Fancy Moments with Debbie Pakzaban
Houston is getting fancier by the day and its not just about the adults. While young fashionistas are sprouting, so are various kid friendly society events. Lord Fancy Pants was one such fabulous event hosted at the luxury retailer Tootsies. Fancy guests of all ages enjoyed drinks, delicious bites and sumptuous desserts at the launch of Debbie Pakzaban’s debut children’s book, Lord Fancy Pants. A portion of the proceeds benefited Texas Children’s Hospital.
Lord Fancy Pants tells the story of a boy who learns a lesson of a lifetime in an exciting tale of friendship and fun while celebrating the important message, ‘that we should never judge others by the clothes that they wear.’
More than 200 guests gathered for this playful champagne party party along with youngsters Ashley and Lexy Pakzaban. Michael Pearce served as the emcee for the event and guests enjoyed a dazzling, 5-foot-tall Lord Fancy Pants confection complete with Swarovski crystals created by Edible Moments.
Later Lights Camera Action had a chat with the author, Debbie Pakzaban about her inspiration and fancy moments. A literacy advocate, Pakzaban is passionate about the importance of reading in child development, instilling joy and humor to encourage the whole family to enjoy the reading experience.
What motivated you to write a children’s book and with such an interesting name?
I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. As any mother would, I took pleasure in dressing them up in elegant clothes as they were growing up. My daughters also reveled in this experience. From time to time I have wondered how my experience would have been different raising a boy. Among other things, I became aware that there is little support system and encouragement for little boys who would want to look dapper and “fancy.” I was inspired to write this story to fill that void and make dressing up acceptable and attractive to little boys. The book starts with this premise and goes on to teach other values such as humility, generosity, and the value of friendship.
What do you fancy about Houston?
I love its diversity and it is a very clean city. It is also a city with great success stories. My favorite spots are Brasserie 19, Artisan, Ibiza, and of course Torcy’s Tacos.
Do you take fancy in fashion?
Fashion to me is not that important but I love beautiful clothes, my joy is in dressing my children. Black is my best friend and Ben and Jerry and elastic waist pants are my favorite designers (she laughs).
Clearly Debbie has a great sense of humor and intelligence. The book is sold on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Big Blue Whale Toy Store on 19th street, for more details visit www.lordfancypants.com.