The UDC Capstone Fashion Show took place May 3rd, 2013. I was a model in the show. I have modeled in the past but I took a long break. This was like a pedestal for me to start modeling again. I had to be there by 3:00pm even though the show began around 7:00pm. It takes lots of time and preparation to get ready for a show. Being a model is actually harder than people think because it takes discipline. A model’s health is a crucial factor. Building the proper muscle tone and eating the proper foods helps a model’s body. Models need to exercise and have a proper diet that helps maintain themselves. Walking in heels is a challenge because it requires balance, strength and coordination. I was a little bit worried about the runway because it was a high runway which made me almost touch the ceiling with my heels and my hair in a bun. However, my hair was almost 2 inches away from touching the ceiling so I was good. In the fashion show, we modeled clothes from Gap. After the show, we mixed, mingled, and networked with other fashion-associated individuals.
By Whitney Wasso, MECKids Blog Ambassador
The Get Kids Movin! Event showcased a variety of wonderful vendors that support health and fitness for youth and families across the Washington Metropolitan Area. C4 Belts, a China based belt company, has introduced a new wave of fashion for people who want to make a fashion statement for a cause. This stylish brand produces colorful belts made of recycled goods that caught my eye, and it will catch yours too! Here’s what co-founder, Robbie Hart, had to say about his innovative and charitable clothing line:
Robbie: Hello my name is Robbie Hart with C4 Belts. C4 stands for choose your color, choose your cause. So you can mix and match the belt and the buckle with any color combination that you want and every time you buy a belt, a portion goes to a charity of your choice.
Me: So, how are these belts made?
Robbie: It’s a thermoplastic, so these are very strong, very comfortable plastic and it comes in over 20 different colors.
Me: So, how did you come up with this idea?
Robbie: It was the colorful watches that inspired this, so I thought to myself, everybody is wearing colorful watches! Why not wear colorful belts also?
After interviewing with Robbie at Get Kids Movin and learning more about C4 Belts, I was very inspired. I was especially impressed by the eco-friendly materials that are used in the production of the colorful belts. This makes the fashion line a hit in the community and in the environment, and what better way to make a fashion statement than that!
The MECKids team had an amazing time at the Get Kids Movin! Event, this past weekend. We jumped; hula hooped and stretched our muscles with our student participants. The Boulevard at the Capital Centre will never be the same again! Our interactive hula hoop activity was a BIG HIT, even parents were excited to move along with our MECKids team. A host of dynamic talent and organizations showcased a fun-filled production to raise awareness about childhood obesity prevention, including ten year old singing sensation Chi Chi Monet, The Think Brown Ink Agency, Nike trainer Deanna Jefferson, Sports Zone, BET Born to Dance winner LaTanya Swann and many more, who joined MECKids in bringing fun and fitness to hundreds of Washington Metro area families!
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After such a great event in Maryland, Meckids heads home to Virgina for our next event at Urban Evolution. Check out our Meet Up group and click here to RSVP! MECKids is on the move with our health technology and new after school program. If you know any schools looking to add an afterschool fitness and health technology program that includes a six week fitness program with our online tracking system contact us today email@example.com