Kids of So-Cal End 2021 at a High Point

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

2021 was the year that Kids Fashion Week So-Cal was able to truly shine. We were able to do model workshops, model call, training, and produce our Fashion Week, and also hold the 2nd annual Lemon Grove Toy Drive and Giveaway.

December was a truly quick moving month for the Kids of So-Cal Fashion Week.  Recruiting models and designers from the East Coast to the West Coast was an amazing experience. We were able to present six designers, two of which were kids: Gabby’s World (age 8), and The Poetic Bunch (age 9). The talent that these kids showed on and off the runway was beyond impressive.

Opening the show was Purhnel, a spoken word artist. Hosting the show was Tati and Jesse from 94.1FM. They were an amazing addition to the overall show.  However, the highlight of the show was the 24 models gracing the stage, while DJ JC Calleros mixed stylized music for each designer.

We were extremely grateful to be able to produce the show in 2021, and to follow by presenting another season of gifting back to the community.

With very little time to coordinate the Lemon Grove Toy Giveaway, organizers were KFW So-Cal and their contributing partners, including the Lemon Grove Lions Club and Improving Lemon Grove. The event was held at 13 Point Brewery. Starting the week of Thanksgiving, 16 businesses throughout the city collected over 700 toys for the children of Lemon Grove. Super Santa came out for photo ops and to spread cheer and joy to the kids receiving gifts. Thanks to 619 Media, Fox 5 News came to cover the event and spread more Christmas cheer.

What a wonderful way to close out 2021, and a huge thanks to all who made it happen!

A special thanks to my team, KFW Network, and So-Cal gals (Selina Hall and Rajanee Wright) for all you did this year for the kids of So-Cal, the Toy Giveaway, and me! And thanks to all who helped throughout the year: Tonya Kendall, HMUA lead; Bree Hody, KFW So-Cal honorary contributor; Liana Lebaron, Mystique; Kimberly; Myles; Cathy; Travis; all the other individual volunteers who contributed their time and talent. We appreciate you!

For more information on Kids Fashion Week Network and ways you can contribute to this non-profit, please visit

Left to right are the KFW So-Cal Team: Rajanee Wright, model coach; Selina Hall, model coach and creative director; Aubree Russell, director; and Tati of 94.1FM, host.

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