Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Launch Sacramento Fashion Show

I guess I'm proof that little ladies can rock the runway? Or someone played a funny joke on me. :) Let me just preface that by saying that I am (on a good day) 5'5 and am a former commercial model. I must have done something right to earn the ability to walk runway!

Last Saturday night, I had the privilege of walking for Ronnie Escalante, a finalist designer that was on season one of FashionStar for the Launch Fashion Show, a 2 day art/fashion/music festival in Sacramento. I'd seen a few episodes that he was on and was thrilled to walk for such a talented guy! Ronnie is a SF native with an eye for design and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Call time was pretty early (3pm) for the show which started at 9pm. With 65 models, it was a fairly tight fit considering all of the hair, make-up and nail specialists and other people helping with the show.

His designs are modern with clean lines and are versatile for day and night looks. He also has an evening wear collection that is heavenly. I wore a gray bodycon dress that fit me to a tee! Here are a few pics from the show.

Ronnie Escalante & I

There were some super AMAZING hairstyles going on in our group.

Sacramento designer and native, Richard Hallmarq was emceeing the event. I've been a fan of his for years!

Joe Segal, who was on Project Runway, showcased his line, Pretty Snake. Printed with candy sprinkles, icing swirls and combined with fun bows, tulle... This was such a fun collection to watch!

I hadn't seen this girl in FOREVER! Jessica does AMAZING make-up! She went to high school with my sister (4 years younger). Oh how time flies!

There were a couple of other lines I couldn't catch. I caught the back end of Adolfo Sanchez line. Very glam! Glaudi by Johana Hernandez, Frock LA and Kate Knuvelder were also showing their collections. Bummed I couldn't take pictures!

Here is a picture of my dress :)

And make-up. My hair had already fallen at that point.

I also got to meet Tom Hyunh, a super talented Sacramento photographer who I've always wanted to work with. I got my chance finally (sort of)!