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