Last week I attended Fashion Houston 2012! I was so happy to be able to attend. It was definitely an unforgettable experience. The week of events was sponsored by Audi, so the cocktail hour had Audi cars out on display and many neat booths with designers and fashion/art schools giving out brochures of their schools.
I wore some pieces found from a boutique in Austin, Texas called Arttie’s. I have only been there once, but I absolutely loved their clothes and the style of their boutique was a young chic vibe. The pricing is right up my ally as well as this outift (leggings and top) was under $75. The quality of the clothing I would say is a step above Forever 21 (probably around a H&M or Arden B level). I don’t like spending money on pieces that I feel will tear up after the first wash, but I would totally recommend this boutique. The buyers definitely know how to select clothing and they provide great service to their customers. I am a HUGE stickler for customer service and experience. I am the type of person that you will gain a loyal customer or lose me in the first few minutes I step foot into your establishment. With that said, I had a great time shopping at Arttie’s. I definitely got compliments and will be shopping there again the next time I go to Austin.
I chose the black pleather leggings and a deep V top that is sheer all over, so I had to put a black cami underneath, but other than that, this outfit was simple yet super trendy. I usually wear lots of color, so this was a tad uncomfortable for me in that sense. I feel like all black outfits are depressing and drag down my mood, but the top was a deep navy blue so I felt like I had a little color going on. I paired it with wedge booties from Shasa that were about $28. I received a plethora of compliments on these as well. I was so shocked that the people wearing these ah-mazing designer pieces were giving ME compliments on my outfit that was under $100!!!! My friend, who came with was styled by JLMarc from a local H&M store. He was wearing a plaid bow tie, suspenders, powder blue pants, a blazer and nerd glasses (the powder blue pants & nerd glasses are not from H&M). JLMarc was amazing and so patient with me haha! I am pretty good at styling women’s wear, but I struggle with men’s clothing, so teaming up with JLMarc was a must for this high-profile event!
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The designers that I had the pleasure of viewing were Hervé Léger, Chloe Dao, Kevan Hall, and Rubin Singer. I also was able to actually meet Chloe Dao who is super sweet and a lot shorter than I imagined haha! I also met Kevan Hall who is very reserved, but is a sweetheart was well. I loved all of the designers, but if I HAD to choose a favorite of the night, it would probably be Rubin Singer. I am a fan of color and he used so many different colors and unique stitching to his pieces and the fabrics he used draped so beautifully in the models. Enjoy some of the snapshots I was able to take with the iPhone 5. I brought my Sony Bloggie, but there is no flash on that camera so the only pictures I have are candid phone shots.
Thank you all so much for visiting and I am so glad I am able to share an inside look into Fashion Houston 2012. I hope to see you all there next year! xoxo
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