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For my guys out there still doing last minute Christmas shopping-checkout SixChel for some great gift ideas. HoM correspondent Yanira was there for the Holiday Trunk Show and gave us the full deets. Check out her coverage below! – Special thanks to Mandy and Peter Tung for sharing their photos!
About 2 weeks ago I was delighted to cover the SixChel Holiday Trunk Show by local independent designer Dina Chavez. The event took place at Maya Star, a South Congress staple, featuring independent designers with a unique array of gifts, clothing and jewelry.
Before we dive into the trunk show I would like to tell you all a little bit about Dina’s background: Dina started her career in fashion having studied Costume Design at UT Austin and Fashion Design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. I had the pleasure to meet Dina and speak to her about her early beginnings. Unlike the rest of her family, who all had scientific backgrounds Dina went the alternative route into fashion. Like most of us in college she changed her major, discovered the design program, and began her career at UT.
I also asked her about the name Sixchel which I found fascinating after I found out it is derived from the number “six” her astrological number and “chel” the mayan goddess of Ixchel. Dina pointed out that as an independent local designer she works with local manufacturers which is amazing for the local economy. Her holiday pieces included a palette of gold sequins, soft pinks, and black lace and leathers. Her collection included cocktail dresses, tops and skirts which you can pair for an evening occasion. When I look at this collection I think of ringing in the New Year with one of her ensembles.
This event was a lot of fun to cover. I enjoyed meeting the designer one on one a as well as meeting other local bloggers. I would like to thank Pom PR’s amazing ladies Mandy Mayekawa and Kristen Chin for inviting the Hues of Man team to cover this event. We look forward to Dina’s future fashion endeavors and look forward to what she brings to Austin’s Fashion culture.