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Fashion X Austin and Bernina Present BLANC

M.V.C.C. Austin

‘Tis the season to shop. With the spirit of the holidays among us, Fashion X Austin and Bernina presented BLANC, an event filled with stunning fashion presentations and pop-up shops to kick-off an early holiday shopping experience. With delicately hung lights that sparkled like stars, Fair Market was transformed into an intimate showroom of Texas-based designers, boutiques, and artisans.  Fashion presentations included Mysterious by NPN, Rare Trends, Wildflowers Boutique, Adrenne Yunger, and more. Between showcases, guests were invited to browse collections and sample unique products. The event closed with the crowning of the Bernina Blanc Design Challenge winner. Challenge hopefuls were asked to design a look that was primarily white inspired by the Swiss Alps. The fan vote winner went to the talented Venny Etienne for his regal two piece ensemble with geometric cutouts. The grand prize winner went to designer-on-the-rise Neil Marek for his beautifully matched crop-top and pants combo decked with a refined vest that draped to the floor. The entire evening celebrated local designers and inspired our winter wardrobes.

Special thanks to my photographer of the night, Myke B. The Label.

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PHYSIQUE Austin Ticket Giveaway

PHYSIQUE benefiting Stiletto Stampede

Here’s your chance to win two tickets to the PHYSIQUE Austin expo on Sun., Nov. 22. To enter, simply tell me your favorite workout in the comment section below or on my social media channels. Whether it’s hiking the Greenbelt or an early morning Yoga session at Black Swan, I want to hear what you enjoy doing to stay healthy and happy.

The winner will be randomly selected and announced at 6 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 13. A Sunday Funday of wellness, beauty, and fashion await. Best of luck!

UPDATE: The winner is Lacy who posted her favorite workout on IG. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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Happy 1 Year Austin!

1 Year in Austin

I did it. I’ve officially lived in Austin for 1 year.  My move from Houston was a courageous decision for me. I moved away from my cushion of comfort – family, friends, and the feeling of security that seemingly tucked me in at night – to the unknown. I realized the comfort I coveted was the one thing holding me back from growing into the woman I wanted to be.

Living in a new city forced me to learn new roads, meet new people, and establish my new place in the world. From late nights with Brazilian acoustic jam sessions, to tranquil hikes on the Greenbelt with loved ones, I learned to cherish the moments that make me smile, and more importantly, give thanks for them.

I’m grateful for my friendships, both old and new. The amazing Austinites I’ve met have welcomed me into their Austin families and framed my life here. I wouldn’t have made it through this year without you.

Lastly, I’ve learned to embrace the taco and I proudly admit I’ve enjoyed at least one taco every week I’ve lived here. But a broader lesson here is I learned to embrace my ATX surroundings, traditions, and life-loving lifestyle. Austin has a reputation for being “weird,” but I’ve come to realize is that Austin is really a city that embraces individuality unapologetically. And that’s exactly what I was searching for.