MexiChicSA Brings Mexican Style to San Antonio
San Antonio Magazine » Fashion
by Bonny Osterhage
5M ago
The designer Oscar de la Renta once famously said, “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” That could be the mantra for Maria and Anna Sophia Aguilar, the mother-daughter duo behind the vibrant MexiChicSA Boutique. These women have turned their passions for design and creativity into a thriving business that stays true to their Mexican heritage and their mission of helping other women succeed. “We support a large number of female artisans and we have gotten to know them, their families and their stories,” says Anna Sophia. “We now collab ..read more
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Sustainable Fashion
San Antonio Magazine » Fashion
by Kathleen Petty
5M ago
Photos By Marty Morris   The owner of Minx & Onyx Vintage, Amanda Alarcon-Hunter, and the master stylist behind Sol y Luna, Sam Paniagua, celebrated Earth Day by putting the spotlight on sustainable fashion. Their “Untamable-The Sustainable Fashion Show ” took place April 22 at The Espee-Post Office and spotlighted eco-conscious fashion that promotes ethical and sustainable design and purchasing habits. The post Sustainable Fashion appeared first on San Antonio Magazine ..read more
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Fraulein Boot Company’s Vintage Feel
San Antonio Magazine » Fashion
by Bonny Osterhage
5M ago
Some little girls dream of sliding on a glass slipper to become Cinderella. Not Margaret Walker and her sister Sarah Caruth. These two Kingwood natives who now live in San Antonio dreamed of slipping into a pair of vintage cowboy boots and becoming Crystal Gayle. “She was our hero from the moment we saw her at the Houston Rodeo with her hair to her waist, twirling around in her sparkles and boots,” says Walker. “We had stars in our eyes.” While they may not have grown up to become country music legends, the sisters did embrace the vibe and style of their idol, wearing cowboy boots as they trai ..read more
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A Guide to Vintage Shops
San Antonio Magazine » Fashion
by Molly Todd
5M ago
Canela Elisa “Canela” Kern wants to help “give old threads new vida” while making shoppers feel proud in their piel (skin). That means she offers intimate styling experiences for those who want help selecting items from a collection that includes hand-picked vintage and designer garments sourced from customers, markets and other shops. Canela specializes in Escada blazers in eclectic hues and St. John knits from traditional to modern cuts. Everything in store is selected with respect to sustainability and past fashion trends. @the.canela.vintage, 301 Blanco Road, Ste. P, canelavintage.com &nbs ..read more
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Our Local Mother’s Day Gift Guide
San Antonio Magazine » Fashion
by Katherine Stinson
5M ago
For the Mom Who Deserves a Staycation: Hotel Havana Treat mom to a luxurious getaway without the added stress of airport travel. Whether you splurge for the Queen or Hemingway suite or book one of the historic boutique hotel’s studio space rooms with vaulted skylights, make sure she also enjoys Sunday brunch at Ocho. Send her back home with the kimono robe as a souvenir. Kimono Robe $175     For the Mom Who Loves to be Pampered: Organically Bath & Beauty’s Rose Quartz Line Founder and CEO Kela Nabors and mom of six recommends anything from the shop’s Rose Quartz line, which debu ..read more
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These Wildflower Shawls Are a Spring Must-Have
San Antonio Magazine » Fashion
by Sallie Lewis
5M ago
San Antonio native Carolina Lewis and her cousins, Margaret and Alicia Amberson, were raised to have a full appreciation for their surroundings. “We’ve learned how to ask questions and respect the land and wildlife,” says Alicia. “We were taught how to predict rain by watching the wild cenizo, and how to tell the seasons by migration patterns …We want to capture everything that makes Texas special and share our vision with people within and beyond our home state.” The trio married that love of the outdoors with a strong sense of style when they launched Sorella Clothing Co., a fashion-forward ..read more
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Best San Antonio-Based Instagram + Online Shops
San Antonio Magazine » Fashion
by Rosie Ninesling
5M ago
@shoplaloteria Launched in 2019, the women behind this account host Instagram pop-up sales with items they’ve curated for your closet. They have limited quantities each time they post so shoppers have to act fast, commenting with their size to reserve. Porch pickup is available, but they also ship across the country. Their feed is full of the types of tops and earrings you always compliment on friends but have a tough time finding yourself.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by La Loteria (@shoplaloteria)   @vidabonitaamor From sage to burn and cleanse your space ..read more
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San Antonio’s Up-and-Coming Fashion Designer
San Antonio Magazine » Fashion
by Clarissa R. Abrego
5M ago
Photo By Josh Huskin Growing up in Corpus Christi, Nick Perez delighted in drawing dresses in the empty corners of notebook paper—even getting in trouble in class for doing so. The self-taught designer and makeup artist behind the fashion brand Nicó, gave up sketching by middle school, bowing to what Perez describes as societal standards for what a boy is. But by high school, Perez, who uses pronouns they/them, became more comfortable embracing themself and enrolled in a sewing class that set the course Perez is on today. “I kind of just fell in love with teaching myself how to drape, teaching ..read more
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Fabric Shop Opens in Niche at Pearl
San Antonio Magazine » Fashion
by Kathleen Petty
5M ago
Niche at Pearl is inviting shoppers to test their hand at sewing and fashion design with their latest project, The Stitch at Niche. Opening Friday, Aug. 21, in a section of its flagship store at Pearl, The Stitch at Niche will offer specialty fabrics, unique buttons, trims and other items, many that have been specially sourced from its manufacturing partners. “We’ve worked with them to develop our own colors, prints and textures (over the last nearly 25 years), so there are fabrics that aren’t available anywhere else,” says Ayse Derman, creative director. Ayse Derman says she and her mom, desi ..read more
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Shop for a Cause with Three Bees Boutique
San Antonio Magazine » Fashion
by Bianca Torres
5M ago
It was a melding of passions that led to the creation of the family-run Three Bees Boutique. Founder and “queen bee” Alayah Benavidez—a former Miss Texas USA and a contestant on the most recent season of ABC’s The Bachelor—remembers being told at a young age that she was dyslexic and would always struggle to read and write. She pushed herself to succeed anyway, reading as much as she could and falling in love with literature along the way. She’s also always had a love of “all things glam.” With an idea to combine her passions, she approached her mom, Cynthia, now known as the “boss bee,” and h ..read more
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