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Fresh looks for the season.
ON THE COVER Spring fashion photographed by Wynn Myers and styled by Britt Towns on location at the Commodore Perry Estate.
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Arts & Entertainment Calendars p. 42
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Spring Revival p. 52
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Fashion Forward p. 64
Style & Beauty Guide p. 50
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Austin Goes West p. 72
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As Austinites, we are well into celebration mode, taking full advantage of every umbrella-filled patio and dog-packed trail this city has to offer. Spring is truly my favorite. Trees are in full bloom, temperatures are mostly perfect, and rosé is now a completely justified beverage of choice. Reveling aside, this is the perfect time of year to shake the dust off and get your wardrobe ready for the warm (hot) months ahead. Yes, online browsing is fun, but for a real treat, visit your local boutique, where experts like Brandon Mahler (“Sharp Dressed Man”) can curate all of your spring musthaves. Need more? We’ve got you covered with our spring fashion spread (“Spring Revival”), shot on location at the perfectly frozen-in-time Commodore Perry Estate. Jumpsuited and sundressed inspiration is around every glamorous corner. While famous for our laid-back style, Austin’s fashion industry is ever-evolving and forging ahead. We were thrilled to host a conversation between Alta Alexander and Nina Means (“Fashion Forward”), as both women have great confidence in Austin’s ability to be a fashion destination. Lucy Jolis of Sunroom (“Austin Goes West”) is certainly an example of Austin style expanding far beyond the local scene. With the opening last August of her Sunroom Malibu store, she has made the transition from local to national seamlessly. I can’t wait for you to see the beautiful space and her take on what it means, stylistically speaking, to embrace the Austin or Malibu vibe. This spring season, more than anything, is really a state of mind. Windsor McKenna’s home (“House Music”) — filled with color, personality, and art — is the perfect example of how to bring your own personal style to life throughout your house. I hope you enjoy our take on the season ahead! Maybe we will even bump into one another at the Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic, benefitting the Waller Creek Conservancy, one of my favorite nights of the year. Margaret Williams
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VALENTINE SHMALENTINE BASH On February 14, Austinites gathered on Lamar Union’s Sky Deck to celebrate being single with a stress-free Valentine’s Day. While enjoying live music from Taméca Jones, guests indulged in tenant offers, including a Kiki Nass pop-up shop, a European Wax Center brow bar, mini-desserts from Shake Shack, photos with baby goats from GOGA, and much more.
ANY BABY CAN’S ROCKIN’ ROUND UP 2018
Any Baby Can’s Rockin’ Round Up kicked off at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on February 15. The night featured a special presentation, a live auction, and an amazing performance by St. Paul & The Broken Bones, while recognizing award honorees for their outstanding leadership in helping children throughout Central Texas. An incredible $360,000 was raised for the thousands of families served by Any Baby Can.
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VALENTINE SHMALENTINE BASH: 1. Tyeschea West & Arielle Austin 2. Kristina Erickson & Scott Perry 3. Jonathan & Mallory Taylor ANY BABY CAN’S ROCKIN’ ROUND UP 2018: 4. Janet Schroeder & Leslie Scott 5. Matt Burns & Bobby Jenkins 6. Veronda Durden, Jay Lamy & Marjorie Clifton “PRESENT PRIMITIVE” BY ALEXANDRA VALENTI: 7. Ryan Hicks, Sydney Thomas, Sierra Juarez & Maria Priebe 8. Kim Dickens & Leisha Hailey 9. Meegan Moore & Suzannah Haddad 10. Alexandra Valenti 11. Robert Ellis & Michael Purcel
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On February 17, an opening reception was held at the Preacher Gallery for Alexandra Valenti’s latest exhibition, “Present Primitive.” Visitors toasted with Gem & Bolt to the extraordinary body of work, which plays on abstract imagery to represent both natural spaces and the unnatural ancient structures built upon them.
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THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF AUSTIN’S AUSTIN ENTERTAINS
The Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Gala Dinner took place on January 27, when more than 700 guests gathered at the JW Marriott Austin to celebrate love and equality. Along with a cocktail reception, an exciting silent auction, and an elegant black-tie dinner, the night featured live music and inspiring guest speakers, including actress Clea DuVall, who received the HRC Visibility Award.
BIG HAIR COUNTRY FAIR
Big Hair Country Fair, a massive carnival celebration, took place on February 24 at Fair Market and benefited Creative Action, whose mission is to support the academic, social, and emotional development of Austin youths. Partygoers reveled in big-hair styling, carnival treats, swag bags, live performances, an exhilarating auction, and more.
GARDEN CITY MEGA CITY
On February 28, art and nature lovers alike celebrated the opening of “Garden City Mega City” at the Austin Central Library with a fun happy hour. Created by Singapore-based architectural firm WOHA, the exhibition presented 16 built and unbuilt projects currently embodying the rethinking of how urban environments sustainably evolve in the 21st century.
7 6 THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF AUSTIN’S AUSTIN ENTERTAINS: 1. Allison Edwards, Allison Reyna & Connie Hayer 2. Jordan & Amanda Spearman 3. Sarah McIntosh & Chloe Kennedy BIG HAIR COUNTRY FAIR: 4. Troy Madres, Karen LaShelle, Carly Christopher & Jim McDermott 5. Isaiah Harris & Thedencia Horne 6. Valerie Pheasant & Brendan Pheasant 7. Bradley & Emily Goldsmith 8. Chris & Amy Price GARDEN CITY MEGA CITY: 9. Bernardo De Alba & Allison Del Papa 10. Danielle Caron, Aaron Ashmore & Shelley Hardeman 11. Adham el-Effendi & Travis Huse
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Real estate boutique STRÜB Residential held its ninth annual FLASHBACK, an over-the-top retro dance party benefiting Explore Austin, on March 2. The event, hosted by Jason and Deb of the 101X morning show, was set at The Parish, where guests donned their wildest costumes. The evening helped to benefit underserved youth, encouraging them to make positive life choices through mentoring and outdoor adventure.
RUSSELL COLLECTION FINE ART GALLERY SALVADOR DALÍ PREVIEW PARTY
On March 2, the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery threw a private VIP preview party for its latest exhibition, “Salvador Dalí: The Argillet Collection.” The exposition presented a rare opportunity for visitors to meet Madame Christine Argillet, the daughter of Dalí’s legendary publisher and confidant Pierre Argillet, as well as view the breathtaking work of one of the world’s greatest artists.
LONG CENTER 10TH ANNIVERSARY The Long Center celebrated its first decade on March 3 with an electric show from The Avett Brothers and Texas swing legends Asleep at the Wheel. The 10th-anniversary bash also included a preshow gala dinner and a festive, late-night after party following the concert, where guests delighted in a hosted bar and beats by DJ Nixx.
10 9TH ANNUAL FLASHBACK BENEFIT: 1. Ashley Davis & Hannah Reed 2. Shannon Messer & Anne Lee 3. Carissa Pascal, Alex Tapp & Sam Payton RUSSELL COLLECTION FINE ART GALLERY SALVADOR DALÍ PREVIEW PARTY: 4. Erwin & Ash Almonte 5. Mary Mandel & Lesley Becker 6. Laura Jaramillo, Madame Christine Argillett & Rick Jaramillo 7. Kitty Beebe & Seetha Kulandaisamy LONG CENTER 10TH ANNIVERSARY: 8. Marley & Brody Friesenhahn 9. Rachel Watkins & Morgan Love 10. Diana Greenburg & Susan Murphy 11. Rhonda Erwin, Moe Benson & Wendy Lloyd
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ESBY FEST 2018
From March 4 – 6, esby apparel launched its first annual Esby Fest, a three-day interactive fashion affair celebrating the release of its 10th collection. Along with a cocktail hour, a phenomenal private dinner, and an exclusive sample sale, attendees got a look at esby’s first fashion show, at The Austin Winery, taking home chic swag bags and major style inspiration.
TRIBEZA RELEASE & BIRTHDAY PARTY
Tribeza and friends came together at Antone’s Nightclub on March 5 to celebrate the release of the March Music + Film Issue and Tribeza’s 17th birthday. Guests savored delicious bites provided by Fareground and craft cocktails with Nine Banded Whiskey, Dulce Vida Tequila, and Waterloo Sparkling Water, before commemorating the night at the Oh Happy Day photo booth.
MARIA SHRIVER BOOK SIGNING
The Austin-based production company Women Rising hosted a private book signing with Maria Shriver on March 8, at the home of Gay Gaddis, the founder and CEO of T3. The invitation-only event brought together more than 100 women and men to celebrate International Women’s Day and Shriver’s new best-selling book, “I’ve Been Thinking ...”
ESBY FEST 2018: 1. Courtney DiSabato & Katherine Squier 2. Stephanie Beard 3. Lindsey Schlandt, Shelle Martinez & Deb Wiley TRIBEZA RELEASE & BIRTHDAY PARTY: 4. Andrew Bennett, Dorothy Bennett, Mariclaire Glaeser & Kyle Glaeser 5. Natasha Masterson, Taylor Cargile & Defne Comlek 6. Kendall Antonelli, Errica Williams & Christine Andrews MARIA SHRIVER BOOK SIGNING: 7. Elizabeth Danze, Mark Ashby & John Blood 8. Maria Shriver, Gay Gaddis & Sara Hirsh Bordo 9. Kathy Terry & Lynn Meredith 10. Rebecca Gaddis, Desiree Gutierrez & Aimee Walden 11. Fifi Osborne & Erin Dempsey
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Lashing Out By Kristin Armstrong Illustration by Heather Sundquist
ET ME FIRST OUT MYSELF. I CAN BE
vain at times, in rather odd ways. I’ll just say up front: I am a middle-aged-formerly-relatively-attractive woman who is handling the aging process semi-okay. Sometimes I do ridiculous things to make myself feel pretty. One such unfortunate sidetrack involved fake eyelashes. Have you noticed how many women suddenly have such thick, sweeping lash extensions that they create a breeze whenever they blink? I started to obsess over lashes, thinking that the longer and darker they were, the less noticeable my crow’s-feet would become. Soon Latisse was not enough. I lusted for more. Lust is a sin (probably worse when combined with vanity), but I just had to go there anyway. I went to an eyelash salon. Can you believe there are eyelash salons? What will be next? Elbow exfoliators? Chin-hair stylists? Bunion bars? Bellybutton vacuuming? Bikini-line landscape architects? You could choose from the following options: Gorgeous, Sexy, Natural, or Cute. How can you
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possibly go wrong? I chose Gorgeous. Or was it Sexy? I definitely skipped Natural and Cute. Why be Mary Ann when you can be Ginger? I loved them, at least at first. When I woke up in the morning, I looked more awake — like I already had makeup on. I could swipe on some lip gloss and be out the door. I felt like coyly winking at everyone I saw, from the tattooed checker at Whole Foods to random drivers at four-way stops. My flirty alter ego was fabulous. Or so I thought. Never mind the fact that you have to sit there for more than two hours, with your eyes taped shut as though you’d been abducted by a serial killer, all while pop music blasts into your torture chamber and someone pokes at your lashes with a tweezer. Beauty has a price, right, ladies? Looking back, I should have known something wasn’t right when I parked at the opposite end of the shopping center so that no one would see my car outside. After a few months, my lustful lash affair started turning into a regular old relationship. I started to see flaws and get bored. My lashes were falling out faster, leaving gaping holes between the dreaded two-hour appointments. The glue started to feel heavy. I could feel the wind lifting my lash line, and it did not feel good. The random rogue extra-long lash (they don’t all grow out at the same rate) would brush up against the lenses of my glasses, annoying me to no end. I started to feel ridiculous when I went running, like I was all glammed-up to hit the town — in shorts at 7 a.m. Meow. If sweat or allergies irritated my eyes, I couldn’t even rub them anymore. I noticed the lashes when I slept, trying to get comfortable on my pillow with broken lash remnants. I would wake up and look
"I JUST WANTED MY MONEY, MY DIGNITY, AND MY NATURAL LASHES BACK."
in my ultra-magnifying makeup mirror and see scraggly, uneven lashes tangled up like bed-head hair. I tried to comb them (always a good use of time), and they would fall out on the little brush. My young daughters, who have far better eyesight than I do, would say, “Oooh, Mom, you need to get your lashes done soon.” “But I just got them done!” I’d say. The bloom was officially off the rose. I went in to get them fixed, and the lash girl told me my natural lashes were in such bad condition that I couldn’t get another set for at least several weeks. She would have to take the stragglers off instead. She taped my eyes shut, painted my lashes with an acidic adhesive remover, and painfully plucked away at the remains of my Gorgeous. Thirty minutes later, I looked in the mirror and barely recognized the sad, old woman with bloodshot eyes with nary a fringe of lash line. I couldn’t tell if I was weeping because of the stinging, the shock, or the shame. I finally really saw myself. It wasn’t pretty.
This had to end. It’s over, honey. Over. Done. Finished. We both knew this could never last. This was never right. I want my old life and my old lashes back. They were actually lovely, and I totally took them for granted. I need to make this right. I hope it’s not too late. I repented for my lust, my vanity, and my wasteful use of finances. There are starving people in the world, and I was taping my eyes shut to all of them. I put my sunglasses on my raw, nubby eyes and slinked out to the front desk to cancel my membership. Yes, I had a freaking membership. I know, don’t even say it. “Okay, you’re all good,” the lash girl said. “Come back if you change your mind!” She winked her Gorgeous at me and smiled a perfect, pearly-white smile. A year, and a shit-ton of Latisse, later, I got a message from the lash dealers, to let me know I had credits to use. Credits? What are you talking about? At first I feared they would not refund my money for the untouched glue and lash fibers that I thought I was done paying for. I flipped out. I thought to myself, To hell with embarrassment, I’m speaking out. I’m calling the Better Business Bureau. I’m getting on social media, finally, damn it. I’m going to figure out how to make a review on Yelp and use all of my writing skills to inflict an eye for an eye(lash). I’m calling John Grisham. Julia Roberts will play me. I just wanted my money, my dignity, and my natural lashes back. The manager eventually nicely refunded my money. No more lashing out. Wink. tribeza.com
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Arts & CRAFTS HOW GLOBETROT TER K ATRINA JANE PERRY WE AVES AN AUTHENTIC ST YLE By Margaret Williams
has been producing since her days of studying photography at the University of Texas, about the community of strong women she was raised by, and especially about the artisan families she works with to create her clothing and home line, August Etta. Perry describes her collection, anchored by its traditionally woven caftans and rugs, as the embodiment of “me as an artist and the tradition of craft.” Art and craft are something the artist and maker talks about often, describing the intricate process of weaving on a standing loom as requiring both in equal measure. Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Perry has most recently split her time between Austin and Oaxaca, Mexico, where all of the August Etta pieces are sourced and made. Perry currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she is working on completing a master’s in fine arts program at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. While Perry’s work and design for August Etta are based on centuries-old techniques, the artist, who describes Anni Albers’ “On Designing” as her bible, is now happily studying digital weaving when she’s not
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ATRINA JANE PERRY FEELS DEEPLY — ABOUT THE ART SHE
Mendez, patriarch of the family that hand-looms all of August Etta’s cotton textiles, in Oaxaca. LEFT: Perry’s designs shown in various states of production.
circumnavigating the island to photographically record the commoditization of a once wild land. No matter the medium, Perry connects with, and is motivated by, the people and natural environment that surrounds her. The caftans that Perry designs seasonally for August Etta are inspired by the huipil, a tunic-like garment worn by women throughout Central America. “[I] felt a generosity … and beautiful when I first put one on,” she says. The garment had an ease of movement that she wanted to adapt and share. But it wasn’t until 2015, after meeting a local family of weavers in Oaxaca through Fundación En Vía, an organization focused on female-driven microfinance loans and education, that Perry thought her idea to adapt the huipil could be turned into a sustainable business model. Now she works directly with a handful of families who specialize in the cotton- and wool-weaving style emblematic of the region. Perry’s caftans — with simple lines and a laser focus on detail — celebrate these master weavers and their artistry. H&M August Etta is not. Perry has had offers for large, rushed orders, but she stands firm in her commitment to sustainability and honoring tribeza.com
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PERRY CONNECTS WITH, AND IS MOTIVATED BY, THE PEOPLE AND NATUR AL ENVIRONMENT THAT SURROUND HER .
the handmade. She knows that to split one apart from the other would inherently change the designs she has worked so hard, in collaboration with the makers, to achieve. The mission of August Etta — one of “timeless authenticity” — is furthered by the brand’s commitment to return 5 percent of all profits to Fundación En Vía. While some brands, understandably, might find these ambitions unattainable, Perry credits her great-grandmother, grandmother, and own mom with setting a high bar by the way they have run their own family elder-care business, Knopp Healthcare. “These strong and independent women have impressed upon me a life and work philosophy embedded in August Etta and my art practice. They are my role models.” As with so many things, August Etta’s newest adventure began through a conversation. Kirsten Dickerson, founder and CEO of Raven + Lily, came upon the collection at a trunk show in Fredericksburg and was almost immediately interested in discussing a collaboration. This month their collaboration, the “Emilia” caftan, will be available exclusively through Raven + Lily’s web shop. Perry named the caftan after Emiliano Mendez, the patriarch of the family who hand-looms and sews all of August Etta’s cotton textiles. Working with the ethical fashion brand has been natural for Perry, and the company has been incredibly supportive of her vision, as have many others. Perry’s appreciation of this support is evident as she begins rattling off names. Tim Johnson and Caitlin Murray of Marfa Book Company were some of August Etta’s first champions, and they now have their own robe design in the works. Perry is thrilled by this growth, as she knows it will continue to expand August Etta’s reach — one of artistry, tradition, and generosity.
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Etta’s “Emilia” caftan designed exclusively for Raven + Lily. LEFT: Detail of one of Perry’s designs.
P R E V I O U S PAG E S : K AT R I N A J A N E P E R R Y P O R T R A I T B Y R AG N H E I Ð U R G U Ð M U N D S D ÓT T I R . A L L OT H E R P H OTO G R A P H S B Y K AT R I N A J A N E P E R RY. T H I S PAG E : R AV E N + L I LY C A F TA N P H OTO G R A P H B Y M E L I N DA D I M A U R O . FA B R I C D E TA I L P H OTO G R A P H B Y K AT R I N A J A N E P E R RY
AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO WHAT’S BUZ ZING AROUND AUSTIN By Nicole Beckley
Stretching into NEW Territory Lifestyle design maven Katie Kime is bringing her bold patterns to the yoga studio. Kime recently added yoga leggings to her brand, which already includes items like wallpaper, pillows, and pajamas. Take your workout style up a notch with the higherwaisted, polyester-spandexblended pants, specifically designed to endure stretching. Supercharge your downward dog in the yellow-accented Joyous pattern or relax into Savasana in the rose-pink Magnolia Sunset. KATIEKIME.COM
“I’m a shoe designer full-time, so I was working from home and I was getting really sick of being at home all day,” Selena McCartney explains. To alleviate her cabin fever, McCartney got creative, finding a space on South First Street that could serve as both a design studio and a shoe boutique. In February McCartney opened The Art of Shoes. The back serves as her work space, and the front functions as a shop in two sections: one boasting vintage and “pre-loved” shoes; the other, new shoes, displayed in an art gallery-like setup. When McCartney’s not at her desk working — she’s the design director for Katy Perry footwear and consults for Teysha shoes and other brands — she loves having women come into the space. “They’ll come in with their girlfriends and laugh and try shoes on, and it’s just the sweetest thing to watch them get so excited about it.” THEARTOFSHOESAUSTIN.COM
Buzz-Worthy Baubles In 2012, Anna Gieselman took her beekeeping hobby in a new direction, launching Bee Amour, a robust jewelry line inspired by honeycomb shapes. More than just the shapes, many of the line’s necklaces, earrings, and rings contain sections of actual honeycomb, cast in bronze and sterling silver. Other unique items include resin-coated honeycomb bolo ties and pendants memorializing real bees in resin. BEEAMOUR.COM
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POWER Up “Everyone has personal power. It’s inside you,” Gay Gaddis says. “I truly believe that’s the kind of power that we really all want.” As the founder and CEO of the advertising agency T3, Gaddis knows a thing or two about tapping into personal power, and she shares her collected wisdom in her book, “Cowgirl Power,” released in January. Gaddis uses the stories of real cowgirls as entry points into her own story, highlighting the grit and drive of Wild West performers like Bessie Herberg and Annie Oakley. “A few of my historic cowgirls are what I would call real fashionistas in their own way,” Gaddis says. “They wore amazing costumes, and it was part of their style, part of their personality.” When it comes to her personal style, Gaddis admits a love for
shoes and combining high and low brands as a form of self-expression. “I always tell people, ‘If you splurge on anything, splurge on a handbag, because they say a lot about you.’” GAYGADDIS.COM/COWGIRL-POWER
HUNT and Gather When it comes to spring style, Megan Clifton likes to keep it simple. “I’m all about a black T-shirt and jeans and a really bold, fun necklace,” Clifton says. Her interest in jewelry was handed down from her grandmothers — one gravitated toward Native American squash blossoms; the other was fond of gemstones — and inspired her line, Gather Goods, launched in November. To create her necklaces, Clifton, who spent four years in product development at Fossil, scours gem shows, antique malls, and estate sales, on the hunt for unique beads. “I’m a one-man show, so each piece is totally different than another,” she says. “You’re really not going to find a double of anything exactly the same.” GATHERGOODSATX.COM
Lighting the Fuse With nearly a decade and a half under its belt, the Fusebox Festival remains one of the city’s most reliable events for artistically interesting experiences. Running April 18 through 22, the wide-ranging festival includes animation, visual art, music, dance, and live theater performances at a variety of venues. Keep an eye out for
“The Cold Record,” a one-man show from the Rude Mechs’ Kirk Lynn, and “Abandoned Playground,” a dynamic dance performance highlighting the athleticism of nine unique dancers. Reservations are needed, but all events are free. FUSEBOXFESTIVAL.COM
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Entertainment MUSIC MIGUEL
April 20 – 22 Auditorium Shores
HAIM W/ LIZZO
April 6 Stubb’s BBQ
April 24 Stubb’s BBQ
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS - IN CONCERT
April 7 & 8 Bass Concert Hall
BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO
April 12 Paramount Theatre DIXIE CHICKS
April 12 ACL Live at The Moody Theater MATT AND KIM
April 12 Stubb’s BBQ
April 26 – 29 Downtown Austin JOEY BADA$$
April 29 Emo’s Austin
THEATER DANCE REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS TRANSCENDENCE
Through April 8 B. Iden Payne Theatre
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Through April 22 Austin Playhouse
BALLET AUSTIN PRESENTS EXIT WOUNDS
April 29 ACL Live at The Moody Theater MARIAN HILL W/ MICHI
April 30 Emo’s Austin
April 6 – 8 Long Center
HUBBARD STREET DANCE
April 11 Bass Concert Hall
THE BOOK OF MORMON
JACK INGRAM & FRIENDS FT. PATTY GRIFFIN
April 13 ACL Live at The Moody Theater AUSTIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH
April 13 & 14 Long Center
FILM LEANING INTO THE WIND – ANDY GOLDSWORTHY
Through April 5 AFS Cinema
MOVIES IN THE PARK: THE LION KING
April 5 North West District Park
April 17 Stubb’s BBQ
AUSTIN UNDER THE STARS FILM FESTIVAL
OLD SETTLER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 19 – 22 Dale, TX
April 20 Stubb’s BBQ
WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY W/ ROBERT EARL KEEN
April 20 & 21 Whitewater Amphitheater
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AUSTIN REGGAE FEST
April 7 Lone Star Court
VIVA CINEMA: FECHA DE CADUCIDAD
April 7 Bullock Texas State History Museum FIVE SEASONS WITH PIET OUDOLF
April 25 The Contemporary Austin Jones Center
April 17 – 22 Bass Concert Hall
TRAILER PARK BOYS
April 13 Bass Concert Hall
April 14 Paramount Theatre MOONTOWER COMEDY & ODDITY FESTIVAL
April 18 – 21 Various Locations
April 22 Paramount Theatre LEWIS BLACK
April 27 ACL Live at The Moody Theater
April 26 – May 6 Long Center
April 4 – 27 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
TEXAS BURLESQUE FESTIVAL
PANCHO RABBIT AND THE COYOTE
April 27 & 28 Paramount Theatre
April 7 – 29 Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
AUSTIN OPERA PRESENTS LA TRAVIATA
April 28 – May 6 Long Center
COMEDY SHANE TORRES
April 4 – 7 Cap City Comedy Club NICK SWARDSON
April 13 Paramount Theatre
April 8 UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum TEEN EVENT: DESTINATION LAGUNA
April 13 The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS REACH FOR THE STARS
April 25 – 29 H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
OTHER SHERWOOD FOREST FAIRE
Through April 22 Sherwood Forest
AUSTIN FASHION WEEK
March 31 – April 7 Various Locations
TRIBEZA SUPPER CLUB
April 4 Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar LONESTAR ROUND UP
April 6 & 7 Travis County Expo Center CECILE RICHARDS BOOK TOUR
April 7 Paramount Theatre
TX GERMAIN BIER & BREZEL FEST
April 7 & 8 Austin Saengerrunde & Scholz Garten BRAVE FEST
April 8 Spiderhouse Cafe & Ballroom CAPITOL 10K
April 8 Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores
P H OTO G R A P H B Y DAV I D M CC L I S T E R
NOLA, TEXAS FOOD & MUSIC FEST
April 8 H-E-B Center at Cedar Park HUMANS OF NEW YORK’S BRANDON STANTON
April 11 Paramount Theatre
APRIL WINE WALK
April 12 Hill Country Galleria
MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY
April 12 & 13 Various Locations
WALLER CREEK POP-UP PICNIC
April 14 Palm Park
EAST AUSTIN URBAN FARM TOUR
April 15 Various Locations
April 18 – 22 Various Locations
MOTOGP GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS
April 20 – 22 Circuit of the Americas
LONESTAR CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
April 21 Stubb’s BBQ
WEIRD HOMES TOUR
April 21 Various Locations
April 21 & 22 Frank Erwin Center AUSTIN FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL
April 27 – 29 Auditorium Shores & Republic Square Park RED POPPY FESTIVAL
April 27 – 29 Georgetown, TX
EEYORE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
April 28 Pease Park
April 28 Hill Country Galleria
Willie Nelson & Family With Robert Earl Keen By Neal Baker
WHITEWATER AMPHITHEATER APRIL 20 & 21
Austinites seem to universally adore our country music legend-in-residence, the great Willie Nelson. The feeling is mutual; the city has him to thank for his cultural impact, including kicking off “Austin City Limits,” while he has the city to thank for the hippie vibes that fueled some of his most loved albums. His latest release, “Last Man Standing,” gives a taste of his upcoming album by the same name, due April 27. On this track Nelson plays to us as he always has — with heart, cleverness, and an unmistakable crackle in his voice. Entertaining a dark sense of humor, the 84-year-old Nelson melodizes about the life and loss of some of his fellow country greats — the likes of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. “It’s gettin’ hard to watch my pals check out,” he sings, but when his guitar talks, it clearly has nothing to lament. Fortunately for us all, Nelson has some new friends. On April 20 & 21, he and his band will share the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels with Robert Earl Keen. A veritable Austin icon himself, Keen has remained loyal to the city since he started playing the Cactus Cafe in the ’80s. Now decades later, it’s hard to imagine a pairing more representative of the music of Austin. Get your tickets on Whitewater’s website, and in the words of Nelson himself, “Stay all night, stay a little longer.” tribeza.com
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ARTS C ALENDAR
Arts THE RELATIONSHIP OF THINGS
Through April 14 Davis Gallery
Through April 19 Women & Their Work SPENCER FIDLER: VASCULUM
Through April 28 Flatbed Press
FORM INTO SPIRIT: ELLSWORTH KELLY’S AUSTIN
Through April 29 Blanton Museum of Art AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL
April 5 – 8 Various Locations
The Pink Bow Project
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
GALLERY SHOAL CREEK, APRIL 13 – MAY 15
Karen Hawkins’ work has, in an oblique manner, often dealt with stories. Not in telling them, but in hiding them within the folds and creases of her various repurposings of books. By Hawkins turning the pages into such shapes as totems, jelly rolls, and many iterations and developments upon these forms, their printed meaning yields to a purely visual experience. With her latest work, Hawkins is flipping the script — she wants stories to be told, and hers is one of them. “My name is Karen, I was 10 years old.” It’s not quite comparable to the volumes of description contained within her past work, and yet we already know everything we need to. Hawkins spares us the details, because she knows that her experience isn’t important on account of how it stands out — it’s important because it doesn’t. The difficult truth is that as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Hawkins is one of many, and her “Pink Bow Project” is an opportunity for the viewer to come face-to-face with this truth in the form of staggering numbers and staggering size. From April 13 to May 15 at Gallery Shoal Creek, her work involves tens of thousands of pink bows climbing upward on panels of fabric, one for every case like hers. More importantly, one for every deeply complicated struggle. To accompany them are the voices of the people who lived these tales, telling you just who they are and when the abuse happened. The fact is that all the books in the world couldn’t contain their stories, but Hawkins knows from experience that to be seen and to be heard are the first steps toward a happy ending.
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April 6 Various Locations WILL KLEMM: SOLO SHOW
April 7 – 28 Wally Workman Gallery
April 13 – 15 Palmer Events Center
April 20 – May 12 CAMBIAart Gallery
VISITING CERAMIC ARTIST BETH CAVENER: PUBLIC TALK
April 21 The Contemporary Austin Jones Center OUTSIDE THE INDOORS: SANDRA LANGSTON
April 21 – June 2 Davis Gallery
GET IN THE GAME: THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY IN SPORTS
April 21 – January 13 LBJ Presidential Library KRISTA STEINKE: GOOD LUCK WITH THE SUN
April 28 – June 7 Women & Their Work
PERFORMANCE: RAGNAR KJARTANSSON: S.S. HANGOVER
April 7 – May 6 The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria SHERRY OWENS & ART SHIRER
April 12 – August 12 UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum
KAREN HAWKINS: THE PINK BOW PROJECT
April 13 – May 15 Gallery Shoal Creek
P O R T R A I T B Y K E R R I LO H M E I E R
By Neal Baker
ART CITY AUSTIN: FINE ART FESTIVAL 2018
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Art SPACES MUSEUMS BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART 200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org THE BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM 1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 12–5 thestoryoftexas.com THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN –JONES CENTER 700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 thecontemporaryaustin.org
Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic By Neal Baker
PALM PARK, APRIL 14
Benefiting the Waller Creek Conservancy, the sixth annual Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic is an Austin outdoor tradition not to be missed. Picnic goers from across the city will stream into Palm Park on April 14 (6:30 p.m.) for a fun night of al fresco dining with specially created picnic baskets from some of Austin’s most sought-after restaurants – Franklin Barbecue, Uchi, and Lenoir, to name a few. The picnic is located in the heart of downtown and is a preview of what we all have to look forward to in a transformed Waller Creek. Take the chance to sit under the twinkly lights and catch up with new and old friends.
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THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN: LAGUNA GLORIA 3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–W 12-4, Th-Su 10–4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 thecontemporaryaustin.org ELISABET NEY MUSEUM 304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 ci.austin.tx.us/elisabetney FRENCH LEGATION MUSEUM 802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 frenchlegationmuseum.org
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM 1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/carver HARRY RANSOM CENTER 300 E. 21st St. (512) 471 8944 Hours: Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5 hrc.utexas.edu LBJ LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5 lbjlibrary.org MEXIC–ARTE MUSEUM 419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6, F–Sat 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–artemuseum.org O. HENRY MUSEUM 409 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1903 Hours: W–Su 12–5 THINKERY AUSTIN 1830 Simond Ave. Hours: Tu-F 10-5, Sa-Su 10-6 thinkeryaustin.org UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN & MUSEUM 605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: Tu-F 10-4, Sat-Su 12-4 umlaufsculpture.org
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Art SPACES GALLERIES 78704 GALLERY 1400 South Congress Ave. (512) 708 4678 Hours: M–F 8-5 78704.gallery ADAMS GALLERIES OF AUSTIN 1310 RR 620 S. Ste C4 (512) 243 7429 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 adamsgalleriesaustin.com ART ON 5TH 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 arton5th.com ARTWORKS GALLERY 1214 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1550 Hours: M–Sa 10–5 artworksaustin.com AUSTIN ART GARAGE 2200 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. J (512) 351-5934 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 austinartgarage.com AUSTIN ART SPACE GALLERY AND STUDIOS 7739 North Cross Dr., Ste. Q (512) 771 2868 Hours: F–Sa 11–6 austinartspace.com AUSTIN GALLERIES 5804 Lookout Mountain Dr. (512) 495 9363 By appointment only austingalleries.com BIG MEDIUM GALLERY AT BOLM 5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 Hours: Tu-Sa 12-6 bigmedium.org
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CAMIBAart 2832 E. MLK. Jr. Blvd., Ste. 111 (512) 937 5921 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa 12-5 camibaart.com CAPITAL FINE ART 1214 W. 6th St. (512) 628 1214 Hours: M–Sa 10-5 capitalfineart.com CO-LAB PROJECTS: PROJECT SPACE 721 Congress Ave. (512) 300 8217 By event and appointment only co-labprojects.org DAVIS GALLERY 837 W. 12th St. (512) 477 4929 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 davisgalleryaustin.com DIMENSION GALLERY SCULPTURE AND 3D ART 979 Springdale, Ste. 99 (512) 479 9941 Hours: S 12–5 dimensiongallery.org DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER 1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4000 Hours: M-Th 10-9, F 10-5:30, Sa 10-2 austintexas.gov/department/ dougherty-arts-center FAREWELL BOOKS 913 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 473 2665 Hours: M-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 farewellbookstore.com FIRST ACCESS GALLERY 2324 S. Lamar Blvd (512) 428 4782 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-7, Su 12-5 firstaccess.co/gallery
FLATBED PRESS 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 477 9328 Hours: M–F 10-5, Sa 10-3 flatbedpress.com FLUENT COLLABORATIVE 502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By appointment only fluentcollab.org GALLERY 702 702 San Antonio St. (737) 703 5632 Hours: Tu–Su 10-6 gallery702austin.com GALLERY BLACK LAGOON 4301-A Guadalupe St. (512) 371 8838 Hours: Sa 1-5 galleryblacklagoon.com GALLERY SHOAL CREEK 2832 MLK Jr. Blvd. #3 (512) 454 6671 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa 12–5 galleryshoalcreek.com GRAYDUCK GALLERY 2213 E. Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78702 (512) 826 5334 Hours: Th -Sa 11-6, Su 12–5 grayduckgallery.com JULIA C. BUTRIDGE GALLERY 1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–2 austintexas.gov/department/ doughertygallery LA PEÑA 227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007 Hours: M–F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena–austin.org LINK & PIN 2235 E. 6th, Ste. 102 (512) 900 8952 Hours: Sa & Su 11-4 linkpinart.com
LORA REYNOLDS GALLERY 360 Nueces St., #50 (512) 215 4965 Hours: W–Sa 11-6 lorareynolds.com
SPACE 12 3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 Hours: Tu-F 10-5 space12.org
LOTUS GALLERY 1009 W. 6th St., #101 (512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 lotusasianart.com
STEPHEN L. CLARK GALLERY 1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com
MASS GALLERY 507 Calles St. (512) 535 4946 Hours: F 5-8, Sa & Su 12-5 massgallery.org MODERN ROCKS GALLERY 916 Springdale Rd., #103 (512) 524 1488 Hours: Tu–Sa 11- 6 modernrocksgallery.com MONDO GALLERY 4115 Guadalupe St. Hours: Tu–Sa 12- 6 mondotees.com OLD BAKERY & EMPORIUM 1006 Congress Ave. (512) 912 1613 Hours: Tu–Sa 9–4 austintexas.gov/obemporium PUMP PROJECT ART COMPLEX 702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571 Hours: Sa 12–5 pumpproject.org ROI JAMES 3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only roijames.com RUSSELL COLLECTION FINE ART 1009 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–collection.com
FREDERICKSBURG ARTISANS — A TEXAS GALLERY 234 W. Main St. (830) 990-8160 artisanstexas.com CATE ZANE GALLERY 107 N. Llano St. (830) 992-2044 catezane.com
STUDIO 10 1011 West Lynn St. (512) 236 1333 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 studiotenarts.com
FREDERICKSBURG ART GALLERY 405 E. Main St. (830) 990-2707 fbgartgallery.com
THE TWYLA GALLERY 1011 West Lynn (512) 236 1333 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 studiotenarts.com
FREDERICKSBURG ART GUILD 308 E. Austin St. (830) 997-4949 fredericksburgartguild.org
VISUAL ARTS CENTER 209 W. 9th St. (800) 928 9997 Hours: M-F 10-6 twyla.com/austingallery WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY 1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5 wallyworkman.com WOMEN & THEIR WORK 1710 Lavaca St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12-6 womenandtheirwork.org YARD DOG 1510 S. Congress Ave. (512) 912 1613 Hours: M–F 11–5, Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 yarddog.com
INSIGHT GALLERY 214 W. Main St. (830) 997-9920 insightgallery.com KOCH GALLERY 406 W. Main St. (830) 992-3124 bertkoch.com LARRY JACKSON ART & ANTIQUES 201 E. San Antonio St. (830) 997-0073 larryjacksonantiques.com RIVER RUSTIC GALLERY 222 W. Main St. (830) 997-6585 riverrustic.com RS HANNA GALLERY 244 W. Main St. and 208 S. Llano St. (830) 307-3071 rshannagallery.com URBANHERBAL ART GALLERY 407 Whitney St. (830) 456-9667 urbanherbal.com
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REJINA PYO dress, $688, Kick Pleat. GRAY MATTERS shoes, $538, Kick Pleat.
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ON HER: GRAY
MATTERS shoes, $538, Kick Pleat. ODEEH skirt, $628, Good Company. ROSIE ASSOULIN top, $1395, By George. KENDRA SCOTT earrings, $95, Neiman Marcus. ON HIM:
ENGINEERED GARMENTS top, $252, By George. BILLY REID pants, $145, Billy Reid. LOEWE shoes, $750, By George.
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ULLA JOHNSON dress, $565, By George. REJINA PYO heels, $735, Kick Pleat. ARIANA BOUSSARDREIFEL earrings, $295, Good Company. Hair and Makeup: Katherine Crenshaw. Models: Brock Knighten (Page Parkes Agency), Gabrielle McTopy (Page Parkes Agency). Shot on Location at the Commodore Perry Estate. tribeza.com
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ANNE BRUNO PHOTOGRAPHS BY
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FORWARD A conversation about Austin’s next big industry with the director of ACC’s Fashion Incubator Nina Means and boutique owner, Alta Alexander
Henderson and Culp, co-creators of A Tribe Called Brunch.
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hile Austin has always enjoyed a reputation for cultivating its own style, it would be a stretch to call the city home to a serious fashion industry. But according to those in the know, that’s about to change. As happened with music, film, and technology, Austin’s creative culture is charting a new path, and the fashion sphere is witnessing some game-changing moves. We sat down for a chat with two people in the midst of it all. Alta Alexander, the founder of Altatudes, Austin’s first African-American-owned upscale boutique, displays both the energy and enthusiasm entrepreneurs are known for. Living in Austin for most of her life, Alexander, a graduate of Huston-Tillotson University, started in retail, then spent much of her early career in public relations and state government. In September 2017, she realized a life-long dream of owning her own boutique, where she curates a collection of high-end clothing and luxury goods oﬀered with personalized service. Nearly two years ago, Nina Means moved to Austin from New York City, and in February she was named the director of Austin Community College’s Fashion Incubator. Means, whose foray into design came a"er she had already received a master’s degree in public health, took a leap of faith and followed her heart to Italy and New York to study fashion. She went on to found her eponymous label, designing elegantly minimal women’s clothing. Means finds Austin a fresh contrast to the way the fashion business operates on the East and West coasts.
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RIGHT: Nina Means
and Alta Alexander in conversation at Flower Child’s Domain NORTHSIDE location.
WHAT ABOUT AUSTIN MAKES IT THE RIGHT PLACE TO BECOME THE COUNTRY’S NEXT FASHION INDUSTRY HUB? ALTA ALEXANDER: Austin is unique, and it’s
coming into its own in a fashion sense. Style has always been part of Austin, but not like it is now; the city’s stepping up and putting itself out there, making fashion important. We do everything in our own way here, and that’s a good thing — it’s authentic. And people gravitate to that. NINA MEANS: I think Austin is poised to do things diﬀerently in the fashion business. Houston and Dallas have tended to follow more of a traditional mold, but in Austin, everything is done true to the city’s personality. I like the stubbornness in that; it’s nice to see how sure we are about doing things in a way that fits Austin’s culture. Plus, there are so many designers here, more than most people realize. There’s a real opportunity to cultivate connections and community and build our own fashion ecoculture in an Austin way. New York kind of forces you into a certain mold — how many hours you work, how intense the interactions are. Here, it’s more collaborative. There’s a supportive and nurturing spirit. HOW HAVE YOU SEEN AUSTIN’S SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION AND SUPPORT MANIFEST ITSELF? AA: I believe women are feeling more empowered
to do our own thing, and when others see it, they surround and support you. NM: That’s so true. I feel like when you’re where you’re supposed to be, you get enveloped in that space. In Austin, I quickly found a community that was very supportive of what I was doing. AA: Nina is a natural connector, and I’m someone who loves bringing people together. She connected me with Black Women Design, which is
a group started by Jennifer Hopkins of Jennifer Lovena Textiles. I was honored to host the group’s first meeting at Altatudes. We’re sharing the diﬀerent experiences we’ve learned from, talking about benchmarks, asking each other questions. NM: This is when you see how powerful women coming together can be. MAKING CONNECTIONS SOUNDS IMPORTANT TO BOTH OF YOU. HOW DID YOU MEET EACH OTHER? AA: From the beginning, I wanted my boutique to
be diverse, and I wanted to be sure I had an
African-American designer that spoke to my aesthetic. I was at market in Dallas and happened upon Nina by chance, working in the showroom at Fashion Industry Gallery. I asked her if she knew any African-American designers. NM: I said, “Yes, actually, I do!” I had already moved to Austin, but having entered the business as a designer in New York, I didn’t have the sales experience, so I was working in the showroom to see that side of it firsthand. We started talking; Alta said she was in Austin, and I said I was in Austin. It was incredible how
quickly things lined up and we connected. It really was meant to be. TELL US HOW YOU SEE WHAT WE WEAR AFFECTING THE WAY WE FEEL. NM: Fashion is emotional. I believe women need
to feel a certain way when they get dressed in the morning, like they own themselves and are authentic in the way they’re putting themselves out there. One of the tenets of my design brand is women empowering women, so whatever I can do to give women that feeling of confidence, like a tribeza.com
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superior fit, is my goal. A great fit can be challenging, because we all come in so many diﬀerent shapes and sizes, but as a designer who’s committed to women, it’s my job to take that on. AA: When I do styling and personal shopping, I can go into someone’s closet and pull out what works and what doesn’t with ease. But doing it for myself is the most challenging thing ever, and it’s because of those emotional connections. I’m really passionate about people understanding themselves, and then once they do, the doors are wide-open. Fashion is all about emotion. What I wear depends on how I feel that day and what’s on my schedule, but I’m always going to extend my personality through my clothing. We’re all chameleons. I love that about fashion. IN ADDITION TO CURATING AND DESIGNING BEAUTIFUL CLOTHING, WHAT GIVES YOU SATISFACTION IN YOUR WORK? AA: Believe me, it’s not just the sale. Seeing the
transformation when someone goes into the dressing room, puts something on, and then steps out feeling beautiful is the best part! You can see it in her face, how she walks. When something in my boutique makes a woman feel great about herself, it brings me great joy. And whatever I do has to have a deeper meaning behind it, not just for myself but also for my community. Like having Altatudes in East Austin on 12th Street and contributing to the revitalization of this historic corridor, and giving back through our first annual Hearts and Handbags event with women helping young girls embrace their own self-worth.
Alexander’s boutique, Altatudes, on East 12th Street.
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Alta Alexander, founbder of Austin’s first AfricanAmerican owned upscale boutique.
NM: I especially love working with women-owned
businesses. For so long, women business owners were overlooked or assumed to be not as good as their male counterparts, or they’ve simply had to unduly prove themselves. I take every opportunity to support women photographers, filmmakers, and those who are developing the industry. I also serve on the board of Conscious Couture, an organization based in Dallas that combines fashion and philanthropy to support the fight against human traﬃcking. When I was approached to participate, I knew immediately that I wanted to get involved. WHAT’S YOUR RESPONSE TO THOSE WHO THINK OF FASHION AS NICE BUT NOT NECESSARY? AA: Whenever I hear someone say fashion is just
“WE’RE ALL CHAMELEONS. I LOVE THAT ABOUT FASHION.”
fluﬀ or it doesn’t lend itself to important things, I explain how every facet of STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] is a part of fashion. I believe it’s especially important for young people considering a career in fashion to understand this. As a business owner, you have to think about the whole picture — there’s a lot to balance. The fashion world has so many arms, and regardless of what part of it you’re working in, there are multiple business components you have to pay attention to. NM: That’s absolutely true. When people say they don’t care about fashion, I’m reminded of the scene in “The Devil Wears Prada” where Miranda explains how everyone participates in fashion, they’re just not always cognizant of it. It’s a multibillion-dollar industry that requires many disciplines to take a piece of clothing from concept to the rack. We think of the artistic skills, but you have to be adept in managing costs as well. You might assume 90 percent of a designer’s day is sketching, sewing, and draping, but that may only be 15 or 20 percent, because tribeza.com
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“THERE’S A REAL OPPORTUNITY ... TO BUILD OUR OWN FASHION ECO-CULTURE IN AN AUSTIN WAY.”
most of what I’m doing is negotiating, costbidding, traveling, and sourcing materials. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE FUTURE OF AUSTIN’S FASHION INDUSTRY EVOLVE? NM: I want to see a complete fashion industry
ecosystem here: buyers able to buy, designers ready to go to market, greater workforce development with new technology so we’re teaching people how to have viable, sustainable jobs and gainful employment. I’d like Austin to be able to scale businesses and support
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S K E TC H E S P H OTO G R A P H CO U R T E S Y O F N I N A M E A N S
Means at Austin Community College’s Fashion Incubator ABOVE: A sketch from Means’ eponymous brand.
additional manufacturers so we can locally meet the demands of stores like Altatudes. Designers should be able to stay and work here rather than going to New York. We have the opportunity to build a fashion industry we’re proud of with sustainable features near and dear to Austin’s heart. That’s my goal with the Fashion Incubator. It can have a far-reaching impact and serve a larger community need. At the end of the day, all you want to do through your cra" is have an impact on the world for the better and make a diﬀerence.
AA: That’s totally on point. I always want to make
a diﬀerence in whatever I’m doing. And I’ll just add that I’d love to see more local designers who are able to stay and produce here in Austin, because I’d love to carry them! I’m curating from around the globe, but it would be wonderful to make available right here in East Austin more completely Austin-created pieces. We say “Keep Austin Weird,” but I think it’s about keeping Austin real. I’m proud of our authenticity and individuality. I want people to experience everything Austin has to oﬀer.
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
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Lucy Jolis at her Sunroom boutique in Malibu, California.
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HANNAH MORROW DEBORAH FARNAULT
BY PHOTOGRAPHS BY
AUSTIN GOES WEST Lucy Jolis Sets Malibu Aglow With Sunroom’s Second Location
NO DOUBT THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION AND ASCENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA
have aggrandized the use and meaning of “aesthetic.” Where style for some simply dictates how they dress in the morning, personal brands and their subsequent aesthetic are as relevant as ever. For Lucy Jolis, owner of the South Congress boutique Sunroom, that’s a tough thing to grapple with, as the store frequently gets labeled as strictly bohemian or beachy. “Some people say [that] Sunroom is a beach or resort shop,” Jolis says. “Yes, we carry swimwear and ca"ans year-round and there’s a beachy feel.” But for Jolis, “laid-back” is applicable to both the boutique’s merchandise and its mission as a locale. “It’s about finding lines that you’re not going to see in every other store, and it’s about the familiarity and environment we try to create,” Jolis says. “We want both stores to be fun and a space that’s easy for people to be in.” tribeza.com
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CARON CALLAHAN Krisana Jumpsuit in Khaki, $398. NO.6 Coco Crossfront Platform Sandal in Pink Sand, $325. WAIWAI Marcella Bag in Brown, $610.
Lucy styles looks for Austin and Malibu
CHIMALA Selvedge Denim Used Ankle Cut in Vintage Light, $540. SOYER Piper Knit Cami in Khaki, $485. NO.6 Frida Clog in Pink Sand, $285. LAUREN MANOOGIAN Barcelona Bag in Tan, $790. KATE YOUNG FOR TURA Amber Sunglasses in Tortoise, $350.
ON AUSTIN, LEFT:
KALITA Aphrodite Cloud Day Dress in Peachskin, $550. CARRIE FORBES Mimi Sandal in Black, $275. WAIWAI Alfaia Preta Bag in Black, $780. KATE YOUNG FOR TURA Cecillia Sunglasses in Black, $350.
KALITA Gemini Tunic Dress in Vanilla, $495. K.JACQUES Zanobie Sandals in Natural, $308. WAIWAI Marcella Bag in Green, $610.
“There’s a certain ease and relaxed element about dressing in Austin, where looking nice doesn’t necessarily equal getting fancy. I think all of these looks would work for any daytime event and most evening outings too.”
APIECE APART Stella Shirred Tiers Dress in Kasbah, $525. K.JACQUES Ellada Sandals in Taupe, $312. LAUREN MANOOGIAN Barcelona Bag in Black, $790.
ON MALIBU, RIGHT:
“In terms of temperature, Malibu doesn’t get quite as hot as Austin. The days usually start and end on the cooler side, so having a jacket to throw on is always good. But again the same idea applies - you can be casual and still look nice, and a simple dress or jumpsuit can get you through the whole day. And we’ll always love boyfriend jeans whether we’re in Malibu or Austin! I like them slouchier and slouchier by the day.”
RACHEL COMEY Buxton Jumpsuit in Dirty White, $395. MASSCOB Long Light Jacket in Cocoa, $490. NO.6 Frida Clog in Pink Sand, $285. KATE YOUNG FOR TURA June Sunglasses in Blush, $350.
" IT’S ABOUT FI N DI NG L I N E S T H AT YO U ’ R E N OT G O I N G TO S E E I N E V E R Y OT H E R S TO R E , AN D IT’S ABOUT T H E FA M I L I A R I T Y A N D ENVIRONMENT W E T R Y TO C R E AT E . "
It’s that distinctly Austin attitude that agrees with the aﬀable 36-year-old. Jolis found our capital city a"er oscillating between the coasts. She grew up in Virginia and Massachusetts before moving at 18 with her family to California, where she worked at a boutique in Laguna Beach, planting the seed for Sunroom. A"er attending college on the West Coast, she moved back East, to New York City, where she worked as an executive assistant for the CEO of Morgans Hotel Group. A relationship brought her to Austin, where the new beginning blossomed into the boutique. Sunroom was born in May 2013. “When it first opened, I couldn’t really believe people were even coming in and shopping,” Jolis says. She loved the street and the space, originally on South Lamar. She had no intention of moving, but in 2015 New Waterloo approached her about moving into a space in the soon-to-open South Congress Hotel. They asked if she’d want to curate their lobby shop, ideally a rotating retail pop-up of sorts. And then they asked if she wanted a 585-square-foot
space in the center of the hotel’s ground level. If it’s not broken, the adage nudged her, why fix it? But with more thought, she decided to take the oﬀer, moving Sunroom to its current location in October 2015. “It was probably the smartest thing I’ve ever done,” she says with a laugh now. Two years later, in August 2017, Jolis opened Sunroom at the Malibu Country Mart, a sunny boutique mall not far oﬀ the Pacific Coast Highway. Despite years living on the West Coast, she says California was never the go-to for Sunroom’s second location. However, a friend of a friend from Malibu had visited Sunroom in Austin and insisted the move was the right one. “I remember my mom saying, ‘Have you really thought this through? I don’t know if people are going to respond to what you’re doing there,’” she recalls. “‘It’s working in Austin because you’re bringing that California feel to Texas. But if you’re bringing California to California, are people going to care?’” tribeza.com
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Jolis in Malibu, outside Sunroom, whose first location is in the South Congress Hotel.
She hoped the approach she took in Austin — friendly service and a showcase for should-know items like Brother Vellies shoes and Yuliya Magdych apparel — would pay oﬀ. In Austin, local-first allegiance also makes the city fertile ground for start-ups and baby brands like Sunroom. “It was such a good environment to open up a store. Starting from scratch would’ve been so hard,” she says. “It was the right climate with the right people who are down to rally and support small and independent stores.” Jolis says Malibu has the same sense of community, a place where folks are far less than six degrees from separated and there’s a small-town feel despite the proximity to Los Angeles. And though both locations of Sunroom get foot traﬃc from tourists, Jolis maintains that it’s natives who remain her focus and drive the business forward. “Every day [in the Austin location] there is an instance where friends are running into each other in the store, and I love that,” Jolis says. “I cannot wait for that to happen in Malibu." tribeza.com
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AN AUSTIN BUNGALOW WITH ITS OWN STYLISH BEAT BY
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KATE ZIMMERMAN TURPIN
“The six Josef Albers prints in our living room came from Austin’s aunt Mary Jane. She was working at an auction house in Connecticut and bought the whole set, already framed, for $30 and gave them to us.”
INDSOR MCKENNA HAS A STYLE ALL HER OWN, AND
OPPOSITE : “MY DAD KEPT [THE JUKEBOX]
FILLED WITH MOSTLY MOTOWN AND CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC. When my parents downsized a few years ago, they offered it to me. Austin flew to Charlotte, rented a Penske, and drove it to Austin with my dad. We switch out the records often, even filling it with old Christmas music during the holidays. It has brought us so much fun and enjoyment. I can’t imagine our home without it!”
and the home she shares with her husband, Austin, and two daughters, Jane and Mary Austin, immediately reflects her distinct point of view. A space that works equally well for both entertaining and family, the 1917 Deep Eddy bungalow is warm and bursting with a wide-ranging art collection, family heirlooms, and even a vintage jukebox. McKenna, a freelance graphic designer [The Windsor McKenna], and Austin, who works in advertising, bought the home seven years ago a"er moving from New York. At the time, they both had hectic work schedules and Jane was only a year old, so when Austin was oﬀered a job in Austin at McGarrah Jessee, the young family packed up and moved to Texas. McKenna immediately fell in love with the century-old Cra"sman, and the whole family enjoys living in the Deep Eddy neighborhood. “We can walk to the trail, and the girls can take the bus home from school. We walked to dinner at Fabi + Rosi last night.” A native North Carolinian, McKenna grew up visiting flea markets, especially the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, outside Charlotte. She credits those visits and her mom’s own vibrant style as a big influence. “Over the years, I have gladly taken pieces from my mom and grandmothers and had them reupholstered or painted. My style is a bit more colorful or eclectic, but comfort is also so important to me … I love being surrounded by beautiful things, but no part of the house is oﬀ-limits to kids or guests.” The couple was delighted to have found a home they not only loved but also one that didn’t involve a huge construction project, thanks to the “thoughtful updates” made by the previous owners. “We have really only made aesthetic changes, mostly with paint and hardware. We did have the wall of bookshelves built in the living room to house books and Austin’s very large record collection.” And that same wall frames the family’s beloved jukebox, originally in McKenna’s parents’ house. A staple of her childhood — “My friends and I would dance to it,” she says — the jukebox captures McKenna’s vintage and o%eat style perfectly. It’s a happy addition to a home that is as fun as its owner. tribeza.com
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“MY MOM USED TO OWN AN ACCESSORIES STORE in Charlotte, and she sold a lot of turquoise — and kept a lot for herself. My collection started back then with a few special pieces designed by her favorite artist, Federico Jimenez … I found my very favorite pair of earrings just a few years ago at an art dealer’s booth in Round Top … I always look for pieces that are signed by the artist, and I definitely have a shade of turquoise I’m most drawn to.”
“I LOVE SITTING ON THE FRONT PORCH while the girls are swinging from the tree swing. A good front porch was an absolute prerequisite when we were house-hunting.”
OPPOSITE : “WE LOVE SOUTHERN OUTSIDER ART
and have collected a few pieces by Mose Tolliver, R.A. Miller, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, and Howard Finster. We also love collecting folk art from wherever we travel and pieces made by our friends. We have painting, drawings, silk screens, and photography by Andrew Paynter, Harrison Haynes, Buster Black, Ashley Woodson Bailey, Dave Eggers, and Hunter Kennedy.”
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“WE REALLY LOVE ART. There is barely a blank wall space in the whole house. One of our favorite artists is Steve Keene, a friend from Brooklyn … He even painted more than 300 custom paintings for our wedding favors. We especially love the ‘Eat In or Take Out’ chinoiserie-inspired triptych he did for our dining room.”
“WHEN WE GOT HERE, I found I really enjoyed being home with Jane, so I started doing a little freelance graphic design work at home. Each year, as the girls have gotten older, I’ve worked more and grown my business. Most of my clients have their own small businesses, and I help them with branding, website design, print and product design, and interior renderings. I work from my office at home while my girls are at school. Many of my clients are moms working the same way, so our schedules usually match up nicely.”
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A Simple SOLE
HOW PAUL HEDRICK IS REDEFINING BOOT-BUYING By Hannah Morrow Photographs by Tyler Sharp
AUL HEDRICK NEVER DREAMED OF BEING A FASHION
designer. This is best illustrated by the fact that the Harvard graduate used Microsoft Paint for his designs. “I realized I had the opportunity to become [a designer], and no one was telling me I couldn’t,” the 30-year-old Texas native says with a laugh. “You do what you have to do to get the job done.” What Hedrick did know was that he wanted to run his own company and create a product that he knew from the consumer angle. One day in early 2015, he sat down to brainstorm ideas. He was working in Greenwich, Connecticut, and living in New York City. Despite daily submersion in East Coast style, Hedrick was wearing a pair of pricey ostrich boots. When he looked down and saw them, the light bulb flickered. “It was pretty simple: Nice, high-quality boots are hard to find,” he says. “And when you do find them, they’re expensive.” From this principle, Hedrick launched Tecovas with a simple mission: “create handmade, high-quality boots that don’t break the bank.” Founded in October 2015, Tecovas now offers 10 styles for men and five for women, plus belts and a leather duffel bag, which just launched earlier this March. But starting a business is no simple task, nor is designing footwear or building a brand. Hedrick understood business, from his work in consulting and investing, and he understood cowboy boots as a Southerner’s closet staple, since he was born in Houston and raised in Dallas. The combination made the most sense with cowboy boots, because they had low “fashion risk,” as he had learned in consumer retail investing. In
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Paul Hedrick, founder and owner of Tecovas.
Tecovas boots being handcrafted in the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexico factory.
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Custom shoe lasts, below, are formed to be true to size and are available in two widths.
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The Weekender Duffle, their first venture into leather bags, was released in March.
other words, they weren’t going out of style. This is particularly true with Tecovas, as each boot in the collection is undeniably classic, with little if any embellishment besides the hand-stitched edging and buttery leather. The boots are made in León, Guanajuato, the boot-making and leather capital of Mexico. There are 200 steps that artisans take in making each boot, from the hand-laid shaft cording to the lemonwood pegs in the midsole. Hedrick visits the production facility every six weeks to check in, as he continues to work as the head of design and product development for the company. The short trip to León and a thriving western market were chief reasons for returning to Texas to start Tecovas. Though he had spent little time there in Austin, he chose the city because its innovative reputation and lack of pre-established big brand boot companies. He and his team of 17 work from an office in East Austin. The boots are primarily sold online, enabling Tecovas to sell to customers at wholesale prices. The company had a showroom on East Cesar Chavez for most of last year but closed its doors recently to focus on growing the brand and expanding the product line.
“I like Austin for Tecovas, because we’re the new one, the tech-savvy one, the ‘cool’ one. And people think of Austin that way,” Hedrick says. “I moved here and I definitely felt like this was the right place. People here are so supportive of brands that are local.” Still, while brick-and-mortar stores may be in Tecovas’ future, Hedrick wants to keep things simple. “The cowboy boot-buying experience is still pretty cool. We won’t ever just have a grocery store aisle worth of options,” Hedrick says. “The goal was to have it all —appeal to the distinguished western-wearer who has been wearing boots for years and has several pairs but also appeal to the 24-yearold in New York who doesn’t want to get made fun of.” As for Microsoft Paint, well, those days may be behind him. Hedrick intends to stay the head of product development but will let someone else handle the nitty-gritty design sketches from here on out. “Product will always be a big, if not the biggest, focus for me,” he says. “When we start releasing things that I have less business designing, someone with more skills and training will do it. But we’ll always keep things as simple as possible.” tribeza.com
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B AG , P O R T R A I T, S W E AT S H I R T, S W I M T R U N K S A N D S H I R T P H OTO G R A P H S C H A R L E S K N I G H T B Y
SHARP DRESSED MAN BYGEORGE’S BR ANDON MAHLER SHARES 10 MUST-HAVES FOR LIVING HIS BEST LIFE Brandon Mahler is originally from Houston and loves his hometown, but when he moved to Austin three years ago and started with ByGeorge, it felt completely natural, since he already spent most weekends in town playing shows with his band, Dress Code. The former graphic design student spent five years working for Gucci in Houston, and now you can find him at ByGeorge’s The Men’s Shop, where he is manager and assistant buyer. An art enthusiast, and artist himself, Mahler makes sure to find the nearest James Turrell installation whenever he travels for work. We couldn’t resist asking this man-about-town for all of his seasonal must-haves and forever favorites. Austin men (and women), take note. —BY MARGARET WILLIAMS 88 APRIL 2018 |
1. PIONEER DJ HEADPHONES HDJ-X7: Music
is a big part of my life. I use these headphones when I play and tour with Dress Code. They are perfect for DJing, because they are comfortable, noise-canceling, and adjustable. I DJ at Pool Burger every other Friday and have a variety show on LoFi Radio, where I interview musicians and shoppers and play my favorite jams. 2. BALENCIAGA MARKET BAG AT LAMAR
AND SOUTH CONGRESS BYGEORGE: I always
need a tote to carry my camera, headphones, and computer for when I go on buying trips. I chose this bag because it’s big enough to fit everything, stands out, and didn’t look too much like a woman’s purse. Cameron, our ByGeorge VP, has the same one. 3. VIETNAMESE ICED COFFEE FROM J A M E S T U R R E L L P H OTO G R A P H B Y E D S C H I P U L
ELIZABETH STREET CAFÉ: Elizabeth Street
has my go-to coffee in Austin because it’s kind of sweet and gives me the extra energy I need in
the morning. Sometimes I’ll add an everything croissant to my order or grab the new five-spice morning bun if I want an extra treat. 4. VINTAGE CHAMPION SWEATSHIRT:
I have eight different gray ones from different eras. They are the best-fitting sweatshirt. I bought my most recent one from Lo-Fi [vintage shop]. I tend to wear them with a good pair of denim and sneakers, and every now and then with a nice tailored trouser. A lot of designers base their sweaters off this style. 5. DRIES VAN NOTEN SWIM TRUNKS AT THE
MEN’S SHOP: I’m most excited for these to come
into the store for spring and summer because the designer uses a multipattern throughout the collection, which makes it easy to tie into a complete outfit after the pool. It’s a great piece for men who want to take a risk this summer, yet still feel comfortable.
6. JAMES TURRELL: THE COLOR INSIDE:
This is the perfect place for me to unwind and decompress after a long day or week on the road. Go when it’s raining, lie on the floor — but maybe not at the same time. I always try to visit one of his installations whenever I need an outlet. 7. LOEWE MULTI-FABRIC STRIPED SHIRT AT THE MEN’S SHOP: It’s hard to feel comfortable
or unique in button-downs, but I really like this one, because it’s different enough so as not to blend in with all the others. The shirt shows style with blue and white asymmetric stripes in each direction, and it’s light and breezy — ideal for Austin summers. 8. CONTAX T2 POINT-AND-SHOOT
CAMERA: When I was in school, using my
camera and developing the film was my creative outlet. I always carry this camera in my bag. I take photos of my friends, behind-the-scenes styling shoots at ByGeorge, and foreign sites while I’m on tour. 9. 1977 TUDOR BIG ROSE WATCH: I bought
Mahler, manager of ByGeorge’s The Men’s Shop. BELOW: James Turrell’s “The Light Inside” at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
this vintage watch from ByGeorge’s collector, who has trunk shows at the store throughout the year. This one stuck out to me immediately because there is a big rose where the number 12 rests. The body is stainless, and the face is white. It’s the classic everyday watch I was looking for. 10. NIKE COMMES DES GARÇONS 180 PINK
SNEAKERS: I was initially attracted to COMMES des GARÇONS when I was younger. It’s the first designer brand I paid attention to. Seeing these shoes launch made me as excited as I was when I first got into fashion and clothing. Naturally, I bought two pairs. They have a retro silhouette … Nike hadn’t remade the 180 model in a while. tribeza.com
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Grizzelda’s HE AD E AST DOWN CESAR CHAVE Z FOR A COLORFUL TAKE ON ME XICAN FL AVORS By Karen Spezia Photographs by Leah Muse
F YOU H AV EN ’ T TA KEN A LONG , S LOW
drive along East Cesar Chavez lately, you’re in for a surprise. In just a few short years, it’s been transformed from a sleepy residential road into a street of dreams. Now a microcosm of All Things Austin, it’s lined with funky shops, art galleries, wellness studios, co-working spaces, indie businesses, luxury apartments, renovated bungalows, and a boutique hotel. It’s also become the most exciting culinary stretch in town. Within two miles, there’s everything an Austin foodie could want — with more to come. New places seem to sprout up overnight like toadstools. You’ll find excellent restaurants like seafood-centric Mongers, fine-dining Juniper, Texas-proud Jacoby’s, and Cajun-inspired Sawyer & Co., plus newcomers Pitchfork Pretty and Intero Italian. Neapolitan pizza joints like Bufalina and Southside Flying Pizza. Barbecue at Kerlin’s mobile truck and la Barbecue’s new brick-and-
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mortar home. Tex-Mex institutions Juan in a Million and Veracruz All Natural, plus a handful of old-school taquerias. There are healthfood favorites JuiceLand, Mr. Natural, Counter Culture, and Bento Picnic, plus The Vegan Nom taco trailer and Capital City vegan bakery. Coffee shops Cenote and Flat Track provide caffeine, while Craftsman, Weather Up, Stay Gold, and EastSide Tavern supply the booze. There’s even a brewery called Blue Owl. What more could you want? Keep going. As you near the end of the road, there’s one more place to discover: Grizzelda’s. This relatively new Tex-Mex player embodies the fascinating dichotomy of the area: new glitz and old funk, fancy drinks and draft beer, traditional dishes and updated classics. Located across the street from Jacoby’s, its ranch-inspired sister restaurant, Grizzelda’s is the second project from married-couple Adam Jacoby and Kris Swift. Jacoby
The outdoor patio along with a selection of their handcrafted cocktails.
The bar and a selection of Grizzelda’s Mexican dishes.
GRIZZELDA’S 105 TILLERY STREET (512) 366-5908 GRIZZELDAS.COM
fans the culinary flames while Swift sparks the design sizzle. Jacoby comes from a Texas ranching family who also runs a café and mercantile in his small hometown, and Grizzelda’s is named after the café’s influential Mexican cook. Opened in late 2016, Grizzelda’s offers a more tropical vibe than its rustic sibling across the street. The breezy ambiance reflects the menu’s coastal leanings, with pops of sunny color and lush floral accents among the chic décor, a quirky mash-up of velvet upholstery, metal chairs, marble countertops, and wooden tables. While the dining room buzzes with energy and pulsing music, the covered patio feels like a hidden oasis. The clientele is equally diverse: couples on date nights, singles on the prowl, and techies networking over margaritas. The menu also mixes things up, with a spotlight on coastal Mexican dishes plus a nod to interior Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. Seafood options include shrimp and fish ceviche and ahi tuna tostadas. Meats, including beef, lamb, pork, and goat, come from the Jacoby family ranch and are excellent. The picadillo tacos are loaded with juicy roasted peppers and served with tasty homemade corn tortillas. Our favorite dish was the bistec a la parrilla, a simply grilled ribeye steak, tender, flavorful, and fresh from the family ranch. Be sure to start with a bowl of the Grizzy Guacamole, studded with bacon and accompanied by a toothsome roasted salsa. Wash it all down with a frosty-cold Victoria lager or a dangerously potent Bad Girl Ri Ri. It’s all good fun and flavors at Grizzelda’s — and well worth the journey to the end of the road. tribeza.com
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BLUE DAHLIA BISTRO
600 N. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 472 5400
6555 Burnet Road, Suite 400 | (512) 394 8150
1115 E. 11th St. | (512) 542 9542
Chef Andrew Curren’s casual eatery promises delicious
James Beard Award-nominated chef Bryce Gilmore encour-
3663 Bee Caves Rd. | (512) 306 1668
plates 24/7 and a menu featuring nostalgic diner favor-
ages sharing with small plates made from locally sourced
A cozy French bistro serving up breakfast, lunch, and
ites. Order up the classics, including roasted chicken,
ingredients, served at communal tables. Try the parsley
dinner in a casual setting. Pop in for the happy
burgers, all-day breakfast, and decadent milkshakes.
croissants with bone marrow or Gilmore’s unique take on
hour to share a bottle of your favorite wine and a
34TH STREET CAFE 1005 W. 34th St. | (512) 371 3400
BUENOS AIRES CAFÉ
This cozy neighborhood spot in North Campus serves up
1201 E. 6th St. | (512) 382 1189
soups, salads, pizzas, and pastas — but don’t miss the
13500 Galleria Circle | (512) 441 9000
chicken piccata. The low-key setting makes it great for
Chef and Argentine native Reina Morris wraps the
weeknight dinners and weekend indulgences.
f lavors of her culture into authentic and crispy empanadas. Don’t forget the chimichurri sauce!
Follow up your meal with Argentina’s famous dessert,
1816 S. 1st St. | (512) 401 3161
alfajores — shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche
Chefs Alma Alcocer and Jeff Martinez serve up some of
and rolled in coconut f lakes.
the city’s best Latin American-inspired seafood. Stop by for lunch, happy hour, dinner, weekend brunch, and
start your visit with a blood-orange margarita and the
4807 Airport Blvd. | (512) 474 2029
crab and guacamole.
Chef Shawn Cirkiel transports diners to the south of Spain for classic tapas, including croquettes and jamón
ANNIE’S CAFÉ & BAR 319 Congress Ave. | (512) 472 1884 Locally minded American offerings in a charming setting; perfect spot for a decadent downtown brunch.
ASTI TRATTORIA 408 E. 43rd St. | (512) 451 1218 The chic little Hyde Park trattoria offers essential Italian dishes along with a variety of wines to pair them with. Finish off your meal with the honey-and-goat-cheese panna cotta.
BAR CHI SUSHI 206 Colorado St. | (512) 382 5557 A great place to stop before or after a night on the town, this
Serrano. The white-brick patio invites you to sip on
FONDA SAN MIGUEL
2330 W. North Loop Blvd. | (512) 459 4121 fondasanmiguel.com Experience Mexico in Austin. From your first step through the doors at Fonda San Miguel, it’s
some sangria and enjoy the bites.
CAFÉ JOSIE 1200 W. 6th St. | (512) 322 9226 Executive chef Todd Havers creates “The Experience” menu every night at Café Josie, which offers guests a prix fixe all-you-can-eat dining experience. The à la
a feast for all your senses. Distinctive Mexican
carte menu is also available, featuring classics such as
cuisine and fine art.
smoked meatloaf and redfish tacos.
CAFÉ NO SÉ 1603 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 942 2061 South Congress Hotel’s Café No Sé balances rustic décor and a range of seasonal foods to make it the best
sushi and bar hot spot stays open until 2 a.m. on the weekends.
place for weekend brunching. The restaurant’s spin on
Bar Chi’s happy hour menu features $2 sake bombs and a
the classic avocado toast is a must-try.
variety of sushi rolls under $10.
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CRU FOOD & WINE BAR
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC
238 W. 2nd St. | (512)472 9463
306 E. 53rd St. | (512) 459 1010
105 Tillery St. | (512) 366 5908
Small neighborhood restaurant in the North Loop area
This charming East Austin spot lies somewhere between
serving unique dishes. Chefs-owners Sarah Heard and
traditional Tex-Mex and regional Mexican recipes, each fused
Nathan Lemley serve thoughtful, locally sourced food with
with a range of f lavors and styles. The attention to detail in
an international twist at reasonable prices. Go early on
each dish shines, from dark mole served over chicken brined
Tuesdays for $1 oysters.
for 48 hours down to the tortillas made in-house daily.
11410 Century Oaks | (512) 339 9463 CRU’s wildly popular ahi tartare is the perfect complement to any of over 300 selections, 80 premium wines by the glass, or 15 wine f lights. A state-of-the-art wine-preservation system with temperature control ensures optimal taste
709 E. 6th St. | (512) 614 4972
2402 San Gabriel St. | (512) 220 0953
From the ELM Restaurant Group, Easy Tiger lures in both
Housed in a historic Austin landmark, smoke imbues
drink and food enthusiasts with a delicious bakeshop upstairs
the f lavors of everything at Freedmen’s — from
and a casual beer garden downstairs. Sip on some local brew
the barbecue to the desserts and even the cocktail
and grab a hot, fresh pretzel. Complete your snack with beer
offerings. Pitmaster and chef Evan LeRoy
cheese and an array of dipping sauces.
platessome of the city’s best barbecue on a charming
EL ALMA 1025 Barton Springs Rd. | (512) 609 8923 This chef-driven, authentic Mexican restaurant with unmatched outdoor patio dining stands out as an Austin dining gem. The chic yet relaxed setting is perfect for enjoying delicious specialized drinks outside for the everyday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. happy hour!
ELIZABETH STREET CAFÉ 1501 S. 1st St. | (512) 291 2881 Chef Larry McGuire creates a charming French-Vietnamese eatery with a colorful menu of pho, banh mi, and sweet
GUSTO ITALIAN KITCHEN
4800 Burnet Rd. | (512) 458 1100 This upscale-casual Italian spot in the heart of the Rosedale neighborhood serves fresh pastas, hand-tossed pizzas and incredible desserts (don’t miss the salted caramel budino) alongside locally sourced and seasonally inspired chalkboard specials. Gusto also offers a full bar with craft cocktails, local beer on tap and boutique wines from around the world.
605 Davis St. | (512) 476 4755
1209 E. 11th St. | (512) 628 0168
Located inside Rainey Street’s Hotel Van Zandt,
Hillside Farmacy is located in a beautifully restored
Geraldine’s creates a unique, fun experience by
1950s-style pharmacy with a lovely porch on the
combining creative cocktails, shareable plates, and
East Side. Oysters, cheese plates, and nightly dinner
scenic views of Lady Bird Lake. Enjoy live bands
specials are whipped up by chef Sonya Cote.
every night of the week as you enjoy executive chef Stephen Bonin’s dishes and cocktails from bar
HOME SLICE PIZZA
manager Caitlyn Jackson.
1415 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 444 7437 For pizza cravings south of the river, head to Home Slice
treats. Both the indoor seating and outdoor patio bring com-
GOODALL’S KITCHEN AND BAR
fort and vibrancy to this South Austin neighborhood favorite.
1900 Rio Grande St. | (512) 495 1800
Don’t forget to end your meal with the housemade macarons.
Housed in the beautiful Hotel Ella, Goodall’s provides modern spins on American classics. Dig into a
fried-mortadella egg sandwich and pair it a with
2307 Hancock Dr. | (512) 371 6840
Pizza. Open until 3 a.m. on weekends for your post bar-hopping convenience and stocked with classics like the Margherita as well as innovative pies like the White Clam, topped with chopped clams and Pecorino Romano.
HOPFIELDS 3110 Guadalupe St. | (512) 537 0467
A café and grocery with both Louisiana and French
A gastropub with French inclinations, offering a beautiful
sensibilities by Thomas Keller–trained chef Sarah
patio and unique cocktails. The beer, wine, and
McIntosh. Lovers of brunch are encouraged to stop in
cocktail options are plentiful and the perfect pairing for
here for a bite on Sundays.
the restaurant’s famed steak frites and moules frites. tribeza.com
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123 W. 6th St. | (512) 660 5390
3201 Bee Caves Rd., #122 | (512) 327 9889 |
Chef Andrew Curren of 24 Diner and Easy Tiger
presents simple, rustic Italian plates. Don’t
One of the hidden jewels in Westlake, this unique restaurant
miss the sweet delicacies from pastry chef Mary
and bar offers authentic interior Mexican cuisine in a
sophisticated yet relaxed setting. Enjoy family recipes made
JACOBY’S RESTAURANT & MERCANTILE 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 366 5808 Rooted in a ranch-to-table dining experience, Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile transports you from East Austin to a rustic Southern home nestled in the countryside. The menu features the best dishes Southern cooking has to offer, including beef from Adam Jacoby’s own family brand based in Melvin.
JEFFREY’S 1204 W. Lynn St. | (512) 477 5584 Named one of Bon Appétit’s “10 Best New Restaurants in America,” this historic Clarksville favorite has maintained the execution, top-notch service, and luxurious but welcoming atmosphere that makes it an Austin staple.
JOSEPHINE HOUSE 1601 Waterston Ave. | (512) 477 5584 Rustic Continental fare with an emphasis on fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Like its sister restaurant, Jeffrey’s, Josephine House is another one of Bon Appétit’s “10 Best New Restaurants in America.” Find a shady spot on the patio and indulge in fresh baked pastries and a coffee.
LENOIR 1807 S. 1st St. | (512) 215 9778 A gorgeous spot to enjoy a luxurious French-inspired prix fixe meal. Almost every ingredient served at Lenoir comes locally sourced from Central Texas, making the unique, seasonal specialties even more enjoyable. Sit in the wine garden for happy hour and enjoy bottles from the top wineproducing regions in the world.
L’OCA D’ORO 1900 Simond Ave. | (737) 212 1876 Located in the Mueller development, chef Fiore Tedesco delivers contemporary Italian cuisine with a strong nod to the classics. Alongside delicious plates, guests will enjoy impressive cocktails, wine, and a great craft beer selection.
MANUEL'S 310 Congress Ave. | (512) 472 7555 10201 Jollyville Road | (512) 345 1042 A local Austin favorite with a reputation for high-quality regional Mexican food, fresh-pressed cocktails, margaritas, and tequilas. Try the Chile Relleno del Mar with Texas Gulf shrimp, day boat scallops, and jumbo lump blue crab, or Manuel’s famous mole. Located downtown at the corner of 3rd and Congress Avenue and in the Arboretum on Jollyville Road. One of the best happy hour deals in town.
LA BARBECUE 1906 E. Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 605 9696 Though it may not be as famous as that other Austin barbecue joint, La Barbecue is arguably just as delicious. This trailer, which is owned by the legendary Mueller family, serves up classic barbecue with free beer and live music.
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with fresh ingredients. Don’t miss the margaritas.
OLAMAIE 1610 San Antonio St. | (512) 474 2796 Food+Wine magazine’s best new chef Michael Fojtasek creates a menu that will leave any Southerner drooling with delight over the restaurant’s contemporary culinary concepts. The dessert menu offers a classic apple pie or a more trendy goat chees— caramel ice cream. Also, do yourself a favor and order the biscuits. THE PEACHED TORTILLA 5520 Burnet Rd., #100 | (512) 330 4439 This cheerful spot is sure to clear your weekly blues with friendly staff, fun food, and a playful atmosphere. Affordably priced, you’ll find culinary influences from around the world with a healthy dose of Asian and Southern options. PIEOUS 12005 U.S. 290 West | (512) 394 7041 Unequivocally some of the best pizza Austin has to offer, Pieous brings together the unlikely yet perfect combination of Neapolitan pizza and pastrami, with all dishes made from scratch. Decked out in prosciutto and arugula, the Rocket is a crowd favorite and a must-try. RED ASH ITALIA 303 Colorado St. | (512) 379 2906 Red Ash Italia strikes the perfect balance between high-quality food and enticing ambiance. Located in downtown’s sleek Colorado Tower, this Italian steakhouse is led by an all-star team, including executive chef John Carver. Sit back, relax, and enjoy an exceptional evening. SALTY SOW 1917 Manor Rd. | (512) 391 2337 Salty Sow serves up creative signature drinks, including a Blueberry-Lemon Thyme Smash. The food menu, heavy with sophisticated gastropub fare, is perfect for late-night noshing. SWAY 1417 S. 1st St. | (512) 326 1999 The culinary masterminds behind La Condesa cook up Thai cuisine with a modern twist. An intimate outdoor area, complete with a Thai spirit house, makes for an unforgettable experience.
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A PEEK INTO THE PAST OF THE COMMODORE PERRY ESTATE
1928 marks the year “Commodore” Edgar Perry and his wife, Lutie, moved into their new 10,800-square-foot Mediterranean Revival-style mansion. Designed by renowned Texas architect Henry Bowers Thomson, the mansion was set on nearly 10 acres of lush grounds along Waller Creek in what was then Austin’s northern edge. Having made his fortune as a cotton broker in Europe before World War I, Perry brought his Dallas-born bride to Austin and built the estate with the stated intention of making Austin “a nicer place to live.” In 2001 the estate was entered on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years, it has served as home to at least seven private schools and hosted countless civic and social events. The estate, now owned by Auberge Resorts Collection, is currently being reenvisioned as an intimate urban oasis, with a commitment to staying true to the property’s heritage as one of Austin's architectural landmarks.
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H I S TO R I C I M AG E S CO U R T E S Y O F T H E CO M M O D O R E P E R R Y E S TAT E
THE SET TING FOR THIS MONTH'S FASHION SHOOT, CIRCA 1928
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