Fashionomics LIVE! and Lasting Legacy PR Present Fashion Festival, a High School Student-Produced Runway Show

Student production celebrating fashion, music, art and community to be held at the OC Fair & Events Center on April 12.

Costa Mesa, CA, April 11, 2014 --( Lasting Legacy PR and Fashionomics LIVE! will present Fashion Festival, a student-produced runway show celebrating fashion, music, art and community at the OC Fair & Event Center on April 12th. Created and produced by local high school students from campuses throughout Orange County, this first year production will include talented students from local high schools including JSerra, Aliso Viejo, Claremont, Troy, Dana Hills, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills and The Academy.

The eclectic Fashion Festival will be one of several entertainment acts at the 2014 Vital Link STEM & the Arts Career Showcase, to be held in partnership with OC Fair Imaginology, at the OC Fair & Event Center April 11th to 13th. Fashion Festival will be held inside the Costa Mesa Building on Saturday April 12th at 3:00pm, and admission is free.

The career showcase is a collaboration of exhibitors coming together to create an engaging, interactive career exploration experience for students, emphasizing careers in science, technology, engineering, math and the arts.

The Fashion Festival segment of the showcase is an opportunity for students to experience the tasks and energy required to develop a production. “Not only does the show provide them with a multitude of tasks, it allows them a fabulous internship opportunity on the business and creative side so they gain a variety of experiences affiliated with launching a new show, while meeting fellow students from other local campuses,” stated Sherri Scheck-Merrill, founder of the career-exploring program Fashionomics LIVE!

“Lasting Legacy PR is overseeing the technical and production for Fashion Festival and providing professional actresses, singers and models,” states a proud Traillan Suthers, “Our talent is thrilled to be performing!” The talent includes Lauren Suthers, 13, nominee for “Best Teen Pop Artist” at the 2014 Indie Music Channel Awards; Victoria Strauss, 14, from The New Muppet Movie and who recently walked LA Fashion Week for Tumbler and Tipsy; Sophia Strauss, 11, who has appeared in music videos for Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran; Lela Brown, 11, finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent; Samantha Elizondo, 14, actress and singer most recently on E! Factor X; and Alexis Fowkles, 13, who plays “Annie” on ABC-TV’s Modern Family.

Local businesses supported the students with show needs such as styling and clothing provided by LF (Laguna Beach), Crossroads Trading Co. (Costa Mesa), and Sowell Jewelry (Costa Mesa). Sets were designed by students and manufactured by Majestic Home (Irvine). Hair and makeup will be provided by other Orange County based businesses: Bella by Design Studio, Dial M for Makeup, Acme Hairdressing, Marjan by Charisma, and Mary Kay.

Students opting not to walk the runway volunteered for the popular Pop-Up Internships offered by Fashionomics Live. Production Assistance, Photography, Videography, Public Relations, Set Design, Props, Accessories and Styling are examples of the project-oriented Internships affiliated with the Fashion Festival.

Vital Link of Orange County
Vital Link’s mission is to be the link between business and education to prepare students for the successful transition to a meaningful career. For students, Vital Link provides experiences, resources and tools to assist them to identify their career options and explore, discover and connect to their future career. For educators and businesses, Vital Link is the “go to” place for business and education to connect, bringing relevance into the classroom and helping to develop a well-prepared workforce.

Contact Information:
Mary Tran

Lasting Legacy PR
Lasting Legacy PR is a publicity and marketing firm dedicated to helping young celebrities pursue their dreams. Our name fits our purpose, for clients to leave a legacy and make a mark. We believe that in order for clients to make their mark, they will attend events with full media coverage, participate in gifting suites, help out a variety of charities, meet with Hollywood industry professionals, and much more!

Contact Information:
Marci Strauss, President

Fashionomics LIVE
Fashionomics LIVE! takes High School students on an engaging Career-Exploring process behind the scenes at a variety of businesses and events teens can relate to. Tour Stop and short-term Internships are designed so students can enjoy the process of exploring multiple professions and careers both in the fashion world and out! The result? Hands-on experiences to include on college applications as well as the knowledge to be better prepared when the time arrives to declare a major in College.

Contact Information:
Sherri Scheck-Merrill
Fashionomics LIVE!
Sherri Scheck-Merrill