Sugar and Spice

Austin influencers toast to Teen Vogue's 16th anniversary with sweet hotel party

Austin influencers toast Teen Vogue with sweetest party ever

Laolu Onabanje, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Oyin Edogi
Laolu Onabanje, Teen Vogue editor in chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner, and Oyin Edogi. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Teen Vogue Sweet 16 Jasmine Brooks and Emma O'Donoghue
Jasmine Brooks and Emma O'Donoghue. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Laolu Onabanje Tiffany Baker Oyin Edogi
Laolu Onabanje, Tiffany Baker, and Oyin Edogi. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Lindsay Peoples Wagner Sally Morrison
Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sally Morrison. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Lindsey Sokol Chelsea McCullough Kristy Owen Claire Zinnecker Sarah Imparato
Lindsey Sokol, Chelsea McCullough, Kristy Owen, Claire Zinnecker, and Sarah Imparato. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Madilyn Bisco Poonam Patel and Guest
Madilyn Bisco, Poonam Patel, and guest. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Melat
Melat. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Sara Lauren Hinojosa
Sara Lauren Hinojosa. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Shayda Torabi Chris Rhodes Shelby Sorrel Sydney Torabi Chelsea Bancroft
Shayda Torabi, Chris Rhodes, Shelby Sorrel, Sydney Torabi, and Chelsea Bancroft. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Xan Angelovich Chelsea Martin Andrea Prescott Danielle Carrier
Xan Angelovich, Chelsea Martin, Andrea Prescott, and Danielle Carrier. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Zoe Annette Baker Taylor Ellison
Zoe Annette Baker and Taylor Ellison. Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images
Laolu Onabanje, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Oyin Edogi
Teen Vogue Sweet 16 Jasmine Brooks and Emma O'Donoghue
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Laolu Onabanje Tiffany Baker Oyin Edogi
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Lindsay Peoples Wagner Sally Morrison
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Lindsey Sokol Chelsea McCullough Kristy Owen Claire Zinnecker Sarah Imparato
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Madilyn Bisco Poonam Patel and Guest
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Melat
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Sara Lauren Hinojosa
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Shayda Torabi Chris Rhodes Shelby Sorrel Sydney Torabi Chelsea Bancroft
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Xan Angelovich Chelsea Martin Andrea Prescott Danielle Carrier
Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 Zoe Annette Baker Taylor Ellison

What: Teen Vogue's Sweet 16 

Where: P6 at The Line

The lowdown: Teen Vogue ditched its New York City offices in favor of balmy (like, very balmy) Austin to celebrate the magazine's 16th anniversary with a sweet fête on June 18. Held at P6 at The Line, Teen Vogue editor in chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner played host to a mix of influencers, media types, and the like on the hotel's expansive patio.

The Sweet 16 theme was taken quite literally, with a pink candy bar, cake stands brimming with pink-frosted cupcakes, and a machine spinning out picture-perfect tufts of cotton candy. (Even the air smelled like sugar, which can be a jarring sensory experience in a city that perpetually smells like Santal 33.)

Massive pink balloon installations and celebratory light installations proved festive backdrops for photos, as did the epic view overlooking Lady Bird Lake and the Congress Avenue Bridge.

As the sun set on one of summer's first swelteringly hot days, attendees headed into the air-conditioned bar area to try on jewelry from Lightbox, the party's presenting sponsor. Servers milled about with light bites from P6, including Campari tomato bruschetta, Creekstone Farm beef tartar, and lump crab bites, as well as trays of wine.

With just a few minutes left, Peoples Wagner gathered the crowd together for a celebratory toast and thank you. The crowd cheered — with glasses of pink rosé, of course.

Who: Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Sally Morrison, Lindsey Sokol, Claire Zinnecker, Sofia Sokolove, Chelsea Laine Francis, Chris Rhodes, Madilyn Biscoe, Tiffany Baker, Laolu Onabanje, Chelsea McCullough, Bonnie BartonMelat, and Zoe Annette Baker.