Tag: austin style

A few summers ago there was one weekend that I was really adamant on getting some authentic street style shots. It was late May and at that time already deathly hot. I had no desire to walk up and down the streets in the sunny heat, so I had the brilliant idea to just get… Continued
When it comes to Austin music festivals, Austin Psych Fest is still considered to be one of the smaller ones. But this year marked its 8 year run and drew in the biggest crowd the fest has seen yet.  Despite the muddy conditions and sticky humidity caused by rain, the weekend was still beautiful and so were the attendees.  Austin Psych Fest has always brought out a specific fashion sense; one that is directly reflected in the music and the entire vibe of the festival. 1960s and 1970s psych rock influences can be found in everything from round frame circle sunglasses, fringe, lace, and colorful kimonos.  These are things that seem pretty typical for music festival fashion, but at Psych Fest this style is taken to another level, and the fashion looks much more authentic than what you might find at other more mainstream fests.  The people who attend Psych Fest, including the artists, are very much into creating looks that are a nod to the past and unique for today. This year though, the fest became a little less about pscyh rock as the Flaming Lips headlined the lineup and the fest was referred to as "Levitation." I think this slight change in the music could be seen in the fashion choices as there were more trendy looks on display.  Overall though, vintage fashion is always king at Austin Psych Fest, and I think this is one of the reasons why the style is always so killer at this music fest and why it is one of my favorites to photograph. Continued
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
I don't know what was going on Saturday but I swear there was some sort of glitch in Austin's space time continuum.  The day flew by so quickly that all of a sudden it was almost 8:00 and I hadn't even picked out an outfit to wear to the Freakout yet. I quickly threw on my Bart Simpson t-shirt (that I found on Ebay 10 years ago and hadn't worn in about 3) and some sequins, summoned my Lyft driver, and was out the door.  It was probably best that I didn't have much time to spend on deciding what to wear.  I felt comfy and confident the whole night as I was much more focused on the show and on having fun.  I was feeling the Fashion Freakout good vibes. Doors opened at 7 pm last Saturday night at Hotel Vegas for, after an almost 3 year hiatus, Fashion Freakout's return and 6th edition.  I wasn't the only one affected by the spacetime continuum issue that was happening Saturday night, because although the show was scheduled to start at 9, Hotel Vegas wasn't fully packed til around 9:30. And it was of course just about this time when suddenly time slowed back down to its regular speed, causing a major build in anticipation. Continued