Amanda Valentine: Bond Villain Badass

Amanda Valentine: Bond Villain Badass

I  never pass up an opportunity to wear Amanda Valentine - and neither should you. When I wore this outfit to a party and my friend Andrew Clancey told me I looked like a Bond villain I knew it needed to be photographed.

I'm also giving away two tickets to see the Vagina Monologues benefitting Act Like a GRRRL at City Winery!

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Shop Local: Nashville Fashion Love

Shop Local: Nashville Fashion Love

Nashville Fashion Week is April 5-9 and I'm excited to be a part of it for the third year in a row. Tickets are still available for individual events, purchase your tickets here. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to get highlights from each night's runways as they happen. If you can't make it to Nashville Fashion Week you can still shop Music City's boutiques and artisans to get what is becoming an iconic Nashville Boho vibe. In case you've been wondering where I've been, I'm getting ready for a big announcement about a personal project that is near and dear to my heart and will have a big impact on the fashion community. Come back on April 11th for the full story. 

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Aladdin Sane

Aladdin Sane

I wasn't going to write about David Bowie. Not here, anyway; I figured it would just be overkill. There comes a point where too much attention, too much emotion is desensitizing. But there are tangible reasons why so many were moved by his passing. One of my friends wrote on Facebook, "He was more important than the music; he gave us permission to be unusual and be proud of it". Another observed that we mourn not because we knew him, but because he helped us to know ourselves. As someone who is unusual by default and not by choice, those words really resonate with me. 

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O'More College Of Design Student Fashion Show

O'More College Of Design Student Fashion Show

Did you know that Nashville has it's very own graphics, fashion and interior design college? Many locals consider the O'More Student Fashion Show to be the true finale to Spring Fashion season in Nashville. Every year students participate in a runway show open to the public and judged by some of the most prestigious names in Nashville's fashion industry.

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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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