Giving Back in H-town – Steve Guthrie
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Giving Back in H-town

Posted on April 18 2016

With all of the craziness going on with flooding in Houston today, there have been numerous stories on KTRK Houston - ABC Channel 13 of people helping other people within their communities. It made me think about how this has really been a theme for me for the last week. 

Image from KTRK - Houston Channel 13
Steve Guthrie with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Councilman Robert GallegosYesterday was spent with the Victory in Houston folks at The Corinthian raising money to train potential LGBT politicians to run for office. It was a great event, catered by Jackson Hicks, that brought out the best of the best in the city, including Mayor Turner and Councilman Gallegos among many more.

Steve Guthrie with Lawyer Terrance Torrence and Victory Fund CEO Aisha C. Moodie-MillsAs a Campaign Board Member of this organization it really touched me to see such a tremendous support for the organization. They're goal is to bring all parties to the political table so that we have a better understanding of issues facing all people in the United States. By the show of attendees at the event, they're well on their way.  BTW - Victory Fund President and CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills was in town as City of Houston leaders presented Travis Torrence with his own day.

Kaleidoscope Houston with Pamela Andino and her teamI was also lucky enough to spend time with my Kaliedoscope Houston family on Friday. They truly inspire me to continue designing and producing in Houston, Texas. Many of the issues that emerging designers face such as visibility to a larger audience, the ability to collaborate with other artists to expand our design and professional network, as well as the ability to continue to grow in our creative endeavors are addressed and assisted through the efforts of groups such as Kaleidoscope Houston. Pamela Andino and her KSCOPEHOUSTON team are committed to showcasing Houston's great talent. So watch them as we move into summer because Fall has some great surprises in store.

ALSO - be sure to catch Kaleidoscope Houston this coming week on April 20th at Revolver Bourbon Social (6502 Washington Avenue) as they premier a short film about their January event, "Kaleidoscope: The Making of Dreams" produced, co-directed and starring Pamelina Andino, Damari Rubio, Narcisso Palma and Lou Mires. The event is free with RSVP on the Facebook page. And there may be a cameo of sorts - we'll have to find out.  I will definitely be showing pieces from the Steve Guthrie Premier Collection that evening.

Brandy Gueary, Kisa Williams and Steve Guthrie in the Steve Guthrie Contemporary Womenswear StudioMy former Houston Community College student and current marketing / merchandising intern Kisa William stopped by the studio on Thursday. She has been a very important part of my success in the fashion show area this past year. She has also done a lot of creative research that will propel Steve Guthrie Contemporary Womenswear forward into the future. It was interesting to find out that she is a long term survivor of Sickle Cell disease. I use "survivor" lightly though because she continues to battle it through healthy habits and advances in science that have prolonged her life. If you'd like more information on the disease or wish to help, you can go to Sickle Cell Disease Associate of America. In recognition of Kisa's work for Steve Guthrie, and to raise awareness of this horrible disease, we'll donate 5% of all sales from today until May 19th to the SCDAA.


If you need help or are interested in helping Houston flood victims, please contact the City of Houston - Office of Emergency Management or the Texas Gulf Coast Red Cross.


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