Style Speaks was a great day for fashion in Austin. All the women in attendance looked beautiful in their most stylish outfits while enjoying incredible speakers, delicious food, awesome shopping and most important, an entertaining fashion show with stunning pieces brought to us by three Austin brands- s.t.e.f., W by Worth, Capra and Cavelli and UAL.
s.t.e.f. had a pop-up shop with multiple pieces and also opened and closed the show with nine different looks. s.t.e.f. is a sustainable women’s clothing line designed and created in Austin, TX. They pride themselves on creating quality pieces that are designed to last using organic cotton and hemp blend fabrics. From my personal opinion, s.t.e.f. should be the brand that everyone gravitates towards. I love their use of natural fabrics and recycled materials and the quality of their pieces. I also love that their pieces aren’t too expensive. You may think that $200 for a cotton dress is a little pricey but when you’re paying that, you’re paying for a dress that is fitted perfectly to you that will last for years to come. The designer, Stephanie, prides herself on creating a line that is sustainable and also producing clothing that makes women feel beautiful and has a positive impact on her community.” She launched s.t.e.f. in Austin in 2013. If only I could afford to buy everything from s.t.e.f. all at once, especially the dress that Stephanie wore yesterday.
W by Worth also had a pop up shop and had 6 looks in the show. Worth is a New York City based company founded in 1991. They don’t sell their clothing in a store like most brands; you can shop online or in person with one-on-one appointments with a professional sales associate. They aim to provide personalized luxury experience for every woman that shops with them and remain dedicated to strong women of purpose, passion and style. I love the intimacy they offer while shopping because I know many women are like me and hate shopping with crowds.
Capra and Cavelli had six incredible looks in the show and also gave out gift cards to everyone in attendance. Capra and Cavelli has been around for over 19 years and has established a national reputation as the distinguished source of exceptional clothing for men and women. The women’s shop is located downtown in the Hilton Lobby and is the newer of the two locations. The women’s location emphasizes Austin casual dress and local designed jewelry. One of my personal favorite brands they carry is Tess. The men’s location is the original location and has been recognized by Esquire Magazine as one of the top 100 clothing stores in America. They even have an in-house tailor to make sure your purchases have an exceptional fit. I have to say I can’t wait to visit both locations to do some shopping for my boyfriend and I.
UAL was a personal favorite of mine because I got to help dress the girls wearing their clothing. UAL unfortunately did not have a shop but they did have six gorgeous looks on the runway. UAL, or United Apparel Liquidators, was founded by a husband and wife team in 1980 in Mississippi. Since then it has grown into a recognizable name and now has five retail stores in four states including the one in Austin along with an online store. They were built on the concept of obtaining high-fashion brands at affordable pricing. You can find incredible pieces from 70-90% off retail prices. I fell in love with all the pieces they had and almost had a heart attack when I saw how much they were. I’ll be stopping by there in the near future.
Every look in the show was a perfect representation of what to wear for this fall/winter season and I hope everyone that went to this event and reading this posts checks out all four of these incredible companies.
To top off the amazing show...
My dream came true at the end of the fashion show. I actually got to walk down a runway! I couldn't have been more excited!
Thank you to s.t.e.f.'s instagram and Asya for the great pictures!