The Neighborhood at 2nd Street District, What a Party!


Are you going to be in Austin?
Need a place to show your style, learn, shop, jam to some music during SXSW?
AvecMode and 2nd Street District have announced the inaugural edition of The Neighborhood at 2nd Street District daily March 11-14, from 12pm-8pm. The Neighborhood is a style-centric showcase consisting of pop-up shops, panels featuring thought leaders in fashion design, e-commerce and technology, and a slew of activations and can’t-miss parties. Check out this wicked-cool flyer below if your interested.sxswfashion


Additionally, as the official press partner of  The Neighborhood at 2nd District during SXSW, Bollare will be hosting their very own Relax & Recharge Lounge. Open daily Mar 11-14 from 12pm-8pm, industry leaders will be invited to visit the Bollare Relax & Recharge Lounge to engage with the vendors and products the space has to offer.  The lounge will offer festivalgoers a place to recharge with Boostcase battery packs and preview their newly launched iPhone5 cases. Healthy hydration will be available in the form of custom cocktails by Tito’s Vodka andBluePrintJuice during the daily happy hour, with music by DJ Kane Fortune, sponsored by Wildfox.  Attendees will also be able to enjoy a Printsamatic social media photo booth sponsored by The Mondrian

This is a not to be missed, our blog-crush Man Repeller and Refinery29 will both be there, so you should be there too!


James Bond Inspired Fashion Picks and Outfits, Featuring Hermes, Diane Von Faustberg, Tadashi Shoji and James Bond Inspired Sample Sales from Gilt and Joss and Main

On account that tonight is the eve of the world premier of the 23rd James Bond film in the popular spy series, the team here at Fashion Invites have gotten together our top spy-ish picks in honor of the film.

Tadashi Shoji Black Tafetta Twofer Dress at Rue La La ($149.90)

Rouge Pur Couture: Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick ($32)

Diane von Furstenberg Deanna Mesh Booties at Shop Bop ($298)

1920’s Pill Box from Collectables Direct ($39.98)

Striking Gold Dress at Modcloth ($104)

Giuseppe  Zanotti   Nero Suede Pumps from ShopBop($650)

Integrate Diamond Eye Bracelet from Jennifer Zeuner at ShopBop ($165)

Sydney Evan  Gold & Ruby Snake Ring from Gilt ($1180)

Tory Burch Metallic IPhone 4 Case from ShopBop ($44)

Hermes Gray Cashmere Losange Scarf from Rue La La ($499)

Ladders and Lasses Dress from ModCloth ($82.99)

Diane von Furstenberg Sapna Lace Up Booties from ShopBop($378)

Be sure to check out Bond Themed sales from our favorite flash sites:

James Bond Sale at Joss and Main: Featuring mod and retro, sleek furniture and home goods.

Gilt’s Sonic Editions: Bond Through the Years

Check out the sales while they last, and be sure to see Skyfall in Theaters this weekend.

Images thanks to: Gilt, Shopbop, Collectibles Direct, RueLaLa, Modcloth and Amazon

A Look-A-Like Chanel Dress from Ryu

Chanel’s pieces are always breath-taking. But for the non-heiress not very affordable. This lovely white/pearly colored rose dress is from Chanel’s spring 2010 ready-to wear-collection. This design can actually be obtained for alot less no not from Chanel (although we wish) but from the apparel brand Ryu.

Ideeli's price $59.99 Retail price $128.00

Can’t you see the resemblance?

Ryu’s taffeta rosette dress comes in ivory or avocado and you can find this dress on sale for a limited time on ideeli. If you miss the Ryu sale on ideeli make sure to check back for more Ryu sales in the future or you can find this dress in avocado on Amazon.


Images from:  ideeli and phe-nomenal