Fashionable Road Trips: Austin x San Antonio
Event Date Aug 10, 2019
Time 10am-11:30am
Location Moss Designer Consignment
Austin, TX 78704
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Join Masha Poloskova of Moss Consigment and Jennifer Kassell of Understated Leather as they host Fashion Group International for a morning of coffee, mimosas, patisserie, and mingling!

Emcee Michelle Washington will lead a casual discussion surrounding the vision of FGI and its benefits to members like herself, Masha, and Jennifer as the San Antonio chapter and the fashion industry in general enjoys growth in Austin and all of South Texas.

FGI San Antonio Board members and Regional Director Aquila Mendez-Valdez of Haute in Texas will also be in attendance. If you're in the industry or just a fashion fanatic, we're looking forward to meeting you and discussing all things fashion and fun!

ABOUT MASHA: Masha Poloskova is founder and CEO of MOSS Designer Consignment and Garment Modern Vintage. Masha Poloskova began her fashion career at the age of 25 when she and a business partner opened Feathers Boutique-a vintage store in down town Austin that quickly grew to become a popular destination for fashion lovers. Five years later, Poloskova's love of fashion grew to include contemporary designer resale. She opened MOSS Designer Consignment with great success in 2010 and within two years, expanded the space to twice its size. At 2200 square feet, MOSS houses the best names in fashion including Chanel, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Gucci, just to name a few. With over 3000 consignors bringing in new merchandise daily, MOSS has become a cult favorite in Austin with loyal customers coming in to shop and consign from around the country.

After 8 successful years as co-owner and buyer at Feathers, Poloskova departed to focus on her third store. Garment Modern Vintage opened in the fall of 2014 and fused Poloskova's love of high-end designer vintage with her passion for independent designer apparel and jewelry. Located just three doors down from MOSS, Garment focuses on stocking gorgeous, wearable vintage from classic labels like Oscar de la Renta, Ungaro, Fendi and Dior. Garment fans in New York City can shop their vintage collection twice a year at the exclusive vintage market, A Current Affair.

In 2019, Poloskova finally found the perfect space for her second MOSS location in San Antonio. Located in the Alamo Heights neighborhood, MOSS San Antonio opened in June of 2019. Designed by Poloskova's husband Jarod Harmeier of Hyrax Studio, the modern space reflects the current aesthetic of the flagship store while preserving some elements of the original 60 year old building including its beautiful Saltillo tile floors.

Poloskova recently relocated to San Antonio with her husband and twin sons.

ABOUT JENNIFER: Jen’s background in the fashion industry began 15 years ago, and involves everything from global fashion buying, to being a fashion director for Australia’s largest eCommerce boutique and opening her own showroom in New York, before starting Understated Leather.

After a hectic couple of years living in the States between New York and Los Angeles, Jen settled in Austin, and decided to stop, take a deep breath and rediscover what was important and fulfilling to her. From that reflection, Understated Leather was born – an unpretentious brand focused on unique, high quality product. Jenfuses her chic Australian roots with her Texan lifestyle creating a refreshing & relatable Aussie-Americana vibe.

Since the brand's inception in 2014, Understated Leather has been featured in global publications such as Vogue Paris, Russh Magazine, WWD & The brand has a cult celebrity following which includes Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Bella Hadid, Rita Ora, January Jones, Kendall Jenner, and Erin Wasson.

ABOUT MICHELLE: Michelle Washington is "the" TV Style Expert and Fashion Stylist with distinct skills and knowledge; a creative fashion force and fashion professional who has fun styling in studio and on location while doing serious work; being clever, resourceful, creative, and seeking out the hottest styles. Her work has been internationally published. Michelle caters to fashion publications and celebrity clients needing an amazing vision and a unique look.