Austin is already full of a fabulous and diverse selection of vintage boutiques, but, having one more couldn't hurt, right? Frock On Vintage is the newest addition to Austin's vintage scene and they are kicking things off with an awesome Grand Opening party this Saturday. One of the great things about Frock On is that they will have both womens and mens clothes in one store. I can't wait to check out their selection!
The costumes made by local designers for Dreaming In Color were impressive and entertaining, but some of the costumes worn by people in the crowd were just as cool! An event that once again proves how creative Austinites really are.
If you were wanting to see a typical fashion show, then you probably were disappointed with what took place last night at Dreaming In Color. Local designers brought glitz and fabulosity to ND at 501 Studios with their Vitamin Water inspired costumes. Instead of models working a runway, dancers and performers owned the stage by entertaining the crowd with sultry dance moves, tricks, and even some stripper pole acrobatics. While all the costumes and performances were bubbling with creativity, the $1,000 Vitamin Water prize was awarded to Angeliska Polacheck who designed a costume seemingly inspired by a Lisa Frank themed birthday party on drugs. While I thought that some of the other costumes were more interesting fashion wise, this night proved that you just cannot beat a unicorn on a stripper pole.
If you didn't go to Gagarazzi last weekend then you missed out on a great event and a great excuse to get decked out in a ridiculous and flamboyant costume. Luckily, this weekend provides another great excuse for fabulous camp!
The Empire State Building or even the Statue of Liberty did not make it onto the list of things I wanted to see when I visited New York a couple of years ago. What did make it onto the list was a fabric store called Mood. If you've ever watched Project Runway then you are familiar with this heavily stocked fabric store that the contestants flock to each week and hunt down fabric for their fashion design challenge. If you have ever attempted to design clothing in Austin, then you are fully aware that Austin does not have a Mood or any fabric store of this caliber.
There is no doubt that Austin's fashion scene would be different if a fabric store with a big and versatile collection was right here in town. Stores like Joann's may get the job done for arts and crafters, but for serious designers wanting to make a fashion line, they just don't cut it.
April Kling a.k.a. the Fabricker just might be the gal to end the fabric drought in Austin as she continues to shop for fabric all over the world. April plans on opening a fabric store that she says will be the optimal place for clothing designers in Austin to get their fabric.
Although I was mildly disappointed to not see a boat or a birdcage on top of anyone's head, the Shear Style Hair Show last week was a fun and interesting show nonetheless. While Ron King Salon showed off some stellar everyday type of hair styles, it was the high fashion looks from Propaganda Hair Group that stole the show.
Are y'all ready for a new fall wardrobe? Let's all pretend that it will get cooler soon and do some shopping because this Saturday and Sunday is the first ever Vintage Gamporium. Founded by Masha Harmeier Co-owner of Feathers Boutique and Angie Ferrer Domecq Owner of Angelica DeBiase online boutique, Vintage Glamporium lets you shop vintage clothing from some of the best vintage retailers in Austin (including Feathers and Laced with Romance) PLUS vintage retailers from Dallas, Waco, and even Tulsa all in ONE place. Happy vintage shopping!
Men's fashion shows are few and far between in Austin, so I was pleasantly surprised that one of 3 fashion shows of Tribeza Style Week was the all men's Rock and Runway Show. The venue of the American Legion house combined with the abnormal amount of men at a fashion event made me feel like I was back in college hanging out at a frat house. But luckily the fashions provided by By George, Allens Boots, and Service Menswear were not reminiscent of frat boy style. I thought Service Menswear had a great collection at this show and provided the most variety of style with their looks which included some particularly cute nerdy chic outfits with a vintage vibe. UT Fashion Show winner, Colton Gerard, showed off his impressive toggle coats once again which were responsible for his Best Collection win earlier this year. And By George brought the most sophisticated looks to the show making the models look put together and dapper.
Austin's monsters put their paws up and wore their best Gaga inspired outfits all in the support of Equality Texas last night. Austin's first ever Gagarazzi was a glittery gaga-licious night full of creativity, debauchery, and those in favor of equality for all.
Check out the awesome costumes that showed up at The Highball for Gagarazzi: