Salutations, fashion fiends,
On this breezy yet sunny Texan afternoon, I have a riddle for you: What do Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller, Neiman Marcus and StyleCaster have in common? Throwing a chimerical party celebrating South by Southwest, Austin fashion and collaborative conquests, of course!
At the moment, I’m recovering from a spectacular festivity thrown by CUSP by Neiman Marcus and StyleCaster last night. Cocktails, canapés with southern tang (think barbeque sliders, fried macaroni and cheese and yummy grilled cheese sandwiches) and Leandra Medine (gasp!) of The Man Repeller cozied into one venue for a memorable night.
That’s the best aspect of the 2-week long technology, film and music festival held in our little capital each year. Suddenly, downtown’s streets begin mirroring those of New York or LA. Hundreds of individuals boasting spectacular personal styles and big ideas all come together in a small area. Simply walking through the crowds satisfies the wandering soul, with or without a SXSW badge promising entry to the most respected expos and after-parties.
I had to think of putting an ensemble together that would likely leave some sort of impression on other attendees…so, of course, I donned on my ever so reliably “edgy” studded leather jacket. I thought I looked at least somewhat studly (;
After eating, sipping and conversating, there she was…one fashion blogger with celebrity status I gain inspiration from: Leandra Medine. Eventually, I garnered enough confidence to approach the self-proclaimed “man repeller” with a friend of mine, Batli, to chat a bit and take a photo without fan-girling too much. I must admit, she had some serious dance moves…some even better than my own!
Because food and decor cannot talk, taking photos of the well-groomed interior at Wanderlust Live proved much simpler. As such, I have several more photos of inanimate objects than people…Who knew a yoga studio could transform into such a perfect place for a fashion soiree? After all the food and drinks, I might have to visit the venue after SXSW to snap back into shape!
My photos may have turned out blurry and slightly indecipherable, but one thing’s for sure: Leandra sure can dance, and CUSP by Neiman Marcus and StyleCaster throw impressive gatherings. Here’s to more SXSW fashion parties and yes, complimentary food and beverages.
17 thoughts on “A Fashion Soiree with The Man Repeller and More”
What fun! I do think that the studs make you look studly, though. What a fun pun! Really, though, I liked the look. I think the one draping chain added just that right touch.
I’m glad you liked the pun – I thought it would be a bit corny…you never know! haha and thanks, I liked the chain choice as well (:
I`m always a fan of puns, the cornier the cleverer. (: I hope you did, it would be sad if you didn`t like what you wore!
Hola Hola!! Love your black jacket :)
Like always amazing style!!
Thanks for the compliment!
What an amazing event!!!
We looooove the Man Repeller!!!!!! xxx
It was fantastic, if you were there you would’ve loved it! Leandra was great!
Lucky you! And what a bom jacket!
It’ll be a night to remember! Thanks for the compliment and stopping by, Jocellyn!
Oh my gosh – you all look fabulous! And that event sounds like so much fun. I absolutely adore SXSW – so sad to not be there – do enjoy!!
Thanks, girl! There’s still a few days left of SXSW!
you’re so lucky, I love Leandra!! I can imagine those dance moves!!
Haha they were pretty epic! Thanks for stopping by (:
Your jacket is so cool! Love it!
Thanks so much!
Food (incl. peanut butter and caramel popcorn!!!!) and fashion? And a bit of music? Looks like a fab evening.
It was quite the evening! I wish SXSW lasted all year long…