Monday, March 19, 2012

Why Do I FG? [David Peck]

In this video, David Peck of David Peck Collection discusses his avid support for The Fashion Group International of Houston and why he calls Houston home.

David Peck is a well traveled and well rounded fashion designer based in the Houston area. His collection combines the refined elegance and practicality. Each garment is carefully hand crafted with exacting skill from the finest materials.

CrOp by David Peck is a fun and quirky clothing line with a conscience. CrOp is short for “creative opportunities.” Each CrOp collection is done in collaboration with other creative professionals who value giving back. CrOp’s goal is to develop a network of artists who can generate even greater opportunities together. 10% of profits go directly to fund a cause that inspired the collection. CrOp by David Peck has been spotted on celebrities such as "Lost" and "Twilight" darling Maggie Grace and Giuliana Rancic.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Unity and Diversity in the Body

1 Corinthians 12:12,18-19 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be?

As I sit @ Lakewood waiting for service to start, I'm so grateful that churches like Lakewood make room for the entire body. As a child I went to Windsor Village United Methodist church and they made the same provisions.  If you are a believer, I want to encourage you to find a way to use your gifts to build God's kingdom. He blessed each of us with specific strengths and everything we do as believers is supposed to be for God's glory.If your church does not make room for your gift, it doesn't necessarily mean that you need to leave. You may need to talk to the leaders of the church and say I have the gift of dance, I believe that God is leading me to minister in this way can we talk about starting a praise team. Churches like people oftentimes get caught up in tradition; the leaders do what they have always done. Now verse 12 says the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. So your church cannot say they don't need you, because they do. I get to use my gift of media production to serve God and if  you don't get to use your gifts at your church I want to encourage you to find out if there is a place for you. If a place hasn't been prepared for you, I want to encourage you to open your mouth and let them know that you are there!Well service has started!

-- Sent from JRochelle's Palm Pre

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Why Do I FGI? [Campaign]

David Peck said it best in a recent interview with ByJRochelle in collaboration with Jaxon E&P for The Fashion Group International of Houston Inc. (FGI) The earlier you start the earlier you get ahead. I guess you can say I got a late start because I didn't know about Fashion Group International when I was a student but I'm fortunate to know about it now! 
"The earlier you start, the earlier you get ahead
and FGI really offers so many opportunities
to get ahead early."

This global non-profit organization seeks to help people in the apparel, accessory, beauty and home fashion industries become more effective in their careers. To achieve that goal, FGI provides insights on trends, access to business professionals, and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the market place.
"There's a huge community [in Houston] that supports young designers."
-Chloe Dao

I want to help students and professionals get involved in FGI so I have partnered with Keith and Cherise Luter of Jaxon E&P to interview members of FGI Houston. So far, we have interviewed Stacey Swift, PR Manager at Neiman Marcus (Houston) Galleria, Chloe Dao of Dao by Chloe Dao, legendary Houston designer Kay King, and David Peck of David Peck Collections!
"If you are working in fashion or the beauty
industries and even in interior designs in Houston and you're not a member of FGI you're really missing getting to know your competition!"
-Kay King

Here is Stacey Swift's released video.

St. Patrick's Day or March Madness?

Hannah and Kenneth are back to their usual hyjinks! Which one relates to prayer more: St. Patrick's Day or March Madness? Find out in this months edition of the Level56 Announcements. See more video from  ByJRochelle by clicking here!