HOUSTON, TEXAS (August 8, 2014)—The first-ever Smashin’ Fashion—Houston’s Best Stylist Competition was a smashing success, drawing fashion fans and media alike to Sarah Shah’s new vision of a runway show. Winner, Thomasina Jones Burns, was thrilled to take away the grand prize of $1,000 for her bold-but-flattering runway looks.

Smashin Fashion Winner, Thomasina Burns with Sarah Shah
“It means the world to me to be the first winner and a huge honor to wear the title,” Burns said. “I look forward to the additional great things Sarah has in store for the Smashin' Fashion Brand.”

Heather Petrey's Folklore Look
Burns’s victory was hard won, beating out the haute competition with her red and rocker-chic looks. Her model, Tangie Cooper, looked confident, comfortable and chic during her triumphant strut. Runners up Taylor McClure (2nd place) and Heather Petrey (3rd place) both wowed with their styling prowess as their beautiful, glowing models smiled down the runway. The event was a success not just for the hardworking stylists, but for the fashion fans in attendance, who each walked away with a gift bag featuring high-end products.

Red was one of the 4 categories the stylists had to compete in
Group Shot: Models & Stylists
In addition to the real-world-size models and the high-level of fashion talent gracing the runway, the event had another star: technology. Every aspect of the show included a high-tech element, like the interactive digital program, on- and off-site audience participation via social media, and a multimedia runway show with videos, photo collages and social media streams.

Partner and The Art Institute of Houston-North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston instructor, Elizabeth Robinson of Turning Stones Media, and one of her top students Krista Huskey designed the program, which features information about each stylist, model and sponsors as well as social sharing links.

To view the photos from the first-ever Smashin’ Fashion show, click here https://www.dropbox.com/l/Jmc1th5b7woS3tdrhkFAHt. For more information, contact Sarah Shah at sarah@sarahshah.com or visit www.sarahshah.com/smashinfashion


3 of our Houston Fashion Bloggers attended SmashinFashion as press! Read their press coverage below:
Maddiee Ferrer, Medley of Maddie:  http://medleyofmaddie.com/2014/08/05/smashin-fashion/

Photos in this post by Allendorf & Co.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing Smashin Fashion! I so appreciate the Houston Fashion Bloggers sponsoring the event and coming out to the show!


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