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Fashion Houston 5 – A Runway Recap

Our picture featured in the Houston Chronicle online the very next morning, woot woot!! Last Wednesday night, courtesy of Fashion Houston 5, I attended my very first live runway show with Eve at the ever glamorous Wortham Centre. Glitzy, posh and perfectly put together, the range of looks shown was, simply put, astounding. Several students from the Fashion Institute of Houston (a part of the Art Institute of Houston) opened the show. We were seated in the fourth row from the runway (so amazing) which meant we were able to both appreciate and discern. I must confess that, for the most part, I wasn’t impressed. Workmanship and finishing were not as they should be. Originality was lacking. I love that there are emerging talents in Houston but I don’t believe all of them came out to play that night. Having said that, I was very impressed by these two looks from Inclan and DAN. Fabulousness. Inclan DAN So fresh, so must-have. And there were these beautiful pieces from Rene Ruiz. More loveliness from Rubin Singer. …

Very Valentina

“Life is so short, it’s really a moment. We must live it always like it’s the last day of our lives.” ~ Valentina Kova Russian by birth but true blue New Yorker from every other perspective, Valentina Kova is one to watch.  While she started out by designing jewellery, it was inevitable that a ready-to-wear line would follow suit.  Four seasons ago, to be precise.  With a stellar line-up of celebrity clients including Miranda Lambert, Julianne Moore and Lavender Cox, the designer truly made her mark on the world of fashion when she showed, for the very first time, in NYFW just recently. Here are some of my absolute crave-wants from her SS2015 Collection.  It’s enough to make a grown woman rob a bank.  Or dig into a mountainous pile of leftover Halloween candy.  Maybe both. By now, you must be positively enamoured of her creations, as I am, and are excitedly awaiting the dawn of Fashion Houston.  Now in its fifth year, Fashion Houston will be held at the Wortham Theater Center from 18th …

A Visual Story Of Naeem Khan

“Every designer needs a story. Mine is all about glamour.” ~ Naeem Khan Michelle Harris & Portia di Rossi Kate Hudson Holland Roden Nicole Richie Kate Beckinsale Padma Lakshmi The dress that made Khan the third most Googled person in the world that day. If you’re as big a fan of his couture creations as I am, you need to be at Fashion Houston.  Now in its fifth year, Fashion Houston will be held at the Wortham Theater Center from 18th to 21st November 18th BUT you don’t need to wait that long to pore over and covet beautiful pieces. No, you don’t.  As I’ve mentioned before, if you love fashion and you’re in Houston, you have to be at the Kick-Off Party, Friday night.  All proceeds from the night shall be channelled towards Dress For Success Houston.  Say it with me, altruism is sexy. Tickets on sell here.   Love, Sheela

Front Row Seats

Having moved to Houston a scant four years ago, let me be the first to confess I’m still navigating my way around the local fashion scene.  Trying to identify pockets of creative dressing in between the Lincolns and the dressed-from-head-to-toe-in-one-colour figures (if you live in the area, I know you know what I’m talking about).  Finding that refreshing spurt of spontaneous freestyling amidst the clones. And it’s been hard.  It’s been really hard.  At the risk of death by faux diamond pelting, the style environment here is vastly different from what I’d been used to (I lived in Singapore for over ten years, with frequent work travels to Hong Kong and Japan where, when it came to dressing, everyone was tolerant and experimentative and fearless). That is, until I discovered the Houston Fashion Bloggers.  This wondrous community has opened my eyes to what’s really happening when it comes to fashion in the heart of Texas.  Reminded me to dig deeper and look where I wouldn’t normally.  I love that.  And it’s also thanks to them …