Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Outfit: Stubborn

"I'm so over taking photos of my outfits for my blog."  I literally said this out loud at a fashion blogger bash earlier this evening.  However, after all the talk about how difficult it is to take style photos of yourself, I got home and the first thing I did was take style photos of myself.  I guess I'm not over it after all...or, it could just be my stubborn attitude and desire to prove I can do something everyone (including myself) says is difficult. 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Style Watch: Fascinator Friday

What: Fascinator Friday

When: Friday July, 22

Where: Studio Downtown

Thanks to Austin milliner Laura Del Villaggio, you don't need to time travel in order to sport a fancy fascinator on your purty little head.  Laura's collection of handmade hats, millistarr, were previously housed in the Austin designer co-op Cypress Vanguard, but, millistarr has now moved next door into Studio Downtown along with makeup artist FaceKandy as well as Simmang Design jewelry.

Last Friday I went to check out Studio Downtown for Fascinator Friday which is a millistarr hosted event that will be happening monthly.  So get out your feathers, crinoline, lace, and frills gals.

Check out all the fascinating fascinators everyone was wearing on Friday:

Laura del Vellaggio of millistarr

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SALE: Dog & Pony

Dog & Pony has become one of my favorite local boutiques and they are currently having a Summer Sale! Up to 80% off selected merchandise.  Go get it girls.

keep austin stylish

Monday, July 11, 2011

Recap: Anime/Cosplay/Steampunk Fashion Show

Whips, chains, goggles, antlers, fairy wings, assless chaps.  Those were just some of the things you could have seen at the Anime/Cosplay/Steampunk Fashion Show on Sunday night.  This show was a fun creative opportunity for local designers to present more "out there" costume designs versus wearable street wear. Although, I'm sure a lot of these Austinites wouldn't be afraid to walk down the street in these looks.  Someone's gotta keep Austin weird, right?

The highlight of this fashion show (besides myself being flogged by my friend Jeremiah) was when one of the models/ballet performers walked the "runway" entirely en pointe.  Check out my photo of her ballet strut below.  It was a crazy thing to witness.

Looks for this show created by: Jinxedaposed Clothing,  Iron Workz,  Jennifer Hearts Art,  LaLa Designs,  Gutterbound Clothing,  and Karma's Fun Fashions.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Upcoming Event: TIKKR Karaoke Happy Hour

Who owns a TIKKR??  Tomorrow night locally based watch company, TIKKR, is having a special Karaoke Happy Hour at Chinatown downtown.  This event is open to everyone but only those who come wearing a TIKKR will be able to partake in the TIKKR drink specials which include:
-the first 50 beers free
-after that, $1 beers

I'll be there with my TIKKR on most likely singing "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen.  I'll also be participating in the Karaoke Roulette!  Hope to see you there.

  • TIKKR Karaoke Happy Hour
  • first 50 beers free for those wearing a TIKKR
  • after the first 50 free beers, $1 beers for those wearing a TIKKR

  • Thursday, July 7
  • 6 - 9pm

keep austin stylish

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vintage Vivant

There's just something about pin curling your hair and wearing a floor length gown that gets you feeling like a glamorous gal.  Vintage Vivant is a monthly one night event described as a "night for glamorous anarchists to dance, drink, and delight at a bevy of 1920s and 30s themed entertainment."  As I sat at the Swan Dive in my vintage dress from Blue Velvet munching on some "grapes of wrath" I wondered why I had never attended this event before.  

Vintage Vivant is the perfect opportunity to play dress up.  And seeing as I like to play dress up almost every day, this party seemed like something I would have gone to a long time ago.  The Great Depression themed party a few weekends ago was my first Vintage Vivant experience, but it definitely won't be my last.  This event is held once a month with a different theme, and I am already anticipating the next one!

Check out my photos from the event: