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Our latest editorial features looks appropriate for a mid-summer vacation with fun tropical prints and color.  Lovely model Sanetra looks perfectly cute and chic in her retro-inspired polka dotted bikini, which is one of our favorite recent creations from local designer Priscilla Barroso of Crowned Bird.  This bikini right now is being sold exclusively at local boutique Golden Bones. Check out the rest of the photos and all the fun outfits from our Summer shoot!... Continued
Summer lovin' had me a blast...maybe if cute straight men liked going to mediocre fashion shows.  It's not that the "Summer Styles at Sunset" fashion show at Abel's on the Lake Monday night was bad (and trust me, I'm not expecting to find love at a fashion show.)  It was just one of those shows that could have seriously been improved by better styling.  The Austin Fashion Week show did feature several local designers whose work I had never seen before, so that was nice to see, especially since there were a couple of interesting pieces in the bunch.  Amade', Design by Talon, E'Lyshet, Ilonka Designs, Joe Van Overbeek, and Lala all put several looks down the runway.  The show also featured some outfits from local Eastside boutique Maga La Boheme, as well as swimwear from Stream Bikini, a mobile bikini boutique that travels around to different locations in an airstream trailer. The atmosphere for the fashion show was casual, with the view of Lake Austin setting a laid-back scene for attendees.  But let's be honest, even if it hadn't taken place at Abel's, that probably wouldn't have stopped me from eating chips and salsa on the floor while taking photos.  I think I might start bringing my own snacks to fashion shows. Brianna Fleet of Butterfly Entertainment said that with "Summer Styles" she just wanted to put on a "fun show,"  and I think this was accomplished by some of the male swimsuit modeling that took place.  You try not having a good time when a skinny guy walks out in a speedo and absolutely does not break his serious "model face."  I lost it. Click to see the photos >>
"What made you move to Austin?" I asked the native Argentinian.  "For love" she replied.  The song "La Vie En Rosa" was appropriately playing in the background, and if I wasn't such a hopeless romantic at heart, I might have rolled my eyes in disgust.  Normally one might scoff at the thought of a woman leaving her entire world and learning a different language in order to follow a man.  But looking at Mariela and hearing her say "love" in that romantic accent, it just all felt so dreamy and perfect that I couldn't help but believe in it. Mariela (whose last name is now Webber) has only been in Austin for 6 months now, but has already opened up her very own boutique in a prime location on East 6th.  Determined to open the space sooner than her architects had quoted, Mariela took over the project herself and revamped the space creating a clean, feminine, but cool space for women to shop.  After chatting with her, I soon realized that this wasn't just a story of a woman following a man, but rather, a story of a woman following her dream.  Set on creating something all her own, Mariela has opened Maga La Boheme. Continued