Date: October 13, 2016
After the loss of one of the most anticipated fashion events in Houston, Fashion Houston we have been trying to look for the new, upcoming week event that will give us the satisfaction of what seems to be NYFW in Texas.
I have to be honest and admit that I honestly didn’t like Fashion X Houston for many, many things and it is why I refused to write about the event until now because I realized I will be having good photos going to waste as well as ignoring the fact that there were amazing designers that deserve the publicity.
It started with the intern or volunteer or at the check-in table who treated me with a very horrible stink eye as she refused to give me my media pass but was giving it to others. Then after getting upset at us (me and my boyfriend) for doing what was supposed to be the main reason I was there in the first place and that was to take photos.
Despite the horrible encounter I decided to continue to try to enjoy myself, which I honestly did at some points just because my good friend and fellow blogger Ashley Jones was working the event.
When I went to set up at the media platform to take photos I was informed that the media platform was reserved and I was to just stand around anywhere to take photos. The reason why I got upset was because on the website I specifically reserved my media pass for this opportunity. So far I have not mentioned the lack of professionalism in the emails that involved me having to continuously email them to get more information for the event and even asking for a press release. I worked plenty of fashion shows and I know how stressful it can be, but seriously…no excuse.
Anyways, I decided not to go back after the first day of attending. I decided it was not worth it.
My favorite designer was This Is Sloane her style was a mixture of the 1960’s Mary Quant Fashion with a very Nylon Magazine aesthetic. I ADORED IT! I got the chance to meet her and get a very blurry photo taken which I managed to edit to the point where it looks on purpose. If you would like to know more details about her collection, check out this interview featured in MCXV written by Ashley Jones featuring photos taken by me.
Again, if it wasn’t for my lovely friend Ashley I don’t think I would have enjoyed the event at all. Thank you, Ashley, for making it fun and getting me a seat. ❤