Austin’s stylish set gathered at Propaganda Hair Group to celebrate the salon’s second anniversary with a dynamic fashion show of runway-ready makeup artistry and hairstyles. Guests sampled delicious hors d’oeuvres by Tacos & Tequila and toasted to Propaganda’s two years of beauty with cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka.
Saks Fifth Avenue hosted an enchanting evening of style for the annual Dress by Candlelight. A runway show showcased the latest fall fashions, while guests enjoyed live and silent auctions, as well as cuisine and cocktails from Austin’s finest. Proceeds from the evening benefited Candlelight Ranch’s programs for special needs and at-risk children.
Supporters of the MexNet Alliance gathered at the Long Center for dinner on the state followed by an after party featuring live music and dancing on the City Terrace. The Alliance's mission is to foster the talent of less fortunate Hispanics to either start or grow their own businesses.
New York-based BKLYN Dry Goods headed west for a pop-up shop at STAG, bringing a taste of Brooklyn to Texas during a launch party on South Congress. Guests stepped back in time as they explored BKYN Dry Goods’ curated selection of vintage menswear, objects and curiosities.
Billy Reid celebrated the grand opening of its flagship store in the heart of downtown Austin. With its signature Southern elegance, the store showcased its fall collection, while guests enjoyed bites by Clark’s Oyster Bar, cool drinks by Hops & Grain and music by Sam Beam of Iron & Wine.
AMOA-Arthouse whisked guests away to the banks of Lago di Como for La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival. Guests embarked on a culinary tour of Austin, including cuisine by East Side Showroom, Foreign & Domestic and Parkside, as well as drinks from Contigo, drink.well and more. The evening benefited AMOA-Arthouse’s education programs.
This year, Austin City Limits kicked off with Cocktails in the Park, supporting the Austin Parks Foundation. As they strolled Republic Square Park, guests enjoyed delicious cuisine and cocktails by some of Austin’s finest restaurants, while alternative country band The Gourds entertained the crowd into the evening.
The Waller Creek Conservancy hosted a lively benefit concert under the stars, featuring acclaimed musician Gary Clark Jr. at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater. The evening benefited the Conservancy’s programs to transform Waller Creek into a beautiful urban park for the diverse residents of Austin.
Artists for Obama showcased the highly-anticipated Gemini Portfolio, a dynamic body of work by artists across the country. As they wandered through the Lora Reynolds Gallery, guests explored an eclectic array of pieces, from work by esteemed architect Frank Gehry to Ann Hamilton’s breathtaking art installations.
Adelante celebrated two decades of style at the 26 Doors Shopping Center. Since it opened its doors in 1992, the boutique, under the helm of Tricia Mason Roberts, has become Austin’s destination for casual, elegant fashion. Friends, family and patrons savored bites by 34th Street Café and music by the Copa Kings.