If you haven't already heard, next week is going to be haute, haute, haute in 2ND Street District.
Austin Fashion Week, Presented by 2ND Street District, is a series of events throughout Austin August 14 through 21. Designers from across Texas will be featured in participating retail and salon locations. Austin Fashion Week designers represent the best and brightest in Texas, including established designers, up-and-comers, and those just launching their first lines.
Among the week's flagship events is the 2ND Street District Fashionable Fifth Birthday Fete Thursday, August 19, from 5 to 9:30 pm. This District-wide celebration will feature trunk shows, parties, a drawing for a 2ND Street District shopping spree and sales. It all culminates with birthday cupcakes from delish and a cocktail toast at 9 pm in the W Hotel Fashion Week lounge (next door to Eliza Page on 2ND Street).
The birthday and fashion celebration continues at Malverde, with $3 Sangria all night, and an after-party sponsored by Groupon.
Don't Miss These Featured Events at Our Birthday Fete, and Check Out 2ndstreetdistrict.com for the most recent updates:
Join us at Eliza Page for beautiful, new jewelry by store favorite and Austin designer, Shaesby! Shop the new Cypress collection in 14k, the timeless and fashionable Family Stone collection, as well as other new favorites. Beautiful models will be sporting the Brazilian clothing collection by Uvaia and Shaesby jewelry. Come early to sign up for the drawing and win one-of-a-kind Shaesby bangles. We'll have Tito's cocktails, wine, Champagne and other refreshments.
BoConcept and Deborah Main Designs will host the premier "MOD Home Event." Come for a Q&A on the latest trends in home fashion and accessories with a hands-on demo by 2009 Austin Fashion Week Best Home Accessories Designer, Deborah Main, and in-store styling advice from BoConcept's design team. Stop by for a drink of Tito's vodka, MODmix and hor d'oeuvres. Register for a drawing to win a fabulous MODern gift basket and one-of-a-kind pillow. You'll get a sneak peek of Deborah Main Designs' newest 2011 Pop Art collection.
How Do You Roll? will be at Beyond Tradition serving sushi all evening as the designer Tracy Tenpenny unveils her newest collection. And back by popular demand, Fashionista cocktails with Tito's vodka will be at the bar. So come get your healthy dose of unconventional sushi, jewelry and style.
How about a garden party? Join us at Plain Ivey Jane for treats, drinks and style, featuring Briolette jewelry. Start with complimentary eye makeup by Pilar, and satisfy your sweet tooth with goodies from SugarPOP Sweet Shop. Delicious cocktails will be provided by Tito's vodka & Waialua Soda. Plus the artwork of Austin artist Coren Baines will be on display.
Girl Next Door is featuring designer Micha Yancy and her Bon Bon collection. It's a party in typical Girl Next Door style, with music, drinks, food, confections and fashion.
Peyton's Place, Jen Shoemaker and Bandita Couture will transform Peyton's Place into a swanky lounge on a Moroccan night, full of ambiance, color, fashion, shopping, cocktails, Henna tattoo art, hookahs, candles, yummy appetizers, dancers and live music.
Join Estilo for a fashionable night of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live DJ and special showcase of local jewelry designer Ax + Apple. Stop by to shop summer and pre-fall items at the 2009 Austin Fashion Week Best Boutique.
Eco-friendly table linen designers Studio 3 and Finch bring you hip modern textiles. Stop by for drinks and appetizers, plus entertainment from MenRG and a performance by What's Tappening. Finch will also offer an in-store specials during the event with 15 percent off store-wide.
gallery D and Cynthia Bloom Jewelry will host a decadent evening of shopping, wine and sweet treats.
St. Bernard Sports is celebrating with a birthday fiesta of food, drinks and piñatas.
It’s also Poochinis & Pet-icures at Lofty Dog. Grab some friends and pooches for Poochinis & Pet-icures, from 6 to 8 pm. Enjoy a complimentary Poochini martini from Tito’s vodka and nail clipping for your best friend from Dirty Dog.
Grab your girlfriends and come down to Cru, where we're celebrating our birthday PLUS women and Champagne with complimentary Champagne tasting and 50 percent off all Champagne by the bottle.
Irony Labs and Vanity Rocks Network also will be hosting the after party following our Fashionably Fifth Birthday Fete cupcakes and toast. This is the official launch event for both companies and cocktails will be provided by Irony Labs, which will be introducing the worlds first Functional Mixers. Be part of this exciting moment by registering at either vanityrocksnetwork.com or ironylabs.com.