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Students traveling to LA to pursue fashion passion

Video from Regional Occupational Program of the Manteca Unified School District Fashion Show.

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POSTED March 7, 2013 1:59 a.m.

Each year, students in Angie Anaya’s Fashion Merchandising class and club earn their way to the Los Angeles Fashion District.

About 36 from the Regional Occupational Program of the Manteca Unified School District did so, in part, by selling tickets to last Saturday’s Fashion Show.

“It was pretty successful,” said Anaya of the premiere runway event featuring 146 high school students from throughout the MUSD, ranging from freshmen on up, and displaying 120 outfits from 12 area retailers.

 Included were JC Penney, TJ Maxx, Styles, La Pink, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Aeropostale, rue21, Formal Connection, Guess, and Marissa’s Closet.

Toni and Guy of Manteca and Modesto handled hair and makeup. “All the models for that evening looked fabulous beautiful because the work was professional,” Anaya said.

Financially, this fifth annual event exceeded $1,000 in tickets sold, making it the most attended thus far.

The fashion show is the biggest fundraiser for Anaya and her students.

She was also grateful for the ROP support from Careers in Law Enforcement.

All told, about 16 from Joe Waller’s classes helped out by directing traffic along the crowded Sierra High parking lot while serving as security.

Meanwhile, Anaya will again take students to Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising on March 22-23.

ROP students have made the visit to this LA campus prior to her coming taking over from Victoria Brunn about five years ago.

“We’ll tour the campus during the daytime and attend the fashion show in the evening,” Anaya said.

While in this downtown section of LA that spans some 100 blocks – ROP students, for the most part, will visit parts of the area – they’ll have a chance to see the distribution nexus of clothing, accessories, and the fabric industry.

Anaya will then take students to the trendy Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica the next day. “I’ll have them go into a store in which they’ve never been in,” she said.

For those who can’t make this trip, Anaya has similar-type trip planned in San Francisco in May.

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