Recently I decided to raise my blogging stakes and have a photoshoot! This shoot was a fun way for me to showcase my style & fashion. It’s also a way for you to get to know me better. Now, I haven’t received all my photos just yet but I figured why not release some teaser shots! I want to say thanks to Jared Li from JA Fusion Photography, Albany from Iriswings and Nikki from Nikki Lea Beautyy for making this such a creative and fun process!
Diamonds and Desserts, what a wonderful combination right? You can bet I was excited when I first heard about this event! Last week I attended the 2nd annual Diamonds and Desserts Soiree at Robbins Brothers in the Galleria area. The event was hosted by Houston designer and Project Runway winner Chloe Dao.
I must say the first thing I thought of when walking inside the store filled with the best diamonds a girl could dream of, was that scene in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The entire night I kept saying to myself: “Ladies, Frost Yourselves!” LOL. And the ladies did, some of my fellow Houston Fashion Bloggers tried on diamond rings that would make any girl swoon.
Anyway, the room was filled with bloggers and style trend-setters ready to try on jewelry and see Chloe’s new bridal collection. The dresses were gorgeous! I fell in love with just about every dress. You can shop her collection here.
The event was more than jewels and yummy treats, it was also a way to promote Girls Inc., a charitable organization which equips young women with the skills and support for success. Their motto is: Be Strong, Be Smart, Be Bold!
In fact, one of the models in the fashion show was from Girls Inc., Rakiya McClure dazzled in a Chloe Dao cocktail dress. She also shared why she loves being a part of Girl’s Inc.
Ohh, and one more highlight of the night, I won a gorgeous diamond necklace! Thanks to Robbins Brothers for making a gal feel really special!
There was a sea of well-dressed fashionistas this past weekend at Houston’s Premium Outlet Stores. And no, it wasn’t JUST due to Tax Free weekend. Style expert and TV personality George Kotsiopoulos was in town to promote Gap Factory’s “Exclusively Styled” campaign. This new campaign shows off Gap Factory’s 2014 spring collection. These trends and styles are at value pricing, making it easy for anyone to afford.
During the event, I got the chance to chat with the style guru himself. He shared a lot of great tips on upcoming fashions for the fall. “It’s all about bright colors,” he said. “Try to keep things fresh with layered accessories and pop-art prints. Oh, and don’t forget a good pair of white distressed jeans (like the one here) from Gap Factory.”
George also mentioned that when it comes to fashion, it’s all about the fit and finding the items that work best for your body type. And speaking of body types, a little tip for those up and coming fashion stylists, George said “to be a stylist, you must be able to dress all body types. Anyone can dress a size 0 model. It’s about having the eye to know what works for any man or woman.
P.S. When asked how he liked Houston he said, “I like it. I just came back from Dallas and it seems a little bit prettier here. Dallas is a little crazy and it’s different, but I really do like it here.”