I first discovered Langford Market during Austin Fashion Week this year and what a pleasant surprise it was! First, the boutique itself is such a lovely space. It somehow pulls off a modern-retro-rustic decor- not an aesthetic I’d usually respond to, but here, it’s executed so well and only adds to the charm of the boutique. I can’t quite describe the energy in this place, but it definitely has a certain… well, je ne sais quoi.
Second, the selection of accessories, housewares and clothing are divine. Styles range from classic (think chic black lace blouse) to edgy (large satchel slashed with gold zippers). Third, the pricing is so reasonable! I saw so many gorgeous accessories under $50- I must’ve spotted at least ten items I wanted on my trek from the front door to the check out counter.
During Fashion Week, several boutiques teamed up to showcase dynamic local designers and Langford Market partnered with design duo Victoria and Jessica Alt of Song Fashions. I first met the Alt sisters and their friend, model Chelsea Salisbury, at the Fashion Week Kick Off Party. One of my favorite items by these talented sisters are their fun, exotic embroidered necklaces. These are genius for folks like me with sensitive skin (sometimes costume jewelry and my skin don’t agree), and the vibrant colors elevate any outfit to another level.
Alright, as you can probably tell by my lack of stories this past week, I’ve been super busy, but as soon as time permits, I will be paying Langford Market another visit!
Victoria, Jennifer and Chelsey wearing necklaces by Song Fashions at the AFW Kick Off Party
Langford Market during Austin Fashion Week 2011
Chic Lace Blouse layered with Edgy Bib Necklace
Just made a quick trip to the East Coast; regular posts will resume shortly! More goodies from Austin & D.C. coming up. Fashionably Yours, Nik
Charming Charlie has made its way west to Fort Worth. I visited my first location in Houston during a Thanksgiving holiday about a year ago. I cannot tell you how excited I was to see this accessories mega store right on Hulen and Bellaire, not too far from Texas Christian University, which will make it convenient to shop for all those Rush/Sorority events throughout the year.
What sets Charming Charlie apart from other retailers such as Forever 21, is its super organized and super color-coordinated arrangement of clothing and accessories. This makes shopping efficient and satisfying. We all know how frustrating it is to rummage through mounds clothing or tangled accessories only to leave the store empty-handed because we could never actually find anything in all the clutter.
Additionally, Charming Charlie’s kaleidoscopic offerings are economical, with all the quality, glitz and glam of more expensive pieces. You can find everything from simple, dainty necklaces, to bold bib necklaces, cocktail rings, purses and more. If you’re in Tarrant County, I highly recommend you check it out and see for yourself.
300 S. Hulen St., #136
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Mon:10 am – 9 pm
Tues:10 am – 9 pm
Wed:10 am – 9 pm
Thurs:10 am – 9 pm
Fri:10 am – 9 pm
Sat:10 am – 9 pm
Sun:Noon – 6 pm
This was my first Austin Fashion Week, and the past week has been filled with fashion, food, fun and friends. The Awards Show was fantastic- I’d never been to ACL Live, but it’s a great venue. I think the most exciting part for me was the five, yes, five fashion shows that took place throughout the evening. Call me indulgent but I couldn’t get enough- and I can’t wait for next year!
First of all, congratulations to the following winners!
INDUSTRY CHOICE AWARDS:
- Best Photographer: CHAD HARLAN
- Best Hair Stylist: LISA BROOKS
- Best Makeup Artist: ROCHELLE RAE
- Best Designer: KENDRA SCOTT
- Best Retailer: ESTILO
- Best Salon: SALON BY MILK + HONEY
- Best Model: BRIANNA FLEET
- Timothy White Mash Up Team: WILD HORSES
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS:
- Best Photographer: CORY RYAN
- Best Hair Stylist: MARTHA LYNN KALE
- Best Makeup Artist: MANDY HERNANDEZ
- Best Designer: DEMIAN & ALEX
- Best Retailer: TOUCH OF SASS
- Best Salon: BELLA SALON
- Best Model: CASSIDY BURKE
- Best Mash Up Team: BELLA CORAZON
Now on to the fashion…enjoy! Fashionably Yours, Nik