Thanks to Daphne of Mother Inc for reaching out to us and inviting Jaime to take part, last Saturday we headed out to Seb’s Bistro at Rochester Park to watch Jaime strutting his stuff on the catwalk, modeling the latest in cool and stylish kid’s shoes from pediped’s2012 Fall/Winter collection.His outfit for the day was provided by local kid’s apparel store, Elly.
The day began quite early for us (being a Saturday and all), and we arrived at Seb’s around 9am still wiping sleepy dust from our collective eyes. Thank goodness for the organizers providing us with a yummy breakfast to get us all going.
Breakfast Time for Casey
As usual, I was more nervous than Jaime, thinking that perhaps he might freeze up when he walks out in front of the audience. Also as usual, my concern was unfounded. When it comes to stage performances or appearances in front of large crowds, Jaime is an absolute natural. Meeting someone for the first time (one-on-one), he can often be stand-offish and even a little shy… but put him in front of a group of people as the centre of attention and he morphs into a completely different kid.
Jaime came across as both so natural and professional at the same time, and afterward I was approached by the marketing representative of a local fashion magazine to ask if he would be interested in taking part in a photo spread for their publication – wow, they had ‘talent scouts’ in attendance?
The pediped Story (from the Singapore website):
“pediped® footwear was created in 2004 by Angela and Brian Edgeworth. After their first daughter Caroline was born, Angela started to do a lot of thinking about footwear and the kind of shoes that would be best for her child. She wanted a shoe that was comfortable and stylish and that could be worn both indoors and out. Most importantly, she wanted a shoe that was healthy for her daughter’s feet.
After doing a lot of research, Angela discovered that doctors recommended barefoot walking or soft leather sole shoes, but the choices for infants and toddlers were limited.That is when Angela and her husband Brian decided to create the perfect shoe, which would be “the next best thing to bare feet”.
pediped® has become one of the fastest growing children's footwear brands in the U.S. and offers more than 120 designs spanning EU sizes 17-33. pediped’s three footwear lines include Originals® (soft soled shoes for children ages birth to 2), Grip ‘n’ Go™ (soft rubber soled shoes for children 9 months to three years) and Flex® (rubber soled shoes for children 1-8 years). pediped® is sold all around the world”
Casey in the Playground @ Seb's Bistro: