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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
Our April Style Issue was conceived and produced before the coronavirus pandemic closed down Austin and much of the country. We hope the stories and images of spring fashion will provide some joy during a difficult time. Please continue to visit Tribeza.com for ongoing coverage of how our city is coping, coming together and innovating during the crisis.

8:30 a.m.

Estilo Boutique owner Stephanie Coultress O’Neill works with morning shoppers Andra Liemandt and Jenny Mason

Drew multicolor dress, $285, Estilo.

9 a.m.

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.

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LOEWE toes embroidery slippers, $890, ByGeorge.

10:20 a.m.

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.

Austin Style Scene Embraces Socially Conscious Brands

11:45 a.m.

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.

Noon

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.

Estilo Men Is West Austin’s Destination for Relaxed, Well-Dressed Guys

1:25 p.m.

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.

3 p.m.

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.

Inside a West Austin Home Inspired by Owners’ Creativity

Vintage Patek Philippe watch, price upon request, and Ubuntu bracelets, prices vary, all ByGeorge.

3:30 p.m.

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.

Devil May Care’s Exotic Cocktails and Creative Fare Shine Late at Night

CELINE beach sandal, $340, ByGeorge.

4:15 p.m.

Kristin Gish and her daughters horse around after school

On Kristin: Zimmermann Super Eight tubular mini-dress, Neiman Marcus, $895; On girls: Maison Me Emmalyn short-sleeved collared dress, $56, maisonette.com.

Take a Minute to Watch a Beautiful Short Film About Childhood Imagination

TOVA bracelets, $78/ each, The Garden Room.
Prada Jacquard and Leather Platform Espadrilles, $690, Neiman Marcus.

How to Find Meaning in the Adversity of an Uncertain Time

5 p.m.

Rancho Pillow founder Sheila Youngblood unwinds in her Old Enfield home

La Vie Mimosa Flower maxi kimono, $950, SUNROOM.

9:35 p.m.

Justine Gilcrease holds court with friends at her eponymous restaurant

From left: Dries Van Noten Damon bubble-sleeved zebra-print midi dress, $1,020, ByGeorge; Bernadette floral wrap dress, $990; ByGeorge; Temperley London Rosella Bird minidress, $550, Julian Gold.
Grainne Morton silhouette earrings, $988, ByGeorge.

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