austin day two

after getting settled in at the house on thursday night, we walked to a nearby restaurant called z tejas for a delicious dinner outside under tree-strung lights…

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the guacamole was amazing.

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i woke up friday morning to the soft strumming of guitar and came downstairs to find our hair and makeup artists dennis and deanna, who got in late the night before.  not a bad way to wake up!

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coffee on the front porch as the sun comes up…i could do this every day.

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models ashley smith and anastasia khodkina arrive for the first day of shooting!

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while waiting for shooting to get started ashley picked up one of the guitars at the house and started playing…it was such a beautiful moment.

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we’re working with austin-based photographer alexandra valenti – i am such a huge fan of her work, so it was really exciting to meet her. she has amazing style, too!

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we went to this rad venue called mohawk, located on red river street.

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anastasia gets touched up before shooting.

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two members of local band the happen-ins, who are friends with alexandra valenti. i can’t get over that california raisins tank!

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the band introduced us to the michelada, a concoction of tecate beer, bloody mary mix and lime – apparently you can’t come to austin and not try one! it’s interesting, that’s for sure :)

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that’s all for now! today i am breaking away from the crew to go exploring…stay tuned!

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10 years ago

i love those big old trees. the whole trip pretty much looks awesome, and those band dudes outfits KILL me.

http://www.SHINYUPSIDEDOWNCROSSES.BLOGSPOT.com

10 years ago

I LOVE Austin!!! Its so beautiful and it has one of a kind shopping!

helen
10 years ago

ugh…so miss Austin now! Lived there for 27+ years (near Zilker Park/Barton Springs area). Great shots. …and there is nowhere else like Austin! :D Looking forward to more.

10 years ago

Wow, that is so fun to see! Thanks for sharing “behind the scenes!” Love!

Anonymous
10 years ago

I am living in New york city now and am from Austin. This made my day Austin is the best city. Smile ear to ear. Today falling towards the end of april and it is still raining and cold here somehow ..hahah

Anonymous
10 years ago

omg this is making really sad. I miss austin. I am from austin & I actually work at the free people in austin (the domain) but right now I am in Paris, France studying abroad focusing on Fashion International Marketing. It’s a lot of fun & Paris is amazing but I sure do miss ATX, can’t wait to be back!

dee
10 years ago

omg this is making really sad. I miss austin. I am from austin & I actually work at the free people in austin (the domain) but right now I am in Paris, France studying abroad focusing on Fashion International Marketing. It’s a lot of fun & Paris is amazing but I sure do miss ATX, can’t wait to be back!

Anonymous
10 years ago

Do you know where the photographer’s camera strap is from, or where I may find one like that? Thank you.

margarita
10 years ago

So cool!!! Can’t wait for the next post!

stephanie Bulot
10 years ago

I would love to model for you guys. This is the exact look that describes me inside and out. if itrested e-mail me. Thank you.

Taylor
10 years ago

I love her work! I have her site bookmarked lol :)
http://www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com

Stephanie Dixon
10 years ago

Any idea what kind of camera she is using?
Your response would be so greatly appreciated!!
So amazing..
LOVE THIS BLOG! <3

Jessi
10 years ago

I grew up in the great ATX so here’s some things you HAVE to do.

-Torchy’s Tacos
-Bananarchy
-Kerby Lane
-Go swim at barton springs
-VINTAGE SHOPPING!

Jessi
10 years ago

oops posted before I was finished.

-picnic at zilker
-Jackalope
-green belt
-Magnolia
-see live music obviously

and all that barely scratches the surface.

Enjoy it. No place like Austin Texas.

xoxo
Jess

http://www.thejessiproject.blogspot.com

10 years ago

Hi!! I love Free people!!! I am currently living in Austin! Do you guys need any assistants? I’m a photography major student, can I come with you to help for free? I buy clothes from free very month and was thinking of making a video based in Austin in a way of promoting FP and to teach girls how to layer in free outfit. Please please let me help!!!! I think free people has the msot gorgeous catalog ever!!! My email is q_westlifefan88@hotmail.com
Please contact me. Nikki

10 years ago

Hi Free People!!!!!! Are you still in Austin?? Please give me a chance to stop by and say hi!! I am obsessed with Free People!!! Love the clothes, and catalogs!!!! The photos, videos are gorgeous!!! May I come and shoot some behind the scene photos and videos?? I AM 100% passionate about Free PEOPLE!!! WOULD LOVE TO WORK FOR FREE!! :)
Nikki Qiao

Please check out some of my work if interested.
http://www.flickr.com/qiaojinhang
http://www.itisadream.com

Song Fashions
10 years ago

All I have to say is, amen Austin!

10 years ago

Free People, are you still in Austin? I would drop everything I’m doing to come and meet you guys. I LOVE FP and have been collating FP Catalogs. I really don’t want to miss the opportunity to take some behind the scene photos plans videos!! I use nikon D90 and a film nikon camera. I’m a huge fan. Please fulfill my wish as a FP costumer and fan. You wont regret. Please let me come and take some photos. I will post them for FP.I would love to meet you guys!!!!!
My email is q_westlifefan88@hotmail.com
I get emails on my phone. So I can get there as soon as possible once I get your email. Please consider it. I appraiser it!!! If you let me come, that would make my whole MONTH!!!! I would thrive to join free people team after I graduate from photography major. You will be hearing from me!!! :) thanks!!!
Xoxoxoxoxoxoxo!!!

ely
10 years ago

Michelada it’s the best! We drink it all the summer here in Monterrey, Mexico.. you need to try the “clamato” =)

Lew
10 years ago

Michelada’s are my favorite! A friend of mine from Mexico City introduced me to them and now it’s my drink of choice.