Time for Fashion Freakout!

 HOORAY!  My favorite fashion event in all the land is finally here
Fashion Freakout is a vintage fashion show in a rock n’ roll setting.  Every year it sells out, and every year it kicks ass.
I interviewed Fashion Freakout founder Audrie San Miguel in 2009 and 2010, and asked her: Why do a vintage fashion show?

“The artists, musicians, students, and creative business owners that are the life and blood of the music capital of the world aren’t label-conscious mall-shoppers.  They are eco-responsible independent folks that feel good about recycling fashion, standing apart in a crowd, supporting local businesses, and doing so on a limited budget.” –Audrie San Miguel
Preach Audrie!  Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Rather than designers, the runway looks of Fashion Freakout truly highlight the genius of stylists — which I love.  Because even though my mind is blown after every single Fashion Freakout, I walk away knowing that all that stuff came from Prototype, New Bohemia, and Laced With Romance.  Which means that I could maybe someday wear it.
 Even this awesome puffy ruffles thing!
Fashion Freakout is kind of a huge production, with a custom runway and a rock show during intermission.  This year, that show will be put on by Gary Glitter cover band, Leaders of the Gang.

(I could watch that video over and over again.)

Friends, if you live in Austin, have you bought your tickets yet?  (Click here.)

If you don’t live in Austin, I am so sorry!  It’s yet another reason you should move here!

Fashion Freakout 2010.  Photos courtesy Austin-American Statesman / Photographer Mary Rehak.
Click here for Fashion Freakout 2010 photos, and here for Fashion Freakout 2009 photos.
And if you like those … guess what!  I’m filming part of the show this year.  That’s right!  Things are getting pre-tty technologically-savvy here on Austin Eavesdropper. I’ll have the video and pictures up this weekend.
hope to see you there!