i style bands (the preparation for SXSW continues)

Styling a band is a bit more complicated than it seems.  Slap a dress on the girl, slap some pants and some deconstructed t-shirts on the guys and you’re good to go, right?

Let’s try 40+ hours of research, scouting boutiques, attending band practice to get a feel for the upcoming show, never mind taking into account individual tastes and clothing preference mixed with my own glorious ideas only to tear it down and bring something coherent and exciting to the table.  Each member of the band has personal shopping sessions that include fittings, funny reactions to some of the pics, lots of vogue poses in the mirror and may or may not include a margarita to top off the marathon shopping day.

Supporting local biz is huge in my everyday existence.  For the Soldier Thread Stubb’s Show, I scouted over 15 local business’ and ended up purchasing from six.  Six totally local, small boutique owners that need our support.  And that’s not counting the photographers, videographers, hairdressers, make up artists and Stubb’s employees that have to come together to pull this event off.  This is the lifeblood of Austin.  I am an ambassador for my city.

I have a few photos from the Stubb’s performance from the talented (and newbie local to Austin) Adam Kealing, band photographer.  Enjoy their latest Promo video, In Spades.  

The Soldier Thread – Stubb’s Austin, Texas

Dress, Stella Blue;  Bracelet, Whole Earth Provision Company

Suit Blazer, Service Menswear

Denim Shirt, Hovercraft

Windbreaker jacket, Black denim shirt – musician’s own

Vintage Bow Tie, Blackmail; Button Up and Jeans, musician’s own

Last photo is not Mr. Kealings.

+ The Soldier Thread + Adam Kealing, Photographerflickr + Stubbs BBQ + Service Menswear + Hovercraft + Whole Earth Provision Co + Stella Blue + Blackmail

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3 responses to “i style bands (the preparation for SXSW continues)

  1. Do you remember where the boots are from that the chick in the first two pictures is wearing? They are AWESOME. (I have a thing for boots, about half my shoe collection consists of them…I wish they were more practical in TX!)

    I really don’t think a lot of people appreciate that styling isn’t just something people do for shits and giggles, it’s a JOB. Either way – the photos & the band look great 🙂

  2. Michelle-

    I finally talked with Patty, the lead singer and violist, and she said of all places she purchased those boots at Nordstrom!

    Thanks so much for such nice words. I totally agree with you about the hard work that goes into such endeavors. Like any passion – it’s almost completely all consuming!

    Allison – I totally agree with the jacket. Such a good find. I love the style of men’s boutiques here in town.

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