Friday, December 17, 2010

Want to throw yourself a decadent Birthday Bash? Looking for a unique Bridal Shower venue? Want to have the Best Bachelorette Party Ever?? Coco Coquette and Charm School Vintage are now offering party packages!

Imagine your friends arriving: your playlist is bumping through our speakers, the Proseco is chilling in the lounge and you have 2 hours to find the perfect wig and outfit before a professional photographer arrives to give you and your friends a photo shoot session that will put past ill-lit birthday blurries to shame.

Or maybe you want to go tear up the town, bachelorette style? We will provide an outrageous custom wig for the bride-to-be, and the guests will each receive a fun party wig. A makeup artist will be here to assist with false lashes, smokey eyes or pouty lips, whatever your whim. Try on a new outfit, dance, sip fruity cocktails and keep the party bus waiting, because every girl knows; the best part of going out is getting ready!

Catering menus available.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I've been meaning to put these pictures up since October 20th! Alas, Halloween proved to be a busy season for us and there was just no time left in the day to wait for photo uploading. I know that I've already thanked the many people who made this event such a stunning success, but it never hurts to give too much thanks, right? From designers, to performers and all the friends in between who gave this show the legs and magic it needed to dance, strut and writhe; THANK YOU. Dangerous Women was a show for the archives!

Photos by Jesse Knish and Mary Sledd

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dangerous Women!

13 Designers. 13 Dancers. 13 Dangerous Women!

Join us on October 19th for a costuming extravaganza like you’ve never seen before! Local designers, dancers and the duchess of crowning flourishes, Coco Coquette, will be taking the stage to inspire your Halloween transformations. 13 designs and accompanying performances inspired by the figure of the femme fatale will feature vintage threads from Esther Bangs, beautifully Frankenstein-ed into theatrical masterpieces.

Come peek in on our spectacle, tap into your inner dangerous woman, because, let’s face it-you can do so much better than “sexy schoolgirl”.

More details to follow!

*painting by Anne Hoenig. Love her work! Check it out-

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Yes. You Can-Can.

AnnMarie Popko and Katinka Pinka make the best feathered plume hair accessories! Make sure you're wearing your ruffled rhumba shorts, because these fanciful creations are sure to inspire some high-kicking!

Yes, you Can-Can!

Favorite designers, Katinka Pinka and AnnMarie Popko, make the best in feather plume hair accessories! Whether you're into high-kicking, or just sittin' pretty, these sweet pieces are sure to keep your dance card full.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Custom Wigs

We have a number of ready made custom wigs available for purchase. Or maybe you have some great creation in mind? We take custom orders!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Introducing... Daisical Industries!


Wearable-art collective Daisical Industries bring glitter, glam and vintage chic to East Austin, when they officially opened their doors June 1st!

In February of this year, respected stylist and “curl specialist” Charlotte Belle relocated to the pristine xeroscaped edifice on Cesar Chavez that was once the esteemed Art Palace gallery. Along with Sarah Fisher, the designer and vintage clothing enthusiast behind Esther Bangs, the pair began Daisical Industries---a cooperative business model that rejects the notion of self editing, and encourages sincerity, authenticity and independence with a healthy dose of irreverence.

In April, Allyson Garro, owner of Coco Coquette, a wig, lash and make-up boutique specializing in maximalist glamour, joined the team. Following closely was Johanna Esper, stylist and makeup artist, whose experience includes working alongside some of the foremost names in Austin hair styling.

We are located between Chicon and Robert T Martinez at 2109 E Cesar Chavez, right next to Chapala. Parking behind the building is limited, so parking on a side street is encouraged! We're open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11am to 7pm. Come on down and say hi!