By Lance Avery Morgan
As New York Fashion Week is a buzz with the swooshing down the runways and the champagne flowing backstage after each collection shows these days, we love the spirit of what's being shown by some of our designers who know a thing or two about what makes a woman feel beautiful.
Here, our Editor In Chief and Creative Director Lance Avery Morgan has chosen a few of his favorite looks as we look ahead to inspire what you’ll be wearing – and where – for Fall/Winter 2018... and it will all be with a nod to the 80s.
(Photos courtesy of each designer)more
By Rob GIardinelli Photos courtesy of Miguel Angel (HRC) and Brandi Nellis (Dell)
We all know Austin is a very diverse, charitable and social city with lots to do. Recently, the city had the good fortune of having not one, but two must- attend galas on the same night. We were lucky to be along for the ride for two great, annual galas: Dell Children's Medical Center and HRC Austin. Each of neared or exceeded a thousand attendees with both having a mix of new and familiar faces. Want to know who was seen on the scene? Here’s a look...
FIRST STOP: Dell Children's Medical Center annual gala
WHERE: Austin Convention...more
By Lance Avery Morgan Image courtesy of The Rise School Austin
We love that The Rise School of Austin will host its 11th annual premier fashion luncheon, Heart & Soul, on Friday, February 9, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin.
Heart & Soul features a one-of-a-kind silent auction with an array of vintage and designer handbags along with high-end jewelry. Guests will be treated to a very special fashion show featuring current and alumni Rise students.
Please consider joining this annual tradition because in addition to a unique silent auction and heartwarming fashion show, you will be...more
By Lance Avery Morgan Photography courtesy of School of Rock Tour
We love that BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center presents School of Rock – The Musical that will play The Hobby Center in Houston through February 4, 2018.
In Austin, Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts tickets for School of Rock – The Musical will play Bass Concert Hall February 13 - 18, 2018.
Rocking the roofs off theaters across America, the School of Rock – The Musical national tour stars Rob Colletti as Dewey, Lexie Dorsett Sharp as Rosalie, Matt Bittner as Ned, Emily Borromeo as Patty, Merritt David Janes as Dewey Alternate,...more
By Jake Gaines Photography of fashion by Mysterious NPN
The Details: Friday, February 2 I 7:00 pm I 800 Congress I Tickets: $75 – $150
At the new Lone Star fashion event, you can enjoy avant-garde runway collections from three of the best of the BEST, by invitation only, Texas-based fashion designers. Each city is represented on the runway and through our hosts for the evening at it’s all the brainchild of Fashion X brand creator Matt Swinney.
If you’re a native Texan or you just got here as fast as you could,...more
By Rob Giardinelli Photos courtesy of HRC Austin
Did you know Austin’s winter/spring social season kicks off in earnest this weekend? We are fortunate to live in such a diverse city...one that welcomes and respects the talents of anyone who is willing to contribute to the fabric of a unique city whose energy attracts over 100 new residents on a daily basis.
The Human Rights Campaign gala is one such event that embodies all the things we hold dear about Austin: inclusiveness and the realization that diversity makes our community stronger.
This Saturday January 27th, over 700 of Austin’s social, style and cultural trailblazers...more
By Lance Avery Morgan Photography courtesy of Focus Features
It might be the most gorgeous movie of this century...about the last century. Phantom Thread is getting all the award show buzz because it’s a movie for the ages, set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.
It’s one of those films that if there was no volume, the cinematic masterpiece element would suffice. The lush score is...more
By Lance Avery Morgan Photography by Jeremy Daniel
For children and children at heart, there’s a new show coming to town that’s for you, thanks to Lexus Broadway In Austin. Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time.
It’s directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James...more
By Lance Avery Morgan Photography by Lance Avery Morgan
Back in our dad’s day of the high-flying 80s in Texas, the epicenter of the world of primetime soap hero J.R. Ewing was Dallas. And where was his favorite haunt? It was Hotel Crescent Court (former Rosewood Crescent) in Uptown Dallas, way before Uptown became Uptown.
It’s always been a mainstay, much like the Adolphus, The Mansion and other swankiendas. But recently, we’ve rediscovered the Hotel Crescent Court, with its highly-anticipated, $30 million renovation will officially be completed as of February 2018.
We were just there and can attest to how...more
By Lance Avery Morgan Photography by Matthew Murphy
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we think that one of the most wonderful plays to uplift the human spirit is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I that will play Bass Concert Hall in Austin for a limited one-week engagement, Tuesday December 12 through Sunday December 17, 2017. We can thank Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts for this opportunity.
Directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher, it won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical. Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from...more
By Lara Shriftman Photography courtesy of Discovery Land Company
When high profile Texan professionals think about where to build a second or third, or even fourth home for summer vacations, the conversation can often turn to Cape Cod. Now, a new alternative is emerging in Hudson Valley, New York, just 90 miles north of Manhattan. In fact, Discovery Land Company is building more than 200 condos and homes priced between $1 million to more than $10 million dollars in a project that offers a new definition to country living.
We all know that the Discovery Land Company is a real estate development company specializing in the...more
By Jake Gaines
There's nothing like a podcast to discuss the issues of the day. Our very own Lance Avery Morgan was recently in Houston and stopped by the Neal & Libby podcast.
Catch up with them as Neal Hamil, Libby Cagle and Lance as they discuss what's happening these day in the latest pop cultural news and all sorts of style for miles.
To listen to the segments, visit