New Creative Ventures

Velvet Dust debuts to a young, stylish, celestial crowd

Austin, the land of creative collaboration and side-projects with soul, was introduced to Velvet Dust Wednesday night, a new quarterly online magazine focusing on fashion and photography.

The Palm Door hosted a young, hip crowd that danced the night away to classics by The Cure cover band Love Cats, posed in a theme-appropriate photobooth, showed off bold style statements, and reveled in all things free-spirited.



The scene at Palm Door.




Velvet Dust photo editor Paige Newton (center) and friends.



Velvet Dust editor Jessica Thompson with Henry Tarin of Big Bertha's Bargain Basement.




The space was transformed into a dark, moody, celestial tavern.




Avery Allen and Paige Newton ham it up in the intergalactic photobooth.




The Cure tribute band Love Cats knocked Robert Smith's classics out of the park.




The style-enviable saxophonist for Love Cats.




Jordan Brownwood and Christian Klein take turns manning Royale with Cheese, the newest trailer (so small it can fit in one parking space) to the mobile food scene.




The first issue of Velvet Dust is online now.