Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fashion Show

While we spend most of our time concentrating on weddings, engagements, and family photography, every once in a while we get to do some fun stuff, like a fashion show!

Mandy, a good friend of ours, organized a "Giving With Style" fashion show and cocktail reception on the Palm Terrace of The Belmont in downtown Austin. Winstead Attorneys sponsored the event as a part of their 'giving back to the community' initiative, and this event sponsored the Dress For Success organization that helps disadvantaged women get professional attire and job skills so they can get back into the workforce. Such a cool cause. Anyway, when Mandy asked us if we'd donate an hour or two to the cause, we jumped on it. We ended up having a great time and got some swell fashion tips from the head of personal shoppers at Nordstrom's. Here are a few:

  • Green and grey are the totally hot colors of this winter season.

  • The fashion-focus this season will be 'detail around the neck'. Draw attention to your faces, ladies.

  • High heels apparently go with everything again.

Oh, did I mention that I was the only guy there? There were a ton of women, and Liz fit right in, but I sure as heck stuck out. The best moment was when I was right down front taking photos of the directors giving intro speeches, and one of them made a huge deal about how this was a 'womens-only' event. Yeah, I blushed and moved as unsuspiciously as possible to the back :)

Despite the embarrassment of being the only dude there, I had a great time and was so glad to be able to use my skills to give back to the community. You can read more about the event here if you'd like, but here are some photos from the event...

It's kinda hard to tell what this one is, but it's a reflection of a person in a makeup (compact?) mirror that was sitting on the Nordstrom's table. I thought it was cool.

Clutches will be hot this season too apparently. Huge clutches, that is.

Sooo many clothes were donated that night! They ended up not having enough coat racks to hang everything on!

Oh, and HUGE purses with sharp metal corners are also in.

Thanks again, Mandy, for letting us help you out with the photos for this great event!


  1. Wow, you are so in-the-know about fashion. ;-) What a cool event to be a part of.

  2. It's exciting to see y'all get involved in community events. Keep up the excellent work!


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