A unique, by invitation only, highly social group comprised of, and for male/female couples and single gals (sorry- no single guys) that enjoy a flirtatious, often vintage-inspired lifestyle; meeting in the downtown area weekly to semi-monthly for cocktails, dinner, people-watching & live music at various “stiletto-friendly” establishments in and around Austin.
We are a small group of girlfriends and their significant others, and friends-of-friends (ad infinitum- some are on this site & others are not), who enjoy dining out, Friday night happy hours, occasional dancing, frequent socializing & evenings on the town while dressed "to the 9's"; usually in classic or vintage-esque "girly-girl" fashions. From whomever you may draw your retro-fashion inspiration from, from Betty Page to Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak or any other fashion-forward icon of by-gone days...go ahead and bring it! Or if you prefer a more contemporary naughty secretary look...it's all good!! Basically, we're just a bunch of sexy gals who REALLY have fun with their flirty/sassy wardrobes and firmly believe that it really IS all about the clothes (and hair...and nails...and heels!). This started out very informally at first amongst a handful of us gals, but has started to gain some momentum over the past few months, so we thought we'd try out this Meetup Groups thing, just to see what comes of it.
Need help finding the retro clothes, killer stilettos, genuine non-stretch fully fashioned stockings, bullet bras, 12-strap garter belts, waspies; and/or [for the guys] wingtips and Humphrey Bogart hats so you can join in? Just ask any of the gals here...they'll probably talk your ear off about it!
It's probably safe to say that there are many Type-A personalities in the group. Good conversation & lots of laughs are paramount, so be prepared to jump right in! Trying to fade in to the background with this group probably won't work real well...in a good way though!
We are DEFINITELY a fun, articulate, sometimes boisterous group that enjoys good food, good drink, good conversation & good friends and we're not shy about showing those sides of our personalities in public!
We hold meetings several times a month; sometimes as often as weekly. We try to move the venues around (North, Central, & South) to allow everyone an equal opportunity to make the Meetup(s).
Please see our "About" page for more detailed info about who & what we are, and are not, and for Membership Requirements. If you're interested in joining the AHHSS group, please send us an email introducing yourself and telling us why you'd like to join. Thanks for taking the time to check us out!