In 2009, I was selected to be featured as Austin's Emerging Designer in an annual charity fashion show. I had the amazing opportunity to present a ten-look collection alongside some of the locally famous designers and boutiques including Linda Asaf (who also hosted the event). I had to market my collection and the show on TV, radio, and in magazines and newspapers. I also had to cast my own models, create the playlist, and, of course, make all of the clothes in the show. It was one of the most amazing events of my life and it gave me a tiny taste of what it was like to run my own line.