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Houston Fashion Bloggers Dress to Impress at Swapnista Houston

Honorary Houston Fashion Blogger: Keren Charles of Two Stylish Kays:

Meet our featured blogger of the week: Maisha Amusa Blog URL: www.thatitgirl.com Maisha is a native of Midwestern, USA and has a bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzzzzzzzou-Raaaaaaah). After graduating from college she relocated to Texas where she currently works in a Genitourinary Medical Oncology clinic. While she finds her career very rewarding and stimulating, she’s always had a passion for beauty, fashion, entertaining, cooking, traveling, living a charmed life and issues regarding personal growth thus giving her the motivation and fuel to create That IT Girl. Blog Description: In no way do I have all of the answers, nor am I a formally trained expert. Maisha made the decision to create That IT Girl to take a fun, and whimsical approach to teaching other women, as well as herself, the art of cultivating the essence of being the “fairer sex.” Her vision for That IT Girl is to be a hybrid one-stop resource of fashion and beauty advice, interviews, lifestyle features, and reviews. She wants to not only uplift all women and help create a sense of confidence, independence and passion for life but challenge them to go against the grain and dare to embrace being a woman.
Meet our featured blogger of the week: Maisha Amusa
Blog URL: www.thatitgirl.com

Maisha is a native of Midwestern, USA and has a bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzzzzzzzou-Raaaaaaah). After graduating from college she relocated to Texas where she currently works in a Genitourinary Medical Oncology clinic. While she finds her career very rewarding and stimulating, she’s always had a passion for beauty, fashion, entertaining, cooking, traveling, living a charmed life and issues regarding personal growth thus giving her the motivation and fuel to create That IT Girl.

Blog Description: In no way do I have all of the answers, nor am I a formally trained expert. Maisha made the decision to create That IT Girl to take a fun, and whimsical approach to teaching other women, as well as herself, the art of cultivating the essence of being the “fairer sex.” Her vision for That IT Girl is to be a hybrid one-stop resource of fashion and beauty advice, interviews, lifestyle features, and reviews. She wants to not only uplift all women and help create a sense of confidence, independence and passion for life but challenge them to go against the grain and dare to embrace being a woman.

Houston Fashion Bloggers Compete in Style Wars Competition

Meet the Houston Fashion Bloggers entering the Style Wars Competition this Saturday at Swapnista

Alicia
Blog: A, B Seize 

Brandie Randolph
Blog: chicFabU

Kendra Nicole Collins
Blog: Kendra’s Beauty Corner

Makiea
Blog: Autumn’s Collection

Malibu Mara
Blog: www.malibumara.com

Monica Jamali
Blog: Le Chic World

Timi
Blog: Naturale Chronicles

Valerie Greene Anderson
Blog: Val Verde Style

Have you RSVP’d for Houston’s first Swapnista? It’s not too late! Grab your ticket today:  http://swapnistahouston.eventbrite.com/ 

Luv,
HFB 

THE 2012 HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL GOES FASHION FORWARD WITH “ALTA MODA VOYAGE”


  Houston Fashion Extraordinaire  Zoë Jackson-Jarra to Feature Internationally Chic Designs

Houston, TX, April  9, 2012; source: Medley Inc. -  The 2012 Houston International Festival is calling all fashion enthusiasts to be present for daily, fierce runway shows that will showcase internationally inspired and fashionable designs. Produced by stage producer Zoë Jackson-Jarra of Chrizcera International & Fashion Square Houston, “Alta Moda Voyage” will be a series of shows presented daily in the African-Caribbean Bazaar Zone.

In its second year, the runway shows are, without a doubt, a festival highlight and a “can’t miss” showcase in Houston. The edgy glamour and couture styling that defines Fashion Plate Lifestyle Boutique will attract spectators who are looking for a fresh perspective and voice in fashion for men, women and children.
“We are more than excited to have Zoë Jackson-Jarra join us for a second year in a row, bringing her expertise, while offering fashion lovers and festival goers a preview of designs that are internationally chic,” said Kim Stoilis, CEO of the Houston Festival Foundation.

The fashion show will headline with Zoë Jackson-Jarra’s Fashion Plate Lifestyle Boutique, on April 22 at 5:15 pm. During the daily shows, models will be adorned with accessories from Robert and Lonnie’s Dancewear, with wardrobe provided by Melodrama Boutique, Andre Redou, Kachi Designs, Solo Mia & Gabrielle & Friends Children’s Boutique. Additionally, Bengjof Couture will showcase their vibrantly-hued eloquent menswear.

Show order for “Alta Moda Voyage” is as follows:

April 21st
2:15p Gabrielle & Friends Children’s Boutique
5:15p Headliner Show: Fashion Plate Lifestyle, Bengjof Couture, Robert & Lonnie’s Dance Galaxy

April 22nd
5:15p -Melodrama Boutique

April 28th
2:15p -Solo Mia
5:15p -Andre Redou

April 29th
5:15p -Kachi Designs

Learn more about Zoë Jackson-Jarra and her Montrose Boutique, The Fashion Plate by visiting their Facebook page.

Festival Hours & Admission:
Admission into “Alta Moda Voyage” presented by Chrizcera International & Fashion Square Houston is included in the Houston International Festival ticket price.

The Festival will take place Saturdays 11a.m. - 8p.m. and Sundays 11a.m. - 8p.m. Tickets currently are on sale at ifest.eventbrite.com and at www.ifest.org.

Adults $12 advance, $18 at the gate; Children ages 3-12 are $4 advance, $5 at the gate. Free for children under 3 years old.

•Discount pricing for early birds, groups, and VIP tickets are available online.

All proceeds benefit the Festival’s arts and education outreach programs. For more information, call 713-654-8808. Follow HIF on Twitter @iFest with hashtags #2012HIF & #2012iFest and “Like” HIF on Facebook at facebook.com/ifest.

Meet our featured blogger of the week: Nikiage Washington of NW Style & Co Blog URL: www.nwstyleco.tumblr.com Nikki has been a lover of fashion her whole life. During the day she works a normal 9 to 5, but her free time goes to living and breathing fashion. She’s a jack of all trades, being a writer, stylist, coordinator of backstage areas at fashion shows, and now adding blogging to her list. Ni…See More
 — with Nikiage Washington.
Meet our featured blogger of the week: Nikiage Washington of NW Style & Co
Blog URL: www.nwstyleco.tumblr.com

Nikki has been a lover of fashion her whole life. During the day she works a normal 9 to 5, but her free time goes to living and breathing fashion. She’s a jack of all trades, being a writer, stylist, coordinator of backstage areas at fashion shows, and now adding blogging to her list. NiSee More

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