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There's another "F" associated with Fun Fun Fun Fest and it definitely stands for FASHION. Over the last few years this music fest which also includes skateboarding, wrestling matches, standup comedy, an air sex competition, and even a taco cannon, has become my favorite fest to snap photos of. Fun Fun Fun Fest is definitely smaller than ACL, but this is what makes this fest more doable and enjoyable in my opinion.  The eclectic nature of this fest also brings out a really cool crowd of attendees and performers who really understand how to dress for fests. One of my favorite trends of FFFFest is always buttons. People love to show off their support for bands, their favorite record shop, or simply their love of tacos by wearing pins on their jacket. This year I passed out my own Keep Austin Stylish buttons to anyone I snapped a photo of (I also gave one out to a boy who I just thought was really cute...shhh.)  Another style piece one sees a lot of at FFFFest because it is a classic rock n'roll staple, is the black motorcyle jacket.  Some additions to the fashion that I saw this year were more sequins and sparkle, more interesting statement sunnies, and plenty of denim jackets. Here are some of my favorite styles that I saw this past weekend at Fun Fun Fun Fest.  What do you think of the fashion? Is FFFFest the best fest for street style?... Continued
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in my #StylishatACL GIVEAWAY courtesy of AT&T U-Verse GigaPower! It was truthfully very exciting and fun to do this type of interactive giveaway and see everyone's responses. I had so much fun this weekend and it was in big part thanks to y'all who follow and support this blog! Scroll down to the end of my recap and photos to find out if you are the WINNER of 2 tickets to the next weekend of ACL!... Continued
My freshman year of college I got stuck with a roommate who had a framed photo of herself.  When I saw that photo go up on the shelf I knew the dorm mothers hadn't even bothered to try and match us up with people we would get along with. Of course, this was right before the explosion of Facebook, before Twitter, before Instagram, and before the word "selfie" was in the dictionary.  Now years later here I am posting photos of myself on my blog wearing a button of my own face. Continued
Let's be honest, Austin does not have the best reputation when it comes to fashion.  So what is to be expected about an event which is centered around a topic that its city is specifically not praised for?  It should come as no surprise that Austin Fashion Week has had its ups and downs, and weird moments.  Remember when Tiffany (yes the 80s pop star) sang at the Austin Fashion Week Kick Off a few years ago? Remember when the runway shows took place at La Zona Rosa and it rained through the leaky ceiling onto the runway?  And, frankly the results of the Mash Up Team photo competition this year left me a little confused as the majority of the photos looked like they shared some sort of weird "fairytale princess" theme.  Sometimes Austin Fashion Week feels kinda like your awkward kid sister who's still growing up and trying to figure out who she is and where she belongs, and at times I just want to allow her to spend a day with my friend Virginia and let her smoke weed and listen to Bongzilla. Regardless of the questionable aspects of Austin Fashion Week, at the center of it all is a group of creative individuals who are trying to make something of the fashion scene in Austin.  Whether or not Austin Fashion Week is helping to shape the public opinion of the fashion scene in Austin in a positive way is debatable.  But regardless of your opinions of the event, the fact that anyone is talking about the fashion scene in Austin at all is a really good thing for the growing community of us in this town who have decided to make fashion a part of our lives. Here's why I'm excited about Austin Fashion Week this time around: Continued