It's no secret: This California girl finds living in Texas tough. I miss my ocean breeze, toes in the sand, mid-70's and sunny with no humidity state, and the lifestyle it enabled. But, G and I have moved quite a bit, and will probably move several more times before all's said and done, so I've learned that I may not love where I live, but I can love the life I have there.

One of the things that I thrived on in San Francisco were the fashion events that happened regularly all across the city - something that I have been feeling starved for in H-town. But then, last October, Fashion X came to the Bayou City and every inch of this fashion-loving Californian was satisfied. I couldn't be more thrilled that they're back for their second annual event this year, and was privileged to have the opportunity to interview the founder of Fashion X, Matt Swinney.

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A: Hi Matt! Thanks for taking the time to talk with me. I absolutely loved Fashion X Houston last year, and am thrilled to attend your second annual event. Can you share with myself and my readers what inspired you to start Fashion X?