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Behind The Scenes of Our House Party in the Hills!

By Chanel Dror
the camille styles SXSW House Party in the Hills party

I’m just going to say it: this year’s House Party In The Hills blew past years’ out of the water. This was our third annual bash during SXSW, and thanks to perfect weather, our amazing partners at Who What Wear and Madewell, and a hard-to-beat guest list, it was one for the books. With a team full of Francophiles, this year’s party inspiration came from the streets of Paris, where wine flows freely, women dress effortlessly, and the cuisine just can’t be beat. From the menu, to the flowers, to the music, it all came together to transport us to a table at our favorite Parisian bistro, overlooking a bustling Boulevard Saint-Martin. Keep scrolling for some of our favorite details captured by Hannah Haston, and below, be sure to check out the amazing partners who made this year’s soirée possible.

Who What Wear; Madewell; 1-800-Flowers; Margot Blair; Le Politique; DJ Miss Behavior; La Crema Wines; Benvolio ProseccoTSV Sound and Vision

On Camille’s terrace, our main lounge area invited guests to kick back and relax with the beautiful Austin hills as a backdrop.

We sourced the most beautiful roses from 1-800-Flowers, and our favorite Austin floral designer, Margot Blair, arranged them stunningly in stone footed urns. Have you ever seen anything more gorgeous?

The Camille Styles team posing for a quick group pic before the festivities began. Our neon sign made for an irresistible photo opp.

Our Madewell Lounge was an absolute hit! Each guest got to choose one amazing leather accessory from Madewell, and then have it monogrammed on the spot for the world’s best party favor.

These stylish Madewell gals were making monogram dreams come true.

Deciding on a wallet, pouch or card case was near impossible! What would you choose?

In Camille’s living room, another jaw-dropping arrangement by Margot Blair.

We kept the libations simple with Benvolio Prosecco, La Crema Rosé, and French 75s.

French bistro-style string lights set the scene as guests trickled in.

Who doesn’t love the romantic look of a neck scarf? Stephanie effortlessly pulled off this one from Madewell.

Le Politique kept the French fare coming all night long! Here, fan favorite pommes frites made the rounds in French newspaper cones.

Friends of the Camille Styles team came from near and far.

Who can resist freshly caught oysters with all the fix-ins?!

Beats by New York’s Miss Behavior kept the party going into the wee hours… and her classically Parisian getup was an added bonus!

No visit to Paris is complete without a stroll along the Seine. We brought those artsy vibes to our house party with artist Roger Paul Mason.

I think we got ourselves a framer!

There was lots of handbag envy…

… and baby envy.

Catch all the behind-the-scenes moments by checking out the #HousePartyInTheHills hashtag.

The sun set as the last wave of guests rolled in.

Noble Gas Industries created our amazing neon sign. We have a feeling this beauty will be reappearing in future parties during SXSW!

We’re convinced — there’s no better place in town to catch a sunset!

Thanks to Who What Wear, Madewell, and all our amazing partners for making this the best House Party In The Hills yet! We’re already counting down to 2019!