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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
*Simply Vintage by Santanarose*

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Delicious Treasures

These delicious Vintage inspired pieces are just 5 of the 316 treasures I am creating by hand for the 300 under privileged BEAUTIFUL young ladies of the Belle of the Ball event that I am honored to participate in. ~» <3
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Classic Glamour Dolls

Hey Dolls! Are you looking for a TRUE vintage/retro inspired look for your next photo shoot, outing or even wedding? Hit up the one and only Pin Up Hair & Make Up Team of FABULOUS artists, CLASSIC GLAMOUR DOLLS! Refer a friend and get $5 off YOUR booking. Only good for one booking. Interested, e-mail to reserve your spot today!
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"Menage Trois Jazz"

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Simply Vintage by Santana Rose up an coming lil designer, Samanthah Santana

My small fry working diligently on her bottle cap designs to go on the 300+ hair clips I am making. She a 6th grader, 11 years old, an animal activist and will be one of many STRONG SMART & BOLD LATINA TO MAK A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD!
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bettie Page & whips, set

My latest custom order worked on last night for a photo shoot scheduled on Friday morning, matching hair clip Peony flower on top of a navy blue polka dot pinwheel ribbon and flared with black tulle for contrast embellished with a beautiful Bettie Page with whips image encased in a beer cap. Matched with a thick silver chain choker and matching beer cap.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Projects & Events:

~MARCH 9TH *I will be working on a custom order for Grasoso Aaron pin up photographer for a vintage inspired choker and a special designed hair clip for his upcoming Viva Las Vegas Miss April Pin Up model photoshoot and layout for DeadBoyPro, Pin Up Angels and postcards to give out at VLV!

~MARCH 12TH* BOARD MEETING. I'm honored to be hand selected to sit on the Visionary Board for The Derek J. Bordeaux Community Center in Santa Ana, my hometown, LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

~MARCH 15TH* I'll be vending at:
Don The Beachcomber's
16278 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

This month's theme will be GREEN WITH ENVY. Dress up in your best green dress, corset, gown, Swimsuit, jumper or any other classic pin up look that happens to be in any shade of green. Have the other gals go Green With Envy over your stunning self in honor of St. Patrick's Day!

~MARCH 26TH* I'll be a sponsor at the BELLE OF THE BALL event. I'm making and donating 300 hair accessories for 300 underprivileged teen girls to add to their goodie bags. Plus I will be sponsoring at the Platinum level a prom package for 1 lucky girl. Production and soliciting for donations are currently in process and ongoing until mission is accomplished!

~APRIL 8TH* I'll be vending at:
The WOMEN THAT ROCK EVENT at Rythym Lounge. I will be donating a vintage inspired BEAUTIFUL Gardenia on a clip/pin combo embellished with Billie Holiday encased in a beer cap to add to the raffle!

Women that Rock
Host: Ana Vergara CEO of Classic Glamour Dolls
Rhythm Lounge is located at:
245 Pine Avenue
2nd Level
Long Beach, CA 90802

~JUNE 11TH*Simply Vintage by Santana Rose will be vending at the OC BBQ FEST and I will also be volunteering to work the event. Crazy huh, I'll instill the help of my unpaid interns (daughters) to vend. Great experience right?

Future events:
If selected I will be participating in THE 2011 ORANGE COUNTY FASHION WEEK SHOW!!

I think this is all... For now!

Love & Peace
*Simply Vintage by Santanarose*

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Doll's Day!

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Friday, March 4, 2011


Artist, jewelry, and good vibes

Simply Vintage by Santanarose will be vending at this AMAZING event! AND I will be donating a vintage inspired BEAUTIFUL Gardenia on a clip/pin combo embellished with Billie Holiday encased in a beer cap to add to the raffle!

Friday, April 8th
Women that Rock
Host: Ana Vergara CEO of Classic Glamour Dolls
Live on stage:
M.O.R.E. (LA)
3-WAY RICHOCHET (Apple Valley)

Rhythm Lounge is located at:
245 Pine Avenue
2nd Level
Long Beach, CA 90802

Take 710 freeway south. Take the Downtown Long Beach/Broadway exit and make a left turn on Pine Avenue. Rhythm Lounge is on the left. Plenty of public parking is available in surrounding areas.

I hope to see you all there!
*Simply Vintage by Santanarose*

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Happy Birthday"

I want to share the cute pieces my son ordered from me to give to his girlfriend Crystal for her birthday. Since you may not be able to see the image in the bottle cap, I've attached the photo for you to see.
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Don The Beachcomber.....

I will be vending at the following date & location come out and check out my vintage inspired pieces, buy a few for family and friends!

Tuesday, March 15th
Don The Beachcomber's
16278 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

This month's theme will be GREEN WITH ENVY. Dress up in your best green dress, corset, gown, Swimsuit, jumper or any other classic pin up look that happens to be in any shade of green. Have the other gals go Green With Envy over your stunning self in honor of St. Patrick's Day!

Who will be crowned our Pin Up Gal of the Month?

Live band CELESTE & LE MENAGE A TROIS performs from 7:30pm-10:00pm
$5.00 Cover Charge
Sign Ups from 7:30pm-8:30pm
Pin Up Contest sign ups open to first 10 contestants only

Only 1 Winner selected will receive a prize and photo posted on website!

Winner will be named Miss March

Come out and look for me!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Sweet Innocence"

Hot pink & Black plaid pinwheel embellished with a sweet image infused in a bottle cap (cap designed by Sam) in front of an diamond print ribbon for a splash of color and a feather for added touch!
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"Red Hot"

Beautiful red pinwheel embellished with a beer cap infused with a lovely black gem (cap designed by Sam) black feathers with a touch of red splash. Hair clip/pin combo. Pair it with a vintage inspired hot pin up infused in a beer cap with a gorgeous swirl charm on a thick silver chain.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Lovely Gem"

Lime green plaid pinwheel embellished with a beer cap infused with a classic beauty pin up and black feathers in the background attached on a combo hair clip/pin.
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"Belle of the Ball"

Simply Vintage by Santanarose will be a sponsor at the 2011 Belle of the Ball event featuring Classic Glamour Dolls!

This fun and inspiring event provides the opportunity for every girl to be a "Belle of the Ball". It is about empowering and raising the self-esteem of young women in foster care and at-risk homes.

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 Classic Glamour dolls will be giving 300 FABULOUS Make-overs to at-risk teenage girls, HOW AMAZING IS THAT!

I'm so looking forward to this and the many worthwhile events I'll be participating this year. God has surely blessed me with the many wonderful people that have crossed my path in some shape, way or form. ~> <3

Make-overs provided by Classic Glamour Dolls 
(website coming soon!) for info:

Event Partners for Belle of the Ball:
Girls Inc.

Orangewood Children's Foundation

Orange Coast College

Women Helping Women

Goodie bag sponsor's: more to follow
Simply Vintage by Santanarose

"Cherry Bomb Salas"

Cherry Bomb is featured as Ms. March (Pin Up Girl of the Month!) She is modeling one of my pieces Simply Vintage by Santanarose please check out her layout!

"Classic Black"

Black & White jagged design pinwheel bow with a classic b&w pin up image with a black feather embellished with a vintage button with a diamond in the center. Combine it with a vintage inspired ling chain necklace with a pin up infused in a Pacifico beer bottle cap.
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"Spring Love"

Retro diamond pinwheel designed bow with a lilac sweet bird attached on top of a black satin wrapped head band embellished with beautiful black feathers and a clear crystal jewel. Combine it with a vintage inspired necklace with a beautiful pin up image inside a Crush soda pop cap and 3 lovely stones and a LAUGH charm!
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Monday, February 28, 2011

"Summer Love"

Yellow & White Polka Dot pinwheel embellished with a mini black & white striped bow with a classic pin up cap (designed by Sam) attached with a piece of black veil and a black feather. Match it with a vintage inspired bracelet made of up cycled beer caps infused with beautiful pin ups!
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RetroSkullies is a beautiful pinwheel in black & hot pink plaid ribbon embellished with 2 cute little skulls in a beer cap in front of a pretty daisy print background encased in a clear coat. Attached is a piece of black veil behind lovely black and polka dot feathers. Can be worn with a matching necklace for that added retro look.
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IT'S OFFICIALL! I've entered in the 2011 Orange County Fashion Week Competition. If selected, Simply Vintage by Santanarose jewelry & hair accessories will be worn by my selected models on the catwalk showcasing my fall/winter 2011/2012 line @ The
Artist Village in Santa Ana
May 18 – 22, 2011. Please wish me luck, this is something I've worked really hard for and has been one of my MANY goals and dreams for a long time! THANK YOU! ~> <3
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"Sweet Orchid"

Beautiful White double orchids embellished with to classic Coke bottle caps, black veil for that sexy look and an added zebra striped jewel on a black satin wrapped head band. Custom made.
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"3 Leaf Clover"

Cute St. Paddy's Day hair clip embellished with a. zebra print jewel. You don't wanna get pinched!
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"My Lucky Charm"

Gorgeous design embellished with a Heineken beer cap on a beautiful brown braided leather wrist band with silver snaps. Perfect to dress up your St. Paddy's Day outfit!
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"White Orchids"

These pretty white pair of mini orchids are embellished with a smoked gray jewel on a clip. Will look stunning in casual or dressy attire.
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"Classic Vintage"

Beautiful lime green real like Orchid embellished with a classic pin up image with a pearl and a single feather inside a XX Lager beer cap(cap designed by Sam) on a lovely retro polka dot pin wheel bow on a combo clip/pin. You can wear it as a fabulous hair accessory or pinned on a cute cardigan or formal or vintage style dress.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Sweet Love"

"Sweet Love" this pinwheel bow was made with a retro polka dot ribbon embellished with a lovely lime green love bird with a vintage inspired flare and a shiny crystal clear jewel on a black satin wrapped headband. Custom made for Miss Adrianna <3
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Samanthah Alexis Santana , up & coming designer!

These vintage inspired and iconic beer caps were designed and handcrafted by my very own little designer diva in the making, 11 year old daughter Samanthah Alexis Santana. Aren't they AMAZING? She definitely has an eye for detail, color and design, I think she's hired!
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This one was inspired by the cool beer I found in Wholesome Foods Grocery store, the taste was not bad either (Smile) beautiful hair clip black & white strips with a gorgeous red.
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"Vintage Classic"

Beautiful lime green and black plaid embellished with a fun and flirty pin up image on a black satin hair band.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

"Pink Skullies"

Super cute hot pink & black plaid print with darling 3D skullies on a alligator/pin combo clip. Ladies can wear it as a hair accessory or pin it on a cute blouse or jacket!
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"Classy gem"

Pretty bow on clip with black and white stripes and polka dots embellished with a beautiful zebra striped jewel.
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"Love Me" headband

"Love Me" design was inspired by my lovely mother's love of beautiful and colorful birds. A fun yet classy piece that can be worn with a pair of classic jeans, white simple T and a black cute cardigan and a pair of black mary janes... Can I say Super Cute?
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Silver Studs

Very cute Black headband wrapped in black satin with a pretty bow and silver studs
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