Sydney Dao

 

 

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Sydney Dao

After graduating from University of Houston in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Sydney Dao joined her sister Chloe Dao in New York to pursue a career in Fashion.   From 1997 to 2003 , Sydney worked for Michael Atchison and Associates, a premiere couture showroom in New York representing up and coming designers such as Monique Lhuillier and Wynn Smith.  As a senior sales representative, she worked with buyers from Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and stores from around the world.   During this time, she also managed the public relations office RRPR, a sister company to MA &A.  Her public relations position involved working with all major fashion magazines to secure editorials for clients such as J. Mendel, and Bradley Bayou and producing fashions shows during NY Fashion Week. 

In 2003, she returned to Houston to again join her sister Chloe Dao to run LOT 8 boutique.  In the last 7 years, Sydney played an integral role as  in the expansion of 8 Sisters corporation to include  LOT 8 boutique, LOT 8 Salon, DAO Chloe Dao line , Simply Chloe Dao for QVC and Chloe Dao for NUO.  She has been on the Advisory for Board for the Fashion Merchandising and Management programs of the Art Institute of Houston since 2008 and The University of Houston since 2009.   This year she joins the Board of Directors of FGI Houston as the Ambassador Director.