Saturdays in the 2ND ST District buzz with boutique shopping, brunch, and mimosas. Patrons amble the sidewalks with a nowhere-to-go attitude and bellies full of Taverna Beignets. 2ND Street on the weekends is nothing short of a runway show; maxi dresses, fedora hats, and a mixed array of prints and color saunter the block from shop to shop. The air is crisp, the mood is light, and Austin always looks her best when dressed for the weekend.
This Saturday, September 21st, something special is happening at the corner of Lavaca and 2ND. Inside the W Hotel, design students from The University of Texas, Austin School of Fashion and Design, and McCallum High School will compete in Project Pink - a philanthropic fashion show hosted by The Brobe and 2ND ST District, and benefiting the Susan G. Koman foundation. Designers will dress models with five Race For The Cure T-Shirts and two yards of fabric. Who are the models? Former breast cancer survivors. Emceeing the event is 1998 Miss Texas USA, Holly Mills-Gardner. The fashion show kicks off at 10:30am and concludes at 1:00pm.
Project Pink promises fashion, philanthropy, and vats of mimosas. The judging panel is stacked with the fashion community's finest veterens - Ross Bennett (of The Ross Bennett Collection), Matt Swinney (founder of Austin Fashion Week), Allison Schickel (creator of The Brobe), Sarah McLaughlin Reed (of Sarah Eileen), and members of the Kendra Scott team. Oh, did I mention that all attendees will walk away with a gorgeous piece from the Kendra Scott collection? If the fashion and champagne didn't have you hooked, the goodie bags surely will.
Pencil in your calendars, purchase your tickets, and join fellow philanthropic enthusiasts for Project Pink; it will be a morning of mingling in true Saturday fashion.
© Lindsay Watson