Chloe Dao, Jackie Adams share fashion stories for ‘The Joy Hour’ – Houston Chronicle

Chloe Dao and Jackie Adams are considered to be legends in fashion and retail in Houston.

Dao. who won “Project Runway” Season 2, celebrates 20 years in business this year, and Adams has owned her store for 17 years.

“Winning ‘Project Runway’ gave me confidence,” Dao said.  “At the end of the day, Jackie and I sell more than clothes. We sell compassion.”

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They shared their story – their heartbreaks in fashion and business and their joys – for the inaugural  The Joy Hour, a virtual conversation with Houston’s boutique owners, fashion designers, jewelry designers and trend setters about fashion, life and finding joy during a pandemic.

“Chloe told me I could do this for myself (opening a boutique). … She saw potential in what I could be doing and knew I could do more,” Adams said.

The Joy Hour will be live 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Next week, we feature fashion designers David Peck and Onyii Brown.

Here’s the schedule:June 18 – Makeup Artists Kim Roxie and Aubrie Layne
June 25 – Jewelry Designer/Boutique Owner Jay Landa and Boutique Owner Shannon Hall
July 2 – Houston Community College Fashion Chair Andrea Bonner and Houston First Retail Director Sydney Dao
July 9 – TBA

Please click the link below to join the webinar: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84756596051?pwd=aDBjY00zVGZCRG9lanNicWx0SGgzUT09
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