Wheels
The number of seniors is said to double by 2050, which is a great sign that the average lifespan is increasing, but it also means that there are more elderly citizens that need your help. Have your kids pack cold meals, or bring them along with you while delivering meals to seniors. By bringing your kids with you during deliveries, you’re giving them a chance to interact with seniors and understand how important it is to care for them. All of these great volunteering activities can include the whole family.
Stuck indoors, looking for kids activities, I’ve got some fun kids activities to keep the kids from bouncing off the walls. You may have exhausted your list of craft projects and already done our kids fun rainy day activities, yet the kids are still bored. Why not try an indoor scavenger hunt? Here are three fun indoor kids activities.
Kids Activities: Shape Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are fun kids activities and this is a great one for young children who are just learning about shapes. On a piece of paper, draw simple shapes such as a circle, triangle, or square. Have the kids search the house and find examples of these shapes in everyday items. Cabinet doors become squares and dinner plates become circles. For older kids, turn this scavenger hunt into a competition. See who can find the most circles, squares or triangles. Or make it even harder and have them look for octagons or diamonds. You can have an afternoon filled with fun indoor kids activities just by focusing on shapes.
Kids Activities: Indoor Treasure Hunt
Are you always searching for indoor kids activities for your pirate-loving children? A treasure hunt will take a little bit of work on your part, but your kids will have a lot of fun. Start by making a list of clues to lead them to hiding places. For example: “It’s hidden next to a dark, cool place where food awaits and water chills,” would lead your child to to the refrigerator where they’ll find another clue. This clue should lead them to another hiding spot in your house. After leading your kids through several clues, hide a small “treasure” at the end of the hunt such as a new box of crayons or a pack of stickers. The age of your kids will determine the difficulty of the clues as well as the number of clues you use.
Sensory Scavenger Hunt
Instead of specific items, have your kids search for attributes. For examples, ask your kids to find something soft, something shiny, something heavy or something fuzzy. This scavenger hunt should definitely get their creativity flowing. They may find a blanket that’s soft, a doorknob that’s shiny, or a bed that’s heavy. Have fun listing the attributes and your kids will have fun searching.
Do you have any suggestions for fun indoor kids activities to do when the weather is bad?
With the new year here, I’ve got a fun kids craft for working on during winter break. Let’s get ready for the new year by making a homemade kids calendar. You can use your calendar to showcase artwork or even your memories, like these kids scrapbook pages.
Construction paper, printer paper, or drawing paper
3 small binder rings
Glue or tape
Choose one of the calendar templates and print out. You will want each month on a separate sheet of paper. Add in any special holidays, birthdays, or special occasions that you would like to remember.
Now, it’s time for the fun part of this kids craft! Draw pictures to correspond with each month. For example, draw a snowman for January, hearts for February, or spring flowers for May. Make sure your child signs their name at the bottom just like a real artist would do. Another option is to make collages for each month using family pictures or magazine pictures. It would be fun to use Christmas pictures for December and Halloween pictures for October in this kids craft.
If you’re doing this kids craft with a younger child or even a toddler, you could have fun with handprints. Keep things simple by just making handprints in colors to coordinate with the month, such as red for February. Or, you can get a little more creative and turn those handprints into pictures. Make a handprint turkey for November or a handprint ghost for October.
Once you have your artwork completed, it’s time to assemble your kids calendars. Try to visualize a store-bought calendar and how it’s put together. Attach the January template to the back of the February artwork, the February template to the back of the March artwork, etc. When the calendar is hanging, you will want your month’s artwork at the top and the calendar template hanging at the bottom. After your calendar pages are in order, use your three-hole punch on all the pages. Attach them together using the small binder rings.
Kids Craft Fun
Do you have any fun artwork suggestions to put on a calendar for kids?