The sun is slowly setting after another notoriously sticky Houston evening, I arrive at the Verizon Destination Boutique settled on the busy Post Oak Blvd in the heart of the Galleria area. I have a tingling in the pit of my stomach, as I make my way into the venue I find myself trying to settle my nerves because tonight I am co-hosting The VZTechXStyle Night Out with Ashely Dunn. We are celebrating the holy matrimony between technology and fashion with the ultra chic Moto Z, boasting Motorola’s latest interchangeable Modular device. So why am I so unsettled? Well that is easy to answer, I am speaking to a large group of people tonight and yes at the age of 27 I still get butterflies. I am just as excited about this in the same breath, being able to speak about how tech has impacted my journey and navigation of the fashion world is how I am here at this point.
As I make my way into the building, I'mwarmly greeted and immediately overwhelmed visually by the store’s impeccable aesthetic expecting nothing less from a Verizon Destination location. The store is the perfect blend of tech and experiential in this luxurious retail space. I was a bit alarmed as I didn't see an area set up for the event, and none of my guests were here. I started to panic and those fifteen seconds feel like an eternity, until my attention was called upon by a team member addressing me by name. She informed me that the meeting was upstairs on the second floor and guests were anticipating my arrival, ahh my relief at the moment was too real.
Up stairs was just as impeccable and if felt so good seeing some familiar faces as well as some new ones. I really love how both the fashion and tech communities have grown in Houston recently. I was elated to see the support of my peers show up on Verizon’s, Motorola’s, and my behalf. After a little mingling and light bites it was show time, the stage was set nicely for our special guest of the night, the Moto Z. Seeing the wonderful tech capabilities of its multi-mod design, I am literally obsessed with it. As an Apple user I lust over the idea of technology that is innovative and not just something that has been normal standard for almost a decade. It pains me to say thatI have been sorely disappointed in Apple’s lack of expansion on technologic advances to its users.
A few details about Moto Z Droid and Moto Mods:
The Moto Z Droid is a brand new smartphone exclusive to Verizon, it is part of the Motorola family and it’s the thinnest smartphone on the market today. For you guys that tweet, text, stream, and post all day, it has extended battery life and is water resistant. Those are the cool basics but, what really puts the Moto Z in a lane of its own is the accompanying “Moto Mods.” The Moto Mods are kind of like Transformers that bring out various special features you clip onto the smartphone via magnets. The Mods turn the phone into some thing more than a smartphone, sorry Apple. Brands like JBL, Tumi, and Kate Spade, have developed some interesting Mods that enhance battery life and can convert your phone into a killer speaker. All and all I would say that Motorola and Verizon are on to something spectacular.
The night ended on a high note as I explained my rise in the fashion industry due to technology in the the last few years allowing my experiences to be shared to you, my followers and supporters. After all you guys are one of the reasons that I get out of bed every morning and continue moving forward. Fashion is my passion and my tech sets the stage in the digital world. I hope to see you at my next event, I look forward to meeting you. For information on the Moto Z Click Here
All photos and Video were shot by Grant/SCKNOWS