Fashion Week San Diego 2017 - Behind The Runway

Wooooo!!! It has been a very eventful weekend and I am super excited to share this post!! As most of you know, or maybe you don't know... I started blogging by just sharing my experience as a model and giving an inside scoop of the ins and outs of what the industry is really like. My blog has evolved and has transformed a lot since then, but being able to share my experience is what I truly love and will always try to give as much insight as I can to you all that are looking to be a model or even start your own blog.

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Any way Fashion Week San Diego just happened last week, and I was so excited to be in the show this year. FWSD actually just celebrated 10 years, so it was pretty cool to be in the shows. I took a year off from modeling and doing runway, because I really wanted to build my own brand and get some other experiences under my belt. I did a lot behind the scenes putting events together and even started doing some private sessions for models that wanted to work on their walks, which has been amazing. 2017 I felt was a good time to come back and be part of one of the biggest shows in my home city. I have done hundreds of shows over the years, but FWSD is like coming back home to family. I have seen so many artists evolve and models grow so much by being part of Fashion Week. I have made so many connections and have a great group of friends with in the industry here and we all have each other's back. People often sleep on the artists of San Diego and don't think that there is much to offer here, but I truly beg to differ! San Diego has some of the most talented people that I have ever met and I don't think that a lot of people are as supportive as they should be. I can go on and on, but I believe more local support is soooo needed!! 

Ok moving on... so a lot of people go to shows and see the runway from the stage, but never see what happens backstage behind the scenes. It takes a village to put a show together!!!

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Here's all of the fun and things that you don't see on the runway...

There were 2 nights of the main runway shows and I walked for 4 different designers. I will try to keep everything in order.

Look #1 on Night 1 was Jamie Wooning Designs

Look #2 on night 1 Hola Swim

Look #2 on night 1 Hola Swim

The styling for Hola Swim was so fun!!!!

On the runway!!!! Photo credit: 656 Photography

On the runway!!!!

Photo credit: 656 Photography

Fun moments from backstage on night 1...

models pictured

Amara @amara_carey 

Sharika @sunkistsongz 

Anna @annabaretta1 

Caroline @carolinepockett 

Lidia @lidiadomagalska 

Tedi @teeedd_

Night 2 look 1 Hulabelle with Sharika and Autumn There's an amazing story behind the line!! You have to check it out.

Night 2 look 1 Hulabelle with Sharika and Autumn

There's an amazing story behind the line!! You have to check it out.

I'm so happy I got to meet Caroline this year!!! She was very new to modeling and runway, but had a great base because she is a dancer. I had the opportunity to train her and give her some runway tips before this year's SDFW castings. She did AMAZING!!! I'm so proud of my new model little sister!!

I'm so happy I got to meet Caroline this year!!! She was very new to modeling and runway, but had a great base because she is a dancer. I had the opportunity to train her and give her some runway tips before this year's SDFW castings. She did AMAZING!!! I'm so proud of my new model little sister!!

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So glad I got to meet Dana designer of Hulabelle during the trunk show on Sunday!!

So glad I got to meet Dana designer of Hulabelle during the trunk show on Sunday!!

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During day 2 my self and Sharika went to the store and picked up snacks for the model fam!!! We often don't eat enough back stage during shows and I don't like to see anyone starve!! I wanted to do a little something.

By the time I took this photo the snacks on the table were half way gone... #feedthemodels

Look #2 Territa Torres  I got to open for her line, and I was so excited!!! In the past couple of years that I have been in fashion week San Diego I have been wanting to walk for Territa, and it finally happened!!!! Model goals have been made!!  Territa also won 3rd place for top designer of the year this season. So excited for her!!

Look #2 Territa Torres 

I got to open for her line, and I was so excited!!! In the past couple of years that I have been in fashion week San Diego I have been wanting to walk for Territa, and it finally happened!!!! Model goals have been made!! 

Territa also won 3rd place for top designer of the year this season. So excited for her!!

More behind the scenes moments

Models pictured

Caitlin @caitlin_love 

Jaenna @jeannaration 

Andre @andremontano 

Mikale @mikale_washington 

Carmen @carmen.ramirezzz

Jorden @its_jojobabyy 

Autumn @autumn_pearson777

Cory @ch0c0_latay !!! haha it was so fun meeting this guy!!!

Cory @ch0c0_latay !!! haha it was so fun meeting this guy!!!

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I really had a great time this year at fashion week!!! It felt good to be back!!! Thank you Allison and the FWSD staff and crew for everything!! Happy 10 years and may there be many more to come!

Did you attend the shows this year?? Who was your favorite designer?