|Crowned Bird's Priscilla Barroso accepting her "Golden Boot" Award.|
Written By: Heather Petrey
It wasn’t until my recent attendance, along with fellow fashionista and the brains behind The Stylist Handbook- Devon de la Poer at the 2013 Austin Fashion Awards that it dawned on me… I’m really digging the golden boots. Not just because they are handed out to lucky individuals in the Austin fashion crowd for their fashionable achievements, but they look ahem, fashionable! I would pair them with a pair of skinnies, a skirt or vintage dress. Possible Texas trend starting here...
All analogies aside, the ceremony took place at the Austin Music Hall and was hosted by Sandy McIlree from the JB Sandy Morning Show on Mix 94.7. The event featured The Golden Boot Awards, with headlining fashion shows entertaining us throughout the ceremony. There was also an intermission where guests could shop the pop-up shops by such vendors as Raven and Lilly and Goorin Bros. hats, check out Facecake- who’s concept ‘Swival’ allows users to be able to virtually try on clothing and accessories in real-time; and get have some fun in the photo booth. The host was witty and kept the audience entertained throughout the show, while also excusing himself during intermission to quickly have a tie made by Ross Bennett.
|"Vintage Deity" Designer Sarah Eileen|
Huge congratulations should be in order for the following winners:
~ Stephen Macmillan Moser
~ Kendra Scott
~ Cheryl Conley Bemis (Fashionably Austin)
~ Lance Avery Morgan (The Society Diaries)
~ Rochelle Rae
2013 RISING STARS:
~ Isabella Rose Taylor
~ Daniel Esquivel
~ Jennifer Martinson
~ Sandra Antoun
~ Priscilla Barroso
2013 Mash-Up Team Winners:
~ Best Mash Up Team (Critic’s Choice): EON
~ Best Hair & Makeup Team (People’s Choice): The Innovators
~ Best Mash Up Team (People’s Choice): Vintage Deity
There were five runway shows that evening. The first show offered looks from forty mash-up teams (meaning a team of at least a Photographer, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Apparel Designer and Model- who then had to put together a concept for one amazing image). Then the last four involved four of Austin’s most distinguished designers: Kendra Scott, Boudoir Queen, Gail Chovan and Stephen Moser.
It was a great show and turn-out. Again, huge congratulations to all the winners!
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|Heather Petrey of LA Fashion Snob|
|Devon de la Poer|
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