The perfect pair of shoes will complete practically every outfit. Austin business RUMEE offers beautiful embroidered shoes that will take you from day to night. But there’s more to this company than what meets the pavement.[Read more…]
Most of Austin recognizes the name, Kendra Scott. She started her jewelry empire out of a spare bedroom in Austin, growing it into a billion dollar company.
The story of the founder and her company has inspired female entrepreneurs and fashion lovers alike. If you already adore the jewelry, but have never read the story, then prepare to experience a higher level of appreciation.
From storefront, to pop-up shops, to online boutiques, Austin’s empowering fashionista entrepreneurs will help you find looks with flare, drenched in confidence. These industry experts present a message of self-love and unique designs, for coffee hour and happy hour.
When you live in a city as authentic as Austin, you seek fashion influences to match. Check out these incredible leading ladies and shop local.
Several years ago, I told myself that if I couldn’t get involved with New York Fashion Week, then I was going to find something local. I didn’t know what to expect when I started looking for fashion events in the Austin area, but I knew I’d find something. It’s Austin. We have a little bit of everything.
Imagine how ecstatic I was when I found out Austin doesn’t just have one-off fashion events. We have our own fashion week. I signed up to volunteer faster than a hot knife cuts through butter. I found out Austin Fashion Week is produced by a local company called Fashion X, and fell in love with the company’s mission to promote local designers, partnership with local nonprofits, and wonderful staff. [Read more…]
One of my favorite things about Austin is the atmosphere of collaboration. There’s a professional organization for practically every industry. So when you need people to network with and learn from, your tribe isn’t far away.
Austin Fashion Initiative is a relatively recent addition to the Austin scene. The organization is bringing members of the fashion community together in order to provide new connections, valuable knowledge, and seeds of inspiration for growth.
Nobody can deny Austin is a place where creativity and entrepreneurism thrive–often hand in hand. So it’s no surprise there are a number of local jewelry designers who are rocking it, creating collections that could take your breath away.
From Nina Berenato to Vinca to Kendra Scott, there’s something to fit every style. Next time you’re searching for just the right piece for yourself or a loved one, shop local by checking out these Austin jewelry designers and their work. [Read more…]
For busy women, online shopping is a method of survival. Between work, side hustles, and maintaining some semblance of a social life, there’s no room for browsing racks and trying on clothes at a store. Parcel22 takes online shopping a step further, through its clothing subscription service that allow you to switch up your closet while reducing textile waste in landfills. [Read more…]
Your Feet Will Thank You for Reading This
If you haven’t heard of Helm Boots, get ready to discover some of the best of what Austin style has to offer. The last time we checked in with our little slice of leather heaven, Joshua Bingaman and his team had proudly introduced a brand new, American-made line of boots.
We described how Joshua had been beating down the doors of the somewhat suspicious classic American shoe-making factories that produce monster-brand boots like Red Wing. Helm Boots wanted to bring their previous line, made in Istanbul, over to the U.S. to have more control and design freedom with their product.
The story of how Joshua managed to get his boot in the door (see what I did there?) of these factories is so classically Austin, you could eat it from a taco. [Read more…]
Guest article by Lisa Taylor
Fashion has left an indelible mark on our social conscience, whether we’re aware of it or not. If you were alive in the 80’s, you know what “Hammer” pants were and who they were associated with. Music and fashion have often melded into a unique expression of the artist, but it’s not just music that has brought fashion into our social stream of awareness.
Not surprisingly, fashion made its way into politics as well. One of our most photographed First Ladies was Jacqueline Kennedy, known for her fabulous sense of style. From her sheath dresses to her statement scarves or pillbox hats, she was always turned out impeccably. The same was true of Texas’ own, Lady Bird Johnson. And on September 12th at the LBJ Library [Read more…]