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StyleCaster co-founder Ari Goldberg, Neiman Marcus VP of Corporate Public Relations Gabrielle de Papp, Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller blog, and StyleCaster co-founder David Goldberg discuss "Bringing Style To The People" "The Neighborhood, in many ways, was both a success and a failure to be honest" says founder Joah Spearman of the 4 day fashion infused event which premiered during SXSW this year.  Because the Neighborhood was the result of founders Joah Spearman and Jon Patillo's desire to break off from SXSW and put together their own unofficial event, the Neighborhood had a lot to not only live up to, but also prove.  Their previous fashion endeavor, Style X, had been an official part of SXSW for the past 2 years taking place in the Convention Center and bringing in 30,000 shoppers, as well as hosting panels with fashion industry professionals. If you went to check out the Neighborhood last week expecting it to be anything like Style X, you might have been a little disappointed.  That is, first of all, assuming you were even able to figure out where the event was.  There was hardly any publicity or advertisement for the Neighborhood, and seeing as the specific information about the event was only made public a few days before it actually took place, it was definitely an easy event to overlook.  But even if you knew what was going on and were able to attend the Neighborhood, it might have been a bit of a let down. Continued
Every year fashion becomes more and more a part of SXSW.  Rightfully so, since fashion and music are like soulmates.  I put together a list for y'all of the biggest fashion events happening during SXSW this year. Check em out! The Neighborhood The creators of StyleX, the first official infusion of style into SXSW during 2011 and 2012, have switched things up a bit this year with "The Neighborhood."  With the same goal that Style X had which was to inform attendees about new brands and what's next in fashion, The Neighborhood is taking place in the 2nd District shopping district.  Besides the pop up shops from local and non-local emerging brands, there will be daily Q&A sessions with leaders in the fashion industry, including John Varvatos, Billy Reid, and Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller. I will also be speaking on one of the panels for The Neighborhood discussing Austin style.  Come say hi to me and feel free to bring questions that will make me feel awkward!  I will be speaking at 2pm on March 14th along with Indiana Adams of Adored Austin, Dan Gentile of Thrillist, and Caitlin Ryan of CultureMap. Continued
When asked if she would be changing her last name to "Spearman", Star said she wasn't sure yet because she had never wanted to get married until she met, her now husband, Joah Spearman.  When Star met the co-founder and CEO of The Neighborhood (which will take the place of Style X during SXSW this year), the two hit it off and quickly married in a low-key courthouse ceremony just months later.  "I don't get  most of this being married stuff short of that it's awesome to be with someone I love so much," Star says. Continued