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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Black By Maria Silver And Seraphine Design

Black By Maria Silver And Seraphine Design

"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."

I've taken these words to heart lately. A few weeks ago I styled Fashion is for Every Body's first inclusive photo shoot featuring Seraphine Design. Even though I wasn't going to be officially in front of the camera I still wanted to dress to instill confidence in my models. Searcy Studios did a stellar job of capturing Chiquita Palmer and Ashley Hamblin in their formal splendor. Here's a few behind-the-scenes shots.

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What I Wore to Nashville Fashion Week 2017

What I Wore to Nashville Fashion Week 2017

It's been an eventful year so far. If you've been following me on social media you know that I've spent the bulk of the last four months having a lot of damage to my eyes fixed by the amazing staff at Toyos Clinic. More on that - because it has forever changed my life for the better - soon. This time it's all about how to look fabulous for all six days of Nashville Fashion Week 2017 without breaking the bank to do it.

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Elegant Ladies Spring Into Fashion Show

Elegant Ladies Spring Into Fashion Show

We all know that Nashville fashion encompasses so much more than five days in April. The 5th annual Elegant Ladies Spring Into Fashion Show took place last night at Rocketown. Elegant Ladies Foundation is a local non-profit whose mission includes assisting  three deserving Tennessee high school graduating seniors with  preparation from high school to college. Here are some highlights from the evening.

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See You At Nashville Fashion Week

See You At Nashville Fashion Week

This will be my fourth year attending Nashville Fashion Week.  I'm proud to say I'm the first wheelchair-dependent person to attend NFW. I owe a good chunk of my closet to designers whose pieces I first saw on the catwalk of Nashville Fashion Week. The experience has never been a passive one for me, and I'm grateful for that. If you're debating whether or not you should invest in going this year there are even more options available that let you customize your experience to include exactly what you think you'd like to see.

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