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Fashion buzz: Sexy models, hot cars and new talent build anticipation for Houston's fashion week

Fashion buzz: Sexy models, hot cars power Houston's fashion week

Claudia Solis, from left, Bubba McNeely and Chris Goins at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Claudia Solis, from left, Bubba McNeely and Chris Goins at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
Amir Taghi and Maryam Afshari wearing Amir Taghi at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Maryam Afshari wearing Amir Taghi and Amir Taghi at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
dresses on mannequins at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Designer fashions ignite interest in upcoming Fashion Houston. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
Jeff Shell, left, and Ceron at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Jeff Shell, left, and Cerón at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
Emily Cotton and Philippe Schmit at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Emily Cotton and Philippe Schmit at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Dr. Romy Mitchell and Tod Eason at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Dr. Romy Mitchell and Tod Eason at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Diane Lokey Farb and Mark Sullivan at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Diane Lokey Farb and Mark Sullivan at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Carla de Rosmini, left, and Lauren Mills at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Carla de Rosmini, left, and Lauren Mills at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
Edward Sanchez, from left, Carey Kirkpatrick and Dr. Roland Maldonado at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Edward Sanchez, from left, Carey Kirkpatrick and Dr. Roland Maldonado at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Angel Woolsey and Emily Maus at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Angel Woolsey and Emily Maus at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
Brittany and Adam Branscum at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Brittany and Adam Branscum at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
Roz and Alan Pactor at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Roz and Alan Pactor at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
Audi R8 at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
An Audi R8 on display at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
Ash Williams and Martina Albino at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Ash Williams and Martina Albino at the Fashion Houston Launch Party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/FotowerkGroup.com
Claudia Solis, from left, Bubba McNeely and Chris Goins at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Amir Taghi and Maryam Afshari wearing Amir Taghi at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
dresses on mannequins at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Jeff Shell, left, and Ceron at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Emily Cotton and Philippe Schmit at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Dr. Romy Mitchell and Tod Eason at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Diane Lokey Farb and Mark Sullivan at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Carla de Rosmini, left, and Lauren Mills at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Edward Sanchez, from left, Carey Kirkpatrick and Dr. Roland Maldonado at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Angel Woolsey and Emily Maus at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Brittany and Adam Branscum at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Roz and Alan Pactor at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Audi R8 at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013
Ash Williams and Martina Albino at the Fashion Houston Launch Party October 2013

With 14 designers already signed on for next month's Fashion Houston spectacular, the buzz was on at Hotel ZaZa with announcement of additional talents adding excitement to the kickoff party. The fashion flock applauded the addition of Rolando Santana and Haute Hippie, along with emerging talents Jose Reyes and Viet Kent Nguyen.

For the Fashion Houston launch, the hotel ballroom was decorated with pedestals featuring Neal Hamil models in stunning designs by local talents Chloe Dao and David Peck. Adding to the ballroom chic was a smashing Audi R8 sports car, a nod to a beaming Fashion Houston founder Jared Lang.

The fashion forward crowd sipped on specialty cocktails created by mixologist Spencer Lane (Bubbly Flower and Screwdriver Mimosas) and grazed through a field of appetizers from the kitchen of chef Jeff Axline.

ZaZa general manager Matthew Nuss and director of marketing Laura Pettitt welcomed the party crowd that included designers Dao, Reyes and Amir Taghi.

The fashionistas included Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu, Diane Lokey Farb, Ceron, Sharron Melton, Chita Johnson, Jeff Shell, Ashley Wyatt, Edward Sanchez, Dr. Rolando Maldonado, Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Oliver, James Sivco, Ryland Holmes, Donae and Rob Chramosta and Yasmine Haddad.