Welcome Ecru and Little Green!

We have a new amazing sponsor! So excited to welcome Ecru! Read all about it:


New York, NY –November 11th, 2014—East Coast Starz, the leading producer of unique fashion events for girls, today announced the addition of ECRU New York and Little Green to its roster of exciting sponsors.

East Coast Starz is excited to be creating an amazing runway show featuring hairstyles created by ECRU New York’s world-renowned stylists and products. The East Coast Starz’ teen models will walk down the famous pink runway, sporting trendy, edgy and funky hairstyles right off the Fall 2014 NYFW catwalk. An additional runway show will feature ECRU’s children’s brand, Little Green and the younger East Coast Starz models. The Little Green runway show will feature adorably fun and age appropriate hairstyles.

ECRU New York will also take part in the East Coast Starz’ “Wishes” one of the highly anticipated parties of the weekend festivities, where 8 wishes will be granted for a handful of lucky East Coast Starz participants.  ECRU New York will operate a braid bar during “Wishes”, inviting all East Coast Starz participants to have their hair styled and demo products from both brands.

“When Lauren and Stacie approached us about sponsoring East Coast Starz, we immediately jumped on board,” says Heather Roetman, Director of Nation Brand Development for ECRU Lifestyle Beauty Brands. “East Coast Starz girls perfectly embody the values of our brand…trendsetters, fashion forward, fun, environmentally conscious and smart! We are delighted to have them represent us on the pink runway.”

“We are so happy to have ECRU New York and Little Green join our family,” says Lauren Handler, Co-Director of East Coast Starz. “We’ve always admired the ECRU’s products and we’re so excited for our East Coast Starz models to have the opportunity to be a part of this. The Ecru fashion show we have planned will be amazing and something that everyone will be talking about! ”


Are You Excited? We Sure Are!

Preparations for Take 8 are in high gear! Did you make your wish yet? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, maybe you’ve missed our long email with the schedule and many surprises for the weekend! So just in case, here it is again!


Take 8 – Q&A

The excitement is in the air! Take 8 is less then a month away, and the teams are working diligently to get their team look together!

In the past few weeks we got calls, emails and chats from many of our newer members, asking questions and looking for information, so we thought it will be great to share a quick Q&A we had via Facebook chat with one of our friends.

This is copied directly from Facebook, so it is unedited!

Q: Do I need to bring head shots of my daughter with me?

A: If you are looking for representation, you do. Saturday or Sunday morning there will an opportunity to meet with perspective agents/ managers. You should have copies of head shots with you if you want to attend these meetings (they are optional). The pictures don’t have to be professional.

Q: My daughter is 2. Will I have to  walk her down the runway ?
A: Just play it by ear! Some of the younger kids get a little nervous when its show time, and parents are welcome to take them by the hand and walk with them! But you never know…your kid may surprise you. I’ve seen 2YO completely steal the show and act like total pros before!
Q: Thanks so much for answering all my questions! How long is each day of the weekend ? Can u give me a breakdown of what happens, and what to expect?

A:  Well, I’ll give you a rough, tentative break down based on Take 7, but it may be slightly off. Friday night is orientation and registration. During registration, or sometimes first thing Saturday morning, each group gets her designer sponsor, and each kid will receive an outfit by that sponsor styled by Stacie. On Saturday, in the morning,there will be group photo shoot, and individual photo shoot. If you contract one of the photographers for a private session, it will usually take place Saturday morning as well

In the afternoon, there are meetings with scouting agents and managers (long lines:-)
Late afternoon, there is an activity (it was a scavenger hunt last year) and a party in the evening. Most older girls and moms go for a night swim in the indoor pool after.
Sunday morning starts with an early (optional) runway practice, and then on to the runway shows and awards! woaw…getting tired just thinking about it lol
Q: Thx so much what time does it start @ day?

A: Fairly early, but the schedule changes based on the team time slot. There is some down time in between events.
Q: Do I need to hire a professional hair and makeup artist for the weekend?
A: You can, but it is absolutely optional. There are a few H&M artists that are available for hire during the weekend, but many parents choose to do H&M themselves! Remember that kids need to be camera ready, but natural!
Q: Do I need to pay for additional photo shoots?
A: Again, this is completely optional. Some of the best photographers in the industry will be around that weekend, so if you NEED new head shots this will be a great opportunity to get them.
Q: What should I pack?
A: I recommend bringing many shoes so you will have options. Flats, booties, dress shoes etc. And don’t forget a bathing suit 🙂
Hope this answers your questions. For any additional questions, comment here, and we’ll answer right away. See you in Take 8!

East Coast Starz on Housewives of NJ

East Coast Starz models rocked the season finale of Housewives of New Jersey for the Project Lady Bug Fashion Show! Emceed by our own Stacie Fitzgerald and the show’s stars! Photos courtesy of BRAVO TV. Featured Wardrobe by East Coast Starz Sponsors Les Tout Petits and KidCuteture!

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Tune into Bravo TV Tonight!

Tune into BRAVO TV tonight to watch East Coast Starz models rocking the runway on the season finale of New Jersey Housewives for Project Lady Bug, the non-profit organization that was founded by Dina Manzo of the Real House Wives of NJ.  The Ladybug Project brings financial and emotional hope to children and their families undergoing rigorous medical treatments, and we couldn’t be happier to be involved with such an amazing cause. Dina Manzo is an inspiration to the East Coast Starz girls!

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Pink Limo Ride!

Its finally here! After the long, long, loooong wait, our first winners, team TokyoA from Take 7, were treated, pampered and spoiled on a pink limo ride fit for the superstars that they are!

We started the day with a fun ride in the pink hummer limo, drank faux champagne and enjoyed the life of a petite super model! Off to our secret destination, the medieval fair. Oh what fun! Those dragons, knights and  fair maidens didn’t know what hit them, when our group of lil’ fashionistas took over.

We continued our adventure with a photo shoot with the amazing Stacy Gallizzi. The girls models the latest creations from one of our fave designers, Tutu Du Monde, and the pictures are amazing!

Our day of fun and adventure ended with a much deserved hibachi dinner! Now team Tokyo A is motivated to win Take 8. Who will be riding the limo next? You have to be in it to win it!!!

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We Hit a Home Run!

This is by far the most exciting thing we’ve ever done! This past Saturday, our very own East Coast Starz kids walked the runway for Amber Sabathia’s CCandy in Yankee Stadium! You heard me correctly…Yankee Stadium!!! We could not believe it ourselves!

Read all about it here: http://www.prlog.org/12368688-east-coast-starz-kids-walk-the-runway-for-ccandy-in-yankee-stadium.htmled


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Get on the Bus!!!

We are so excited that tomorrow, our Starz 7 winning group, Tokyo A, along with our two raffle winners, Mia and Bella, will join siblings Ben and Mika, founders of One Kid Can Change the World for a special photo shoot with the one and only Nathan Yungerberg!

One Kid can Change the World is ready to unveil their new website, and is going to do it in a very big way–in an ad which will appear on a NYC bus! The ad will feature our Starz, wearing the colorful One Kid Can Change the World shirts.

This is a truly unique opportunity to take part in a real advertising campaign, while changing the world at the same time!



Announcing the TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL SWEEPSTAKES! A photo contest awarding thousands of dollars in trendy couture clothing from STAR GAZER our store and rhinestone star crowns!




This contest is open to all girls and ladies! Age categories are as follows and age is determined as of August 19, 2014.

0-12 months Division, 12-23 months Division, 2 yrs. Division, 3 yrs. Division, 4 yrs. Division, 5 yrs. Division, 6 yrs., Division, 7 yrs. Division, 8 yrs., Division, 9 yrs. Division, 10 yrs. Division, 11 yrs. Division, 12 yrs. Division, 13-14 yrs. Division, 15 yrs. and up Division


Three photos are included with your entry. Photos submitted for the contest can be a headshot, 3/4 length or full length but should clearly show the face of the entrant. Photos must be emailed only after registration is completed to Info@EastCoastStarz.com You will get a confirmation of a successfully accepted entry and entries must be sent by August 19, 2014. Files should be sent as JPEG ONLY and be kept to under 2 MB. These photos will be judged online so giant file sizes are not necessary. Color and black/white photos will be accepted. Photos will be scored as follows:

0-20 1st Impression

0-10 Facial Beauty

0-20 Overall Appeal


Entry Fee to enter the contest is $54 and includes three photographs. Additional photos may be entered for $5 each.



We will award one overall winner for this contest, all ages combined and they will receive a GIANT SHOE CROWN and a new Back to School  Couture Wardrobe fit for a STAR from STAR GAZER! Overall Winner Will also be Featured on the East Coast Starz website!

Get Ready for a ROCKIN’ SCHOOL YEAR!


We will award a STAR WINNER in EVERY age group and she will win a Rhinestone Star Crown and a rocking back to school outfit with accessories from STAR GAZER! Winners will be featured on our website http://www.EastCoastStarz.com


EVERY model will be shipped a prize from STAR GAZER including clothing and accessories!