How to Update Your Wardrobe Without Overhauling Your Entire Closet

Fun floral prints, pops of color and luxury materials are all making appearances in footwear, accessories and ready-to-wear items this fall. Fashion lovers will have the freedom to update their wardrobe by selecting a few key pieces — without feeling the need to overhaul their entire closets.

Nichole Duck, buyer for shoe retailer Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, is sharing her list of top essentials to update outfits, ensuring they are on-trend and ready for the transition to cooler weather.

Ultra-Feminine Blouses: Women’s blouses containing classic feminine touches are fresh, fun and flirty this season, with updated features such as oversized ruffles, bell sleeves and pretty one-shouldered styles.

Try an off-the-shoulder top with a favorite pair of frayed vintage jeans and neutral over-the-knee boots. Sky-high boots are on-trend in a big way.

Navy as a Neutral: While shades of black and tan are still a much-needed staple in every woman’s closet for the fall season, other popular colors are boldly challenging the traditional neutral color palette.

Brown and navy have always been a popular color combination. To add some warmth on cool autumn days, consider a pair of camel colored boots with a slim profile to accentuate a navy pencil skirt or shirt dress.

Versatile Prints and Embellishments: A fresh flower arrangement may not first come to mind when we think of the leaves changing colors. However, this season’s apparel offerings are virtually overflowing with pretty floral patterns and designs that are so lovely and unexpected, they may inspire us all to host fabulous autumn garden parties.

Other embellishments, such as lace, embroidery and iridescent accents that sparkle and shine, even during daytime, will be evident in finishing details to enhance any outfit for a variety of occasions. Try a pair of perforated cut out booties with a stacked heel to complete the look.

Velvet Crush: Designs cut from this rich fabric will be seen in a variety of gorgeous jewel tones. The decadent material can be infused with other popular fall items, like pleated gold skirts, sheer materials and such footwear as a pair of effortlessly chic mules with a hint of sparkle.

Booties’ Big Moment: While more casual-inspired footwear is definitely still on trend, Duck says it’s time to make room in the closet for more booties, especially as they feature an endless variety in features. Think lace-up detail or perforated patterns — heel heights and toe shape.

For more ideas on how to venture into the fall season in style, visit They have styles to accommodate a range of fashionistas — from top designers and name brands.

No matter which trends fit your personal style, you can make fall fashion simple by updating your entire wardrobe with just a few new pieces for the season. (StatePoint)

Diamonds Direct, North Austin and The Domain’s Premier Jeweler Offering one of the Largest Selections of Fine Jewelry and Diamonds

Texas’ tax free holiday weekend is August 11 to 13 and why only limit yourself to purchasing clothing, backpacks and school supplies. Diamonds Direct is offering an extended tax free holiday sale to customers. From now until August 12 all sales prices on jewelry include sales tax- so what you see is what you pay.

From engagement rings and wedding bands, to colored gemstone jewelry and fashion pieces, shoppers can take full advantage of obtaining some sparkly new bling
during this special promotion.

 Tax Free Holiday Savings

August 1- August 12

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Diamonds Direct

The Domain

11104 Domain Dr

Austin, TX 78758

Diamonds Direct offers a huge selection of loose and mounted diamonds ranging in size from under a half carat to over 20 carats. Diamonds Direct also features a multitude of engagement ring mountings byAmerica’s top designers, wedding bands, pendants, earrings, bracelets, pearls, colored gemstones and fine fashion jewelry. Diamonds Direct is a socially responsible company that thinks globally and acts locally. The company ensures all diamonds are ethically sourced via the Kimberly Process and is responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for local philanthropies and cultural organizations that are critical to the communities Diamonds Direct calls home. For more information, visit

Rihanna is Mesmerizing at the L.A. Premiere of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Monday, July 17, Rihanna showed up for the L.A. premiere of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and showed out. The super star singer and actress stars in the new action flick as a shape-shifter named “Bubble,” a fitting name considering her light as cotton candy statement dress.

Rihanna’s pink ensemble consisted of a couture Giambattista Valli tulle dress, Manolo Blahnik lace-up heeled sandal, and a chic clutch.

Rihanna’s rosy-mauve make-up complemented well with the softness of her look. Her hairstyle was styled perfectly styled and was the crown jewel of head-to-toe stylish ensemble.

The girl is so Chic!  So InFluential! ALWAYS!

China I2i Group Survey Shows Dior, Prada, Gucci & Coach Are the Most Desired Brands of Chinese Millennial Global Travelers

1.2 Million Chinese Travel Shoppers Surveyed

Shanghai, China, June 14, 2017 - According to a recent survey of Chinese international travel shoppers on Wechat by the China i2i Group in Shanghai, 11,528 global Chinese travel shoppers were surveyed through i2i’s nine WeChat travel and shopping platforms in China out of the total follower base of over 1.2 million.

Dior, Prada, Gucci and Coach were ranked at the top by these Chinese travel shoppers, followed by Hermes, Chanel, Burberry, BOSS and Tiffany. LV, the top desired brand for most Chinese global shoppers over the past years was ranked 10th, indicating that many millennial Chinese shoppers crave different brands compared to what their parents preferred.

China i2i CEO, Alexander Glos, commented, “We see two big trends in global Chinese travel shopping. The rise of the millennial or as I call them in China — Singleton’s, because they are choosing to enjoy life and delaying marriage.  Second, the willingness to explore with new brands, be unique and not a follower”.

The 2017 China i2i Group WeChat Survey taps into a unique ecosystem in China. While many brands are challenged by how to find the right Chinese global shoppers, they often use their traditional European or North American marketing models in China. Regrettably, this often does not produce the right results because the overall demographics in China are not the same as abroad.

The China i2i Wechat ecosystem uses traditional print publications distributed to Chinese travelers at the point of their travel visa application as the source to find “real” travelers. More than 99% of these readers will travel. Each magazine has its own WeChat platform and the readers are invited to join.  This creates a 1.2 million travel shopper ecosystem that brands and retailers can tap to connect with valuable customers on a daily basis, like a CRM system.

Based on the survey, these travelers accounted for over $3.4 billion in annual shopping while traveling around the world, with 690,000 guests in 4 and 5-star hotels and 875,000 car rentals. 94% of those surveyed said they use their WeChat internationally while shopping and traveling.

WeChat is the largest social media platform in China with over 900 million daily users. Most use the platform between 45 and 65 times each day.

Complete survey results can be downloaded from

For More Information:

Alexander Glos
China i2i CEO
USA Tel: ++1.202.407.9222
China Tel: ++86.185.1613.2242

Mack, Jack & McConaughey Host the Soiree of the Season with a Reason

Written By William Jackson

Photography courtesy of Randy Smith.

For the past five years, thousands of guests enjoy two full days of events hosted by Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram and Academy Award®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey combine forces for a two-day fundraising event benefiting Austin nonprofits CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation, and The Rise School of Austin.

On April 20, guests filled ACL Live for the fifth annual gala, which included a red-carpet reception, VIP meet-and-greet, dinner, live auction, and stellar musical performance by award-winning country music stars Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert, who was the headliner for the gala.

Texas native Miranda Lambert is the reigning Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed the honor for seven consecutive years. Her recognitions include two Grammy Awards, 13 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, and 25 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards as well as many other accolades. Miranda released her most recent effort, a double album titled The Weight of These Wings in November 2016, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

April 21 kicked off with a golf tournament at Spanish Oaks Golf Club followed by a fashion show and luncheon hosted by Sally Brown, Amy Ingram and Camila Alves McConaughey with support from Neiman Marcus.  Guests experienced an intimate runway show featuring selections from the latest collection of iconic and leading global design talent Jason Wu.

Camila Alves McConaughey interviews Jason Wu

Camila Alves McConaughey interviews Jason Wu

The fashion event commenced with a lively VIP cocktail reception presented by Fashion Forms. Following the runway show, guests enjoyed a luncheon where hostess Camila Alves McConaughey interviewed Jason Wu on his inspiration for the collection and his impressive career.


Amy Ingram, Camila Alves McConaughey, Andra Liemandt, Jason Wu, Jenny Mason, and Sally Brown

Amy Ingram, Camila Alves McConaughey, Andra Liemandt, Jason Wu, Jenny Mason, and Sally Brown

The entire affair wrapped up back at ACL Live with a singer/songwriter showcase from Little Big Town, Kris Kristofferson, and nearly one dozen of the most important songwriters and performers of our time.

We look forward to lending our support at the 6th annual installment which is planned for April 2018.

Mack, Jack & McConaughey Fashion Show to Feature Designer Jason Wu

Neiman Marcus Returns to MJ&M as the Official Retail Partner for the Sold Out Event 

Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) announced that iconic fashion designer Jason Wu will show his latest collection at the exclusive MJ&M fashion show and luncheon at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas on April 21. The show is hosted by Sally Brown, Amy Ingram and Camila Alves McConaughey with support from Neiman Marcus.  Presenting sponsor of the MJ&M fashion show and luncheon is The Mrs. with the VIP reception and lounge presented by Fashion Forms.

“I have been a fan of Jason Wu for a long time,” said Camila Alves McConaughey. “I believe he really knows and understands how to flatter the female figure. I am thrilled to host him in Austin, and know the runway show and luncheon guests will love seeing the latest collection and hearing the personal inspiration behind it.”

Jason Wu is a leading global design talent based in New York. Through merging classic American sportswear elements with a sophisticated global attitude, he has created timeless classics with glamorous sensibility and a distinctively feminine aesthetic. Since debuting his ready-to-wear collection in 2007, Jason has been dedicated to making clothes that are beautifully crafted from the inside out. Although only 33, the precocious designer has already achieved many of his aspirations. His collection is sold globally and he dresses some of the most influential women in the world including Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Diane Kruger, Kerry Washington and Christy Turlington among many others.

“Austin and all of the women involved with MJ&M have a unique sense of style, and my designs really align with that,” said Jason Wu.  “I’m honored to show my collection in Austin, and especially to help raise funds for the children’s charities MJ&M supports.”

“We are proud to once again partner with MJ&M, and to bring Jason Wu’s collection to Austin,” said Chris Hendel, Vice President, General Manager of Neiman Marcus Austin.  “We know our guests will embrace the opportunity to shop Mr. Wu’s amazing designs.”

The fashion event starts with a VIP cocktail reception presented by Fashion Forms. Tito’s is the presenting spirits sponsor. Following the runway show, the audience is invited to a luncheon where hostess Camila Alves McConaughey will interview the designer on his inspiration for the collection and his impressive career.

The host committee for the sold-out runway show and luncheon includes: Jenny Aghamalian, Ellen Burt, Laura Craddick, Jamie Chandlee, Kelly Dodson, Katie Jaffe, Anna Hansen, Andra Liemandt, Tracey Marshall, Natalie Noble, Nicki Riley, Stacey Smith, Angela Smogur, Loren Stalcup, Wendy Topfer and Leslie Ward.

This spring marks the fifth year of the Mack, Jack & McConaughey event, which has raised over $5 million in the last four years. Every year, thousands of guests enjoy two full days of events benefitting charities working to empower kids through education, health and wellness programming.  The April 20 opening gala includes a musical performance by Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert at ACL Live. On April 21, MJ&M will continue with a golf tournament at Spanish Oaks Golf Club. Simultaneously on Friday, MJ&M will hold the fashion show and luncheon.  Friday wraps up with the incredible Jack Ingram & Friends concert presented by H-E-B at ACL Live featuring Kris Kristofferson and nearly one dozen of the most important songwriters and performers of our time. Funds raised at MJ&M 2017 will support CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, HeartGift, the just keep livin Foundation and the Rise School of Austin.

Major sponsors of this year’s MJ&M event include: Allstate, American Campus Communities, American Airlines, Fashion Forms, H-E-B, Late European, Nike, Spanish Oaks Golf Club, Target, The Mrs., Tito’s, Washington Redskins and Wild Turkey.

For more information on Jason Wu, please visit:

For more information about Mack, Jack & McConaughey, visit

About MJ&M:
Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, is a two day event filled with music, golf, fashion, and fun. Previous MJ&M gala headliners include Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley and Kacey Musgraves. The gala is followed by a jam-packed day with a golf tournament being held simultaneously with a once-in-a-lifetime fashion show that has previously featured MILLY, Badgley Mischka, Veronica Beard and Lela Rose.  The day concludes back at ACL Live for a singer-songwriter line up of talent unmatched by any other event. Jimmy Kimmel previously hosted the evening and past performers include Little Big Town, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Lyle Lovett, Bobby Pinson and dozens of the biggest names in music.

As published originally by Craddick Public Relations.

SERIES NOIR Fashion Show Leaves Audience InSpired and InTrigued

Written By Kelli Ponce, Beauty and Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine

Photography courtesy of Kelli Ponce.

Spring Fashion 2017 is upon us and kicking off the season in perfect form was the Series Noir Fashion and Trunk Show that took place this past Sunday February 19, 2017. The event was hosted by The Jose Luis Salon + Boutique in Austin, Texas at their Domain Northside location. The luxurious boutique nestled in the heart of Austin’s fashion district is quickly becoming the premier destination for high fashion signature looks. Not only do their stylists stay on the cutting edge of fashion providing the latest hair trends and make-up techniques, they keep their front-end boutique stocked with the highest quality salon and beauty products on the market today. And let’s not forget to mention the superior collection of luxury clothing and accessory designer brands that are worth the splurge.  It made perfect sense that they not only played host to the event given it’s fashionable location and ambiance, they were also the hair and makeup team responsible for orchestrating the final looks that graced the runway that evening.

Fashion Runway Models

Fashion Runway Models

The Series Noir collection, known for its luxury street-wear style and beautifully crafted designs, is best described in two words – Uncomplicated Cool. The brand debuted their fall line that featured neutral tones, understated cotton knits, distressed fitted denim and signature statement pieces that were functional and fashionable. We found the urban designs to be chic and wearable while also giving the consumer the option to bring some much needed edge to their wardrobe. Each garment was expertly constructed to bring out a fierce yet offbeat silhouette to the female form. “I believe each garment should resonate with the wearer and be singularly distinctive”, says the designer behind Series Noir. With signature pieces that are made to be mixed and matched, the stylish aesthetic plays nicely with other designer brands yet stands out from the pack. The Series Noir woman is bold, daring and unapologetically unique with a strong sense of self and style.

Fashion Runway Model

Fashion Runway Model

According to the Jose Luis Team, the clothing was the main inspiration behind the hair and make-up looks. “We wanted a true collaboration between the designer and Jose Luis Salon”, says Master Stylist Teresa Romero. To highlight the collection and bring an elevated architectural element to the Series Noir woman, the expert stylists created a fashion forward look that was bold and editorial while remaining understated as to showcase the designs.

Trendy Hairstyle Individually Selected by Each Fashion Runway Model.

Trendy Hairstyle Individually Selected by Each Fashion Runway Model.

In order to mirror the sophisticated structure and urban elements of the collection, Jose Luis’ Creative Director Theresa Przybyla created hairstyles that expressed the same form and functionality of the clothing. Elements such as the exposed metallic hairpins provided the necessary architectural feel which gave the styles a fresh unique edge. The hair looked amazing from all angles and was certainly the perfect contributing factor on the runway. It certainly had us anxious to try this look at home.

Fashion Runway Models.

Fashion Runway Models.

The make-up look, created by Master Stylist Teresa Romero, was designed to bring an editorial feel to the overall composition. A smooth skin pallet was created using an airbrush technique followed by a strong contoured cheek bone using Jose Luis’ signature make-up line. Their signature eye color in Goldfish was used to accentuate the eyes creating an urban chic design with an artistic pop. Oribe Illuminating Face Powder was lightly dusted to highlight the cheekbones and give the eyelids a sleek wet look. A Strong brow framed the understated eye while the lip remained nude with only a subtle hint of sparkle.

Jose Luis’ Creative Director Theresa Przybyla, Jose Luis Buitron, Kelli Ponce, Beauty & Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and  Jose Luis Makeup Artist.

Jose Luis’ Creative Director Theresa Przybyla, Jose Luis Buitron, Kelli Ponce, Beauty & Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and Jose Luis Makeup Artist.

Jose Luis Salon + Boutique created a personalized intimate setting for the event while providing a fresh and clean aesthetic in perfect harmony with the designer’s wishes. The show captured the feeling and excitement of New York Fashion Week leaving the audience inspired and intrigued. Be sure to visit to get your hands on the hottest trends fresh off the runway and ready to wear this fall season. To learn more about Jose Luis Salon + Boutique, visit them online at or any one of their three Austin locations.

Save Time with a Dream Closet

If you’re one of the 57 percent of women who believes having an organized closet would make finding what you want easier and faster, there’s no time like the present to stop dreaming about having a beautiful and organized closet. Take charge and start the project now.

Having a disorganized closet is a problem for at least one in four women, according a recent ClosetMaid survey. Some women (1 in 10) are even depressed when they open their closet doors. What’s more, some research suggests the average American wastes as much as 55 minutes a day (roughly 12 days a year) searching for things they can’t find.

Introducing some organization is a simple way to alleviate these worries. Whether you reside in an apartment in the city or a home in the suburbs, your best starting point is to create a plan of attack. Professional organizer Barbara Reich of Resourceful Consultants offers these tips for getting started:

Assess your needs. Ask questions like: Do you have a walk-in closet or a reach-in? Need to create one within a room? Do you prefer more shelves over hanging space? Is shoe storage important? Do you prefer a flexible system, like wire, that can adapt to your changing needs or do you prefer something with a designer look? Are you a DIYer or do you require professional assistance?

Define your taste and style. Do you prefer modern or traditional? Or are you more eclectic?

Identify the product that works best for your needs and your budget. One option to consider is ClosetMaid SpaceCreations, a designer-inspired, DIY-acquired option that provides customizable storage inside and outside of closets. Available in Classic White or Premier Dark Java, it’s easy to install and is extremely versatile with different accessories and options like shoe shelves, drawers and acrylic dividers to provide a completely personalized look. As an added bonus, this storage option can be adapted for a nursery, mudroom or pantry. A handy online design tool or a complimentary professional designer can assist you with the layout and design.

Let the organizing fun begin. Before you restock your new closet, scrutinize your wardrobe and accessories, and get rid of items you won’t ever wear or use again.

Once you’ve got everything neatly in place, enjoy your newfound organization, but be vigilant about keeping your closet in order. Dedicate 15 minutes each week to keep it looking as good as new.


7 Ways to Add Functional Style to Your Closet

Shine the light. A trendy light fixture can add fun and bling while providing adequate lighting to illuminate all the treasures your closet has to offer. Diffused lighting is a good way to chase away shadows and ensure none of your favorite garments and accessories get left in the dark.

Organize by color. When you’re ready to hang clothes in your newly designed space, sort garments by style; group dressy tops, casual pants and so on. Then take your organization another step further by hanging like colors together. The streamlined color palette is pleasing to the eye, but it also makes it easier to select the right combinations and avoid overlooking any options.

Hang clothes with care. Give your clothes some TLC and make the switch to high-quality hangers. Not only do uniform hangers make your closet appear more organized, they help keep your wardrobe in tip-top shape by preventing stretching. Slim velvet hangers are optimal for saving space, but if you have the room, a heavier wooden version is even better.

Add some special flair. It’s not just the structure that affects the overall mood of your closet. One easy way to add some personal charm is with colorful and patterned fabric drawers. They provide a home to hide and consolidate more personal belongings and add pops of color and style to your shelves.

Make creative use of wall space. If you have some unused wall space, this is the perfect place for a dream board. A simple cork surface is all you need. Add pictures of your favorite outfits so you can remember pairings that made you feel great. You can also use the space for inspiration and add wish list items from magazines or photos of looks you’d like to try.

Dedicate a container for capturing rejects. Avoid hanging on to unwanted items by designating a container to capture clothing destined for donation. When the bin is full, transfer to a cardboard box and drop off at a local charitable organization. A similar approach can be used for items that need repair; when a few items have accumulated, either haul out the sewing machine or head to the nearest seamstress for professional assistance.

Don’t forget the floor. While much is made about the wall space, the floor is an important element of your closet, too. For carpeted rooms a rug may be more ornamental, but if you have hardwood floors, an area rug can be a safety feature that keeps you from slipping in your hurry to get dressed and out the door.

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Fashion Industry Sees New Rising Powerhouse – Globe Fashion Week, Inc.

Todd Hessert

Todd Hessert

Co-founder of Globe Fashion Week Inc. Todd Hessert and his team help global designers and brands better market themselves and achieve their goals in the fashion industry.

Globe Fashion Week Inc. is quickly rising to become a known resource and brand in the fashion industry. The company, co-founded by Todd Hessert, is a leading full-service runway showcasing, media relations, strategic partnerships, brand building & consulting and public relations company that is exclusively devoted to the fashion industry in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Hessert and his team work to ensure that global designers and brands have the resources and expertise at their fingertips to effectively market themselves and achieve all they aim to do in the fashion industry.

“In the competitive world of fashion, Globe Fashion Week is the ultimate authority and choice for each designer and fashion enthusiast,” says Hessert. “We are fortunate that we have the strategic partnerships and relationships built to connect resources between the east and the west.”

During past seasons, Globe Fashion Week has brought many Asian designers to the United States market to showcase their new collections during New York Fashion Week.

“It’s been quite exciting to build a bridge between China and the western market and help talented designers to go wherever they want to create the brand presence in that market,” adds Hessert. “Next season, we will see even more great designs from Asia coming to the western market.”

Consistently working with worldwide media outlets, bloggers, buyers, editors, stylists, photographers, retailers and designers, Globe Fashion Week not only aims to create seamless plans and productions for each designer’s show but offers the best integrated runway experience to every guest as well as focuses on each brand’s organic growth and sustainable business value. Over the years, Globe Fashion Week has become a source and a platform to discover and promote cutting edge innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibitions.

With an excellent team and broad partnerships specialized in strategic marketing, fashion event planning and a customized approach, Globe Fashion Week leverages its connections and professional knowledge to help each client increase brand awareness, build a loyal clientele, and achieve the brand’s mission. For more information about the company and upcoming show dates in New York, London, Milan and Paris, visit

Suitsupply Lands in Austin

Suitsupply, the globe-spanning European brand renowned for its focus on expertly crafted men’s tailoring, continues to expand its Lone Star State operations with the newest location in Austin, at Domain NORTHSIDE, 11701 Domain Blvd, Suite #138, Austin, Texas  78758.

The latest 2,800 sq ft. location’s façade is covered in ceramic emerald tiles, while the interior— replete with Suitsupply’s signature aesthetic—brilliantly reflects the fun and vibrancy of Austin itself.
And then there are the clothes, a perfect blend of contemporary and classic. The full Suitsupply collection is on display: suits, jackets, trousers, shoes, shirts, outerwear and accessories—both made-to-measure and ready-to-wear, in styles and sizes to cater to any preference—all topped off with an in-store tailor for on-demand alterations; allowing everyone to leave with the perfect fit.
Suitsupply began in Europe in 2000. In an industry where fast fashion dominates and craftsmanship is fast disappearing, Suitsupply introduces a better option: one where no attention to detail or quality is ever spared. They have received widespread accolade from the likes of GQ, Esquire, and, perhaps most notably, a Wall Street Journal blind test that rated a $600 Suitsupply suit in a first-place tie with a $3,600 Armani.
Grand Opening Soiree.  Cheryl Conley Bemis of Fashionably Austin and Nish de Gruiter, Vice President of Suitsupply.  Photography courtesy of Gary Miller.

Grand Opening Soiree. Cheryl Conley Bemis of Fashionably Austin and Nish de Gruiter, Vice President of Suitsupply. Photography courtesy of Gary Miller.

Grand Opening Soiree.   Photography courtesy of Gary Miller.

Grand Opening Soiree. Photography courtesy of Gary Miller.

Grand Opening Soiree. Photography courtesy of Gary Miller.

Grand Opening Soiree. Photography courtesy of Gary Miller.

Grand Opening Soiree. Photography courtesy of Gary Miller.

With its first location in Austin, Suitsupply now has a home in America’s fastest growing city, at a vital intersection of commerce and culture where glittering towers and the industrial titans of Silicon Hill sit alongside the city’s foundational live music scene and laid-back, alternative vibe. The new Austin store will keep weird, all right. But now, backed by a white-hot scene of innovation and change—and maybe a good suit or two—it’s also ready to take its place on a global stage.