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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
There are plenty of fashion shows in Austin (and dare I say a majority?) that are thrown together last minute, lacking good styling, or just simply sad.  But Fashion Freakout is not your typical Austin fashion show.  Fashion Freakout does what other fashion shows don't by capturing the youthful, fun, and stylish fashion scene happening in Austin with its playful models, creative styling of vintage clothing, and time and dedication put in by everyone behind the scenes.  Last night Fashion Freakout 5 lived up to the Fashion Freakout legacy by going above and beyond other shows I have seen in Austin.  Once again the Freakout proves that our town is full of creative people with an eye for fashion who can put on an entertaining show that draws a large lively crowd. This year Charm School Vintage, the newest store of the bunch, had a very memorable collection with its 1930s inspired show which gave nods to burlesque and old Hollywood glam.  Every Charm School Vintage outfit had a cinematic quality and brought its own character to the show which helped to tell the Charm School story.  The veterans of the group, Prototype Vintage Design, gave us a more modern take on vintage with a collection fit for a young urban partygoer.  The mixture of floral prints and pretty party dresses with spiked punk accessories and pops of neon color combined to make a stylish contradiction.  Buffalo Exchange's first half of the show simply used color (red and black) as a way to tie the collection together.  The second half of the Buffalo Exchange show was more visually interesting than the first.  Buffalo Exchange's second half of the show told a unique story that felt like a modern take on a Greek tragedy by combining white flowy goddess-like dresses and feathers with punk spikes (I spy some Dog and Pony assistance) and goth inspired makeup by Avant Salon and Spa who handled the hair and makeup for the whole show. Continued