Author Archives: Amanda Bianchi

The sincerest form of flattery? One design, two SA designers

The sincerest form of flattery? One design, two SA designers

Anyone who knows anything about what San Antonio is like at its deepest, darkest core knows that our fair “city on the rise” is also the “biggest small town in Texas.” You can’t throw a stone without hitting someone who goes to the same salon. You can’t surf your Grindr without recognizing someone that comes

Bianchi shops Niche Boutique

It was the night of November 13, 2012. The weather was colder than a frozen TV dinner in an igloo on top of a mountain, and the wind was whipping around like Beyonce’s ass at the VMAs. But I had to brave the harsh 60-degree San Antonio conditions to attend the grand opening for Niche

SAFW 2014: A mixed MODA: Next

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times at the MODA: Next fashion showcase this past Tuesday night, part of the second annual San Antonio Fashion Week 2014. The packed house made it through the monsoon weather to see five of our cities most promising designers. Now, I have a great

Bianchi shops the Madewell La Cantera opening

First order of business to discuss regarding the Madewell La Cantera grand-opening party : EVERYTHING WAS SO BEAUTIFUL! Second order of business: You don’t get to see any of the beautiful pictures I took because a very nice lady informed me that “The Man”–aka Madewell’s corporate office–doesn’t dig on surprise press visits. So apologies, but

Alexander Wang x H&M preview

Hold on to your titties, kitties, because Alexander Wang’s collection for H&M is about to drop and wipe that bored look right off your little faces. The collection–out November 6–is a dark, sporty chic look you could easily transition from Zumba to the Heat. The complete look book was released today and it seems to

Fashion “Salvation” found in feminine muscle

As soon as I walked backstage for a sneak peek of Leighton Whittington’s debut fashion line, “Salvation” for Leighton W. Couture, I knew he would quickly become a designer to watch. The all-black color palette oozed an expensive “tough babe” vibe, while the juxtaposing flowing fabrics lent themselves to hyper-feminine movement. A strong religious overtone