Before the show we were invited to the Air New Zealand lounge area that was beautifully decorated and had really comfortable bean bag chairs all over. It had the most stunning view of the harbour and I could actually visualise having such a room as my living room (wishful thinking...) :-).
They served pretty pink cupcakes for the girls and other tasty goodies for the adults. I met some of the other moms who had wishes granted by Make-a-Wish before (and Bianca quickly made friends with another little girl) and we also met some very friendly and helpful Air New Zealand staff. It was also great to meet two of the Make-a-Wish staff (the new CEO and Linda, the wish coordinator). Then when it was time for the show we were taken through and past all the people waiting in line. Wow, we felt like VIPs and that was so cool.
I've never been to a real fashion show, sure I've seen it on TV, but to actually be there. Wow! It was so weird seeing so many photographers all ready for action. On our chairs we each had a bag full of fun stuff and the catwalk and backdrops were all decorated in brown cardboard, and it looked like a gingerbread house, it had a bird that moved and a sun that indicated the start of the show. Then the show started and all the little girls walked across the catwalk to the music of A Teddy Bear's Picnic.
Bianca loved the experience and it was such a fun day for the two of us.
Speaking of Make-a-Wish we received a call from Steve, our one Make-a-Wish volunteer and it seems as if Bianca will be getting her wish really soon (but more on this a little bit later).