Fashion

Anthro-lovers: See What’s Cooking for Fall

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Warning: you are about to be utterly charmed as you step into a backstage scope of Anthropologie’s fall creations, specifically the fabrics and prints. Since all of us “anthro” shoppers respond emotionally to the clothes, it’s best to take heed. Watch and see the magic behind the seams.

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Backpacks: Not Just for School-Goers

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School is officially back in business, so back packs are naturally on the radar. Good news: these bags are an extreme fashion statement this season, and they are not just for those bookworm students. These accessories provide a cool edge for the jet-setter, the young mom, and the business woman. Really, they fly for every personality considering the diverse selection on the market. So whether you are a minimalist by nature or a bright-colored kind of girl, this carry-all is a wardrobe essential.

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Ecote Baja Blanket Backpack, $40; Ecote Baja Blanket Messenger Backpack, $69; Ashley Watson Belmont Backpack , $458; Yorika Hilltribe Backpack, 149.95; Roxy Traveler Rucksack Bag, $62; Kimchi Blue Printed Backpack, $49

If You’re Gonna Splurge, Splurge on This!

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It’s leather. It’s travel friendly. Those awesome zipper accents allow for expansion (cool!). It’s the Furla Amazzone Hobo, the perfect fall bag. The name alone make you feel like you are on an adventure. You can buy it here.

Austin Fashion Week 2011 Kicks Off!

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On Saturday, the city of Austin was ready to officially kick off Austin Fashion Week 2011 at the Speed and Glory Event presented by Lincoln. Walking in on a red carpet, excitement hit me wondering what they had in store for us throughout the evening. Appetizers were served and drinks were poured, courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Corzo Tequila, Rebecca Creek Whiskey, Vitamin Water Zero and more.

The showroom began to fill up in time for the runway shows by Harley Davidson and Betsey Johnson. Taking my seat, I anticipated the Betsey Johnson Collection. Edgy fun with a girlie girl feel, the collection was something I could not take my eyes off of. The night continued with a performance by an 80’s cover band, LC Rocks. Austin Fashion Week is off to a fantastic start; I’m looking forward to the events to come throughout the week. Take a peek at the schedule here. There are many showcase events that are open to the public and some are free!

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Give your Outfit a Punch: The Key Component

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The quickest way to give a neutral outfit some spunk is with a pair of barbaric heels. Click through our list of favorites, and add some positive risk into your lifestyle!

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Charlotte Olympia Leopard Print Platform Pump, $905 at Bergdorf; Sergio Rossi Suede Swirl Pump, $895 at Neiman Marcus; Mui Mui Velvet Bow Boot, $750 at Barneys; Sam Edelman Lorissa Pump, $199.95 at Solestruck; Steve Madden Fierse, $169.95 at Steve Madden; Jessica Simpson Vadio, $98 at Macy’s;

Flat “Espadrilles”: A Lasting Trend

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Flat espadrilles continue to reign in the shoe world. They come in a variety of solid colors, unique patterns and even glittery translations. Finding them in neutrals and pastels as well as rich jewel shades makes them appealing to all. Some of our favorites are by TOMS, Madewell and Soludos. Don’t be hesitant to have more than one pair; the trend is not dissolving anytime soon.

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Ropey Soles Simple Espadrilles, Madewell, $48; Dali Pink, Soludos, $26; Red Canvas Classic, TOMS,  $44; Dali Black, Soludos, $26; Navy Canvas Classic, TOMS, $44

 

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