On Saturday, December 3rd, guests were transported back in time to experience the 4th Annual White Party at Eden Gardens Event Center in Elk Grove. DMR Productions & JQ Events created this unique fundraising event four years ago to bring together fashion, luxury design, and a noble cause: Lupus.
A Night of Entertainment
Throughout the night, guests enjoyed delicious Mediterranean food from Crest Cafe, and were entertained with live music from Neil Nayyar, Euphoria Sparks with a fire performance, and Tezza with her belly dance routines.
But the highlight of the evening was the fashion show by couture designer Nicole Jordan. Her collection was presented in collaboration with hair-stylist Adam Randle and the makeup team, Bryan Maldonado Moreno, Marisela Pavon, and Elysia Avalos.
A Walk Through Time
Guests were welcomed into Alexandria's Marketplace, where they could explore local vendors selling art, textiles, and henna services. Then, they were invited to take a walk through an art installation by local Sacramento Designer, Yennie Zhou.
On their way out, they encountered Queen Cleopatra herself – and with each section of the venue filled with amazing art and decorations, there were plenty of photo-worthy moments.
The show was show-stopping, with models looking like goddesses wrapped with gold accessories and colorful jewels. And, in a special twist, hand-selected guests were invited to walk the runway in their very own all-white ensemble. A special thank you to Soledad Mendez & Gaby Martin for manageing hair & makeup and the glam crew from Paul Mitchell MIT for providing support.
Raising Awareness and Funds for Lupus
The night wasn't just about fashion and entertainment – it was also about raising awareness and funds for the L for Lupus Community Foundation. The charity was able to help the Ramos family in Antelope, California. Both parents have been undergoing chemotherapy for lupus, and throat Cancer.
To learn more about Lupus, or to get involved with the next fundraising experience, visit www.lforlupus.com
The Pasifika Fashion Show returned to the Westin Hotel by the San Francisco Airport over the Thanksgiving weekend, and it was a night to remember! Founder and Producer Juhne Tuilaucala headed the production, with the support of Duane Ram and his crew from DMR Productions.
Shaline Jane, the beautiful and talented host, had the audience captivated with her charm and grace. Shaline is more than a pretty face - she is an advocate for women's success and uses her gifts of speaking and business knowledge to build bridges in the community for resources to be shared.
The night was kicked off by the talented dancers from Ali'itasi Productions, who flew in all the way from Utah to take the event to another level.
The night was a burst of colors thanks to the varied selection of designers showcasing their collections.
The Pasifika Fashion Show was truly an amazing experience, and it was all thanks to the hard work of the producers, host, designers, and models who made it a night to remember. Be sure to mark your calendars for the next one.
Fashion in the City is excited to open a new division to it's production company. Starting October 1st 2022 models interested in doing paid promo gigs can sign up through their website and be submitted for part time jobs as a greeter and red carpet usher to servers and VIP check-in attendants. Rates range from $15 to $25/hr per gig.
Currently confirming female greeters for a special event happening in Folsom October 30th. Pays $20/hr for 4hrs.
Model Casting for Pasifika 2022 will be taking place Saturday October 29th at the Westin Hotel by the San Francisco Airport. Production will be scouting models of all sizes for the 2nd Annual event featuring designers from the Fiji Islands and the surrounding South Pacific. Models interested in walking in the show must attend the open call to be approved.
Models need to dress as simple as possible. A basic outfit usually means blue or black jeans, a neutral tank or t-shirt, and a good pair of heels for girls. For guys, jeans and a plain t-shirt with dress shoes. DO NOT overdo your outfit with a jacket or jewelry and no heavy makeup!!!
No experience necessary!
Saturday October 29th 2022
11 AM - 1 PM
Westin San Francisco Airport
1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae CA 94030
OPEN TO ALL SIZES
Model Casting for the 4th Annual White Party runway show happens Saturday November 5th. The event is scheduled to take place December 3rd in Elk Grove. Designers showcasing their All White Collection will be casting models for their presentation in November. Follow the directions below if you wish to participate in this annual event in support of the L for Lupus Community Foundation and attend the model casting.
Event Casting: Sat, November 5th 2022
Runway Models: 9AM - 11AM
Where: Eden Garden Event Center
8434 Bradshaw Road | Elk Grove | CA 95624
Please Dress as Follows:
Please Note: We are also looking for hair and makeup stylist who are interested in volunteering their skills for the cause.
KA Fashions is looking for Male Models to represent their fashion brand on their website. The shoot will take place on Sunday October 16th in Houston Texas. Interested models must follow directions below to be considered. Casting will be off picture submissions sent through Instagram and must be received by 5PM Monday October 10th 2022.
Internationally renowned fashion designer Hassan Sheheryar Yasin will be showcasing his new collection at a fundraising Gala for the Developments in Literacy's (DIL) San Francisco Chapter on October 1st. Tickets and further information on the event are available through the link below.
For this showcase the designer will be looking to cast 40 local models who are interested in volunteering their time to participating in this fundraising event. Casting will be held Saturday September 17th in Palo Alto California.
For more information on the events non-profit, Developments in Literary (DIL) please visit www.dil.org
Casting Dates: Sat, September 17th 2022 11AM - 12NOON
Where: Crown Plaza Cabana Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306
Please Dress as Follows:
The 3rd annual Miami Nights 2022 fundraiser for the L for Lupus Community Foundation was an eruption of color and entertainment - and it just keeps getting better! Hosted by the fabulous Andrea Flores, the newest addition to the KCRA 3 News anchor desk, the night was filled with amazing art, incredible dance performances, and a one-of-a-kind fashion show.
The art show featured works from Crystiana Lopez, Sknbones, and Mamiz. Guests had the chance to show their support by participating in the raffle for the artwork.
The Dance Performances
Move with Mo and Team Libertad lit up the stage with their incredible dance performances and special guest 95Mil performed one of his latest singles. Keeping the energy up all night was DJ Elizabeth with Behind The Scenes Sounds.
The Fashion Show
The highlight of the night was the fashion show presented by Sacramento Fashion Week. This year’s featured designers were Hannah Be of Retrospect-Vintage Fashion, Ken Adams of KA Fashions, Maya Leon of Angela De Forsage, and May T of Juku Creations.
The Behind-the-Scenes Magic
Behind the scenes, DMR Productions, JQ Events, and BIQ Moves worked their magic to bring the event to life. Paul Mitchell MTI provided backstage hair and makeup support with Gabello Salon and Eclipse Marquee rolled in an amazing stage display as the centerpiece of the event. All of the attention to detail this year was truly remarkable.
The people that planned and executed this event deserve a huge round of applause. From the producers to the fashion designers and models, everyone played a role in making this party a success. Without their hard work and dedication, this event would not have been possible.
A Successful Night
The night was a huge success for the L for Lupus Community Foundation - and for those lucky enough to attend, it was an experience they'll never forget! This event was truly one of a kind and it is something that everyone will be talking about for years to come. If you didn’t get a chance to attend this year, make sure to mark your calendar for next year's event. It is sure to be even bigger and better than this year's party!
Join the Fight
To learn more about Lupus and join the fight, visit www.lforlupus.com
Fiji Fashion Runway is scheduled to present its inaugural runway showcase at the prestigious San Francisco City Hall on August 13th, 2022. Donnalesi Vaubula the Executive Producer and Fiji native will be presenting twelve designers from the Fiji Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and the Philippines for her first production of Fiji Fashion Runway 2022 sponsored by Rum Co. of Fiji. “Our job at Fiji Fashion Runway is creating direct links between the American consumer “buyer”, and the designer, “explains Donnalesi Vaubula. “We provide a platform that helps give them a voice and pushes them to another level.” The show will venture into a three-part program with Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres at 6.00 pm, Fiji Fashion Runway show at 7.00 pm, and the After Party from 9.00 pm to 11.00 pm.
Emerging Designers are the dreamers and the doers. They are fresh off the runway, putting their dreams into action.
Vaubula Supply was a small startup during covid19 that now ships products to their clients worldwide. This year, team Vaubula is starting a new resort wear line and supplying resort wear line for consignment. Within a year, Vaubula has a Facebook reach of 131k.
Ramokosoi by Eferemo Campbell
Eferemo is an emerging menswear designer with 1,000 Facebook followers. He has showcased in London, Fiji and is not set on showcasing his
menswear collection in San Fransisco, USA
A husband-and-wife duo Sunia & Vere Tubuna, are a force to be reckoned with, operating on Facebook with 70k followers. Sunia started off with home economics in school and later moved to graphic design at the Fiji National University. He runs his own printery with his wife in Rewa. They also have a boutique at the new flea market in Suva and cater to dressing many corporate and private clients.
Seini Kaufusi is a Tongan legend! She runs the Lagakali Academy based in California and sends all her students to Tonga to compete in the annual Lagakali competition connected to the Heilala Festival. Seini won her first Lagakali competition at the age of 5 and has swept the nation with her graceful dance movements. Now a mother and entrepreneur, she teaches many Tongans across the globe. Her Facebook videos are viral with one video having 1.2 million views. The patron for her Academy is the Honorable Princess Angelica. Seini Kaufusi will be opening the show, showcasing traditional attire from Tonga.
Jacqueline Whippy is the co-owner of the Shopaholic Boutique, Shop 3 Ground Floor, Banaba House, Pratt St, Suva. She has designed 3 collections so far in Fiji and this will be her first international collection.
An established designer is a designer with over 10+ years of experience in the industry.
Afa Ah Loo
Afa Ah Loo is a renowned name. Born and bred in Western Samoa, Afa Ah Loo has already been showcased twice in the American Reality TV Series Project Runway. Afa has had his work exhibited in the Buckingham Palace in London and has articles featured about his work in the British Vogue. Currently, Afa has been working with reality tv stars like the Real Jen Shah from Housewives of Salt Lake City and constructed an outfit for musical artist Tenelle, who was featured on Snoop Dog and Kelly Clarkson's show American Song Contest. Afa Ah Loo is now based in Utah.
Aisea Konrote is an established name that has featured many shows. Quite the designer, Mr. Konrote has dressed many Fiji personalities. Aisea Konrote is based in Fiji.
The Masi Exhibition comprises of traditional pieces from different parts of Fiji. The intention of this exhibition is to display the varying differences in
Oceania Designers are creatives that have teams with over 3 + years of Industry Experience and reside outside of Fiji.
Emerging kids' designer that has team members in Fiji and California working on producing a 12-piece collection for her show.
Marissa Tampoya has been designing for over a decade. She is a designer from the Philippines who now resides in California. Her latest photoshoot was
shot in Colo-i-Suva with Fiji photographer Rob Rickman, model Mia Lomani and Rachel Halstead, makeup artist Jed Taylor and stylist Mario Basilio.
The Bulaboy Club
The Bulaboy Club was created by Dan Vaubula, the Bulaboy Club is Fiji's next streetwear attire. Within 2 years, Bulaboy has shipped worldwide, has 10,000 followers, and thousands of customers.
Wandid Korimbo is a Papua New Guinea designer that has been designing successfully for over 5 years. Educated at the International School Suva, Wandid has positioned herself as the next fashion designer to explode out of Papua New Guinea. Currently, she has been
working with many corporates including the likes of Jacks Papua New Guinea.
Limited tickets are available to the public through the provided link below.
KA Fashions is looking for fresh faces to represent their fashion brand on their website.
Models must have transportation and be available for a fittings and shoot.
Project Website Shoot
Rate Lead $100/Day 3hr max
Shoot Date July pending
Shoot Location Sacramento pending
Casting Dates: Sun, June 12th 2022 10AM - 1PM
Where: The Chalet Event Center
5450 China Garden Road, Rocklin, CA 95677