You could say it’s good to be Alexis House right now. Ever since she opened her online boutique in January, life’s been a whirlwind. Her clothing has been featured on VH1 and BET, she’s currently providing styling for R&B singer Keyshia Cole’s tour and she has more than 3,800 followers on her instagram page.
All of that and she’s not even 30!
“I’m very humbled, blessed and happy, but it’s overwhelming because I didn’t know it was going to be this quick,” the 24-year-old said.
House officially celebrates the launch of her online store, Xe’La Boutique this Friday, 7-10 p.m. May 10 at artspace. The event will be hosted by BET.com personality Breon Robinson, whose worn Xe’La Boutique fashion on the popular network. The launch party also will include a fashion show featuring styles you can expect to find in her store, which House describes as urban, sophisticated and everything in between.
Plus, there will be a fashion showcase by designer Jerri Reid ,as well as up-and-coming designers.
House said she began styling in 2007 while living in Houston, first styling men and then women, before returning home to Shreveport. A year and half later, after working jobs in advertising, she decided to start her own boutique. The name Xe’La is a play on her nickname, Alex.
House carefully selects every item in her boutique from a mix of designers and wholesalers, ensuring that it meets the standard her customers have come to expect, but for her high fashion doesn’t have to mean high prices. “I’m a single mom, so I understand… That’s why the clothes I offer are affordable,” she said.
Admission to the launch party is $10 in advance, $20 at the door at artspace, 710 Texas St. in Shreveport. Attire is after five dress. Follow Xe’La Boutique on Instagram: @xelaboutique.