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Summer Royale: Austin Mother-Daughter Duo Shine in the Season’s Signature Styles

Commodore Perry Estate recently welcomed The Fifth Avenue Club, personal shopping by Saks, which provided dazzling pieces for the TRIBEZA summer style shoot

Melanie Packer (left) wears Dress: Missoni Dress ($1,690); Stella McCartney Mules ($925) Jenna Jacobs (right) wears Jenna Jacobs wears: Tunic by Milly ($325); Silk Scarf by Ferragamo ($190); Sunglasses by Loewe ($217); Shoes by Bottega Veneta ($1,100) Courtesy of Sak's Fifth Avenue. (photo by Kaity Cox)
Melanie Packer (left) wears Missoni Dress ($1,690); Stella McCartney Mules ($925) Jenna Jacobs (right) wears Tunic by Milly ($325); Silk Scarf by Ferragamo ($190); Sunglasses by Loewe ($217); Shoes by Bottega Veneta ($1,100) courtesy of Sak's Fifth Avenue. Poolside at Commodore Perry Estate. (photo by Kaity Cox)

This summer celebrates vibrant hues, bold shades, patterned scarves, and chic yet playful shift dresses to take you from poolside to party in pristine style. To channel this season’s vintage high society allure, we invited the gorgeous mother-daughter duo, Melanie Packer and Jenna Jacobs, to dress up with us in dazzling pieces sourced from Saks Fifth Avenue at Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection.

Jenna Jacobs wears Erdem Dress ($4,895); Stuart Weitzman Pumps ($495); Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Woven Bird Bag ($1,250) (photo by Kaity Cox)
Jenna Jacobs wears Erdem Dress ($4,895); Stuart Weitzman Pumps ($495); Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza Woven Bird Bag ($1,250) (photo by Kaity Cox)

Saks Fifth Avenue at Commodore Perry Estate

Escape to Austin’s opulent Commodore Perry Estate for history, grandeur, romance, and sophistication. The space provides the ultimate atmosphere to wander the rose garden in a gorgeous gown, take a dip in the pool in a stunning suit, or sip ice-cold cocktails on the terrace in a captivating caftan. In addition to welcoming hotel guests, Commodore Perry Estate also serves as a private members club which draws from the diverse fabric of the local community offering vibrant social experiences while celebrating the individuality of Austin through an elevated lens. Guests at the luxury Estate are welcomed as temporary social club members during their stay to experience the hotel just as a member would.

Jenna Jacobs wears Dress by Ginger & Smart ($595) courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue in the garden at Commodore Perry Estate. (photo by Kaity Cox)
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Jenna Jacobs wears Ginger & Smart dress ($595) courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue in the garden at Commodore Perry Estate. (photo by Kaity Cox)

Summer Style Shoot – Missoni Dress at Commodore Perry Estate Pool
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Melanie Packer wears Missoni Dress ($1,690); Stella McCartney Mules ($925) courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue. Poolside at Commodore Perry Estate. (photo by Kaity Cox)

Jenna Jacobs wears Giambattista Valli Swimsuit($850) Bottega Veneta Sandals ($1,100); Chloe Sunglasses, ($315) courtesy of Sak's Fifth Avenue at the pool at Commodore Perry Estate (photo by Kaity Cox)
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Jenna Jacobs wears Giambattista Valli Swimsuit($850) Bottega Veneta Sandals ($1,100); Chloe Sunglasses, ($315) courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue at the pool at Commodore Perry Estate (photo by Kaity Cox)

Jenna Jacobs wears Manolo Blahnik Sandals ($745), Carolina Herrera Dress ($2,490) and Rabanne Shoulder Bag ($820) from Sak's Fifth Avenue in the Summer Royale photo shoot at Commodore Perry Estate (photo by Kaity Cox)
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Jenna Jacobs wears Manolo Blahnik Sandals ($745), Carolina Herrera Dress ($2,490) and Rabanne Shoulder Bag ($820) from Saks Fifth Avenue in the Summer Royale photo shoot at Commodore Perry Estate (photo by Kaity Cox)

Jenna Jacobs wears Erdem Dress ($4,895); Stuart Weitzman Pumps ($495); Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Woven Bird Bag ($1,250) (photo by Kaity Cox)
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Jenna Jacobs wears Erdem Dress ($4,895); Stuart Weitzman Pumps ($495); Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza Woven Bird Bag ($1,250) (photo by Kaity Cox)

Jenna Jacobs wears Erdem Dress ($4,895); Stuart Weitzman Pumps ($495); Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Woven Bird Bag ($1,250) (photo by Kaity Cox)
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Jenna Jacobs wears Erdem Dress ($4,895); Stuart Weitzman Pumps ($495); Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza Woven Bird Bag ($1,250) (photo by Kaity Cox)

Recently, Commodore Perry Estate welcomed The Fifth Avenue Club, personal shopping by Saks, to its selection of one-of-a-kind experiences. The Fifth Avenue Club expands Saks’ personal shopping and styling services into an intimate space at the Estate, by appointment only. Additionally, The Fifth Avenue Club hosts special events, trunk shows, and unique shoppable experiences, also by appointment only. 

Generations of Style 

Modeling these chic summer styles are Melanie Packer, owner of popular Austin salon Deep Roots ATX, and her daughter, Jenna Jacobs, an aspiring model. 

Melanie Packer (left) wears Johanna Ortiz Crop Top ($850) & Skirt ($950); Aquazzura Sandals ($875); and Loewe Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($217)
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Melanie Packer (left) wears Johanna Ortiz Crop Top ($850) & Skirt ($950); Aquazzura Sandals ($875); and Loewe Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($217) Jenna Jacobs (right) wears Manolo Blahnik Sandals ($745), Carolina Herrera Dress ($2,490) and Rabanne Shoulder Bag ($820) from Saks Fifth Avenue in the Summer Royale photo shoot at Commodore Perry Estate (photo by Kaity Cox)

Jenna Jacobs wears Dress by Ginger & Smart ($595) courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue in the garden at Commodore Perry Estate. (photo by Kaity Cox)
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Jenna Jacobs wears Dress by Ginger & Smart ($595) courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue in the garden at Commodore Perry Estate. (photo by Kaity Cox)

Summer Style Shoot – Missoni Dress at Commodore Perry Estate Pool
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Melanie Packer wears Missoni Dress ($1,690); Stella McCartney Mules ($925) courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue. Poolside at Commodore Perry Estate. (photo by Kaity Cox)

“When asked if I would be interested in shooting for TRIBEZA’s summer Family Issue with my daughter Jenna, I was thrilled,” shared Melanie. “I knew it would be a great experience and memory to cherish for the both of us. Jenna graduated from high school this year, and anyone who has experienced this stage of motherhood knows how hard it is to see your child go off to college, so this shoot is really special for us.” 

For Jenna, the feeling of excitement about this fashion shoot was mutual. 

“I love modeling, so getting to do it with my mom was so much fun and so awesome,” said Jenna. “Spending any time with her before I leave for college is very important to me, but this was on another level. The experience was definitely something I’ll remember forever!”

Jenna Jacobs wears Manolo Blahnik Sandals ($745), Carolina Herrera Dress ($2,490) and Rabanne Shoulder Bag ($820) from Sak's Fifth Avenue in the Summer Royale photo shoot at Commodore Perry Estate (photo by Kaity Cox)
Jenna Jacobs wears Manolo Blahnik Sandals ($745), Carolina Herrera Dress ($2,490) and Rabanne Shoulder Bag ($820) from Saks Fifth Avenue in the Summer Royale photo shoot at Commodore Perry Estate (photo by Kaity Cox)

Summer Style Shoot credits:

Hair by Marisa Warren
Make-up by Melanie Falcon
Styled by Rachel Tieleman
Creative Direction by Heidi Okla

Photography by Kaity Cox
Many thanks to Commodore Perry Estate for hosting and to Saks Fifth Avenue for providing the wardrobe.

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