Posted 04/17/09

Chloe Dao: Houston, Texas

Chloe Dao: QVC and Fashion Week

In 1979, Chloe Dao joined the ranks of proud Houstonians, when her family immigrated from Pakse, Laos. Chloe’s modern, beautifully billowing sleeves and spot on use of lovely feminine prints and fabrics awarded her a first place win on "Project Runway 2." After her celebrated "Project Runway" victory, Chloe returned to Houston to explore her design talents, as well as expand her successful Lot 8 Boutique. Indeed Chloe’s design achievements have only grown. In January 2007, her designs were presents at the Smithsonian Institution in the “Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon” exhibit. In addition, Chloe has successfully partnered with retail giant QVC, as well as having created a signature wholesale line DAO Chloe DAO.

When visiting Houston, Texas, be sure visit Lot 8 for “modern, sexy and sophisticated cocktail dresses and gowns and the occasional sportswear piece." Also, please visit Chloe Dao for retail stores carrying her designs, as well as online shopping!

The Concierge Questionnaire: Chloe Dao,  Fashion Designer

What is your favorite word to describe Houston? Friendly.

What word best reflects the people of Houston? Diverse.

What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Houston? My bed.

What is your favorite outdoor activity in Houston? Playing tennis.

What is your favorite indoor activity in Houston? Eating.

"My perfect day in Houston begins by reading a little in bed in the morning, listening to “Fresh Air Weekend” and “This American Life” on NPR and then brunch at Farrago,” Chloe Dao, My Houston.

Farrago: 318 Gray Street
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 11am-10pm, Thursday-Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 3pm-11pm and Brunch, Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm.

What is your favorite sound or noise in Houston? Birds singing in the morning.

What is your favorite smell or taste in Houston? My mom's cooking.

What drink best reflects Houston? A tequila shot.

Tequila is a liquor made from the aguave plant. A tequila shot is usually served with salt and a slice of lime: lick the salt before the shot, “shoot” the tequila and then bite the lime wedge.

What song or type of music best reflects Houston? Lou Reed - Transformer - Perfect DayLou Reed, "Perfect Day."

If Heaven were Houston, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome! What do you feel like eating?

Chloe Dao: Houston, Texas • 6127 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas • Phone: 713-807-1565