Haute Event Recap: Launch 787 Happy Hour

Last Thursday I attended the Launch 787 Happy Hour at the invite of Sarah from Plain Ivey Jane.  While these are not open to the public, those that are involved with Austin Fashion Week are invited to attend and bring along a friend to network.  I was lucky enough to be Sarah’s plus one this week.

The peeps at Launch 787 open up their lovely little courtyard to those in the fashion industry and provide great food, cool drinks, and hot live music.  It’s a wonderful scene on a chill summer evening I must say.

As soon as Sarah and I arrived we ran into the beautiful Micah Yancey of BonBon and before we knew it we were drinking and enjoying some great girl talk.  The Dos Equis was flowing for me and Sarah while Micah enjoyed the root beer and Tito’s Vodka cocktails the bartender was serving up.  The light hors d’ oeuvres from the Mansion at Judges’ Hill were delicious!  I started talking to the peeps from Judge’s Hill and next thing I knew they were taking out a special cheese just for me to sample.  Note to self: always make friends with those serving the food.

I had the pleasure of meeting Dominique, one of Launch’s interns, who was a hoot to talk to and is about to pursue her graduate degree in fashion.  In addition, I made the acquaintance of Matt Swinney, the man behind Launch 787, and Sarah Wolf, the woman behind Launch’s events.  Sarah was a doll and Matt was truly entertaining.  It’s always nice to put a face with a name so I was glad to get to meet these two.  You’ll be seeing their names everywhere in the upcoming weeks as Austin Fashion Week approaches.

All in all it was a fabulously laid back summer evening.  I really enjoyed hanging out with Sarah and Micah and loved getting to meet some great Launch 787 peeps.  We actually ended up being some of the last people to leave so I would definitely say we had a good time.  Thank you to Sarah for the invite!

Micah, Me, and Sarah

Micah was wearing one of her gorgeous creations!

Dominique looking adorable in a dress she's had "forever". Love it!

The band

The alcohol mixers

The cheese platter!

No party is complete without mini-pies!

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