Diana Quashie of Trinidad & Tobago Selected as Fashion | Panåche Model of the Year (2011)
San Francisco, California; Port of Spain, Trinidad (December 21, 2011): ENASHA PHOTOGRAPHY is pleased to announce the selection of Trinbagonian model, Diana Quashie, as Fashion | Panåche model of year (2011). From an initial field of approximately one dozen contenders, followed by a narrowed field of three, reviewers settled on Diana as the model with the most apparent promise and prospects for a full-fledged modeling career.
During September 2011, ENASHA PHOTOGRAPHY visited the Eastern Caribbean island of Trinidad, where in partnership with Christopher Nathan of the Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design, Akilah Carty of Holiday Fun Pageants, and a few other selected fashion and design luminaries, a series of photo shoots featuring the work of emerging designers, models, makeup artists (and performing artists) were completed over a ten-day period. Upon return to California, a review team began poring over hundreds of images.
What does this mean for Diana? First, she will begin work with our artistic director on the design of her winning hardcover professionally bound print portfolio of her Fashion | Panåche work. The completed publication will be officially presented to her in February 2012. A published portfolio of her work will also be deposited at the Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design, where Diana is currently a student. Diana's work will also be a part of the planned gallery display in the San Francisco Bay Area during the Spring 2012 gallery season.
The Fashion | Panåche team was especially intrigued by Diana's poise and confidence during the photo shoots. She was noticeably graceful and had a clear sense of purpose. Her strong facial features, flawless skin and piercing eyes made this Tobagonian beauty truly distinctive.
Congratulations to Diana! You may see her full gallery here.