Fashion Group International of Houston presents: Shop Talk Part II: A Big Talk on Small Businesses
Diane Caplan, Houstonia Magazine
Sugar & Cloth Studio, 2001 Commerce Ste. 201, Houston, TX 77002 (Above Tout Suite)
Light Bites & Cocktails Provided By:
Cointreau & Tout Suite
As the former Marketing Director for Momentum Jaguar Volvo Land Rover Porsche, Diane made sure Houston was rolling in only the best automobiles. She also founded and owned the makeup studio the Vanity Lounge in West Ave, launched her jewelry company Skout in 2014, assisted her husband with his coffee shop launches such as Siphon and a new shop opening in Spring 2016 and is now the Group Publisher of Houston's largest magazine Houstonia and a new LGBT wedding publication Love Wins Texas Weddings launching in Texas January 2016. For those that know Diane, know that she is a ball of energy that can never seem to sit still, as she is always working, helping out with various charity events and more working. Diane sits on the Board of Directors for the Children's Assessment Center which she names as her main priority when it comes to her charity work.
Beth DeLozier is an interior stylist that has been creating smashing spaces for smashing people in Houston for the last decade. Last year, Beth added shop curator to her job title when she opened the virtual doors of Manor Home Decor, an e-boutique of simply smashing collection of furniture, lighting, home decor, gifts, and sweets. Chocked full of unexpected glam, and unapologetically cheeky, it is the go-to place for unique, happy online shopping.
Chau Nguyen is the co-owner and head buyer for Myth and Symbol, open since 2012 in Houston's Rice Village. The store features women's clothing and accessories, home goods, magazines, and printed art from independent designers and makers. Chau's in-store workshops have included block-printing and decorating planters. Myth and Symbol has been featured in Nylon, Monocle, Refinery29, Travel & Leisure, New York Magazine, and Lucky.
Shannon Hall is co-owner of Sloan/Hall, a multi-category lifestyle store which opened in San Antonio, Texas in 1994. In 1999, the store expanded with a second location in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood. In addition, Shannon has served on nonprofit boards including Hopestone Dance Theater, Fresh Arts, and DiverseWorks. He has also chaired fundraising events for The Orange Show, Fresh Arts, The Alley Theater, Little Black Dress Designer and others. Prior to that, Shannon worked in the nonprofit arts arena assuming development roles at Dallas’ Friends of Fair Park, and before that, New York City Ballet.
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