OK. So a few years ago, there was this petite, brunette girl who used to frequent Quacks, and I used to check her out shamelessly. She donned the wackiest, most wonderful outfits. If memory serves, one of them included tinsel - as in, the stuff you put on your Christmas tree - and I used to stare at her and try to mentally memorize what she was wearing. (God, I do a lot of stalking at Quacks.)
Anyway, I'm pretty sure she is "Elfgirl," one half of the super cool duo behind Team Fabrication. And this Saturday, they are putting on a fashion show at Mohawk, which will also be a concert and dance party! Check it, y'all: 'Til We're Blue or Destroy, whom my friend Kullen used to play with (are you still playing with them, Kullen?), The Laughing, Staying Gold DJ's, and more.
But! The most exciting thing going on is an Awards Show for Austin's Most Fashionable 2008. To vote, just copy/paste and send yours into firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's who I want to win!!!
Austin's Most Fashionable 2008
My favorite Rare story partner, wedding photographer, and buddy Cory Ryan is the bassist in this band. Look how cute they are! Fashionable and coordinating.
Yvonne (Octopus Project)
Audrie San Miguel
I'm a little bit biased, obviously, but - are you LOOKING at this picture. I don't even know how you capture a hula hoop in mid-air on film like that. Wha? What th-huh? Cory, how did you do that!
Michael Thad Carter
Beauty Bar **This category is HARD. If I were being honest, I'd probably go with The Peacock...but my heart says Beauty Bar. There, people (mostly) dress to the nines and shake it. Is extra credit.
Feathers**Boots, jewelry, a nutty '20s-themed costume I fashioned for myself once - Feathers has never let me down. I think it's funny that 3 of the most fashionable boutiques - Feathers, Prototype, and Parts and Labor - are within walking distance of each other! Quite a flashy little block there, South Congress.
Bows + Arrows
Parts and Labor
Sean O'Neil **My editor at The Onion. Sexy as all get-out.
Jennifer Perkins **Those Perkins girls are so damn talented. Jennifer is everywhere! She is the mistress behind Naughty Secretary Club, and was also one of the first gals to legitimize colored plastic in the accessory world. I heart very much.
Amber 10/SIX (No Link)
Jen Martinnen (No Link)
Fabrication**Sure! Why not.
Tribeza Fashion Show
Treasure City Fashion Show
Buffy @ Vain**Yes!!!!! The woman I trust to take me from blonde to brunette back to blonde to RED. Where to next, Buffy? Pink? Green? I'd follow Buffy into any unchartered hair color territory. And not only do her color creations always look amazing, she's fun to talk to while you're sitting there letting your head cook.
Naomi Vigil @ Shag
Chenoh Yepa @ Pink
Austin Style Watch**Rachel Youens was one of the first local bloggers I started reading. I still rely on her coverage, and she was also one of the first to spearhead the "street fashion" blog trend. Hats off, Austin Style Watch.
Naughty Secretary Club
Fitting Out (No Link)