In the bustling metropolis of Portland, Oregon lives a superhero that is out to save the world. Of course, every superhero wants to do just that, but this one saves the world in a very different (and important) way. Meet Golden Girl. She's one amazing lady who flies all around the world to educate and protect children with cancer!
13 year old Lexy is one phenomenal little girl. She has been battling brain cancer since she was just 14 months old, but she has never let that stop her! Upon entering our studio, Lexy shook hands with everyone introducing herself as well as Golden Girl. We had a custom designed costume by the ever awesome Everfan. When we spoke with Scott, the owner of Everfan, we presented him with everything Lexy envisioned for golden girl. She didn't have a ton of instruction besides "Gold and Sparkly". While this isn't a huge order and normally pretty easy, there was one hurdle; Lexy is blind. She was not born blind, however, it was an unfortunate after effect of one of her eleven brain surgeries in her short little life. So she knew what sparkle looked like, but unfortunately could no longer see it. How were we to make sure that Lexy knew that Golden Girl was everything she had envisioned, without her being able to visually see that?
Scott and his team take challenges in stride, however. He created an out of this world costume that had a sequin cape so that Lexy could feel the sparkle of Golden Girl. We topped everything off with a pair of glitter shoes, and made sure Golden Girl was sparkly as could be! Of course, every super hero also needs a gorgeous golden tutu, too.
Once Lexy was all dressed up, we headed outside for a rare Oregon winter day that it wasn't pouring rain along with her big brother who had chosen to be the Black Panther. Once the camera started clicking, these kids absolutely nailed the poses and put themselves into character perfectly!
Our time with Golden Girl is one we will never forget. Lexy is an amazingly strong little girl who does not let ANYTHING stop her! Keep it up, Golden Girl! We cannot wait to see what you accomplish!
Special Thanks to: Everfan
Photography: Kylie and Halsey
Hair and Makeup: Lauren