The amazing thing about my Austin Fashion Week mash-up team is that we didn’t even KNOW each other before we entered this competition. Our names were picked out of a hat. And yet, our little group of complete strangers was able to come together in the name of creativity and produce something beautiful.
Here’s the talented team behind the “Spring Wakes the Siren” photo shoot (click here to see all of the final images):
Dress by Catherine Carter Hite
Jewelry by Jane-Michael Stallings
Modeling by Shelby Smith
Makeup by Katey Stevenson
Hair by Carrie Leigh
In case you missed my last post, Austin Fashion Week is coming — May 3-11. And as a part of this week, “Mash Up” teams come together in the spirit of
kicking some ass friendly competition. A smart guy named Matt Swinney started AFW five years ago to showcase the work of local Austin talent. Not just fashion designers – but also models, photographers, hair stylists and makeup artists.
For the Mash Up contest, each team creates a concept of their choosing, and executes that concept during a photo shoot. A single image is chosen to enter the competition.
Thanks to Carrie, the beautiful Red Stella Salon (where she works) was our staging grounds before going out on location. Here’s Carrie doing hair.
Thank you to Carrie and Red Stella Salon for letting us get ready in this beautiful space. Seriously, if you haven’t been there, you need to check it out asap. The stylists that work there are the best!
That’s a wrap! Thank you Katey, Catherine, Jane-Michael, Carrie and Shelby. We’ll be at the Austin Fashion Awards on Saturday, May 11, 2013. And our gorgeous model Shelby will bring this look to life in the Mash Up Team Runway Show. I hope to see you there.
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