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Austin Fashion Week 2010 Kick-off party pics PLUS 8 more parties to rock your socks!

2010 August 16

Austin Fashion Week has kicked-off with a bang, starting with the musical talent of the one and only Tiffany along with some creative runway designs coming from the inspiring and thriving Austin community.

Here’s where we’ll be this week:

Eye Candy (Cory Ryan)+ Martha Lynn Barnes = Fashion Week cocktail party!

When: August 16, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Venue: 908 East 5th Street, Suite 112 ATX 78702 (Dial 0112 on the keypad for admittance)

Cost: Free

Why this is so awesome: Candy bar, printable photo booth by Say Cheese, décor styling by The Inglenook Décor, Cory Ryan, fashions by CIARLAbride with Hair by Martha Lynn Barnes and the list goes on and on…


Tiffany rockin' out to 80s tunes pre-runway show

Dean Fredrick – The Heist

When: August 16, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (music 9 – 2:00 a.m.)

Venue: ND at 501 Studios

Cost: Free

Why this is so awesome: Annie Ray will be there and with the chance to win a diamond, I just can’t pass up checking out what all the buzz is about.


Austin Fashion Show Kick-off runway show on Saturday, August 14

“Girls Night Out! Dress Shop & Taylor Moseley

When: August 16, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Dress Shop, 315 Congress

Cost: Free

Why this is so awesome: Taylor Moseley jewelry combined with great dresses! Plus gift bags for the first 50 guests who arrive and who doesn’t love free swag?

Shoe+Hat : Fashion+Art

When: August 17, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Designer Clearance House

Cost: Free

Why this is so awesome: Two words – shoes and hats! The description says “Inspired by the 1930′s collaboration of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and artist Salvador Dali, Milli Starr has created a Surrealist collection for Fall 2010, including a ‘Shoe Hat’” that just sounds scrumptious.


Funky styles including bathing suits, extravagent hari and bright colors took over the runway

Feathers Boutique Hosts Louise Black!

When: August 18, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Feathers Boutique, 1700 B Congress

Cost: Free

Why this is so awesome: Truck show for Project Runway’s Louise Black and when we got to chat on Saturday she was mentioning some super cool, fun cocktail dresses.

The Garden of Style

When: August 19, 5:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Venue: Plain Ivey Jane, W 2nd Street

Cost: Free, after party starting at 10 at Malverde with $3 Sangria all night!

Why this is awesome: A night of decadence with treats, drinks and styles at Plain Ivey Jane, featuring complimentary eye make-up by Pilar and jewelry from Briolette.


Designer and stylist, Kat Britt posing with me before the runway show

A State of Fashion

When: August 19, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., fashion show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Texas State Capitol-South Steps

Cost: Free

Why this is awesome: A Texas-sized event featuring over 37 designers from all over the state!

2nd Annual Austin Fashion Awards

When: August 21, 5:30 - ?

Venue: Long Center for the Performing Arts

Cost: $30

Why this is so awesome: It’s the end and we must go out in style! Recognizing the finest from the Austin fashion scene, Golden Boot Awards will be presented for People’s Choice Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, and for the first time this year, Peer Choice Awards. Plus it will feature one of my favorite bands, SPEAK! And a Betsey Johnson fashion show.


So many colors and something for everyone!

I obviously can’t hit up everything so if there is a party you attend, send in your pictures and tell me why you think it was awesome!

Who are you most excited about seeing?

What has been your favorite event so far?

Which unofficial events am I missing?

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