Saturday, November 23, 2013

A day in the life of a Fashion Houston intern, "inside story!"
After a long month hiatus of catching up with my studies, I have returned yet again with another blog post of, wait for it…. the fourth annual Fashion Houston, presented by Audi Fashion Week 2013. Yes Houston Texas is a meca full of fashion for the retail world, it’s about time everyone recognizes us country folk. There’s a popular phrase we Texans like to say, “Everything is bigger in Texas,” and Fashion Houston is no exception with top notch designers who just recently showed their collection at the famous Wortham Theater on Nov 12-15 2013 in downtown Houston where glamour meets fashion. The following designers Marios Schwab, Cthering Deane, Talbot Runhof, who are Houston’s emerging designers followed by Bibhu Mohapatra, Rebecca Taylor, Chriss Knott for Peter Millar, Cut 25, Nicole Miller, Rolando Santana, Chloe Dao, David Peck, Yigal Azrouel, Johanna Johnson, Zachary Prell, Haute Hippie, and Sophie Theallet all showed there collection during Fashion Houston. 

Okay after that long list of amazing designers who all are amazing in their own right, we can now focus of the part of resistance, your all waiting for, the juicy backstage gossip, ok maybe not that juicy but full of hard work and dedication that I witnessed working closely with assisting the designers in fittings, lineups, and basically everything from A TO Z that all us interns assisted with. I can go on and on about how marvelous the clothing esthetics were but I am sure there will be tons of pictures of the show that you can see for yourself online that can easily be googled. Yet what I want to focus on is how hard the designers worked all week not only designing the clothing but creating the whole picture from fitting the models to perfection and the process of labeling which clothing pieces, accessories and numbers in which the models will be walking the runway. I was given the opportunity to intern all of fashion week working front of house and back of house arriving at 9am to closing time which would be around 1am every day but that would be because, I decided to stay and join the now famous after party in the proof lounge in the Wortham Theater which would open at 10pm and provide complimentary drinks. But relax I only had one or two signature cocktails and after a long hard day of work I deserved it, a delicious potion to relax and hangout with the rest of the interns and models having fun while shaking our hips on the dance floor who I quickly made friends with. 

Overall I can tell you this was the event of the year everyone looked forward to from everyone dressing up to their 9’s coming out to fashion week to experience the magic that is Fashion Week in Houston TX. Although this was no Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, it is Houston’s very own Fashion Week that should not be dismissed but is making Houston a meca of the fashion world in its own right. I hope by reading this gives all you readers a taste of what Fashion Houston is and will make you start planning out your schedules for next year because, we Texans like to make everything  bigger and better every year.  See you at Fashion Houston 2014!

 The man who made Fashion Houston happen, Jared Lang who stopped and had some lunch with us interns.
 I got asked to take pictures with many people so here is a lovely lady who asked to take a picture with me.
 Backstage fittings with the designers.
Neal Hamil Model Irena Shyshkina.
 Creative Director of Fashion Houston Neal Hamil at the after party in the proof lounge.
Having fun with the beautiful Breecia Aurora Demartini.
 Designer Christopher Palu of Project Runway for Haute Hippie in the fittings
Assisting the lovely designer Johanna Johnson.
The face of Fashion Houston,some of the front of house crew that helped Fashion Houston run smoothly. Photo Credit: Angel Woolsey
 The Backstage crew of misfits who thanks to us assisted the designers.
The models of Fashion Houston. Photo Credit to there righful owners, reposted from Neal Hamill Agency.

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