DECEMBER TO REMEMBER :: AUSTIN FASHION WEEK
Austin Fashion Week took place in August and was one of the most rewarding, challenging, time consuming, memorable and awesome experiences I have had since opening CME. I learned so much and had the best time collaborating with my girl Erika of ESConsulting. And I must give a special shout out to Dani who was my constant side-kick and partner…couldn’t have survived without you
The week-long event began with a Kick Off Event at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Austin… check out our black leather studded runway:
Austin Fashion Week moved to The Driskill for 5 nights of Jewelry, Apparel and Accessories showcases along with 15 runway presentations. Below are a few of my favorites of the week from Boudoir Queen, League of Rebels and Jamie McCarty. Hair and makeup pictured below by Rae Cosmetics and The Salon at the Domain. I loved our clean white runway with mirror facade set against the Driskill’s beautiful marble floors.
The week ended with the Austin Fashion Awards at ACL Live with runway shows by Gail Chovan, 81 Poppies, Rory Beca, Wren and Linda Asaf. Hair and make up by Jackson Ruiz. The night opened with Austin’s coolest dance crew ReDefined and ended with the most amazing pop violinist (who we found on YouTube!) – Josh Vietti. Everything about this night was incredible from the black patent vinyl runway to the light wall backdrop. And I need to give a quick thanks to C & N from FILO for teaching me the correct lingo to direct a show (standby…).
There are way too many people to thank for their help with AFW (I think we managed over 100 zillion different vendors and sponsors) but I can’t end this blog without a huge thank you in particular to FILO Productions, Strong Events and Premiere Party Central. You each went above and beyond and made the week so polished and professional and elevated AFW to a level we were so very proud of. The event is still young and growing and we are proud to be involved in its evolution — we can’t wait to continue to work with Matt Swinney and his crew in 2012.
Photography by Stacey E Photography, Jesse Knish Photography, and David Weaver Photography