Topic: SXSW

People Wear Things To Parties At SXSW

People Wear Things To Parties At SXSW

Greetings everyone! I write to you from sunny Austin, Texas, where I am currently convalescing after four days of intense party reporting. (You can read about my adventures here if you don’t mind joining The New MySpace to do so. The series is called “And Then It Got Weird,” because duh.) My week was pretty well occupied by seeing bands, consuming intoxicating substances, and breaking into hot tubs, but I still found the time to take a few style snaps of people I encountered on the street and at parties. While many people looked like they’d just stepped out of an Urban Outfitters catalog, I tried to get some diversity in there, which is why you will also see a guy in a monster costume and a girl dressed like a slutty Rainbow Brite. I’m in there too, of course, because I am a narcissist. More »

Stuff I Am Bringing To SXSW

Stuff I Am Bringing To SXSW

Greetings from the air! If you are reading this, I am already on my way to Austin, TX for five days of music, tacos and insanity at the South By Southwest music festival. Perusing the various fashion blogs, today, I noticed a lot of fashion advice that might be a tad extravagant for the average SXSW goer. As someone who has been to this festival seven times going on eight now, I feel I have a unique perspective on what one should and should not bring to this ridiculous event. Read on to see how to cram a week’s worth of cute outfits into a carry-on suitcase. More »

What The Women Of South By SouthWest Are Up To

What The Women Of South By SouthWest Are Up To

Austin’s annual music & film festival South by SouthWest hasn’t historically provided the most welcoming environment for women, but that’s beginning to change. Several panels this year focus on issues facing female journalists, and so far no startups have been reduced to hiring women to attend their parties yet. Here are a few of the things the women of SXSW are up to this year.
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I Chewed On Coca Leaves And It Sucked

I Chewed On Coca Leaves And It Sucked

As I alluded to in my food porn post the other day, a series of unfortunate events during SXSW led to me chewing and swallowing (and subsequently, being gastronomically tortured by) the raw leaves of the coca plant, which are used to make everyone’s favorite drug, cocaine. I half-expected to get an email from EIC Jennifer telling me to keep my degenerate exploits off this fine and moral blog, but instead I got one saying “TELL ME MORE,” so I will. More »

Party Favors: Tavi Is Taking Over the World

Party Favors: Tavi Is Taking Over the World

Details on the teen ‘zine Tavi and Jane Pratt are launching. -Styleite

Hot on the heels of Sammy Hagar’s first contact, here’s 11 celebrity alien encounters. -The Frisky

Tips for a Spring detox, including “don’t be afraid of chocolate.” -Betty Confidential

Gwen Stefani looks lovely in Elle UK. -Fashion Gone Rogue

SXSW street style: gingham, boat shoes and big sunnies. -The Inside Source

Marc Jacobs has stopped bothering to say ‘no’ to Anna Wintour. -Vogue UK

Fashion is still really pushing the cape. Consumers only kind of seem to be budging. -Fashion etc More »