I don't know if y'all noticed, but, last Thursday my Events page was filled with a row of back to back fashion events. I did a little party hopping and already buzzed from my Stella Says Go birthday party drink, I made my way to the Strut 512 event which was raising money for Spirit Reins. Spirit Reins is an awesome organization that uses horses to help emotionally or behaviorally challenged children.
By now I have totally gotten this whole Austin fashion show thing down. I know that if I get to a show much later than when it is supposed to start I won't miss anything. This is because Austin fashion shows are almost always horribly uncoordinated and never start on time. Therefore, I wasn't as much concerned about when the fashion show would start as I was concerned about how much tequila my margarita had in it. After convincing the bartender to put an extra shot in my drink, I think I would have enjoyed this fashion show no matter what the fashion looked like.
After my bathroom break I naturally made my way to the bar again to get another drink, because, why wouldn't I need a drink while I'm shooting runway photos? By the time the show started I think I was pretty drunk so it definitely might have been the tequila talking but, I actually enjoyed this fashion show. I especially liked seeing the artsy "Project Runway grocery store challenge" type repurposed designs from San Antonio designer John Castro of Kastro Kills. That last gold dress was like if Princess Leia in the gold bikini had a love child with C-3PO.
Check out my photos from the show:
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