SOPHISTICATED WITH A DASH OF SWAGGER—THESE LOCAL TRENDSETTERS PROVE THAT STYLE IS INDEED A STATE OF MIND.
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Instagram users often turn to luxury style influencer Hannah Chody’s advice for sartorial solutions. (Think, “What is a good option for a formal wedding in Capri?”.) Chody began her influencer journey on TikTok, where her videos on style and tips she lives by in her own fabulous day-to-day trended, which led to partnering with luxe brands such as Jimmy Choo, Armani Beauty and many more. Chody felt she didn’t resonate with many fashion in uencers as she doesn’t stick to one aesthetic and thought she could fill that gap with her humorous commentary and style tips. Quite right she was. After Chody created a tasteful sweatshirt for her bachelorette party, fans demanded she make them available, which led to her launching Shop Aperitivo. With such success, Chody says they are venturing into more items soon.
DOPPELGANGER: Elle Woods
MY AESTHETIC IN 3 WORDS: Classic, oversize, elevated
UNIFORM: Oversize blazer and cat-eye sunglasses
CHERISHED ACCESSORY: My Hermes Kelly
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH: Love! And shoes
MOVIE: 10 Things I Hate About You
MENTOR: My brilliant mother
STYLE ICON: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
FALL SHOE: A chunky boot or Adidas
FALL BAG: Bottega pouch, always
ALWAYS IN THE BAG: At least six lip glosses
SIGNATURE SCENT Byredo Mixed Emotions
BEAUTY ESSENTIAL: Sunscreen
BEST ADVICE: Always follow the Four Agreements: Be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personally, don't make assumptions, always do your best.
NEMESIS: The sun
ESCAPE: Deer Valley
WEAKNESS: Aperol Spritz
PHILANTHROPY: Garrett Cares
MANTRA: No one is you and that is your power.
CURRENT OBSESSION: Frozen Mexican martini from Holiday on 7th
CURRENT OBSESSION: The Lincoln Highwayby Amor Towles
THEME SONG TO YOUR LIFE: “Daylight" by Taylor Swift
The Lip Bar lip gloss PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Hermès Kelly bag. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Bottega Veneta Sardine bag PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Supergoop! sunscreen PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley PORTRAIT BY SAMIR HUSSEIN/GETTY IMAGES
PHOTO BY KATIE JAMESON
Fans of the CW show Walker need no introduction to actress Odette Annable. She has been a standout cast member for three seasons (soon to be four) and fits perfectly here in Austin. When not filming Walker with fellow resident Jared Padalecki, Annable enjoys time with her family and friends and supporting causes like Center for Child Protection, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Project ALS. Balancing life between work and family keeps Annable on the move, but she navigates it seamlessly. While acting has taken her to iconic roles in television, movies and music videos, Annable remains approachable and warm, embodying the hospitality Austinites are known for. Though her stardom may be continuously rising, Annable stays grounded in the city she calls home. Here, she shares her seasonal script.
DOPPELGANGER: Mandy Moore or Jessica Alba
MY AESTHETIC IN 3 WORDS: Minimal, organic, chic
UNIFORM: Jeans, T-shirt, sweater, combat boots, Birkenstocks or ballet flats
CHERISHED ACCESSORY: A necklace by Adina Reyter with my girls' initials hanging off of it
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH: Mac and cheese
MOVIE: True Romance
MENTOR: Taylor Sheridan
STYLE ICON: Lauren Hutt on
FALL SHOE: Anything by Freda Salvador
FALL BAG: Naghedi
ALWAYS IN THE BAG: Kosas Baseline lip balm
SIGNATURE SCENT: Byredo Mojave Ghost
BEAUTY ESSENTIAL: Ourself HA+ Replenishing Serum
BEST ADVICE: Love your fate.
NEMESIS: Texas heat ESCaPE: Amalfi Coast (in my dreams because I don't escape, I have two small children)
WEAKNESS: Mac and cheese or nachos
PHILANTHROPY: Center for Child Protection, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Project ALS
MANTRA: Amor fati
CURRENT OBSESSION: My husband's new show, Special Ops: Lioness
APP: Solid Starts (I have a small baby)
CURRENTLY READING: Re-reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
THEME SONG TO YOUR LIFE: “Have You Ever Seen the Rain" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Adina Reyter Italian chain with initial charm PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Freda Salvador boots PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Amalfi Coast AMALFI COAST PHOTO BY BORIS STROUJKO/ISTOCK
Lauren Hutton. PORTRAIT BY RON GALELLA/GETTY IMAGES
PHOTO BY BRAVO MEDIA, LLC/GETT Y IMAGES
Fashion designer Brittany Allen is an Austin hometown style hero who is featured in this past season of Project Runway. She inspires creativity in the ATX community and made us proud each and every challenge she showcased her style strengths. Designing her own line and handcrafting each item, Allen’s wardrobe is anything but simplistic. She is bold, and her clothes emulate precisely that. Women’s empowerment means everything to her, and she loves powerful shapes and prints that bring out the fiery side in every woman. Seeing a void in the market, Allen married the idea of activewear and ready-to-wear. Speaking of ready-to-wear, Allen is launching a new collection soon full of vibrant colors and prints that will surely be the star of the season.
DOPPELGANGER: I get Gaga a lot!
MY AESTHETIC IN 3 WORDS: Exuberant, playful, ambitious
UNIFORM: Leggings and a cropped tee
CHERISHED ACCESSORY: My big gold hoop earrings
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH: Shoes
MOVIE: The Devil Wears Prada
MENTOR: Literally Christian Siriano
STYLE ICON: Rihanna
FALL SHOE: Ankle bootie
FALL BAG: Small flap of any kind
ALWAYS IN THE BAG: Mascara and shades
SIGNATURE SCENT: Le Labo
BEAUTY ESSENTIAL: Eyelash curler and mascara
BEST ADVICE: Put blinders on and don't worry about what everyone is creating. Do you.
ESCaPE: A really good movie
WEAKNESS: Taking on way too much, more than I can handle
PHILANTHROPY: Anything raising awareness for stroke survivors
MANTRA: I am worthy.
CURRENT OBSESSION: Root beer floats and anything pink
APP: It's a love-hate relationship with the Revolve app
CURRENTLY READING: Nothing. I'm too ADHD to read. Literally.
THEME SONG TO YOUR LIFE: “Feeling Myself" by Nicki Minaj and Beyonce
TooD Beauty TooDSCARA PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Gold hoops PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Le Labo Santal 33. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Rihanna PORTRAIT BY CINDY ORD/GETTY IMAGES
PHOTO BY ALEX HAY
“Welcoming” is one of the words Angela Garcia uses to describe her sense of style, which just about sums it up. A woman of many talents—a philanthropist, fashion lover, golf course queen and fitness guru alongside her husband, Sergio Garcia—Garcia is, above all, a mother dedicated to spending time with her two kids. Of course, they’re the inspiration behind FORE Kids ATX, her and Sergio’s foundation. If you’re at any fundraising gala in Austin, passionate and fun, Garcia is the one waving her paddle loud and proud and grabbing the mic, encouraging the rest of Austin to “pony up!” She is not afraid of a challenge and will be participating in Dancing With the Stars Austin this year—of course, while simultaneously hosting FORE Kids ATX’s second annual event later this fall, Dec. 1-2. For this Austin ace, doing it all in style is just par for the course.
DOPPELGanGEr: Jennifer Connelly
MY aESTHETiC in 3 WOrDS: Sophisticated, comfortable, welcoming
UnifOrM: Workout clothes; I am always chasing kids!
CHEriSHED aCCESSOrY: My wedding ring
YOU Can nEVEr HaVE EnOUGH: Cute sneakers
MOViE: A League of Their Own
MEnTOr: My mother
STYLE iCOn: Coco Chanel
faLL SHOE: Combat boots
faLL BaG: Chanel
aLWaYS in THE BaG: Lip gloss, mascara and snacks for my kids
SiGnaTUrE SCEnT: Flowerbomb
BEaUTY ESSEnTiaL: Exercise and lots of water BEST ADVICE: Always be kind to others. You never know when you might turn someone's day around.
nEMESiS: Anyone who bullies
ESCaPE: Time with my family
PHiLanTHrOPY: FORE Kids ATX supporting The Muny Conservancy, Foster Village, UGLI Foundation and Dell Children's Medical Center; and participating in the 2023 Dancing with the Stars Austin for the Center for Child Protection
ManTra: Love life and life will love you back.
CUrrEnT OBSESSiOn: Recruiting new schools to the UGLI Foundation anti-bullying curriculum
aPP: Duolingo. I'm always practicing my Spanish!
CUrrEnTLY rEaDinG: Bits and pieces of several books because it's hard to find time to read with two toddlers!
THEME SOnG TO YOUr LifE: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
Chanel pink tweed flap bag IMAGE COURTESY OF BRANDS
Dom Pérignon IMAGE COURTESY OF BRANDS
Workoutwear PORTRAIT BY GEORGE RINHART/GETTY IMAGES
Veja sneakers IMAGE COURTESY OF BRANDS
Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel. IMAGE COURTESY OF BRANDS