CHANNELING CHANEL:  ATELIER BEAUTÉ CHANEL LAUNCHES SIX WEEK POP-UP AT SXSW

CHANNELING CHANEL: ATELIER BEAUTÉ CHANEL LAUNCHES SIX WEEK POP-UP AT SXSW

By Rob Giardinelli        Photography by Sam Frost and Fulton Davenport

Atelier Beauté CHANEL pop-up. Austin, TX

Atelier Beauté CHANEL pop-up. Austin, TX

What happens when the platinum standard of beauty brands descends upon Austin for SXSW? A glowing success that will stay in Austin for several weeks until SXSW ends. On March 11th, Chanel proudly launched their Atelier Beauté CHANEL pop-up with an exclusive cocktail party that featured dozens of Austin’s most notable influencers, sociables and style mavens.

Andra Liemandt, Kelly Green and Erin Thornton

Andra Liemandt, Kelly Green and Erin Thornton

The Austin-chic crowd descended upon stunning boutique located on Austin’s Music Lane where they mingled and shipped champagne while viewing the impressive array of CHANEL makeup, skincare and fragrance products. The launch party featured complimentary consultations and services courtesy of CHANEL celebrity makeup artist Tasha Reiko Brown and CHANEL brow artist Jimena Garcia. The atelier allows patrons experiment and create, with no limits, from a wide range of CHANEL products.

Atelier Beauté CHANEL pop-up. Austin, TX

Those who embark on the experience begin by placing their personal items in a locker, named by each icon of the House. Guests then enter the interactive where, via the Atelier’s app, they will have full access to all the products, find detailed product descriptions, book services or events…and make purchases. The result? A dazzling, one-of-a-kind beauty experience where guests can customize CHANEL makeup, skincare and fragrance offerings that perfectly aligns with their own personal aesthetic.

Jamie Chandlee, Kristin Nix and Erin Tice

The Atelier Beauté CHANEL pop-up, located at 1009 South Congress Avenue in Austin is open daily from 10AM-7PM through April 24. For more information, visit AtelierBeaute.Chanel.com/Austin.

Rob Giardinelli, Kathryn Bowyer, Lance Avery Morgan and Kirstin Ross

LET THERE BE MUSIC

LET THERE BE MUSIC

An Evening Of Dance Performances Supports Virtuosi Of Houston

By Jen Roosth          Photography by Fulton Davenport

THE SETTING: Virtuosi of Houston recently celebrated the social season with its annual gala, Music in Motion, in the InterContinental Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. The evening began with the cocktail hour, a wine pull, silent auction, plus guests enjoyed viewing a live painting by Taft McWhorter.

 THE STYLE: The evening of world-class music and fine cuisine shined the spotlight on the arts by honoring Michelle Smith, founder and executive director, METdance, Jane Weiner, founder and director of Hope Stone Dance, and Stanton Welch, artistic director of the Houston Ballet. The slate of musical performances was White Swan Pax de Duex performed by artists from Houston Ballet II Academy, Aheym performed by METdance, and Barcarolle/Radio Ga Ga performed by Hope Stone Dancers and Houston Boychoir. All the dancers were accompanied by the Virtuosi of Houston Orchestra under the direction by Franz Krager and Andzrej Grabiec, its founding and artistic directors.

 The event’s spirited live auction offered a Game of Thrones journey with a six-night stay in Dublin, a private estate experience for 10 at Churchill Downs, a sunset cruise on a luxury yacht for 14, a sailing experience on an America’s Cup Yacht for two, a Chopard diamond pendant and earring set, a Rome VIP Experience for two, and a George Strait signed guitar.

 THE PURPOSE: The gala event was chaired by Patti Murphy and Monzer Hourani, with Carmina Zamorano serving as honorary chairs. The mission of Virtuosi Houston is providing a means for a unique group of young and musically gifted artists to expand their abilities through exposure to world-class conductors and challenging musical pieces.

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