Home on the Range: a look at Montana style.

Locations: Bigfork, Kalispell, Polson, and Woods Bay.

June 19th-29th, 2009.

Last month, I went to my hometown of Bigfork, Montana, for my mother's funeral. Over the trip, I saw a lot of friends and family who agreed to let me take their photos. I even helped stylize my father for his gun show (we went with white shoes, but unfortunately only the black shoes are shown).Over all, despite the sad circumstances, I had a pleasant time while in Montana. The weather was the biggest change, as I have grown accustomed to Texas heat; it was a mere 55 degrees when I landed in Montana!

Clothing in Montana, for one thing, is mostly laidback: a lot of jeans, t-shirts, and, in the summertime, flip-flops. Young people hardly dress up unless they are going to a fancy restaurant. I noticed a lot of brand-name t-shirts (Billabong, Vans, etc.) and college-attire. Because the weather was still a bit chilly, people were still wearing sweaters and jackets as well.


Austin's First Fashion Week.

Monday, July 13th, kicked off the first-ever Austin Fashion Week. Celebrating fashion-forward Austinites, events include trunk shows, how-tos, the Feathers Blog launch, a silent auction fundraiser, and many more gatherings throughout the week.

Participants include local boutiques, designers, hair stylists, makeup artists, models, photographers, and salons.

Austin Fashion Week leads up to the big finale--the Austin Fashion Awards at the Longs Center! Six UT Fashion Design School students will be showing their creations, along with Project Runway Season 3's Kayne. Octopus Project is also going to perform. You can check out the calendar here.

This week marks back-to-school for me, and also I am utterly broke from visiting my family in Montana. I hope to be able to catch an event or two this week between my busy school-and-work schedule!
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