Downtown lit up like a Christmas tree as lights beamed into the sky drawing the most fashionable crowds in Houston to Wortham Theater Center. The red carpet (which was complimented by picture worthy sports cars – thanks Audi!) was laid out leading all to the doors of the theater and within existed a world of impeccable design and showcase.
Inside rows and rows of seats hovered around the runway, and big screens captivated your attention as media flashed across the screen. While socialites and other who’s who of Houston engaged in conversation and shared a few glasses of Pinot, behind the scenes, designers (up and coming and iconic of the like), models, makeup artists and stylists worked every last minute to make every future moment in the show as memorable as possible.
Twenty minutes turned into ten and then ten minutes quickly turned into seconds before the runway would be flooded with spring fever! First up, the Art Institute of Houston Fashion Designers took the runway with fresh collections displaying the unique style of Houston from street wear to contemporary to formal wear. Then, the list of iconic designers took the runway pulling emotion from all from the full and flowing skirts of Rubin Singer to the elegantly intricate gowns of Rene Ruiz to the statement pieces of Matthew Campbell Laurenza to the perfectly detailed looks of Naeem Khan (the red bottoms were a pleasant surprise!).
Wednesday evening was a taste of fashion heaven, and I cannot wait to indulge in all things Fashion Houston now and for years to come (5 years in…many more to come!).
The details of my look included a faux fur cropped jacket from Forever 21 that provided a perfect touch to the BCBG Max Azria lace jumpsuit (also provided adequate warmth in the air-conditioned interiors of the theater!). Checkout some similar jumpsuits -> Here! I enjoyed wearing the jumpsuit because it was a break from the usual and might I add very comfortable. I also wore a statement necklace to complete the glamorous look. I was definitely red carpet ready. Lights, Camera, Work!