Last Thursday proved that nothing can stop women from getting their shop on. With temperatures in the low 20s the 2nd annual Wine Women & Shoes event was packed to the gills with women doing just that, getting their shop on! Each year The YWCA of Nashville gathers the most stylish shops, salons and people for this event with hopes of raising funds for the Weaver Domestic Violence Center. It is stated that one out of every 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and the Weaver Center is paramount in helping these women safely flee these unfortunate situations. This years event featured amazing live and silent auction items, a fashion show and a live performance from country artist Ashley Monroe. Not sure if their numbers are in as of yet, but judging from their tremendous turnout they exceeded their goal by a longshot.
Big thanks to Jenifer Lyle, Michelle Mowery Johnson
This Thursday marks the 2nd annual Wine Women & Shoes event hosted by The YWCA. Grab a group of your best gal pals and enjoy Wine, Snacks and Shop for Shoes!
Tickets are $150 Each ticket provides you with admission to the signature event beginning at 5:30 p.m. featuring wine tastings, culinary treats, auctions, a walk-around boutique marketplace, and fashion show. *Tickets also include a 1 year subscription to Nashville Lifestyles. To purchase tickets and all other info please visit http://ywcanashville.com/events/wine-women-and-shoes
Last week, I attended the Bloggers preview event to find out what deals Opry Mills is offering for Black Friday through the holiday season. Some of my favorite participating stores are BCBG, Banana Republic, Cole Haan, Cosmetic Market & Saks Off 5th. Lets just say you won't be disappointed with the many steals and deals these stores are offering.
For the brave souls shopping on Black Friday...Good Luck!
for more information visit www.oprymills.con
Hello Everyone, I have been out of the fashion blogosphere for a little while as I am 8.5 months pregnant with my first baby, it's a girl!!! Indeed the fashion gods are on my side ;) I can try to blame my lack of blogging on my pregnancy, but quite frankly it is mostly due to the fact that there have been very few newsworthy fashion events going on lately. That is, until now...
Not one, but two of fashion's heavy hitters are auctioning off their wardrobes.
Firstly, the late great Diana Vreeland's wardrobe will be auctioned off this weekend by Kerry Taylor Auctions. For anyone who does not know the legacy of Diana Vreeland, she was the editor in Chief of both Harper Bazaar and American Vogue with a career in fashion spanning almost 50 years. You can only imagine this woman's archives being that she was close friends with every legendary designer that lived. The most sought after piece is the haute couture gown she commisioned from Yves Saint Laurent to wear to the Met Ball in 1985 which is embellished with Lesage embroidery, beading and golden glass stones, is expected to sell for between £2,000 to £3,000. [Vogue.com]
The second collection up for sale is that of British journalist Suzy Menkes. She will be auctioning her collection off at Christie's. Menkes also has an extremely impressive background in fashion and will be selling off her archives which she has held in storage for many years. Some of her collection includes iconic vintage pieces from the house of Pucci, Ossie Clark, YSL and so many more. As a major vintage collector I will be tracking these sales. If only my budget allowed me to buy some of these pieces...this is what dreams are made of.
Every year the Nashville Symphony hosts the most anticipated fashion event in town, The Nashville Symphony Spring Fashion Show. This year's presentation featured Monique Lhuillier's Fall 2013 collection hosted by Gus Mayer. Lhuillier's inspiration for fall 2013 drew from objects found in nature such as spider webs and malachite gemstones. It is apparent in her focus on precision digital prints and texture. I have posted some of my very favorites from the collection...enjoy!
Big thanks to the Nashville Symphony & Laurie Davis
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