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Austinista

We just love it when two things Austin come together! …and even more so when we’re one of them! tee hee heee! :) Today, we share the spotlight with the Austinista!

We were thrilled when the Austinista herself asked for some wardrobe shots for her blog where she writes about “Style, Beauty, and Exponential Growth from the Violet Crown” as well as a few other nuggets of goodness. And today is the day she launched a new series.

Christine is a delightful person that I’m proud to call my friend. Go subscribe to her blog. Your wardrobe and makeup collection will thank you!

Christine Linial, AustinistaTX

Christine Linial, AustinistaTX

 

From the Austinista herself:

“Austinista.net was established in 2013 to share my love of fashion, beauty, the arts, and becoming your best self.  There are many roads to empowerment: wearing a favorite shade of lipstick, self reflection, and remembering to take risks in real life.

Over the years, I’ve had many opportunities to explore my love of fashion and beauty.  Growing up, my mother taught me to sew my own clothes. As a result, I have a keen eye for silhouette and lines that will make anyone look their best!  In my singing career, I’ve had the chance to swap roles and work behind the scenes. I’ve enjoyed my time as a makeup artist for stage and photographers but worked several studio photography jobs.”

HR Career Connects

We have been involved with Career Connects since the first one three years ago. This year’s event had a special focus on Human Resources professionals and provided some very interesting content. It was our pleasure to be involved once again with this fine event. Kudos to the planning committee for a job well done!

As the event was winding down, the Long Center was coming alive for that night’s show. Austin is such a great place to live and work!

See all the images in an online gallery.

Door Prize Headshots winners: go to this gallery and enter the password to select your favorite image.

 

1K1day event with headshots by As You Wish

When we learned of the 1K1day event to help women set up WordPress sites for their small businesses, we knew we had to get involved. WordPress is our go-to software for website management for both personal and commercial sites. It’s robust, feature-rich, intuitive, and free. It is constantly getting better with new features and upgrades. Best of all, it’s easy to change the whole look of a site with a few clicks.

As a sponsor for 1K1day, As You Wish donated headshots for participants. These are perfect for the About page of their brand new website. Participants, you can find the “special hotel guest” images at the end of the gallery. ;)

We all owe many thanks to WP Engine for hosting this wonderful event in Austin. Shayda and her team were great to work with. If you are looking for a host for a WordPress website, we highly recommend WP Engine.

Austin 1K in 1day – a thousand websites

Brides, Do you have a killer business idea, but need a website to launch it? Are you overwhelmed at the thought of creating and launching a site?

Get your website up and running in one day at this local Austin meet up for ONE K in 1 DAY

1k in 1day

On September 9th, 1,000 women around the world will be getting their website up and running in StartupTrainingSchool.com’s ONE K in 1 DAY event. For an extra dose of community and support, Austin-area women will be gathering at the Austin offices of WP Engine located at the new Capital Factory Startup Accelerator to work through the steps together, and access the knowledge of local web experts.

*WP Engine will also have their awesome support team on hand for the event to answer any questions that may come up along the way.

Bonus: As You Wish photography will be giving headshots to participants. So, while you get your pretty face on your About page of the site, you can also update your LinkedIn profile!

http://austin1k1day.eventbrite.com/

10:30 am: Network and enjoy a brunch with fellow participants, and get your computer set up for the live-stream event.
11:00 am: WP Engine will project 1 K in 1 DAY’s live 90-minute webinar, guiding you through the process of getting started.
12:30 pm: Debrief from the day’s activities, and have your questions answered by local web experts. Based on interest from those attending, additional follow up workshops may be scheduled to explore additional topics in-depth.

Bollywood by Room to Read Austin

We just love the Bollywood event hosted by the Austin chapter of Room to Read. This annual event raises money to build a library in India and gives girls, in particular, access to education and learning.

This fun event features Indian food, music, art, and dance. And, in just a few short hours, the event raised almost enough money for an entire library!

Kudos, Room to Read Austin! Good work.

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Bollywood by Room to Read Austin

Bollywood by Room to Read Austin

Bollywood by Room to Read Austin

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Bollywood by Room to Read Austin

Bollywood by Room to Read Austin

Bollywood by Room to Read Austin

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Bollywood by Room to Read Austin

Bollywood by Room to Read Austin

Bollywood by Room to Read Austin

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Buys for Brides

We are honored to be the first vendor featured on the new site debuting in Austin: Buys for Brides.

While deal sites are nothing new to Austin, this one has a unique twist. As you might guess from the name, it’s all wedding related!

So, if you know someone who is engaged, have them check out our listing where they can get a great deal: a $275 engagement package for only $80! The deal is only online for four days, so hurry!

As You Wish Photography featured on Buys For Brides

Thank you, Buys for Brides, for making this deal just As You Wish.

Zeta Tau Alpha Crown Cookoff

The lovely ladies of the University of Texas chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha hold Crown Cookoff, an annual salsa competition. It’s a fun way to be on campus on a pretty (albeit windy) day and raise money for breast cancer research and support!

Zeta Tau Alpha Crown Cookoff

Zeta Tau Alpha Crown Cookoff

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Zeta Tau Alpha Crown Cookoff

Zeta Tau Alpha Crown Cookoff

Zeta Tau Alpha Crown Cookoff

Zeta Tau Alpha Crown Cookoff

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Zeta Tau Alpha Crown Cookoff

My dear ZTA sisters, thank you for allowing me to be part of your lovely event! zlam!

WEC Talent Connect

The WilCo Entrepreneurs Community hosts a regular Talent Connect event where job-searching candidates give a 90-second speed pitch to companies with openings. Recruiters use the pitches and resumes together to decide who they will bring in for the live interviews. It’s a pretty novel concept, so this event was buzzing with activity.

WEC, you can view the whole gallery of images.

Austin Twestival for Meals On Wheels And More

This was our second year to participate in the Austin Twestival. We were honored to be part of an event designed to raise funds for Meals On Wheels And More!

“…we raised $1,075, which equates to more than 400 meals for MOWAM clients! Best of all, we had fun doing it.
For those who would still like to make a donation to MOWAM, please know that our donation site should remain open till March 31st.
Thanks again for supporting Austin Twestival. Every contribution you made, every dollar you gave and every message you sent out on Facebook and Twitter helped MOWAM in a special way. Hats off to you.”

Thank you to all the Twestival volunteers for your time and efforts with the event.

We’ll post images from the photobooth soon!

Face Kandy – Make Up Artist

Kandy Glass (of Face Kandy) is a wonderful, award-winning artist with Bobbi Brown products and a set of makeup brushes! Her line of services is vast and her talents and skill will have you looking and feeling your best!

  • Wedding Day Make-up & Hair
  • Make-up & Hair for any occasion
  • Make-up services at FaceKandy’s Downtown Austin studio
  • Make-up Class for you & 5 others
  • Minimize & Customize. 2 hours sorting, tossing, minimizing and customizing 3 perfect looks with your existing make-up
  • Seasonal updates. Add a few products to take your basic look into the next season

From her own Bio:

“To me, each face starts out as a blank canvas. With make-up brushes in hand, I create an individual look. Beauty is the result. I think of my job as creating beauty…one face at a time.”

Make an appointment today..and take advantage of her holiday specials!

FaceKandy
make-up by kandy glass
606 East 3rd Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Business Hours: By appointment
512.576.0357
kandyglass@facekandy.com
http://facekandy.com

Celebration of Life Luncheon 2010 hosted by the Austin Area Alumnae of Zeta Tau Alpha

For thirteen years, now, the Austin Area Alumnae chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha has hosted a luncheon to celebrate the life of breast cancer survivors. The event also raises funds for breast cancer research and support.

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Every detail was perfect.

Our Mistress of Ceremonies, Teri Gruca was fabulous!

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Audrey Sides is the current president of the Austin Area Alumnae chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha.

Lindsay Taylor served as the Chair of the Celebration of Life Luncheon while her mom battled through surgery, chemo, and radiation for breast cancer.

Kami Armstrong performed her own composition, The Cure, which she wrote for her teacher, Ms. Lopez, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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The fashion show features survivors as models.

And this lovely lady has been modeling for the show since 2002!

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Thank you, Marilyn, for all your years of participation in the fashion show portion of the event!

Lindsay’s entire family turned out for the Celebration!

Here is most of the committee who planned this lovely event. You’ll find these wonderful women working in higher education, real estate, and for companies large and small. You’ll more likely recognize their faces from other volunteer endeavors around Austin!

As a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, I am thrilled to be a sponsor of and volunteer for this lovely event. My efforts have been richly rewarded through this amazing volunteer experience.

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All proceeds from purchased images will be donated by As You Wish photography to the Celebration of Life Luncheon in an effort to boost the final total raised!