We wandered around a bit, got our pictures taken every few steps we took (pink haired woman with an orange haired young lady gets the paps excited I guess?) then discovered Teen Vogue had a huge set up for girls. Of course the PGP had to nearly run there. Inside they had makeup for the girls to play with, healthy snacks, and musical guests amongst other things.
We happened to get there just as Wynter Gordon was about to perform a few acoustic songs. The woman has a set of pipes on her! Lovely strong, soulful voice. When she finished, she spoke to no one and made a beeline for the PGP. Wynter said "You look fantastic! I love your hair and your whole look! Don't ever let anyone try to change you, always be your gorgeous self!" Doesn't sound like much but having someone you don't know give you words of encouragement are not only empowering, but raise your confidence levels. Every young girl is insecure, and this made the PGP shine with pride.
She even got the nerve up to come with me to go to see the Monique L'Huillier show. She loved the glamorous clothes and the fact that she felt part of the fashion crowd. Again, people stopped us to tell her how great she looked and I think she was floating with all the positive reinforcement.
The next day we HAD to return because her two favourite YouTubers -- Blair juicystar07 and Elle AllThatGlitters21 -- Fowler were appearing at Teen Vogue. While dad stayed with her I ran off to catch the L.A.M.B. presentation. Back at Teen Vogue, she had made a new friend and was thrilled she got a Teen Vogue goodie bag. We took loads of fun pictures, then called it a night.
Monday night we were off to see the Betsy Johnson show with Jazmin from Vintage Vandalizm. We got great seats and PGP spotted Nicky Minaj in the front row. So I told her to go up and ask politely if she could take a picture. Nicky was so sweet to her, telling her she loved her hair, and not to let anyone tell her not to be herself. More positive reinforcement! She loved the show, and the fact that she got her own goodie bag! Unfortunately we were too exhausted to attend the after party. Sadly I forgot my camera and the bright lights washed out any decent photos of the clothes ):