Monday, October 12, 2009

why a blog about austin fashion?

There is no denying that Austin is a unique and eccentric city. "Keep Austin Weird" is our slogan, and a lot of people here are doing their part by what they choose to wear. In Austin, pretty much anything goes. One of the things that people love about the fashion of this city is that you can never be too under-dressed for anything here. I can't keep track of how many times I have thought to myself "do i need to dress up more? Oh wait, it's Austin." It's our casual coolness that keeps our city laid back and our fashion funky. I was the maid of honor at my sister's wedding in September and at the reception I kicked off my heels and threw on my cowboy seemed appropriate since it was at the Driskill Hotel and I was staying at the Cattle Baron Suite. I think the juxtaposition of a nice dress with worn out boots exemplifies the style in this town. It's also one of my favorite things to do with an outfit. Mix and match new and old; couture and thrift. So why am I creating a blog about the fashion in this town? For one, because I love fashion and I love observing people's style. And secondly, there are so many stores in this town that it can be overwhelming to try and keep up with where to go to buy what. So I am here to help y'all with that. So I hope you come back to my blog because I will have more detailed posts soon. And most importantly I hope you have fun keepin austin stylish.

I must also mention that it has been reported that Leslie Cochran is in critical condition at Brackenridge Hospital and may be in a vegetative state due to head trauma. He is one of the most famous Austinites winning the fight to Keep Austin Weird and his wacky fashion choices that included leopard thongs and high heels made him an Austin style icon. Leslie as we know him might be gone forever and if so, he will truly be missed.


Guy said...

will this be mostly female fashion?

joanna said...

Primarily for now, yes. Female fashion is the priority. But you might see some guy fashions in the "what we're wearing" articles that I will start posting each week. I will go around town and pick one outstanding stylish austinite and photograph them and tell you where each item of clothing came from.

Liz said...

Fancy dresses + cowboy boots = authentic and chic. It looked great in Jenny's wedding album photos!

Keep the SXSW fashion trends coming!