On August 3rd, before they head back to school, kids got to party with their parents at the BIG DSW Kids launch event held on the Rockefeller rooftop garden. Knowing it is not all fun, style and shoes —parents and kids alike, were encouraged to bring new or gently worn shoes,  kicking off the retailer’s nationwide Soles4Souls DSWKids drive.

image004DJ Kai Song

Inspired by the Tom Hanks classic film, the event gave adults a chance to enjoy a cocktail while their kids dined on popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs and drank fresh squeezed lemonade. Guests rocked to tunes by 12 year old DJ Kai Song, attempted to play chopsticks on the BIG floor piano, and take photos at the Coney Island inspired booth.   In a nod to the movie’s pivotal moment, a Zoltar-inspired fortune teller was on hand to grant wishes all night long.

 image002Carmen Lilly, Sanura

image012Tyler Casanova, Haileigh, Bella Carmona, Tristin Casanova

Guests included entrepreneur and Soles4Souls supporter Gurps Singh Rai (wife Pepa could not make it but plans to head to DSW to make her own donation when she is back in NYC next week),  Instagrammer David Clark and son Atticus; fashion designer Tia Ciabani and daughter Castine; designers Halla Elis and William Calvert with daughter Ciel, 6 year old Instagrammer Haileigh Vas, Singer/songwriter Mariel; Live Sweet’s Lindsey Bonnice  with  son Noah and daughter Libby, Celeb Stylist Carmen Lilly and daughter Sanura, twin bloggers Tyler & Tristian and many others.

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