Entries Tagged as 'Austin'

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

New pop-up shop for August: FASHION LOVES COLOR

  Things have been quiet around here… because I’ve been prepping for a new pop-up shop! These colorful beauties and more will be available this August in my online store, plus I’ll be sharing it in person in Austin at MOSS on the 3rd and in San Francisco at Rare Device on the 17th & [...]

Sunday, March 17th, 2013


Released specially for SXSW in Austin this week, the beautiful home boutique Spartan teamed up with Alyson Fox for a limited edition Spartan + Fox Baggu bag. Three things I love, together in one! This news got me on Alyson’s new website, which shows off her amazing body of work. When you have a minute, be [...]

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Austin shopping: A browse around Spartan

Top to bottom: 1. Miscellaneous gold-toothed skulls, jewelry and wood vases + Recycled glassware and Fog Linen pieces. 2. Wood vases on a handpainted shelf — such amazing merchandising + Japanese ceramics and super-affordable Fog Linen trays. 3. Lockets by Tres Petits Points + Root bowls and burl wood serving boards. 4. Dishware illustrated by [...]

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

What a week!

I just posted on the Storenvy blog about the eight days Jon and I spent in Austin last week, from SXSW Interactive through Music — what a time! Highlights included TxSCC, Danny DeVito, Austin shopping, Austin food and Bon Iver with his shirt off. Select snapshots coming soon. And if I met you last week for [...]

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Now appearing in Standard Magazine

Remember Standard Magazine, which launched in September? It’s an online-only shelter mag that features exclusively eco-friendly goods, but it doesn’t mention eco qualities because they shouldn’t be out-of-the-ordinary — they should be standard. (Just in case you needed a refresher!) Kelly asked me to contribute to the current issue by curating the “On the Boards” [...]

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

AG Jeans, saving water & energy with Ozone Technology

Earlier this year I bought the best-fitting pair of jeans I’ve ever owned: “The Legging” by AG Jeans. They are a perfect summer-weight denim with a sheen and a hint of stretch (though not the super-stretchy denim that the term “jegging” might conjure up). All stitching is dark, the same color as the denim. One night [...]

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

New necklaces from Alyson Fox

New additions to Alyson Fox’s A Small Collection! I got to see a handful of Alyson’s new necklace designs at her Spartan trunk show in May and am glad to see many of them available online now. They’re a steal at only $30 a piece. But the best part? That the colored beads are those [...]

Monday, June 14th, 2010

T by Alexander Wang’s V Cut Bra: The ultimate summer layering piece

Earlier this summer while browsing the racks at Buy Definition with Grechen, I saw several underwear styles in the T by Alexander Wang line and thought, “Huh?” I didn’t understand them, but I didn’t think too much about them, either. But since then I’ve seen Esti Choi, the adorable and discerning owner of Buy Definition, [...]

Friday, May 28th, 2010


CLAREVIVIER La Tropezienne, eco tanned Italian leather, $320 CLAREVIVIER Messenger Tote, Nubuck leather with detachable leashed clutch, $345 CLAREVIVIER Remake Clutch 11.5″ x 11.5″, remnant leather, $149 The design goals behind CLAREVIVIER, designed by former French journalist Clare Guerrero Vivier, are described as “timeless style over trend, quality over hype, and progression over abstraction” — [...]

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Video: The Best of Renegade Craft Fair Austin 2010

Out of the 200+ designers camped out at Palmer Events Center for Austin’s first-ever Renegade Craft Fair, these seven grabbed my attention for their amazing designs and inspiring backstories. Big thanks to Lilian Asterfield Upcycled Vintage Neckties, Ryan Berkley Illustration, Leah Duncan Illustration, Design & Textiles, Jenny N. Design Handmade Leather Bags, Letterpress Delicacies, Nous [...]

Monday, May 17th, 2010


I spent my entire day yesterday at Renegade Craft Fair Austin — what a perfect Sunday! I got many of my favorite artists on video, which I’ll be sharing with you soon, but for now here’s a look at one of my favorite items from the entire day: VERAMEAT’s Got Heart ring. It’s available in brass [...]

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair Austin, May 15-16

Renegade Austin is this weekend! There are a handful of Austin vendors I’d definitely like to meet and a few Kansas City artists I’ll be sure to say hi to, plus I’ll be spreading the word about Storenvy’s free online stores, not to mention that I’m hoping to put together a video of highlights to share [...]

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

We got our cards sent off this week — the top one by Hammerpress, for Jon’s mom, and the bottom one by Dutch Door Press, for my mom. I got both at Spartan here in Austin. Happy day to all the moms out there!

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Alyson Fox at Spartan tonight

Austin is officially winning me over, and fast. Tonight I’ll be heading to Spartan, where Alyson Fox will be showing off limited editions of her work from 6-9. Yes, Alyson Fox, of Mociun collaborations and A Small Collection, plus countless features in design media like Domino, NYLON, Design*Sponge, Daily Candy and more. The Spartan folks sound pretty fantastic, [...]

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Eco-friendly fabric focus at UT’s High Voltage fashion show

Though I wasn’t able to be at Thursday night’s High Voltage student fashion show in person, I was able to watch it via Fashionably Austin’s webcast. The designs and overall show production looked extremely impressive, and I read in advance that the 32 students’ 128 looks would place an emphasis on “eco-friendly fabric and technology-smart garments.” In [...]

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

High Voltage in Austin

Thank goodness for fellow bloggers! Thanks to Indiana of AdordedAustin.com and Tran of tranish.blogspot.com, I made plans for tonight to go to what Indiana calls ”one of the most anticipated fashion events in all of Austin,” the University of Texas’ textiles and apparel division’s year-end fashion show. HOWEVER, my brother and his wife just let me [...]