April 9, 2015

Lawyers in Fashion: AYLA’s First Runway for Justice a Success

The Austin Young Lawyers Association held its first Runway for Justice Fashion Show fundraiser on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Approximately 125 people attended the fashion-forward event, with attorneys and law students modeling spring fashion from local boutiques.

“I enjoyed hanging out backstage with the other models,”said Amanda Arriaga, President of AYLA. “We all admired each other’s outfits and practiced our ‘model’ poses and faces for each other.”

The Runway for Justice Fashion Show replaces AYLA’s Retro-Vegas Party, usually held each summer.

“I thought the event was a great new program for AYLA,” said Arriaga. “It was classy, fun and we raised money for a great cause. I also love that each guest felt special and walked away with a swag bag full of things they can actually use.”

Proceeds for the event benefit the AYLA Foundation for projects throughout the year, including the Women’s Resource Fair, held March 28, 2015.

Vendors for Runway for Justice included: Ritual Salon, Z Couture, ETCETERA, Kendra Scott, Antique Swan, Consider it Done, Langford Market, Ride, Manic Trout, Sikara & Co., Russell Korman, Mama Fu’s, Parkside, Jamie Slye Designs, Rib Majesty Barbeque, Luxe Apothetique, Stella & Dot, Embellish Nails & Boutique, Mend, Snap Brands, and Birds Barbershop.

Special thanks to AYLA’s Runway for Justice sponsors: Baker Botts Civil Litigation Section, GJerset & Lorenz, Bruce Clark, Attorney Mediator, Law Office of Janet McCullar, Jodi Lazar, Lazar Law, Norton Rose Fulbright, Scott Douglass & McConnico, Strub Residential, and Thompson Coe.

Runway for Justice also wouldn’t have been possible without a grant from the Texas Young Lawyers Association.