It seems that modeling may be the next big trend among kids these days. Since the North Shore’s Next Top Kids Model experienced such a strong turnout during auditions, Sprout Kids—a children’s clothing store in Highland Park—will hold two more fashion shows featuring two more groups of model winners. The theme of the additional in-store shows will be summer trends and swimwear.
For some young models, the road will not end there. The winners of those shows will take on the catwalk during Downtown Highland Park’s Fashion Week in September.
Although the competition has taken place right here in Highland Park, many of the participants have traveled far to pursue their dreams of modeling. In March, over 50 children, aged 2-8, from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin auditioned on the runway at Sprout Kids, where the winners were chosen by a panel of local stylists and mothers.
The additional shows will take place on May 25th and June 22nd at 11:30am. Sprout Kids is located on Highland Park’s main shopping street, at 644 Central Avenue. For more information, please call 847-780-4827, or visit sproutkidshp.com. Sister store Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore will also be holding a fun family friendly event on Saturday, May 25th from 11:30am-3pm. For more information, please visit the Yelp event page here. –Hope Holmberg
Photo courtesy of Julie Kaplan Photography