While the weather is looking rather damp, dreary and downright chilly the next few days, don’t worry. As Annie says, “This sun will come out….only not tomorrow.” It’s expected to arrive Sunday.
By then, the kids will be showing signs of cabin fever or mall malaise. How about an opportunity to dress up and have some fun that doesn’t require cooking, posting greeting cards or shopping?
Well, 8-year-old Emanuelle Marcus has just the answer — Fashion For Kindness. According to her fashion savvy mom Rhonda Marcus, the Hockaday second grader “conceived the idea to hold a children’s fashion show to raise money and awareness for the family opera, ‘Becoming Santa Claus,’ which, as you know was written by Mark Adamo, commissioned by The Dallas Opera and will have its world premier at the Winspear Opera House on Friday, December 4. The opera was funded by Holly and Tom Mayer in memory of their grand-daughter, Chloe Shea, who tragically passed away at age 3 from a rare form of brain cancer.”
For $20, munchkins under 12 can walk the fashion red carpet in their own holiday attire and they will receive a T-shirt and a “Becoming Santa Claus” coloring book. For guests it’s a $10 donation and the request for an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program. Sign up deets are here.
The emcee for the fashion show that officially starts at 1 will be Gary Cogill, who has just barely caught his breath after interviewing Jon Voight and Isabella Rossellini.
Another VIP on hand will be composer Adamo, who will chat with the models.
BTW, if you’re planning on your pre-teen Gisele Bündchen/Andre Hamann to be on the red-carpeted catwalk, you need to have her/him there by 12:30. Let’s not have any youthful divas arriving late for this one.
Alas, there is a caveat. If you ain’t registered, you ain’t getting in. And where is it taking place? Sign up and find out! So, the message is “Sign up now!”
* Graphic courtesy of The Dallas Opera