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By Shelley Neuman







Crowning Glory: A Costume Retrospective Featuring Headdresses by Angeliska Polacheck

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If the only occasion you’ve ever dressed up in a wild costume for in Austin is Halloween, you are missing out on what I believe is an important part of being an Austinite. While this scene may be unfamiliar to some of you, Austin is filled a not-so-secret society of revelers, who take “dressing up” to a whole other extravagant level. At the apex of this costumed crowd of crafty party goers, you will find Angeliska Polacheck. This native Austinite, who spent her fair share of time in the costume laden city of New Orleans, has become well-known for the glitzy glamorous garments she creates. This antique hustlin’tarot readin’ queen of crafting is one of the minds behind the now defunct Gadjo Disko and Vintage Vivant parties (R.I.P.) that used to occur regularly in Austin, and she recently teamed up with a few other creative minds to bring the annual 12th Night Parade to our fair city.

Last Thursday, Angeliska showed off some of her most brilliant creations in Maison d’Etoile's newest art exhibit, Crowning Glory. On display (and for purchase) are some of Angeliska’s most elaborate headdresses that she has created over the years for everything from Mardi Gras to QUEERBOMB. Angeliska’s creations are some of the most majestic homemade coiffure covers I have ever laid eyes on. Her pieces aren’t just adornments for your head, but intricate sculptures filled with more creativity and sparkles than you could shake a stick at. Anyone who has this much imagery bubbling around in their brain (or that much patience with a glue gun) deserves to have their own show, am I right?

Check out my photos from the night and explore Angeliska’s imagination more after the jump. Also, be sure to check out these beauties in person at Maison d’Etoile located at 2109 E. Cesar Chavez. The Crowning Glory exhibit will be up until March!

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Julia Clark, 27
Spotted at: Charm School Vintage
Occupation: Arts Administration
Striped blouse and navy skirt: Thrifted
Boots: Steve Madden View high resolution

Julia Clark, 27

Spotted at: Charm School Vintage

Occupation: Arts Administration

Striped blouse and navy skirt: Thrifted

Boots: Steve Madden




Austen Juul-Hansen, 13

Spotted at: Charm School Vintage

Retro Floral Button-up: Thrifted in Round Top, TX

Red striped wide-legged pants: New Bohemia

Neon shoes: Thrifted at Buffalo Exchange

Purse: Her mother’s




Virginia Brown, 28

Spotted at: Charm School Vintage

Occupation: Scientist

Tropical Print Dress: Thrifted at Buffalo Exchange

Shoes: Joie

Purse: Thrifted at Goodwill

Turtle Ring: The Green House

Bracelets: eBay and thrifted at Savers

Necklace: Thrifted at Top Drawer

Toucan Earrings: Thrifted at Savers




Shari Gerstenberger, 28

Spotted at: The Austin Fashion Week Runways and Marketplace at La Zona Rosa

Occupation: Owner of Charm School Vintage

Dress: Crowned Bird

Stockings: Coco Coquette

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Hat: Charm School Vintage










Priscilla Barroso, 31

Spotted at: Charm School Vintage

Occupation: Clothing Designer (Crowned Bird)

Dress: Crowned Bird

Bowler Cap: 1940s Vintage from Macy’s

Knee High Socks: Urban Outfitters

Shoes: Marc Jacobs

Jewelry: Heirlooms

*Be sure to check out Priscilla on this season of NBC’s Fashion Star!*

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Suzannah Sage, 21

Spotted at: Charm School Vintage

Occupation: Student

Shawl: Borrowed from a friend

Sequin Top: Forever 21

Skirt: Vintage (her mother’s)

Shoes: Forever 21

Purse: Valentine

Flower Hair Clips: H&M




Shari Gerstenberger, 27

Spotted at: Charm School Vintage

Occupation: Owner of Charm School Vintage

Red Leather Crop Top and Skirt: Charm School Vintage

Turquoise Bracelet and Ring: City Wide Garage Sale

Pointed Rings: Ax + Apple

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbells thrifted at Buffalo Exchange




Tracy Abrahams, 26

Spotted at: Charm School Vintage

Occupation: Pet Groomer

Tomato Jumpsuit: Splendor Retrofit Boutique

Africa Ring: City Wide Garage Sale

Silver Ring: Target

Bracelet: Bead It

Pyramid Necklace: Bought at the American Icon Rock ‘n Roll Mall

Tooth Necklace: Custom made by Mined Concepts Jewelry

Purse: H&M

Purple Wedges: Macy’s




Jordan Martinelli, 23

Spotted at: Charm School Vintage

Occupation: Actress

Black and White Blazer: Mustard Seed

Black Dress: H&M

Black Pants: H&M

Black Lace-up Wedges: Target

Mini Planchette Oracle Necklace: Bloodmilk

Ring: Laurel Hill

Leopard Print Purse: Thrifted at Thrift Town




Jennifer Perry, 25

Spotted at: Charm School Vintage

Occupation: Front Desk Coordinator

Black Top: Banana Republic

Skirt: Ark & Co.

Rings: Forever 21

Black Fringe Booties: Forever 21




Shari Gerstenberger, 27
Spotted at: Justine’s Brasserie
Occupation: Owner of Charm School Vintage
Gold 1930s Jacket: Charm School Vintage
Black 1970s Suede and Shearling Jacket: Charm School Vintage
Black Lace Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Black Shoes: Chloe
Striped Tights: Coco Coquette
Turkish Tapestry Purse: American Icon Austin
Jewelry: Margot Wolf, Ax + Apple, Vintage View high resolution

Shari Gerstenberger, 27

Spotted at: Justine’s Brasserie

Occupation: Owner of Charm School Vintage

Gold 1930s Jacket: Charm School Vintage

Black 1970s Suede and Shearling Jacket: Charm School Vintage

Black Lace Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Black Shoes: Chloe

Striped Tights: Coco Coquette

Turkish Tapestry Purse: American Icon Austin

Jewelry: Margot Wolf, Ax + Apple, Vintage

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