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By Robyn Alright

Playing cards, old newspapers, spoons and Q-Tips. These are not your average fashion materials. But, put them in the hands of talented fashion students, you could end up with wearable high fashion garments! This was clearly proved at the Salvaged Assembly fashion show. Fashion design students at Houston Community College created jaw-dropping looks out of recycled and salvaged material.

To say that the designs were amazing would be an understatement. Many of the looks were beautiful, functional and made from unconventional materials. Take a look at some of the best looks from the show.

Photography by Robyn Alright

The  talented students at Houston Community College have another show coming up entitled Fashion Fusion. It will take place on January 11, 2018. For more information on Fashion Fusion, click here.


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By Robyn Alright

Houston brides-to-be had a chance to view some of the most elegant bridal gowns at the Modern Romance Wedding Show.  Modern Luxury Weddings of Houston produced a glorious show featuring designs from Impression Bridal and Canali. Here are some of the best looks from the fashion show.

Photography by Robyn Alright

To learn more about Modern Luxury Weddings, visit https://modernluxury.com/modern-luxury-weddings-houston.

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By Robyn Alright

If you look up shoes in the thesaurus, don’t be surprised if Manolos is listed as a legitimate synonym. Manolo Blahnik is a fashion icon and legendary shoe designer.

Recently, a documentary was released about his life entitled Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards. The title is catchy and true. As a young boy growing up in the Canary Islands, Manolo used the foil wrapping from chocolate candies to create shoes for lizards. While this brought him much delight, the lizard might not have been so pleased.

The documentary reveals Manolo’s funny, witty and charismatic personality. However, it was surprising to learn that this fashion genius can also be reserved and reticent.   He doesn’t like crowds, prefers to be alone and had objections to filming a documentary in the first place. Thankfully, the director, Micheal Roberts is a good friend.  Roberts was able to capture Manolo in a way that his admirers might not have ever seen.

This documentary is a must see and is playing in select cities. Check your local listings or visit here for more information.

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African Fashion Week Houston came to a grand close with the FOSE Kitoko Fashion Show.  The Houston Rental Studio in Houston’s EADO District set the scene for talented designers to display their works of art. Local celebrities in attendance were Ashley Turner, daughter of Mayor Sylvester Turner; Joy Sewing, fashion writer and radio personality; and Kim Roxie, founder of LAMIK Cosmetics.

Fashion brands represented that evening included Adeàrà, Kachi Designs, Nma Couture, Onyii & Co., PR Customs and Rocky Boston. Student designers from the Art Institute Houston were also present to show off their fashion skills. Take a look at these amazing designs.

Photos by Robyn Alright

View more footage from African Fashion Fashion Week here. To see styles from the Ankara Seasons 4 Fashion Show, click here. For more information about African Fashion Week, visit www.afwhouston.com.

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By Robyn Alright

The runway was filled with colorful prints and bold patterns at the Ankara 4 Seasons Fashion Show. This show was just one of the exciting events that filled the schedule for African Fashion Week Houston 2017. Fashionistas from all over the city gathered to view immaculate art by talented designers.

Fashion houses on display were Culture Market, Effects Couture, Kachi Designs, Classic Beginnings, Ask Detola and MasterPiece Boutique.


Photography by Robyn Alright

Click here to see our video coverage of African Fashion Week and click here to see more styles from the FOSE Kitoko Fashion Show.  For more information, visit https://www.afwhouston.com/

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By Robyn Alright

If Boho-chic is your style, then Johnny Was is your store. The brand launched in 1987 and was named from a line in a Bob Marley song, “Johnny was a good man”.  The idea was to share luxurious vintage and bohemian clothing that was universal and timeless. Many of the pieces feature effortless silhouettes and exquisite fabrics. Johnny was is definitely for the lady that loves both comfort and style.


When you walk into the store, you are inundated with color and creativity. Warning: the urge to buy everything may come upon you! One of the first things you may notice are the stunning kimonos. They are elegant, regal and fit for a queen.


The embroidery on the bags are unmatched and they scream boho-chic! These bags are the perfect accessory to help elevate your everyday style.


Johnny Was has a collection of embroidered espadrilles that will blow your mind. The beautiful design of these slip-on shoes will have you walking on sunshine!


The Eli Necklace is so unique it is sure to turn heads. It is made from repurposed fabrics and each necklace is braided and accented with glass beads.

Johnny Was is a dream come true for anyone with an earthy and comfortable style. When you get a chance, visit a store or browse online at www.johnnywas.com. Thank me later.

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By Robyn Alright

The music was bumpin’, the champagne was flowin’ and the rings were blingin’ at the unveiling of Karl Lagerfeld’s wedding ring collection. The atmosphere had an exciting vibe that matched the vibrancy of Lagerfeld’s stunning designs. His collection is limited to 30 stores in the United States. Robbins Brothers is one of the exclusive stores to carry the brand and they are the only ones in Houston.



Lagerfeld, a renowned fashion designer, created a collection that is sure to please a wide variety of brides. His use of patterns and shapes creates designs that are appealing, elegant and edgy.  Using Paris as his muse, Lagerfeld’s creations show elements of French architecture including the illustrious Eiffel Tower.  In short, the designs are glorious.



Fashion editor, Joy Sewing was present to conduct a raffle drawing at the event. One lucky lady walked away with an adorable Karl Lagerfeld purse!


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If you are in the market for a ring, Robbins Brothers is worth a visit. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and ready to assist. For more information about the Lagerfeld collection, visit www.robbinsbrothers.com/houston-loop.