Cuban artist puts on hair competition to bolster black pride

A young Afro-Cuban performance artist transformed a Havana cultural center into the stage of a black hairstyle competition this weekend in a rare public commentary on racial beauty standards in Cuba, where prejudice remains widespread and largely undiscussed. Politics, particularly detente with the U.S., is a common subject matter at this year’s international art fair. […]

Austin Fashion Designer Teresa Valenzuela-Basa Launches Clothing Line

Inspired by the wind and sun of her native Chile, Austin fashion designer Teresa Valenzuela-Basa will unveil her Vento e Sole (wind and sun) clothing line at Ballet Austin this 17th of March.  The clothing line, which features bold, radiant and captivating designs for today’s sophisticated young woman, will mark the coming out party for Valenzuela-Basa […]

Passport to Bali

Blue Glue Bikinis celebrated their grand opening as attendees experienced the exotic world of Bali as they viewed the fabulous collection of French swimwear. 10% of sales from the evening were donated to “You Are Good Tees”, an organization that helps promote and protect children who have been abused or neglected. The latest trends in […]

Austin Fashion Awards 2012

This year’s Austin Fashion Week (AFW) organizers have arranged for designers Kendra Scott, Jessica Ciarla, and Ross Bennett along with local Mash-Up Teams showing at the Austin Fashion Awards presented by The CW Austin on Saturday, August 18th at Austin Music Hall. Runway will feature collections with hair and make-up by the talented team at […]

Fashion before weather or weather before fashion

With summer just around the corner and spring already heating up, getting dressed in the morning has become quite a task for even the most fashionable people. As it’s time to hang up your winter knits, leathers and furs, I wonder; does the weather dictate what you wear? Am I the only fashion craved maniac […]

Brazilian bikinis burgeon to fit the fat

Tall and tan and young and … chunky? The Girl From Ipanema has put on a few pounds, and for many sunbathers on Brazil’s beaches the country’s iconic itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikini just doesn’t suffice anymore. A growing number of bikini manufacturers have woken up to Brazil’s thickening waistline and are reaching out to the ever-expanding […]

Accessories that make your outfit

Laura del Villaggio, founder of Milli Star, captured the essence of wearing accessories perfectly at the Accessories and Apparel Showcase during Fashion Week 2011. To her, good accessories are the “icing on the cake” that can accentuate any outfit. On August 22nd, over 12 accessory and apparel designers came together at the Driskill Hotel in […]

3rd Annual Austin Fashion Awards

The 3rd Annual Austin Fashion Awards was held at ACL Live at the Moody Theater and included Red Carpet, runways, and entertainers.  Special guest designer, Rory Beca debuted for the first time silk dresses and separates in chic patterns and bright solids on the runway looks from her Holiday and Resort Collections. While Rory Beca’s […]

Chai–N-Chaat 2011

Chai- N- Chaat 2011 held its day-long community-based cultural event and fundraiser to raise funds and awareness of Austin’s diverse ethnic populations as well as four local Austin nonprofits, Saheli, Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), LifeWorks, and Eastside Community Connections (ECC) at the Community Renaissance Market, a locally owned micro-business location with tenants ranging […]

Austin’s Citywide Internship Fair

On May 15th, an estimated 200 companies and 600 students/candidates from 8 area colleges will attend the nation’s first Citywide Internship Fair at the AT&T Conference Center with the purpose of connecting students and start-ups, small businesses, and nonprofits in Austin looking for an internship/intern this summer.  The “Connect” event will be from 2:00-4:00 PM […]

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