Articles | September, 2011

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5 Things You Must Do in September

1. THE BALLET FÊTE AND AFTER PARTY Billing itself as “Austin’s best black tie event,” by Michael Barnes of the Statesman, the Fête gala on Sept. 23 at the W Austin is... Read on »

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Mamma Jamma Ride

Oct. 1, 2011, Reunion Ranch Mam·ma Jam·ma Ride [mam-uh jam-uh ryed] noun: 1. A nonprofit recreational bike ride to raise much-needed funds for our Central Texas neighbors facing breast cancer. This event saves and... Read on »

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September Horoscopes

"We’ve all heard the adage ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ But may I suggest that you ignore that old saying during the month of September and be ... Read on »

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Sarah Pierce

True Cowgirl Brings It On By Mary Anne Connolly Sarah Pierce is an Austin-based singer-songwriter whose low, languid voice and easy-going country style have been likened to that of country and folk chanteuses... Read on »

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Little Bites of Heaven from SugaPlump

By Bailey Wallace / Photos by Elisa Ferrari “Rich,” “moist” and “full of love” are three descriptions that suit Chef Jocelyn Leffall’s little bites of heaven that we earthlings call cakeballs. Cakeballs are... Read on »

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Designers to Watch

Photos by Rudy Arocha. THE AUSTIN FASHION SCENE HAS CHANGED AS QUICKLY AS THE AUSTIN SKYLINE. AND WHILE AUSTIN MAY NOT BE THOUGHT OF AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S FASHION CAPITALS, ONE... Read on »

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A Man Among Women

Fashion Consultant Replaced by 9-Year-Old By JB Hager / Photo by Rudy Arocha After 13 years of marriage, I’ve grown accustomed to the living room runway show from my wife. “Should I wear this... Read on »

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September Editor's Letter

When I am faced with a challenge, I often turn to quotes from women who inspire me. Handed the opportunity to take on the position of executive editor and re-envision Austin Woman, and... Read on »

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Book Review / Suits: A Woman on Wall Street

By Joelle Pearson To most, the world of corporate banking seems as impenetrable as it is mysterious - and Morgan Stanley, a notorious kingpin, is well-fortified citadel. Enter Nina Godiwalla, from public school... Read on »

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Wide-Leg Pants Make a Comeback

BUSINESS TO NIGHT By adding a black blazer, this is the perfect outfit and trend for the workplace. Myne white silk zip-front top, $45, Chanel silk wide-leg pearl detail pants, $225, and J-Crew velvet ballerina... Read on »

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Fall's Must-Have Handbag

Fall’s Must-Have Bag Features a Convenient Carrying Handle. Melie Bianco sepia Ariana bag, $98, available at Touch of Sass. Chloé nude Partay bag, $1,895, available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Gucci Vintage Web Boston bag, $995,... Read on »

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Get the Mod-Squad Style

Pull Off Cover Girl Sahara Smith’s Mod-Squad Style with These ’70s-Inspired Finds, all for less than $100. Vida Dulce earrings, $80, available at Eliza Page, 229 W. Second St., Austin, 512.474.6500. Maude green print dress, $44.90, available... Read on »

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Simple Tips for Sultry Eyes

Master Cover Girl Sahara Smith’s Sultry Eye Look with These Simple Tips. 1 | Use Rae Cosmetics Long Lasting Eyeliner in Onyx to create the winged eye. Draw a thin line right along the... Read on »

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Sexy Italians on the Road

These 4 Italians will have you saying "Bellissimo" in no time. VESPA 2010 GTS300 $5,999 EPA FUEL ECONOMY 65 to 70 mpg ENGINE Single-cylinder four-stroke four-valve TRANSMISSION Automatic SEATING CAPACITY 1 FUEL CAPACITY 2.4 gallons WARRANTY 1 year/unlimited mileage, 2-year... Read on »

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Eating Local at the Austin City Limits Music Festival

By Marshall Wright The Austin City Limits Music Festival kicks off this month and while the throngs of happy music fans rush the stage to catch sets by the likes of Stevie Wonder... Read on »

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The Secret Bar at the W

By Nicole Carbon / Photo by Destry Jaimes THE ATMOSPHERE Über-hip, sophisticated lounge. The Living Room is outfitted with low-slung sofas and wingbacked chairs. The Secret Bar, or “Red Room,” as I like to... Read on »

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Barre Fitness

Tone Up, Burn Fat, Have Fun. By Natalie Yerkovich Barre fitness is one of the most highly effective and fun ways Austin women are burning fat and toning up. Instructors lead classes through... Read on »

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MyFitList Joins Austin Woman

By Meg Haley / Photo by Rudy Arocha Natalie Yerkovich and Chrissie Jarrell, the gals who created MyFitList, do the grunt work for you. Well, the organizational grunt work, anyway. They work hard to... Read on »

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Talking with your Doctor about Ovarian Cancer

In women ages 35 to 74, ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. An estimated one woman in 58 will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime. When one is diagnosed and treated in the... Read on »

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Sahara Smith

Singer-songwriter Sahara Smith brings unique style to the live-music scene. By John T. Davis / Photo by Destry Jaimes. Sahara Smith would like it to be known that she used to be a nerd. ... Read on »

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Red Flags in Romance

Five Ways to Spot a Player By Eric Leech A player is a man who plays women to get what he wants, which is usually sex. This term developed in reference to the ... Read on »

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Simply Irresistible / Reed Turner

New Beginnings in Old Territory By Molly McManus / Photo by Rudy Arocha Talented, charismatic and handsome, singer-songwriter Reed Turner has returned to Austin, excited to be back in the city he loves to... Read on »

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Longhorn Sports Network Launch

UT Alum Stephanie Druley and the Longhorn Sports Network By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne It is history in the making. The Longhorn Sports Network, launched Aug. 25, in a 20-year, $300 million deal with the University of... Read on »

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Local News Legend Makes Move

Olga Campos Leaves Newsdesk at KVUE for Greener Pastures Veteran broadcast journalist, anchor, reporter and local media maven Olga Campos recently announced her retirement from the newsdesk after 16 years of being one of... Read on »

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You Should Know / Samantha Steele

High-Energy TV Sports Reporter Scores Move to Austin By Julie Tereshchuk Her dad played high school football in Texas, and she grew up listening to his stories. Now she’s looking forward to... Read on »

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The Ideal Panel– Living or Dead

I have a confession to make: I absolutely can’t stand watching ABC’s The View. You know the show, the one where five women give their opinions on various topics of the... Read on »

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The Gap Year

Empty-Nest Syndrome Getting You Down? Learn to Laugh Again in Sarah Bird’s New Novel By Joelle Pearson Sarah Bird burst in to tears in front of a box of pepperoni Hot Pockets.... Read on »

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Gearing Up for Purchasing a Car

Five Questions Savvy Women Ask First. By Shelby Cole and Lisa Copeland 1. WHAT TYPE OF WARRANTY DOES THE CAR HAVE? Copeland claims that the No. 1 issue for women when buying a car is... Read on »

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Jet-Setting Portrait

Frida’s Been Around the World and Back–First Class By Gwen Gibson Since the 1980s, when “Fridamania” started to roll, a 1940 self-portrait by the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has become the... Read on »

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The Art of Doing Nothing

Redefine Your Priorities and Refocus Your Time By Ann Daly I don’t know about you, but I’m left cold by those promiscuous multi-taskers who insist on bleating about how busy they... Read on »

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Frida Fascination

By Gwen Gibson The 1940 Kahlo portrait Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird was among 102 pieces of Mexican art collected by photographer Nickolas Muray. The Random Center bought the collection in 1966 from Muray’s... Read on »

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Q+A with Designer Sergio Guadarrama

A native of Austin, Sergio Guadarrama, 27, is the designer of the Celestino brand. Guadarrama established Celestino in 2006, while still attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. This is where he obtained... Read on »

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Special Promotion: "Dinner on Us" at Eddie V's and Roaring Fork

As summer vacations wind down and school is right around the corner, Eddie V's and Roaring Fork provide a reason to make the next holiday, Labor Day, a bit more delicious. Come in... Read on »

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You're Invited to a Gucci Trunk Show!

Join our style editor, Erika, in the search for the perfect handbag. Read on »

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Austin Fire Relief: How you can help!

Join AW Media as we support local organizations who are helping fire victims. Here are easy ways to get involved! 1. Get a haircut! Bella Salon and Spa at 1221 West 6th Street is offering... Read on »

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Brides + Bubbles

Join AW as we sponsor the first annual Brides + Bubbles Event at Max's Wine Dive. This event, featured on theknot.com, is your one-stop location to plan your wedding. Read more about it... Read on »

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CharityLadies Event Combines Fashion with Philanthropy

A crowd of 50 women dressed in in Austin summer chic gathered at 360 Condos for the launch of Dekla, an up-and-coming clothing line run by Jordan Martin. The event, sponsored by Charity Ladies, a... Read on »

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Internships

AW Media is currently looking for marketing and sales interns. If you are interested, please fill out the InternshipApp and send a resume and cover letter to internships@awmediainc.com. Read on »

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