Boundless 2018

Boundless 2018

Tickets for Boundless 2018, Nashville's only truly inclusive fashion runway show, are officially on sale! This event is the culmination of everything I work for as Executive Director of Fashion is for Every Body. C'mon out and celebrate the Transformative Power of Fashion with me. I promise you'll have a great time! I also had the privilege of being interviewed by Kristen Chapman Gibbons on abrasive Media's blog about what inspired my interest in fashion, where it's taken me and why I want everyone to experience the gift it has given me. It's a far cry from the curated li(f)e that bloggers are encouraged to represent. 

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Life at 57

Life at 57

I was recently invited by Chico's, White House Black Market and Soma to celebrate their partnership with Habitat for Humanity at a party in their Green Hills store.  I also got to work on an actual Habitat for Humanity house, too. It meant a lot to me to help put the finishing touches on someone else's hard earned, well deserved home.

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Ageless Style

Ageless Style

Let's welcome 2018 with a shining example of diversity in fashion. On December 15th Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center in Hendersonville hosted the Ageless Style Fashion Event. A fashion show of upcycled, one-of-a-kind CB vintage style hats by the show's producer, Cynthia Brewer, and Vintage clothing and accessories primarily acquired from Michael Taylor Estate Moving Sale.

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Svelte Leggings

Svelte Leggings

Svelte sent me these leggings to review but the opinions are all mine. Let's be honest. Leggings are rarely worn correctly anymore. Too many women are guilty of trying to pass off what are essentially cheap spandex footless tights as pants that hug every lump, bump and ripple. Women with disabilities who are wheelchair dependent are especially guilty of this. They think the chair hides these problems; it doesn't. 

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

It's World Cerebral Palsy Day. If you'd like to know more about my take on Cerebral Palsy and how it's affected my life you can read my interview with Consumer Safety.Org here

Vacation may be the wrong word because I don't feel very rested. I spent the majority of my Summer working on Fashion is for Every Body/Empower Tennessee's Boundless fashion show, which took place on September 9th. I've been doing some styling and consulting about the future of diversity in fashion. Non-sample-sized and those with disabilities, there's hope. I even got to talk a little bit about my whole journey into fashion-awareness on WSM radio, which broadcasts right out of the Opryland Hotel.

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Boundless

Boundless

Remember Fashion is for Every Body's runway show last year? Well, it's back in a bigger, better, even more inclusive iteration called Boundless. This year, Fashion is for Every Body is partnering with Empower Tennessee, a local organization promote opportunities for people with disabilities to strive for greater independence, to produce the show. Pre-sale, discounted tickets are available for a limited time. One of our models used the confidence she gained from being a part of Fashion is for Every Body to speak out against a social injustice at her own high school. Read Ashley's story in her own words.

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