My almost TED Talk experience #BeyondTheBigIdea

I"m putting it out in the universe: I want to share #YearOfJoy on a TED Talk stage one day. Universe, are you listening? Until then, I'm basking in the professional high of today's #BeyondTheBigIdea symposium at University of Houston. Project Runway Season 2 and Houston fashion designer Chloe Dao and I were on stage for an intimate discussion about the fashion and media industries and how technology is changing our world.

I"m putting it out in the universe: I want to share #YearOfJoy on a TED Talk stage one day. Universe, are you listening?

Until then, I'm basking in the professional high of today's #BeyondTheBigIdea symposium at University of Houston. Project Runway Season 2 and Houston fashion designer Chloe Dao and I were on stage for an intimate discussion about the fashion and media industries and how technology is changing our world.

Fierce fashion and the color red

Hard to focus on fashion when the city is still recovering from the hurricane, but I have to give much praise to the team who helped me pull this beautiful shoot off for our Sept. Luxe Life magazine! (Neal Hamil model: Bay Berger, Stylist: Summar Salah. Makeup: Lisa Pelayo / VCI Artists. Hair: Dennis Clendennen / VCI Artists. Page Designer: Nadya Shakoor. Photographer: Michael Ciaglo. Photo assistant and Texas Southern University student Dave Funchess.) http://www.houstonchronicle.com/…/The-power-of-red-Fiery-hu…

Hard to focus on fashion when the city is still recovering from the hurricane, but I have to give much praise to the team who helped me pull this beautiful shoot off for our Sept. Luxe Life magazine!

(Neal Hamil model: Bay Berger, Stylist: Summar Salah. Makeup: Lisa Pelayo / VCI Artists. Hair: Dennis Clendennen / VCI Artists. Page Designer: Nadya Shakoor. Photographer: Michael Ciaglo. Photo assistant and Texas Southern University student Dave Funchess.)

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/…/The-power-of-red-Fiery-hu…

Pets of Hurricane Harvey

I watched a little girl walk the rows at NRG's Pet Reunion Pavilion, which opened Monday, calling her dog's name. He wasn't there. Simply heartbreaking to lose everything in the hurricane, including your dog. There are about 400 dogs, 100 cats here waiting to be reunited with owners. They need volunteers to help with the pets too. (Register at www.bestfriends.org.) They also need bedding donated for the kennels. On Oct. 14, the animals, including this beautiful female boxer, will be put up for adoption if they haven't been reunited. Here's the story: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/…/NRG-pet-pavilion-hopes-to…  

I watched a little girl walk the rows at NRG's Pet Reunion Pavilion, which opened Monday, calling her dog's name. He wasn't there.

Simply heartbreaking to lose everything in the hurricane, including your dog. There are about 400 dogs, 100 cats here waiting to be reunited with owners. They need volunteers to help with the pets too. (Register at www.bestfriends.org.) They also need bedding donated for the kennels.

On Oct. 14, the animals, including this beautiful female boxer, will be put up for adoption if they haven't been reunited. Here's the story: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/…/NRG-pet-pavilion-hopes-to…