Monday, February 28, 2011

Arzelle's, Judith Bright, and Sleeveless Featured in Her Magazine

Be sure to grab a copy of Her Magazine to see the fashion spread featuring Nashville designers and retailers like Arzelle's, Judith Bright, and Sleeveless. And the model showcasing these fashion-forward looks? None other than Judith Bright's darling Ashley Clapp. Get a preview of the looks here.

Soft and Sophisticated
Off-white tulle/grosgrain knee-length dress, $240 at Arzelle’s; White jeweled and fringe leather bolero, $1,795 by Sleeveless; Sterling silver and black spinel "Rockstar" square wrapped cuff, $368; Sterling silver and white topaz "Rockstar" nest ring, $218; Sterling silver and black spinel "Lots of Rocks" nest ring, $188. All jewelry by Judith Bright. Black Ballerina Slippers, $19 at Spells.

Photo by Eric England
Hair and Makeup by Chelsea Nichol
Stylist: Priya Mani

Last Day to Win a Pair of Earrings from JoMarie Jewelry - $50 Value!!

Win a Pair of Earrings from JoMarie Jewelry - $50 Value!!
I had previously posted an article featuring JoMarie Jewelry (see original post here), but wanted to remind you that today is the last day to win a pair of beautiful earrings from this talented designer. Get that entry in asap!


I am very excited to partner with JoMarie Jewelry for a Nashville Fashion Blog giveaway! JoMarie Jewelry is proving one lucky winner with a pair of Coral Tears Earrings. These one-of-a-kind earrings are light and airy, with a splash of bold color. These large yet delicate earrings are made with rare salmon color vintage coral beads, and hammered fine gauge gold wire that was meticulously shaped into heart breaking tear drops.

Enter the giveaway by commenting on this post (or emailing me at and tell me your favorite JoMarie Jewelry collection (Timeless, Rock, or Bliss). A comment or email provides you with one entry. Be sure to provide me with a valid email address that I can contact you with if you win. All entries will be given a number and will be used to pick the winner. This contest closes at 11:59 PM on Monday, February 28, 2011. Good luck!

Anthropologie Accessories to Carry Sleeveless

I had previously posted about Anthropologie Accessories coming to Green Hills Mall, and it looks like they’re tapping into the Nashville talent. Congratulations to Sleeveless- Anthropologie Accessories will be carrying their line in their new store!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mimosas and Macaroons: February 26, 2011

OMG (Old Made Good) will be hosting Mimosas and Macaroons tomorrow, February 26, 2011 from 11:00 – 2:00 at their new retail space. The event honors their friends at Giving Back is the New Black who are hosting “I Am Still Beautiful”- an event benefiting young adults with cancer held March 3, 2011 at Mercy Lounge.

So, get down to OMG tomorrow, nibble on some treats, and score some amazing DIY finds!

Gin-o Boutique Seeks Part-Time Associate

The darling Gin-o Boutique located in downtown historic Franklin, TN is looking to add a part-time fashionista to their team. As detailed on their Craigslist ad, "We are looking for a highly motivated part-time associate with outstanding customer service skills who can work weekends. Availability during the week is a plus, but must be available Saturdays and Sundays. Previous retail experience is recommended. We are looking for someone who is reliable, professional, responsible, outgoing, and ready to work."

Please email your resume at your earliest convenience!

Oscars Night America 2011 at the Belcourt Theatre: February 27, 2011

What a fantastic excuse to get dressed up on a Sunday and sip wine with the best of them! This Sunday, February 27, 2011, the indie Belcourt Theatre will be hosting Oscar Night America. And hopefully you got tickets early, because this event is sold out!!

Here are the details as listed on the Facebook invite:


5:30 pm Patrons Party (open to all Red Carpet, Glitterazzi, & Executive Producer ticket holders)
7:00 pm Oscar Night® America Party

Hollywood glamour and excitement reign at the Belcourt Theatre with the 10th Anniversary of OSCAR NIGHT® AMERICA on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Patrons will experience the thrills and surprises of the 83rd Academy Awards at Nashville’s only officially sanctioned OSCAR NIGHT® AMERICA party with proceeds benefiting the historic Belcourt Theatre.

This is a party like no other Nashville party. The red carpet is rolled out and the paparazzi await YOUR arrival! Be greeted with a champagne toast and have your complimentary souvenir photo taken while you begin the biggest night in the film world! Delicious food from Whole Foods is served throughout the evening, along with carefully selected wines from Village Wines. The bar will be open all evening for Patrons and until 9p for other guests. Patrons also receive an OFFICIAL Oscar® Program…the same ones the stars receive in LA! The Awards will be showing on both big screens with your chance to vote on who YOU think will win. The excitement is incredible with other movie lovers all around. The grand silent auction features various movie memorabilia, a trip to France, a private chef dinner for 10 from Sunset Grill, custom couture from Manuel and SO much more. The event is the largest fundraiser for The Belcourt.

Super Star - $50 for Belcourt Members/$75 for non-members
Red Carpet VIP - $125 for Belcourt Members/$150 for non-members
Glitterazzi Patron - $500 for 2
Executive Producer - $1,000 for 4

RSVP to Facebook here.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nashville Street Fashion on Refinery29

We're not just cowboy boots and bad belt buckles. The crew at Refinery29 has captured and highlighted some of Nashville's most fashionable looks. View the article and looks here.

Adventures in Swapping

Clothes swapping, duh! Last night I attended my first Clothes Swap at a friend of friend’s house in East Nashville. Now, if you’ve never heard of or been to one of these amazing events, get on the sustainability / free clothes train! Here’s the gist.. You know those clothes, shoes, and accessories you never wear anymore and are planning to take to Goodwill anyways? Well, stuff those into a bag (or several as some of the ladies had last night) and grab your favorite bottle of wine and some delicious snacky treats. Take all the materials to a friend’s house where everyone else has done the same. Next, lay out the clothes in a semi-strategic manner and start eyeing what you want from your friends’ piles. Our hosts thought it best to have the 17 guests draw numbers for equal clothing swapping opportunities. Also, that way, one person doesn’t swoop in and grab all the “good” stuff. Once your number is reached, you’re allowed to choose a few (we said 2) items to put in your bag. After everybody has had a pass, it’s a free for all!! Items that are not chosen are donated to charity.

This is quite possibly the greatest idea ever and a fantastic way to both purge your closet of gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories and still rack up on some new finds. One girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure.

The event last night was a blast and I met a lot of new and fabulous ladies. And while I had recently donated clothes to Goodwill and had a minimal amount to bring, some swappers brought bags and bags and boxes and boxes of items! There must have been over 1,000 items there. Seriously.

Items I brought (L to R): BNWT Cheap Monday skinny jeans, BNWT Franco Sarto sunglasses, Green Gap coat, Diesel zip-up, adorable tank top, Merona lace top, BNWT H&M shirt, ridiculously adorable Marc Jacobs sweater (it was hard letting go of that one and it was the second item snatched up!).

My lovely friends Katie & Allison unpacking their swap clothes.

The entire house looked like this... piles and piles of clothes..

I’m also suuuuuper picky about what I wear, but got some great finds including skirts, dresses, tops, a scarf, pair of shoes, and my Halloween costume!

Part of my finds: Vintage gray skirt, Banana Republic wrap dress (great for work), leopard scarf, ridiculous feather tee I can't wait to rock on Thanksgiving.

This is truly my gem of the night. Why did nobody else snatch this up?? Oh, wait.. maybe because it’s a shirt adorning a giant swan and feathers… But how uhh-mazing will this be for Halloween? I just need to make a feather skirt to match, and I’ll be soo Bjork (see below).

The clothes swap was fun because it was both impromptu and decidely DIY. Here are a few pictures from the evening. (I forgot to bring my big fancy camera, so these were taken with my shotty little Cannon.)

Not the best picture in the world, but we're getting geared up to choose numbers.

We tore into this.

These lasted a goooood twenty minutes.

After the swap ended and we had filled our bags, the night continued on with newly made friends and fabulous discussions about clothes, music, thrift shopping, work, school, and yeah, maybe there was a little boy talk in there, too.

So, you need to organize one of these events asap. Free clothes, booze, food, friends, and charity. What more could you ask for on a Wednesday night?

Model Behavior Party and Fashion Show: March 4, 2011

Mark your calendars for this year’s Model Behavior party and fashion show sponsored by NFocus Magazine. This event will take place Friday, March 4, 2011 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the W.O. Smith School.

According to the description on NFocus Magazine’s website, “The Model Behavior 2011 "Shimmer and Shine" fashion show will feature one-of-a-kind jewels and fabulous shoes from a select group of local boutiques. Model Behavior honors ten female representatives from Gilda's Club, Cumberland Heights, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Oasis Center, Harpeth River Watershed Association, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Saint Thomas Foundation, The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere and The Belcourt Theatre.”General admission tickets are $40 and VIP front row seating, which includes a goody bag, are $100. 

The darling Holly Hoffman (think nD Festival) will be representing the Belcourt Theatre for this year’s Model Behavior Party. According to an email I got from Holly, when you purchase your ticket there is a pull-down menu where you select the Honoree. Holly asks you click on the Belcourt Theatre because “the nonprofit with the most tickets sold receives a cash prize from NFocus.” Sounds like fun and a great cause!

Purchase tickets here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tidwell & Perryman Featured on The Tennesseean

The nD Emerging Designer Competition is on! While the press release regarding this event has been out for a while (view original post here), it has made its way to the Tennesseean and features local Nashville designers Tidwell & Perryman. View the article here.

Sneak Peek: Marchesa F/W 2011 RTW Collection

With Fashion Week designers all a buzz, I thought I’d go ahead and jump on the bandwagon to comment. Since this is Nashville Fashion Blog, of course I have to make this relate to our fare music city somehow! So, I wanted to give you all a sneak peek of the Marchesa F/W 2011 RTW Collection. (For those who have no clue what I just said, let me break it down: F/W = Fall / Winter; RTW = Ready to Wear.)
I anticipate on seeing some of these looks on the runway at the upcoming Spring Symphony fashion show with guest performer Faith Hill on April 26, 2011. Enjoy!

photo credit: WGSN

Parlour Vintage Clothing Sale- 40% Off: February 24 – 27, 2011

Head on down to the Gaslamp Antique Mall, Booth #220 (100 Powel Place), for a Parlour Vintage Clothing end of the season sale. All merchandise will be discounted to 40% off to make room for the company’s newest Spring / Summer clothing and accessories. RSVP to the event here.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nashville’s Newest Style Icon? YOU! Launch of StyleBy.Me- Nashville.

StyleBy.Me is Nashville’s newest street style destination where users can showcase their own personal style and find inspiration for future ensembles. As detailed on the company’s user profile, “StyleBy.Me is just that; your style, by you, for you, displayed for your city to see.” StyleBy.Me is a lot like However, unlike, which allows users from any city/country to submit self-styled photos, StyleBy.Me is city specific. The company first launched its local lookbook for users of Northwest Arkansas and recently expanded to the Nashville market.
The small company consists of 5 team members; two co-founders, a business development director, a director of photography, and two interns. Co-founder Josh Clemence says “StyleBy.Me… gives the opportunity to aggregate styles down to a local science. Instead of seeing a new style in a magazine or on TV, or posed by a model, you now have a tool that allows you to keep up with local styles and trends.” Speaking specifically to the users of Northwest Arkansas, co-founder Anna Chatelain says, “… I can hardly wait to unveil the inspiring looks that are sure to come to NWA! To date, I have already been in awe of the originality produced from the region.” (Fun fact: Ever wonder what the C in Amber C. stands for? Now you know… Anna is the most recent addition to the Chatelain family. Love it!)
StyleBy.Me co-founder Josh Clemence.

StyleBy.Me co-founder Anna Chatelain.
So, how does StyleBy.Me work? According to the company website, interested parties upload photos of their style, can browse through other looks, and have viewers ‘like’ their style. Users submit styles by filling out the ‘Submit Your Style’ form, answering questions like who you are wearing and giving yourself a style title. Now, this isn’t a free for all- there are rules to this! Read more about submission rules here and click here to submit your style.
Be sure to bookmark StyleBy.Me and upload looks of your most fabulous street fashion! Here is a sample of current looks from Nashville as posted on StyleBy.Me's website:

dress, {goodwill} | belt, {banana republic}

wool pants, obey | plaid shirt, {tidwell & perryman} | trench, vintage
wool sweater (worn as scarf), marc jacobs | boots, topman | sunglasses, ray-ban

blouse, pins and needles {urban outfitters} | tube top, {forever 21}
shorts, fletcher by lyell {urban outfitters} | tights, {nine west} | bracelet, {urban outfitters}
shoes, {nine west}

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