We are living in quite the fascinating city with an ardency to forgo pajamas and movies on a rainy day if given the option to dress up, sip champagne, mingle with industry people and enjoy a runway show… in somebody’s foyer.
This year’s Fashion Woodland’s event took up residence at Theresa Roemer’s mansion, inside the Carlton Woods neighborhood, in the heart of the Woodlands—typically a 30 to 40 minute drive from downtown Houston, unless the city is currently intaking heavy rainfall with the threat of flash floods. Theresa’s guests, however, ignored Mayor Anise Parker’s warnings to stay home, and champagne in hand, strolled through Theresa’s impressive mansion, containing her infamous 3-story 3,000 square foot closet—which honestly feels more like walking through a high end boutique, and less like you’re invading what typically would be someone’s very personal and private space. Rows upon rows of Hermes Birkins, Loubitons and Louis Vuitton’s, a congregation of selfie-taking guests invaded the high label museum known by many as the biggest closet in America.
The runway show itself wrapped around Roemer’s foyer and living room areas. The featured designer’s included Sameera Faridi, Demartini, LUCHO and of course, Theresa’s own line ‘True and Real’. The event, labeled by Theresa, a fundraiser for The Joe Niekro Foundation & Child Legacy International, featured some guest stars, including reality tv stars, and up and coming rap musicians, and most notoriously, hall of fame basketball player Dikembe Mutombo.