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Summer Guide 2012

Plastic Beach

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Photography and fashion styling by Bryan Rindfuss, Visual Art by Erin Curtis

Background: Erin Curtis' Keys and Abra are reproduced courtesy of David Shelton Gallery, where the artist's exhibition "Prosperity Garden" is on view through July 14. David Shelton Gallery 1115 S Alamo, Ste 2211, (210) 787-0260,

Foreground: 1. Sunglasses, $12.50, Montage Vintage. 2. Sunglasses, $14.50, Montage Vintage. 3. Made in Thailand Strap Bag, $50, Evolve Boutique. 4. Chosita Sandals, $28.00, Evolve Boutique. 5. 1973 Superman Comic with Super Size Pin-Up, $10; Rolling Stones Licks World Tour Book 2002-03, $10; Robot-Monster Guitars. 6. White creepers, $30; Robot-Monster Guitars. 7. Embellished Blue Handbag with Bamboo Handle, $20, Montage Vintage. 8. Chunky Bangles with Gold Accents, $24, Evolve Boutique. 9. Kirabo Seed Necklaces, $20, Evolve Boutique.


10. Modern-fit button-down shirts from The Richter Co.'s 2012 Casual Americana Collection, $85; The Richter Co. 11. Multi-Striped Top, $34, Evolve Boutique. 12. Contrasting Top with Round Hem, $42.75, Evolve Boutique. 13. Polka Dot Sunglasses, $14.50, Montage Vintage. 14. Multi-colored sunhat with Beads, $12.50, Montage Vintage. 15. Vintage McCall's Magazines, $10, Robot-Monster Guitars. 16. Red Vintage Flats, $18.50, Montage Vintage. 17. Black and white animal-print shirt $24.50, Montage Vintage. 18. Turquoise Cuff, $50, Evolve Boutique.

Evolve Boutique, 22806 U.S. Hwy. 281 N, (210) 549-5001,
Montage Vintage, 423 W Grayson, (210) 324-0157,
Robot-Monster Guitars, 517 E. Woodlawn Ste. 101, (210) 320-1710,
The Richter Co. (by appointment only), 616 Broadway, (210) 650-2230,

Special thanks to Ashley Brune, Katy Schmader, and Tori Sommerman

The Summer Issue 2012
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