Name: Alana Madill
Occupation: Wardrobe Stylist
Spotted at: South Congress
Wearing: vintage Christian Dior swimsuit, Habitual shorts, vintage jewelry, American Apparel bag
keep austin stylish
Name: Jonathan Coker
Wearing: Wrangler top, vintage jacket, Topman
Found at: La Zona Rosa
If there’s one thing Austinites know how to dress for, it’s music festivals. In fact, while out of towners take time planning their “festival attire”, Austinites have it easy because we maintain closets full of festival appropriate garb year round. But if there’s one music festival that might take more time getting dressed for, it’s Austin Psych Fest. While Psych Fest is certainly one of the chillest music festivals you will attend, it’s also one of the most fashionable. The music undoubtedly influences what attendees wear, and the style of the 60′s and 70s plays a big role in helping produce a visual aesthetic that matches the psychedelic rock vibe of the festival.
This year Austin Psych Fest was bigger than ever being held at Carson Creek Ranch which provided a beautiful backdrop for the laid back fest, and even allowed fest-goers to camp out in tents for the weekend. Trends at Psych Fest this year included bell bottoms, round frame sunglasses, wide brim hats, and lace up boots. Some Psych Fest-goers looked like they stepped right out of a 1969 photograph, while others kept things more modern by mixing in more current pieces to their look. But if you chose to wear bright colors to the festival, you definitely stood out because black was the most popular color of the weekend.
A part of my liver might have died, my hearing got a little worse, and I’m now limping thanks to some sort of weird knot in my left foot. Like being cooped up inside a Las Vegas casino or a vacation cruise ship, I lost all sense of time while riding the wave of SXSW but fully embraced the shenanigans. But besides being the best time in Austin to experience free drinks, free music, free tacos, and free headaches, SX is also the best time to snap street style photos in Austin. People flock from around the globe to experience the madness, and with them bring a cornucopia of styles for us to feast our eyes upon.
This year was all about stand out accessories such as interesting head wraps, bold jewelry, statement sunglasses, cammo prints, and sneakers. 2013 brought out more of an urban street-wear vibe as opposed to the bohemian festival-wear vibe that has been popular in years past. This change can perhaps be attributed to the inclusion of a lot more hip hop and rap acts to the festival this year, as well as the growing national trend towards urban wear. Check out all the stylish people who caught my eye during SXSW this past week!…
Jenny Woys, Austin TX
Bring out the stylish young creatives in Austin and put them all under one roof for the night. That’s what a Bleach party always does, and last night was no exception. This month’s “Rose Water” issue will no doubt get you ready for Spring colors (and possibly wanting to wear a floral crown), but last night was still all about winter black. Black and leather were definitely the predominant trends of the night. Kudos to Shari Gerstenberger of Charm School Vintage for throwing a bright red leather outfit into the sea of black. Not everyone can pull of a red leather crop top with matching skirt, but she did it oh so well.
The last big Austin fashion event of 2012 involved one of Austin’s favorite local designers, Dawn Younger-Smith of Boudoir Queen teamed up with one of Austin’s favorite new boutiques, Wanderlust Boutique (possibly to soon be renamed Golden Bones?). Dawn’s line, Boudoir Queen, is now being sold exclusively at the boutique, giving Austinites even more reason to shop at this unique store on West Koenig.
Stylish lovers of Boudoir Queen came out on Friday night to celebrate the collaboration and everyone added their own unique look to the fashionable crowd. One of my favorites was the always stylish Jenny Woys who looked like a cross between a My Little Pony and and a baby doll wearing one of Dawn’s unique designs. The little girl in me wanted to put her in my pocket and take her home with me, but I resisted. I also had to resist walking off with one of Boudoir Queen’s magical headpieces. My wardrobe is seriously lacking some good plumage right now.
New Year’s Eve is almost here which means 1) you better have some sparkly shit in your closet or else you are screwed, and 2) it’s time to make lists recapping the popular stuff that happened in 2012! Looking back at all my street style photos from the past year really confirms my opinion that Austin does in fact care about fashion and style. It’s cool to have a visual diary of the trends of the past year and I can’t wait to take more photos of next year’s fashion. I have a feeling 2013 is gonna be a good year, so let’s say goodbye to 2012 properly by recapping the most popular fashion trends of the year, shall we?…
He’s the co-owner of Mercury Design Studio and Stag, operations manager for Bunkhouse Management, and was featured as one of Tribeza magazine’s Style Icons of 2012. Bobby Johns celebrated his 40th birthday at Beauty Ballroom this past weekend and came decked out in none other than a custom made suit in a dashiki printed fabric picked out by the eclectic man himself. In case you are also wanting a custom made suit (in dashiki print fabric of course because everyone wants one of those), Dandy’s Gentleman store was responsible for the amazing getup.
Not knowing Bobby personally, and after reviewing the party invite, I had absolutely no idea what I was supposed to wear to this party so I defaulted to sequins of course. Turns out it would have been almost impossible for me to have picked a wrong outfit for this event which featured a David Bowie cover band (Super Creeps) and a gake (that’s word for gay cake) amongst other entertainment. Although, I am pretty sad I left my custom made dashiki print corset and tutu at home because those would have been perfect for this event. Ah well, next time!
It was one of the first cooler nights in Austin, and everyone went all out and embraced the temperature by busting out their fur coats and luxurious winter wear. It might not have actually been that cold and a fur coat might not have actually been that necessary, but who cares? Us fashion minded Austinites are sick of practicality ruling our wardrobes, and the crowd that turned up at Justine’s to see Gail Chovan’s newest collection on Tuesday night was definitely a stylish bunch. Some trends that ruled the fashionable night included fur coats and fur accents, black black black, and sheer and lace.