Epic First Night of Fashion Houston

The exciting first night of fashion in Houston opened with Alexis Monsanto, Sameera Faridi, Jonathan Blake, Tibi, Little Black Dress Designer and Grungy Gentleman. Every year, Fashion Houston makes a fashionable takeover in the theater district and rolls out the red carpet to welcome local and international designers alike at the majestic Wortham Center, home of the Houston Ballet.

My day job as a photographer and my night-life as a social media blogger are going to merge seamlessly this week and last night was a sweet taste of this fusion. One of the best parts last night: to see all the Houston Fashion Bloggers on the red carpet, snapping photos, mingling with the models and taking endless selfies (you know I’m looking at you Madeline!) shamelessly.

IMG_9215My red carpet look for Fashion Houston Night One. Dress: H&M; Shoes; BCBG; Purse: Express; Makeup: By myself (and it lasted all night too, might have to do a product post about this one.) Ear Cuff: BaubleBar

_MG_8188KHOU news anchor, Lily Jang, rocking a Sameera Faridi dress. Faridi was debuting her collection tonight!

_MG_8191Texas native and A&M graduate in Biomedical Science, Will Jardell was on “America’s Next Top Model Cycle 21 Guys and Girls” having never had modeling experience! Dreamy.

_MG_8206Houston Fashion Blogger, Madeline Pena striking a selfie with local designer David Peck.

_MG_8213Houston Fashion Blogger Katie from “The Love of Fancy” and The Bachelor alum, Ashlee Frazier & her new, short do.

_MG_9197“The Queen” in Alexis Monsanto’s runway. (See pictures from his runway below to know why she reigns the catwalk)

IMG_9205With my friend Brittaney who was conducting media interviews through the night. We used to be coworkers at HCCTV. Love her!

_MG_8254edtd2Rocko Stedy Narvios performed the official song of Fashion Houston “Lights Camera Action”

IMG_9206 At the end of the night, Brittaney was telling me she was headed to work! She has a night shift at Channel KHOU!

_MG_8219The Press Pit

_MG_8275edtdFounder of FH5 Jared Lang, Vivian Wise and KHOU anchor Lily Jang hosting the first night


(The LA based designer was all about the theatrical and I loved it!)

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(Local designer from Sugar Land debuts her intricate hand woven, exquisite pieces at FH5)


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(The model, the designer and the muse)

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Jadakiss and Styles P was performed during the show! They had everyone dancing in the audience!

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The show closed with an energetic musical performance from Jadakiss while Grungy Gentleman exhibited their collection on the runway. It was really the cherry on top to a fabulous night! Encore!

Thanks to fellow Houston Fashion Bloggers, Cindy and Chiara who were my seat buddies last night, we had so much fun!

Thank you to Houston Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Houston for my tickets!

*The rest of the photos on my photography Facebook page. I’ll post them there later in the week.*

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  • Amber Oliver

    These pictures are AMAZING!!!

    November 19, 2014 at 8:01 PM Reply
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