September Style Issue 2013

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Day at the Museum 56

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Social Hour


Profile in Style: Kim West

Schoolhouse Rock 74

Column: Kristin Armstrong


Behind the Scenes

Exposed: Gabriella Ainslie


Street Fashion

New Kids on the Block 84

Perspective: Elizabeth Gibson


Style Pick

Profile: Page Parkes 92

Our Little Secret

Essentials of Autumn 94


TRIBEZA Style Week 64



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Arts & Entertainment Calendar


Artist Spotlight


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Dining Pick


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: instagram photo by gideon tsang; Day at the museum photo by michael thad carter; priscilla barroso photo by andrew chan; photo courtesy of mf architecture; travis klunick photo by julie cope; traveller denim photo by bill sallans.


Editor’s Letter

Behind the scenes with the models from our fashion shoots from Instagram. Follow along with our adventures on photo shoots and throughout Austin on @tribeza.


or “Schoolhouse Rock,” on page 74, our fashion team headed out to Smithville, Texas, after we fell in love with an old schoolhouse in the town center that was built in 1906. You may have seen the school in films like Hope Floats and Tree of Life, which used it as a location during filming. The 13,000-square-foot space is full of beautiful details like exposed-brick walls and 30-foot ceilings. Several friendly locals stopped by to ask if we were having a yard sale after seeing the racks of borrowed clothes from a few of our favorite stores out front. Our team of photographer Steve Visneau, Lati and Sara Domi of Propaganda Hair Group, and trusty interns Madeline Waggoner and Annie Clark braved 100+ degrees in the non-air-conditioned space, as did the models who donned layered looks of sweaters upon shirts upon jackets for an end result that gets us excited about fall fashion. We asked the subjects of the “Essentials of Autumn” feature, on page 94, to think cold-front thoughts as they shared the style staples they are most coveting for fall. And writer Tolly Moseley interviewed five Austin-based up-and-comers working in the fashion industry for “New Kids on the Block,” on page 84. Photographer Andrew Chan beautifully captured each of these subjects in his or her interesting work environments. Since it’s the September Style Issue, we couldn’t resist producing two fashion shoots, so for the second one—“A Day at the Museum”—we headed to the Blanton Museum of Art, where we photographed the models with works from the Blanton’s current exhibition, “Lifelike.” Organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, “Lifelike” “invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, but often made of unusual materials in unexpected sizes.”

Lauren Smith Ford


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photos by lauren smith ford.

We can’t believe that this month marks the 10th Anniversary for TRIBEZA Style Week! We hope that you will celebrate this momentous occasion with us. The week begins on September 19 and wraps on September 26 with the Fashion Show. Get the details on the week in this issue on page 64. For more information and to purchase tickets to the events, visit

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Tested in Time w/Paleo Denim Hosted by HELM Boots

Solution Hair and Makeup’s Grand Opening

HELM Boots hosted an event for Paleo Denim, where guests previewed the first production run of selvedge denim and leather goods, sipped cocktails provided by Genius Gin, the Goodetime Gals, and White Hat Rum. Guests met designer/maker of Paleo Denim Richard Cole. Cole taught himself to sew and has perfected his skill over the last six years. Now to cater to greater demand, he is working on bringing Paleo Denim into a larger sewing studio with new equipment.

Matthew Redden and Mark Horn joined their stylists and guests to celebrate the opening of their salon, Solution Hair and Makeup, with a party sponsored by TRIBEZA. Guests checked out the new place while enjoying food and wine from Blue Dahlia Bistro and spirits from Firefly Moonshine and Buffalo Trace Whiskey.

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Sam Hill and Loot Vintage Rentals teamed up to put on a special outdoor screening of the summertime classic Stand by Me. Before the movie began, guests checked out vintage menswear pieces while enjoying beverages by Hops & Grain Brewing and snacks by Contigo.

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Sam Hill: 1. Janna Miller & David Greeson 2. Dustyn Ellis & Kyle Muller 3. Julie Cope & Ryan Lobb 4. Keith & Laine Young Bonobos: 5. Kaitlyn Axelrod, Gina Dipietro & Tara Pettinatto 6. Luna Livolsi 7. Anna Dukes & Amer Delic 8. Anna Stockley & Christopher Walker 9. Andy Dunn & Amanda Lyons 10. Nano Whitman & Ashton Arthur 11. Sarah & Rick Wittenbraker


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TRIBEZA August Issue Release Party Readers and friends of TRIBEZA headed to the new East Side spot Whisler’s (formerly Rabbits) for a summer gathering to celebrate the August Nightlife Issue. Guests enjoyed a special selection of cocktails from Whisler’s tasty menu, like the Eastsider—Deep Eddy Vodka, jalapeño syrup, lime, and ginger beer—and bites from the Dumpling Happiness food trailer.



August Release Party: 1. Lauren Greenberg, Colette Wood & Whitney Walker 2. Lindsey Harvey, Shaun Jordan & Marianna Mooring 3. Annie Clark & Kathleen Killeen 4. Wade Giles, John Blansfield & Tracy Peck 5. Suzanne Zhang & Amanda Maisonnave 6. Ashley Blade, Amanda Boman & Whitney Alexander 7. Jennifer Moulton & Andrew Chan 8. Prissy King & Carlos Seckler 9. Jaime Moreno & Dagny Piasecki 10. Jacqueline Rangel, Avalon McKenzie & Dan Gentile


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Texas Style Council Prom Party Fashion bloggers and style aficionados alike gathered for Texas Style Council , a conference for lifestyle bloggers. One of the highlights of the weekend was the Prom Party at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Guests perused pop-up shops, posed in photo booths, and made crafts with new friends. On Sunday, keynote speakers Emma & Elsie from the popular blog, A Beautiful Mess, closed out the weekend.




Texas Style Council: 1. Priscilla Barroso & Indiana Adams 2. Rachel Bergmann & Aaron Taylor 3. Christine Musgrave, Tiffany Haynes & Jessica Sacheck 4. Adam & Landen McBride 5. Kristi Bucksbarg & Jesse Coulter 6. Andrea Zamboras & Doug Schneider 7. Eric & Kelsey Williams 8. Jessie Artigue & Joanna Wilkinson 9. Whitney Rhoden, Ali Abrahimia & Lauren Martin 10. Trey George & Emma Chapman 11. Kim Moodey, Beth Stevens, Sam Printy & Mara Ferreira


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Always In Style BY K RISTIN ARMSTRO NG I llu s tr atio n by Joy G a ll agh er

Over the years it has become so much easier and more natural for

me to write about women’s fashion. Maybe women just notice other women especially when they have style. But we cannot neglect the impact of a man’s fashion statement, whether his statement ends in a question mark or an exclamation point. I am a California girl, so my natural preference in men’s fashion leans more toward soft jeans that fit just so (!), flip-flops on tanned feet, thick waves of shaggy sun-bleached hair, and a worn T-shirt that outlines a surfer silhouette (!!). Add to that an old flannel shirt that I can borrow when the night gets chilly. I went to college in the Midwest, which was more J. Crew and Lands End. Cozy barn coats and preppy, clean-cut guys in collared shirts weren’t really my style, but I grew to appreciate them. Their style reflects their nice manners and conservative, reliable upbringing. After college was Texas. I found two predominant styles in my early Austin years—hippie and cowboy. I alternated between fancying Birkenstocks and boots. I am not sure I can handle ironed ropers, belt buckles, cologne, and a hat, but those guys really do know how to dance and how to treat a lady. Later, Austin welcomed tech fashion (?) which means khaki slacks (I laugh at my grandmother’s word for pants—I never understood that), golf shirts, sensible shoes, and clip-on items like pagers, cellphones, and lanyards with corporate IDs. Meow. There are some things that mothers should teach their sons about fashion from an early age general principles that apply across the board, no matter where a man lives. I make this list, but I must tell you up front that I am a failure. My son wears Nike shorts that go to his pale knees, long neon-colored socks that cover his calves, neon Nike shoes in an opposing color, and Dri-FIT shirts (some of them sleeveless). He wears this every day, no matter the weather or the occasion, and I still love him. Now the list: Jeans and tennis shoes have never been, and will never be, an aphrodisiac. Running shoes are for working out, and then they must go immediately back in the closet. Gross feet should never be seen; I don’t care how hot it is outside. If you aren’t sure if yours are gross, they probably are. So cover them.

Tank tops and visors are cheeseball. No matter whether your arms are strong and lovely, stubby and Popeye-ish, or with an abundance of forearm hair, a regular T-shirt leaves all necessary things to the imagination. This is as it should be. If you are fit, tight clothing makes you look sleazy not hot. If you are fat, tight clothing makes you look fatter. Loosen up and let us wonder. Women do not want to see your nipples; we have our own. Manscape, manscape, manscape. Puffy, woolly chest hair is not a nice pillow. Back hair is the equivalent of a Wookiee bikini line, and we girls are not allowed to do that. Neither are you. Elastic waists? Nope. Fanny packs: American men really do wear these when they travel in Europe (usually with tennis shoes). Wear one, and not only will no one steal your Euros, but no woman from any country will ever go near that region of your body, ever. Bad jeans are just bad. Can I say that old Levi’s (not the faded, button fly, Christian Grey variety in the Red Room of Pain) that are too short are not acceptable? Husbands, stop taking these unflattering jeans out of your wife’s Goodwill bag and putting them back in your closet. She’s trying to help you. Turn yourself in, and get a gay guy in an expensive store to help you shop for a pair that make you look like a man that a gay guy would look at. Women will then look at you too. If people notice every time you get a haircut, it’s time to go to a new place. Making your hair puffier on top does not make it look like you have more of it. Creative combing is also a non-option. Relax; hopefully by now, you have other skills that render you irresistible. Ideally you are tall, so by the time a woman sees the top of your head, she does not care what it looks like, because her eyes are closed. Your mouth really does say a lot about you. Bleach your yellow teeth. Floss. Don’t be crass or inappropriate unless you are extremely witty and aware of your audience. Do not under any circumstances end sentences with the word “at.” Don’t fret if these things are news to you. It’s okay. Women love a project, especially one that’s easy to love. Sweet, smart, kind, funny, and generous are always in style.

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11 Questions for gabriella

What is one thing people don't generally know about you? I had the opportunity to enroll in the University of Havana

able to track Nessie down and report back to all of us on her whereabouts in a very cool accent. What do you miss most about childhood?

for a semester while I was in college. It was a really signifiWho is your favorite designer? My favorite designer is Apiece Apart. Their clothing is so

What piece of art would you most like to own?

Summertime, with lots of time on my hands to get into trouble! That was the best. I went to camp out in Hunt,

timeless and honest, and the cuts are so classic. I love that you

A rough cut of U2’s Joshua Tree with Brian Eno commenting on

and all I remember are long days in the sun, swimming

can layer their clothing and keep wearing it season to season

production choices.

lessons, and lots of adventure.

for years. If you weren't in your current career, what would you try? I’d love to be a novelist. It seems so satisfying to immerse yourself in a fantasy world that you’ve created and spend time with some wild personalities that you’ve dreamt up. What was your favorite article of clothing when you were a child?


cant and formative experience.

Who or what inspires your style?

When and where are you happiest? I’m happiest when I’m close to the sea, reading a great

Elsa Schiaparelli, Martha Graham, and Alicia Alonso. They

book and people watching.

carried themselves with grace, a strong sense of self, and

Who is your favorite fictional character? Mattie Ross from True Grit. At age 7, you wanted to be?

wildly individual style.

What is your most treasured possession?

My music collection. Music can tap into your mood in

Hot-pink satin shoes that I bought from my neighbor at a

Jacques Cousteau. I had a fascination with all things French

such a unique way. It’s so special to hear a song or an al-

garage sale.

and with the Loch Ness Monster. He seemed like he would be

bum and experience the nostalgia that can awaken in you.

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s the buyer and retail coordinator for all Bunkhouse hotels, the vivacious, pixie-cut-wearing Gabriella Ainslie gets to think like a psychedelic camper, channeling what the El Cosmico guest in Marfa might need from the gift shop, or like the experienced traveler enjoying an uber-luxe, music-infused stay at the Hotel Saint Cecilia—what is the finest of the fine apothecary sitting on the counter, the item that the guest just can’t live without? Ainslie worked as a buyer for ABC Carpet and Home in NYC and for Terrain at the Anthropologie headquarters in Philadelphia. She then returned to her hometown of Austin, where she started her own business, Tendenza Consulting, working with emerging designers. “I love getting to see all the cool stuff people are making and helping them make their passion their real job,” she says. “It is so satisfying to see them growing.” When the job working for Liz Lambert at Bunkhouse was created this summer, she jumped at the opportunity for the gig that perfectly brings all of her talents together. She is currently focused on taking El Cosmico’s shop to the next level—think teepees and yurts. “Hotels are all about fantasy,” she says. “They are about this really fun departure from normal life, so I think about how to translate that experience into things you can take with you, things that will help you remember . . .” L . smith ford


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Elizabeth Gibson owner , Eliz a Page

How a creative daydreamer discovered what she was meant to do all along.


hen I think about style and fashion, I often imagine the drama of a photo shoot. I don’t necessarily see a particular famous face or image, but the exaggeration of magazine spreads comes to mind—the expressions, the silhouettes, the elaborate surroundings, the exotic locales. If I think of fashionable and stylish people, I imagine my creative and artful friends who wear big sunglasses, bold jewelry, and ornate prints. They are fun to shop with, and some of them have a “look”—you know, that friend who’s always smiling, laughing, striking a pose. I’ve never really thought of myself as one of those people who project a particular style, however. I do recognize style, and I notice details keenly, as I was taught to pay attention. The first fashionistas in my life were older female family members that I admired. As I grew up, I was educated in fashion. My mother taught me at a young age that details are what make the difference. I didn’t realize it then, but I was learning the rules. I learned which colors went well with others, which did not, and what fabrics and styles were appropriate for different seasons or occasions. My mom sewed, so I learned how to look at the way a garment was put together and to inspect it for proper stitching, linings, and finishes. I learned how details like buttons, buckles, and trims made


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a difference. And I still find myself thinking things like, “I’d buy that jacket, but I’d have to swap out all the buttons.” I was also taught that with accessories you could transform something, to assert a specific look, and therefore define its style. Of course, I sometimes departed from all those fashion rules, and sought out things that were a little different, that stood out. Growing up in Dallas, I had many shopping and retail options, but as an avid reader and daydreamer, I loved to pore over fashion magazines and catalogs. The fashions and brands of the time told stories and created experiences in my imagination. The J. Peterman catalog, probably my first exposure to fashion journalism, was mesmerizing: printed on thick paper, with stories about each item, accompanied by detailed, hand-drawn images. Each piece evoked adventure. I craved binoculars tucked away in the rough-hewn, handmade leather accessories, paired with a long prairie skirt. The safari-themed, original Banana Republic retail store took my imagination to faraway lands: so many pockets in those military-style jackets and Bermuda shorts—I could definitely fit in all my safari necessities if I wore those garments. And the spirit of all things Ralph Lauren romanced me as well; he captured classic elegance on horseback in stripes and bold madras plaids. I envisioned exploring exotic lands in my jeans jacket and chambray.

Stand-out fashions are not routinely my personal style of dress, but I do have an independent spirit. That desire to explore and find “new” things is what fuels my love for fashion and my work in retail. It’s what can make fashion exciting, and it’s where creative and visionary style happens. I suppose I was trained to have strong opinions, or certainly to be aware of the rules, and I do know that as an entrepreneur, you definitely have to have a solid vision. I never really imagined that I would own a jewelry store, but I always loved jewelry and creating, and I did expect that I would work for myself one day. If you are a creative person and can find a way to express yourself and your creativity in your work, it is endlessly satisfying. It is always challenging, but I now have my dream job and I’m grateful for it each day. I get to shop, design, and create for my business. I can reinvent and grow things, and I’m surrounded by beautiful designs, designers, staff, and customers. As I travel, I pay attention to the people and cultures that I encounter along the way and draw upon that for future inspiration. Austin is probably one of the best places in the United States to own a business. The city has its own style. It’s independent, generous in spirit, and endlessly creative. It is an evocative city, and I am happy each day to live here and watch how it grows, creates, and reinvents itself as its citizens do the same. P h oto g r a p h y bY w y n n m y er s

September Calendars arts & entertainment

Entertainment Calendar Music Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

September 4, 7pm Stubb's BBQ

Wade brown and william clark Green

September 5, 9pm Antone's

KGSR Presents unplugged at the Grove

September 5, 8pm Shady Grove

Asleep at the wheel: On Screen and On Stage

September 8, 7pm Long Center for the Performing Arts

Ben Harper and charlie Musselwhite

September 11, 7:30pm Stubb's BBQ

FUn.: ACL TV Taping

September 13, 7pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater Tegan & Sara

September 13, 7pm Stubb's BBQ Jerry Jeff walker

September 14, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater ZZ Ward, Wild feathers and James Bay

September 16, 9pm The Parish


ZEDD, oliver & Alex Metric

September 18, 8:30pm Emo's

Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson

September 18, 7pm Austin360 Amphitheater Mickey Avalon

September 21, 9pm The Parish Haam Benefit day

September 24, all day Various Locations

Steve Miller Band

September 26, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Worsham

September 27, 7:30pm Austin360 Amphitheater

September 12, 7:30pm Republic Square Park

Theatre Grease

September 1, 5:30pm The City Theatre A midsummer Night's Dream

September 5, 12-1pm Ballet Austin It gets better

September 20, 8pm Long Center for the Performing Arts Mark Morris dance Group

September 26, 8pm Bass Concert Hall

The Black Crowes

September 28, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Film Films of Johnnie to: Election

September 1, 8-10pm The Marchesa Hall & Theatre Summer film series closing party: "Gone with the wind"

September 5, 6pm The Paramount Theatre

Issue television screens new documentary: "Yellow fever"

September 7, 7:30pm Pine Street Station september 2013

Movies in the Park: "Rocky"

Comedy Sure thing: Austin's best free, weekly comedy show

Every Saturday in September, 8pm Austin Java Christina Pazsitsky

September 4, 8pm Cap City Comedy Club

Indy MOvies: The Filmmaking misadventures of wade wood

September 7, 8:30-9:45pm ColdTowne Theater Russell Brand

September 26, 8pm

The Paramount Theatre The Dilla Dirt Comedy Jam

September 28, 7:30pm The New Movement

Anjelah Johnson

September 28, 4:30pm The Paramount Theatre

Children Generations: Family First Sundays

September 1, 12-4pm Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Family matinee: "Rise of the Guardians"

September 7, 2pm Austin Public Library University Hills Branch Toddler Time: Creative Movement

September 7, 10-11am Galaxy Dance School and Studio Rentals

The wiggles: Taking off! World Tour

September 15, 2pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Family Fossil Fun Day

September 22, 1pm Texas Natural Science Center

Other TRI Rock AUstin

September 2, 7:30am Auditorium Shores

Trailer Food Tuesdays + weekend editions

September 7, 5pm Long Center for the Performing Arts Texas Beer 5K

September 7, 4:30pm Luke's Locker Communities in schools' food for thought benefit

September 12, 9pm Austin Music Hall

Red Dot art spree

September 12, 7-10pm Women & Their Work

Independence Day Celebration

Sept. 15, 4pm Hecho in Mexico

Casa Superhero Run

September 21, 7-10am Mueller Lake Park

Centroamericano Fest 2013

September 27, 7:30pm Dougherty Arts Center Oktoberfest 2013

September 21, 7pm Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden Party with a purpose

September 22, 6-9pm Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Texas Craft Brewers Festival

September 28, 2pm Fiesta Gardens

arts & entertainment September 7 Wally Workman Gallery

America Martin: Solo Show Opening Reception, 6-8pm Through September 28 September 7 Yard dog

Fran Holland Opening Reception, 7-9pm September 12 Women And Their Work

Red Dot Art Spree & Silent Auction, 7-10pm September 12 Yard dog

Will Johnson in Gallery, 5-6pm September 20 Gallery Shoal Creek

René Alvarado & Marianne McGrath: Metaphorically Speaking Artists' Reception, 6-8pm Through October 12 September 20

Harry ransom center

Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age "Boundless" Reception, 7pm Through January 5 September 28

Russell Collection Fine art Gallery

JD Miller, Cody Hooper and Brad Ellis: Textures Artist Opening, 6-9pm Through October 31

Ongoing Austin city Hall Atrium

Heart Gallery of Central Texas Month Portrait Exhibition September 16-27


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C A l e n da r s

Blanton Museum of Art

Luminous: 50 Years of Collecting Prints and Drawings at the Blanton Through September 15 LifeLike Through September 22


Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Texas Furniture from the Ima Hogg Winedale Collection Through October 6 Views of the Capitol: 125 Years in the Making Through December 31

The contemporary Austin: The Jones Center

SCREEN Projects: Ignacio Uriarte: Infinity Through September 19 Davis Gallery

Lisa Beaman and Joseph Hammer: The Sum of Its Parts Through September 28 Dragonfly Gallery at Rosedale

12" x 12" Through October 26

Gallery Shoal Creek

Compound Interests Through September 14

Lora Reynolds Gallery

The New Sincerity Through November 2 Frank Selby Through November 2

Mexic-Arte Museum

Young Latino Artists Through September 8

Women and Their Work

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation THIRST Through November 30


2013 BIG Give Under the BIG Top September 27, 7-10pm The Hyatt Regency Austin


arnival fare, circus games, a silent auction, and a live show by White Ghost Shivers—these are just a few of the happenings going on at this festive affair for a cause. Austinites will don their vintage party dresses and slip on their dancing shoes for this year’s BIG Give Under the BIG Top. The Austin-based organization I Live Here, I Give Here is hosting its annual celebration of philanthropy, furthering its mission to inspire Central Texans to give more, and more Central Texans to give. Guests at the event will shimmy and shake in honor of Leo Welder, an Austinite whose personal philanthropic efforts have made a big impact at local nonprofit YMBL Sunshine Camps. “The BIG Give is I Live Here, I Give Here's celebration of amazing people who are models for giving time and treasure in exemplary ways. And we’re not talking about executives or multimillionaires,” says Patsy Woods Martin, founder and CEO of I Live Here, I Give Here. “These are normal men and women who invest in our community in intentional ways every day. We also lift up two nonprofits that employ the very best in building meaningful partnerships with their donors. Thus, the BIG Give is Austin's only celebration of giving and receiving, done with excellence." A. clark

Liam Gillick September 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014 Marianne Vitale September 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014


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Laguna Gloria 3809 West 35th Street Austin, Texas 78703 Director’s Circle: Michael and Jeanne Klein, Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth, Michael A. Chesser, Johnna and Stephen Jones, The Still Water Foundation, Melba and Ted Whatley 2013 Exhibition Sponsors: Deborah Green and Clayton Aynesworth, Susan and Richard Marcus, Jane Schweppe, Diane Land and Steve Adler, Pedernales Cellars, Gail and Rodney Susholtz, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Greenberg Traurig, Austin Ventures, Oxford Commercial, Lindsey and Mark Hanna, and the Jewish Community Foundation Additional Support Generously Provided By: ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Pedernales Cellars, Luxe Interiors + Design, The Texas Tribune, Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel San Jose, W Austin, Four Seasons Hotel Austin, and the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, The Austin Chronicle, and KUT Radio 90.5

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museums & galleries

Art Spaces Museums 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

the contemporary austin: Jones Center

artist spotlight

Katy Horan


or the past few years, Austin artist Katy Horan has explored female roles, including the spinster and the widow, and women's hysteria during the Victorian era. She has also looked at the lives of women in other parts of history, as well as in art and mythology. However, for her upcoming work, she explains, she’s revisiting Southern and Eastern European folklore and fairy tales for inspiration. “I’m kind of returning to my lifelong interest,” says 33-year-old Horan, who lives in the Rosedale neighborhood with her husband, Daniel Bloomfield. “Once you start pulling at the web of folklore, it’s expansive. I try to shove as much random information into my head and attempt to piece it together. I usually get into one subject and I’ll produce a body of work.” In addition to working on illustrations based on traditional murder ballads, Horan has been gathering material on magic and superstitions, as well as folklore of the Appalachian and Ozark mountains for her new pieces. She will also be part of an October show with Brooklyn artist Stephanie Chambers and Louisville, Kentucky artist Kathleen Lolley at Grayduck Gallery in South Austin. “I’m creating work specifically for it,” says Horan, who has a degree in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and works largely in mixed media on paper. She says she’s thankful to be able to show new work on her home turf. “It’s always great to contribute to the diverse art community here. I was in New York—Brooklyn, mainly. My husband and I needed a change, and Austin is a perfect solution for that. We moved here about four years ago. It was really nice to come back to a more natural place and be surrounded by things that are a little more folksy.” For more information about Horan’s work, visit m. harper


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700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 Austin Children’s Museum

201 Colorado St. (512) 472 2499 Hours: Tu 10–5, W 10–8, Th–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 Blanton Museum of Art

French Legation Museum

802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 George Washington Carver Museum

1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 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 LBJ Library and Museum

2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5

Mexic–Arte Museum

200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5

419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6,  F–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

O. Henry Museum

1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–6, Su 12–6 Elisabet Ney Museum

304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5

409 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1903 Hours: W–Su 12–5

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: W–F 10–4:30, Sa–Su 1–4:30

image courtesy of katy horan

arts & entertainment

arts & entertainment

Galleries Art on 5th

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 The Art Gallery at John-William Interiors

3010 W. Anderson Ln. (512) 451 5511 Hours: M–Sa 10–6, Su 12–5 Artworks Gallery

1214 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1550 Hours: M–Sa 10–5

Austin Art Garage

2200 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. J (512) 351-5934 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios

7739 North Cross Dr., Ste. Q (512) 771 2868 Hours: F–Sa 11–6 capital fine art

1214 W. 6th St. (512) 628 1214 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 champion

800 Brazos St. (512) 354 1035 By Appt. Only Creative Research Laboratory

2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 322 2099 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–5

Davis Gallery

837 W. 12th St. (512) 477 4929 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 Flatbed Press

2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 477 9328 Hours: M-F 10-5, Sa 10-3 Gallery Black Lagoon

4301-A Guadalupe St. (512) 371 8838 Hours: Sa 1-5 Gallery Shoal Creek

2832 MLK Jr. Blvd. #3 (512) 454 6671 Hours: Tu–F 11–5, Sa 10–3 grayDUCK gallery

608 W. Monroe Dr. (512) 826 5334 Hours: W 11-6, Th 4-8, F-Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 Jean–Marc Fray Gallery

1009 W. 6th St. (512) 457 0077 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 La Peña

(512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6

Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 (512) 236 1333

The Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery


6500 St. Stephen’s Dr. (512) 327 1213 Hours: M-F 9-5 Okay Mountain Gallery

1619 E. Cesar Chavez St. Sa 1-5 or by appointment (512) 293 5177

Wally Workman Gallery

1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5

Women & Their Work

1118 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1831 Hours: M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-4

1710 Lavaca St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–5

Pro–Jex Gallery

Yard Dog

Positive Images

1710 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. C (512) 472 7707 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–4 Red Space Gallery

1203 W. 49th St. By appointment only

Russell Collection Fine Art

1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–

227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007 Hours: M-F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena–


Lora Reynolds Gallery

Stephen L. Clark Gallery

1319 Rosewood Ave. By appointment only

360 Nueces St., #50 (512) 215 4965 Hours: W-Sa 11-6

1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4

Lotus Gallery

studio 10

1009 W. 6th St., #101

502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By Appt. Only

1011 West Lynn

1510 S. Congress Ave. (512) 912 1613 Hours: M–F 11–5, Sa 11–6, Su 12–5

Alternative Spaces ARTPOST: The Center for Creative Expression

4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin Presence

330 Bee Cave Rd., #700 (512) 306 9636 Hours: Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 Bay6 Gallery & Studios

5305 Bolm Rd. (512) 553 3849 By appointment only

M u s e u m s & Ga l l e r i e s

Big Medium

Space 12

5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 Clarksville Pottery & Galleries

4001 N. Lamar Blvd., #550 (512) 454 9079 Hours: M-Sa 11-6, Su 1-4 Co-Lab Project Space

613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By appointment only farewell Books

913 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 476 DOMY Hours: Mon-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 Julia C. Butridge Gallery

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9:30, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 dougherty/gallery.htm Pump Project Art Complex

702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571

Quattro Gallery

12971 Pond Springs Rd. (512) 219 3150 Hours: M–Tu 10–3, W–Sa 11–4 Roi James

3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 T-F 10-5

Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY

208 E. San Antonio St. Hours: M-Sa 10-5 (830) 990 1727 ARTISANS AT ROCKY HILL

234 W. Main St. (830) 990 8160 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 11-3 FREDERICKSBURG ART GALLERY

314 E. Main St. (830) 990 2707 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 12-5 INSIGHT GALLERY

214 W. Main St. (830) 997 9920 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5:30 WHISTLE PIK

425 E. Main St. (830) 990 8151 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 To have your gallery considered for listing in the Arts Guide, please send a request to events

3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only september 2013


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Hey sister coffee! how do I make the perfect pour-over cup of coffee? 1. Pre-wet the filter. This rinses out any papery taste and warms the ceramic dripper. 2. Grind your beans. We use a ratio of 1 gram of coffee for every 11.5–12.5 grams of water, so for a 12-ounce coffee, I like to use between 28 grams and 33 grams of coffee. Try to get the grind to look somewhere between kosher and table salt soft but still a little gritty. 3. Put the grinds in the dripper and give a careful shake to level them out. Get your hot water (between 195 º and 205º) and start your first pour. This is my favorite part. You only want to add a little bit of water, enough to saturate the grinds and not have any coffee drip through. Watch and smell as the coffee starts to react with the hot water. This is called the blooming phase. 4. After 30 seconds, begin your second pour. Be slow and delicate. Ideally, your pour speed should match the thin stream of coffee dripping into your cup. Start your pour in the center and make little dime-size concentric circles outward. Stay close to the center (pouring close to the

Jenny Mulder of SISTER Coffee, which serves Blue Bottle Coffee out of a trailer outside the Rosewood Collective, at 1223 Rosewood Ave. More info and hours at

edges will cause water to slip through without contacting as much coffee). 5. Once your cup is about 3/4 of the way full, start making slightly larger circles without letting the water stream touch the side of the filter. Do this until your cup is almost full, and then let the rest of the coffee drip through.

loma santA: Photos by Michael Muller at Spartan When Michael Muller isn’t playing music with the instrumental band Balmorhea, he can likely be found photographing his travels and daily observations. Drawn toward individuals and their relationships with places, natural light, and quiet moments often left uncaptured, Michael will be showing a small collection, "Loma Santa," this month at Spartan on South Lamar. The show begins with an opening party on the evening of Thursday, September 12. More of Michael’s work can be seen at


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p h oto g r a p h y by j e s s i c a pag e s & m i c h a el m u l l er


W hat' s i n a name ? H ow A M OA and A rth o use bec ame Th e Co n t e m p o r a ry

Austin Instagr ammer of the Month

Last month, the Austin Museum of Art announced that it was scrapping the confusing marriage between AMOA and contemporary sister museum Arthouse, merging the two to create The Contemporary Austin. Design firm Pentagram was hired to rebrand the project, resulting in a sleek new identity fitting for the pared-down concept. Pentagram explains that its san serif solution is meant to target simplicity while highlighting Austin, the bold blue A in the the logo a subtle nod to the "little A" antithesis to the "Big D" of Dallas.

g ideon tsa ng

We're into the Instagram feed of the multifaceted Gideon Tsang, founder of the East side's Vox Vinae church, as well as father, avid cyclist, and photographer. The images Tsang shares are either truly epic—a breathtaking landscape, a team of bicyclists careening down a steep hill, a dramatic hill country sunrise—or blatantly simple—a colorful East Austin corner, a candid profile of a local barista, the carefree laughter of a kid. Collectively, the photos serve as a relevant reminder that it really is all about balance. Of the above image, Tsang explains, "While walking on the Lakeshore beach in Chicago, I saw a lady selling cotton candy. She saw me pull out my phone to take a photo and she blocked her face with the bags. She then asked me if I wanted to hold

two questions for… nail s y'all

the cotton candy to take a photo for myself. Of course I did."

practiced on her, the more I realized that nail art is a lot like cartooning. In May 2011

We are obsessed with Nails Y’all, the amazing nail art project of Meghann Rosales, a cartoonist whose polish designs are smart, unexpected, and perfectly eccentric. 1. How’d all this happen, anyway? I've been drawing comics for about 12 years. My friend and I started playing around with polish a few years ago, and we couldn't find anyone in Austin who could emulate the designs we loved on our natural nails. But the more designs I I signed up for nail school in order to open my own business. . . . As Nails Y'all, I do parties, events, films, and weddings. Before all of this, I was a public high school history teacher in the South Bronx. My students had amazing nails. Rosales is also currently the in-house nail artist at Paloma Salon. 2. What are the craziest designs you’ve done?

Follow Nails Y'all on Facebook ( nailsyall) and Instagram (@ nailsyall). Rosales also has an Etsy page ( shop/NailsYall), where she sells custom reusable pressons and nail decals.

In terms of time and detail, I'd say the Monopoly nails and kissing Barack + Michelle Obama nails. I did a set of Richard Simmons–themed nails for local choreographer Erica Nix, who got them for her appearance in his latest infomercial. I hear they were a hit, which delights me to no end. People ask for portraits of husbands, boyfriends, pets, and kids, which are really fun to do. I also made nail decals of Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson for my own enjoyment. september 2013




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Day at the

Museum Art meets fashion in the Blanton’s whimsical new exhibit—Lifelike.

Photography by Michael Thad Carter Styling by Lauren Smith Ford

Assistant Stylist Ashley Horsley Models Doa + Lexi for Wallflower Management Hair + Makeup by Franchiska Bryant for José Luis Salon Location Blanton Museum of Art

On Lexi: Skirt by L’A gence $795, Top by L’A gence $350,

Bag by Celine, $3,750, Shoes by Lanvin $1,150, all available at By George. Bracelet by Leighelena $110, Eliza Page. On Doa: Jacket by The Row $4,090, Bag by Celine $1,800,

Shoes by Marni $840, all available at By George. Top $38, Feathers. Pants by Escada Sport $368, Julian Gold.




Dress by Lanvin $3,680, By George.


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On Doa: Dress by Herve Leger

$1,440, Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent, Jacket by Vince $995, all available at Neiman Marcus. On Lexi: Dress by Herve Leger

$1,890, Shoes by Prada $750, both available at Neiman Marcus.




Dress by Armani $1,295, Julian Gold. Blouse by Yves Saint Laurent $1,390, By George. Shoes by Prada $750, Neiman Marcus.


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Dress by Lela Rose $1,495, Neiman Marcus.

Vintage Dress $398, Feathers.




This summer, don’t miss one of the most exciting and whimsical exhibitions in Austin. Lifelike, now on view at the Blanton Museum of

Art, investigates the continuing relevance of realism in contemporary art. Organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the exhibition features over 40 international and multigenerational artists who use scale, unusual materials, and sly contextual devices to create eerily realistic interpretations of commonplace situations and objects. Reflecting an obsessive attention to detail, the works in the exhibition—from an enormous paper bag to a handmade honey bee—are often playful, sometimes surreal, and always more than meets the eye. Lifelike showcases works from the late 1960s to the present by Vija Celmins, Keith Edmier, Robert Gober, Ron Meuck, Gerhard Richter, Sam Taylor-Wood, Ai Weiwei and others.

Pg. 58, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, August, 1974. Pg.59, Chuck Close, Big Self-Portrait, 1967-1968. Pg. 60, James Casebere, Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #8, 2010. Pg.61, John Clem Clarke, Plywood with Roller Marks, #3, 1974. Pg. 62, Maurizio Cattelan, Untitled, 2001. Pg.63, Isaac Layman, Oven, 2010. Pg.63, Jud Nelson, Hefty -Ply, 1979-1981. Pg.63, Evan Penny, (Old) No One - in Particular #6, Series 2, 2005. Pg.63, Yoshihiro Suda, Weeds, 2005-2009.


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On Lexi: Pants by The Row

$2,290, By George. Shirt by Vince $495, Shoes by Saint Laurent $1,095, both available at Neiman Marcus. Necklace by Jose & Maria Barrera $715, Julian Gold. On Doa: Blouse by Yves Saint

Laurent $890, Shoes by Marni $840, both available at By George. Pants by BCBG $145, Jacket by Nanette Lepore $628, Earrings by Suzanna Dai $212, all available at Julian Gold.





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TRIBEZA Style Week kicks off on September 19 and ends with the fashion show finale on September 26. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this celebration of all things Austin style. A portion of the proceeds from the week will benefit the Hospice Austin Fund, an organization that eases the pain of any person in the community facing the final months of a serious illness. Here is the rundown on our most exciting lineup of events yet.

The runway created by Matt Fajkus Architecture from last year’s TRIBEZA Fashion Show No. 9.




cycle night

A pair of earrings from Kendra Scott’s new collection. Kendra Scott, along with Google + Local Austin will host the Shop Hop at Hotel Ella.

R e v i va l C yc l e s / 5 3 0 5 B o l m R d. F r i day, S e p t e m b e r 2 0 , 7 - 1 0 p m

Tickets: $15 TRIBEZA is bringing back last year’s popular evening of men’s pop-up shops at Revival Cycles, “a cultural center for motorcyclists,” on Friday, September 20, 7-10pm. Deemed Cycle Night, the event will include pop-up shops from Co-Star, Dandy Suits, HELM Boots, By George, Howler Brothers, Revival Retail, Sam Hill, STAG, Starling Eyewear, and Traveller Denim Co., as well as food by Easy Tiger and Stiles Switch BBQ and drinks from

A rendering of the new look for Hotel Ella, the location for Shop Hop. Hotel Ella is formerly the Mansion at Judges Hill.

Deep Eddy Vodka, Dickle Rye, Troublemaker Red Wine, Liberty School White Wine, Pacifico, and Topo Chico. The talented design duo behind LAND, Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes, will have a special art installation on display. Tickets to the event are $15 and include food and drinks.

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Tickets: $15 Spend a stylish Saturday afternoon with TRIBEZA at the Shop Hop, sponsored by Google + Local Austin and Kendra Scott, at Hotel Ella, Austin’s newly renovated boutique hotel. Browse pop-up shops by Adelante, Beehive, Etcetera, Etc., Kendra Scott, Kelly Wynne, y&i clothing boutique, Maya Star, and Starling Eyewear. Snack on bites from the hotel’s restauRevival Cycles is the venue for Cycle Night, a night devoted to all things dude style.


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rant, Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar, and sip drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka, Corona, Troublemaker Red Wine, Liberty School White Wine, Don Julio Blanco, and Topo Chico. Document it all with a photo snapped in Le Photo Booth. Tickets to the Shop Hop are $15 and include food and drinks.

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STAG will be one of the stores throwing a popup at Cycle Night, and they will also host one at the Southern Brunch.

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Tickets: $40 For the first time ever, TRIBEZA is throwing a Southern Brunch. The beautiful Springdale Farm in East Austin will serve as the backdrop as guests enjoy the culinary stylings of Chef Sonya Cote of Eden East. Gather around the farm tables for a delicious brunch of Southern comfort food and tasty cocktails. Get fitted for a hat by Texas Custom Hatters; try on TOMS new line of sunglasses; see the latest from STAG; or check out a restored Jeep Wagoneer by the Wagonmasters, all while enjoying the musical stylings of Whiskey Shivers. Sip on coffee from Houndstooth or morning cocktails prepared with Deep Eddy VodGuests at the Southern Brunch will gather around the farm tables at Eden East at Springdale Farm.

ka, Modelo, Negro Modelo, Troublemaker Red Wine, Liberty School White Wine, Tanqueray and Topo Chico. The host committee for the brunch includes Anne & Cameron Campbell, Carly & Clayton Christopher, Bennett Ford, Lauren Smith Ford, Lauren & Sean Greenberg, Brian Haley, Caroline Huddleston, Beau LeBoeuf, Elizabeth & Russell Mollen, Adam Moore, Stephanie & Todd O’Neill, and Camille Styles. Tickets to the event are $40 and includes food and drink. TOMS Eyewear will host one of the pop shops at the party, along with STAG, The Wagonmasters and Texas Custom Hatters.




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UT alum and a current designer for Vineyard Vines, Christopher Pham is one of

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the designers contributing an illustration that will be for

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sale at TRIBEZA’s benefit

Dinner: $1,000 / After Party: $100

for the UT Fashion Show Fund, Sketch.

TRIBEZA has partnered with CFDA award-winning jewelry designer, Nak Armstrong, for Unveiled, a presentation of the designer’s eponymous collection to benefit Hospice Austin Fund. While Armstrong’s collection is currently sold at Barneys New York and L e w i s c a r n eg i e / 1 3 1 2 E. C e s a r C h av e z S t.

independent retailers nationwide, this will be the premiere showcase of the

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collection to his homebase of Austin. Unveiled will not be a selling event,

Tickets: $15

but rather a visually-exciting exhibition through a variety of mediums. Powered by high-profile sponsors such as Drygoods, Lexus, Posh Prop-


As a longtime fan of the University of Texas Fashion Program in the

erties and Scott + Cooner, TRIBEZA is thrilled to have international model

School of Human Ecology, TRIBEZA decided to throw a benefit for

and actress, Erin Wasson, host Unveiled. The intimate dinner portion

the UT Fashion Show Fund that will go toward the program’s annual

of the evening will be prepared by James Beard nominated restuarant,

Fashion Show at the Frank Erwin Center, where seniors get to show off

La Condesa. Following dinner, guests will enjoy a special musical per-

all their work from the year. TRIBEZA is gathering fashion illustrations

formance and open bar, generously provided by Deep Eddy Vodka,

from top designers around the world that will be framed and on display in

Don Julio, Troublemaker Red Wine, Liberty School White Wine, and

the LewisCarnegie gallery for guests to purchase. Drinks will be prepared

Topo Chico. Armstrong has also contributed a piece of jewelry to be

with Deep Eddy Vodka, Negro Modelo, Crown Maple, Troublemaker Red

raffled off as an additional donation to Hospice Austin Fund. The dress

Wine, and Liberty School White Wine. Tickets are $15.

is cocktail black tie and valet parking will be available.

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u n i v e r s i t y pa r k / 3 3 0 0 n . i - 3 5 t h u r s day, s e p t e m b e r 2 6 , 7 p m

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Models walking the runway at last year’s fashion show.

The Fashion Show is the grand finale of TRIBEZA Style Week and it’s back for its 10th year. Top models from around the state will walk the runway, with hair and makeup by Propaganda Hair Group and looks styled by Maya Star, Co-Star, Julian Gold, Golden Bones, Saks Fifth Avenue san antonio, Feathers boutique, MOSS, y&i clothing boutique, Estilo, the Garden Room, and Adelante. Following the show, VIP ticket holders will enjoy an after party with food from a few of Austin’s top restaurants including TRIO, Parkside, Backspace, and olive & june, as well as drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka, Captain Morgan, Troublemaker Red Wine, Liberty School White Wine, Topo Chico, and Corona. General admission tickets begin at $75 and VIP tickets are $125.


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Visionary hair stylists and co-owners of Propaganda Hair Group, Lati and Sara Domi will create the hair and makeup looks that models will rock down the runway.

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The hanger installation created by Matt Fajkus Architecture for last year’s runway backdrop.

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Last year, Matt Fajkus and his team created a stunning backdrop for the fashion show runway. TRIBEZA is honored that Fajkus and his team will once again be involved in the conceptual development of several overarching design concepts that will carry through the week. As a progression of last year’s event, the 2013 Fashion Show backdrop design by Matt Fajkus Architecture will continue to explore light, form, and fabrication. Through surface modulation and projection, A sneak peek of mf architecture’s runway design for this year’s Fashion Show.

these elements will begin to define TRIBEZA Style Week as a fresh and innovative series of events, setting the stage to “fashion the future.”




On a mid-August afternoon, author Lauren Weisberger, who penned the bestseller-turned-movie The Devil Wears Prada and its new sequel, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, calls me during her final day of summer vacation after a round of phone tag. Her new book picks up 10 years after fresh-faced Andy Sachs parts ways with her fashionatrix boss, Miranda Priestly, interview with author

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M e e t f i v e u p a n d co m e r s d o i n g b i g t h i n g s i n A u s t i n fa s h i o n . b y to l ly m o s e l e y | p h oto g r a p h y b y a n d r e w c h a n

As a revered 20th-century philosopher once said,


where you find it / Not just where you bump and grind it” (Madonna, Vogue, 1990). Such wisdom is especially applicable to Austin’s current set of style up and comers, who find beauty in all sorts of unexpected corners (though we’re not necessarily ruling out Barbarella). In the following pages, an editor, a designer, a photographer, a writer, and a professor discuss their own creative journeys and their personal takes on style.


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Before launching Crowned Bird, Priscilla worked as a tailor in San Francisco and a freelance stylist for Levi Strauss & Co.




priscilla barosso The designer in her Austin studio.

crowned bird

the designer.

In May 2012, a successful local Kickstarter campaign

generated lots of attention. It was from a young fashion designer with

“Even though I’m established

a bold new line, a Madeline storybook on acid: orange knee socks with

as an Austin designer, my head

bright purple shorts, Peter Pan collars with giant bows, miniskirts printed with trout. With vintage shapes and saturated color, Crowned Bird was a breath of fresh air for Austin, land of sandals and braided leather. Now, just over a year later, that—Priscilla Barroso—has a season

is definitely in a ‘love locally, grow globally’ space.”

of NBC’s Fashion Star under her belt, not to mention three collections of Crowned Bird and a showroom in Los Angeles. She’s also about to teach a couple of courses on collection building and creative business

A former tailor in San Francisco, Barroso expresses her own aesthet-

strategy at the Austin School of Fashion Design this fall. A shockingly

ic as equal parts sixties whimsy and thirties restraint, Twiggy dresses

productive year, no? But Barroso has even bigger plans.

topped with bowler hats. It’s a muted version of Crowned Bird, begging

“I’m branching out Crowned Bird internationally, and I’m now


the question, Where do her playful creations come from?

in stores in Australia and Tokyo. Even though I’m established as an

“Because of the way I grew up, I never got to dress up as a kid,” says

Austin designer, my head is definitely in a ‘love locally, grow globally’

Barroso. “So for me, designing in this way, whimsical, fun–it’s definitely

space,” she says.

me making up for lost time.”

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the writer.

levi dugat

Two dogs peek out from Levi Dugat’s right calf,

lovingly rendered and looking as happy as can be.

IL o v e R e v e l i e r .c o m

“That’s Hambone, and that’s Styles,” explains Levi, gesturing to the tattooed portraits of his longtime canine companions. “My roommate and I were going through a phase of being really into knockoff, campy designer crap, and tried taking one of our dogs out to the park to test some names. We’d call out, ‘Fendi! C’mere, Fendi!’ Then we were like, ‘Okay, this is ridiculous. It’s all about style,’ so Styles she is.” The musician/woodworker/co-owner of Paloma Botanical Beauty Parlor has long possessed an eye for style, as evidenced not only by his dog’s namesake, but by the interior of Paloma as well: there, carefully selected antiques mingle with Dugat’s own furniture and wooden displays, all crafted with Shaker-like simplicity. But these days, he’s interested in digging up the stories behind the style, both his own and those of emerging artists. These tales are collected on his blog, which he writes with two other artists, his sister Amy and local photographer Nicole Mlakar. “If you’re doing well for yourself as an artist, that’s awesome,” says Dugat. “But I don’t think for anybody, success is a completely fabulous experience. There are insecure moments, depressing moments, anxiety-producing moments. So it’s frustrating when you’re living in that as an emerging artist and nobody’s really talking about it. You think, ‘I must just not have what it takes and these people do, because look how fabulous they are.’” To that end, the tone of is unique for design blogs—a little less Martha Stewart, a little more Sassy magazine. Dugat’s own writing is disarming and real, which encourages his artist subjects to open up just as much as he does. He recalls an interview with local musician Tiffanie Lanmon, in which she talks about waiting for inspiration, finding work/art balance, and squeezing in time for rest when she can. “Tiffanie’s intensely vulnerable answers to those questions are very affirming,” says Dugat. “For me to have read that article about her when I was an 18-year-old musician would have meant the world to me.”

A woodworker as well as a writer, Levi credits his grandfather—a carpenter —and his sister—“the other half of my brain”—for his power tool handiness.




the editor.

Jessica Thompson, editor in chief of the fas-

tidiously curated online quarterly Velvet Dust, is all drapes and tassels when I see her. She’s come from her day job in the tech industry, a relatively rooted station for her, given the past few years. That’s because she’s spent her twenties living and working all over the world as an English teacher, aspiring fashion stylist, international jewelry marketer, and one-time presenter of said jewelry on the equivalent of QVC Japan. But in 2011 Thompson took an English-teaching job in Tunisia that cast a somber tone over her gypsy lifestyle. “Four months into my stay, the Arab Spring broke out,” says Thompson. “I stayed about half a year into the revolution, but work became pretty unstable because of the political situation.” So she landed back home in Austin at By George, designing window displays, creating jewelry, and picking up styling gigs on the side, all the while wondering what her

at t r ac t e d

creative hobbies would add up to. That’s when she and a

to n o w is

couple of friends began talking about making a magazine,

u sually darker ,

and in March 2013, Velvet Dust was born, almost instantly

an d f o r t h e

finding an enthusiastic readership. The online quarterly bursts with avant-garde photo-essays, with a perspective

mag a z ine,

on fashion that is pretty much the opposite of your stan-

I ’ m d r aw n to

dard glossy—think young men perched on garbage heaps,

wo r k t h at

models levitating over sharp rocks. “Through my experiences traveling, especially in North Africa, I was confronted with some very real and very difficult things,” says Thompson. “So what I’m attracted to now is usually darker, and for the magazine, I’m drawn to work that feels thought-provoking, that tells a story.”


“S o w h at I ’ m

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f ee l s t h o u g h tp r ovo k in g, t h at t e l l s a s to ry.”

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Jessica gave English lessons around the world before hatching Velvet Dust, living in Barcelona and Tunisia as a teacher.




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“ I me t a r e p f o r Zac P o sen w h o was in sa l es an d ma r k e t in g . S h e to l d me h e r assis tan t h a d j u s t l e f t, an d was I in t e r es t e d ? ”

Before becoming a professional photographer, Wynn spent her days in a field with grazing cows in an animal science program.

the photographer.

She worked alongside Ashley Olsen for Zac Posen,

Myers eventually returned to Austin, and applied to St. Edward’s to

lia, and was selected two years in a row to show work in the prestigious

formally earn her degree in photo communications. In between classes

American Photography–all before age 30. But Wynn Myers’ success all

and exams, she’s built up her own photography business, worked for I

started with a chance meeting at the Nordstrom in Barton Creek Mall.

Love Texas Photo (an online portfolio of Texas visual talent), and has

“I met a rep for Zac Posen who was in sales and marketing. She told me her assistant had just left, and was I interested?”

become the go-to shutterbug for numerous editorial outlets, including With a portfolio of work that ranges from sun-

One week later, Myers took off for New York to work in Zac Posen’s tiny,

soaked portraiture to moody still lifes, her photography prospects are

10-person fashion studio in Chinatown. She was only a hobby photogra-

only rising–and she’s got more free time now, having graduated from

pher at that time, but Posen’s sister recognized her talent and encouraged

St. Edward’s last May.

her to enroll in Maine Media College. “It was a huge shift from New York, and I loved it,” says Myers. “I spent a year there doing their Professional Certificate Program in Photography,


and didn’t take a single digital class. All film, analog, and lovely.”

had photos land on the websites of places like The Atlantic and Vogue Ita-

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“You get to meet fellow artists doing this,” says Myers. “Austin is blossoming with creativity right now, and I feel lucky to have a profession where I can spend time with these people.”

erin muller Ralph Lauren, University of Texas the professor.

A lecturer in the Division of Textiles

and Apparel in the School of Human Ecology at UT, Erin Muller spends her days teaching students about historical textiles. It’s a fitting gig for this former librarian–albeit she never was the kind of librarian most of us are familiar with. “I was the manager for the Ralph Lauren Library in New York City for about five years,” explains Muller, then a freshly minted Fashion Institute of Technology grad. “It was an inspirational and historical resource for the inhouse designers, and filled with all kinds of textiles and garments that the designers could take inspirational cues from.” In what can only be described as one of the coolest jobs in the world, Muller made sure each garment was cataloged, organized, and easily accessible for Ralph Lauren’s creative teams, even working alongside a few to help create new lines. But when she moved to Austin with her husband, Muller used her experience to volunteer at local institutions with textiles in their collections, and to teach a couple of fashion-related courses around town. This all prepared her for her current work at UT, where she advises students on their research projects. “One of my textiles students conducted research on a Mexican serape,” says Muller. “It was believed to have belonged to General Santa Anna and was left on the battle-

Erin helps her students at UT explore the science of textiles with experiments in a lab setting.

field at San Jacinto,” says Muller. It’s not necessarily fashion itself that intrigues Muller– but the tale lurking behind each garment. “The fashion and textile industry was not always some-

“ T h e fas h i o n an d

thing that I had known I wanted to be a part of,” she says.

t e x t i l e in d u s t ry was

“I switched my major many times in my undergraduate

n ot a lways s o me t h in g

coursework, but once I found the graduate program in

t h at I h a d k n o w n I

fashion and textiles studies, I never looked back.”

wan t e d to be a pa r t o f.”




By Levi Dugat | Photography by Nicole Mlakar


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“My upbringing taught me a lot about what wanting something means. I’m very grateful that I know how to want, and

Lo c at i o n : V e lv e t C a r t e l ; Pag e ’ s H a i r by R i c k y H o d g e


here has never been a shortage of beauty or talent in the world, nor has the world ever been lacking for interpretations of what those two words mean. There has been, however, an inarguable deficiency of people who feel empowered to embrace how beautiful and talented they genuinely are. For the past three decades, Page Parkes has made a living scouring the earth in search of beautiful and talented people and has worked inexhaustibly to nurture and transform their self-identities, in hopes that their potential might be realized. While one could easily make assumptions about what kind of person the namesake and co-founder of the largest model and talent group in the Southwest might be, the truth is that most of those assumptions would be completely off the mark. “I’m a Texas girl in every way,” Parkes asserts proudly, as she warmly recounts the story of her humble beginnings. Born in Denton, Parkes was raised by a single mother of three, who packed up her family and drove to Houston in search of a better life when Parkes was six years old. “She showed me how to survive. My upbringing taught me a lot about what wanting something means. I’m very grateful that I know how to want, and what that feels like.” After teaching herself to sew her own dresses out of old fabric, and even curtains, Parkes eventually made her way to the American College of Fashion in Europe. After studying in Switzerland, London, Paris, and alongside Emilio Pucci

what that feels like.” in Florence, she returned to Texas and began work at Michael St. James, a Houston-based modeling school and agency. A mere two years later, Parkes joined forces with longtime coworker Rachel Duran and opened Page Parkes Corporation, a development, training, and management agency designed for models and actors. Boasting a long, familiar list of represented talent over the years, the company eventually established additional offices in Dallas and Austin. In 2011, Parkes became a prominent fixture on the E! docu-series Scouted, which chronicles modeling scouts on the hunt to discover the industry’s next big star. This August, in the midst of her Glamping Across Texas tour, Parkes shot the pilot for another series based on her character from Scouted. Still, Parkes remains humble and uses her story to relate to and inspire the young people she works with. Her aspirations to help young people eventually took on particularly personal meaning, when Parkes and her husband adopted their three children, a trio of siblings, who she admits enjoy scouting talent as well. “I try to be open and unashamed about where I come from,” she explains. “You have to tell your story so people feel like they can make it, too.” Known in her industry for her ability to find rare diamonds in the rough, she often intentionally scouts in small, isolated towns and low-income schools, granting scholarships to young people who wouldn’t otherwise have “a way out” or the resources to train professionally. “‘If there was no possibility of failure, and money was not an obstacle, what would you

be today?’ That’s what I ask these young girls. ‘What if I could shake all of these fears in your head for you, by teaching you to communicate? Wouldn’t you say yes?’ It’s painful not to be able to communicate. To create beauty which is purely visual can be perceived as deeply shallow, but we try to stay focused on what’s truly important, and that’s who we are inside.” Parkes’s approach to her work is rooted in creating honest, trusting, and respectful relationships with her clients, while helping them to develop highly effective skills that extend beyond the realm of modeling and acting. “I think I’ve always been challenged by the word ‘trust,’ perhaps due to my own upbringing, because I thought that if I performed to my highest ability, people would trust me. I’ve stayed so addicted to this job over the years because of how difficult it is to get people to trust you. I’m completely invested in protecting these girls, though. I openly give myself to them.” The level of passion and commitment Parkes brings to her work is incredibly inspiring. “I don’t think anybody could know what a sacrifice this has been of my own life to give like this. Obviously something suffers, and often it’s my personal life. I have to learn to put myself on the list, like I so often encourage everyone else to do. Then, I look out there at this beautiful garden, and there are flowers everywhere. All these people I’ve helped, one little flower at a time, they’re everywhere. It’s all about helping people, and that’s the emotional wealth I gain from my work. I just keep paying it forward.”




David Phillips and Kate LeSueur at home in West Austin.


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For a Southern girl from Louisiana, the fall brings

back memories of gumbo on game day and the cozy ensembles she would wear to the festivites. “I love fall fashion for all of the possibilities with layering. I typically wear oversized garb, so moving into cooler weather legitimizes this a little. Everything over a white tee,” she says. LeSueur usually shops at estate sales and farmers’ markets or locally at Kickpleat, Nannie Inez, and Spartan. In addition to her photography pursuits, LeSueur is also working as a prop stylist on cookbook projects for photographer Jody Horton. This month, she marries her fiancé, David Phillips (pictured right). To view her portfolio, visit

A good pair of trousers from Kickpleat like a pair by MM6 Maison Martin Margiela. My uniform—white tee and a blazer with sneaks or heels. A seasoned cast iron pot for cooking for the week after a trip to the farmers market—braised wild boar shoulder with vegetables and greens or a stew hen, but especially for gumbo, since its football season.

Starter plants and seeds for Wine & Whiskey Tumblers from Spartan.


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planting collards, parsley, cauliflower, chard and broccoli from Shoal Knives by Opinel for French Legation picnics.

Creek Nursery.

Austin Green Water Rain Barrels from Tree

A bicycle from Greenline Beach

House — converting

Cruisers for rides with Kate to a brisk

two 55 gallon drums into

full-moon swim at Barton Springs. Be sure to howl at the moon!

Nurturing the spiritual side — St.

handsome rain barrels.

David’s Episcopal Compline service. Game Time — Saturday, November 23. Texas A&M (me) versus LSU (Kate) at one of our favorite watering holes Shoal Creek Saloon (909 N. Lamar Blvd.)

After living in London,

Compline is the last of the daily offices chanted by monks before retiring for the evening. It’s every Sunday at 8pm. All are welcome.

where he set up and managed a bicycle

tourism company called Fat Tire Bike Tours, David Phillips moved to Austin with his fiancée, Kate LeSueur (pictured left). “In London, you learn to dress in layers, and the urbaneness of the fashion culture was impossible for me not to incorporate in some aspects when I moved to Austin,” he says. “I still enjoy an Austin version of some of my London favorites—Vans, jeans, and a long-sleeved button-down with a basic sweater and maybe a light jacket.” Phillips and LeSueur chose to settle in Austin, with New Orleans being a close second. “I especially love the entrepreneurial nature of the city and the intellectual curiosity of [most] Austonians,” he says. His fall shopping staples include TreeHouse for projects, Barton Springs Nursery for the garden, and STAG for wardrobe. Phillips is currently working for an Internet start-up called cbanc that aims to reduce key stresses felt by smaller community banks that are critical for small-business lending.




Skirt by Vince, Neiman Marcus. Skirts are a new thing for me. I live in jeans if I’m not wearing a dress. It’s a great combo of edgy, girly and sophisticated.

Earrings by Alexis Bittar, Charm and Chain. I fell in love with how enchantingly creepy these earrings are. The skull of the monkey reminds me of Gollum. They really are like little pieces of art.


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Handbag, Rebecca Minkoff. This bag is amazing. Other than my occasional clutch, I can’t recall a time when I have worn a purse or handbag that doesn’t have a cross-body strap. They look neat, but I love the functionality of the cross-body strap to be hands-free.

Slippers, Tory Burch. They look like something

Fairy’s Kiss Eyeshadow,

I will live in all fall. They’re

Nars. This palette is a

great for working on my feet

necessity for fall. Mixing two

for long hours while looking

of makeup’s hottest trends,

stylish and polished yet

barely there makeup and a

being comfortable.

new sense of grunge.

Watch, Braun Clocks. This men’s watch is perfectly simple. No bells and whistles, just an all black watch with the numbers clearly visible.

make-up artist.

A born and raised Austinite like her dad, the leg-

endary golfer Ben Crenshaw, Katherine Crenshaw can’t wait for fall. From Honeycrisp apples to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, she soaks up everything about the season. When it comes to dressing for autumn, she stocks her closet with pieces from Blue Elephant, Luxe Apothetique, and St. Bernard Sports, and sticks with the basics like “a pair of dark jeans, a comfy sweater, boots and a great jacket.” To view her portfolio, visit

Fave Fall Dish Cisco’s (1511 E. 6th St.), hands down. It’s my family’s Sunday-morning ritual. My go-to is the Huevos Rancheros. Their migas and the chicken enchiladas are outstanding, too—oh, and you can’t forget one of their biscuits!





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Custom Rancher, Texas Hatters. The dark flat brimmed hat makes people look like they’re ferrying secrets through the world. Goldskull Earrings, BJROG. Like how Frank Stanford said, “all of this is magic against death.”

Eye Print Sweatshirt, Kenzo. It’s really interesting to me because I’ve been kind of obsessed with the idea of seeing lately and the thought of having eyes over your whole body is really mysterious and lovely.

Horse Skin Jacket, Sam Hill—how can you go wrong with a good old leather jacket?


Travis Klunick, a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers,

has a fall tradition. “I love when the first cold fronts of the year slide in. Everything gets so magical and lovely feeling,” he says. “On the first cool night, I open all my windows, cook a big pot of stew, put on an album like “Nebraska” and have a quiet little feast with good friends to celebrate.” Klunick has called Austin home for nine years and always enjoys shopping locally at Farewell Books, JM Drygoods, Sam Hill

Icon Shirt, Paul Smith. Because of the way the print is really serious and playful at the same time,

and Spartan. He is currently working on a novel and a series of poems. Check out his blog at, which he calls “a catalog of mysteries or something like that.”

and the colors are so good!

Fave Fall Dish Counter Cafe (626 N. Lamar Blvd.) for the cheeseburger and fries.




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Interior Decorator Kim West was sold the minute she saw the charming original front door and knew this was the house. West styles herself and her space balancing a mix of color, pattern, sparkle and a little edge.

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Kim West

Jeffrey’s 1204 W Lynn St.

Owner, Well Dressed Space From Jil Sander to Marc Jacobs,

Kim West has worked for some of the greatest designers

in the fashion industry. She worked right alongside Jil Sander in her spectacular Hamburg

The burger in the bar, the martini and cheese carts in the dining room, and the wallpaper in les toilettes.

showroom (formerly the estate of Aristotle Onassis) and made friends across the globe as the wholesale manager in charge of Asia for Marc Jacobs. Six weeks into her maternity leave from Marc Jacobs after the birth of her now 21-month-old daughter, Lulu, Kim’s Southern roots were calling her back to Texas. “Being a part of the fashion industry in New York was an incredible privilege, and one I worked hard for, but being with my daughter in her young years far outweighs any of it,” she says. “I never thought I would leave the city, but what has surprised me the most is how much life there is to live outside of it.” While living in New

Nannie Inez 2210 S 1st St. Exploring this perfectly curated shop with inspiring interiors to match.

York, Kim and her husband, David, a real estate developer, enjoyed collaborating on renovating apartments, and Kim became interested in interior design. She landed her first client serendipitously—a potential buyer who looked at the West family's Brooklyn apartment, fell in love with her design and hired her to design her apartment. And thus her interior decorating company, Well Dressed Space, was born. Her next client came soon after the family moved into their renovated house in South Austin, when a passerby knocked on the door to ask who did the interiors, after seeing Kim’s choice in outdoor furniture. A TCU grad, Kim feels at home in Austin—“Austin has a beautiful soul, and we feel so lucky for our family to grow here,” she says. “Spending time with my daughter and launching my business with the

Austin Antique Mall 8822 McCann Dr. I love going at 10am on a weekday when nobody is there and digging for treasures.

support I have received from the community has been truly fantastic.” For more information on Kim and her design work, visit P h oto g r a p h y by w y n n m y er s

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profile in style

1. When it comes to jewels, West thinks more is definitely more. Here mixing antique, Indian and colorful statement bijoux. 2. A piece by Justine Smith welcomes you inside with a nod to Mr. West's English heritage. Styled above a vintage chest re-imagined by Austin designer Hayleon Vintage and a Regency lamp. 3. Pattern mixing and serious color for the master. The drapery and headboard were created by Stone Textile Studio, bedding by Biscuit Home, vintage lucite chandelier, original papercut by British artist Amy Williams. 4. The house is playful and chic. Lots of gold layers in the formal living. One of her favorite vintage finds is a mirror she named Elvis. 5. It's all in the mix. In her family room a classic English roll arm sofa is paired with a modern end table and an antique Chinoiserie lamp. 6. The kitchen feels like a chic soda fountain. Two empire style chandeliers, a 50s inspired fridge, and bubblegum filled jars adorn the space. 7. For West, purple is the new black, and Smudge the pug agrees. 8. One of her favorite pieces is the Balinese cabinet she found at ABC Carpet and moved to Texas from Brooklyn. 9. Classic and stylish subway tile with grey grout.


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behind the scenes

Traveller depends on vintage sewing machines. If they break, Untersee and Rios have to figure out how to fix them.

Traveller Denim Bespoke jeans for the conscientious consumer? That's the business plan. And believe it or not, it's working.

All the denim comes from Japan or from Cone Mills, one of America's oldest denim producers.


ost ordinary people don’ t show up for work in a pair of jeans they made the night before. But when Erik Untersee arrived at work wearing his own handcrafted pair of skinnies, Selenia

Rios saw potential. Soon the couple, who met while working on a Ben Kweller music video, began dreaming of a new business, one that would offer handcrafted, bespoke jeans made from the highest-quality raw denim, jeans designed to last a lifetime. They immediately started raising money—“enough money to buy a car, but not enough to buy a house”—says Rios. A key investment from local entrepreneur and owner of Texas Light and Film, Tony Brummer, allowed them to make their idea a reality. They immediately found their current location, signed the lease, and began to renovate, doing all of the design and labor themselves. With a workspace and storefront of only 280-square-feet, they had to plan carefully. The Erik Untersee and Selenia Rios, founders and sole employees of Traveller Denim.


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Traveller sources all their thread from domestic producers.

In June, just six months after they first began to brainstorm, they opened the doors of Traveller Denim, on Chestnut Avenue in East Austin, with a party that lasted until 3am. “We’ve been sending jeans to Barcelona, New York, Australia, the Philippines,” Rios says with delight. The demand for bespoke, raw denim jeans was greater than they had imagined. And that in itself is remarkable, given that a custom pair of Traveller jeans starts at $350. They also offer some ready-towear jeans for $255. A women’s ready-to-wear line, called Show Pony, will be available this fall. All of the company's sales are direct to the public. For the uninitiated, a pair of raw denim jeans is one that remains unwashed after being fabricated. The more one wears the jeans, the more the fabric will mold and crease specifically to the wearer’s body, causing distinctive folds and creases such as “honeycombing” behind the knees or “whiskering” on top of the thighs. The idea is to create an article of clothing so specific, unique and perfect for a client’s needs that the he or she will never take them off. I.e., jeans so good you wear holes in them. “These are quality things that help define you,” Erik says. “As you wear it, it ages to your kind of lifestyle. We leave our fingerprint and the client lives their lifestyle and makes it into their own.” Rios and Untersee are the only employees at Traveller, and they make each pair of jeans by hand, a process that can take

Traveller sells both ready-made and bespoke jeans.

up to ten hours. Although they get some of their denim from Japan, they are dedicated to using American-made materials, including the thread. Instead of zippers, they use buttons, which don’ t break as easily. This obsession with quality extends even to the vintage sewing machines in their small, well-lit workspace. However, depending on such old machinery can be risky. If their treasured

Denim pieces awaiting assembly.

Union Special (which they describe as the “holy grail of sewing machines”) breaks, Untersee and Rios have to figure out how to repair it themselves. “We’re not trying to be outrageous,” Rios insists. “We’re based on simplicity. It’s about beautiful, wellmade textiles and neutrals that go well together and our cuts being perfect. We can outfit the hipster punk rock kid and the IT guy.” Untersee says, “Even when we’re here late”—they tend to work 12-hour days—“there’s joy in creating something that

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Gwen Riley

is the Assistant Buyer at STAG and is pictured with her dog, Danger. She is wearing a vintage work vest, boots by Chippewa, a tunic by What Goes Around Comes Around from STAG, jeans by Imogene and Willie, and a bolo tie she made herself.

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Cara Crossley

holds court at the entrance of STAG, where she is the General Manager. She is wearing a RRL Heritage Western Shirt, jeans by Imogene and Willie and a Brooklyn Dry Goods vintage bandana, all from STAG. Her Stetson open road hat and Lucchese boots are from Allens Boots.

Nick Harris

the Sales Manager at STAG, wears a shirt by Jack Spade, a jacket by Levi's, pants by Life After Denim and New Balance shoes, all from STAG.

Jack Pearl

a musician and shop keep at Service Menswear, Pearl wears shirt by Gitman Bros., pants by Naked & Famous, and boots by Flershein, all from Service.

SoCo Shop Keeps Styling sales associates from some of our favorite shops on South Congress in their looks for Fall.

Stephanie Beard works for STAG and is also the designer of Esby Clothing. She is wearing a top from Madewell, jeans from the GAP, a belt by RRL, and a bracelet by Smith Broth Keton from STAG.

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Derek Brown

works at STAG and plays bass for Love Inks. He is wearing a vintage cowboy hat from Junkateria, a shirt from New Brohemia, jeans by RRL, and Red Wing boots, both from STAG.


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Dustin Minium who works at STAG, wears a flannel from J. Crew, jeans by RRL, a watch by MWC, boots by Red Wing, all from STAG.

the Manager at Maya Star, wears a top by J. Kincaid, shoes by Stuart Weitzman, a jacket by C. Luce from Maya Star, and shorts from Delias.

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Jewelry, along with home goods and art, are cleverly displayed throughout the shop.


Owner Lucy Jolis has dreamed of opening her own shop for years and knew she had found the perfect location when she walked into the perfectly sunfilled shop on South Lamar.

Sunroom stocks its handsome racks with lines from independent and up-andcoming designers in a tightly-edited collection for both men and women.

Indie spirt—discerning shoppers will find a mix of clothing, accessories, art, and home goods in this charming South Austin boutique.


t the root of any retail experience is an unspoken, primal a lot of people here who really care about craftsmanship and supportinstinct to hunt and gather for sustenance. For many of us, ing artists.” A recent NYC transplant, Jolis celebrates two years in Texas objects of beauty have a functional and sustaining purpose, this October, and takes the task of bringing unique designs to Austin very and the hunt for aesthetically-nourishing effects is taken quite seri- seriously. “I’m not buying things that are factory-made or mass-produced,” ously. Sunroom does well to satisfy these aesthetic urges. The hunt, she explains, regarding Sunroom’s shelves and its online shop. “I’ve never been to market to buy anything. I find designers, and I reach out to them ladies and gentlemen, is over. Walking into Sunroom feels more like stumbling upon a museum personally.” The result of this remarkably selective process is an inspiring assemfilled with beautiful stories than simply embarking on a shopping experience. Appropriately named, the petite, sun-drenched South Austin blage of colorful, textured, and handsomely weathered wares from all boutique is packed with a distinctly eclectic, impeccably-curated collec- over the world. Handmade dog collars from Argentina are cozied up tion of artisan jewelry, textiles, men’s and women’s clothing, furniture, next to handwoven blankets from Mexico. Gorgeously finished stumps, and home goods. Carefully edited vintage pieces and high-end hand- made from reclaimed wood in Bastrop, Texas, are nestled under anmade wares are shelved shoulder to shoulder without pretension, and other display. Turkish bath towels, dresses designed in Ibiza, and shorts every item has a rich backstory of masterful craftsmanship and ethical woven in Guatemala populate one corner of the space. Pieces from prestigious jewelry lines All for the Mountain, from Venice Beach, and sourcing practices. Proudly poised at the helm of one of Austin’s newest boutiques is Suzannah Wainhouse, of NYC, are perched up front. Even Sunroom’s owner and design enthusiast Lucy Jolis. With a seemingly endless ap- pink neon sign was fashioned by Evan Voyles, the maker of Hotel Saint preciation for stylistic details and the history of well-designed objects, Cecilia’s iconic poolside “Soul” sign. “I want Sunroom to be an interesting and inspiring Jolis warmly serves up compelling narratives for every 2324 S. Lamar Blvd. space,” Jolis explains. If it’s inspiration you seek, Sunitem Sunroom offers. “I love telling people about who (512) 326 1499 room surely will not disappoint. L. dugat made each and every thing,” she admits. “I think there are


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A warehouse in NOLA that is being remodeled to be a co-working space pre-dinner.

A French themed dinner in Austin prepared by Jacque Richard from Whole Foods and formally of Aquarelle.

Dinner Lab

Chief Culinary Officer Francisco Robert preparing desserts in an abandoned church.

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ometimes you can find the best meals in the most unexpected places. Be it at a hole in the wall diner, an unknown food truck, or within a stone’s throw of an industrial table saw. A newcomer to Austin's supper club landscape, Dinner Lab pushes the boundaries of the pop-up dining concept by serving under-explored cuisines in unconventional spaces. Its kickoff dinner this past May was a five-course menu of North Korean cuisine prepared by an acolyte of Chef John Besh and served at communal tables at Delta Millworks on East Fifth Street. The sawdusted industrial environment brimmed with as much character as the cuisine, which is milder and more subtle than spicier Seoul-food, and especially delicious when paired with a hearty South Korean malt beer. Although this was the group's debut in Texas, it wasn't their first rodeo. Dinner Lab was launched a year ago in New Orleans by a Teach for America alum who was having a hard time finding ethnic food amid the city's wealth of po’boys. His quest


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for a home-cooked Indian meal led to the realization that talented sous chefs often harbor culinary secrets that they can't properly explore in their journeyman positions. Part of the group's mission is to prepare up-and-coming talent for executive chef roles by battle-testing their menus in multiple markets. After Austin, the group expanded to Nashville, and plans for New York City, LA, and Atlanta are in the works. “We're driven by the story of striving to be more than one is currently,” says CEO Brian Bordainick. “We'd like to do everything we can to cut down the time it takes someone to move from a line cook to the public eye.” Despite a come-as-you-are mentality, Dinner Lab operates on a membership system in order to control access to the wildly popular events. A yearly membership ($100) grants adventurous eaters access to the calendar of biweekly Dinner Lab pop-ups. Each dinner seats roughly 75, generally sells out within minutes of being announced, and costs roughly $50, including drinks and gratuity. “It's important to keep the cost low so as not to price out the service industry people, be-

cause they're really at the heart of the concept,” Bordainick says. The result is a highly sociable, communal environment where patrons make fast friends inspired by a curiosity for foreign cuisines, the excitement of a new environment, and a bottomless supply of cocktails. Recent Austin events included a Nicaraguan dinner in the Slackerville complex behind End of an Ear, an all-dessert dinner from the Carillon pastry chef that progressed from savory to sweet, and a classically prepared tour of regional French cuisine in a wooden-floored shell of an event space at Penn Field. Much of the welcoming atmosphere is created by the informality of the spaces, but Bordainick is also quick to credit his staff. It includes a friendly full-time event planner, a guiding culinary hand who was formerly at Lenoir, and a crew of 40 parttime hospitality workers who are dedicated to their roles but don't take themselves too seriously. “We want to bring people amazing culinary experiences, but we can get off our pedestal every once in a while,” Bordainick says. d. gentile P h oto g r a p h s co u rt e s y o f di n n er l a b

Around the World

restaurant Guide TRIBEZA's guide to restaurants who take inspiration from across the globe.

Asian Asian Café

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd., Ste. 115 (512) 331 5788 Authentic Chinese cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. Bar Chi Sushi

206 Colorado St. (512) 382 5557 An upscale, fanciful sushi bar with a killer seven-day happy hour menu. Chen's Noodle house

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #127 (512) 336 8889 Don't let the small size fool you, this hidden gem provides some of the most authentic fresh noodles in Austin. Chinatown

3407 Greystone Dr. (512) 343 9307 107 W. 5th St. (512) 637 8888 Some of the best traditional Chinese food in town. Fast service in the dining room and delivery is available. The Clay Pit

1601 Guadalupe St. (512) 322 5131


Zip in for a buffet-style lunch or settle in for a long dinner of contemporary Indian cuisine. Curryosity

2209 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 574 3691 An exploration of aromatic curries across the Asian continent, from India to Thailand. Daruma Ramen

612-B East 6th St. (512) 369 3897

This downtown shop may be small, but each dish packs a delicious flavor punch. They specialize in chicken broth ramen made with eggless tapioca-based ramen noodles, and we found each dish to be light and refreshing. Dragon gate by Phoenix

3801 N. Capital of Tx Hwy. (512) 732 7278 Extensive menu filled with both Japanese offerings and Chinese favorites. East Side King

1700 E. 6th St. (512) 422 5884

Chefs Paul Qui, Moto Utsonomaya and Ek Timrek offer out-of-thisworld pan-Asian food from three trailers.

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G’raj Mahal


91 Red River St. (512) 480 2255

621 E. 7th St. (512) 275 0852

With an extensive yet cozy covered patio, G'Raj Mahal offers a surprising amount of ambiance for a food trailer.

Healthy, tasty Korean options like bulgogi and curry dishes all served up by the friendly staff.


1303 S. Congress Ave. (512) 444 8081

310 Colorado St. (512) 472 6770 A Warehouse District highlight, Delectable Peking Duck and memorable specialty cocktails. Kenichi

419 Colorado St. (512) 320 8883 Popular downtown spot for some of the best sushi in town. Kome

4917 Airport Blvd. (512) 712 5700 More than just sushi, this eatery serves up Japanese comfort food, including delicious homemade ramen. Korea house restaurant & sushi bar

2700 W. Anderson Ln., Ste. 501 (512) 458 2477

Grab a four-top and cook your own bulgogi in the middle of the table.

Lucky Robot

A futuristic dining experience on Congress, inspired by the vibrant culture and cuisine of Tokyo. Maru

4636 Burnet Rd. (512) 458 6200 Fresh and classic sushi, sashimi and bento boxes. Michi Ramen

6519 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 386 1908 Fueling the ramen craze on North Lamar, Michi Ramen serves an authentic menu of ramen bowls, from the Veggie to the Meat Lover's.

(512) 263 2801 A blend of both traditional and contemporary takes on Japanese cuisine.

1417 S. 1st St. (512) 326 1999

The locally famed Musashino is where diehard sushi lovers flock when they crave near perfection.

Tam Deli & Café

3407 Greystone Dr. (512) 795 8593


1600 E 6th St. (512) 436 9626 Chef Paul Qui's latest food endeavor producing food that is both beautiful to look at and lovely to taste. Ramen tatsu-ya

8557 Research Blvd., Ste. 126 Japanese comfort at its finest in Austin's first brick and mortar, ramencentric eatery. Satay

Enjoy robata (Japanese tapas) grilled before you, and lovely entrees of sea bass and duckling all day long.

Noodles, curry, stir fy, dumplings. Try the Miang Khum.

Mizu prime steak & sushi

3001 RR. 620 S.




9033 Research Blvd. (512) 833 8188

eggplant with garlic sauce or shrimp with lemongrass.

3202 W. Anderson Ln. (512) 467 6731

Suzi's china grill & sushi bar

7858 Shoal Creek Blvd. (512) 302 4600 Flavorful dishes like

The culinary masterminds behind one of our favorites, La Condesa, cook up Thai cuisine with a modern twist.

8222 N. Lamar Blvd. A local staple for fresh, authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Tarka indian Kitchen

5207 Brodie Ln., Ste. 120 (512) 892 2008 Delicious and aromatic curries, biryanis and naan sandwiches. Thai passion

620 Congress Ave. (512) 472 1244 Menu speaks mostly of Northeastern Thailand, moderately priced. Tomodachi Sushi

4101 W. Parmer Ln. (512) 821 9472

Innovative Japanese cuisine with spunk. Signature rolls include "Who's Your Daddy?" and "Ex-Girlfriend".

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T&S Seafood

Blue Dahlia Bistro

From the Dim Sum menu: delicate steamed shrimp dumplings, deepfried egg rolls and much more!

A cozy, French-inspired bistro serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner.


510 Neches St. (512) 473 2413

10014 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 339 8434

801 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 916 4808 James Beard Award Winner Chef Tyson Cole has created an inventive menu that puts Uchi foremost among sushi spots in Austin. Uchiko

4200 N. Lamar Blvd., #140 (512) 916 4808 The sensational sister creation of Uchi, helped by Top Chef Paul Qui. Try the bacon tataki! Whip in market & Parlour cafe

1950 S. I-35 (512) 441 5337

This funky minimartcafé keeps Austin weird with offbeat décor, copious beer and cheap, tasty food.

French Baguette et chocolat

12101 Bee Cave Rd. (512) 263 8388 Authentic French bakery and fine pastry in Austin! Delicious Nutella Crepes and Croissants.


1115 E. 11th St. (512) 542 9542

Chez Nous

Favorites include veal sweetbreads and salad Lyonnaise. Start with an assiette de charcuterie. Henri's cheese & Wine

2026 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 442 3373

standout dishes of smoked duck salad and citrus-dusted salmon.

Italian 360 Uno Trattoria & Wine Bar

3801 N. Capital of Tx Hwy. (512) 327 4448

Great espresso bar and a mostly Italian wine list complete with an outdoor patio for sipping. Asti trattoria

408 E. 43rd St. (512) 451 1218

Part charcuterie, cheese and wine shop, Henri's offers a cozy space to explore new wines or take a bottle home.

The chic, little Hyde Park trattoria offers delicious Italian cuisine, like saffron risotto with seafood.

Justine's Brasserie

The backspace

4710 E. 5th St. (512) 385 2900

507 San Jacinto Blvd. (512) 474 9899

With its French bistro fare, impressive cocktails and charming décor, Justine’s has Austin looking east. Expect a crowd, even late at night.

Exquisite pizzas hot out of the wood-fired brick oven straight from Naples and classic antipasti.


1321 S. Congress Ave. (512) 916 1315

1807 S. 1st St. (512) 215 9778 French fare with a global outlook, drawing from the cuisines of India, North Africa and more. PÉCHÉ

208 W. 4th St. (512) 492 9669 Enjoy prohibition-style cocktails at Austin's first absinthe bar, alongside

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An inviting trattoria with warm Tuscan colors. Small bar up front and cozy booths in back. East side pies

1401 Rosewood Ave. (512) 524 0933 Specialty pies with delicious flavors, from gorgonzola and roasted onions to the infamous

Guiche, with goat cheese and spinach.

bakery and espresso and gelato bar.



1610 S. Congress Ave. (512) 441 7672 Superb bistro menu with panini, salad, pasta and pizza and handmade pastries. The grove wine bar

6317 Bee Cave Rd. (512) 327 8822

Lively, popular Westlake wine bar and Italian restaurant. The wine list boasts more than 250 wines by the bottle. Gusto italian kitchen & wine bar

4800 Burnet Rd. (512) 458 1100

Hearty Italian fare with big, bold flavor. House pizzeria

5111 Airport Blvd. (512) 600 4999

This Airport Boulevard eatery is a destination for innovative, wood-fired pizzas. La Traviata

314 Congress Ave. (512) 479 8131 A long-loved Austin spot for its fine Italian fare. Perfect spaghetti carbonara. Mandola's italian Market

4700 W. Guadalupe St. (512) 419 9700 Casual Italian fare and a well-stocked gourmet grocery, alongside a deli,

11506 Century Oaks Ter., Ste. 124 (512) 339 4440 Guests enjoy modern Italian cuisine in a sleek interior at this Domain standout.

sophisticated salads, pastas, pizzas and trademark risottos. Trattoria Lisina

13308 FM 150 W. Driftwood, TX. (512) 894 3111

Olive & June

Nestled in the Mandola Estate Windery in Driftwood. Expect hearty portions of rustic Italian food.

South Italian cuisine, inspired by Chef Shawn Cirkiel's family recipes.

3600 N. Capital of Tx Hwy. (512) 328 7555

3411 Glenview Ave. (512) 467 9898

Quattro gatti ristorante

908 Congress Ave. (512) 476 3131 An array of mouthwatering Italian dishes, from four-cheese pizza to oven roasted rack of lamb. Siena ristorante toscana

6203 Capital of Tx Hwy. (512) 349 7667 Set in a Tuscan-style villa, Siena captures the essence of its namesake region. Spartan Pizza

1104 E. 6th St. (512) 484 0798

For thin-crust, New York-style aficionados, Spartan is your East Austin go-to. Taverna

258 W. 2nd St. (512) 477 1001 Taverna's menu boasts


Creative cocktails (don't miss the Whiskey Jacket), full wine list, delicious Italian fare. A Westlake favorite. Vespaio

1610 S. Congress Ave. (512) 441 6100

Daily rotating menus offer the best of the season and the freshest from Vespaio's bountiful garden and local markets. A long-time Austin favorite. Via 313 Pizza

1111-B E. 6th St. (512) 939 1927 Deep-dish, Chicagostyle pizza—perfect for a late night out. Winflo osteria

1315 W. 6th St. (512) 582 1027

Classic Italian fare made simply and with locally sourced ingredients.


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Latin American Azul Tequila

4211 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 416 9667 An exquisite variety of South Central Mexican fare, including the famous Chile Relleno en Crema. Benji's cantina

716 W 6th St. (512) 476 8226

The newest addition to the landscape of West Sixth, Benji's offers a fresh, innovative approach to Tex-Mex where seafood and Mexican influences adorn the menu. Buenos aires cafÉ

1201 E. 6th St. (512) 382 1189 13500 Galleria Cir., Ste. 120 (512) 441 9000 Argentinean specialties like meat sandwiches on baguettes, empanadas and tasty pastries. Cantina lAredo

201 W. 3rd St. (512) 542 9670

Authentic Mexican food. Try the guacamole starter, we licked the bowl clean. Chuy's

1728 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 474 4452 10520 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 836 3218


4301 William Cannon Dr. (512) 899 2489 Often a long wait for this beloved, packed cantina. The pillowy, fried flautas are the best in town. Corazon at Castle Hill

1101 W. 5th St. (512) 476 0728

Inspired by kitchens across Central Mexico. Curra's Grill

614 E. Oltorf St. (512) 444 0012

Delicious interior Mexcian food in a casual environment. El Alma

1025 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 609 8923 Chef-driven, authentic Mexican cuisine. El Chile CAFÉ Y CANTINA

1809 Manor Rd. (512) 457 9900

An intersection of Tex-Mex and interior Mexican cuisine. Many great sauces enhance delicious dishes. El chilito

2225 Manor Rd. (512) 382 3797 Little brother to El Chile, El Chilito offers a pareddown menu of made-toorder items. El meson tequileria

2038 S. Lamar Blvd.

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(512) 442 4441 Family recipes and fresh ingredients in this South Austin kitchen. El Naranjo

85 Rainey St. (512) 474 2776

Iliana de la Vega and Ernesto Torrealba, the husband and wife team behind El Naranjo, serve up authentic cuisine from Mexico's interior. El sol y La luna

600 E. 6th St. (512) 444 7770

As quintessentially Austin as it gets. Great migas and fresh juices. Fonda san miguel

2330 W. N. Loop Blvd. (512) 459 4121 For over 30 years, Austinites have flocked to Fonda San Miguel for a traditional, interior Mexican menu. A curated wine list that pairs well. Reservations recommended! Fresa's chicken al carbon

915 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 428 5077

Savor slow-grilled Peeler Farms chicken from this colorful drive-through eatery, alongside fresh salsas, salads, tortillas and homemade ice creams.


360 Nueces St. (512) 320 8226 A flavorful modern Mexican menu inspired by the kitchen of Chef Garrido's grandmother. Gloria's

3309 Esperanza Crossing, Ste. 100. (512) 833 6400 Perfect for date night at the Domain, Gloria's serves upscale Mexican cuisine and offers a spacious patio. Güero’s Taco Bar

1412 S. Congress Ave. (512) 447 7688 No frills tacos. Try the Queso Flameado with chorizo and jalapeños. La Condesa

400 W. 2nd St. (512) 499 0300

Not your usual Tex-Mex, more international interior Mexican fare. The chile relleno bursts with shredded pork and walnut cream sauce. Matt's El Rancho

2613 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 462 9333

After 55 years, this Austin classic is still going strong. Start with the Bob Armstrong Dip. Mi Madre's restaurant

2201 Manor Rd. (512) 322 9721 In a city as loyal to the breakfast taco, it's hard to name the best one—but this familyowned spot has earned the title from the Austin Chronicle. Nuevo LeÓN

Delectable cocktails, tasty tacos and appetizers, all inspired by the hip and bohemian Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City.

1501 E. 6th St. (512) 479 0097

Maudie's Cafe Five locations delivering delicious, solid Tex-Mex in a fun, laid-back family friendly atmosphere.

1306 E. 6th St. (512) 479 1306


310 Congress Ave. (512) 472 7555 10201 Jollyville Rd. (512) 345 1042

Family-run institution on the East Side with loyal following. Papi Tino’s

in a rustic home with an enchanting patio. Polvo's

2004 S. 1st St. (512) 441 5446 Between the salsa bar, patio seating, and delicious margaritas, this is one of Austin's beloved Tex-Mex icons. Rio Rita CAFÉ Y cantina

1308 E. 6th St. (512) 524 0384

A cozy coffee shop during the day and a romantic dinner spot in the evening. Santa rita tex-mex cantina

1206 W. 38th St. (512) 419 7482 5900 W. Slaughter Ln., Ste. 550 (512) 288 5100 Fresh ingredients, traditional recipes, outstanding margaritas combined with bright interiors, attentive service, and solid menu offerings. Takoba

Nestled in a converted house on East Sixth, Papi Tino’s serves up modern Mexican cuisine and an impressive selection of delicious mezcals.

1411 E. 7th St. (512) 628 4466


2015 Manor Rd. (512) 482 0300

802 Red River St. (512) 243 7874 Elegant Mexican cuisine

Bold, authentic flavors with ingredients imported from Mexico. Vivo

Fresh plates with a lighter hand.

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Real Estate Marketplace 3498 sq.ft., 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Gorgeous pool + Guest house Offered at $1.3 million New construction on .23 acres in the desirable Bouldin neighborhood. This private oasis in the heart of Downtown was built by Brodie Builders and designed by Burton Baldridge Architects. A wall of windows looks out to a private pool area from the kitchen and living room area. The downstairs master suite grants access to the secondary backyard that boasts an abundance of trees providing privacy. Second master suite is located upstairs with a balcony plus guest garage apartment with separate entrance from the main house.



2212 S.3rd.


Matt Everett

Kim Fry, Realtor | Keller Williams-Team Joe Williams 512.851.3021 |

2321 sq.ft., 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths Rooftop Deck and Bonus/Office Upstairs Offered at $835,500


New construction in the hot Bouldin neighborhood —built by Brodie Builders and designed by Burton Baldridge Architects. This is an entertainer's dream home with an alluring indoor/outdoor dining space. The master suite is downstairs with access to the second backyard space. Rooftop deck overlooking the outdoor patio.

512.736.9346 | 512.328.3939

1103 Jewell St.

Kim Fry, Realtor | Keller Williams-Team Joe Williams 512.851.3021 |

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our little secret

Cristina & Michael’s Donn’s Depot 1600 W. 5th St. (512) 478 0336


september 2013


onn’s Depot, known as “the Depot” by regulars, has quite the history. Housed in a building made of old rail cars, the Depot is a home away from home for most. My love affair with the Depot began while I was attending UT. Beers were cold, the dance floor packed, and the crowd as diverse as they come. The seniors moved to a rhythm that can only come from years of practice, the fast-talking cowboy types always asked for a dance, and the regulars enjoyed the familiar scene of Donn and his son Matt, playing onstage. One day I casually mentioned to my dad where I had been the night before, and to say I was surprised at his response would be an understatement. “You went where?”

he asked. “Donn’s Depot on Fifth Street,” I said. “Donn’s Depot? I used to hang out at Donn’s!” he replied. The love affair continued whenever I flew home to Austin from New York City, where I lived for a few years. Donn’s was always my first stop. Bartender Michelle Bebee Nabours was my first friend at Donn’s. She would always welcome me with a huge hug. I later found out she was one of my boyfriend’s good friends as well, as was Jonathon, another bartender. There was also Tammy. Tammy never writes anything down but always remembers your drink and manages to find you as you move about the Depot. Which takes me to today—enter the man you will all probably recognize, Michael Bocanegra. Known to all as “Boca, ” he seems to know absolutely everyone. So it should have come as no surprise when we went to Donn’s for the first time together that we knew the same people. So much so that a mutual friend (one we didn’t know was a mutual friend until that night) shook her head and said, “Of course—why didn’t I think of this?” Seeing us together at Donn’s made perfect sense. Donn’s played host to Michael’s surprise birthday party last year and has been the host to previous birthdays. It was also the site of our good friends Jeff and Meghan’s wedding after-party. Though already filled with memories, this place always welcomes new ones. Take cash for the cover, grab some free popcorn, and say "hi" to the gang for us. They always remember your name at the Depot. Cristina Facundo Cristina Facundo is a wardrobe stylist. Her work can be seen at Michael Bocanegra is a bartender at Bar 96 on Rainey Street. P h oto g r a p h y by a n n i e r ay

Shown: Baobab table and Tilde chairs.




115 West 8th Street Austin 512.480.0436







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