My El Paso friends - I have a lot of them. I'm actually convinced that the most creative Texans are from El Paso - introduced me to their childhood friend Karla Martinez several years ago.
At the time Karla was an editor at T Magazine, The New York Times and she was sweet enough to take me around during one of my first fashion weeks in New York.
Martinez is now the fashion market and accessories director at W and earlier this year she debuted Piamita, a small line of clothing she designs with her dear friend Cecilia de Sola.
The minute that I saw the lookbook I flipped out and told Jackie Bolin at VOD that I wanted everything. VOD is the exclusive retailer for Piamita in Dallas and come November 19 when the first collection of Piamita resort hits VOD, I can finally get my hands on all of this lounge-y wear.
It's so chic, no? Leave it to Karla to hit it out of the ballpark with her first go at a clothing line.