About Smashin' Fashion

Smashin Fashion re-imagines the fashion show experience using multi-media, social media, real-world-size models and updated twists on the typical fashion show elements of runway, stylists, red-carpet and even the audience.

When & Where

The Art Institute of Houston
4140 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027
(between Weslayan St. and Drexel Dr.)

Date: July 31, 2014

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm. Please arrive by 7:00pm so you have time for red-carpet photos and gift bag trades before the show begins at 7:30 pm sharp!

Directions & Traffic: There is construction of Hwy 59, so please allow extra time for travel. The best way to approach the building is from Richmond Avenue, turn south on Drexel Drive, turn left on Twelve Oaks Pl.

Parking & Validation: Please park in the River Oaks parking garage. We will validate your ticket at check in.

Hashtag: #SmashinFashion

The Creator

Sarah assists professionals, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders in expressing their authentic style and navigating the worlds of image, judgment and the media. She cuts through ordinary fashion and “dress for success” advice and gives recommendations that really work. Whether it’s business image in the corporate world, real-world advice for dressing for an interview, fashion trends for the season that flatter your body, or creating a better body just by choosing the right look. She also shares her image wisdom on national and local TV (more than 80 times) and is a regular contributor on Great Day Houston and Mirror Mirror.

Instagram: @SarahShahTv

Facebook: Sarah Shah


The Producer

BLiNC by Bambi Lynn is a fashion forward company, creating fashion events from model development, styling and runway choreography to world-class event design and production. BliNC innovates and brings the unexpected to life on the runway.

Facebook: BliNC by Bambi Lynn


Meet the Stylists

Ten local fashion stylists will be competing for $1000 in Houston’s Best Stylist Competition™.

Meet the Models

These real-world-size women have learned to walk and pose like professional models in Sarah Shah's Runway For The Rest of Us™ model workshop. 

Meet the Judges

Here are the judges for Houston's Best Stylist Competition™

Judging Criteria
Styling models takes skill and a fashionable eye. Styling real-world-size women takes even more skill. The stylist's looks will be judged based on these criteria:
1) Does the model like her look?
2) Is the look flattering for her figure?
3) How well did the look express the trend (red, folklore, rocker chic, enchanted earth)

Meet the Sponsors

Thank you to our partners & sponsors! They made this production possible!


This project is part of The Art Institute of Houston’s collaboration with Houston businesses to provide students with invaluable real-world project experience. The show features work by The Art Institute of Houston – North students in fashion, media arts, design and culinary roles.

The Art Institutes



Show Sponsored by Nick Lopez Tailoring

Nick Lopez Tailoring

Prizes & Gifts for Stylists and Models Sponsored by Dillard's.




Interactive Program Sponsored by Turningstones Media.

Turningstones Media


Video and Photography Sponsored by Allendorf & Co.




event-contruction-sponsor-phoenix-designs sponsor-flowers
Event Construction Sponsored by Phoenix Designs.
Floral Decorations Sponsored by LC Floral Designs.
Houston Fashion Bloggers - Official Social Media Partners.

Participate in #SmashinFashion

Co-create the runway show with us!

Use the hashtag #SmashinFashion and become part of the runway experience!

Post how you wear Red, Folklore, Rocker Chic, and Enchanted Earth (inspired by flowers and nature).

Before the show, help us co-create the interactive runway by posting how you wear the trends we’re featuring: Red, Folklore, Rocker Chic, and Enchanted Earth (inspired by flowers and nature). Share red-carpet style, the swag from gift bags, your favorite looks from the fashion show, and more—your Tweets, Instagram photos and Facebook posts will help share the show with those attending virtually.

Can't Make The Show?

For those following at home, you can still be part of the action by hosting your own at-home red carpet and sharing how’d you style these trends by posting to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the #SmashinFashion hashtag.