How does Art Bra raise breast cancer awareness in a uniquely Austin Way, and why is everyone coveting Zink Vegan's eco-friendly bags? That and more in this month's style news....
How Art Bra Raises Breast Cancer Awareness
Austin’s Breast Cancer Resource Center is celebrating the region’s strong cancer survivors with its annual Art Bra fundraiser on June 6. Brave women who have successfully battled the disease will model the 70 one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable artwork in a runway show.
“Art Bra Austin is a uniquely Austin event—it’s flamboyant, glamorous, and theatrical all at the same time,” says BCRC’s executive director, Ray Anne Evans. “The artistic community has truly rallied around this event. They amaze us year after year with their willingness to donate their talent and creativity to provide women who are facing breast cancer with magnificent works of art to model in the show.” June 6, $200, Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces St.
Why Eco-Conscious Customers Love Zink Vegan
Austin-based accessories brand Zink has released Zink Vegan, a non-leather alternative handbag line. Available in two styles—jaunt and boxcar—and eight colors including lucite green, blush, and sky blue, the bags also may be monogramed in gold foil, silver foil, and non-foil.
Pleased with the consumer response to the new animalfriendly products, Zink founder and creative director Ben Freedland says, “In a short time, we’ve seen the Vegan collection extend our brand to a whole new customer base.” Prices range from $98 to $128; personalization adds up to $30 and takes two weeks to process. 1601 W. 38th St.,512-502-5836
The Boardroom Now Open for Men's Grooming
Calling all gents: The Boardroom is now open. This salon for men launched its second location, an 1,800-square-foot 1920s club environment, designed with dark wood paneling and leather chairs for an ambience suited for a masculine, luxury experience. Boardroom services include haircuts, traditional hot lather shaves, color and waxing services, and signature services like hand and scalp massages. 3300 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills, 512-551-1117
Cole Haan's Comfy-Chic Shoe With ZeroGrand
Cole Haan launches a statement shoe in women’s casual wear with ZeroGrand. Constructed with the brand’s new cushioning system, Grand.OS, the lightweight, everyday shoe is available as an Oxford in leather or suede (SHOWN), or Slip On or Sneaker version in neoprene and mesh. The Domain, 512-834-8222