Austin Scarlett

Dance

What a beautiful, sunny Wednesday morning it is here in New York City!  I’m planning to enjoy the summer light coming through the windows in our studio today and then its home to prepare for my trip down south this weekend!  I’m on my way to meet with all the darling debutantes of Dallas attending the debutante event at Neiman Marcus.

There is so much history behind the tradition of debutante balls but my love for them goes beyond that.  Of course, Mes Cheres, any excuse to wear an ethereal white ballgown is an event worth participating in if you ask me.  When you take into account the opportunity to wear opera length white gloves and promenade through a ballroom on the arm of a handsome young man in white tie, well….its just like a dream... Read More

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Hello my lovelies!

I wanted to write to you because today is my birthday!  Well, not my birthday exactly.  It’s the 1 year anniversary of the official opening of my design house!

Looking back over the past year I am delighted by the progress we have made and humbled by the overwhelming support we have received from our friends along the way. Just a few short months ago we were able to move from our tiny, temporary space into our open and sunny permanent studio in the heart of the NYC garment center.  It really made it feel official to have our own address! 

In 12 months my team and I were able to produce a runway show at the Park Avenue Armory, present 2 collections, launch the line at Neiman Marcus and travel the country meeting... Read More

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Many designers have a muse.  Someone who inspires them and personifies their vision.  A designer’s muse is a living, breathing embodiment of their work.  Some designers are personally connected to their muses.  They attend events with them and spend time with them, allowing their muse to influence their life on a daily basis.  Other creatives are inspired by their muses from afar. 

There are also rare women who are not only inspirations for one designer but for the fashion industry as a whole.  Iris Apfel is one such divine woman.

Born in New York, Mrs. Apfel studied at NYU and the University of Wisconsin.  She has worked for some of the best in the fashion and interior design businesses, including Women’s Wear Daily,... Read More

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Welcome my darlings, to the world of Austin Scarlett!  I’ve been keeping my head down as of late, or my nose to the grindstone, as the saying goes.  You may have heard my news, I’m debuting my wedding gown and evening wear collection in just a few short weeks! Time flies when you’re working in the studio and I’ve just poked my head above the petticoats to welcome you to my new website.  Take a look around, new things will be added as they are created and the whole collection can soon be found here fresh off the runway! 

This blog is where I’ll be posting all my updates from the studio.  From behind the scenes sneak peaks to personal antecdotes.  Inspiration photos, family recipes, or musings on anything from muslin... Read More