Shortstack is a teen-driven fashion and modeling program created to support young girls who aspire to become models but do not fit the rigid industry standards.
In order to model professionally, there are strict rules and requirements that the Modeling Industry has set up. According to Ford Models – one of the top modeling agencies in the world – a 14-15 year old female must be 5’7” to 6’0” tall to model; a 16-22 year old female must be 5’8” to 6’0” tall. However, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American woman is 5’3”. Additionally, for all of these ages and heights, models are contracted to maintaining a certain weight at all times. Anything above a dress size of 4 is often considered a plus size.
Founded by a teen, Shortstack empowers its members by teaching new models to embrace and love their body image. The program offers training and exposure in the field, and opportunities to build one’s professional portfolio as well as participating in ongoing community service related activities.
Each year Shortstack holds its Annual Charity Fashion Show in Manhattan, New York. The proceeds from the event are donated to Windows of Opportunity where they are allocated to other youth development programs. This past June saw a terrific crowd where the show included live music, magic, cocktails, and beautiful designer clothes. The event attracted a score of photographers and fashion aficionados making it a huge success.
Since its conception in 2007, Shortstack has had some great exposure. In its freshman year, Shortstack models were featured on the cover and in a 7-page spread of A & U Magazine! Subsequently, the program has been featured in The Queens Courier, The NY Daily News, The Bronx Times, Bayside Times, Queens Ledger, and Fox-5 News. In 2009, the models were privileged to meet former America’s Next Top Model contestants, Kim Stolz, Bianca Golden and Claire Unabia.
SHORTSTACK’S 8TH ANNUAL CHARITY FASHION SHOW
Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at Studio 450, NYC!
Doors Open @ 6:30pm for a Pre-Show Rooftop Cocktail Party!
Show begins @ 8:00pm! Semi-formal attire only.
SHOWCASING DESIGNS BY HOT TOPIC, DELIA*S, HOUSE OF CORREIA, SMART GLAMOUR & MORE!
HOSTED BY JOE ROCK – VOICE FROM LONG ISLAND’S #1 HIT STATION WBAB 102.3!
Live music, performances, dancers, raffles, and more! And of course… 24 fabulous models strutting their stuff down one of our largest runways yet at a brand new venue!
Shortstack T-shirts, posters, DVD’s and more will be on sale!
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
$55 PER TICKET – $60 PER TICKET AFTER JUNE 1ST
All tickets are RUNWAY SIDE SEATING no more than 3 rows back and allow access to our Pre-Show Rooftop Cocktail Party!
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis!
There are three ways to easily order your tickets for this years Fashion Show:
• Order quickly, easily & securely through Paypal by visiting www.wooshortstack.org/
• Order over the phone by calling us at (718) 916-6037
• Send cash, check or money order to: **
Windows of Opportunity, Inc.
ATTN: Shortstack Ticket Orders
6457 214th Street
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
*All online orders will include a 3% tax/processing fee per ticket. Please be sure to provide a shipping address so that we may ship your purchased tickets to you free of charge, or state in the instructions if you would prefer to pick them at the will-call desk. Shipping of tickets is free.
**When mailing orders, please provide a return address so that we may ship your purchased tickets to you free of charge, or state if you would prefer to pick them at the will-call desk. Shipping of tickets is free.
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