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Trunk Show N’ Tell: Christina Kim at By George

by Emma Banks 

Christina Kim knows the worth of each and every garment she designs, and it shows. Her aesthetic is centered on this: a deep sense of appreciation for that which is finite, largely due to her modest upbringing in Korea. When Christina moved to the U.S. and started her brand, Dosa, in 1984, her life mantra became her business model: less is more.

These days, Christina calls Los Angeles home. As for Austin? “Texans are the most friendly people you’ll ever meet,” She says. “It’s really nice to come to a place where you feel really welcomed.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Valentines: For Him

by Harrison Robinson

Finding a gift for your husband, boyfriend, father or brother is never easy. Here are a few ideas that any man can appreciate.

1. Shinola Watch. Available at By George.

2. Leather Fleet Co. Flask. Available at Spartan.

3. Small Succulent Planter. Available at Nannie Inez.

Austin Essentials

No. 01: Vintage Stripes Teddy $65 — available at Underwear

No. 02: Tazo Tea, Organic Chai $4 — available at Whole Foods, Central Market, and your neighborhood grocery store

No. 03: Tocca Eau de Parfum — available at Anthropologie

No. 04: Aveda Hand Relief — available at Milk & Honey Spa

No. 05: Apothia Candle, Verde — available at  By George


Blanton B Scene - About Face: Portraiture as Subject


When the Blanton Museum of Art's wonderful Special Events Manager Stephanie Topolgus told me about her idea for the B Scene event around the new exhibit About Face: Portraiture As Subject to invite local wardrobe stylists to interpret the portrait of their choice, I was beyond excited by the creative challenge. I tend to be drawn to the Old World, so picking Eugéne Delacroix's Portrait of Charles de Verninac, circa 1826. Although working with one of these would have been fun too...


First Sunday with Community Yoga Austin

Sunday evening marked the first anniversary celebration for local nonprofit, Community Yoga Austin. Hosted by South Congress favorites By George and Kendra Scott, the family-friendly event offered a free yoga class for kids while parents were encouraged to shop the boutiques. With 15% of sales going directly to CYA, the event kicked off the venture’s revamped ‘First Sunday’ series. First featured in our January issue, Community Yoga is the brainchild of two of Austin’s creative entrepreneurs – Alyson Fox and Jyl Kutsche.

What's Old is New

Clockwise from top left: Luddite Laptop Sleeve $64 and Big Business Cell Phone Case $28 by Thomas Paul, Mercury Design Studio; Revival Radio $99 by Roberts, Anthropologie; Beeswax Instant Camera Candle $30 and Transistor Radio Candle $18 by Big Dipper Wax Works and Urbancase, Wanderland; Classic Fresco High Chair $400 by Bloom, Picket Fences; iPad Case $246 by Quince Studio, By George; Morton Bicycle $4,199.99 by Beloved Cycles, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop.

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