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Inspired by icons like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Twiggy you can expect Love by Janelle Cardenas designs to inspire you with classic lines combined with feminine fabrics, texture, and contrast. Lush satin, animal prints, and vivid colors matched with clean line glamour are Love signatures. Her collection has been dubbed as “Old Hollywood glam with a touch of funk and intensity.” Those who work with her say “she takes every girls dream and brings it to life.” With her classy and intricate designs she adds a sophisticated touch to the sexiness of her fashions.

Janelle’s passion for fashion began as a little girl when she spent hours of playtime encouraging her sisters to play faux runway. Her childhood fashion show practice has become a life obsession with a fashion statement that addresses every woman’s need to feel sexy while also having fun. Her goal is to create designs that compliment the uniqueness of every woman. Love by Janelle Cardenas is her developing vision of a line that embraces a classy lady’s quirkiness.

Miss Cardenas received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising from the International Academy of Design Technology in Sacramento. Her dream is to create glamorous fashions suitable for ladies of all ages, sizes, and attitudes. She has recently coordinated and participated in several successful fashion shows and intends to continue adding to her collection while inspiring audiences throughout the state.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, yet raised in Sacramento, CA, Janelle has always been inspired by the fashion sense of every woman. At the age of twenty Janelle started her career as a Procurement Lead for her a top corporate company. Although Fashion has always been her dream, learning the business side has led to Janelle’s determination to pursue her dream today. Janelle ultimately wants to sync her business knowledge with her passion for fashion and creativity to advance in her fashion career.

Glamour model Nicole Campos says, "There are no words to describe how Janelle is really blessed as a designer and brings her images to life. Everything she does show how a great designer works, from her consistent professionalism, to the photographers and venues she books, to the ultimate end product of her very sexy and feminine styles. I love the sophisticated and classy look she creates and she makes her models feel at home at every shoot and show."

Sought after runway and character illustrative model, Angela Clapp says, "Janelle's designs bring you back to the era of fun and sexy yet sophisticated. Wearing her creative designs makes me want to swing my hips left and right with head held high, thinking I know I look sizzling hot!!"

Fellow IADT Student, Brittanie Calilan states, "Janelle is an inspiration to other designers to become self-motivated and get their designs out to the world. She has shown great persistence and is truly someone that other students look up to because of her integrity and sweet personality. When she puts together her own shows, she knows what she wants and has developed the connections to make it happen. In my experiences in working with Janelle, she is always spot on. It is a pleasure to have someone as enthusiastic as Janelle to work with - a truly inspiring designer that brings an admirable modern twist to vintage looks."

Photographer Kevin Chan says, "Love by Janelle Lei Cardenas is absolutely fabulous. Her pieces are playful and energetic while staying innovative and cutting edge. Many designers create couture that draws attention, but Janelle's designs have an extra punch to them. Anyone walking into a room wearing her fashion will instantly draw favorable attention and bring a spark of electricity to the ambiance. One would expect a diva attitude from a designer of this magnitude, but when you meet Janelle, you find her to be a humble and generous person. If you need fashion that screams of personality with an attitude that's in-your-face, look no further. Love by Janelle Lei Cardenas has the vibe you need."

Professional Makeup Artist, Melissa Hoffman says, "I have worked with Janelle of Love by Janelle Cardenas as a makeup artist on several occasions for photo shoots and fashion shows. Janelle is not only an extremely talented clothing designer, but she is an amazingly professional and efficient event coordinator and planner as well. Janelle is very organized and easy to work with. She plans her shoots and runway shows well in advance, secures a professional team, and communicates exactly what the plan is, who is involved, and the looks she wants on each of the girls. She sends photos of examples for inspiration so you know as an artist exactly what she is looking for. She provides refreshments for her team during long shoots and shows, which is always appreciated, as well as false lashes for each model, which can be very expensive for a makeup artist on a trade shoot. She recognizes and acknowledges our hard work and is so appreciative of us. I love working with Janelle, and would highly recommend working with her to any other artist, model, or professional! I am happy to call her not only an esteemed colleague but also a friend!"

Per Owner of Lily Koi Salon, Alana Ruelas, "I would describe Janelle Cardenas as a dedicated, humble and hardworking woman. She is very talented with an art for making beautiful clothing for women of all shapes and sizes. I am in awe when I see what she has created. Much like the rest of the Cardenas sisters, she truly knows how to bring out the beauty of any woman.

Janelle is pleasant to work with. She is professional with dedication and an amazing smile. Besides being a joy to work with, Janelle is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. She is an asset to our marketing efforts and has successfully developed marketing plans for our company that will help us to increase revenue.

Janelle is extraordinarily helpful and extremely competent with an excellent rapport with people of all ages. She takes on a leadership role in business, with the ability to inspire and motivate others.

I highly recommend Janelle for any endeavor that she may seek to pursue, she would make a great asset to any organization."


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* worked with more then once :)

Aaron Mann # 1316002
Aleisha Beckum # 1638682
Ali Roberts (not on MM) *
Allison Pheleita # 897975 *
Alyssa Uribe (not on MM) *
Alix Anderson #886365 *
Amy Alvi (not on MM) *
Andrea Byrd # 1607530
Angela Clapp # 1423170 *
Annie Alvarez # 1097016
April Airborne #1030719
AriannaK # 684201 *
Beckysue- Chan # 495069
Bostyn Holli (Not on MM) *
Brandy Dilard # 1616672
Brenda Andrade # 1402023
Brittany Dawn # 2285343 *
Brittany Desirae # 824402 *
Camellia Ortega (not on MM) *
Candice Loriane # 795111
Damiann (not on MM) *
Danielle Dawn # 785271
DaniieRae # 1552152 *
Deanna # 1325061 *
Dolene # 846329 *
Evonne # 1612955 *
Farah Zulaikha
Farnaz # 1881202
Gabrielle Delaney # 1988280*
Gigi # 1783659
Hannah Ray # 1030327
Heather Doss # 1721447
Heather Elyse # 383405
Heather Hayes # 1626556
Holly Doll # 2395372 *
Jamie Safran
Janee # 512430
Jasmine Marie # 899378 *
Jasmine Satvat # 1722214
Jenn Evans # 757972
Jen Hayes (not on MM) *
Jenna Crowley (not on MM)
Jeslen Mishelle # 640418 *
Jessica Benson # 1349137
JessicaSimm # 1062828 *
Jolene Duren # 1475478 *
Jonny Dee # 1661888
Julia Gonzales # 1105784*
Juliana Pfeffer # 1060115 *
Kara # 1623260 *
Karen Yaipen # 1225259 *
Kristie California # 1796672 *
Lenachka (not on MM)
Little Miss Krizia # 469216
Lizzy D Vine # 709959
Macy Osborne # 850125
Marjorie 1616783 *
Melissa laroue # 747584
Melissa Ross # 1481226 *
Merissa Underwood (not on MM) *
Michaela Lynn # 1651825
Michelle Parker (not on MM) *
Miss Hollywood Horror # 542863
Model Shai # 1310314
Modlie #743468 *
Morgan w/ Scout Model & Talent Agency
Nicole Campos Mayhem # 1199873 *
Nicole Lynn 1589074 *
Nicole Ras # 1549636
Paloma Lawlor (not on MM)
Pheenix Van Sparks # 1275375
Piliwale #793751 *
Rogue25 # 1591097
Rosalyn Klein # 1470944 *
Ryann Hilairey (not on MM)
Salynne Tolbert # 137507 *
Sam Riel (not on MM) *
Sam Webb # 2132593
Sara Cecil # 1806687 *
Savannah # 801319 *
Shannon Colvin # 2127348
Shauna # 1398044 *
Shasta Smith # 1075378
Shelby Campbell # 2270807
Sophia Vonne # 1243470 *
Stephanie Manzano # 1839205 *
Summer Kay # 648743
Tatyana Fomina # 2095432*
Tessa Lynn
tiffany.brutality # 440507 *
Tiffany Eve # 1441766
Vanessa Jay # 1408397 *
Victoria # 1614467 *
Victoria Glover (Not on MM)
Whitney Cordray # 1788880
Yen Ban # 1379942
Zerina fine # 899249 *

Cast Images
City Model Management
Ford Models
Look Model Agency
Scout Model & Talent Agency

Hair Stylists:
Bobbie DeBoe-chavarria (not on MM)
Jacks hair shop # 1028927 *
Jade Mananquil (not on MM) *
Katie Neutz # 1919075 *
Laura Milo # 1436706 *
London Marriot # 1518287 *
Preston Tran (not on MM)
Renne Limon (not on MM)
SanDreka Williams # 892797
Sean Alian # 1564328 *
Sui Mike Crusett # 1258098 *

Brooke Barker # 1783387 *
Charissa Jane MUA # 740366
FaceArt (Not on MM)
Faces by Shae # 1532725 *
Gingie # 1857705
Jasmine Cardenas # 1777078 *
Jennifer Haupt
Jennifer Siqueiros # 898693 *
KMLStudio Makeup Artist # 1182712 *
Melissa Hoffman # 1632270 *
Posh Makeup by Tabi # 1415707 *
Preston Tran (not on MM)
Sidney Le # 1791868 *
Tina Audisio # 830460

5th Element Photography # 1176753 *
Brandon Olimpiada # 3103
CharlesChanCasela # 634546 *
Engle Photography # 221148 *
Eric Courtney # 1136564 *
Gabriella Clavel # 1367576
Geno Ulat # 1244989 *
George Maxwell # 1054573
Iann Ivy # 819192
Jasmine Lee # 1795969
Jamie Cardenas (not on MM) *
Jay Lensch # 1190484
Kevin Chan Photography # 1503413 *
Kevin Gao
Keith McNulty # 4692
Lai Man Cheung #1607913 *
Light and Shade Imaging - By Jinggoy Montenejo
Michael J Wong # 1684559
Mmsa photography # 1519650
Moronico Photography # 1522639
510 Media - Nana Kofi Nti # 512430
Oscar Vasquez # 366519 *
Patrick Storm # 1239403
Raines Photography # 1566119 *
Ray Marquez # 1200242 *
Rodel Quientos
Ron Musser # 1033972 *
Shin Kickers Studio # 251630
Stephen K Photography # 2010387
Tammynize # 671407 *
Tom Huynh (Not on MM) *
WS Photography # 200349 *
Xue Vue # 90501 *

Aimee Douillard
Allison Marie
Arlyne Rocha
Christina Rojas
Kimberly Christophersen
Miriam Amina
Shakira Holmes

Fashion Shows: (* my productions)
Sacramento Fashion Week 02/24/2012
District 30 10/19/2011
San Francisco Fashion Awards 08/28/2011
Designing Dreams Charity Fashion Show 08/13/2011
Sacramento Fashion Week 02/26/2011
Baycuties Magazine Fashion Show- Farenheit San Jose, CA 11/20/10
Le Premiere Runway Fashion Show- Studio 33 Sacramento, CA 10/02/10
Fall Preview Fashion Show Part III *- Azukar Lounge Sacramento, CA 09/16/10
Midnight Mass- Auburn, CA 07/31/10
Summer in the City Fashion Show*- Vive' Lounge, Sacramento, CA 07/30/10
Brigandis Fashion Show- Sacramento, CA 07/24/10
856 Fashion Show-Stockton, CA 07/03/10
Starry Night Fashion Show* Sacramento, CA- Azukar 06/04/10
Hair Wars-Park Lounge Sacramento for Jack's Hair Shop 05/06/10
Spring Fling Fashion Show*-Novo Lounge 04/30/10
Project {M}aganda: Fashion Show 04/02/10
I Love Fashion Fashion Show*-Novo Lounge 03/26/10
Spring Fever Fashion Show* 02/06/10
Healing Our Roots Fashion Show 12/19/09
Style Fusion Fashion Show* 11/13/09

Published Work:
Bay Fashion Magazine December 2010 Issue
Sactown Magazine April 2011 Issue
Norcal Magazine First Issue- April 2011
SnapMatter July/Sept 2011
BAYFashion Magazine Summer Swimsuit Edition
SnapMatter Swimsuit Edition 2011

Relic- Ox Films September 2011

*Most of all thanks to all that have assisted me :)


Cutting Edge Group Inc · Photographer

This Wednesday the 29th at 9:30pm-2am


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babyfacebeefantastic · Model

Beautiful!!!! 😀
Love it!!!

Jessa Cygan · Model

Your clothing is amazing! Love it (:

Sangeet C Kaushik · Photographer

Nice collections, if interested to in India as lemme know i am strong with pr, films and magazine, we can collaborate in some way

Red Honja · Model

Love your port! Something special...