Model Profile – Emily Pashenee

SACFW 2015
Designer: Mai Vang
Model: Emily Pashenee-Model
Makeup: Jasmine Cardenas Make-up
Hair: Allure Salon and Spa

Sacramento Fashion Week has become the biggest fashion showcasing events in Northern California and it’s no surprise that it is one of the first shows a lot of new models walk in for the first time.  From the hundreds of models that audition about 200 get booked for one of the 4 days of showcases that week.  Some booking multiple days.  Emily Pashenee was one of those models.

Q: Tell us about your first fashion runway experience?  
A: My first fashion runway experience was actually Sacramento Fashion Week.  I was 13 years old and I was terrified. I was the youngest one there and I had very little experience, but somehow I ended up walking the glass
 runway in a finale piece by designer Jesus Medrano. I was extremely happy that I did not break the glass runway.  I met some other models who were around my age (Brianna Staffler, Lily Matamoros) and we kind of became the baby squad because we were so much younger than everyone else. They made me feel less nervous.

SACFW 2014
Designer: Jesus Medrano
Model: Emily Pashenee-Model
Makeup: Jasmine Cardenas Make-up
Hair: Allure Salon and Spa
Glenn Jones/Ikona Photography

Q: That show with the glass runway was a few years back.  How did you get introduced to the production?
A: I got introduced to the Sac Fashion Week through Michael Lockett, one of the first photographers I started working with. We were doing a shoot one day and he kept telling me I have to go try for it, so I found out when the casting was and I did it.

Q: Do you have a favorite local designer?
A: Yes I do !! Her name is Yennie Zhou.  Her designs are extremely high fashion and ever since I first saw her models walking around at my first Sac Fashion Week, I wanted to be one of them. To this day I’m pretty sure I would do just about anything to walk for Yennie.

Q: Who’s your favorite model and why? 
A
: My favorite model is Candice Swanepoel because she’s one of the most iconic models out there in my opinion, she’s been the face of almost every high-end brand you can think of.  When I think fashion, her face comes to mind.

SACFW 2014 Boutique Showcase
Model: Emily Pashenee-Model
Makeup: Jasmine Cardenas Make-up
Hair: Allure Salon and Spa
Kondrya Photography

Q: What would you say is your personal style?
A: My personal style is most definitely Barbie on a budget.  I really love looking put together and having a clean cut outfit, as well as having my hair and makeup done.  I primarily shop at Ross but whenever I tell someone that they never believe me.

Q: Who did you look up to when you were younger?
A: When I was younger I looked up to more of an idea rather than a person.  I really loved the idea of people being unapologetically themselves and not being ashamed. I used to be very self-conscious of my height and how small I was.  I really just wanted to be happy in my own body.  Modeling gave to me.

SACFW 2016
Designer: Eshonna Trice
Model: Emily Pashenee-Model
Makeup: Jasmine Cardenas Make-up
Hair: Allure Salon and Spa
Kondrya photography

Q: Where do you see yourself going in this industry?
A: I  would like to be signed by a big agency and hopefully be the next Candice Swanepoel.  The odds may be slim so I am working hard in school to make sure I have a backup plan.

Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: In my free time I primarily play with makeup, I’ve been told a few times that I should start a blog and share tips on my makeup and fashion but I am not sure, I’m kind of too scared to do that.

Q: What is your advice to young girls and boys wanting to be in this industry?
A: My advice is to be genuine. And if it is real modeling YOU ARE NOT PAYING FOR ANYTHING. I see so many younger girls wanting to model so bad but they end up wearing their own clothes and paying for shoots themselves.  The only time you do that is if you need to update your portfolio. Also to understand different types of modeling for different types of people is key. There are models for everything, it is just a matter of finding the right fit and type for you.

2018 SACFW Designer Submission Now Open

sacfw2018

Applying For SACFW2018:

Sacramento Fashion Week (SACFW) is focused on delivering an upscale fashion event and bridging the gap between designers and buyers.  We strive to deliver a great production through careful curation of design talent and working with some of the best production talent in the area.  Our selection is based on originality, construction of each piece, consistency throughout the collection and marketability.  Participating in Sacramento Fashion Week will provide you with a unique opportunity to promote your brand and/or collection to an audience of industry professionals as well as devoted fashionistas. (See Highlights from 2017)

Spring Summer Collection
Entries must be in the exclusive work of the submitter or submitting team. Designs must have been completed within the last year, or created especially for the showcase

Winter Fall Collection
Entries must be in the exclusive work of the submitter or submitting team. Designs must have been completed within the last year, or created especially for the showcase

Submission Requirements:

  • Letter of Intent – The letter should describe the reason(s) you would like to participate.
  • Biography – 250 word count bio about the brand, designer, and design aesthetic.
  • Picture – Professional profile headshot.
  • Sketches – Concept board representing inspiration for the collection you intend to present.
  • Press Kit – Media package for promotions which should include a resume of past events, a link to your brand’s website, locations where your pieces are sold, professional photographs of past shows, links to promotional and showcase videos and magazine tear sheets and/or blog write ups.

All requirements must be filled out completely as possible.
Submission must be received complete by October 31st 2017.
Once selected and approved, designers must be able to attend scheduled designer production meetings to review your collection progress.

Approved designers will be required to feature a 12 – 20 piece collection in one season.
Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter Collection for 2018.

All submissions must be received in English and submitted by email for evaluation to designers@sacfashionweek.com

2017 SACFW Designer Submission Now Open

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Applying For SACFW2017:

Sacramento Fashion Week (SACFW) is focused on delivering an upscale fashion event and bridging the gap between designers and buyers.  We strive to deliver a great production through careful curation of design talent and working with some of the best production talent in the area.  Our selection is based on originality, construction of each piece, consistency throughout the collection and marketability.  Participating in Sacramento Fashion Week will provide you with a unique opportunity to promote your brand and/or collection to an audience of industry professionals as well as devoted fashionistas. (See Highlights from 2016)

Spring Summer Collection
Entries must be in the exclusive work of the submitter or submitting team. Designs must have been completed within the last year, or created especially for the showcase

Winter Fall Collection
Entries must be in the exclusive work of the submitter or submitting team. Designs must have been completed within the last year, or created especially for the showcase

Submission Requirements:

  • Letter of Intent – The letter should describe the reason(s) you would like to participate.
  • Biography – 250 word count bio about the brand, designer, and design aesthetic.
  • Picture – Professional profile headshot.
  • Sketches – Concept board representing inspiration for the collection you intend to present.
  • Press Kit – Media package for promotions which should include a resume of past events, a link to your brand’s website, locations where your pieces are sold, professional photographs of past shows, links to promotional and showcase videos and magazine tear sheets and/or blog write ups..

All requirements must be filled out completely as possible.
Submission must be received complete by October 31st 2016.
Once selected and approved, designers must be able to attend scheduled designer production meetings to review your collection progress.

Approved designers will be required to feature a 12 – 20 piece collection in one season.
Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter Collection for 2017.

All submissions must be received in English and submitted by email for evaluation to designers@sacfashionweek.com

Sacramento’s 5th Annual Hair & Fashion Battle

It was a whirlwind of light and color at the Annual Hair and Fashion Battle.  The Scottish Rite Center pulsated with music as arriving guests posed on the red carpet for descending photographers.  Was this still our sleepy city? With the growing arts scene in the Midtown area and ever more creative types setting down roots in the Sacramento area.   Talent is booming in the Capital City.

SACFW Producer Duane Ram, Host Daniel Esquivel, Judge Yennie Zhou photography by David Alvarez
SACFW Producer Duane Ram, Host Daniel Esquivel, Judge Yennie Zhou photography by David Alvarez

 

Photography by David Alvarez
photography by David Alvarez

This year’s Hair & Fashion battle was a brilliant display of our local talent.  Hill Tribe Fusion, Tyniece Hall, Latiya Gholar, Raul Designs, Shazaam Studios, Zarah’Nized Wear, J’aime Deorosan’s Fashions, Evolution Salon, Beauty Intoxication, Hair Gon Wild, Marinello School of Beauty, Sacramento City College Beauty School, Federico School of Beauty and special guest Daniel Esquivel from Project Runway.

Photography by David Alvarez
photography by David Alvarez

Esquivel opened the event and showcased modern and conceptual looks that wowed and impressed the crowd.  He also acting as the show’s lively host, kept things upbeat facilitating a spirit of camaraderie among designers.  The room went reverently silent as Esquivel’s first model entered strutting fiercely to the heavy beat in a black-feathered A-line dress.  The breathtaking collection with its dark conceptual drama and wearable separates and gowns looked like it would be just as breathtaking in a boardroom or gala as on the catwalk.  The Project Runway designer delivered on his sophisticated signature style.

Designer: Daniel Esquivel Photography: David Alvarez
Designer: Daniel Esquivel Photography: David Alvarez

The designs of Tyniece Hall followed. Her collection set the precedent for what would be a fantasy driven show.  Opened by a guardian-like forest nymph who stood ceremoniously overseeing the show scepter in hand as models sashayed past, Hall’s designs were urban-ethereal. With looks such as gauzy bell-sleeved gowns, dark hooded street-wear type cloaks and a two-piece maxi dress with fabric like the sky, fairytale met modernity in an effortless way.

Designer: Tyniece Hall Photography: David Alvarez
Designer: Tyniece Hall Photography: David Alvarez

Hill Tribe followed suit with the magical vibe this time including mythical creatures. The designs were expertly crafted out of paper boasting ringleted saloon girls and origami unicorns pausing to dance the robot at the end of the runway.  Zarah’Nized Wear showed several gold and black looks inspired by flamenco dancers and Brazilian carnival.  Latin music piped the soundtrack as two male models carried a goddess in rainbow tulle down the catwalk on a throne.

Designer: Hill Tribe Photography: David Alvarez
Designer: Hill Tribe Photography: David Alvarez

Designer: Zarah’Nized Wear Photography: David Alvarez
Designer: Zarah’Nized Wear Photography: David Alvarez

Moving past fantasy, designers explored other fictionalized realms such as Shazam Studios’ reincarnation of the Wild West. With bronze and silver cowboys and girls flashing faux-firearms to match models strutted to the song of the same name.  J’aime Deorosan presented a whimsical line for adults and children modeling looks speckled with harlequin ruffles and racing checkers. The final collection presented was by Latiya Gholar took home the who created a stunning line of otherworldly burkas, some highly modern with 1960’s floral prints and others hearkening back to Shahrazad with alluring gold and black metalwork.

Designer: Shazam Studios Photography: David Alvarez
Designer: Shazam Studios Photography: David Alvarez

 

Designer: J’aime Deorosan Photography: David Alvarez
Designer: J’aime Deorosan Photography: David Alvarez
Designer: Latiya Gholar Photography: David Alvarez
Designer: Latiya Gholar Photography: David Alvarez

This year’s battle was an inspiring display of elegance and whimsy. Who knew Sacramento’s fashion scene was so fantastically inspired? With creativity to spare and serious design chops, the capital city’s fashion scene will not remain fable for long.  Designer Latiya Gholar took best desinger and Hair Gone Wild took  best Hair. Hair and Fashion Battle producer Marlett Berry also has a brand new event coming up April 16th with America’s Next Top Model Cycle 17 winner Lisa D’Amato hosting.  The event titled “Ultimate Ladies Day Out” will feature not only a Shopping Expo and Fashion Shows but all the pampering and product giveaways just for the ladies.

Ultimate Ladies Day Out