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Fashion Exchange Event Recap

The other night we attended the Fashion Exchange at Kendra Scott in Rice Village and it had a great turnout! I was so happy we were able to make it out despite the really bad weather we had to endure. Women came from all over the Greater Houston area to donate clothes for The Women’s Home. The Women’s Home helps women heal and rebuild their lives.

The night started with champagne, sweet bites and chatting it up with the locals.  We participated in an instagram contest and I won! Of course I did the big “I won I won!” scream because I rarely win anything. After I got that out the way, I was able to covet my new treasure and it was fellow blogger and local author Megan Silianoff’s new book! Other prize winners received a designer bag and another received a $100 gift card to local designer and Project Runway winner Chloe Dao‘s boutique! There were so many amazing people to mingle with and who all really wanted to make a difference and help other women that are less fortunate.

Thank you for visiting!

xoxo, WrkITGirl

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Macy’s Black History Month Event Recap

On February 8th, I attended the Macy’s Black History Month-Eras of Black Style event at the Galleria Hidalgo location. This event was very special because it highlighted the trends and style of African-Americans over time. On panel Joy Sewing (the fashion/beauty editor for the Houston Chronicle) was the moderator and Editor Constance White and Supermodel Beverly Johnson gave their own insight into the black community and how much influence is had over designers and style trends. They also told so many stories of their personal experiences as a black woman in fashion and how much things have evolved.

One thing that both Constance White and Beverly Johnson pointed out was that the African-American community now do not fight as hard as the community did back in the 60s and 70s for their place on the runways, or photo shoots, or as designers in the industry. This intrigued me and I wondered why this was. Constance suggested that maybe it is due to fear that the artist or celebrities who have the power to speak up and take a stand will lose that next endorsement deal or sponsorship if they get too “controversial”. Or maybe they feel that they are not as powerful as they think.  One of my favorite points made by both women was that if you are a person of celebrity or power, that comes with a responsibility to help the people that put them where they are today.

All in all it was a really great event and we connected with so many great people.

Thanks for visiting!

xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

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with Beverly Johnson (the first African-American woman to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine)

with Beverly Johnson (the first African-American woman to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine)

With Journalist and Editor Constance White

With Journalist and Editor Constance White

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Constance White signing my copy of her new book "The Queens and Kings of Style"

Constance White signing my copy of her new book “The Queens and Kings of Style”

 

Fall + Fashion & Fiat Event Recap

The other day we invited you to the Fall + Fashion & Fiat Event at Helfman Fiat and we were so happy to meet you and hear some of your favorite posts from Wrk IT Girl! When we arrived, we pulled up at Helfman and it was immediate VIP treatment with complimentary Valet from Superb Parking Management. Lights illuminated the building as if it was a Hollywood premiere and made it an exciting way to roll up. We walked in and are immediatly in awe of live artistry by Elizabeth Cencini and some of her art was displayed for purchase. We enjoyed great drinks provided by DASH Vodka and light bites from the fruit and cheese platter set up. This mixer had such a diverse group of people from different industries such as finance, the arts, media, engineering, etc. We had so much fun with you all and we ended the night with the Harlem Shake! Check out some of the photos below. We had such a great time and thank you to all who were able to make it out. A special thank you to Brand Elixir for having us as a co-host for the event!

xoxo, WrkITGirl

 

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Fashion + Fall & Fiat Networking Mixer

Hello everyone, we’re so excited to announce that we will be co-hosting along with fellow Houston Fashion Bloggers the Fall+Fashion & Fiat Fashion Mingle this Thursday November, 7th! Come and join us for some networking, light bites, and yummy cocktails. We’d love nothing more than to meet our supporters and get to know you at this fun event.

*The event is free with ADVANCE RSVP! Price at the door is $15.

Get your tickets here!

xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

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Exclusive Interview Jonathas Season 2 of NBC’s The Voice

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WrkITGirl.com had the pleasure of interviewing Jonathas from Season 2 of NBC’s The Voice and we had an amazing time with him. He was on Team Christina Aguilera when he was on the show and he was definitely a favorite of the ladies. He continues to amaze his fans by creating musical hits like “Written in Stone” and “Girl from Portugal”. This Houston Native (turned Austin, TX transplant) recently stopped into Houston, TX hot spot Debonair Lounge to perform, and he shared with us his inside secrets from what inspires his style to his beauty tips for the busy/traveling man. He wore all black and his entire outfit was Zara. He wore a Zara black top with faux leather appliqué and black Zara harem pants. For more on our interview, click the video below to listen in on the interview.

You can follow Jonathas’ artistic journey via Twitter and Instagram.

Stayed Tuned for more here at WrkITGirl.com xoxo!

Sip & Shop Event with Local Houston Boutiques

We recently attended the Sip & Shop Event held at Empire Lounge in Houston, TX. The event was very swank with a full bar and great music by DJ Young Streetz. There were vintage shops like Eleanor Rose or F&F Vintage and there were trendy boutiques like House of Luxe and rebelRise Accessories. We fell in love with the super cute selection from children’s boutique Lux & Lola! After browsing around and buying a few things, we got to chat with a few of the boutique owners. We found that they were all independent young women who have a common vision to make their mark in the fashion industry! If you haven’t done so already, you should stop by the Sip & Shop events coming up soon!

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Fashion Lux boutique and DJ Young Streetz

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Lux & Lola children’s boutique

Lux & Lola owner in the Lux & Lola booth

Lux & Lola owner in the Lux & Lola booth

 

House of Luxe Boutique's booth at the Sip & Shop event

House of Luxe Boutique’s booth at the Sip & Shop event

 

rebelRise Accessory Boutique's booth setup

rebelRise Accessory Boutique’s booth setup

 

F&F Vintage Clothing Boutique booth set up

F&F Vintage Clothing Boutique booth set up

 

Eleanor Rose Vintage & Custom Garments booth at Sip & Shop event

Eleanor Rose Vintage & Custom Garments booth at Sip & Shop event

You can come by and shop vintage and new at Empire on Monday nights at 3101 San Jacinto in Houston, TX.

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Debonair Lounge flyerMonday nights are the new Friday here in Houston! We were invited to Café 4212 by Music Manager/Promoter Tay Mitch to check out a new hot spot. We love a place with good vibes, good music, and overall amazing energy so we had to see what the buzz was about. After stepping in to this quaint spot with dim lighting, an artsy crowd and live music, you’d think you’re in the movie Love Jones. Wishing Larenz Tate would pop out of nowhere and bust out in poetry, we enjoyed some live music by local Houston artist Danielle Fortune. Her Beyonce-esque vocals filled the room and her vivacious personality set the mood and totally made up for Larenz not being there.  The crowd was full of ambitious young professionals, grown folk and everyone had their own unique style. After seeing and greeting some other industry friends, we were able to hear for the first time Houston singer Prince Cannon. He performed a few cover songs including one by Jagged Edge, and then performed some original works featuring local rapper ShoStoppa. If that wasn’t enough, rapper Kirko Bangz showed up towards the end!  What an amazing and fun night. Check out some pictures from the festivities and we’ll keep you posted on more right here on WrkITGirl.com!Danielle Fortune performs at cafe 4212

Editor-in-Chief Marcella with Megan of Harper Speaks

Editor-in-Chief Marcella with Megan of Harper Speaks

Prince Cannon performs Cafe 4212

Marcella (Editor-in-Chief) with Tay Mitch (Music Manager/Promoter)

Marcella (Editor-in-Chief) with Tay Mitch (Music Manager/Promoter)

Marcella (Editor-in-Chief at WrkITGirl.com) with rapper Kirko Bangz

Marcella (Editor-in-Chief at WrkITGirl.com) with rapper Kirko Bangz

Marcella (Editor-in-Chief at WrkITGirl.com) with singer Prince Cannon

Marcella (Editor-in-Chief at WrkITGirl.com) with singer Prince Cannon