About Micah Yancey Rust
Micah Yancey Rust, nominee for Best Designer: People’s Choice in the 2010 Austin Fashion Awards, is one of Austin’s most innovative and young jewelry designers and creator of Bon Bon by Micah Yancey. Micah will preview her collection of jewelry which includes semi-precious stones carefully chosen by Micah and unique vintage items. Combining her passions for art and fashion, Micah successfully creates a palate of originality. Many of the stones in this line look good enough to eat, which explains Micah’s inspiration for the name, BonBon, meaning “candy” in French. The collection, retailing from $38–$256, includes “confectionery”
About Cahoots Handbags
The Cahoots Handbags line originated in 2003 when Texas artist Paige Davidson and her mother Marsha Davidson began making bags from vintage textiles such as 1950s frieze upholsteries and 1960s English draperies and vintage buttons. Cahoots Handbags welcomes custom orders from heirloom textiles such as your grandmother's wedding dress or grandfather's WWII US Army uniform. Not just your average handbag, these handmade designs are originals and add volumes to an already overflowing industry of fashion. The Cahoots Handbags line was given to Oscar nominees in their goodie bags at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Red Carpet Style Lounge and to attendees at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Nowhere in the world of handbags will you find such creativity that makes such a bold statement. The line can be explored at www.cahootshandbags.com
About Catherine Nicole
Hailed by Women’s Wear Daily as an emerging designer to look out for and voted “Best Designer by People’s Choice” at the 2009 Austin Fashion Awards, Catherine Nicole is a local jewelry designer whose collections are inspired by her many travels abroad and fueled by her constant craving to create. Made for everyday ornamentation, each Catherine Nicole style exudes an effortless, timeless and bold statement of femininity. Her pieces are responsibly cast with recycled metals, hand fabricated in sterling silver, 14 karat gold fill or vermeil, and feature brilliant, multi-faceted crystals and gemstones. Additionally, each stone and style has been selected with special consideration to the interplay of light and movement. The collection was met with immediate praise and attention from both the national buying community and media.
Now, based out of her green studio in Austin, Texas, Catherine is merging her love of design with environmental and social responsibility. Her Chicks Against Child Brides program gives $5 from every purchase to support her joint efforts with BRAC to prevent young girls from becoming child brides. Catherine is also incorporating a greater variety of non-precious metals into her designs and avoiding the use of non-renewable materials. The line can be found at www.catherinenicole.com
81POPPIES designer, Michelle Weisman, launched 81 Poppies in Austin in May of 2010. The name comes from her birth year, 1981, and one of her favorite flowers that also happens to grow wild in Texas. The 81Poppies brand personifies modern, feminine, cool and sexy women from around the globe. The collection is a study in contrast, that juxtaposes feminine details and vintage-inspired prints with classic menswear inspired pieces. With her meticulous eye for detail and love for color and pattern, Michelle is dedicated to making clothes that stand the test of time and that make women feel confident about themselves. The line can be found at www.81poppies.com
About Kitsch Trading Co.
As the founder of Kitsch Trading Co., local wardrobe stylist Sandra Antoun seeks to provide an opportunity to recreate people’s closets with their own items, bringing forth attires that match the upcoming fashion seasons. Furthermore, she ventures to offer the voguish-at-heart--
The sample sale will be going on from 11am until 7pm on August 11th with 40-70% off items. Come out, shop and enjoy sweet treats by Delish and Ruffino Prosecco.
To learn more about this event, contact Michelle Weisman at m.g.weisman@
For media inquiries, contact Michele Utt at mkeventsaustin@
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