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3.10.2024

WELCOME TO ESBYFEST!

we are so thrilled for you to join us. more info is below, so keep scrolling

RUN OF SHOW

3PM DOORS OPEN FOR GENERAL ADMISSION

3:45PM ESBY FASHION SHOW

5:00PM ESBYFEST PANEL

5:45PM - 9PM LIVE MUSIC

THEBROSFRESH

VICTORIA BIGELOW

SIR WOMAN

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meet our panelists

we look forward to having these amazing women join us for a panel discussion. learn more below.

THE ESBYFEST PANELIST

Heidi Okla

Heidi is TRIBEZA Magazine's new Editor-in-Chief, leading content for both the print magazine as well as the robust website that offers a variety of curated stories about local fashion, wellness, interior design, art, dining, music, and featured spotlights on Austin up-and-comers and local legends. Heidi has over 20 years of experience in editing, marketing, and communications at such companies and nonprofits as Do512, National Geographic Society, Reading Is Fundamental, and Houghton Mifflin Publishing. Heidi is the proud mother of three teenage boys and two large dogs and can often be seen around town enjoying Austin's vibrant cultural events.

Camille Styles

Camille is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of CamilleStyles.com, one of the top digital lifestyle publications covering food, design, gatherings, wellness and beauty. Its audience footprint reaches 50 million impressions each month across channels. Camille’s latest venture, Casa Zuma, brings her expertise and passion for design, food, and wellness to the world of home goods. Casa Zuma aligns with many of the themes that Styles explores through her editorial channels: learning to be more fully present, surrounding ourselves with things that spark joy, and connecting to the people who matter most to us.

amanda turner

Chef Amanda Turner is a Texas native that has spent fifteen years cooking and creating in the Austin culinary community.

Currently the Chef de Cuisine at Olamaie, Turner was a James Beard semifinalist for Emerging Chef in 2022, as well as the Rising Star Chef for Star Chefs in 2023 and Tastemaker Chef of the Year for 2023. Chef Turner is also a cheftestant on season 21 of Top Chef, airing March 20th.

At Olamaie, Chef Turner integrates her many culinary influences (particularly her background in Japanese cuisine) and skills in a whimsical way whilst seeking to reclaim the concept of “fusion”, and continues to showcase the vibrance and depths of Austin’s flora and fauna and the versatility of modern Southern Cuisine and through the lens of the African diaspora.

EMILY FENVES

Emily Fenves created lander line in September 2021 after becoming burnt out with her own consumption habits. As a regular shopper, she found herself spending an exhaustive amount of time browsing, buying, returning, and purging. She embarked on a journey to learn more about the “why” behind her overconsumption, and decided to help others do the same. Upon her research, she discovered how environmentally damaging the fashion waste crisis is, and became an advocate for change.

priscilla barroso

In 2003, Barroso moved from Dallas to San Francisco to pursue a career in industrial design but after realizing there was no program that was suitable to her needs she chose to study fashion design at the Art Institute of San Francisco. She later transferred with a scholarship to Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where she graduated with a degree in Fashion Design in 2007. With the launch of Bait Apparel Industries in June 2012, she has now taken on a entirely new passion for inspiring the world through Made in USA manufacturing that invokes a pastime which she refuses to let die. With a focus on making the best of small batch fashion, her approach to fashion is simple, yet stylish and is in constant reflection of her innermost desires and whimsical nature.

a look back at our last #esbyfest

esbyfest faq

esbyfest will be at St John's Studio, an indoor/outdoor venue not far from the heart of austin. the event will run from 3pm-9pm for all general admission attendees.

we cannot guarantee entrance if we are at capacity. we also cannot guarantee entrance if you do not have a ticket from RSVPing.

please remember we spring forward on sunday, mar 10th!

esbyfest is completely & totally free but space is limited! be sure to enter the lottery to win your chance to join us for delicious local food, drink & live music as we celebrate 10 years!

there are a few activations that may be an additional fee.

we highly encourage you to ride share. the metro will also be an option. there is no onsite parking at esbyfest. street parking may be available but is not guaranteed.

other than your ID, please do not bring much with you. the event is rain or shine and will be indoor & outdoor. ID's may be checked at the door or throughout the event. chairs will not be permitted as seats will be provided. outside food & drink will not be permitted. guns or weapons are strictly prohibited. bags may be checked upon entry. please also note that although we love them, pets are not allowed.

we encouraged you to wear your favorite esby looks to the event. inspired by summer days by the water, be sure to dress comfortable yet stylish.

our event is rain or shine and will be indoors & outdoors. please be prepared with appropriate rain gear.

we encourage you to take photos, post them, & tag us! @esby_apparel & #esbyfest

please note by attending this event, you consent to the use of any photographs or video recordings taken of you for promotional purposes by the event organizers. If you do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please notify event staff.

professional cameras are not allowed without special press permission. please contact us in advance.

we don't encourage leaving & re-entering the grounds. given the limited capacity, you may not be able to re-enter if you leave.