A Day in the Life of the People Defining Spring Style in Austin
Color, texture, prints and patterns are in bloom
By Suzanne Kilpatrick
Photographs by Matt Rainwaters
Estilo Boutique owner Stephanie Coultress O’Neill works with morning shoppers Andra Liemandt and Jenny Mason
Drew multicolor dress, $285, Estilo.
Lobbyist A.J. Bingham on duty at the Capitol
BOSS Hugo Boss men’s Glenn plaid two-button jacket, $645; Eton navy-and-purple floral pocket square, $65; Ermenegildo Zegna blue-and-white Camicia Trofeo shirt, $450; Tom Ford men’s polka dot silk bow tie, $260; Theory Zaine pant in Neoteric, $195; Common Projects men’s Achilles suede sneakers, $423; all Neiman Marcus at The Domain.
LOEWE toes embroidery slippers, $890, ByGeorge.
Artist Elizabeth Chapin at work in her studio
Libertine Punk Rock flowers opera coat with crystals, $3,375; ATM white T-shirt, $85, all Neiman Marcus.
Barkin’ Creek co-founder and COO Flint Beamon walks a host of pups in Zilker Park
Jil Sander zipped bomber jacket, $1,150; The Row Luke tee, $250; Dries Van Noten Phibbs swim trunks, $300; all ByGeorge; Auburn Leathercrafters; small, medium and large Sparky’s Choice Collar ($22-$30); small and large Sparky’s Choice Leash ($28 and $34), Barkin’ Creek Dog Kitchen & Bath.
Designer and professor Gail Chovan behind the sewing machine in her SoCo studio
LOEWE sleeveless bib shirt, $690; LOEWE striped cropped trousers, $890, both ByGeorge; designAUST leather-and-crystal necklace, House of St. Clair rabbit’s foot necklace, Gaspard Hex Paris silver claw necklace and Victorian locker circa 1860 (holding parents’ hair) necklace; all Gail’s personal collection.
Neon artist Evan Voyles prepares a new project in his South Austin studio
Kapital 7G wool Nepal Tiger crewneck sweater, $611; Levi’s premium Barstow shirt, $88, all STAG; Evan’s own bandanna and jewelry.
CEO Zane Wilemon and Amal Wilemon of Ubuntu Life take sales appointments in their SoCo studio
On Zane: MASSIMO linen-jersey Pique polo, $295; On Amal: Ulla Johnson Kaiya dress, $525; all ByGeorge.
Vintage Patek Philippe watch, price upon request, and Ubuntu bracelets, prices vary, all ByGeorge.
Model Emma Jette enjoys a snack at Joann’s Fine Foods
Simon Miller ribbed fitted top, $130; The Elder Statesman Baja pullover, $2,335; Jeanerica women’s classic five-pocket jean, $200; VADA 14K Zodiac Virgo ring, $1,400; all ByGeorge.
CELINE beach sandal, $340, ByGeorge.
TOVA bracelets, $78/ each, The Garden Room.
Prada Jacquard and Leather Platform Espadrilles, $690, Neiman Marcus.
Rancho Pillow founder Sheila Youngblood unwinds in her Old Enfield home