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Shirley MacLaine, Kendra Scott, Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez and more fete Texas Film Awards

http://www.chron.com/life/society/slideshow/Texas-Film-Awards-2017-142337.php

Shirley...

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http://society.blog.austin360.com/2017/02/23/soaking-up-the-glamour-of-the-texas-medal-of-arts/

PHOTO: Eloise DeJoria and Lance Avery Morgan at Texas Medal of Arts preview party...

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http://www.kvue.com/news/local/bryan-mays-talks-oscars-fashion/415602737

(Photo: Bryan Mays and Lance Avery Morgan)

The Society Diaries Editor-In-Chief Lance Avery Morgan was on hand...

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http://www.susanscovill.com/2016/12/ellas-grove/

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Ella’s Grove, an eclectic women’s clothing store in Haverford Square, hosted its annual Men’s...

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http://austinsocialplanner.com/recap-dell-childrens-believe-gala/

This past Saturday the Spring 2017 gala season was kicked off in fine fashion as...

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http://blog.chron.com/coolkids/2016/10/15/fashion-x-houston-stakes-its-claim-to-fashion-crown/

(Photography: Fashion X Runway, Carolyn Farb and Lance Avery Morgan)

Bringing...

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http://www.bethielife.com/thursday-night-fashion-x-houston/

Location: Silver Street Studios. Photo: Lance Avery Morgan and Carolyn Farb, Matt Swinney

The first night of the 3-night Fashion X Houston started...

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F-1 is revving up in Austin. Our Lance Avery Morgan weighs in...

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By ABC/KVUE News

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

The only thing more exciting than seeing who took home an Oscar last night was seeing what the celebrities wore on the Red Carpet. Editor-in-Chief of The Society Diaries Magazine, Lance Avery Morgan, spoke to KVUE about the most...

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The spring is gala season, which means you need to dress to impress.

If you're unsure of what to wear, check out this "Fashion Forward" segment. Our Anne Hudson has some great tips on what's "in" this gala season along with The Society Diaries’ editor in chief, Lance Avery...

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(Photo: Lance Avery Morgan, Gray Hawn and Eric Copper)

The Hilton Austin sparkled with sequins, bright baubles and the spirit of fun as the glam, generous guests for the night’s Dancing With the Stars benefit for Austin’s Center for Child Protection gathered there Sunday night.

As...

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- See more at: http://austin.ynn.com/content/290582/fashionably-yours--prepping-for-the-oscars#sthash.gW9fUd5u.dpuf

The Academy Awards will be held this Sunday, and those headed to swanky Oscar parties will need to come prepared.

Those looking for a glamorous outfit should check out...

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The Great Gatsby is back and it’s bringing with it a resurgence of fashion from the early 20th Century. If you’ve got Great Gatsby-themed parties on your calendar, then you should head over to Neiman Marcus because they have the closest clothes for the part.

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AUSTIN, Texas -- This is the year high-end retail discovered Austin.

While Dallas and Houston have long tended toward gowns and spangles, this intellectual hub -- home of the University of Texas, the state capital and some 700,000 people -- had a jeans and T-shirt reputation. But now, as...

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As Oscar fever cools down a bit, check out what our very own The Society Diaries editor in chief Lance Avery Morgan weighs in about with the red carpet recap on ABC/KVUE with Yvonne Nava and Bryan Mays, a segment that led into Good Morning America. Here it is:

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On Friday, while SXSW's opening night film, Michael Winterbottom's "Code 46," was screening at the Paramount, former Texas governor (and political spitfire) Ann Richards held court at the active Austin Studios. The white-haired Democratic diva presided over the annual Texas Film Hall of Fame...

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Brilliant Magazine's Lance Morgan is Every Socialites' Greatest Accessory -Perfect to bring to any occasion, an excellent ice-breaker, and makes anything he's paired with simply "pop".

Indeed, he continues to raise the bar of Social Style within Austin, Dallas and Houston...

Always...

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On the catwalk, yeah on the catwalk.

There is probably zero money in it for me, but I have identified my second career. Last week, initially with great anxiety, I modeled in Stephen Moser's fashion show, and it was one of the funnest things I have ever done. Thanks, Stephen!

Moser,...

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Candy Spelling (l) at her booksigning in Houston, hosted by Houston's grande dame, Lynn Wyatt (r).

Courtesy of 'Brilliant'

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Hey, listen up, all you San Antonio style setters, followers and hangers-on counting the days to invade the 154-acre retail mecca, the Shops at La Cantera. This fashion service announcement comes to you from Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, stylish movers and shakers that hosted a crowd of curious,...

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The 4th Annual Polo on The Lawn charity match for the U.S.P.A. sanctioned Henry S. Miller Cup opened the season at Las Colinas Polo Club Sunday May 1. Over $45,000 was raised for The Family Place, a charity established in 1986 to help victims of domestic violence in north Texas. According to...

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Austin fête celebrates author

'Tis the season when style and good taste usually surrender to tackiness and blind devotion to kitschy tradition. But as holiday entertaining begins in earnest this weekend, reconsider. You can have it both ways.

Take a cue from Harrison &...

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Even attending 18 events over a long, hot weekend, I missed a few giant social affairs, such as the Pachanga Festival (cool in the Waterloo Park shade?) and the Cattle Baron’s Ball for the American Cancer Society (we dawdled during a Pedernales River day trip).

Two publications threw...

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Our friend Lance Morgan runs a magazine called Brilliant which is a bible of society, style and luxury for Texans. The magazine celebrated its fifth anniversary at Pangaea, a bottle club that took over the old Alamo Drafthouse (near fourth and...

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This is what Brilliant does. The statewide luxury magazine brings together the acknowledged wealthy and powerful with the permanent party pack and the buy-curious circus (those shopping for a social set). All tribes were present at the Brilliant social on Thursday at the always evolving Phoenix...

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Plenty of places to wear hipster jewelry in Austin

I have to hand it to A&E's "Rollergirls." If nothing else, it leaves a better impression of our city than MTV's "Real World: Austin" did. "Rollergirls" isn't concerned with women's roller derby so much as the lifestyle of Austin...

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On Thursday noon, The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) opened with more than 3,000 guests arriving during the first hour. By the end of the afternoon, more than 10,000 had arrived for what has become one of the art world's most significant exhibitions. Every spring for the past more than 25 years,...

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Morning in Maastrict + TEFAF 2013 opens

http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1909191

By Augustus Mayhew

On Thursday noon, The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) opened with more than 3,000 guests arriving during the...

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Our very own Lance Avery Morgan has been appointed to the 2013 DIFFA Dallas Style Council. He was recently seen in FDLuxe magazine in this two-page spread…

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A fashion photo shoot. On my way to Pastis for lunch, this was just one of the three fashion shoots going on in the meatpacking district today. Model, Erin Heatherson is wearing a Tadashi evening dress, while photographer, Luke Duval is photographing her for the December issue of Brilliant...

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MOLLY Sims could use some etiquette lessons. Sources say the "Las Vegas" star showed up at the Austin Film Festival after-party at Pangaea Austin last weekend and demanded guests be booted to create a VIP section for herself and 20 pals. She then told owner Michael Ault she wanted to be paid for...

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A new Texas magazine hits the stands this week. Brilliant magazine is headquartered in Austin. Its creators say the publication focuses on the very best Texas has to offer in business, design and fashion.

Co-publisher Lance Morgan says Brilliant offers Texans something other publications...

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The characters:

Jhane Barnes - The fabulous designer. Jhane will join for personal appearances as the bus crosses the state.

Patrick McMullan - Celebrity night life photographer and campaign photographer for Jhane Barnes....

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Celebrity watchers, start your engines.

The race is on this weekend for a brush with fame when the glitterati will make the party rounds as Austin welcomes the much-anticipated Formula One United States Grand Prix.

It's the first U.S. date on the international Formula One season in...

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350 supportive Houstonians lunched at the Hilton Americas on Wednesday to commemorate World AIDS Day.

Chair Edward Sanchez and Honorary Chair Carolyn Farb, with help from generous givers like Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Kimberly DeLape, Suzanne Getty and Meredith Cullen, raised $200,000...

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May 31, 2011. Houston's fashionable socialite Becca Cason Thrash celebrated her induction into the French Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, joined by philanthropists, beauties and tycoons from London to L.A.

[Photos: Dave Rossman]

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Come Face to Face with Evel

Daredevils don't come any better than the legendary Evel Knievel. You can meet Evel this weekend, January 2-4, at Will Rogers Coliseum. He's there to promote the Miller Lite Arenacross Nationals Brought To You By D&S Kawasaki In Conjunction With The Dallas...

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Top Pick Nina Seely: Her pixie smile lights up at every event. And so it should. The Ralph Lauren retailer helps out, with husband Frank, People’s Community Clinic and the Austin Jazz Workshop, but she’s a sparkler at parties, and she organized signature events such as the ‘Sex and the City’...

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Josh Shepherd tops our XL Fortunate 500 media list

While many of his peers find out about new bands through Web sites, 28-year-old lifelong Austinite Josh Shepherd prefers the old method. He hits clubs such as the Parish, Emo's and the Mohawk three or four nights a week; as the new music...

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Top Pick: Zion Francis.

For a previously posted micro-profile of Zion Francis, go here.

Linda Asaf. Linda Asaf Design, Downtown Austin...

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People who wrote the book on the literary and media scenes

Michelle Valles has become a local celebrity as co-anchor of KXAN's evening news. 'It is rewarding to be a good role model, especially with low-income kids,' says Valles, who started a $2,000 scholarship at her alma mater, Bel Air...

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Hey, listen up, all you San Antonio style setters, followers and hangers-on counting the days to invade the 154-acre retail mecca, the Shops at La Cantera.

This fashion service announcement comes to you from Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, stylish movers and shakers that hosted a crowd of...

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he stage was set at the Driskill Hotel Sunday night for a much anticipated fashion show by a well-known Austin fashion face, Stephen MacMillan Moser. While his name is connected with the...

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Natalie Bond, Lance Avery Morgan, Emily Miller, and Kevyn DeMartino

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The Dallas chapter of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) and its supporters never fail to wow devotees with fashionable benefits that raise money for HIV/AIDS charities.

Recently supporters gathered at...

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Christopher Brancado, Natalie Bond, Lance Avery Morgan, Neil Hamil enjoy the view

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The Center for AIDS has a knack for lining up some of the swankiest homes in town with some of the most generous hosts for its annual Holiday Schmooze and the 2010 fete was...

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Earning title to the French Legion of Honor is no small feat. So, fittingly, it was no small soirée on Wednesday night that celebrated that remarkable accomplishment by Becca Cason Thrash.

More than two dozen FOBs (Friends of Becca)...

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Serious about style? Don't forget to accessorize those cuffs.

When it comes to everyday accessories, men have few options -- there's the tie, the watch, the briefcase. But there's an old favorite in the dresser drawer worth reconsidering: the cuff link.

These fashion statements of...

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(Community Matters) Wow...it's fun to be with friends in different settings. Last night many from the ArtBall, Ballet Fete, Opera Ball, Penick Awards, Wildflower Center Gala, etc crowd and plenty of others packed the Austin Music Hall for the Help Clifford Help Kids gala and concert...

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(Community Matters) Such a bad party guest I am. Missed last night's party & book signing celebrating Party Confidential hosted by Margaret & Frank Krasovec, Carla & Jack McDonald and Lance Avery Morgan.

Spent all day dashing around East Austin loving the art scene. Without...

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A few weeks ago we had the privilege of planning a spectacular Palm Springs-themed party at W Austin for our dear friend, Lance Avery Morgan. To celebrate the launch of The Society Diplomat, guests donned...

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THE SOCIAL CIRCUIT Omigod, I've just had the most glamorous 24 hours of my life! So impossibly glam, I can hardly stand myself. You'll probably raise an objection, too, but for now, let's just snuggle up under my ermine lap robe and enjoy some delicious dish. Lance Morgan and Phil Hudson,...

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5X7: I would have been surprised if I hadn't loved the Arthouse's "5x7 Art Splurge and Exhibition" last week, because what's not to love? Not the hundreds and hundreds of pieces of art for sale (each 5 inches by 7 inches) nor the marvelous guest list. In attendance that evening were the...

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The Society Diplomat, the brainchild of bRILLIANT magazine co-founder and all-around bon vivant Lance Avery Morgan, chose the perfect location to host its “Palm Springs meets Texas” soirée on a recent wind-swept evening.

Not only did the...

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Mix fashion labels Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent and Robert Graham with tunes from pop singer Tiffany, and what do you get?

You get the upcoming opening party for Launch787’s second annual Austin Fashion Week, which goes from Aug. 14...

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MORE I've certainly been vilified as of late for not supporting local fashion. I do support local fashion: I just want it to be good. The current Do-It-Yourself culture has led many people to believe they are designers, but that is little more than self-aggrandizement. Picking up a guitar and...

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AT THE BALLET: This spring's social season seems particularly busy with one thing right after another. We went to the Women on Their Toes benefit at the Hilton for Ballet Austin – a classic ladies' luncheon with a Cat Swanson fashion show as entertainment. Austin designer Swanson's bright and...

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PREMIERE CITY: It was too crowded to even see that there was a red carpet; I didn't realize it until I tripped on it, nearly careening headlong into the star of the evening, Matthew McConaughey. The cameras were everywhere and there were so many cell phones being waved in the air, it looked like...

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Great Zacks! I went to a luncheon last week to celebrate 30 years of Zachary Scott Theatre's children's educational program, Project Interact. Of course, there were dozens of the usual Zach Scott suspects that I adore … but one in particular sent me spinning down memory lane: Anne Page Dubois....

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DAMN I'm not dead yet. They said I'd be dead by now. If you'll recall, at the beginning of the year, my prognosis for my cancer was grim. Since it was that grim, I decided to do nothing about it, expecting to wither away quickly in a cloud of feathers and perfume, and that would be that. I was...

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Well, I'd have to say that the Donaji Lira/Lance Avery Morgan combined birthday soiree at Matt Luckie's Red Fez was certainly one of the prettiest cocktail parties I've been to for so long, with everyone looking their springy best. Taylor Andrews, Cliff Redd, Phil Hudson, Chas Duggan, Angus...

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4.3.08 LONG, LONG TIME Really, all I can remember about the Long Center opening is the rocks. Big rocks: rubies, diamonds, emeralds, pearls – so dazzling I could hardly keep my composure. Teresa Lozano Long had the best and the biggest jewels: pear-shaped emeralds the size of pigeon eggs, ringed...

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EDU-TAINMENT I found myself paying little attention to what the president was saying when he had a news conference to comment on North Korea's alleged nuclear testing. Instead, I was riveted by the fact that there was a row of books on the White House mantle below the Gilbert Stuart portrait of...

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If you follow our blog, then you know Angel Ramos, semi-finalist for Esquire’s “Best Dressed Real Man” award. This inspired us to hold our own contest to find “The Best Dressed of A&B”. Obviously you are always looking sharp and dapper seeing as you are an Astor & Black client, however...

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Some parties are just so great that they take more than one day to complete. Such was the case at the Toast of the Town event celebrating Austin’s favorite social photographer, Robert Godwin, and his new book “...

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SHOP CHOP

There is a salesperson by the name of Cynthia Harris at Last Call. The. Best. Sales. Help. EVAH! I told her that. I told her boss that. And now I'm telling you. Insist upon Cynthia when you are shopping for cut-rate couture… And to the left of Last Call, at Brodie Oaks, is a...

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Once in a great while, someone throws a party that lifts my spirits for days and restores my faith in frivolity. Last weekend's Arthouse Texas Prize party, with "Texas Excess" as its theme, was one.

For weeks, just for fun, I imagined all the ways you could go wrong with a theme like...

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The “Fashion for Compassion” Runway Party featured food, fashion and fundraising for the Austin Children’s Shelter. More than 200 well-dressed glitterati attended the upscale benefit at Saks Fifth Avenue. The honorary co-chairs were Westbankers and sponsors Beth and Frank Stabile and Westbankers...

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The Society Diplomat is duly launched. Lance Avery Morgan’s new platform for various endeavors — digital publication, book, events, etc. about Texas high life — received a suitable inauguration on the windy W Terrace on Friday.

At one point...

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The stars of Austin's social universe

They're Austin's social warriors.

You've seen them. Out there every night, making the rounds at every party. In the eye of the social storm, air-kissing and glad-handing. They're not just in the loop; they started it.

Call them what you...

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If ever Austin charities instituted a league of competitive galas — and Lord help us if they did — Ballet Austin’s annual Fete would rank in the Top 5 every year.

Jack...

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Perhaps you recall Carla McDonald, posing pertly in her sparkling cocktail dress and rose-tipped shoes. Or perhaps Anne Elizabeth Wynn stood out in her low-cut, vibrant turquoise with leather cinch and fishnet hose. Or maybe your memory settles on a striking couple, Gail Chovan and Evan Voyles,...

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I had so many questions about the Settlement Home Garage Sale. Volunteer leaders Marilyn Willson, Margaret Scott and Michele Brocatoanswered many of them during the preview party at the Palmer Events Center. Then Andrea Ball's American-Statesman story on Nov. 4 answered the rest of...

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Robbing Austin celebrity swimmers — Eric Shanteau, Aaron Peirsol, Ricky Berens, Dave Walters, Karlee Bispo, Garrett Weber-Gale — of the media spotlight at the US Nationals, Michael Phelps broke the only record he hadn’t already, in the 100 m butterfly. At least...

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BLAIR: PLACE APRIL 2008 ISSUE COVER HERE

As Texas Monthly has proved, you can’t be too fat or too rich. Glossy publications live and die by luxury ads. At one time, TM dominated the regional market. Then Brilliant came along. Right now, I’m paging through the April issue of Brilliant,...

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Austin Fashion Week wrapped with a bigger and, once again, better Austin Fashion Awards ceremony. The Austin Music Hall looked uncharacteristically classy with white-against-black classical allusions and -- necessary for this venue -- giant screens for those who could not see action...

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As if we needed any fresh evidence that Austin’s fashion scene is evolving rapidly, witness the weekend of celebrations wrapped around the opening of the Ron King Salon in the Four Seasons Residences. Lance Avery Morgan, Rhonda Lee and Rob Giardinelli In collaboration with his New York contacts,...

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