“Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” Diane von Furstenberg
We caught up with Loreal Sarkisian lunching on humus at Austin’s newest restaurant rage, Aba. Her style is natural because she is kind. When you meet her, you feel like you’ve reconnected with an old friend. She is light and free, fierce, and bold all in one stunning package. Our mission for the day was to find Loreal’s new Austin style at our Congress Avenue shopping mecca – Music Lane. Dirty little secret, I’m not a shopper. After our first stop at Gorjana I quickly realized I was with a pro, and I needed to up my game. Loreal has the bone that I wish I was gifted. She has the eye for style and fashion. She knows what is going to look good on her and make a statement before she looks in the mirror. Here’s a collection of a few of our favorite finds at Music Lane.
Neighborhood Goods is a new type of department store. It’s exciting because you will always be surprised by their ever-changing styles, culinary items, books, and home accessories. Neighborhood Goods curates the world’s most stylish brands.
Western Willie Shirt Dress
Gorjana and FRAME are two Southern California brands taking the country by storm. Gorjana jewelry features subtle shimmer, gemstones, and 18k gold. Their pieces are effortless and timeless. FRAME is inspired by London and crafted in Los Angeles. This luxury brand is chock full of stylish closet staples.
Layering Set with “UT” Alphabet
Rosette Sleeve Denim Jacket
Nak Armstrong Fine Jewelry opened their first store front at the new Music Lane. Austin’s own luxury award winning designer has elevated the shopping experience with their warm and stylish showroom. The large window provides an exceptional view which makes you feel like you’re shopping in a dear friend’s living room.
Pinna Bypass Hoops – Ethiopian Opal, Green Tourmaline and recycled Rose Gold
Hotel Magdalena is Austin’s newest Bunkhouse property. This stunning and stylish hotel is in the heart of Music Lane. The property sits nestled into beautiful greenery giving you a treehouse feel. Once inside it’s hard to believe that bustling South Congress Ave. is just outside.
The Market Place at Neighborhood Goods has curated the best culinary goods from the internet and from kitchens in Austin. Yummy treats find their way onto the shelves at The Market Place at Neighborhood Goods. Many of these boutique brands would not be found at more expensive big box stores due to shelf space cost. Loreal’s favorite find was Truff Hot Sauce made from black truffles and ripe red chilies.
Lululemon Clothing and Truff Hot Sauce
Lululemon is still the gold standard of athletic apparel and leisure wear. They created a movement with their stylish yoga pants in 1998. After a long day of shopping and shooting for this issue, Loreal was ready to put on her Lululemon. As an athlete and a coach, she knows quality athletic gear. One of her go to colors is white and now she adds a little orange with that white.