October is breast cancer awareness month and throughout the month Austin has hosted many great events to help bring awareness and help raise money for the cause.
On October 22, Saks Fifth Avenue hosted an intimate gathering and featured many inspirational women to model the latest in designer trends for fall. The models for the night’s fashion show were all breast cancer survivors. The fashions they wore were inspired by their own personalities and as each woman strutted down the runway her story was shared with the crowd. Some have a recent diagnosis and other have been cancer free for many years. These women have so much in courage! Amazing!!
Here’s some shots from the show. The event benefited the Komen Austin Chapter.
Luxe PR and Promotions teamed up with The Belmont Austin to produce Fashion Rocks The Belmont during ACL weekend. The fashion show featured the talents of local fashion designers and retailers. It also highlighted the Ross Bennett Collection “little pink dress” campaign.
Bon La Vu kicked off the launch of their innovative new website with a rockin’ Fashion Show at Lanai Sunday night. The night started with a red carpet entrance, and guests were lead upstairs to the Lanai rooftop for cocktails and mingling before the show started at 9pm. The event had a great turn out, and hopefully indicative of the site’s future success.
The idea for the Bon La Vu website was created by owner Casey Grooms. His new take of online boutique shopping was conceptualized from his experiences in traveling and inability to access some of his favorite local designers from overseas when he got back into the states. Bon La Vu offers one completely styled outfit per day, created and put together by local Austin designers, boutiques, and Bon La Vu stylists. Customers will be able to purchase the complete outfit or individual items.
The fashion show Sunday night showcased numerous contemporary looks from local designers such as Adrian Amiro, Ross Bennett, Dina Chavez, Amanda Fay, Malissa Long, and Carlene O’ Hagen, and outfits created by Bon La Vu stylists. My favorite part of the show was the various versions of the “little black dress”, emphasizing the importance of styling.
www.BonLaVu.com launched on Monday, October 18th; best of luck to Casey and his team!
Bon La Vu Fashion Show to Celebrate Launch of www.BonLaVu.com
One of Austin’s newest fashion retailers will celebrate their Grand Opening this Friday afternoon. Evie Evan, a make-up and skin care boutique will also launch their new fall color collection.
I got a sneak peak at the collection and get ready for some rich and bold make up colors for fall. Michelle Perez told me that chocolate hues are all the rage and be sure not to do pair a dark eye shadow color with a dark lip, pick one or the other for the latest trend in make up.
Owners Michelle Perez and Ivonne Ruggles have been busy since the store opened their doors this summer. They have been the makeup artist team for many of the local fashion shows, i.e. the Fashion Evolution show at the Driskill Hotel and Austin Fashion Week events.
The ladies will be on hand at the opening to book appointments for special in-store events or one-on-one consultations for their top of the line skin care. To see more about their store, click here.
The boutique is located at 504 Congress between 5th and 6th.
While teeny tiny models graced the runways of September’s New York Fashion Week all over the city, one fashion show made a statement loud and clear – it’s time for plus-size models to be a part of the glamour and excitement normally reserved for women who by normal standards, aren’t exactly the norm.
An online boutique for full-figured women held the first ever plus-size fashion show to promote their web site, OneStopPlus.com, during New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The web site sells women’s clothing, lingerie, wide-width shoes and accessories for sizes 12 to 44.
Celebrities in attendance were Nikki Blonsky of Hairspray, Kaycee Stroh of High School Musical, Precious star Gabourey Sidibe, Whitney Thompson from America’s Next Top Model, Caroline Manzo of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, AJ Buckley from Supernatural, model Emme, celebrity stylist Phillip Block, and Richard Schiff of the West Wing.
How would you like to have one place where you can find all the beauty services you need, manage all the beauty services you use, and get a discount on all those services at the same time? Well, guess what? That day is here. Introducing…Vanity Rocks!
The Vanity Rocks Network launches today in Austin and provides online management tools for members to choose beauty services, book appointments, and save money on the services they use. Vanity Rocks has partnered with many of the top Austin spas and salons to provide their services to Vanity Rock members for a discounted price.
Vanity Rocks Offers Simplicity, Convenience, and Cost Savings for All Your Beauty Services
Personal Calendar and Tools to Manage
As a member of Vanity Rocks, you’ll have your own online management area where you can manage your own appointment calendar, set up text message reminders for your appointments, find reviews of spas and salons and even browse and save businesses you’re interested in using to your favorites. Plus you’ll receive your beauty services for 20% off or more.
Search & Book All Your Salon and Spa
This new service is a win win for businesses in the beauty industry. By partnering with Vanity Rocks, spas and salons have an easy way to promote their business to their targeted audience and get exposure to a wealth of new potential customers.
Members of Vanity Rocks also benefit by getting access to great deals from Austin’s best spas and salons while have a fun and engaging way of trying new services and managing their monthly beauty routines.
Access to Austin’s Top Salon and Spa Services at Discounted Prices
Matt Hawkins, Director of Marketing & Business Development for the Vanity Rocks Network, says “The response from Austin as been extremely positive. The spas and salons are trying to attract quality customers and are very intrigued and excited about this opportunity.” Austin is the first city to debut this new service, plans are underway to roll the service out to other cities.
Vanity Rock’s members pay one monthly fee and choose from services such as haircuts and color, waxing, manicures, pedicures, lashes, massage, facials, peels, body treatments, and spray tan.
Whether you’re a high maintenance diva or low maintenance gal, there is a membership plan perfect for your budget. Check out Vanity Rock’s web site and browse the growing list of Austin salon and spa partners then try their cool tools to keep you beautiful! What could be more fun?!
The high heel dash has a mission to encourage young women and men to know and understand the risks of breast cancer and empower them to prevent the disease by utilizing overall Breast Self-Awareness through early detection, screening methods and education.
This is really going to date my fashion existence in this town, but I remember the very first Tribeza Magazine Style Week fashion show. If my memory serves me correctly, it was at the newly opened Nordstrom at Barton Creek Square and the show was a rather casual event. Fast-forward six more years and wow have things changed!
The final show to wrap up Tribeza Style Week was a nice mix of several boutiques with styles that ranged from casual to red carpet.
Featured stores included, Julian Gold, Estilo, Saks Fifth Avenue, Eliza Page, The Garden Room, Underwear, Adelante, MISSBEHAVE & Peton’s Place, Service Menswear, c. jane, Valentines Too. Prior to the fashion show, attendees had a chance to review some the previous University of Texas graduating senior design students’ creations.
The backdrop for the show was the Bob Bullock State History Museum which gave the event a classic but grand feel as the models walked the runway on a disco white floor. Fitting for many of the 70′s looking clothing. Great job everyone!
Hair by Jose Luis Salon and production by Caplan Miller Events.
Thank you to Fashionably Austin photographer for the night Maurice Barnett.
One of the comments I heard while at Fashion Week was, “there are sure a lot of people from Austin here”. That made me smile and felt very proud to help spread the word that Austin is a great place to live and is experiencing a growing fashion scene.
I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the Chelsea Piers for the VPL show by designer Victoria Bartlett. Why? I was introduced to one of Victoria’s accessory designers Brian Crumley…from Austin. How fun to get to know Brian a little bit better while in New York AND get to see Austin’s own Melissa d’Atillio of Fly Productions in action as Victoria’s production company. Brian combined efforts for the jewelry collection with Austin glass artist Nicholas Dertien, MFA, Rhode Island School of Design.
As I was shooting the backstage fun, another Austinite and photographer Ashley Andreano arrived to help with the stills and then I started to document the show.
Get Fashionably Connected with Brian and learn more about his artful jewelry and the inspiration for Victoria’s Spring 2011 collection for VPL.