Fashion Industry + Baby

Since becoming a new mom I've had wayyy less time to work. 
I love being mom and I love the fashion industry. 
Finding a balance is really tricky, I'm a very hands on kind of mom. I've had a really hard time letting go of some of the control and having other's help a sista out! But we are getting there!! 
So this past year has been different! 
I started my career in wholesale and I absolutely, positively LOVE wholesale and hope to go back to it at some point! I loved traveling and being an insider on what trends are to come... I loved working with major stores like Neiman's and even getting to present collections at their largest managers meeting (Conclave). I loved meeting with the designers and them valuing my opinion on their designs (gasp)! I love looking back at the time one of the most incredible designers  kissed my check and told me "We are having a moment" (I still hope she was referring to her collection and our sales as a team! LOL!) I love remembering the feeling of getting a small collection I repped into Neiman's and getting the biggest bear hug from the owner of the line. I love it all. Seriously, LOVE it. Other girls would dread market and I would always look forward to it (sure, it's completely exhausting and some of the clients were batsh*z (pardon my french) crazy and girls can be horribly catty). But  overall I love it, and I look forward to a time when I am back in a showroom. 
Until then I will enjoy the freelance side of things. Sherilynn and I still have our company Tres Chic and enjoy styling, personal shopping and wardrobing our set group of clients! Also, I have had some other really FUN opportunities this year! 
I worked on some model portfolios, casted models for an agency, styled and produced a fashion show solo and
worked on an incredible billboard shoot!
Here are some photo's below of the billboard shoot below: 
Baby E was on set with us :) 

For this shoot I got to work with world renowned photographer Wade Livingston
He is ca-razzzzzy good! It was an honor to work as the stylist for such a big name!! 
Check out his work here.
The theme for the shoot was "futuristic" and I had a blast putting together the looks. 
The hair and make-up turned out awesome as well! 
I can't wait to see the finished product in Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami! 

Another super awesome opportunity was working 
New York Fashion Week!!!
I have always dreamt of going to NYFW and never imagined I would be apart of the styling crew for a show for my very first time "in the tents"! 
I worked under the astounding stylist Shauna Mccann {check out her work here} at the Mark & Estel show- note I used to work in a showroom where we repped Mark & Estel- I LOVE their line and actually wore it to my baby shower and home from the hospital when I had baby E!! 
Here is a peek at my behind the scenes pic's! 

Mah gurl Eliot! Love her! 

How we watched the show from back stage 

The energy behind the scenes was crazy- there were reporters EVERYWHERE- the models were stunningly beautiful- the clothes were perfection and it was our responsibility to make sure every last detail was in place! We ironed, steamed, static cling sprayed, touched, re-touched, tied, taped, rolled and more. Shauna's styling was incredible and the show was a hit! Mark & Estel are musical artists as well and rocked out during their show!! 
Here are some 'borrowed' IG photos I found!

I've worked tons of local Dallas Fashion Shows in the past. 
I've worked for a plethora of producers and love the feeling of a good show. 
Honestly, it reminds me SO much of cheerleading- the adrenaline- the smell of hairspray- the performance aspect- the music- the lights- Love it all! 

Y'all can watch the full show here
I am thankful to have a place to record so many work memories! I hope to look back at these small milestones in a bigger picture! 


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