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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Art Pods and Art for Animals

Art Pods and Art for Animals

The Inaugural Modular Art Pods Experience was "an open source collaborative art tunnel" comprised of multiple sections, or pods, created by various Nashville artists. But the real reason I came was to meet my friend Arthur Kirkby. Calling Arthur a talented artist is the understatement of the milennium. He is easily my favorite living artist, and his vivid Warhol-influenced portraits of Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and others are truly masterful.

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Saints and Sinners Pictorial

Saints and Sinners Pictorial

Hosted by 12th & Broad, Saints and Sinners gave us all a chance to choose between the seven deadly sins or the seven holy virtues in an interactive manner. Guests were encouraged to eat, drink and play games, along with many opportunities to get in shape and donate time, money, or unwanted items to their community. We were also encouraged to, "wear red if you're a sinner or white if you're a saint".

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