What I Wore To Nashville Fashion Week 2015

What I Wore To Nashville Fashion Week 2015

The second week of April Nashville celebrated it's fourth Fashion Week - and, thanks to all of you, I was there to see it all. I have a lot to say about the designers I met, the friends I made, and the runway shows and events. But first we're going to talk about what I wore to the events. This year I had to come up with seven evening and two daytime looks. Fortunately, this year I had a lot of help. Three vintage boutiques, numerous accessory artisans and a gifted tailor saw to it that I looked like a million dollars all week long. Let me show you what I had the honor of wearing to Nashville Fashion Week 2015.

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RTW Showcase & My Wardrobe For NFW

RTW Showcase & My Wardrobe For NFW

The details for the final runway show for Nashville Fashion Week 2015 have been finalized. On Friday night at the Bi-Centennial Mall Ampitheater  Ready-to-wear designers, including Michael Magnone of Circle of Gentlemen, Lagi Nadeau of Lagi NadeauMegan Huntz, Alfredo Bove of Religion and Vanderbilt graduate, Timo Weiland of Timo Weiland.  You  can get tickets to this event here: http://wls.io/hrENuDI.  This year Krystle Ramos of  Pura Vida Vintage and Tiffany herself at Tiffany's Boutique selected numerous pieces for me to wear to every single event

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Pura Vida Vintage Reopens & NFW2015 Explained

Pura Vida Vintage Reopens & NFW2015 Explained

Today is Spashionista's  birthday. Seriously, it's not an April Fool's joke; the blog turns three today. I am very, very proud of several things that Spashionista has accomplished so far. It's safe to say that I've raised awareness of curvy, 50+ women with disabilities. Pura Vida Vintage reopened last week in a new, wheelchair accessible location, and you can expect to see me in lots of Pura Vida Vintage pieces, expertly altered to fit me by Only One Tailoring. In fact, if all goes well, next week you'll see me in vintage from several local shops. Speaking of which, many of you are having trouble finding the links to Nashville Fashion Week. I'll try to simplify it for you in this post

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Accessories As Art Preview

Accessories As Art Preview

The countdown to Nashville Fashion Week continues.  It's my job to share the events and talented creatives that will take over downtown Nashville for the majority of next week. But I'm dying to start talking about my take on NFW as well. After all, we're only nine days away from Opening Night - I know you're all clicking on the links in my posts and the graphic on the sidebar to get me a seat at the events, right? Please take a second to do so if you haven't already. 

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Nashville Designer Showcase Preview

Nashville Designer Showcase Preview

It's time to start talking about the upcoming events for Nashville Fashion Week  2015 in earnest. For my part, it's interesting to revisit the idea of a Nashville Fashion Week and compare it to my experiences and expectations during NFW2014. I was a novice last year, and it was an honor to be  able to cover it as part of the Media. The fashion community isn't necessarily eager to embrace diversity, which made my attendance and the accommodations made for my disability all the more impressive. Remember, this year it's up to you to get me to NFW2015. Clink here or on the graphic in the sidebar to help get me there. 

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Stacey Rhodes Boutique & NFW Countdown

Stacey Rhodes Boutique & NFW Countdown

A few weeks ago in the BAM Bloggers At Midlife Attendees Guide to Nashville I briefly introduced you to Stacey Rhodes and her beautiful boutique. Let's take a closer look today. Rhodes is  a shining example of a successful 40+ woman. Her boutique a thriving go-to for Nashvillians, and she actively hosts or participates in numerous charities that benefit the community. 

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Bloggers At Midlife Conference 2015

Bloggers At Midlife Conference 2015

How do you feel about moving out of your comfort zone and taking chances? Would you be at ease in a room full of women your own age, talking about the things we have in common? Could you conceive of reinventing yourself and becoming an emotionally stronger, more visible person? Are you willing to share more about your authentic self - warts and all - in order to be connected to the people around you? Until recently, I would have said "no" to those questions (I'm still not sure about the last one). But this weekend I got the opportunity to take part in a gathering that has really changed the way I see myself and others.  

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BAM Bloggers at Midlife Attendees Guide To Nashville

BAM Bloggers at Midlife Attendees Guide To Nashville

This coming weekend I'll be attending the BAM (Bloggers at Midlife) conference at the Opryland Hotel here in Nashville. If you're going to be, there, too, or if you are visiting Music City in the near future, have a look at this week's post over at Midlife Boulevard

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1000 Voices For Compassion

1000 Voices For Compassion

You may wonder what a fashion and style blog has to do with compassion. After all, these things are often thought of as frivolous and superficial and having nothing to do with any deeper context. But I have a unique point of view that is accompanied by an unconventional opinion about fashion and style as it relates to people with disabilities. Namely, that we are entitled to both, even though they may be harder for us to come by.  I believe that fashion and style can not only change the way society views a person with a disability. It can also change the way they esteem themselves.

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Nashville Fashion Week Kickoff Party

Nashville Fashion Week Kickoff Party

Last Tuesday Nashville Fashion Week 2015 kicked off with a celebration at the Rosewall and the announcement of this year's Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient.

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