Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Skirting the issue: Rene Geneva Boutique.

My good friend Rene Geneva, an eco-fashion designer here in Austin, is having a sample sale and boutique opening party tonight to celebrate her new girly, environmentally-friendly line.  

As SXSW approaches Austin with ever-increasing momentum, I've been looking for an excuse to pick up a special something (or two) ... and I think tonight's the night!

If you live here in town and fancy the fashions, then stop by after work.  The party tonight because it begins with a sample sale, with Rene's dresses starting at $40 (normally $150 - $250), and coats at $60-$150 (normally $250 - $500).  Dang!

Also ... for soon-to-be brides.  Linda Asaf, who shares boutique space with Rene, is teaming up with her for a bridal gown raffle tonight.  To enter, raffle tickets are $10 each, and the winner gets a $5000 dress.  That's not an extra zero, I really did just type $5000. 


Boutique & Design Studio Grand Opening
René Geneva Design & Linda Asaf Design
1405 W. 6th St * Austin, Texas 
6-9pm (sample sale from 6-7)

DJ Manny
Dripping Springs Vodka Cocktails
Sandra Antoun Styling
Jose Luis Salon

Facebook event page (might see someone you know in the photo shoot pictures ... just sayin'!)

And if you don't live in Austin, you can peruse Rene's stuff here.  

Rene calls the style of her new pieces "Mad Men meets Tango," and I think that's a very apt description. 

I have to say, I'm drooling over all the layers in her new skirts!  They make me wanna go on a pant-cation for a very long time.


bsimms8907 said...

I think I asked you this already... but when are you going tonight? I was thinking about coming too!

carrie said...

this sounds so fun! do i need to RSVP to come?

Moonfreeez said...

pretty pics, amazing outfits!!

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@BSimms -- Hey girl! I'll be there right when the sample sale starts!

@Carrie -- Hey Carrie, probably not, but maybe do it to be on the safe side? Rene told me they had gotten a lot of RSVP's already.

@Moonfreeez -- Right? I looove that big, frothy first skirt.