Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Austin Fashion Week

Hi everyone,

It is Wednesday, 2:36pm. Its have been a few days since Austin Fashion Week and I am very happy the show went super well.

I know I said that I will tell you all about my drama. But after calming down and I realized it is not worth my time or energy to focus on the negative, especially now that it is the past. If I talk about it now I am just giving more attention then it deserve.

But I will talk about the positive. In the chaos of the situation, my team really shine. We feel felt the frustration together, best of all we made it worked together.

Some how the Fashion Gods saw my misery and everything fell into place. The hair and makeup team was so supportive and amazing. The models rocked it. Thank you Monica and Bridget, my angel models for coming to my rescued. They made a huge difference.

One of my motto in life is that "Good things happen to good people." It is so wonderful when that does come true. Everything was not perfect in this show but that is life, I compromised and moved on.

As Michael Kors said, "It just Fashion, People!"

Here are some pics: Enjoy!

The Models and the amazing Hair and Make up crews! Without them, I just have dresses. With them, it is a vision.

Brigette, Monica, Pamela, me, Clarrisa

The Verizon bar! We are gorgeous bars. I speak only the truth.

Brigette, Monica, Rebekah

Chloe's Angel ( Silly me, but I like!)

Brigette, Can I please be you?

Monica, such elegance. Can I be you too?

Love Life,
Love Fashion,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Austin Fashion Week

Hi everyone,

Its 8:34 pm and I am starting to write this blog. I did not go to sleep last night until 2 a.m. Crazy right b/c the night before I got up at 4:30 a.m. I do not know how I look so good!

Just kidding...

Tomorrow I am going to Austin for its fashion week. I truly love Austin. Its the combination of the city landscape, attitude and weather. Make me "weird" any day.

This will be my first time being a part of Austin Fashion Week. I always look
forward to seeing other designers works. B/c some time, its help you realized how
good you are or not! Fashion is not a sport but we are constantly critiquing and the
dreadful word- Judging- each other.

I am very supportive of other designers but you can't help but compare your work to
other. I just trying to be "real".

I am hoping to see a design that is inspirational and make me push myself further.

In 8 weeks is the first ever Houston Fashion week. I have nothing yet. I have NOTHING....., did I tell you, I have nothing.

Am I nervous? Yes and no b/c I think I am a sick person b/c I work well under pressure and I like it. Give me too much time and I am all over the place. I have to many ideas and it is hard to edit. Limited time work best for me.

I will keep you updated on this collection to be. This baby needs to pop out of me by Oct 11. Spring 2011 please come to me in my sleep tonight.

I think lack of sleep is making sound crazy in this blog. Hopefully, I do not.

Well, here are some pictures of the my mini collection for Sat. If you are in Austin this weekend. Come check out the show. here is the link:

I love this group b/c it is a continuation of my Fall 2009 collection. She is tough, cool, and sexy. Work it and Bring it!

I sound silly. Enjoy the pics before I write myself into a silly mess. Need sleep.....

The sketches! Thanks to Sasha. I am so jealous of her illustration skills.

Courtney gown. Making it work!

Love me this back. Freaking couture.

Erica's skin looks ridiculous here. Flawless. No photoshoot here. Lenox looks amazing on her.

My height is btw Erica's boob's and knee. The dress I am wearing is like my homey muumuu dress. It feels like air. Do not judge me please!

This is a peek at the collection. I will update on the next blog from Austin.

Sweet dreams, my friends.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Go Orange/ Nuo Bag.

Hi Everyone,

Its 10:31 pm. on Wednesday night. I have been up since 4:30 a.m. working on finishing my mini collection for Austin Fashion Week this weekend.

But I want to talk about what I did this weekend. This past Sat., I finally did my photo shoot for Go Orange Campaign.

What is Go Orange?

Here is the press release.

Stitching for a Cause

To kick-off Fashion Week, Moves magazine is partnering with Food Bank
For New York City to raise money to combat hunger with a unique celebrity
design challenge, matching creativity with a good cause.
In this unique event, Project Runway participants are to design original handbags
in Food Bank’s signature orange color to be donated to a charity auction
in the fall. The press opp includes the design of the bag (design details
below) and an invitation to attend the red carpet event hosted by our cover
girl before New York City Fashion Week on September 8, where the unique
bag designs will be unveiled for the first time. All bags will be donated to the
charity for auction with all proceeds going to Food Bank. Pre and post design
press will continue in support of Food Bank’s “Go Orange” Campaign,

Luckily, I will be in NYC for this event. It will be really fun to meet other PR designers I haven't met.

The bag I designed is from my classic satchel bag for Nuo. The print is my brand new abstract flower. This print is not out in store or online yet so you are getting a private glimpse of it. This color story was specifically designed for Go Orange only. But I love it! So you never know. So in a few months this color story might be hitting stores soon.

Here is a few pictures from my shoot. Kris Mcmanus did the shoot and my make up. She is a triple threat. She is an amazing makeup artist, a graphic designer thus a great photographer. Check her website out..

Let's me know what you think of the bag. Thanks Kris for making look so good.

Love Life,
Love Fashion,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New York! New York!

Hi everyone,

I apologized for not writing more but I needed a break. I am rested and more focus now.

Today was the last day for my assistant Ben. He started as an intern about 1 year or so. A few months ago I hired him on. Now, he is leaving for the Big Apple. Ben will be attending my old school, F.I.T., I am very excited for him. He is not even 21 yet.

His journey brings back memory for me. I was 20 year old when I first came to NYC. I went there with a girl name Linh, I really did not know her that well. It was supposed to be a weekend trip, just to check out if I like the city. I ended up staying for 8 years.

What a crazy weekend that was! We stayed with Linda, a friend of Linh whom I just met on the plane. Linda grew up in NYC. My first night was at Linda’s mom apartment in Queens. The apartment was broken into the night or week before we came. There was no lock on the door. We had to use a chair to block the door. I was so scared to death. That was my first night.

I would never forget my second night. We went to a house party in Queens. It was a drinking party. Here is a little back-story on me. I was 20 years old and a goody two shoe. I never had a drink in my life until I was officially 21. I am still a lightweight to these days.

As the night progress, everyone was getting so wasted. I refused to drink. People was drinking whole bottle of hard liquors. At one point, I saw a girl passed out. I knew something was wrong b/c she woke up and started throwing up green bile, alcohol poisoning. She was falling asleep again. The next thing I remembered we grabbed her and dragged her into the shower. She was fighting us but she needed to stay awake. That was my second night in NYC. Fun!

There I was first time in NYC, with really total complete strangers. They were nice people but completely different from what I have know my whole life. But it was so new, exciting, and liberating.

When the weekend ended. I called my mother and told her I was not going home.

That is how I ended up in NYC. I am nostalgic for me and hopeful and excited for Ben. He will have many stories himself soon.

I will always be grateful to NYC. The city made me the woman I love being. I always like myself but after living in NYC for 8 years, through tough jobs, interesting romances and an amazing group of friends, I found me. The me that stronger, more resilient, and more confident then I thought I would ever be.

I didn’t have to be nice all the time and I did not have to have everyone like me. I still love people but it was ok for everyone not to like me. Who cares!

Ben! I drink to your future and adventure. Salud!

Love Life,

Love Fashion,



Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I have been burning the midnight oil like I'm back in school because I'm really excited about showcasing my prefall line this Thursday, August the 5th. It's opened to the public and I'm not only showing my prefall line but also giving styling tips on what to where and how to wear it but most importantly what will work work best on your body type. So ladies who have these issues and you know we do come on by and enjoy free cocktails and a free mini makeover by Luminess Air and hair styling tips from the Lot 8 Salon. Here's a preview of what you'll see tomorrow:

Love fashion,
Love life,

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