Houston Fashion Week

Thriftstore Brandwhore managed to score two passes to the Chloe Dao show at Houston Fashion Week, if you're a Houstonian you already know of her awesome store, Lot 8, and her success on Project Runway, if not, here is a lesson:  

I've been a long time fan and was shopping at her store before Project Runway was even a show, so I was psyched to preview her collection up close, but when we made it back stage and chatted with her and her husband it was more than we had hoped for!

From a dress buyers perspective, the collection was cohesive and would appeal to many different personalities in a wide age range.  Some of the dresses were set up at the after party:

On the left, a flowing silk charmeuse print is paired
with a structured solid woven providing contrast in
movement as well as color.  On the right, a twist on
color the color blocking trend, "print blocking", which I
love because you know I love to mix my prints.
Left, lace is paired back to more silk charmeuse
creating a day to dinner look, behind that, a structured
career look with contrast details.
Two of her silk chiffon dresses, in the fore ground,
a younger bare look, and in the back ground,
something suitable for a more mature woman.

This car just screamed to have some sexy pics infront of it.

Top: J. Crew
Sequin Shorts: J. Crew
Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Press passes make it really easy to approach
people for style pictures!

Loved this stylish man and his bold green double
breasted jacket and plaid pants.  As a man, it's tough to
pull off plaid pants and not look like you lost your
way on the golfing green; this guy looks stylish, not lost.
Miss Louisa Hamlin, looking stylish at the after
party in a bandage skirt, sexy blazer and OTK boots.
A pair of bold and stylish fashion lovers.
Rainbow hair!
This super sexy lady is rocking a BANANA CLIP!
And she's making it look good.

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