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Fashion Houston 2012

It’s here! The most hyped fashion event in Houston of this year! Zac Posen, Monique Lhuillier, Herve Leger, BCBG Max Azria and more will display next season’s chic designs. The most fashionable people will be at Wortham Theater on today through November 15 to get a glance of bright colors and bold silhouettes that are Spring 2013 ready. In the mix of these designers, you will see our top local design creators Jerri Moore and Chloe Dao who have been featured for the past 3 years.  Fashion Houston Icon Diane Lokey Farb will be presented on the closing night showcasing her own designer gowns. I’m so excited to see these wonderful designers up close and personal. If you want tickets, check out www.fashionhouston.net for available tickets. I’ll be live-tweeting during week, so make sure you follow me on Twitter and Instagram (brillianceblog)! Also, tweet #lookatyou to possibly be feature on PaperCityMag.com or PaperCityMag Facebook page!

Houston Fine Art Fair

Art is always an inspiration to me. I’ve always been the one to make trips to local art fairs and museums. I love seeing peoples perspective on their creative thoughts and how they interpret their art work. 
I was elated when I received a free pass to attend the Houston Fine Art Fair. When we first walked in, I could hear the crowds’ emotion of the art work and inquisitive facial expressions on how the artists portrayed their vision. So many wonderful artists! I took a couple of photos of my favorites.


I really enjoyed the last photo. The backdrop was made of thread spool of different colors. I was amazed at how creative this was! This piece of art would be a clothing designers dream!

ENAMOURclothing Fashion Show 2011

Hi-ya! Yes, I’ve been gone for a week. I’ve been so exhausted these past couple of days. So happy I was able to attend some shows for Boston Fashion Week but I forgot my camera! :-  So the next couple of posts will be pictures from my iPhone so I apologize in advance for the picture quality.

On to the good stuff!

This event was my favorite event thus far during Boston Fashion Week. I met the designer of ENAMOURclothing last year during BFW 2010 at this event. June has such a sweet spirit! The pieces were modern and feminine. And the models were gorgeous! They definitely rocked the runway. I had so much fun!

After this event, the hubby and I decided to do date night since he would be out of town (again) the next week. Since my husband was Asian in his pre-life (haha), we decided to go to Shanghai Restaurant near Chinatown. The food…. was… AMAZING! NOTHING like any Chinese food I’ve eaten. It had such an amazing atmosphere in the restaurant. It was really romantic.

Anyway, here are the photos from the fashion show. Make sure you check out her blog for other events and updates. ENJOY!

June & I! 🙂

Mini Photo-shoot!


Lace Blouse-Zara, Jeans-Forever21, Shoes-Aldo, Bag-Gucci

xoxo, Brittany

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xoxo, Brittany

Boston Fashion Week 2010: Rising Design Fashion Show at Mobius

Designs from Margaret Lawrence and June Monteiro
My first runway show ever! What a classy event! LaDean and I finally got a chance to experience the fashion fix that we had been yearning for. We arrived at Mobius, greeted by two fashionable women that allowed us to sit front row, which we were excited about. The venue had glass windows from wall to wall, which made the space feel much bigger than it actually was.
As everyone quieted down for the show to begin, the host Kate Tirone, a member of Rising Design, welcomed us to the event that local designers had been waiting for.
The two designers that caught my eye instantly were Margaret Lawrence and June Monteiro. Their designs were fresh and something LaDean and I would love to have in our wardrobes.
Models with Margaret Lawrence (far right).
Margaret Lawrence’s collection “Plum Poseys” displayed elegant evening wear with floral fabric that accented the dresses. There were shades of purple and different silhouettes throughout the entire collection. Her collection was feminine and light. Recently completing her Fashion Design Program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she also loves costume, bridal, millinery (hat-making/head pieces) design as well.
Here’s her take on the fashion industry:
B: Margaret, what inspired you to begin creating clothing designs?
ML: I’ve been interested in clothing and costume ever since I can remember. When I was young, my cousin was going to fashion design school and she would always show me what she was working on. I learned from a very young age that it was possible to create the beautiful things that I was so fascinated by. I’ve never wanted to do anything else.
B: Who are some of your favorite designers?
ML: I appreciate many different designers for their own aesthetics, but I personally like extravagant design and girly glamour, particularly Vivienne Westwood for her eccentric twists, and Marchesa which is feminine and romantic.
B. What matters to you most as a fashion designer?
ML: As a fashion consumer, I know that a lot of the joy comes from feeling confident in what you are wearing. So as a designer, it is important that someone feels good in one of my designs. As an artist, which I think designers are, I also want to have the satisfaction of feeling proud of my work.
B: I love accessories! What is your favorite accessory?
ML: I’m pretty simplistic when it comes to accessories, so I usually wear one statement piece at a time. Right now, I love my Kendra Scott turquoise earrings.
To view more designs by Margaret Lawrence, check out her website.
Models wearing June Monteiro’s designs.
June Monteiro’s collection “Monarch” was inspired by clothes worn by Queen Victoria for the mourning of her husband, Albert. June’s designs reflected the different stages of mourning as they did in those Queen Victoria days. The designs reflected dark colors and sheer fabrics. They were futuristic and distinct. June owns her own business called ENAMOUR, which focuses on designs that convert from day to evening wear solely made with sustainable textiles.
Here’s her view on the fashion industry:
B: So what inspired you to began creating clothing designs?
JM: I became interested in fashion at 19 while attending Art School in Baltimore, MA. It was there that I explored fabric manipulation, and liked it so much I incorporated it into my art. When I particpated in my first runway show, I felt such pride in seeing my work in motion, but I also experienced the joy of knowing others accepted, admired, and wanted to wear my designs. It was then I knew I wanted to be a designer.
B: Who are some of your favorite designers?
JM: I am in awe of many designers but I had to pick a few stand outs I would say: Marc Jacobs for his work ethic. Yves St. Laurent for beinga pioneer of so much of what we now know as the “fashion designer”. Carolina Herrera for her timeless dresses. Nigo, owner of BAPE, for creating a lifestyle brand so successful that it incorporates clothing, accessories, restaurants, an airplance, and even a hotel. His story is one that I admire.
B: What matters to you most as a fashion designer?
JM: As a designer, quality and comfort is important to me. I want anyone wearing my designs to appreciate the excellent materials they are made of both in appearance and feel. I also want any woman in my designs to be comfortable as well. I believe we are all at our best when we are wearing an outfit tha tlooks great but is comfortable too.
B: Accessories are my favorite! What is your favorite accessory?
JM: I have 2 favorite accessores — bags and earrings! I dont think anyone can have too many bags! Although lately I have been liking bigger totes. When it comes to earrings, I like big, dangly earrings. I buy them cheap because if I want to take them apart and combine them into a new design, it’s easy to do so.
Designer June Monteiro and I after the show.
Here’s other photos from the show!
Designers that were featured during the show.
Hope you enjoyed these wonderful designers and my view of the show!

iPhone Users: Fashion Network App

Fashion Network App for iPhone
Wanna keep up with your favorite designers collection? Check out the Fashion Network App! It features Betsy Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci, Badgley & Michska, etc. AND IT’S FREE!
Very simple app too! Just find your favorite designer, click and watch the runway show as if you were there yourself!
If you have Wi-Fi it will show every hot designer out there! If your on 3G, it will only allow a few to be available. 🙁 But hey, it’s free.. so why not! Make sure you check it out!