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Second-Year Anniversary Issue SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2013

Something For Everyone!


with A L E S S A N D R A A M B R O S I O


PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK Fall-Winter 2013/14







C ontents S E P T E M B E R /O C TO B E R 2 0 1 3

In flu ence Be Beautiful, Be Kanti................................................30 FASHION & STYLE

Fall In Love With Your Skin........................................34 HEALTH & wellness

Making a Spectacle of Themselves..............................35 FASHION & STYLE

Now Smell This.........................................................36 HEALTH & beauty

Interior Design with an Eco-friendly Mind...................40 INTERIOR DESIGN

The Visual Opulence of Les Copains............................48 FASHION & STYLE

IPPOLITA Fall / Winter 2013 Inspiration....................50 Runway Presentation of Haider Ackermann during the


Columbiamoda 2013 PAGE 17


The Art of Relating....................................................54 HEALTH & WELLNESS

Influential Mind: Bullying 101....................................56

The Austin Fashion Designer........................14 A View from the Inside

ColombiaModa South America....................16 A Fashion Platform for Latin Designer

FALL FASHION FEATURES......................................20


Choosing a Hairstyle to Complement Your Face Shape...58 BEAUTY

Who is Leonardo D'Almagro?....................................61 FASHION & STYLE

Electric Frenchie, Faith by Jessica, Lilly Lorraine, Raven + Lily, Jessica Ciarla

Place Your Make-Up Center Stage...............................62

Trend Report: Paris............................................44 Bringing fashion forward French trends stateside

Shadows of Fall........................................................66

Austin Children’s Shelter Gala: A Night in Monaco.................................................78

Reach, Teach, Unite with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas............................................................76

Transforming Spaces, Transforming Lives


Taste the Irish Tradition.................................97

Editor's Fall Fashion Picks........................................82

A time-honored practice that is remarkably innovative






Austin Social Planner Summer Guide........................96


InFluential Magazine Dedicated to The Art of Living Well


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Laura Suarez E ditor - in - C hief


Thank you!

We here at InFluential

are a group of writers, editors, designers, and spokespeople who get to put what we love out there for people to read and enjoy. Thank you,

As I sit editing our second anniversary issue of

Readers, for doing just that! In the sorta words of

InFluential Magazine, I am almost taken aback that it

Sally Field‌You like us. You really like us! And you

has been two years. Being here from the inception

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of this wonderful piece of periodical pleasure, I

you for reading InFluential. Thank you for passing

can honestly say that it has been one of the best

on the word of our publication. And, thank you for

experiences of my life. I couldn’t have asked for a

coming back issue after issue! We hope we can

better more creative bunch of people to work with.

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Winning Magazine thanks to the outstanding

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What an exciting two years it has been. subscribers





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Stay with us for the next year, we know it will be

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MARCIA NELSON C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R InFluential. I hope you have enjoyed taking this It has been two years since the birth of InFluential.

journey with InFluential as much as I have. But,

My, how time flies when you are having fun! In

we could not have reached this age without your

these two years I have grown, shed a few tears,

continued support and encouragement which is

laughed, and have been given golden nuggets

what fuels us to move to the next stage. Happy

of knowledge, and I have been happy to share all

anniversary, InFluential!

those experiences with you through the pages of



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Leonardo D’Almagro Fashion E ditor

seu segundo aniversário e somos gratos por todo o seu suporte e com todo o prazer agradecemos vocês estarem conosco durante esses anos e ansiamos por muitos mais no future.

Dear readers, our magazine is celebrating our second anniversary, and we are so grateful for all of your


support. It’s our pleasure to thank you for being with

Queridos lectores, nuestra revista está celebrando

us during the past two years, and we are looking

el segundo aniversario y estamos muy agradecidos

forward to many more to come.

por todo su apoyo. Es un placer agradecerles el estar con nosotros durante estos dos años y esperemos

Portuguese Queridos leitores, nossa revista está comemorando o

muchos años mas por venir. Photo courtesy of Adam Moroz of Adam Moroz Photography.



D enise Bell Esthetician | Denise Bell is an esthetician who specializes in anti-aging treatments, specifically microcurrent facials. She loves educating and finding the best treatments available for her clients so their skin becomes their best asset. She takes pride in sending her clients home with beautifully clean skin and the tools to keep it that way. When she’s not in her treatment room in Westlake, you can find her shopping with a daughter or two, walking a foster dog, or writing posts for her blog Hip Austin Mom (

A ndrea J ulian Biologist, birder, writer, and mother of two wildlings – Andrea has had a lifelong love affair with culture, nature, travel, and music. From an early age, her itchy feet have taken her from her hometown of Austin, Texas on to many adventures, from road tripping across the U.S. to Euro-railing around Europe.  After completing a BS in biology in 2005 she traveled to Central America where she lived for six years. During that time she discovered a passion – and talent – for freelance writing. Her work has been published online on sites such as USA Today Travel and The Savvy Explorer. Currently, she mixes freelancing in with parenting while completing graduate school.

K risten M orado Director of Public Relations & Marketing | Kristen Morado is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin obtaining a Bachelors in Journalism in 2011. During her time at UT Austin, she discovered a passion for every aspect of the communications field. With experience in journalism, public relations, and marketing, she is now the Marketing & PR Director for Intelligent Lighting Design. She has a background in fashion marketing and enjoys discovering new talent within the industry. Being in the events world, her true fascination lies in creating profitable events to give back to the community.



M ary M argaret Q uadlander Fashion Industry Expert | Mary Margaret Quadlander, a fifth generation Austinite, leads a successful career in the fashion industry. She holds a degree from UT in psychology, a Master in Liberal Arts from St. Edwards, and a degree in fashion design from FIT in New York. Mary Margaret spent twenty three years as a fashion designer owning her company, and selling to such noteworthy stores as Neiman Marcus, Tootsies, Cache’, Grace Jones of Salado, and The Garden Room.

In 2005, Mary Margret opened the Austin School of Fashion Design. In 2012, Mary Margaret’s biography Grace Jones of Salado was published and can be ordered through Amazon and Book People of Austin.

K aren S mith Kanti Goods | Karen has a passion for finding beauty in obscure places. Having traveled to South America, she fell in love with the children at an orphanage in Argentina. Later she returned to the orphanage, teaching English and helping with daily tasks. After her time in Argentina, she pursued a calling to study in Queretaro, Mexico.   I n searching for a way to give back, Karen was introduced to Ernestine Lammers, the founder of Kanti.   Karen was inspired through the artisan’s stories of struggle and the handcrafted accessories they made.   Karen is proud to be a part of Kanti and proud of the good it brings to lives around the world.

Wendy Walicek Proprietor and Stylist, Deseo Salon | As proprietor of Deseo, Wendy Walicek has a philosophy – “Hair is our best accessory, so we better love it every time we look in the mirror!” Her specialty is creating a unique look that makes her clients feel confident and beautiful.

Wendy was the Director of Education for a high end salon in Austin for eight years. In those eight years she received certifications from Aveda as a Certified Haircolor Specialist, attended Vidal Sassoon London Academy for Advanced Haircolor, presented at Serious Business, a Neill Corporation business conference and completed the certification for the American Board of Certified Haircolorists.


FA L L FA S H I O N : f e a t u r e s

T h e A u stin Fashion D e si g n e r : A View from the Inside w r i t t e n B y Mary Margaret Quadlander, owner of Austin School of Fashion Design


rom the ratings of shows like Project Runway and Fashion Star we know the fascination with fashion design is more popular today than ever. An unimaginable cross-section of viewers tune in each

week to watch the process of creation.

Sometimes I

think I opened Austin School of Fashion Design just so I could talk about this subject…it is such a love affair for me. Building a dress or building a box, it’s all the same.


Coco Chanel said it well. “Fashion is architecture. It is

Fashion Week (AFW) has finally become what it was

just a matter of proportion.” And even though I would

intended to be, one professional fashion runway show

like to believe that the audience is glued to the television

event after another.

to watch the process of “building a garment,” I know

AFW is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Matt

full well that it is the runway show that is the ultimate

Swinney, who has elevated the event to a whole new

drawing card.

platform. For those fortunate enough to view the fashion

The runway show, where prancing clothes-horse

scene here in Austin, the nation's current ultimate

super models, bejeweled from head to toe, strut with

incubator for fashionista trendsetters and rule breakers,

all their might to the boom-boom-boom of surround

we get to see start-up designers in a whole new light.

sound speakers, flashing cameras, and mood lighting.

What used to take millions of launch dollars, Seventh

The model’s very own silhouettes reflected off the sun-

Avenue studios/showrooms in Manhattan and a hoard of

glassed eyes of the invitation-only-audience. It is the

paparazzi-chasing celebrity-buyers and editors fighting

ultimate cinematic psychedelic experience.

for a designer's collection can now be accomplished

Normally, one would have to leave Austin to experience

with a great push-the-envelope marketing campaign

a true fashion runway show. But as of this year, Austin

and an airstream trailer. Just ask Sarah Ellison Lewis of


Adornments at Melissa Taylor-Jenkins of Katastrophic, a clothing designer, has certainly taught me a thing or two about the new world of marketing. I had been a designer for 25 years with my own brand when I opened Austin School of Fashion Design. I had sold to the best stores…Neiman Marcus, Tootsies, Cache’, The Garden Room. When Melissa told me that her vision was a casual clothing/indie music/cafe I wasn’t sure it would work. When she created a very small collection out of her home then advertised it on Facebook, Etsy, and Pinterest, I still was skeptical. Now, I am a true believer! She was recently on the front page of Etsy - not an easy thing to accomplish. She has sold over four hundred garments off of Etsy and made her business succeed in ways I would have never thought. She epitomizes the character of our eccentric and eclectic city of designers by setting the pace, breaking the trends and doing things her own way. Her collections of organic cotton jersey are perfect for our climate and our casual attire. But the mastery of her work is the ease in which her clothing can be worn for all occasions. Melissa is one of the most important designers to watch in Austin. Jessica Faith Marshall and Isabella Rose Taylor are two gifted young girls, each with her own clothing line, l e f t : Jessica Faith Marshall.

Photo courtesy of Gregg Cestaro. t o p :

Beth McElhaney of Personal Adornments. Visit Personal Adornments at b o t t o m : Melissa TaylorJenkins of Katastrophic.

Photo courtesy of Katy Shayne of Shayne

Stroud Photography

brand, website, national publicity, fashion runway show experience and marketing savvy.

Both have been to

New York with their designs, Isabella having made the front pages and TV screens all over America in the past two years. And they are just 13 years old! I love both

BootLegMarket. She’s a marketing genius. As for my current favorite designers in Austin, here are three that I will be watching.

of them for their ferocious determination. But what I like most about both of their collections is the freshness and appropriate taste of their silhouettes.

Beth McElhaney of Personal Adornments, a talented

Young girls seem to want to dress like their favorite

jewelry designer, is one of Austin’s best-kept secrets. Her

celebrities. Often those with the worst taste are the one’s

accessories have been shown in every important runway

young girls most emulate. Jessica Faith and Isabella Rose,

show in Austin teaming her up with every well-known

both beyond enchantingly adorable advertisements for

designer in Austin. Her studio holds a dreamer’s gold mine

their generation, have taken the upper road in creating

of the most unique and beautifully designed earrings,

the most age appropriate separates and dresses I have

necklaces, and bracelets here in Austin. Turquoise, jade,

ever seen for teenage girls while still adding the glitz and

pearl, amethyst, ruby, silver or gold, wire worked, bead

shimmer of Hollywood. Parents will be thrilled; young

strung, or hand sculpted from fine silver clay. You will not

girls will be thrilled. For now, they still belong to Austin,

believe your eyes if you enter her studio. In September,

but the world is their oyster and both are on the way to

Beth will be showing her collections in New York along

major success.

with lingerie designer Megan Summerville. Visit Personal IN FLUENTIAL 15

FA L L FA S H I O N : f e a t u r e s

Alessandra Ambrosio in Arkitect by Pink Filosofy 16


C olo m b iaModa S o u th A m e r ica : a Fa s h i o n P lat f o r m f o r L at i n D e s i g n e r s

w R I TTEN BY Leonardo D'Almagro

PHOTOS BY Alejandro Cabezut, Cámara Lúcida, Alexandra Renneberg

olombiamoda 2013 was recently held in


Medellin, Colombia. The fashion week also included the Textiles 2 fair and the Fashion for the World exhibition. All of them were a huge success. The three day exhibition

attracted over 65,000 visitors and 1,788 international buyers from 50 countries.

I was thrilled to represent

InFluential Magazine. Colombiamoda 2013 was organized by Inexmoda, a nonprofit company created by a group of entrepreneurs that aims to showcase Colombia’s fashion and textile industry.

One of the most thrilling highlights was a

prelude to the opening show by French-Colombian designer Haider Ackermann who displayed a collection celebrating the 25 years of Inexmoda. Ackermann’s show was beautifully put together and his latest collection was near perfection. Other collections shown definitely caught our eyes and deserve the spotlight. The star of the event was the gorgeous Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio who paraded on the catwalk in Arkitect by Pink Filosofy and inaugurated-along with Kelly Talamas, director of Vogue Mexico and Latin America and Rosa Tous-the fourth edition of the "The Vogue Talents Corner.” Beatriz Camacho


FA L L FA S H I O N : f e a t u r e s

Alessandra Ambrosio in Arkitect by Pink Filosofy

This edition held over 20 presentations and parades, among them Haider Ackermann, Francesca Miranda, Camilo Alvarez and Silvia Tcherass, Tennis, and Babalu. "The Vogue Talents Corner" is designed to support talented Colombian designers who have the ability to innovate each season. Beatriz Camacho, Carlos Polite, Spice, Ivy Day, Khbeis, Maria Elena Villamil, Silvia Alfonzo, Syrovy, María Angélica Guerra, Renata Lozano and Isabel Henao, are the 11 designers Vogue Inexmoda chose to represent the best of Colombian fashion. During Colombiamoda 2013, designer Camilo Alvarez invited me to his show where he unveiled "Botanicracia," his latest collection for men and women that brought garments with 3D elements to Colombia's runways for the first time. "We want to be the first to get into this technology which has already been used a bit in France and the United States," the Colombian designer said. “Garments with 3D features are created by superimposing successive layers of a semi-elastic plastic material on each other.” The designer created accessories, such as hats and bracelets, to go along with dresses some of which combined a core plastic structure with knits that formed the remainder of the garment. Alessandra Ambrosio in Arkitect by Pink Filosofy



Isabel Henao

Camilo Álvarez

Camilo Álvarez

Francesca Miranda


FA L L FA S H I O N : f e a t u r e s

ELECTRIC F RE N C H I E his tea party editorial is Mad Hatter-inspired


and impeccably put together. Electric Frenchie gushes bohemian elegance in this Pre-Fall lookbook called, "The Love Club." A lush landscape of greenery and lace covered trees surround doll-like models

Emilie Stillwagon, Rachel Bostwick, and Kate Bianco as they share a spot of tea on Mackenzie Child tableware swathed in fur and jewels. Photographed by David Heisler, this golden-hued wonderland tips a hat to a luxe Alice in Wonderland fantasy. Stylist Christian Ramirez mixes affordable boho ready-to-wear with opulent designer garments from Gucci and Prada in an editorial that inspires bohems to dress up. Visit Electric Frenchie at




F A L L In F Afluence: S H I O N : f e a FASHION tures


R AV E N + L I LY aven




electric frenchie




responsible brand dedicated to



through design partnerships and



opportunities. The 2013 Fall / Winter collection features exclusive handmade and eco-friendly jewelry and accessories from North India, Cambodia, and Ethiopia. The beauty of each modern, organic design reflects the beauty and culture of the woman who made it. Visit Raven + Lily at




F A L L In F Afluence: S H I O N : f e a FASHION tures




Faith b y J e ssica


aith by Jessica is an apparel brand that was established with a desire to bring glamour and elegance to a woman’s wardrobe. The label was created by young designer, Jessica Faith Marshall, to inspire women to

dress in clothing that makes them feel chic and well put together. For the Spring / Summer 2014 collection, Jessica challenged








reconceptualizing some of the signature Faith by Jessica pieces. She was inspired by a slightly different angle in styling and mood to reflect a powerful, strong, and chic woman while still embodying her glamorous aesthetic. Using modern accessories, sleek hair and make-up, and unique styling reflected the personality and style of the contemporary woman she is designing for. Visit Faith By

Clothing: Faith by Jessica Model: Anna Cash Photographer: Will Hollis Stylist: Nicole Daniels Hair / Make-up: Jessica Faith Marshall

Jessica at


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feat u r e

L illy L o r r ain e illy Lorraine is a private, women’s


clothing line based in Austin, Texas. The designs are hand constructed with patterns and textiles exclusive to Lilly Lorraine.








Moonlight, is inspired by the tones, textures, and beauty of the earth's natural architecture that is revealed in the moonlight. Surprises by the cast of a moonbeam or gust of wind reveal color, texture and flowing movement that awakening the sense of romance beyond the night’s shadows. The majority of the pieces are made with Bambli™, a textile designer Christi Craven created and has a utility patent pending on. Bambli™  consists of 100% wools and 100% bamboo knit which offers a unique cooling property and allows the body to breathe and maintain normal temperature, stretch, and feel soft on the skin.  The color red, used as a bold statement within the collection is a dedication to Craven’s grandmother, Lilly Lorraine, whose favorite color was red.  Visit Lilly Lorraine at RIGHT: The Eclipse Gown made with layers of different silks was a show stopper at the Lilly Lorraine Fall 2013 fashion show at Chelsea Piers. The Eclipse Gown is available for custom orders and in cocktail length at



Lilly Lorraine’s Femi Coat at Austin Fashion Week. Made with Lilly Lorraine’s patent pending textile, BAMBLI.

For Austin Fashion Week local stylist Cristina Facundo paired the Celeste Tunic with our wide leg Gino Pant.

Lilly Lorraine designed a custom white gown for Austin Fashion Week's Noir & Encore Kick Off Event.The event featured donated, all white garments to be sold with 100% of proceeds to benefit the Arc of the Capital Area.

The Juliette Gown at Chelsea Piers. Lilly Lorraine had the opportunity to showcase its Fall 2013 Collection with Nolcha Fashion Week in New York City. IN FLUENTIAL 27

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JESSICA CIARLA w w w . ciarla . com Not like the typical bridal line, CIARLAbride collections


are created with a high-fashion vision wherein a mood

The Baci Little White Dress has a 60's feel and is

board is developed, swatches of prints and unique

a fabulous party dress! The layers of silk organza

fabrics are chosen and a visionary collection is created

look festive, but with a cinched belt, an hourglass

to transform a poetic dream into reality.

figure still peeks through.

L E F T:


The red tear drop Ciarla gown is a gorgeous option for a

The Monet blue gown is favorite silhouette of

black tie affair and is offered in white for a bride. The 40

designer Jessica Ciarla. The soft tulle overlay adds

layers of silk organza take weeks to cut out and sew on

a dimension of texture while still keeping the overall

the mermaid skirt while the bodice hugs close to show

look light.

off a woman's figure. IN FLUENTIAL 29

In fluence: FASHION & STYLE

Be Beautiful, Be Kanti ♦

w r i t t e n B y Karen Smith

he idea of Kanti Goods blossomed when



local materials and fair production methods.

wanderlust took a mother and daughter to

In 2011, deciding that simply supporting communities

Southern India. While visiting, they collected

around the world wasn’t enough, we added a non-profit

pieces infused with beautiful stories. The duo

chapter to our story. Today, proceeds from each Kanti

was so inspired by their findings, they brought

event and online sale benefit a local charity or non-profit

back some of these treasures to share.

organization. We are proud to help support our local

The name Kanti is derived from the Sanskrit word

community and appreciate all the help and support we’ve

for beauty. Our aim is to offer a variety of goods so

received in return. As we continue to grow and evolve, we

everyone can enjoy the beauty available in our world.

will do our best to bring you the most beautiful variety

Many of our products come from organizations that give

of products from around the world while working to help

opportunities to underprivileged women and small-scale

improve global and local communities. Visit us at www.

craftsman, artisans, and entrepreneurs while encouraging



feat u r e




In fluence: health & wellness

Fa l l I n Lov e With Yo u r Skin w r i t t e n B y Denise Bell

My recommendations for beautiful skin in colder weather:

DaMi Sea Micropolish $54 The particles in DaMi’s Sea Micropolish aren’t jagged so they roll across the skin. You do not want a scrub that will scratch or tear. DaMi’s scrub also contains licorice extract

ooler weather means drier skin, and dry


and hyaluronic acid that combat inflammation and dry skin.

skin cannot protect the body as well as hydrated skin. Dry skin also looks unhealthy, makes lines and wrinkles more noticeable, and is itchy and irritating. To keep your skin

glowing as winter approaches, exfoliate and add a serum to your home care routine. I find that most people either overuse or underuse scrubs. 1-2 times a week is enough. A good exfoliator removes dead skin cells from the surface without completely stripping the skin. Exfoliation also preps the skin for products so they can penetrate. For a professional exfoliation, schedule a series of microdermabrasion

Image Max Serum $ 9 3 . 5 0

treatments. The benefits of a good microderm are

The Max serum by Image is a powerful combination of


peptides, plant-derived stem cells and nutrition. Not only

Serums are the least utilized skin care product and can

does it help the skin to defend against the damage from

potentially do the most good. Serums are lighter and

UV rays and free radicals, it accelerates repair of damaged

more completely absorbed than creams or lotions. Look

cells. The peptides in this serum have a Botox-like effect

for a serum that contains peptides and antioxidants, and

that relaxes tense facial muscles and directs the cells to

that will infuse your skin with nutrients. Creams that are

renew collagen. It penetrates the skin and works on the

too heavy will not be absorbed and cannot change the

live layers beneath the surface, where skin repair occurs.

condition of your skin.



Making a

S p e ctacl e of

T h e ms e lv e s elcome Spectacle Eye Design!


The new

boutique at 4800 Burnet Road finally brings optical haute couture to Austin, offering the high fashion boutique experience to those who are in the market for eyewear

that is as eye-catching as it is beneficial. Fall into fashion with eyewear from designers like Frieze Frame, Ray Ban, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein and Vera Wang.


In fluence: FASHION & STYLE

Now Smell T his

F o r th e I nfl u e ntial Wo m an

w r i t t e n B y William Jackson

he right perfume can give your style—


and your confidence—an added boost. However, the right perfume can go wrong if incorrectly applied. Some prefer sticking with one signature scent while

others like to change things up depending on the occasion or the season. Regardless of your preference, knowing how to pick the right scent is the first step in successfully wearing a fragrance. A few additional tips help you smell your best:

Understand the different types of fragrances

Choose a fragrance type appropriate for your setting

Test a fragrance before wearing it

Limit how many scents you test at once

Choose a fragrance that’s right for you

Spray your pulse points where your blood flows the strongest and the skin is the warmest

Spray perfume from a distance of five or six inches depending on the intensity of the scent

Avoid rubbing the perfume into your skin

Kim Gillespie Edwards, Sales Representative at Parfums Givenchy shares with us the fragrance favorites for fall.



F o r th e I nfl u e ntial Man

FLOWER in the Air eau de Parfum by Kenzo is a modern, fresh,






raspberry, dazzling rose, magnolia, and white musk just to name a few. The fragrance hit stores in late August.

For the chic, sleek, and polished woman, the new FENDI L’ACQUAROSSA-set to hit stores in late Septemberis a new elixir of passion with tangerine, latana flower, magnolia and red cedarwood.

For the chic, sleek, and polished man, FENDI Pour Homme AQUA is a must have. This masculine fragrance features lemon, bergamot, cedar, lavender, sage, basil.  

Another fall favorite is GENTLEMEN ONLY by Givenchy featuring notes include birch leaf, Texas cedar wood, patchouli, and vetyver. This pleasing blend of freshness, sensuality, and masculinity.





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In fluence: interior design

I n t e r i o r Design with a n E c o - f r i e n d ly M i n d Interview with award winning Interior Designer, Johnny Moallempour I NTER V I EW C ONDU C TED BY William Jackson

esigning out of his San Francisco-based


studio, NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) award winning designer Johnny Moallempour specializes inÂ





residential and commercial remodeling and renovations, new






furniture design. He defines his style as “specific to the location, the architectural style, the purpose, and the people and their lives,� and should appear natural and comfortable. In this exclusive Q&A, Moallempour talks to InFluential Magazine about the growing role of health, safety and sustainability in the home.

InFluential Magazine:

design choices. The forward thinking designer has to be ahead of the curve in this manner.

How do health, safety and

sustainability influence your work? Johnny Moallempour:

Johnny Moallempour

The majority of my clients are

concerned about their health and that of their families and the impact of their activities on the environment. As an option, we can recommend products and materials that are eco-friendly and are free of hazardous chemicals.

InM: Are eco-friendly concerns becoming important to your clients? Moallempour:

As San Francisco is

leading the way as being amongst the most eco-friendly city in the United States, our clients are very concerned about the type of carbon footprint they are leaving on the earth, and it certainly includes those activities close to home.

We do our best to incorporate their needs

InM: Have these always been key considerations in your

while being as budget friendly as possible, both without


compromise to design.



Most definitely.

Consumer and government demands

require we remain aware of the latest innovations in

InM: What are key traits most common with eco-friendly

technology and materials available to incorporate into


our design plans. To meet the ever changing need of

Moallempour: Popular are fabrics made from organic

clients, we have to be prepared to offer eco-friendly

natural materials such as cotton, linen, hemp and raw silk.


San Mateo, California Green Project

San Mateo, California Green Project

San Mateo, California Green Project

There are species of wood that naturally grow quickly

brainer. It is time for some significant changes and this is

and are easily replaced such as bamboo, and [there is]

just one of them!

reclaimed wood. Some water-based finishes are low on harmful chemicals and must be specially requested from


designers and cabinet makers.

interior design project in San Mateo, California. Tell us

As a design practice, we pay close attention to design

You’ve just completed a beautiful eco-friendly

about the choice to incorporate an eco-friendly design

aesthetics. For example, to mitigate the harmful effects

throughout the project.

of long term exposure to electric current, electrical

Moallempour: The client, a chemical engineer, was very

outlets, light switches and appliances are strategically

adamant about her house being very clean from harmful


chemicals. So accessories, design choices and products had to be eco-friendly; no exceptions here. A unique

InM: Does being eco-friendly mean trade-off in design?

request is the installation of a central vacuum system

Moallempour: Incorporating eco-friendly choices in our

which can be used to ensure potentially harmful air

design does not compromise a beautifully finished space.

circulating in the house is directed away from the living

The best designer is able marry both the client’s taste and

spaces into the garage.

creating a safe and eco-friendly space. As a society we are looking for long-term solutions to the major damage we have done to our planet. Eco-friendly design is a no-



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PARIS Lifestyle Blogger Lindsey J . W i e s e T r av e l s t o F r a n c e f o r a P a r t i c u la r l y P a r i s i a n Perspective on Style

edicated followers of fashion seeking to expand


their style curriculum need only take leave to study abroad in Paris. An advanced sense of style surely runs in the blood of Parisians, leaving visitors to the fashion capitol of the world both awed and

perplexed. -- What gives them that certain je ne sais quoi? Coco Chanel once said, “A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.”

Unquestionably one of fashion’s

greatest influencers, Chanel –a Parisian herself— laid the

L'arc de Triomphe

groundwork for our fascination with street style.’ Chanel’s useful notion can be applied to examining the classic yet forward, seemingly seasonless, wearable couture on display day-to-day in the streets of Paris. These are the current overarching style stories told by residents of the City of Light:

S u nni e s & S ca rv e s Ray-Ban’s classic aviator is a staple across the pond, too. Guys and girls alike are wearing these with big, billowy scarves. Other then an occasional colorful Hermes silk, scarves are predominately a unisex solid neutral worn wrapped loosely around the neck with the tail tucked in. Think infinity scarf but tied just-so…Parisians posses a remarkable talent for the tying & knotting of scarves.

S e r io u sly S k inny j e ans The skinny jeans trend has been around for some time now, and while us Americans have distracted ourselves with the distressed boyfriend jean (ladies) and an aspirational resurrection of Dad jeans (gents), Parisians are staying true to the skinny jean. Again, seen on both guys and girls, the cut is as “skinny” as ever and a definite go-to piece. The guys pull it off in a masculine classic way, sticking to slender cuts of clean, dark wash denim. Street Fashion 44


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Wo m e n ’ s S ho e s Two things:

studded booties & wedge sneakers. Not sure

about the wedge sneaker trend? This look can be pulled off in an ever-so-chic way! Parisiennes prove it by opting for solid dark colors mainly from the brand Ash. Also, short boots in dark hues are everywhere! All the young fashionistas were spotted wearing booties adorned with subtle studs/tiny spikes at the heel or toe.

C lassic O u t e r w e a r This category is all about classic trench coats and black leather biker jackets. There was never a jean jacket, sherpa-lined or bomber jacket, in sight. The men wore sport coats, of course (and quite well, might I add), but this is the category where their true wardrobe staples shine. It is my assumption that Parisians build a wardrobe – for outerwear, especially - out of highest quality key pieces, collected over time.

Blac k . P e r iod.

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Pantone’s color of the year, Paris edition - hypothetically, if there were such a thing - would not be an unexpected reveal of ever-changing hues like Tangerine Tango or Emerald. No, it would be Black… always black, unyielding, reliable black. A principal color for every piece of the wardrobe, Parisians definitely express a commitment that black is the new black…is, was, and always will be.

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The Visual Opulence of Les Copains

he visual opulence of the new Les Copains FW13


collection designed by Alessandro Dell’Acqua is enhanced with couture details yet maintains a contemporary attitude. The lightness of the silhouette, emphasized in the dresses, lies on the body in a perfect balance between grace and fit. Dell’Acqua has

created a rich selection of slim-cut pants in metallic jacquard and silk arabesque with chinè prints of floral inspiration. The colour palette is consistent with the surreally wild atmosphere of the collection. Primary colors interact with hazy pastel shades like anise green, lavender, blush and camel. The result is glamorous and captivating as it should be from a “maison” that continues with its vision of knitwear that can only be invented with passion and a refined technical expertise.




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T he A rt of R elating w r i t t e n b y Brad Kennington

elationships take work.


In an intimate

past partners. Being aware of our own history helps us

relationship, two people with their own

have a better understanding of where we are, where it

unique stories of joy and pain, of hope and

is we most need to go and who would make the best

disappointment meet, embrace and begin


to create a shared story. And despite the

All of us have been wounded in past attachments and

potential struggles which come with shared intimacy,

the residue of these hurts will invariably find their way

many of us choose to enter a relationship or search

into the DNA of our current relationships. But with an

to find that special connection we hope will ease that

awareness of our own pain and knowing its real source,

aching emptiness.

we can take responsibility for our own healing and avoid

What makes a relationship successful is as varied and complex as all the idiosyncrasies that make us who we

making up for the mistakes and failures of someone else.

are as individuals. There are plenty of self-help books

The more self-aware we are, the less reactive we are.

that claim that if we only do this or do that then we

And when we are not busy reacting to our partner, we

will have a healthy relationship. But these books read

can connect in a way where both experience an intimacy

more like recipes telling us what to do when and by how

that heals and calls forth our better selves.

much in order to make a meaningful connection. Healthy

Relating also involves risking. When we initiate contact

relating is less about doing and more about being, being

with our partner and ask for something we need--an

someone who is self-aware, who is able to risk, and who is

empathic ear, an apology, more sex--we risk not having

able to forgive. Attaching to another human being takes

our needs met and left feeling anxious, angry, hurt and

work, and those that are successful at it are working on

exposed. It takes a lot of courage to give a voice to what


we need knowing that it may result in conflict or worse,

When in a relationship, it is crucial to be aware of

a rejection. It may seem like our very selves are at risk

our own strengths and limitations, what our needs

when we allow ourselves to get close to someone. But it

are and what we are willing to give our partner. It is

is in this shared closeness, this open vulnerability, where

especially important to be aware of the influence of

our needs are met and we experience a gentle healing. 

past relationships, primarily those with our parents and


projecting onto our new partner the responsibility of


Some of us may take the passive approach of hoping

that our partner will figure it out on their own what it is we need from them without us having to say anything.

Brad Kennington

This mind reading strategy rarely, if ever, works. By taking

Executive Director LMFT, LPC,

the necessary risks we create an open space for the

and COO of Cedar Springs Austin

relationship to grow and unfold, and as our relationship

grows, we grow with it.   Pain is also part of partnering.  We will hurt and be hurt

Brad Kennington serves as the executive

in relationships. It is just the nature of intimacy. When

director of Cedar Springs Austin. He

we have been injured, we may have the desire to strike

specializes in the treatment of eating

back in anger to show our partner how it feels so that

disorders - focusing on males. Through

they will not hurt us again. Or we may just retreat into

his work, Brad has been interviewed

our isolation.

by Reuters,




Whether our stance is to hurt or hide, without

Street Journal and GQ. Prior to joining

forgiveness a bitter resentment can settle in and begin

Cedar Springs Austin, Brad designed,

to slowly corrode the trust that binds a relationship

developed and served as the Executive

together. But when we offer and receive forgiveness, we

Director of an eating disorder residential

breathe new life into a wounded relationship, allowing

treatment program that treated both

for repair and a renewed intimacy. As author Frederick

males and females. Brad currently

Buechner writes, “For both parties, forgiveness means

serves on the board of directors for

the freedom again to be at peace inside their own skins

the National Association for Males

and to be glad in each other’s presence.”           

with Eating Disorders, a member of

Relationships help us grow into the person we could

the Academy for Eating Disorders, a

not be alone. To become that person, though, we must

member of the International Association

be open to tending to the relationship by first tending to

for Eating Disorders Professionals and


vice president of Austin Eating Disorder Specialists.


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Influential Mind:

B u llyin g 1 0 1

data from a nationwide survey.iii The perpetrators generally seek control over others, and may or may not have been victims of bullying. Sometimes people who don’t directly “commit the act” actively encourage others’ behaviors (cheering), are passively responsible (being a passive audience

w r i t t e n B y Louis Taylor, D.O.

member), or are avoidant (don’t provide any negative feedback about the behaviors). Sometimes, particularly


hances are your family is affected by

with cyberbullying, individuals can even be unwitting


perpetrators.iv These roles may change from situation to






otherwise. Some research indicates that at


least half of all kids are/have been bullied.i Many children directly deny that they are

T h e Wa r nin g S i g ns ?

victims and/or hide it well; a common parental response

In a nutshell, unhealthy changes in your child are warning

to the discovery is 'I had no idea!' even when actively

signs. For example, mood changes, changes in appetite or

involved in their child’s life.

sleeping patterns, social isolation or decreased academic performance or participation.

The National Education

Association estimates that more than  160,000 children W hat is B u llyin g ?

stay home from school every day because of bullying.v

Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another

N e g ativ e Eff e cts

person injury or discomfort.

Bullying can cause serious emotional trauma. Bullying


victims are at increased risk for depression and problematic

Bullying can be: •

physical (harm or threat to person or property, rude gestures, theft)

verbal (spoken or written, threats, sexually inappropriate comments, teasing, rumors, etc…), or

social (intentionally ostracizing someone, harming others’ reputations or relationships).






behaviors such as cutting or suicidal ideation result.


extreme cases, some bullied children retaliated with extreme violence; in 12 of 15 school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had a history of being bullied. Personally, I feel one of the most serious of the consequences is lowered self-esteem; there is no quick fix for poor self-esteem, and I strongly recommend regular therapy to help work through a damaged sense

W ho ?

of self-worth.

Most at risk are those individuals who are perceived as being “different” by the perpetrator(s), particularly by

Bystanders may suffer from many mixed emotions such as fear, anxiety, guilt, and feeling powerless.

race, religion or economic class, those with mental or physical challenges, or suspected GLBT (gay, lesbian,

W hat to do a b o u t it ?

bisexual, transgender) youth.

The bullied individuals

Speak with your child. Of course, they may be very adept

typically doesn’t “do” anything to “cause” the attacks and

at hiding things from you, but the more open the lines of

may find themselves to be a targeted in multiple settings.

communication, the better the chance that he will either

More than a third of teen guys and girls say they’ve


directly confide in you or give subtle hints.

been physically, emotionally or sexually abused in their

Try to avoid labeling kids as “bully” or “victim” which can

dating relationships, according to recent, unpublished

imply a character trait instead of a situation and implicate


absolute blame. It is often not cut-and-dry. (Yes, I use “bully” and “victim” in this article, but for purely editorial purposes… I only have so many words allotted.) Perhaps phrase it as “the person who….” Know all passwords for all electronics and social media; telephones and electronics are privileges not rights, so make it a non-flexible condition. Of course, don’t arbitrarily “stalk” your child or post potentially embarrassing items as you would have unintentionally (from their viewpoint) acted like “a bully.” Work with school to address your concerns. Handle situations carefully as being labeled a “snitch” by peers can cause intensified problems for your child. Youth in environments which respect diversity are less at-risk for

L o u i s Tay l o r , D . O .

bullying behaviors. The perpetrators need help, too; if underlying sources of their behaviors aren’t effectively addressed, they are

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,

at risk for long-term problems socially, educationally,

Adult Psychiatry |

professionally, and also have an increased risk of substance abuse and legal

Louis Taylor, D.O. earned his medical

Seek professional assistance. A psychiatrist who also

degree from the University of North

provides therapy may eliminate the need to “start all over”

Texas Health Science Center (Fort

if a medication is ever deemed necessary. My goal for

Worth) and completed his psychiatry

clients is to eventually not need therapy or medications,

residency at Scott and White (Temple,

assuming that everything is going well.

TX) and Austin Medical Education Program





More Information About Bullying is Available From:

completed his Child and Adolescent

American Psychiatric Association -


National Crime Prevention Council -

Southwestern Child and Adolescent

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – “Facts for Families:





Psychiatry Residency Program at Seton

Bullying” at

Family of Hospitals.

amilies&name=Bullying •

National PTA, Bullying: Connect for Respect -

His clinic is located off of Bee Cave Road.


There are two sources of federally collected data on youth bullying : •

The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that, nationwide, 20% of students in grades 9–12 experienced

Visit the website DoctorTaylor.

org for further information or to request an evaluation.

Office hours are by

appointment: (512) 522-5116.

bullying. •

The 2008–2009 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that, nationwide, 28% of students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying.

i American Psychiatric Association - ii (American Psychological Association) iii, “Youths report emotional, physical and sexual abuse”, Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY, July 31, 2013 iv v American Psychiatric Association - vi American Psychiatric Association - vii


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C o m p l e m e nt Y o u r Fac e S ha p e w r i t t e n B y Wendy Walicek


re you looking for a new style and aren’t

look at Reese Witherspoon you can see how a side part

sure what suits your face shape? Let’s take

and long bangs are nice for this shape because they

a look at the most common face shapes

accentuate the eyes and cheek bones.

and the haircuts that work best for them.

sometimes being slightly wider at the cheekbones and

and width and you have a prominent

usually having a full jawline. You can accentuate the face

jawline, you likely have a square face. Katie Holmes is a

with a fun short cut, or use long layers to add length to the

great example of someone with a square face. Layered,

face and create the illusion of balance. Drew Barrymore

wavy, and long hairstyles are great choices for this shape

pulls off the layered style with ease, and if you look at

because they help soften the angles.

Ginnifer Goodwin, she rocks the short cut with the same

Heart-shaped faces are those with wide foreheads, prominent cheekbones, and narrow chins. If you take a



Round faces are roughly as wide as they are long,

If your face is about the same height


face shape! Oblong faces are longer than they are wide. Hairstyles



that balance the face by adding width to the cheekbones

the eyes that need to stand out, you may consider bangs-

are most flattering. This includes cuts that have layers to

blunt for a dramatic effect or side swept for a softer more

break up the length, but it is suggested not to start the

subtle appearance. We’ve all coveted Jennifer Aniston’s

layers at the jawline. Sarah Jessica Parker has an oblong

long layers and envied Sienna Miller's centered parted

face shape and she often wears long bangs to break up

bangs, so for all of you with an oval face shape, we envy

the shape.


If you’ve been blessed with an oval face shape, you hit

No matter the shape of your face, there’s a hairstyle out

the jackpot! Congratulate yourself or your parents for

there for you that will make you feel beautiful, balanced

passing along the good genes. As for this face shape, the

and like the local celebrity you are!

sky’s the limit. The difficult part is deciding which of your

Contact Deseo Salon at 512-551-2989 or www.

features you want to accentuate. If it’s cheek bones you and let one of our experienced stylists

want to highlight then layers might be the answer. If it’s

create the style most complementing to you.





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Leonardo on December 4, 2012 as Fashion Editor. He has been instrumental in growing the InFluential brand.

Leonardo not only

brings his fashion sense, but he brings his

strong background in advertising and marketing. This allows Leonardo to work directly with industry professionals to assist in developing successful business products and strategies. Educated in advertisement and marketing, Leonardo gained global experience while working as manager of departments for international companies. He serves as a director of a binational chamber of commerce.

Being fluent in Spanish,

Portuguese and English has been beneficial as Leonardo has been named the new on-camera talent for for the US Latin market and all Latin America regions. If that is not enough, he is also a cast member of Super Latina Fashion Squad televised by TV Azteca and Telemundo and a member of the Fashion Group International, INC. Leonardo continues to grow and share his talents with many. In the words of Leonardo, “It is all baby steps.”

This is what InFluential loves

about Leonardo. As his opportunities are beginning to flourish, his attitude always exhibits gratefulness. While bridging the business segment with the fashion segment,







attachment to the industry keeps me in the know of the latest fashion and edgy styles which complement the busy lifestyles of our viewers. Style is a way of life, and it will be thrilling to keep the readers and TV audience on the cutting edge.” One thing that is hard to do is keeping up with Leonardo. You can follow Leonardo through InFluential Magazine at www. and IN FLUENTIAL 61

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PHOTOS B y Tresal Photography

atthew Redden, owner and head


stylist at Solution for Hair & Makeup in downtown Austin, looks every part the dashing Broadway star. So it is little surprise to find out that the

Houston native honed his styling skills in New York while pursuing a career in musical theatre. “During the day I worked at Henri Bendels as a make-up freelancer for Tart and Awake cosmetics, and then eventually became a business manager for a Greek skincare line called Korres.� With a professional background in makeup for both on stage and off, Matthew is an expert when it comes to styling clients for upscale events. And his style partner in crime, Dawn Hill, is no novice either. Formerly a make-up artist with Cirque du Soliel, Dawn has a long career in styling for on-stage and off. Their experiences have given them the skills to give their clients the right look for the right occasion.



Matthew Redden


In fluence: BEAUTY








techniques used to style a person for the stage versus for an upscale event. For stage make-up, a heavier base is used to contour the face; lots of powder is used to seal it in. Rouge and heavy eye make-up are applied even for a “normal” look so that an actor’s features can be seen by audience members even if they are in the nosebleed section. Event make-up is more subtle; it is applied in such as way so that it brings out the client's features so that they are defined yet appears natural. When asked what he liked most about stage make up, Matthew said it offers more opportunities for dramatic transformations. By applying makeup in certain ways, an incredible amount of drama can be achieved. “I think the enjoyable thing about stage make-up is that you can transform someone’s face,” says Matthew. “You can bring out features and hide features that, under stage light, can create an environment or character that may be very different from what the actor looks like if you just walked up to them on the street.” Solution for Hair & Make-up specializes in styling for events and parties. Since event season happens to be rapidly approaching, Matthew explained what he thought was essential make-up for an upscale event. “I think if you’re going to an event, you need to take the make-up up a notch. Most likely if you’re going to an event, you will be photographed, and usually events are at night, so a heavier coverage and definitely heavier eye or lip. Think glamorous and red carpet! If you get nice eyelash extensions or fake eyelashes, sometimes that helps bring out the eyes and brings out the glamour for sure!” If you have an event you need to glam up for, cut, color or up-do, you can contact Solution for Hair & Make-up at 512-374-0022 to schedule an appointment. The located in the heart of downtown West Austin on 3rd and Bowie.



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In fluence: EDUCATION

Reach Teach Unite ●

with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas w r i t t e n B y Marcia Nelson


s time has come for children to go back

I asked why we don’t hear more about this issue.

to school, I can’t help but think about my

Meagan Ellis stated, “This is an invisible issue. A high


During the summer she

percentage of people cannot relate to this issue.” LCCT

always made sure we kept up our reading

is a coalition that is making the low literacy among adults


a visible issue by partnering with service providers and

Although I did not appreciate her

efforts at the time, I am so grateful grandmother helped me develop a strong desire for reading. I realize the skill of reading is essential to grow in all aspects of life.

One way to improve the quality of literacy services in Central Texas is to REACH the community to raise

Imagine being in a doctor’s office, receiving written

awareness. Our communities are being called to action

information regarding your healthcare, and not being

with opportunities to give by volunteering our time and

able to understand it. What if you couldn’t read your

skills. By staying connected with the community, LCCT

prescription label directions and warnings? What would

has been able refer over 1,550 families to the appropriate

you do? Picture your child coming home from school

literacy program and provided assistance with enrollment

with a form that needs a response and not being able to

into these programs. LCCT is also reaching out to state

complete it. This is hard to imagine; however, one out of

legislators to advocate for more public investments in

five Central Texans are living with a low literacy rate and

adult education and other family literacy programs.

facing these issues on a daily basis.

With the number of low literacy adults increasing

As I searched news articles that may address this

- either because English is their second language or

growing concern, I did not find many. I rarely hear or see

because of an inability to complete their education -

any advertisement for adult literacy programs. How can

LCCT has partnered with service providers of the literacy

we help anyone who might be in need of adult literacy

programs to TEACH literacy instructors. This teaching


program will help improve the quality and availability of

There is a help - The Literacy Coalition of Central

the literacy services in Central Texas.

Texas or LCCT. I had a great opportunity to converse

This training provides instruction in English as a second

with Meagan Ellis the Director of Development and

language, adult basic education, and health literacy just

Communication, Nancy Nicolas the board president,

to name a few. This training has a continual effect. Amy

Elizabeth Danon-Leva LCCT Board of Director member

Loar, Executive Director of Ascend Center of Learning

& co-chair of the Great Grown-up Spelling Bee, and Meg

states, “LCCT provides a high quality of training for

Poag the executive director. The enthusiasm and passion

the literacy instructors and great networking tool to

was felt when discussing their mission to “improve the

communicate with other service providers.”

quality and increase the availability of literacy instruction for Central Texans.”


increasing advocacy of state legislators.


Teaching is not limited to the literacy instructors or service providers. LCCT is also teaching our policy

makers and community stakeholders about the literacy conditions and community needs by collecting data and research, holding community presentations, and conducting public awareness campaigns. In partnering with healthcare services, as well, LCCT has been able to teach 1,000+ healthcare professionals. The best way to help increase and improve the quality of literacy programs is to Unite. By networking, the service provider can make seamless transitions for the learners as needs may differ throughout the learner’s progress. Through a quarterly council task force meeting providers are able to collaborate about the best teaching practices and resources. Karen Green, Director of Education Manos de Cristo, partnered with LCCT about five years ago and has nothing but praise for them. Manos de Cristo is a nonprofit organization whose funds are limited. Manos de Cristo was left with a struggling literacy program. LCCT was able to assist Manos de Cristo in petitioning a grant. With this help they received said grant and where able to continue with their literacy program. Green says, “The effectiveness of LCCT has resulted keeping the quality of the literacy program at a high standard. Without the help of LCCT, the program would not exist or take longer get quality results.” What can we do as individuals?

Get involved, and,


Many of the

literacy programs are nonprofit and receive only limited funds. Donations are always welcome.

Volunteers are

needed. Help with special events or join LCCT for Literacy Day at the Capitol. One special event is the 11th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee on Tuesday April 29, 2014 held at the Zach Theatre. For more details about LCCT please visit the www.


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A u s t i n C h i l d r e n ’s S h e l t e r G a l a :

A N i g h t in M on a co T ransforming S paces , T ransforming L ives ♦

w r i t t e n B y Kristen Morado


he Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) is a local

teamed up with Intelligent Lighting Design and Premiere

nonprofit that provides residential and

Select to transform the ACS Gala into "A Night of Giving

nonresidential services to children, young

Dangerously" at Hilton Austin on Saturday, November

adults, and families that have experienced

9. From the quality of the decor, to the grand opening

abuse or neglect.

sequence of the night, the Gala will

The shelter provides programs

be unforgettable and one that Austin



hasn’t seen yet. Expect an evening of

individuals with the hopes of

glamour, fine dining, dancing, aerialists,

breaking a cycle. Safety, security,

fast cars, and live performances with

and awareness are just a few of

color choreography.



the many things that the shelter

Brian Dawson, Intelligent Lighting

implements into their programs.

Design’s VP of Creative Services,

With the help of the local

emphasizes his duty to bring the theme

community, ACS looks forward to

to life just as his team views the ACS

their annual gala to continue their

staff and supporters. He compares

ongoing establishment. They are

the ACS staff to James Bond as they

responsible for raising more than 60% of their funding every year,

Kenneth Sharples, Creative Director of Premiere Select

and the gala itself represents more than 15% of those


reflect fearlessness and bravery. They have a commitment to every child that

walks through the shelter’s doors.

funds. This year, they have been inspired by James Bond

“We will be recognizing the day to day life-changing

and the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco. The shelter has

work of the ACS while surrounding attendees with the


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luxury and thrill of Casino Royale,” said Dawson. “In collaboration with Kenneth Sharples of Premiere Select, we have been able to design an atmosphere that brings the movie screen to reality.” Lauren




Shelter Director of Development, looks forward to celebrating with all of the sponsors. Last year, Chief Art Acevedo was the emcee and has decided to take on the role again this year. Thomas, being part of a foster family herself, recognizes the importance of the success of the gala. “The Austin Children’s Shelter serves as a safety net for many in our Transitional Living and Teen Parent Programs,” said Thomas. “I hope that we get some people interested in getting more involved here at ACS whether it is through our events like our gala, volunteering on campus or becoming a foster family like mine.” The gala would not be possible without





sponsors including Pat & Bill Munday, lookthinkmake, Ronda & Kelly Gray, Bobbi & Mort Topfer, Paula & Sterling Boon, Arron & Chris Hester, and Mary Scott Nabers. Transport





evening in Monaco and if you dare, give back to your local children’s shelter. For more information on table sponsorships, visit

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Lauren Thomas, Austin Children’s Shelter Director of Development


E D I T O R ' S FA L L P I C K S

DONNA KARAN This season Donna Karan went back to the beginning. Revisiting the seven easy pieces she created in the mid 80s which launched her into the fashion stratosphere. With this collection, Karan tried to create an evolution of stretch jersey pieces with a collection she dubbed “sensual, soulful, and sculptural." As long as the design elements were simple, the collection worked.


looks had elements which moved away from the overall simplicity, but nonetheless we’re pleased to see Karan has the back of the everyday woman. 82



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MONIQUE Lhuillier Elegant, light, and effortless. That is exactly how to describe the Monique Lhuillier collection this season. Lhuillier features minimalistic designs with cool color palettes. The inclusion of fur adds a touch of sophistication.




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CAROLINA HERRERA This collection is full of drama and emotion and more strongly

than in seasons past. The designer imagined a heroine of the 1940s: With her victory-roll coif and her wasp-waisted dresses and full skirts. Fur is one of the collection's major statements, whether wrapping around a bodice or trimming felt belts that emphasized slim waists.


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For this season, Reem Acra is inspired by a recent trip to Japan as well as the work of photographer Daido Moriyama. Surprisingly, incorporating fishnet, yes that’s right fishnet, into nearly every look wasn’t unsavory.




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MICHAEL KORS With this collection Kors demonstrates he understands that even the influential gentleman wants to look polished while maintaining comfort.

The colors and

materials nicely complement the season and move easily from day to evening. IN FLUENTIAL 93

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Pretty in Pink: Sunday Funday

"Building Bridges" Art


Celebration & Auction

2 – 8 PM


The Dogwood Austin and

6 – 9 PM


Hilton Austin

Hospice Austin's Beauty

Andy Roddick Gala

of Life



6 – 11 PM

9:30 AM – 1 PM

ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Hilton Austin

36th Annual Seton Development Board Gala

Black & White Ball



6 PM

7 – 11:30 PM

Four Seasons

Four Seasons

Visit to learn more about individual events and to get the scoop on everything going on around town!




Taste the Irish Tradition F

rom the rolling hills to the lyrical poetry, so

Jameson is distilled at Midleton Distillery in County

much of what defines Ireland is gorgeous

Cork. At one point in the early 1900s Midleton was one of

and engaging. Same goes for the native

hundreds of whiskey distilleries scattered throughout the

whiskey that for centuries has been a

Irish landscape. Today, it is one of only four that remain.

cornerstone of life and commerce for the

Little surprise for a whiskey whose heritage dates back

Emerald Isle.

to 1780 when John Jameson founded the distillery. A

Over the past few years Americans have been

businessman with a reputation for tireless precision, John

discovering the beauty and delights of Irish whiskey. In

Jameson is known today for perfecting the art of triple

particular, Americans have discovered Jameson which is

distillation, a process that gives Irish whiskey a smoother

one of the most historic brands. Today, Jameson sells

finish than most.

over one million cases a year throughout the US and over

Something that differentiates Irish whiskey from Scotch

three million globally. That’s quite a feat for a whiskey

is the ingredients used in distillation. While Scotch is

that was selling less than half that amount eight years

produced mainly with malted barley, Irish distillers use a

ago. Jameson, in fact, has been powering the growth of the entire Irish whiskey category. The numbers tell the story best: Irish whiskey sales in America quadrupled over the past ten years.



combination of grains, Irish barley, and maize. Jameson’s

picks up from the wood. But it’s important to note that

inclusion of maize gives the finished product a grainy

older does not necessarily mean better. When it comes

sweetness. Irish barley contributes a gentle kick of spice.

right down to it, it’s a matter of personal preference.

Jameson is practically an ancient brand, but its

Ultimately, a whiskey’s character is influenced by a

philosophies are very much in line with the way movers

Older expressions like Jameson Gold Reserve are

spirits and grain among each other; however nothing

created from precise blends of whiskeys, each aged for

produced at Midleton is outsourced. In fact, the distillers

a particular amount of time in a particular barrel. Irish

traditionally cultivated close relationships with nearby

whiskeys are generally aged in barrels that were once

farmers. Those relationships have endured throughout

used to age bourbon in America or sherry in Spain.

generations which mean some of the farmers who supply

Distillers at Midleton bring virgin American oak into the

the distillery today are descendants of farmers who

mix when maturing Gold Reserve. The new and used

supplied John Jameson. Thanks to this single-distillery

American oak contribute different degrees of vanilla-like

tradition, the consistency of the spirit is a hallmark.

sweetness, and Spanish oak adds honey and fruity notes

The standard Jameson bottle is a familiar mainstay on


combination of its age and the type of barrel.

and shakers eat and drink today. Many distilleries swap

thanks to the sherry that lingers in the wood.

the shelves of most liquor stores and bars, but it’s the

Bartenders around the city have been making the most

older, more mature expressions of the liquid gold that are

of the spirit’s versatility. “It’s definitely our top-selling

turning heads at higher end restaurants and bars.

whiskey,” said Hannah Swysgod, bar manager at Javelina.

Any spirit, including whiskey, comes off the still as

“It’s extremely versatile. It’s got a smooth flavor, so

clear as water. It acquires its color and some of its flavor

seasoned whiskey drinkers sip it on the rocks; and it also

throughout the years it spends maturing in oak barrels.

has flavors that mix really well with popular ingredients,

The longer a spirit stays in the barrel, the more flavors it

like ginger ale and ginger beer.”


Featuring the Jameson Julep Perfect for a warm summer evening •

50ml Jameson Irish Whiskey

10ml Simple Syrup

6-10 mint leaves

10ml Red Vermouth

Dash Water Bruise mint springs in a highball glass with water and sugar.

Add Jameson and crushed ice, and stir. Float Red Vermouth on top of drink, and garnish with mint springs. Tip – gently smack the mint springs before garnishing to release flavor. The final step – sit back and enjoy! If you would like to learn more about what’s happening in






JamesonAmbassadorTexasUSA Please enjoy Jameson Responsibly.



September / October 2013 InFluential Magazine  

The Art of Living Well

September / October 2013 InFluential Magazine  

The Art of Living Well