ACCESSORIES July / August 2013 PHOTOGRAPHY by Matt Moore
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Coordinating tie and shirt and jacket is a mine-field where only good taste can really guide us. However, we can improve our chances on that mine-field by applying a few basic tips: avoid choosing a tie lighter colored than your shirt or combining a regimental tie with a striped shirt and striped jacket. It's also been said that one should never have more than two or three different patterns in our outfits. So when wearing a patterned tie, keep pocket square and shirt simple. If wearing a shirt with a strong pattern, choose a monochrome tie to go with that. Never matchy-match your tie and pocket square. Also try to avoid having a too polished and affected comprehensive look but opt for so called "relaxed elegance". In terms of clothing it is important the colors and materials are coordinated in the right way. Colors too close in tone can look odd when placed next to each other. Of course, you don’t always need to wear a pocket square and/or tie. Still accessories are an easy way to take your outfit to the next level and give it the final touch. Okay, enough of my advice on style. That’s the wonderful thing about accessories; they add such a unique spice to life and speak our individual personalities. Largely the reason our Photo by Nick Brill
creative staff is thrilled to provide readers with a surprisingly fresh, innovative and diverse July / August issue of InFluential
inding the right accessories to go with your
Magazine. We have so many interesting perspectives on how
outfit is not an easy task. To help you out, in
to accessorize our lives and we can’t wait for you to indulge.
our current issue focusing on Chic Accessories, we've put together some tips for you to keep
Have a wonderful Summer!
in mind when making these choices and also when acquiring new supplements to your wardrobe and your lifestyle. Since my personality lends itself to be a more “formal” type of guy, I feel most comfortable in dressy attire even in extremely warm Texas; a blazer, usually a tie and most
definitely a dressier type of shoe. How do I accessorize?
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When choosing a tie for example, I go for definite colors, small patterns such as houndstooth, small cashmere prints or clear stripes with two or three colors at the most. The colors
of a tie should stand out against the jacket and shirt, but not
clash with them.
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they would always be with me making sure my marriage was as safe, happy, and as full of love as their 67 year marriage. I suspect that as long as I have my great grandfather’s ring on my finger, I will have just those things. Now, not all of my go-to accessories are as sentimental. I always feel somewhat naked without a flower or two in my hair. Whether it a large red rose or a cluster of small white daisies, I feel that no outfit of mine is complete without a flower. I guess if I’m ever going to San Francisco, I will always be prepared. Then, of course, I have my accessories of the foot kind. I love my Converse. I could wear them day and night. In fact, I try. If you’ve never been to a formal event dressed to the nines while wearing a pair of Converse, I highly suggest it. Sure it doesn’t always go over without an odd look or seven, but at the end of the night, you’re far happier than most anyone else. Of course, Photo by Jody Suarez
I also wear them to movies, restaurants, grocery store, Barton Springs, and any other place I think I can get away with them. I
ccessories. Small, large, living, dead. The world of
almost feel like having the pair of black Converse is as necessary
accessories is vast. In the modern world, it seems
to a closet as a little black dress. And, throw them on together
anything can be an accessory.
to have an elegant yet stylishly comfortable night on the town.
For some, it’s a
sparkly pair of earrings. For some, it’s a hanging
So, what are your go-to accessories? Are there any you want
plant in the living room. For some a fox stole. For some it’s a tassel
to wear but just don’t know how? Are there any you wouldn’t
hanging on the rearview mirror. For some, it’s a dog in a purse.
be caught dead in? Are there any you think would spruce up
Whatever your accessory of choice, it’s a great way to express your
your house, car, or just your life? Well, if you want some ideas,
personality while giving your life a little VA VA Voom.
this issue of InFluential is for you. We want you to know the
For me, I have a few accessories that I wear often and hold near
latest and greatest accessories for your wardrobe, mind, home,
and dear to my heart. My wedding ring is something I’m never
and hobbies. We know how accessories help scream the real you
without. I suspect most brides or fiancés are just like me. But, I
to the world, and we think that makes you an InFluential.
adore my wedding band because it represents a lifelong love and the creation of a family. It’s a simple gold band that belonged to
my great grandfather. Before he died, he told my great grandmother not to bury him with it so he would always be with her. Before she died, she
wanted my mother to have it for the same reason. When I got
engaged, my mother suggested I use it for my wedding ring, so
In flu ence It's All About the Acccessories .....................................12 FASHION & STYLE
It's Hip to be Square.................................................14 FASHION & STYLE
These Exquisite Cuff Links........................................18 FASHION & STYLE
Protecting Your Eyes in Style..........................................24 FASHION & STYLE
Cool & Stylish Camera Trends...................................34 TECHNOLOGY
Mobile Accessories of Summer...................................36 TECHNOLOGY
Winning Chest Exercises for Men..............................38 HEALTH & WELLNESS
Blanc A'Noir PAGE 44
Features Intelligent Lighting Design...........................20
In T H I N G S Maria's Summer Picks...................................52 Objects with Panache................................54
Creating amazement with a philanthropic heart
Traveling Light While Traveling Right....................................................................55
Know the difference between growing pains or emotional pains
The Popularity of the Clutch.....................30
T H E I N FAC E S & PLAC E S
No longer your grandmotherâ€™s evening bag
Austin Social Planner Summer Guide........................56 Austin Child Guidance Center Kicks Off Its 2014 Campaign.........................................................57 The Heart of the Matter............................................58 A Toast with Tim Love.............................................. 59
FEATURED TEXAS DESIGNER: J.BIRD................40 Utilizing the refined and creating a current fashion trend alert
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what our FA B U L O U S rea d ers are saying
W hat is Y o u r F avorite A ccessory ? W hat O ur F abulous R ea d ers are S aying “No matter what event I am attending, I always wear four
“My favorite chic accessory is decorative/
‘must-have accessories’: A fantastic necklace, the perfect
artsy business card holders. I have to
earrings that can tie your whole outfit together, the
attend many functions where I need to
perfect pair of heels that make me look and feel beautiful
pass out my cards, and it's nice to have
(and won’t leave me limping home at the end of a long
them in their own separate container
day or evening), and (of course) the most important
rather than in my wallet. I believe it
accessory of all is a warm genuine smile that can light
makes for a better presentation to people.
up the room.”
Plus, I am drawn to the creative, new designs I am finding in various boutiques around town.”
C ort n e y C aroth e r s Media & Entertainment Coordinator for Social Communications
Austin | Austin, Texas
Director of Development, Austin Child Guidance Center | Austin, Texas
“I’ve never been one for shopping, much less accessorizing, but I did discover a fun piece recently that I’ve had fun Inexpensive
“My favorite chic accessories are my handbags, shoes
and easy to throw on any suit, it’s a small and easy way
and earrings. These are the accessories I always
to spice up your regular look.”
coordinate together to add that extra “ump” to my outfit.
experimenting with – the pocket square.
I carry a handbag holder to hang my handbag from the D av i d Y e o m a n s
table, instead of laying it on the floor, table or chair while
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attending meetings and events. In addition, I carry a chic business card holder to carry my business cards while networking and negotiating business.”
“My go-everywhere accessory is the American Heart Association’s signature Go Red For Women red dress pin, which raises awareness about the #1 killer of women, heart disease. As we say around here,
G l or i a T hor n to n Entertainment Manager, Ohana Promotions Los Angeles, California
the sexiest thing a man can wear is a “little red dress.” “I love my Chubby Stick from Clinique, G l e n H u s ch k a Director Of Communications, American Heart Association | Austin, Texas
it’s just the right amount of moisture and tint of color that brightens my face and makes me feel pretty.” Maya Kra u s s Owner, Maya Star & Co-Star South Congress Austin, Texas
“My favorite accessory is the signature Hermes belt with gold buckle. This versatile piece embodies
“As a gallery owner and mom of two young children (and a new puppy!), I rarely have the luxury
the classic and luxurious character of one of
of shopping for myself. So, when I do get to
my favorite brands, and I know throwing it
shop, I look for a few key accessories that
on will pull together any outfit. Just as easily
quickly become staples in my wardrobe - like
worn in a casual setting as an upscale one,
my Hermes belt. I wear a lot of black and it’s
this accessory will be a staple in my closet for
a great way to add a touch of class to a lot of
years to come.”
C a s s i e LaM e r e
Event Marketing Director, Lexus of Austin | Austin, Texas
Owner of the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery Austin, Texas
“My favorite accessory for summer is my Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch in Damier
“My favorite accessory is pillows! I
Azur Canvas. The crossbody strap
feel like adding the perfect pillow
makes it ideal for shopping and running
in any room is like putting on
errands. For evenings I use the chain
the perfect earrings or necklace
alone. It’s the perfect combination of
with your outfit. It pulls the look
chic and casual, and it’s great for travel.”
together in perfect harmony.”
J a m i e G a u thr e a u x
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Owner of Steel Feather Interiors and PS...i love you.
“My Baggu bag as it holds everything from groceries to lipstick and is fairly indestructible.” “Chic...elegant...and full of color. My latest and favorite La u ra Sh e ar e r
accessory, the Zagg Folio ProPlus for the iPad. It’s
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new sleek design turns my iPad into a mini laptop and
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allows me to carry it wherever I go. The backlit keyboard changes into a variety of colors that suit my every mood. What more could a girl ask for? Easy to use, portable, and colorful.” I n gr i d G ar n e r
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what our FA B U L O U S rea d ers are saying “My hats (I have one for every occasion) to always have
"I love wearing scarves. Even in the Austin heat you can
some extra shade in sunny Austin is a must.”
wear a light weight scarf and make any outfit chic!"
D e rr i c k A m or i k o
Owner, Massage Harmony
Kar e n S m i th
“My favorites are rings or bracelets to add a splash of color without taking over the ensemble. Plus, I can find some very funky pieces that can be conversation starters.” F e l e c i a J ac k s o n
“The Nike Fuel band is my new favorite accessory because it tells me how much activity I’ve done in a day and tracks my steps and calories burned.
my phone and it gives me “My black high heel pumps. jeans or dress.. they go with
banners and emails telling
me how I compare to other A n g e l i ca H e r e d i a
women in my age group. You
Owner, Delicia's Gifts
can also link it to Facebook
for your friends to track your progress. It’s nice knowing that as I walk around the resort each day
“Very rarely will you see me without my “signature” piece
interacting with our guests and our staff, that the activity
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involved helps me practice what we teach to live a healthy
years ago. I love it and feel “out of sorts” without it!”
and balanced life.”
PJ Bar n e s
T racy Yor k
General Manager at Lake Austin Spa Resort | Austin, Texas
We relieve the stress of social media, Pr and design so that business oWners can focus on their oWn Passion - running their business. socialcommunicationsaustin.com
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wardrobe and help bring
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special attention to them. Accessories must coordinate in design, size and color with the rest of the outfit
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and integrate into your personal style. They should even be in harmony with your makeup and hair. They can turn a casual outfit into one of elegance or one of comedy. Accessories help create your "look."
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Among the most used accessories are sunglasses, wallets, socks, jewelry, hair accoutrements and scarves. Some less used, but equally glamorous are gloves and hats. A margo Spring-Summer 2013 www.facebook.com/amargo.marroquineria Colombia 12
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In fashion there are no rules, but there are some guidelines. These are a few tips I G abriela R igamonti BRACELETS 18KT GOLD & GEMSTONES
would like to share: 1. The most important thing about
accessories are to select a size
proportionate to your body. In general, big accessories look better on larger and taller people while smaller accessories look best on those who are petite. Remember, though, this is not a hard and fast rule. For example, super-sized or mega glasses and sunglasses are popular and look good on many faces. 2. Do not be afraid to accessorize, but
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remember, with too many accessories you
might seem overloaded. People will not
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see you. They will see your accessories. 3. Accessories should complement clothes and not compete with them. For example, if your dress is super elaborate in design with sequins and brocade, accessories should be simple and small. If the dress is simple, accessories can be big and flashy. 4. Accessories are the easiest way to change fashion or keep fashionable. When you buy clothes, you can change your accessories, such as sunglasses, bracelets, rings or necklaces to keep up with the current trends. Always accessorize! The enhancements make your outfit glamorous or casual, sporty or sophisticated. Always remember, before leaving the house look in the mirror.
thing. If it doesn’t change your look, you didn’t need it. When selecting accessories use your instinct and imagination. And, have fun! A margo Spring-Summer 2013
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A suit just doesn’t look complete without a pocket
rediscovering the art of sporting a pocket
square. The addition of a pocket square adds panache
square. The pocket square is a small
to a suit. The first guideline of pocket square usage is to
accessory that when added to an outfit
always wear one when you wear a suit or sport coat.
allows men to express themselves and
adds a bit of interest to a man’s appearance.
The general guideline is your pocket square color should complement some color on your tie. So, if your tie has a
The origin of the pocket square goes back to ancient
bit of red hue, accessorize with a solid red pocket square
Greece. Wealthy Greeks carried around perfumed hankies
or a patterned pocket square with some red in it. A white
as early as 500 B.C. English and French noblemen carried
pocket square can be worn with any color tie making this
perfumed and embroidered hankies in order to cover
color choice an essential part of every man’s collection.
their noses from the stench of the streets and of other
Popular options on how to fold your pocket square
people. In the early 1900s, a dapper gentleman would
all come down to personal taste. There are three simple
never leave the house without a pocket square tucked
folds which will appeal of the majority of men.
neatly into his suit’s breast pocket.
1. The Straight Fold
2. The One Corner Fold
The Straight Fold is the most
With the one corner fold, you’ll have
The Puff Fold is probably the
simple of the pocket square folds.
a small peak of fabric coming out
simplest of the folds. The desired
What you’ll end up with is a small
your pocket. Here’s how to fold it:
result is to have a small puff of fabric
rectangle peeking out of your suit
Lay your pocket square on a flat
pocket. Here’s one way to fold it:
surface with one corner facing up
Lay your pocket square flat.
and one corner facing down so
Bring the left side to right side
it looks like you have a baseball
Bring the bottom towards the top,
diamond in front of you.
but don’t fold it all the way. Fold the fabric in thirds horizontally so it will fit your suit pocket
Bring the bottom point to the top point so that you create a triangle. Bring the left corner of the triangle to the right corner and the right corner to the left corner. You should end up with a long rectangle with a point at the top. It looks sort of like a fence slat.
3 . T h e P u ff F o l d
coming out your suit pocket. Here’s how to fold it. Lay the pocket square flat. Pinch the middle of the fabric allowing the folds to come in naturally. With one hand firmly holding the pocket square, use your other hand to gently gather it together. Now gracefully gather up the bottom of the pocket square. Place it in your suit. Adjust until you get the desired puffiness.
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uff links, whether they’re cuff buttons, flats,
one wardrobe component that indicates attention to
chain links, snappers or one-piece links,
detail. You can’t deny the impact they have on both a
are elegant accessories that lend a sparkle
button-up shirt and a classic suit. For those reasons and
to any suit or formal wear. A little cuff link
more, cuff links are the true sign of style and civility.
trivia? The most expensive cuff links ever
The devil is in the details, and that’s why your cuff
sold are said to be a pair given to the soon-to-be King
links are essential. Worn properly, they allude to an
Edward VIII by his then girlfriend Wallis Simpson. They
impeccable persona that’s buttoned-up and polished;
featured diamonds set in platinum and were sold at auction
worn improperly they make you look immature and,
for $440,000. No need to break the bank. No matter your
well, almost ignorant. Cuff links are the ultimate men’s
style or budget, there is a set of cuff links for you.
accessory. A watch is standard fare and rings are tricky
For centuries, cuff links have distinguished gentlemen.
to master; its cuff links that make a direct impact. They
Anyone can button up a shirt and two cuffs, but it’s not
demonstrate to onlookers you have a penchant for high-
just anybody who takes the time to go the extra mile.
end style. Whether you prefer platinum or diamonds,
Cuff links are completely voluntary elements of style
you can ratchet up your style with jewels at your wrist,
indicating the extra mile, and that’s what gives them
especially if they’re paired with the right dress shirt. It all
such prominence. Sure, some see them as stuffy or
comes down to smaller elements of fashion and how you
unnecessary, but cuff links provide men the chance to
employ them to work in your favor.
refine their style. Given they are really accessories; they
Today’s style trends have seen the popularity of cuff
are almost completely cosmetic, providing much more
links grow into a popular fashion statement for both men
form than function. That doesn’t discount their place in
and women alike. It is all about attention to detail. Cuff
men’s fashion; it actually carves it out. Aside from the
links are that final touch of class that proves you take
watch-which is still a utilitarian piece-cuff links are the
your style -- and yourself -- seriously.
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e all know the increasing popularity
and visibility of Austin, so it has come
and productions. “I strive to incorporate hardware and functionality that
as no surprise that Intelligent Lighting
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Design (ILD) decided to make Austin their
[ILD] client the absolute
event design headquarters six years ago.
best tools available for
Originating in Dallas, Texas in 2006, the company was
known for their entertainment services including DJs,
said. “I have to analyze
audiovisual production, and concert production. It was over
each event from every
the course of a few months that ILD management realized
possible perspective and
that creative lighting design for events was an up and
watch our clients and
coming trend they could successfully provide for the client
team members to see
and their attendees.
what will create the most
Through trial and error, Intelligent Lighting Design’s Vice
enjoyable, efficient, and
President of Creative Services, Brian Dawson, assembled
innovative experience for
an international team of engineers to create the iDesign
lighting series. Dawson spent seven years creating, building,
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customizing, and designing the iDesign line of lighting
fixtures display seamless
equipment that is used primarily for private event design
color projections in over
149 million colors making it the only one of its kind. The
creativity that makes our city so unique. Dawson has
iDesign series, alongside the ILD team, has attracted the
successfully foreseen new trends in event production,
attention of many known corporate names including
and he stresses the importance of making any design
Southwest Airlines, Ferrari, Jaguar, Saucony, Febreze,
a reality. “I have to stay ahead of the constant growth
Doritos, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
of the lighting industry and forecast trends before they
As technology booms, so do the different designs being manufactured by ILD, including their iDesign
become trends and then have equipment ready to meet the trends when they become popular.”
WiBar (wireless) equipment and their ability to control
Besides the thrill of designing equipment, it is the
the lighting all from an iPad. An ILD tech can be on-site
company’s dedication to making a difference within
dressed according to the event attire and completely
the philanthropic world that gives definition to their
transform any room all within a matter of seconds.
work. “When we take a non-profit organization or
The team has wowed critics with their newly launched
fundraising cause, and we really want to help them;
iDesign LED Dance Floor which can be operated by iPad
ILD says ‘give them what they need and change lives,’”
software. ILD’s LED dance floor is currently being used
said Vice President of Regional Operations Katherine
around the U.S. for fashion runways and concerts.
McCommon. “It’s not all about us; it’s about what we
With Austin becoming known as the source for ingenuity
can do for others, too.”
and entrepreneurial spirit, ILD is at the backbone of the
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P rotecting Y our E yes
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yes are a beautiful gift of nature and can be
the most magnetic, attractive, and enticing part of human body. But this lovely gift is susceptible to the cruel sun in the summer season which makes sunglasses an essential
accessory to protect your good looking eyes. In addition to protecting your eyes from the sun, sunglasses bring a new light to the face, cover any signs of fatigue, hide your eyes-thus giving a veil of mystery to the person wearing them-and they are stylish. In fact, sometimes all you need to update your wardrobe for spring and summer are a few key statement accessories. What should you consider when shopping for your stylish and important accessory? Determine whether or not the sunglasses: 1. Protect your eyes from the sun with UV protection Prada 2013
2. Provide lens which gives very clear vision 3. Do not have scratch prone lens as to not disturb your
Bright and bold sunglasses frames are popular
4. Complement your stylish and fashionable personality
for summer and within this concept, striped frames have been present on the runways.
Some of our favorite trends for 2013 are chic and stylish, and most importantly, will protect your eyes. Protecting your eyes is very important, and with so many options you can do so in style. See your eye care practitioner regularly to help maintain the health of your precious eyes. 24
Prada put out some particularly bold striped looks almost exclusively for women.
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A ll- Blac k
Also in contrast to the bright and colorful
Always a favorite among trendy men and
style trends, all-white frames with dark
women, all-black frames will never go away
lenses are always fashionable. These frames,
and have certainly shown that they will have
too, inspire a bit of a retro feel that can have
a presence in the summer of 2013. In all
you looking like a Bond girl but are perfect
different styles from all different designers,
for those bright sunny days by the beach.
black frames will always be an option.
S na ke S k in Patterns
N eutral Colors
If you're looking for something a bit more
While bold and bright colors are trendy in
unique, consider one of the many snake skin
basically all aspects of fashion for summer,
design frames that are making the rounds.
neutral colors were also prevalent on runways
Victoria Beckham provides a great example
in early spring. Nude and cream-colored
in an aviator style frame with delicate snake
frames can look both casual and classy with
patterns. A set of frames like these can
the right beach clothing ensemble. A pair of
certainly give you something a bit more
these frames is certainly a great accessory to
original in your collection.
have on hand.
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Influential Mind: Grooming Our Children’s Minds Wr i tt e n b y Louis Taylor, DO
(as needed) consequences, and making it known you
defines it as “to get into readiness for a
will regularly check progress reports on a frequent basis
specific objective;” for our offspring, that
(for example, every Friday).
specific objective is to successfully live
weekend plans may be suddenly sabotaged by a less-
independently. So, how do you effectively
than-acceptable report, there is strong motivation to
groom a child’s mind?
Maintain parental power,
encourage positive behaviors, and squash negative influences like a bug.
If your child knows their
avoid that social embarrassment. Success at school also includes developing the skills needed to cultivate and keep appropriate social relationships. Encourage activities and social interactions
T h e T wo Wo r l d s Co l l i d e
which don’t interfere with grades, and make sure you
For adults with children, our worlds generally revolve
have open communication with the parents of your
around work and our families; for our kids, their “work” is
child’s friends; the proverb it takes a whole village to
school, and their social life is an ever-changing reflection
raise a child is still relevant today for a reason.
of their developmental growth.
The most concrete
measure of your child’s progress may be academic grades;
S o … W h at A r e Wa r n i n g S i g n s o f
most schools now have secure online access to progress
I recommend having clear and encouraging
Dramatic changes (sudden or gradual) in grades or
conversations with your child about expectations and
social activities obviously mean something. The key is to
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feat u re
not only ask, but to actively listen and investigate. The
Drugs are easily obtained at most schools and not
solution lies in finding the cause. Addressing a schedule
only at public schools in “bad” areas. I can’t tell you how
which is too loaded with activities is a far cry from dealing
frustrating it is when my adolescent clients brag about
with drug use or the fallout of a broken heart. Of course,
drug and alcohol use. Some parents don’t seem to have
straight-A students can also suffer from severe emotional
a clue about this behavior, but to be fair, maybe it’s not
difficulties, but it’s frequent very difficult to notice signs
that the parents don’t know; maybe they just don’t want
of distress in children who have the intellectual capacity
to know. After all, they have taken the steps needed to
to selectively “hide” their emotions from everyone… even
send their child to see a psychiatrist.
if you are actively involved and listening. What about changes in behaviors? Your child will go
H ow to K e e p Co n t r o l
through lots of developmentally appropriate behaviors
If you are too militant about something, children will
which include questioning and resisting parental values
eventually retaliate in a power-play which may result
and spiritual beliefs at some point.
in even more dramatic behaviors than you were afraid
between a “phase” and a “problem” is pretty simple; is
of in the first place. On the other hand, you must be
the behavior causing problems (other than simply being
consistent in limits and consequences.
Make it mandatory that you have the active passwords
And what about clothing?
for all social media accounts. Remember that social
or like a gang member is always a reason for worry; it
media and electronics are a privilege not a right. What
screams “poor self-esteem” and leads down a dangerous
would you think of parents who would let their teenage
path. Did your clean-cut little one suddenly start dressing
girl spend the night at an unknown location with
in steampunk, emo, Goth or scene clothing? It certainly
unknown people? The same thing that you should think
warrants close monitoring but doesn’t necessarily
about yourself if you don’t know with whom your child
indicate a sinking ship.
Some of those social groups
is socializing (in person or virtually) and about what
have stereotyped problems such as depression and drug
they are talking. Yes, yes, I know, you’ll hear the wailing
use, but sometimes those groups foster creativity in
and gnashing of little teeth about the violation of their
unexpected ways (for example, writing poetry or finding
privacy and that “no one else’s parents do it.” If they
a fashionable way to wear a typewriter or steam engine).
have nothing to hide, they shouldn’t mind. And yes, other
It’s probably safe to say our parents also worried about
parents DO have access.
us at times as we went through our “what was I thinking?”
every email or text or blog, but intermittently check all
phases. Remember those oh-so-fashionable fanny packs,
of the passwords, and have concrete consequences
parachute pants, mullet haircuts, leg warmers, and
(discussed in advance) for violations. Don’t accept “Oh,
I forgot.” Maintaining parental control is crucial to being
I’m not advocating reading
able to effectively lead. If this were a job situation, “I Sex, Social Media, and Drugs
forgot” wouldn’t be accepted.
Grooming is also defined online as “the criminal activity
Trust your instincts if you have suspicions about your
of becoming friends with a child, especially over the
child’s behaviors. If you even remotely think drugs might
internet, in order to try to persuade the child to have
be factor, do random drug testing, but know that there
a sexual relationship with you.” Sexting is on the rise,
a lot of readily available ways to “cheat” a home urine
and social media is ubiquitous. So how can you possibly
drug test. My suggestion, if you have strong concerns,
monitor everything? In a nutshell, you can’t, but it’s your
is to have it done at a physician’s office (on the way to
responsibility to try.
or from school without notice to your child). Consider a
serum (blood) drug screen which would be harder for your child to “cheat.” Again, ready yourself for the “you don’t trust me” guilt trip, and keep your cool and your parent hat on at all times. Pa r e n t o r F r i e n d ?
And a Surprise!
Look, it’s all well and good to want your children to like you. But first and foremost, BE A PARENT! They may freak out about you getting to know their friends’ parents or protest about you not respecting their privacy, but they can have all of the privacy they want once they are adults and successfully living independently. It doesn’t matter if they want or like parental guidance, it’s a necessity. If your child becomes angry at you, look at the bright side, you’re obviously doing your job; it’s their way of fighting for control, and (particularly in the American
Lo u i s Tay l or , D . O .
culture), control and independence are desired qualities. Sometimes rules are not actually the real reason for your child’s anger.
Actively listen to your child. Many
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kids actually want limits (which gives them a sense of structure and protection) even though they would never
Louis Taylor, D.O. earned his medical
admit it to you. While working at a psychiatric hospital,
degree from the University of North
one of my patients completely surprised me by revealing
Texas Health Science Center (Fort
that she purposely caused chaos at home to incite her
Worth) and completed his psychiatry
mother’s wrath and punishment as “it’s the only way to
residency at Scott and White (Temple,
get my mother to be a mother to me.”
TX) and Austin Medical Education Program
T h e D ow n a n d D i r t y o f It A l l
completed his Child and Adolescent
Consistency, consistency, consistency. Cave in just once
(to pressure to not follow-through with a consequence),
Southwestern Child and Adolescent
and you’ve instantly taught your child that it’s worthwhile
Psychiatry Residency Program at Seton
to attempt undermining your authority.
Family of Hospitals.
involved in your child’s daily activities, and if there are two parents in the picture, make sure that you are
His clinic is located off of Bee Cave
both aware of what’s going on every day to avoid that
inevitable attempt by your child to have you undermine
org for further information or to request
each other’s authority. We’re all busy, but it’s unrealistic
to help (or sometimes even know if help is needed)
appointment: (512) 522-5116.
Visit the website DoctorTaylor.
Office hours are by
without knowing what’s really happening. Oh, and one last thing. Enjoy your child!
it’s an incredible responsibility to be a parent, what an amazing opportunity to know and share love.
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T he P opularity of
The Clutch Purse Wr i tt e n b y Lindsey J. Wiese
Judith Lieber Cupcake Clutch 30
n a category once reserved for galas, balls,
in 2002, Lauren Merkin put her Columbia business
and black tie events, the evolution of the
degree to work by filling a niche in the handbag industry.
clutch purse has gone far beyond its roots
Her business acumen, some well-placed contacts, and
of satin, silk, and beads. The grand dame
creative roots led to her first big order at Bergdorf’s.
of the category, iconic Judith Leiber, has
Loyal celeb fans soon followed.
set the gold standard for smaller-sized evening bags worthy of pairing with haute couture gowns.
Found in a wide array of colors and textures, the brand
has found that sweet spot between trendy/current and
Leiber’s collectable creations withstand the test of time,
functionality/quality. If you’re new to the clutch game,
still shining as the perfect finishing touch to most red
there is no better place to start than with a Merkin bag
carpet looks. Artistic and elegant, these museum-quality
– it was the first of the modern clutches. They’re simple
pieces have paved the way and inspired modern incarnations of the clutch purse. However, the clutch purse has delightfully
evening timeframe altogether. They are finding a home at brunches and bridal showers alike.
“after 5” birthplace, the accessory that we now call simply “a clutch” has eclipsed the evening bag category and secured a place in the handbag world. The small-but-mighty clutch is a newfound
taking the place of similar-sized shoulder bags.
not permanently), the previous go-to going out bag --the small shoulder bag-- seems to have fallen out of current fashion’s favor. Old favorites, such as the Fendi Baguette and Louis Vuitton Pochette, have sought solace in storage closets while their little sister, the clutch, has her day in the limelight. If you want to correctly capture the clutch look, ditch those shoulder straps & wristlets altogether because now it’s all in the hands. Merkin bags are the best example of the modern clutch purse and are high-end yet accessible.
Launched Merkin bag
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Lulu Guinness Red Lips Clutch
yet fun and absolutely no-fail.
can forget Natalie Portman photographed carrying an
On the other hand, if you’re ready to divert from the
Olympia Le-Tan (is that her favorite novel she’s carrying
classic clutch archetype, there’s an array of options for
or her purse? – why, it’s BOTH!) thereby making the
daring divas. Clutches are now coming in unexpected
designer’s unique hardback-book clutches cool.
materials from woven recycled paper to metallic snakeskin.
Due to their size, clutches are easily packed in your
Season after season I’m amazed at all the
work tote then pulled out to use on their own for girls’
fresh and unique takes hitting runways and red carpets.
night out, happy hours, or an impromptu date; providing
McQueen’s “Knuckle Duster” is a fab example: its classic
a seamless transition piece for office-to-after-hours
box-clutch structure is topped off with a row golden
accessorizing. Dressy, chic, and perfect for showing off
rings (reminiscent of brass knuckles when carried)
a fresh mani and an armful of stacked bracelets, clutches
perfectly mixing princess with punk. Another standout is
stylishly move from day-to-night. They’re the au courant
Lulu Guinness’ Red Lips Clutch, a sexy statement-making
miniature pocketbook – a perfect handheld carryall for
piece and a favorite of unique personal style trailblazers
the utmost essentials a girl requires.
Helena Bonham Carter and Dita Von Teese. Last, who
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In fluence: TECHNOLOGY
C ool & S tylish C amera T ren d s Wr i tt e n b y Todd White
n a society where we tend to state that
“bigger is better,” we are seeing the opposite occur in the photography market. This shift started a few years ago when Fuji introduced the X100 Rangefinder
style camera. That camera kicked off a trend that has
offer greater control over depth of field.
lasted and reshaped the landscape of camera gear and
A few of the most popular cameras in this market
challenged the digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR)
are the Sony NEX-6 and NEX-7, Fuji XE-1 and X-Pro1,
Olympus OM-D series and the Nikon V2. When deciding
Rangefinder style cameras had their start in the mid-
which of these models to purchase, it is all a matter of
1920s with the introduction of the Leica A. This camera
design, features and budget. The original Fuji X-100 and
started the era of 35mm photography. Fast-forward to
the newer XE-1 come highly recommended.
today and we are seeing a resurgence of Rangefinder
As with all camera gear, there are pros and cons to
style cameras. These cameras are classified in two
these systems. These cameras are lightweight and
categories – mirrorless and micro four thirds.
smaller which makes them great for travel. Great lens
Mirrorless and micro four thirds cameras typically have
options and the stealth factor make them great for
smaller image sensors than DSLRs but are more capable
street photography. Some cons tend to be the low-light
than point and shoot cameras. These cameras are being
performance is not as good as a DSLR, slower auto-focus
called “next-gen” or “third-generation” cameras. They are
on moving subjects and a shorter battery life.
stylish with their retro bodies and rugged appearance. Mirrorless and micro four thirds cameras do not have
These cool, stylish and rugged cameras are taking the industry by storm. There are quite a few professional
a mirror and a pentaprism which allows smaller bodies to be designed. In a DSLR, the mirror is what you hear click or slap when you take a picture. These cameras do not typically have a standard viewfinder that you look through to take the photo but rather an electronic screen on the back of the camera. Some models of these cameras also offer interchangeable lenses. The design of the camera body allows these lenses to be smaller and Fuji
photographers who are switching to these cameras and some are even saying this is the future of digital photography. That remains to be seen, but for now, the Fuji XE-1 with a leather strap is the perfect, stylish, and chic camera for today’s photographer. Special thanks to Precision Camera in Austin for the use of the cameras and studio for the photos in this article. Fuji X-Pro1 IN FLUENTIAL 35
In fluence: TECHNOLOGY
MOBILE ACCESSORIES OF SUMMER Wr i tt e n b y
1 . M o t o r o l a S - 1 1 HD
purchased from any wireless carrier or big box retailer.
As you and I both know, Austin is full of “InFluential”
For more information visit www.Motorola.com.
activities and music this summer. Whether it’s running, walking, riding, stand up paddle boarding or just lounging
2. LifeProof Cases
by the pool, the Motorola S-11 HD provides super
Are you wondering what “InFluential” style accessories
lightweight comfort and breakthrough, pulse pounding
there are for your iPhone or iPad? Try LifeProof cases.
HD audio technology without out all the wires and knots
They are next level, all-protective cases that protect
of your typical wired headset. The S-11 HD is designed to
against water, dirt, snow and shock to your device.
be durable. The sweat from a good workout won’t stop
these headphones as they are sweat proof. Motorola has
Water protection up to a depth of 6.6 feet
also added 3-point adjustability with flex features around
Total IP-68 protection which means continuously
the S11-HD keeps your ears comfortable.
and permanently sealing your device making it sand proof, dust proof, dirt proof, and water proof
Protection from melting ice and snow wicking into
Up to 6 hours of music playback time
Up to 7 hours of talk time
Up to 6 days of standby time
United States military standard that addresses the
One touch controls allow you to use and change the
your device •
Meet or exceed MIL-STD-810F-516.5 which is the
EQ settings, adjust the volume, answer/hang up calls
Multiple color options
Rapid charge with only a 5 minute charge will power
For $50 for iPhone, $75 for iPad LifeProof has a
up for an hour of usage
water protection program that either repairs or
Syncs up to any compatible Android or Apple phone,
replaces your device within one year
tablet, MP3 player, laptop or device with an A2DP profile The Motorola S11-HD retails for $99 and can be
Remember that LifeProof cases are designed for many
environments and situations; however, they are not indestructible.
iOS 5.1 or greater •
LifeProof cases retail for $79.99 and can be purchased
10 day battery
from any wireless carrier or big box retailer. For more
information visit www.lifeproof.com
Day and night form factor
3 . Up W r i st b a n d a n d App b y J aw b o n e
Recently, there has been an explosion of fitness devices
Multiple sizes and colors
and apps designed to help you meet your healthy lifestyle
Connects with iOS apps RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal,
needs. The Jawbone Up, a stylish and colorful wristband,
MayMyFitness, Withings, IFTTT, Wello, Notch.Me,
tracks your movement and sleep. Partnered with an app
Sleepio, Lose it!, and Maxwell Health
that displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward.
The Jawbone Up Wristband retails for $129.99 and can be purchased from any wireless carrier or big box. The Jawbone Up App is available for FREE at Google Play
Features include: •
24/7 activity tracking
Food & drink tracking
Compatible with Android OS 4.0 or later and iPhone
Store or Apple App Store. For more information visit www.jawbone.com/up.
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In fluence: HEalth & Wellness
W inning C hest E xercises for M en w r i tt e n b y Kyle Golden P hoto s b y Adam Moroz of Adam Moroz Photography
o one would argue that one of the most
twice a week, if not three times. You will however want
defining, masculine features of a man is his
to include a day of rest in between your chest workout
chest. Next to the arms the chest is probably
days to promote the regrowth of the muscle tissue.
the second most focused on muscle group
If your usual workouts have become a little stale, try
for men. If you want to increase the size
adding some new chest movements like the ones we
and strength of your chest it is important to make sure
have suggested below. Before long you just might notice
chest exercises are included in your gym workout at least
your shirts fitting tighter in an area you will welcome.
Low t o H i g h C a b l e F ly
E x p lo s i v e P u s h u p
Start by setting a cable machine up with the handles at a
Start face down on the floor with your hands placed a few
high position. Stand facing away from the cable machine
inches from your body in line with your chest. Using your
with a cable handle in each arm. Keeping a slight bend
arms, push your body up with enough force so that both
in your elbow, slowly lower your arms in front of your
of your hands leave the ground for a brief moment at the
body and toward the floor. Slowly return your arms to
top of the pushup. Lower your body back to the ground.
the starting position. Repeat 10-12 reps.
Repeat for 10-12 reps.
Incline Single - Arm D u m b b e l l B e n c h P r e ss Setup a bench with a 30 degree angle. Select dumbbells that are challenging but ones you can control. While lying on the incline bench press the dumbbells one at the a time toward the ceiling, doing 10-12 reps on one arm
Ky l e G o l d e n
then switch to the other arm for the same reps. Lower
Work It Personal Training
the dumbbell to your chest each time being careful to
not flare your elbow out too much. Kyle is the founder of Work it Personal Training. He is native of San Antonio, TX but moved to Austin in 1997 to attend St. Edwardâ€™s University where he graduated with a Bachelorâ€™s of Arts degree in Psychology. After working in the financial services industry for many years Kyle decided he wanted to bring his passion for fitness to his career life and founded Work It Personal Training in 2007. Kyle has been a guest speaker on fitness and health topics for organizations including the Hispanic
D e c l i n e C h e st F ly
Faculty and Staff Association of the
Setup a bench with a negative angle. Select dumbbells
University of Texas at Austin.
that are lighter than those chosen for a chest press. Lying
is also a graduate of the Leadership
on the bench in the decline position press the weights
Austin: Emerge program.
from your chest toward the ceiling. Your palms should face one another. Keeping a slight bend in your elbow, lower your arms outward, toward the ground until they are in-line with your body. Return the dumbbells to the starting position. Repeat for 10-12 reps
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In STYLE: FEATURED TEXAS DESIGNER
J. BIRD THE MODERN GEM Utilizing the refined and creating a current fashion trend alert w r i tt e n b y Kristen Morado photo s b y Megan Batson
fter appearing at Austin Fashion Week
in the 2nd street district downtown Austin, the J.Bird
and receiving undeniable attention, J. Bird
collection consists of organic elements and has a distinct
jewelry is attracting many eyes on the
aesthetic. Adding gold details to natural stones, this
fashion scene. From styling and creative
luxurious line is simple yet sophisticated. The earthy color
direction to buying and design, designer
palette is ideal for the summer and can easily transcend
Jessica Bird has worked her way through the fashion
into the fall season complimenting any dress attire. The
industry and into a life of jewelry that has got the city
inspiration behind Bird’s collection is the celebration of
buzzing. Her love for art, photography, and street style
appears in all of her designs that make her collection one of a kind. Jessica received a Bachelor of Science in Textiles and
unique and one of kind, and I want to highlight that as it
Apparel Design from the University of Texas at Austin.
relates to us. It is the idiosyncrasies that make us unique
Many can recall Bird when she was awarded Best
and therein lies within natural beauty.”
Evening Gown and Most Marketable Collection at the
Currently residing in Houston, Bird already has her
Senior Fashion Show “Innovation” at the Frank Erwin
jewelry available for sale at specialty retailers in Houston,
Center in 2011 and Accessory Designer of the Year a few
Austin, and Louisiana, as well as online at www.shopjbird.
months later. Now an up and coming jewelry designer,
com. Jessica is successfully redefining beauty, and
it is her experience at the University of Texas that she
her collection will continue to inspire her followers to
embrace the elegance of the unique and feel confident
“The UT program was a stepping stone,” said Bird.
while doing so. With a future photo shoot on the beaches
“The city itself is big on local business, and rising from
of Los Angeles, it will be in no due time for the Texas
UT, I have a phenomenal support system behind me.”
designer to have ongoing success throughout the entire
With a line now available for sale at Estilo Boutique
“I want to break the mainstream idea of beauty and bring it backs to its source,” said Bird. “Each stone is
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In STYLE: FEATURED TEXAS DESIGNER
Batson Necklace: Magnesite spike bib necklace on gold plated chain.
Batsonette Bracelet: Magnesite spikes on elastic.
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Blanc A' Noir
photo s b y Randy Anderson s ty l i s t Jeanette Chivvis
ha i r & m a k e u p Paige Anderson D e s i g n e r St e l l a Thomas Designs Mod e l Drew Lindsey
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A T aste
Argus C id e r y w r i tt e n b y Sean Kray P H O T O S b y KNOXY of Knox Photographics
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for the l a d i e s
f o r YO U R f u r r y c o m p a n i o n
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SUMMER style Arguably the best thing about summer is going on vacation, escaping reality for a bit and exploring new places. But whether you’ve got limited trunk space, or don’t want to pay that extra bag fee, deciding what to pack can be a bit of a struggle. Here’s a list of trip essentials to make packing a breeze no matter the destination! by fashion blogger M a r i a O r o z o va of fa b i st h e n e w b l a ck . c o m
FIGHTER Bad hair days are not invited on vacation. Pack a bottle of antifrizz serum for a preemptive strike.
S ummer S carves Everyone wants to look chic in
the city. A lightweight scarf is the perfect way to class up any
City air can take a toll on your skin and heavy makeup doesn’t help. Try a lightweight, long wear foundation with SPF for just the right coverage.
Face F rames Cat eyes. Avaitors. Wayfarers. The possibilities for shading those eyes are
endless. Just don’t forget to bring a backup pair!
THE PERFECT SHADE What says city glam like a deep red pout? Find your perfect shade and don’t look back!
M ane Patrol
You might be roughing
S ensible S hoes
it but your hair could use
some love. Try a finishing spray for all day shine and
inherently cool about
getting to rock hiking boots. Plus, you’re feet will thank you!
7 H y d ration S tation Whatever you do,
B ug B e G one
The last place you want to find yourself is mid hike with no protection
don’t forget to hydrate.
from pesky insects. Pack
Water packs are a
now, thank yourself
cute, easy way to
carry H2O with you wherever you go.
T he F loppy H at
T he T ote - al Pac k age
The pool lounger’s best friend. Provides great
The summer tote is a pool-
shade and lets you still
time essential and a great
look glamorous while
compliment to that new
you nap…no one can tell!
S uitable S uits
Fantastic F ootwear
Half the fun of a
Shoes make the outfit and your poolside choice is no exception. No watersocks allowed!
poolside vacay is finding
the perfect swimsuit. Just beware of funky tan lines!
Damage Defense Apply and reapply! Sunscreen is so important in maintaining the health of your skin for many summers to come. IN FLUENTIAL 53
O bjects with
Panac h e
Last I heard, chicness comes in any shape or form and found in any part of the world. Today, Iâ€™m traveling to three continents (well, sort of!) looking for stylish decor. Look what I've found!
w r i tt e n By Maureen Stevens maureenstevens.com
African Batik prints throw pillows from Derring Hall AFRICA
The Mud Chandelier in ivory from Mud Studio is handmade by a couple who have a clay-
bead project supporting rural
From Spain, a mix of wood and plastic
empowerment in South Africa.
alarm clock radio by Stone Designs
Good stuff and for a good cause.
Floating Chopsticks from Mikiya Kobayashi.
A table lamp from the Italian genius Fornasetti ASIA
Make the perfect Sushi with this wooden battera sushi
The Tonga Winnowing Basket by
mold from Korin.
Africa Direct from Zimbabwe.
Flower me Happy pots from Danish
Steep tea in style with this tea
design studio and duo Meyer-Lavigne
maker and infuser by Teavana.
T raveling L ight
While Traveling Right
w r i tt e n b y Justin McNulty of justindoes.blogspot.com
K e n s i n gto n I n t e r n at i o n a l T rav e l P l u g A dapt e r . When on the road, I always need to make
sure my iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and camera are fully
raveling without overloading your suitcase
charged. Whenever my travels take me out of the
CAN be done!
United States, I always throw my travel plug adapter
L i ght S w e at e r . No matter the
into my suitcase. This travel adapter is small yet contains
destination, a light sweater is always
the right plug to work no matter where I land.
packed in my suitcase. I use the sweater to dress up a t-shirt or polo or to layer over a button down
S k u l l C a n dy Ear B u d s . Inevitably,
shirt that is wrinkled or soiled. You never know when
you need to throw on some headphones
you need to add an extra layer for warmth.
to drown out the screaming baby in the row behind you. I rely on my Skull Candy
T h e North Fac e Bor e a l i s Bac k pac k . I love
ear buds. These chic ear buds do quite
this backpack. Itâ€™s stylish, has plenty of storage, and fits
well drowning out surrounding noise,
everything I need when I travel.
while delivering clean and crisp sound.
You can securely hang a light jacket or sweater off the bungee
Mo l e s k i n e Not e b oo k . I always keep a Moleskine
cord. The padded computer
notebook tucked away in my backpack. You never
sleeve protects a laptop or
know when you need to jot down some notes. These
iPad, and organizational sleeves
notebooks are fashionable and functional. The leather
and compartments keep all of
cover stands up to wear and tear, and the back pocket
your travel gear organized and
flap is a great spot to store receipts, boarding passes,
and business cards.
i Pad . One item that is always in my backpack when Iâ€™m
jet setting is my iPad. I can load it full of movies, TV shows, magazines, books, music, and all sorts of games instead of lugging around a stack of magazines and books.
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summer gala guide Bollywood Ball
Texas 4000 for Cancer
Saturday, July 20 | 7 p.m.
Long Center for the
Saturday, August 24 | 6:30 p.m.
Performing Arts: Kodosky
Austin Music Hall
The Ice Ball
Concert Season Gala
Saturday, August 24 | 7 p.m.
Friday, August 23 | 7 p.m.
GO TEXAN Restaurant Announcing “Diamonds in the
Ruff” 5th Anniversary Gala
July 22 - July 28
Friday, July 12 | 7 p.m.
Various Austin Restaurants
The Palm Door
Visit www.austinsocialplanner.com to learn more about individual events and to get the scoop on everything going on around town!
THE IN FACES & places
1. Linda and Frank Ginac. 2. Nici Huff with special guest Steinway Pianist Reuel Meditz. 3. Seanna Crosbie, William Jackson, Cassie LaMere. 4. Andrew & Karen Smith. 5. Julie & Joel Fleschman. 6. Stephen Stokes, Kristen Morado. 7. Renee Hanson, Dr. Pat Beckham, Margene Beckham. 8. Russell Smith, Dr. John Knowles, Mike Mullen.
Austin Child Guidance Center Kicks Off Its 2014 Campaign w r i tt e n b y Renée Hanson
n June 15, Austin Child Guidance Center
Austin Child Guidance Center is grateful to both Tami
(ACGC) welcomed over 100 guests at
and Mike Schroeder for hosting this event in their lovely
the newly built home of Tami and Mike
new home. The agency is grateful to sponsors of the
Schroeder in Westlake. The private house
of the evening, which include: InFluential Magazine,
concert featured a performance by Steinway
Intelligent Lighting Design, Barefoot Bubbly, White Hat
pianist, Reuel Meditz, who has played at Carnegie Hall
Rum, Live Oak Beer and Texas Tea. A special thank you
three times. The home’s ambience, impeccable design
must be extended to the agency’s board of directors, staff
and scenic view of the lake was a memorable setting
and the consistent support of William Jackson, Publisher
to kick off the agency’s 2014 fundraising campaign and
of InFluential Magazine and the Chair ACGC’s Austin
to introduce new individuals to the work of the Center.
Originals Benefit Concert and Live Taping scheduled on
Austin Child Guidance Center has provided quality mental
September 27th, 2013.
health services to Austin’s children for over 62 years.
Austin Child Guidance Center annually serves over
Executive Director Russell Smith briefly spoke about the
3,000 children and families. The agency’s mission is to
center’s accomplishments, and Nici Huff, Vice President
improve the mental health of children and their families
of the Board of Directors and shared a moving, personal
through early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment to
testimony of receiving services at the center with her two
help them develop the emotional skills for meeting life’s
adopted sons. Honored guests in attendance included;
challenges. No family is turned away for inability to pay
Dr. Larry Stone-past president of the American Society
of Pediatric Psychiatrists and Dr. Erica Miller-holocaust
For more information please visit austinchildguidance.org.
survivor, accomplished author and psychologist.
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The Heart of the Matter
w r i tt e n b y William Jackson
he American Heart Association hosted
its 16th Annual Heart Ball on Saturday,
May 4 at the Hilton Austin. The Heart Ball brought together over 600 of Austin’s most influential leaders from corporate,
philanthropic and medical communities to raise funds and promote the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. Because of donations from members of the community, along with the contributions of other gracious donors such as top level sponsors St. David’s Hospital and Bill & Pat Munday, the ball raised more than $575,000 to combat cardiovascular disease right here in Central Texas.
The evening’s black-tie festivities included dinner, entertainment by country music legend Clint Black, dancing and an exciting silent and live auction. Locally, the American Heart Association provides people with credible heart disease and stroke information for effective prevention and treatment. The AHA has been able to fund over $35 million of research right here in Texas, including over $23 million at the University of Texas health institutions. Last year 75,000 Central Texas children participated in Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart programs to combat childhood obesity and more than
41,000 Central Texans received AHA training in CPR. We applaud the AHA for their efforts of “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." As a community, let’s partner with the AHA to provide the necessary support so more research can be conducted to help better understand the disease, and more community education programs can be carried out to promote a healthy lifestyle. Photos courtesy of Chrisp Studios. 7 1. Clint Black and David & Lady Huffstutler. 2. Clint Black. 3. Anbu Mahadevan & Dr. Juhana Karha. 4. Guests. 5.Malcolm & Stella Belisle. 6. Event Signage. 7. Pat & Bill Munday. 58
A Toast with Tim Love w r i tt e n b y St. David’s Foundation
n Thursday, April 18th, twenty-five guests
gathered at the hillside home of C3’s Charlie Jones for a St. David’s Foundation Toast of the Town party celebrating the
cuisine of celebrity chef Tim Love, owner
of Fort Worth’s critically acclaimed Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and The Love Shack. With a spectacular Austin sunset serving as the backdrop for the evening, Chef Love gave guests a preview of his Austin Food & Wine Festival fare with a multi-course dinner with wine pairings by Whole Foods Market’s Master Sommelier Devon Broglie followed by dessert prepared by Uchi’s renowned pastry chef Phillip Speer. Charlie and Melanie Jones, along with their co-host for
the evening, La Condesa and Sway owner Jesse Herman, hosted tables while Chef Love and his team of C3 staffoutfitted as servers-prepared the delectable dishes including grilled elk from Chef Love’s own ranch, crispy lamb’s belly, and rattlesnake and rabbit pasta. Pastry Chef Phillip Speer’s dessert included a banana tres leches sphere with liquid nitrogen ice cream. Guests ended the evening with a nightcap round of Love’s signature tequila shots.
The party is part of St. David’s Foundation’s Toast of the Town, a series of intimate events taking place that raise money for the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund. Every dollar raised from Toast of the Town is matched twoto-one by the foundation totaling more than $1,000,000 this year. Since 2005, more than 200 students have been awarded scholarships to study health care in more than 30
Texas colleges and universities. For more information on St. David’s Foundation’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund and Toast of the Town, visit www.stdavidsfoundation.org. Photography by Robert Godwin & Stacey Harrell. 1. Celebrity chef Tim Love cooks up a batch of ramps in the outdoor kitchen. 2. Homeowners Melanie and Charlie Jones. partner with C3 Presents. 3. Philip Speer the Executive Pastry chef and Culinary Director of Uchi and Uchiko, with his assistant prepare a dish with freshly sliced truffles. 4. Neal Kocurek Scholar Jigar Satasia, Julie and Wolfgang Niedert. 5. La Condesa and Sway owner Jesse Herman and Shawn Safir 6. Byron & Mary Darby, Anita Maxwell with her husband Earl the CEO of the St. David’s Foundation. 7. Chef Tim Love serves the main course to guests. A few items included on the platter were Pork Belly, Rocky Mountain Elk Loin and Chili Candied grapes. 8. Charlie Jones kicks off the evening with a toast.
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