Model Call for Upcoming Runway Show.

The Art Institute of Austin fashion students are holding a fashion show on December 12th, 2009.

The theme is Grunge to Glam, and we need models to come and show off Winter 2009 clothing from local boutiques.

We're having an open model call on November 5th, 2009, at 5pm on campus. If you're interested in modeling fun, hip, and upcoming fashion trends, please come by. Experience will help in your favor, but is not necessary.

If you have any questions please contact:
Noelle Crockett (361) 649-9358
Haley Rieger (512) 784-7237

The Art Institute of Austin is located at 101 West Louis Henna Blvd Suite 100.


Backstage at The Art Institute of Austin + AiStyle Midnight Masquerade Fashion Show.

I had a great time working The Art Institute of Austin and AiStyle fashion show! Before the show, I helped the fashion show director with various tasks. During the show, I helped dress a model into six different looks. The show was a great success, and a lot of money was raised for the Austin Settlement Home through the silent auction. It was a fantastic evening, so enjoy the photos!

Cupcakes from Be My Cupcake.
Clothing was provided by both Strut and Blue Elephant.Donna, the model I dressed for the show.

Mariana, another model.Dee, one of the dressers, fitting a mask on Cassie.
What a great mask!During the run-through.Waiting for the show to start.Go, Go, Go!


Announcing The Art Institute of Austin's First Ever Fashion Show!

Ai Style and The Art Institute of Austin are proud to annouce the Midnight Masquerade Fashion Show and Silent Auction!

Come check out all of the latest fall fashions, benefiting The Settlement Home for Children.

The Settlement Home for Children is a non-profit foster care and adoption organization in Austin, TX. Their mission is to care for and promote the healing of troubled children and their families. At The Settlement Home for Children, they believe that healing and learning take place when a child's deepest needs are met, both physically and mentally. They are dedicated to helping children who have been abused and neglected by resolving their emotional, behavioral, and familial problems and providing quality residential care. If you would like to learn more about The Settlement Home for Children, visit their website at www.settlementhome.org.

Join us for a night of fun and fabulous fall fashions featuring attire from local Austin boutique, Blue Elephant. Also, stop by the silent auction for a chance to win great prizes including;
- Guided wine tasting from vino100
- Gift card from Massage Envy
- Your choice of facial treatment from Cadiz Laser Spa
and many more!

Get your tickets now at the discounted price! Tickets sold in advance will be $3 for students and $5 general admission. They will be $5 for students and $7 general admission at the door. Contact Haley Rieger for tickets at haley.rieger@yahoo.com.

All proceeds from this event will benefit The Settlement Home for Children. This is one fabulous charity event you do not want to miss!

The Art Institute of Austin is located at 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd. Suite 100.


Whitney Eve: Made With Love, 2009 Fall Collection.

All right, so after reading comments on Lauren Conrad's LC line at Kohl's, I wanted to know what y'all thought of Whitney Port's clothing line, Whitney Eve.

Whitney Port, of MTV's The Hills fame, moved to New York City and started fresh on The City.
The show follows Ms. Port as she navigates through the Big Apple, while working at Diane Von Furstenberg and beginning her fashion line. Unfortunately, as was the case with The Hills, you don't get to see any fashion design. The show is chock-full of drama, as in the first season, Whitney competes with her coworker, Olivia, and falls in-and-out of love with her boyfriend, Jay.

The new season has begun with Ms. Port switching back to her job at People's Revolution with a new roommate and coworker, Roxy, as Olivia starts fresh at the accessory department of Elle.

Don't let the reality shows fool you--Port's background in fashion is a how-to in fashion interning: she spent three summers at W, a summer at WWD, and of course interned at Teen Vogue before becoming a fashion contributor for the magazine.

Personally, I love the look of her 2009 Fall/Holiday Collection. With spurts of fuschia balanced with silver, black, and pearl tones, it's just the right amount of color. I love the flowy tops. A little vampy, a little dressy, the line is Whitney Port, all grown-up.

The Whitney Eve Collection beats LC's, hands down. Of course, the price-point is much higher; $150-$300 is the range.

You can shop the Fall/Holiday 2009 Lookbook at Whitneyeve.com. Although Ms. Port debuted her 2010 Spring Collection at Fashion Week in New York City last month, the collection is not currently up.
Photos Courtesy of Whitneyeve.com


October Events for Wish Ut.

--10/15 at 9 PM, there will be a fashion show at Six Lounge.
Special performances by Tummy Toast and Southern Sirens.
$25 gift cards for anyone that comes.
--10/21 at 5 PM, Wish will host ENVY Magazine Happy Hour.
--10/22 at 5 PM, there will be a trunk show at Betsy's.


LC: Lauren Conrad at Kohl's.

With the new season of The Hills, Lauren Conrad's launch couldn't come at a better time.

Although she no longer appears on the show, the media is still talking about her. Lauren has been just as busy as before: along with her new line, Conrad has been on the Best Sellers List with her debut novel, LA Candy. She is currently in talks to adapt her book into a movie.

Her last clothing line, the Lauren Conrad Collection at Kitson's, became defunct after it failed to sell. Reports blamed this on LC's inability to promote the line.

I never bought anything from her previous line, as it was too simple for something so expensive.

But at Kohl's, Lauren Conrad has a lower price-point.

Everything is selling for $60 or less, and it's currently on sale.

What do you think of the line? If Conrad was going for a more casual look over exciting, she hit the mark. The clothes do look comfy, and the use of color is more subtle than extreme. However, overall, much like the People's List for Best Dressed, I find the garments to be uninspiring and rather drabby.

Perhaps because Conrad's clothing is already on-sale, Kohl's predicting the line will fare less than well. Only time will tell if Lauren Conrad's line will stick this time around.

Photos courtesy of Kohl's.
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