Houston—December 31, 2012—When Jim Mousner founded Origin in the summer of 1997, Y2K was the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenario. So there was no way a little something like a prediction of the end of time would get in the way of this celebration.

Origin commemorated our Quinceañera with a high-fashion photo shoot and poster celebrating growth, beauty and survival. And then we woke up the next day, world intact, and got back to business.