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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Passionately PINK

Our department's "Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser" gal Sandra A. wanted something different and creative to put on her handmade pink ribbons in order to sell and raise money for the Passionately Pink event.  So she asked for my assistance, of course, I was so ready to oblige.  I created a sample of what you see above... SHE LOVED IT so in honor of breast cancer awareness, survivors, fighters and those lost I dedicate this piece to you all!

~Photographer Michael Delos Reyes

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2011 Fashion Week

Fashion Week, pic of a few of my very cute runway models, wearing my hair designs before their walk on the runway. More pics to follow!

~Photographer Michael Delos Reyes

Friday, May 13, 2011

OC Fashion Week

Fashion Designer, Santana Rose, showing off a few of her Simply Vintage by Santana Rose hair & neck designs.  She will be showcasing at O.C Fashion Week at The Yost Theater in the Santa Ana Artist Village, titled "In Sustainable Fashion" on Sunday, May 22nd. Tickets are only $10. This entire event will be HIGHLY publicized please go to for ticket info! I really appreciate all your love & support!!

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Take a look at my page! It just got posted on the OC Fashion Association website.
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Friday, April 29, 2011

OC Fashion Week

Family & Friends,

I've been selected to participate in the O.C Fashion Show in May!! I hope you all will be able to come and support me in my FABULOUS EXPERIENCE!

Please read the info below!

Time and Place
Sun May 22 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Yost Theater
301 Spurgeon St
Santa Ana, CA


TICKET SALES START SUNDAY MAY 1, 2011 AT 9AM TICKET SALES END ON SUNDAY MAY 22ND AT 11:00AM ******************************************************************* "OC RAISED" & "IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION" ******************************************************************* DESIGNERS/BRANDS
(Fall 11/Winter 12 Children's Wear Collections):

* KANGACOO DESIGNS - Katie Nguyen – Boys & Girls

* AUNTIE KERRIE – Kerrie Garcia – Boys & Girls

* Fore!! Axel & Hudson – Paul Nguyen - Boys

(Informal Fashion Collections):

* 31 BITS – Accessories

* SIMPLY VINTAGE BY SANTANA ROSE - Rose Santana - Accessories

* UPPER CLASS LABEL - Laura Mendrin
* LOVE CLOTHING - Jill Lutrel - Women's
* LOLA PAIGE - Thien Crisanto - Jessica O'Hara – Women's

* General Ticket-$10
* OCFA Member Ticket-$8.00 * Children under 5-FREE

ATTIRE: * Fashionable.


* 11:00AM FASHION EXHIBIT: CORSETS DESIGNS – Cheri Wilson ******************************************************************* INFORMATION CONTACT: Director of Community Outreach, Asunta Bamini, at
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thank you....

How sweet! I received this in the mail today from one of the many beautiful teen girls who participated in the Belle of the Ball! Alexandria Harris, thanking me for the hair accessories that I made and donated for this FABULOUS event! I feel so honored!
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

"Women that Rock!"

Melinda Torres of A&M Presents:"Women that Rock" Vol. 2 FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011This is their second annual "WOMEN THAT ROCK" hosted by the beautiful Ana Vergara of Classic Glamour Dolls and I, yours truly, will be vending at this AH-MAZING EVENT bringing you some Simply Vintage by Santana Rose along with fellow designer Eva Espinoza of Dominating Bonez and other FABULOUS vendors and artists! Come out and support WOMEN THAT ROCK, YOU'LL BE BLOWN AWAY!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Belle of the Ball experience....

WOW! The Belle of the Ball event was AMAZING! If I had to describe it in word I would have to say EMPOWERING. As I'm walking onto campus of Orange Coast College, who by the way graciously hosted the event (OCC Rocks!), I'm side by side with a group of high school girls excited as can be. Talking about how pretty they're going to look and hoping to find a pretty dress. I get to the registration table and sign in, get my badge and walk in. There were racks and racks of beautiful dresses, wall to wall shoes some new and others gently used, tables of jewelry accessories some donated by Cookie Lee, and MANY make up stations by Classic Glamour Dolls OH MY! Definitely a girl's dream come true. As I'm standing by Ana Vergara, CEO of Classic Glamour Dolls waiting for this show to begin OH yeah I almost forgot there were approximately 350 girls and 100 volunteers so you can imagine how busy and fast everything was going. I was asked to help out as a girl's personal shopper (girls weren't allowed in the (workshop #1) dress area without their very own personal shopper and rightfully so I mean they were there to be treated like Belle's of the Ball.) Of course I didn't hesitate, as I approached the dress area, an event volunteer paired me with a high school senior who was there by herself. I introduced myself and asked her what kind or color dress she had in mind. She wanted a pink one then she said actually any color will be just as nice then she asked me what type of dress I would pick, so I told her I would pick a dress that will make me feel comfortable but most importantly that will make me feel like Cinderella. As I'm helping her find a dress she tells me that before I got there she felt lost not knowing what to do or where to go and she was happy I was there of course I melted... As I helped her select at least 5 dresses, one of them being my absolute favorite a yellow long princess like strapless dress with criss cross ribbons on the back, she headed towards the makeshift dressing rooms. Unfortunately all the personal shoppers had to wait out in the dress area as our paired up girl tried on their dresses. After 20 minutes I heard another announcement telling us our girls went over to shoes in order to get the flow moving. As I walked into shoes I see my girl standing in the middle of the room looking lost but as soon as she saw me I saw the biggest smile ever. She showed me her dress, she picked the yellow with silver specks long princess looking dress (my favorite one!!) I asked her what size shoes she wore she tells me a 7.5 I headed towards that section looking for the perfect pair of shoes to match her yellow princess looking dress. I found 2 pairs sadly neither fit so I went to the size 8 table and I found a PERFECT pair of pewter color strappy heals, she tried them on and BINGO THE PERFECT FIT! Now we found her perfect dress and perfect shoes now to the accessory tables! Each girl was allowed to pick 2 pieces of jewelry and a handbag. We approached the handbag table and I got a glimpse of the cutest hand clutch, it was a perfect match, so I grabbed it. It was the same color as her shoes. We have 10 more minutes left to find her jewelry before her group goes to the next station MAKE UP OH YEAH BABY! (Workshop #2) Once again I find the perfect pieces of jewelry, a pair of silver dainty solid hoop earrings with crystals and a silver link necklace with a pretty dragonfly encrusted in diamonds. WHOO HOO HER PROM OUTFIT IS COMPLETE! Now on to the MAKE UP STATION, although there were at least 40 make up artist I wanted my friend Ana Vergara CEO of Classic Glamour Dolls to do my girl's make up, Ana did an AMAZING job she applied her make up to match her dress giving her an idea how her make up would look with certain colors. Next we're walking to the Self esteem & body image (workshop #3), this workshop was taught by Girls Inc program intern volunteers, this was the most empowering one of them all and most definitely my favorite (aside from the Make up workshop of course). Did you know that 99.9% of celebrities get photo shopped on advertisements and magazines? That means we as sisters, daughters, nieces, grand daughters, best friends are killing ourselves trying to look like what we see in the magazines because we are led to believe that's how we as 20, 30, 40 year olds should look like, I WAS APPALLED. This great You Tube clip called (DOVE EVOLUTION) was shown on the deception that occurs everywhere from fashion photographer editors. It is because of them that women are starving themselves to look skinny, getting plastic surgery to look younger, etc all because photo editors and the industry are using photo shop to distort perfect natural images of perfectly natural looking women to make them look how THEY perceive as beautiful. Do you know what the youngest age girls are worrying about their weight and body image....BETWEEN 5-6 YEARS OLD! This needs to stop, magazines need to stop distorting what WE know is perfect. Just to see the emotions and expressions from these girls was very worthwhile to see . This event was an AMAZING experience and one I will never forget. It EMPOWERED me to love and embrace who I am and made me feel like I could make a difference in a girls life! Until the next Belle of the Ball, that's all folks! Oops I almost forgot EVERY GIRL THERE LOVED MY HAIR ACCESSORIES!! By the end of the event every girl was wearing my handcrafted vintage inspired hair ribbon by Simply Vintage by Santana Rose
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