Michelle Anastasia at the Kartini Parade – Surabaya Children Photography

Michelle, my niece, has always been fond of posing. She realises that she is beautiful and she enjoys every celebration moment where she can stand out. Last week, her kindergarten school held a small parade to celebrate Kartini’s day. Kartini was the first Indonesian female hero who fought for women’s rights at her time. To honour her, Indonesians celebrate her birthday (21st of April) as the national women’s day. Normally kindergartens and elementary schools would hold a competition that almost always includes the pupils to wear different types of traditional clothes.

The beautiful little girl

Before the parade with her bestfriend at the kindergarten.

Before the parade with friends around her in colourful clothes

With the neighbour boy who was wearing Javanese wedding traditional clothes. Aren't they cute? :D

Love the colours!

A moment before an open car took the children for a tour around the neighbouring blocks.

After the parade, Michelle was super happy to win the second place at the fashion show.

But it's no wonder. She shines wherever she goes.