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Recap: All the Wire Preview at Pomp and Circumstance
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Vintage and Stella & Dot Trunk Show – Austin

Recap: All the Wire Preview at Pomp and Circumstance

All the Wire is a Dallas, Texas based jewelry brand founded by two sisters- Tori Gonzales and Desiree Cox. The name, ‘all the wire’ stems back to the following love story between Desiree and her boyfriend (as told by Tori).

One day, driving down the country roads she {Desiree} asked, “Jeff, how much do you love me?” and of course, typical guy answer, ” a lot.” Which didn’t sit well with my sister. She needed full on detail, so she asked again and got the same answer. They kept driving and he told her to look outside the window, “See how the telephone wire keeps going and going? That’s how much I love you, all the wire….” I think she finally got the answer she was hoping for. These two love birds got married and on their wedding day, he had “All The Wire” engraved in her band.

Tori has always loved the story and the idea to start a jewelry line started to churn. She asked Desiree if she would partner up and the next day they started stamping jewelry. They built their brand with the foundation of that love story and wanted to create simple, yet customizable pieces for people to wear and express themselves. These pieces range from message bar necklaces/bracelets to charming wire-wrapped initial rings/charms to fun pieces with recycled bullet and mini pocket knife pendants. The brand launched in 2013 and has gained quite a lot of recognition. You may have also seen Gonzales on the hit Bravo reality show- Courtney Loves Dallas, which follows her bestie, (and number one supporter of All the Wire) fashion blogger – Courtney Kerr throughout her day-to-day adventures.

The All the Wire girls recently took a road trip down to Houston and hosted a trunk show at Pomp and Circumstance Boutique, where I had the pleasure of being in attendance. Courtney was also there to support her friend. There was a line out the door as trendy Houstonians packed the small boutique and were eager to check out the brand, as well as meet Gonzales and Kerr. I checked out the necklaces and all were simple yet statement-worthy. Tasty bites were provided, as well as delicious Texas themed macaroon pops that were provided by Macaron by Patisse. The Deep Eddy Vodka girls were on hand, serving their famous Texas-made specialty drinks in cute mason jars and striped straws. Outside was a food truck and lounge that was hosted by Houston Tidbits. I had the chance to meet Tori, Desiree and Courtney, who were so sweet and hospitable, taking their time to chat and take photos with guests. The girls only brought along a select few of their necklaces for the trunk show. It seemed that the “H-Town” message bar necklace was the favorite of the show, as everyone I spoke with bought one. I personally like the pocket knife and “Y’all” message bar necklaces. The brand not only stands behind their product and the story behind it, but they also want to be able to share others stories. They also believe in affordability, as the price points range from $30- 50. Besides being sold at Pomp and Circumstance, All the Wire is also available at: Duck and Dressing Boutique, The Buck Commander Store and Jul’s Boutique.

Thank you’s: Pomp and Circumstance, White Park Media, Houston Tidbits and All the Wire (love my ring)!

Vintage and Stella & Dot Trunk Show – Austin

I just recently made a move from Austin and before I left, I had a small trunk show/ going away soiree. It was held at The Sugar Factory on W.Koenig in North Austin. The Sugar Factory is owned by iconic Austin jewelry designer- Gay Isber and is a boutique that’s filled with local brands, vintage goodies and Gay’s handmade creations. It is such a fun, whimsical, creative space that serves as a multi-functional haven for the local community. I was so happy when Gay gave me the ‘thumbs-up’ to host my event there. I was doing a pop-up shop with some of my vintage inventory {future vintage shop} and my friend and Stella & Dot rep- Whitney F. was also co-hosting and selling some the latest Stella & Dot collection. We hosted the event in the back and was a nice, intimate setting with jewelry, vintage, lemonade, wine and mini cupcakes that were graciously provided by Cupprimo. I want to tell you that Cupprimo is such a lovely cupcakery and coffee shop that is located near Spicewood Springs/ 183 area and has THE BEST chai latte EVERRR! The staff is also super-friendly and I just had to get them involved with my last hurrah in Austin. The day turned out to be a success as friends came, got styled, got fed and mingled. The highlight of my day was when I made my first sale and first Square sale… as a start-up vintage entrepreneur…it’s the little things that count. The Stella & Dot pieces were beyond amazing… statement necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings- you name it. My faves are: the “Jolie” necklace, the “Spring Awakening” necklace, the “Olivia” bib necklace, the “Gilded Arrow” bangle, the “Zinnia” bracelet and the “Julep” and “Carrie” bracelets. It was great seeing how the jewelry can be styled (and look really great) with vintage.

For those wishing to shop the Stella & Dot portion of my trunk show, you can HERE and you have until March 17th.

I want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to: Gay Isber for loaning out a room of the Sugar Factory for the event, to Anastasia for assisting in the shop that day, to my co-host Whitney, to Cupprimo for graciously sponsoring the yummy cupcakes, to Andee, Michelle W., Michelle Z., Miranda, Hannah for the love and support!

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