Last night I walked in Tribeza Magazine for Austin’s Style Week fashion show. It was AAAAH-MAZING!!! There were many runway participants that included Saks Fifth Avenue, Julian Gold, and numerous local boutiques such as: Billy Reid, The Garden Room, Fawn + Raven, C. Jane, Maya Star + Co Star, y&l Clothing Boutique, Wanderlust Boutique, Rare Trends, Estillo, and Valentine’s Too. All of which you can find throughout this fashion crazed city! As soon as I arrived, backstage was insane! So much energy and chaos filled the room as we started to fit our looks and go into hair and make-up…somehow we squeezed in a small rehearsal. I was a huge fan of the inspiration for the show. The looks included many of the fall trends! I couldn’t help but want every single last piece. There were colored furs, leather…EVERYTHING , jewled toned gowns, feathered head pieces and hats, menswear inspired looks, and so much more! There were at least 100 looks all together…I had 8! Thanks to Jose` Luis and his amazing team of stylist and make-up artist (www.joseluisalon.com) his inspiration was a cross between a modern Marie Antoinette and a chic birds nest. I know it sounds crazy, but it worked!
If you have never attended a fashion show its a “Must Do”! Its fun and a great excuse to show off your stylish side….and who doesn’t want to rub elbows with the “Who’s Who” in the fashion industry. Hope your Friday night was as fun as mine ;)!
Some of the racks: Fun trends and amazing key pieces!
Jose` Luis putting finishing touches on a models hair
My Finale Look ❤
Keep an eye out! I will post more info on this blog and include more pictures this week
For all of our lovely ladies who lunch, brunch and thrift shopping isn’t just a past time, it’s a way of life. I can speak for myself (and I’m sure many of y’all out there) when I say nothing gives me greater pleasure than finding something reminiscent of designer and runway pieces at a fraction of the price. Thrift shopping takes time, patience, knowledge, and honest friends to fully take advantage of your day. It is not an easy task but trust me when I say, it is well worth it! Here’s a peek into my Thrifting Thursdays!!
First stop must always be breakfast; trust me, shopping on an empty stomach is no fun! One of my favorite places that everyone should go to is The Guenther House. It’s nestled in the King William district right across from Blue Star Art Gallery.
The quiet ambiance and character of the house makes you feel as if you aren’t even in San Antonio! If its nice enough, definitely sit outside. I opted for coffee (obviously) and their famous tacos to cure my hunger.
Before you head into thrifting heaven, be sure to map out exactly the places you want to check out. That way you can take full advantage of your day since a lot of thrift stores do tend to close early. Another piece of advice is try not to dress in too many layers! Dress as casually cute as possible. Remember, you’ll be changing a lot or trying clothes over what you’re wearing so minimal layers will be easiest. I chose my Missoni for Target skirt (from the kids section!), a blousy black top, and red pointy toe flats. Victoria had on a great dress she found at Target for only $10 and that can easily be transitioned into fall. Katherine chose a silky tank, denim cutoffs and a cross-body with leopard details, very basic and chic.
So our first stop was the Salvation Army! This is definitely one of the places you have to have ALOT of patience. Dig around, look on every rack, and don’t let the odd assortment of people scare you away. And on Wednesdays, everything is half off! We ventured to the one downtown conveniently next to Guenther House.
Black and white peplum top (V found one in blue and black…twinsies!), classic white button up with a twist, and puffy vest! All necessary.
Next stop was the Assistance League of SA. It’s a hidden gem in the thrifting world. Lots of awesome blazers, jackets and sweater and at amazing prices! I found this ADORABLE sweater (very JCrew) for only $4!
“Bee” Happy! Adorbs. Next stop was Buffalo Exhange. Here prices are a bit steeper but it’s you can definitely find some great pieces. I’ve found a Chanel dress, Oscar De La Renta dress, and Stubbs and Wooten slippers to name a few. I didn’t have the greatest luck this go around but I did find a sister sweater to the bee sweater, except owls! Obviously I had to get it.
(Best friend alert! Hey Jess, lookin’ mighty cute there.)
After that, we headed to Goodwill. Similar to Salvation Army, you need lots of patience. We checked out the one downtown. A little hint is to park behind it and if you buy something for a least $3, you won’t have to pay. Just be sure not to be there for longer than 1 hour and a half. I was able to find this amazing piece to hang my jewelry on! Only $1.99! It needs a little paint job but completely worth it. And I can never go to Goodwill without buying at least one book. That’s the bookworm in me!
It was definitely a successful Thrifting Thursday. I only spent $50! Go me! If anyone has any questions on thrift stores around SA, just let me know! And remember, “You don’t have to be rich to sparkle”.
What IT girl/guy doesn’t love sushi! Encase you haven’t heard Kumori Sushi is your IT place for the freshest and tastiest sushi in San Antonio with the perfect ambience to pair with.
For those of you not from the Valley, let me just say that Kumori Restaurant is a McAllen Native and the Sonterra Location is the newest. My Personal Favorite Dish is the Simple Roll with the Spicy Edamame. The service is amazing, the food is delicioso, and your restaurant surroundings are elegant.
Perfect Date night restaurant where you can throw on a floral printed dress with a cream blazer and some nude wedges.
Perfect Girls Lunch Date where you can throw on a white chiffon top, a bold printed scarf or necklace, some mauve leggings, and some loafers.
Up early on a Saturday morning, don’t know why,and don’t know what to do? Your Style According girls have got you covered. We ventured to Alamo Heights for an event called Garage of Goods. Twice a year, Garage of Goods brings boutiques, antique shops and an animal adoption agency together for a few hours. This year SNIPSA was up and running with some adorable puppies and dogs. GOG also had the best homemade orange juice available to everyone. It is $5 to get in but that is a small price to pay for all of the deals you encounter. We meet the cutest online jewelry boutique Baubles and Bids. Victoria snagged some amazing statement pieces at a mere $30 total!
Check them out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/baublesandbids
I was also able to find some perfect denim cut off jean shorts, perfect for ACL (I can’t wait for that post!)
After that, we stopped by a couple of estate sales (always a must!). One in particular, is run by Elite Estate and Liquidation Sales. The team is awesome and they were able to give me these leather driving gloves and a huge vintage picture from for only $10!!
Find out when their next sale will be at http://www.estatesales.net or email them at elitesalesSA@gmail.com. If y’all go ask for Jacob, Kyndra, or Marte and tell them Tatiana sent you. They will definitely work with you to get the best deal possible, they’re the best! Here is the team and a few more pictures of our morning! Enjoy!!
“City streets are the real runways”.
As a professional model for 10 years, Whittney has walked for various designers and respected companies such as: Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, & MAC Cosmetics just to name a few. Although modeling is her first love, styling has helped her find a voice in the industry. “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things” – Jean Cocteau
Her love for creativity and imagination is where she finds most of her inspiration. You will always catch her in heels, never in flats w/ an issue or 2 of Vogue, Elle, and Nylon magazine. Mixing colors, patterns, and textures are a huge part of her style. Her fashion icons include Missoni, Marc Jacobs, and Balmain. “Style speaks louder than words, live creatively” -Moi