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Headed to SXSW? Here are some parties to have on your radar

It’s official, I just extended my trip to stay in Austin a stay a bit longer to be here for all of SXSW. Rather then post individual invites like I’ve been doing, I’ll just keep updating this post with new events that seem worth checking out!

Here’s just a few of the events I plan on making it to… join me!

Cosmopolitan Magazine Style Lab SXSW

March 14 – 16th – Starting at 10:30am have coffee with Cosmopolitan Magazine and kick off the opening of their Style Lab! Sponsored by Intel and COVERGIRL see their lineup of events and speakers from 10am-5pm at the JW Marriott HERE

GE sxsw party

March 14 – 16th – GE is cooking up some BBQ. See invite above for more info and RSVP at GEBBQLab.Everbrite.com

DJ-51 App launch

March 17th theme your drinks to the music from 7pm-2am at the DJ-51 App launch party at The Contemporary Austin. Details above.

noisetrade sxsw

March 18th – 21st Join NOISETRADE for a series of SXSW Day Parties, presented by Clif Bar GreenNotes. RSVP at http://found.ee/NTSXSW15RSVP

March 18 – March 20th Neiman Marcus Make Some Noise Event featuring Marina and The Diamonds, Rebecca Minkoff, Laura Dern, Frieda Pinto, and so many more. Full lineup and RSVP: HERE

March 19 – March 20th Dr. Martens at SXSW event at Bar 96 Rainey St. Full lineup and RSVP HERE

March 20th at 11am join SPIN at Stubb’s with a complimentary taco brunch available until 12:30 PM.  From the time doors open in the morning, until 5:00 PM, SPIN at Stubb’s will host 9 bands on the club’s north and main stages. The lineup will include hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, the new wave-flavored pop of Twin Shadow, the mesmerizing indie punk of Screaming Females, the acclaimed folk stylings of Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, the transcendent noise rock of METZ, Will Butler of Arcade Fire, the spiraling post-punk of Viet Cong, the smoldering electro pop of Kate Boy, and the skillful rhymes of hip-hop whiz kid Earl Sweatshirt. SPIN at Stubb’s is sponsored in part by Esurance, MixRadio, Jack Daniels, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Steel Reserve Alloy Series. RSVP: HERE

March 21st from 12-5pm SPIN and AXE® are making SXSW 2015 extra special with the AXE White Label Collective Party at Cheer Up Charlies. Headlined by John Legend and lineup will also feature live performances by YG, Lolawolf, ASTR, James Davis, and an eclectic lineup of handpicked new talent.

AXE White Label is a refined grooming line designed to boost guys’ confidence by helping them look and feel their finest. The AXE White Label Collective mentorship program is designed to help rising talent “take the leap” (#taketheleap) by giving budding creators the tools they need to take their skills to the next level, in both music and style. RSVP: HERE (Note: This is open to the public with badge holders having priority to enter).

Join Neiman Marcus at SXSW and Make Some Noise!

There is an amazing amount of talented women speaking and performing during the Neiman Marcus MAKE SOME NOISE 2015 event during SXSW. Celebrating bold women with bold voices, the multi-brand prestige retailer is returning to Austin with a three-day event celebrating its empowering, female-driven initiative, “Make Some Noise, Bold Women Bold Voices”.

Check out this lineup! Rebecca Minkoff, Marina and the Diamonds, Laura Dern, Rosario Dawson (and that’s just the icing on the cake)! People, get in on this!

Neiman Marcus SXSW event

Make Some Noise is a Neiman Marcus brand platform championing bold woman with bold voices who are shaking up the status quo and leading the way forward.  Celebrating noisemakers in technology, fashion, music, food, art, and business, Neiman Marcus inspires all women to join in, use their voices and make some noise. “Make Some Noise” in Austin will serve as the peak event for the year-round campaign celebrating women.

To join in on the fun be sure to RSVP at www.NeimanMarcus.com/MakeSomeNoise

Gift Guide: Fab Finds Under $50

If you’re stressing over the less then 2 week mark before Christmas, don’t there’s still time! (Plus now’s the time to shop, holiday prices are dropping!). Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for under $50.

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Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil Set ($32, $75 value) – In a world where eyeliner pencils are generally harder formulas, I’m grateful for Laura Mercier’s Kohl Eye Pencils, which glide on smoothly and have a much softer formula then other brands on the market. It”s easy to apply on the inside lining of the eyelid & the base of the lashes for a stand alone look, or it can be smudged and worked onto the eyelid for a smokey effect. This set comes in 5 Shades include Stormy Grey, Black Violet, Brown Copper, Black Gold and Black Navy.

Incase Capsule headphones ($49.95) – These are a great set of portable headphones for any commuters or travelers on your list. Both stylish and practical, they come with three different eartip sizes that are interchangeable for your most optimal comfort and fit. The audio cable features an integrated mic and remote to control audio playback and works with for sound and calls with Apple products (iPhone, iPod, iPad and MacBook).

Everlane The Solid Tote ($35) – I love this website. Everlane offers really great basics that can be worn on repeat without them getting tired. It’s an ease tote that fits comfortably over the shoulder, for carrying anything from groceries to your laptop. 

PC Celebrates Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday 24 Collection #Holiday24

There’s no doubt about it, last night Target blew it out of the water at the launch party for the Target + Neiman Marcus collaboration. I was so excited to be invited to this event, all I’ve ever wanted was to be able to shop Neiman Marcus at Target prices.

The collaboration which features over 50 gifts from 24 of the most coveted American designers (we’re talking Prabal Gurung, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, DVF, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Rodarte, Tory Burch…) priced between $7.99 – $499.99, with most items under $60.

{Live Target model rocking the Alice + Olivia Holiday Collection bike ($499.99)}

The event was to die for! Two floors of designer goods, interactive floor models (on girl was biking in place, while another was knitting the most giant fabric I’ve ever seen in the window), and most of the designers we’re in the house, walking the floor — I nearly passed out — too many of my heroes in one space. The champagne was flowing and the guests we’re taking advantage of the sneak peek to shop the collection before it’s December 1st launch date!

{Leighton Meester joined in the celebration}

{Target model knitting the largest sweater!}

{Karlie Kloss at the Holiday 24 party}

Karlie Kloss, was the face of the #Holiday24 campaign and the first person I saw at the event (looking ever as stunning in a black dress with star sparkles). I wasn’t about to miss the opportunity to ask her who she was wearing and her must-have beauty product for the season. The answer, “I’m wearing

Neiman Marcus’ Cupcake, Yours for Only $25k

From the Neiman Marcus' Website

What can I say that isn’t spelled out in the description?  You’re looking at a $25,000 customizable car cupcake.  I’m not sure if this is adorable or insane.  But at a wopping 7mph, if you don’t like the way they drive, get off the sidewalk.

To purchase this yummy piece of machinery (no, it’s not edible) click HERE.