San Antonio Enters the Bravo-sphere // Attending the Official Texicanas Premiere Party!

Hello beauties!

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know how excited I am to have been given the opportunity to interview each of the stars of the brand-new, Bravo show filmed right here in San Antonio, Texicanas! I was able to obtain a press pass for last night’s official premiere/watch party along with the fabulous opportunity to interview each of the stars of the show. You guys, WHAT a dream to be able to interview the full cast of a current Bravo show! If I use too many exclamation points in this blog, please forgive me, I’m just still super excited.

From Left to Right: Mayra Farrett, Lorena Martinez, Penny Ayarzagoitia, Karla Ramirez, Anayancy Nolasco, Luz Ortiz and Blanca Montagne

From Left to Right: Mayra Farrett, Lorena Martinez, Penny Ayarzagoitia, Karla Ramirez, Anayancy Nolasco, Luz Ortiz and Blanca Montagne

Texicanas is all about sharing San Antonio’s social scene and rich Mexicana culture, and follows a different format from the “Real Housewives” franchise as it shares scenes through the lense of Penelope “Penny” Ayarzagoitia, a local REALTOR® and the show’s narrator (also so far my favorite, she is so fun, fabulous, and outgoing — truly a woman after my own heart). SPOILER: the media packet I received shared that she recounts the event of the season, “as events aheads lead to relationships unraveling and friends turning into foes.” (I spy drama ahead!)

So after much thought about my outfit for the evening — and a little on what I was going to discuss with the ladies, I decided to ask for the Texicanas’ thoughts on current & local fashion / beauty trends, 1) because that’s what this blog is all about, 2) because I was honestly very curious what tips and tricks they would share with their fellow fashionistas, and 3) because these ladies are no doubt on their way to becoming curators of fashion in the San Antonio scene. So below, in no particular order, are some insight into a few favorites of these 6 fabulous #Texicanas!

Penny Ayarzagoitia and Mayra Farrett being interviewed before the official premiere party.

Penny Ayarzagoitia and Mayra Farrett being interviewed before the official premiere party.

Favorite Glam Resources:

  • Penny mentioned that she uses Samira Aguinaga (@allurebysamira) & Cassandra Luna

  • Mayra shared that Elizabeth Lopez is her go-to MUA & Rochelle Petron (@ropet22) is her hair stylist.

Favorite San Antonio Boutiques:

  • Penny stated that she loves Slayve to Style (and I know she’s being honest because she even mentioned in her Insta Stories that she was wearing Slayve to Style at the premiere party! Check out their Insta here: @slayve_to_style)

  • Karla was quick to mention Chictique as her favorite go-to shopping spot, their Insta handle is @shopchictique.

  • Blanca shared that her favorite local boutique is Fashion Diva, and after checking out their website, I’m pretty inspired to go give them a visit in person! I spied some very cute items. You can follow them on Insta here: @fashiondivacouture_texas.

Go-To Beauty Tips (Lorena and Anayancy shared some great beauty tips with me, specifically):

  • Finding the time to exercise

  • Eating clean and organic

  • Drinking alkaline water

  • And Karla mentioned that staying out of the sun helps her stay fresh and fabulous!

Current Fashion Trends (and ones that the Texicanas are excited to see):

  • The trend overwhelmingly mentioned was bright neon colors, and even at the premiere party I was seeing this trend in action! Neon was everywhere. While it’s not my favorite (I personally don’t see neon as timeless / classic), I do think it looks fantastic when you have a glowing summer tan!

Texicanas star Penny Ayarzagoitia with her hubby, posing for photos before the official premiere party. Cuties!

Texicanas star Penny Ayarzagoitia with her hubby, posing for photos before the official premiere party. Cuties!

A couple of the ladies also shared their favorite San Antonio spot (ideal for showing off a fabulous head-to-toe look after you’ve checked out some of the ladies’ recommendations above) was The Pearl, since it’s so family-friendly both of the ladies who mentioned it (Mayra and Karla) love heading their with their littles. And I have to agree. It has everything needed to entertain the kiddos paired with fabulous food, coffee and great bars — jackpot!

If you want to learn more about the Texicanas, here are links to follow each of them on Insta: @penelope_ayarza, @mayrafarret, @anayancy_nolasco, @loremtz1, @ramirezkar134, @blancamontagne, @luzortizbxbt. But I think the very best way to learn more is to go watch the show! What else is there to say? Just go watch and drop a comment with your thoughts about the show below. Or, leave a comment sharing your favorite look from the season’s first episode. I loved the matching set Anayancy wore to Mayra’s Cinco de Mayo party!

That’s all for now beauties, I can’t wait to watch how the rest of the season unfolds!