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Humor and Heritage Artfully Collide in VeryThat


Humor and Heritage Artfully Collide in VeryThat


There are people who see beauty in the world, and there are people who make beauty in the world. Cristina Martinez, founder of VeryThat and all-around badass Chicana, does both. I first met Martinez in early 2014 at an art market on South Flores Street. Among a crowd of crafty vendors selling everything from artisanal

Fiesta Cornyation’s King Anchovy LII is Jeffrey James

Fiesta Cornyation’s King Anchovy LII is Jeffrey James

The board of directors of Fiesta Cornyation, billed as “the raunchiest, cheapest event of Fiesta,” have announced this year’s King Anchovy LII will be Jeffrey James, the proprietor of James Lawnmower Sales and Service. James will preside over the Court of Insane Privilege during Cornyation performances slated for April 25 through 27 at the Charlene

Mike Casey Finds His Next Chapter in the Isaac Maxwell Metal Studio

Mike Casey Finds His Next Chapter in the Isaac Maxwell Metal Studio

As the unofficial “Mayor” of King William, Mike Casey is known amongst our community as many different things: Sharp-dressed man about town. Retired attorney. Arts patron. Bicycle rider. Classic car owner. King William renaissance pioneer. Metal studio owner. Wait … what? As of October 2014, Mike suddenly and unexpectedly found himself as co-owner of Isaac

Saying ‘Adiós’ to On Main Off Main

Saying ‘Adiós’ to On Main Off Main

Originally published in the San Antonio Current Donning matching black T-shirts that read, “On Main Off Main, Adiós Amigos, 1983-2016,” Bill Davis and Oscar Camacho are laughing while reminiscing about some of the more colorful customer exchanges they have had over the past 33 years of owning the quirky and eclectic On Main Off Main

Fashion Designer Agosto Cuellar Wants to Keep San Antonio Lamé

Fashion Designer Agosto Cuellar Wants to Keep San Antonio Lamé

Agosto Cuellar is a veteran visionary in this town. Couturier, entrepreneur and social activist, he’s got deep roots and wide wings, having owned and operated legendary Southtown resale shop Jive Refried, created collections of irreverent, often-recycled garments that have landed him in serious Project Runway consideration, and DJed at big events and unexpected venues citywide.

Getting Buzzed at Vee’s Chop Shop

Getting Buzzed at Vee’s Chop Shop

Vee Hernandez’s studio space in the Salons by JC is decorated with San Antonio Spurs and New England Patriots collectibles. A mini fridge in the corner is stocked with cold water and soda. In many ways, Vee’s Chop Shop is a typical stylist’s station, but to watch the petite, curly-haired Vee cut hair is to

The Rhodes Twins Carve Out a Niche in the Trans Apparel Market

The Rhodes Twins Carve Out a Niche in the Trans Apparel Market

It started with a T-shirt the Rhodes twins — San Antonio natives Chris and Courtney — made to commemorate Pride. “We made shirts for Austin Pride,” Chris says. “I [wore] a shirt that said ‘Pretty Boy’ on it and had at least 100 people ask me where I got my shirt.” The positive feedback inspired

The World According to Karlos

The World According to Karlos

Karlos Anzoategui’s Closet Is Wide Open When you pass the whitewashed stucco walls, go through the gate on Queen Anne Court, and head into Villa Sol, Karlos Anzoategui’s work-and- life HQ, you leave earthly concerns behind. Like Gloria Swanson’s Sunset Boulevard manse, or, say, the Vatican, you’ve entered a self-contained world where, if the walls

Deep in Vogue: House of Kenzo’s Multidisciplinary Movement

Deep in Vogue: House of Kenzo’s Multidisciplinary Movement

I meet House of Kenzo (HOK) on the University of the Incarnate Word Sky Bridge, a phobia-tweaking pedestrian catwalk over the zooming traffic on Highway 281. It’s a sunny afternoon, and House of Kenzo are mid-photo shoot. They are beautiful, self-assured, gender-flouting, working their rainbow fashion gear into wind-whipped battle flags visible for a half-mile.

Drinking and Dining in the Storied St. Anthony Hotel

Drinking and Dining in the Storied St. Anthony Hotel

Even without the excuse of an event or a staycation, a visit to the new-and-improved St. Anthony Hotel Is a must. (It should be noted that Travis Park, the hotel’s front yard, has also been spiffied up.) Okay, there’s a tad too much mausoleum marble for my taste — so cool, so slick — and

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