Thursday, March 04, 2010

News from Drakeford Productions LLC

Drakeford Productions LLC Newsletter Essence Pageant News
March 2010

Miss TEEN Essence, Miss Essence & Mrs. Essence Pageant



Drakeford Productions LLC was created in July 2007. The Miss/Teen Essence Pageant system signifies the "Essence" of Today's Modern Woman, striving to be the most stylish, urban, trend setting pageant around.
Most pageants will not accept delegates if they have had a child, have been divorced, or are over the age of 27 (for Miss divisions).  In the spirit of "Celebrating the Essence of Today's Modern Woman," we realize life may have taken you down some of these paths and others that do not allow one to participate in other pageants with some of these arguably outdated requirements. We believe that women who are in their 30's, that are mothers, or who have been married in the past have valuable insight to offer to the modern day women that they would be speaking to and interacting with during their reign. Women with or without these experiences are equally qualified to be role models to today's women, offering valuable insight and advice from personal experience or otherwise. We want to be open to ALL women, allowing ALL women the opportunity to compete for the experience of a lifetime!!

Our goal is INCLUSION for women from all walks of life. We are open to women of all ethnic backgrounds, races, sizes, and encourage women to show off their natural curves and healthy body images. One does NOT have to be a size 0 to score well in our swimsuit competition! (although if you are and that is appropriate for you body type, that's ok too!) We want to promote a healthy body image for each delegates' respective frame, height, build and overall makeup. There is no ideal image; all women possess their own unique beauty, and that uniqueness is what the Essence Pageant System wants to highlight and showcase to the public.

Apply Today! 

TEEN 13-17 years old

 Miss 18-45 years old

 Mrs. 18-50 yrs old

March Birthday!  

Happy Birthday From The DP Family!

                                                March 18-Keara Austin's, Alumni of the YR 2009

L to R : Michelle Pyram, Regina Butler, Corretta Doll 
The Queen's Corner Update
 A Big Thank you to Corretta Doll, New Jersey/New York Essence Director
and Regina Butler, Miss New York Essence 2010 for representing the Essence Pageant at the Queen's Corner with class!
 The Queen's Corner was a pageant seminar held in Newark, NJ on Feb 28, 2010 featuring various pageant related businesses.  
Will you 'MARCH' into greatness this month or even this year?

It is now March and by the close of this month, we will already reach a ¼ of the year!!  So as you prepare yourself to not only win in the world of pageantry but to also win in life, to what extent are you able to answer the following:

·         Have I written down my S.M.A.R.T. goals for the year? 

·         What did I accomplish this quarter?

·         Do I have goals that I reached this quarter, but at a bare minimum?

·         Have I conquered my busyness, complacency or fear?

·         How do I get an accountability partner or coach to ensure that I continue to reach my goals by the close of 2010? 

Allow me to help you answer these questions!  I am looking to mentor 5 awesome ladies that would like to be personally coached and ushered into greatness. If that's you message me with your name, email and number and I will contact you shortly.  I am offering a FREE confidential 1:1 coaching consultation for the first 5 delegates who express interest.  Compass is personal development company that provides affordable group coaching programs for women. Learn how you can win in life and become a client, representative or coach within your community. 

Every woman deserves a coach!

Michelle Pyram
Compass Representative

917-667-6376 direct


La Casa

Dear Essence Pageant Participants!
We are thrilled to announce we are an Official Sponsor for the Teen/Miss/Mrs. Essence Pageant, and as such each participant receives a $25 gift certificate toward any cocktail dress or gown of her choosing, whether it is in stock or special order through any of our current vendors.   You can redeem your gift certificates online at using the PROMO CODE  -  ESS2010.    Your certificate will be credited before any credit card charge is completed.
Also, every year we host several trunk shows and special events around the USA, and one FABULOUS event here at La Casa Hermosa.  Below is the information on our All That Glitters Gala Event for 2010.  This year it is planned to be more fabulous than ever before!   We will also send out information in a VIP Fashion Insider email, but this email has information specific to YOU.  If you are not an VIP Fashion Insider, here is the link to sign up:
TRUNK SHOW March 26-29th, 2010
If you would like to book a trunk show appointment that same weekend, we are accepting appointments on a first come/first serve basis on Friday, March 26, Saturday March 27 (from 8am-4pm only), Sunday March 28, and Monday March 29.  All times from 8am-9pm except for Saturday as noted.
NEW items from the latest collections are coming in from Claire's Collections, Sherri Hill, Tony Bowls, Carlos Alberto, Eduardo de Las Casas, and we are introducing a brand new designer who will be exclusive to LCH at this trunk show. 
PLEASE NOTE:  Tickets to the public are $40.  As a VIP affiliate of LCH, we are offering all Essence Pageant Participants and their guests tickets at 1/2 price at $20 per person.    You will need to confirm your tickets by March 15 to take advantage of this special VIP pricing.  This event will be filmed for broadcast and we will have a special photo op area available for you to wear your crown/banner.
We are requiring all tickets be advance purchases so we can limit the attendees to 300.  Let me know if you have any questions, or would like to purchase your ticket over the phone (we accept MC/Visa/Amex/Discover) or through email.   Your name will be put on our Master VIP List at the door for check-in at arrival. 

The Style Team at La Casa Hermosa
cordially invites you to attend 
The annual ALL THAT GLITTERS Gala Event

to benefit The Jewish Guild for the Blind
Saturday, March 27, 2010
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Experience a magical evening under the stars
featuring Music, Fashion, Ballroom Dancing and Celebrity Guests
La Casa Hermosa Mansion
3445 Santa Barbara Drive
Wellington, Florida 33414
Cocktails & Light Fare
Cocktail Attire
$40 Advance Tickets
RSVP Required 561.301.5523
The Style Team at LCH
3445 Santa Barbara Drive
Wellington, Florida 33414
Phone 561-301-5523
Fax 561-792-0180

ALL THAT GLITTERS: Save the Date~!
La Casa Hermosa Private Trunk Show March 26-29th, and the ALL THAT GLITTERS Fashion Show Extravaganza March 27.    Call 561.301.5523 for more information or to make a trunk show appointment! Tickets are on sale now.

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Come visit us to see the "Most Beautiful Gowns In The House"
Open in 2010 Monday - Saturday By Appointment Only

Essence Pageant 2010 Conference Call Schedule

March 21, 2010 -  Featuring La Casa Hermosa

April 18, 2010

May 16, 2010

June 20, 2010

July 18, 2010

August 1, 2010

August 22, 2010

Conference phone numbers: 800-662-6992 or 917-210-2631

Conference code: 109-6442

8 pm Eastern Standard Time

7 pm Central Standard Time

6pm Mountain Time

5 pm Pacific Time

*Note State Director Calls are 1 hour before Contestant Conference Calls

2009 Pageant Video Now for Sale!!!
 2 Disk Show Video Only $50.00 !
Use the video to help your prepare for the 2010 competition!
Email:  or Call 913-486-8228
Word on the Street

Tamika Hall, Mrs. Maryland Essence 2010, author of Amazon Bestseller, Love Doesn't Leave Bruises: A Young Woman's Guide to Conquering Dating Violence, knows about dating violence first hand.  A victim at the age of 14, Tamika found herself in a relationship that was verbally, physically, and sexually abusive.Click on the link
Jana Murrell aka Miss Nebraska USA 2005/Miss USA Earth 2008 is the new state director for the Miss Florida Essence Pageant which is scheduled for April 24, 2010 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Visit
Sue Drakeford, Essence Pageant Executive Director was featured in KC Call Shades of Beauty by Eric Wesson Click Here to read the article "SHADES OF BEAUTY" BY Eric Wesson


Stacey Artist  
 "Official Photographer of the Essence Pageant "
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