Billy Reid, a southern gentleman-designer with southern Dandi designs is coming to Austin on 6th street (near Z-Tejas) and I have to say that I am beside myself with excitement.
Billy Reid is all about lifestyle and a modern approach to American work wear and cultured Dandyism (according to his site).
It does remind me of a modern take on the sophistcated southern Dandi with double breasted jackets and bowties. The modern twist are the fabric of the pants and the length of the sleeves and cut of the jacket.
When I look at his collections I feel like I should definitely have a mint julep in hand.
Billy Reid won Council of Fashion Designers of America‘s Best New Designer in America Award in 2010 and this year he came away with their Best Menswear Designer of the Year Award. Impressive, impressive indeed.
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Yes, that’s right, we here in Austin Texas are about to be full tent in our very own celebrated and celebrity filled Fashion Week. Let me tell you we have some amazing designers in this emerging market and over 40 of them will be showing their collections this week.
This is the week where everyone gets to walk their own red carpet. And yes there will be red carpets, champagne, great music, beautiful people and beautiful designs on just about every corner. This week is not for the faint of heart, so start getting your outfits ready now!
For the list of designers and where their collections will be shown check out this link.
Of course there is big buzz surrounding Austin’s own home grown star designer Ross Bennett of the NBC show Fashion Star. His collection will be shown on August 17th at the Austin Fashion Awards Featured Designer event.
There are designers and collections here for everyone including lots of free events throughout the event week. Check these out at – Austin Fashion Week Free Events.
It’s time to dress up and party down!
Austin Fashion Week
August 10 – 18, 2012
Tickets available at Austin Fashion Week
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Yes that’s right, H&M is coming to my fair city. And because I live here I cannot tell you how happy, dare I say dizzy with excitement I am at the thought that H&M is finally finding its way to my neck of the woods.
I remember the first time I shopped at an H&M, it was in New York City. I walked out of that store with more clothes than I had ever purchased in one outing and I still had plenty of money left in my bank account.
The collection for F/W 2012-13 is fashion forward and edgy. Austin Dandi’s will be looking their best and can mix their Austin style with these designs and create some eye grabbing looks.
The collection has incorporated bold colors…
Variations on the theme of jacket…
…and layering. My closet and I cannot wait until they open their doors right up the street. I plan to mix H&M into my shopping routine, along with all of the amazing local retailers that make Austin one of the coolest emerging fashion cities in the country (yes I said Austin!)
Check out the video! H&M Men’s F/W2012
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I recently went on a little shopping trip with my sweetie and ran across this wonderful find in the heart of South Congress in Austin (she actually saw it first!)
This Dandi group of Goorin Brothers call themselves the Bold Hatmakers and have been making them since 1895.
The original store is in San Francisco and the one here in Austin is working up to it’s one month anniversary so if you’re a fashionista and haven’t heard of it yet don’t feel bad.
The store has a melt in your mouth assortment of designs.
Something for everyone, men and women alike.
If you don’t have a hat (and I’m not talking about a baseball cap) you can’t really call yourself a Dandi so if you are ever in a town where there is a Goorin Brothers (and they have them all over the US and Canada) check them out. They have a wonderful group of well trained staff that will measure your head and get one that will fit your face and your style perfectly. If you’re not, that’s okay, check out their website at goorin.com.
- goorin brothers (petitpapier.typepad.com)
- Goorin Bros. Hat Shop (contemporarymasculine.com)
- Bleecker Street Hat Shop (rutheh.com)
The place where I live, work, and love is coming alive! No, it’s not because of a bunch of creepy crawlies, it’s because of SXSW! For those of you who don’t know what the heck I’m talking about I’m talking about South by Southwest…
a Music, Film, Interactive and now Fashion mecca in the South where all of the cool people spend a part of their March (famous actors, musicians, leading names in technology…) to share and learn about all of the latest and greatest trends in technology, listen to the hottest bands in the world and watch some of the most amazing new films of 2012.
And now, the sound of real music to my ears, SX is also beginning to feature all aspects of the fashion world, from technology to style. You can learn how to use social media and all of the tools and technology to start your own fashion line or just become an even bigger slave to your (secret) obsession with it.
Did I mention fashion!?! Yes I did and on March 16th and 17th (of which my fashion stylist extraordinaire and sweetie Miramar is a part) Style X Personal Guided Shoppers will help you become an even more fabulous version of youreslf by styling you, giving you pointers on the latest trends, innovative designers and who to wear from the event.
Haven’t bought a ticket yet? There’s plenty of time and plenty of panels, fun, new friends to meet, and an amazing times to be had. Come on down, we know you’ll have a Dandi good time!