Talent is not diluted by circumstances or eclipsed by someone else's shadow. It endures, waiting for the right moment to emerge again - because, of course, it never left. For Manny Cuevas that moment is back on the horizon. He will soon be re-launching his label, Wear It Out by Manny, with a fresh take on iconic wardrobe staples all with his trademark style. I've seen the sketches and the pieces are undeniably chic, yet retain that edginess so prevalent in the editorial runway lines.Read More
I just love it when I get to showcase a local shop I'm excited about. Until recently I hadn't even heard of Little Luna Vintage . Then shop manager and stylist Brittany Gargis and I started running into each other on a regular basis at various events, and she convinced me I had to come in. I'm so glad I did.
Last week I attended an event honoring Nashville Magazine’s best dressed featuring fashions for the upcoming season in a live model installation, cocktails, and music. The event left me thinking about the concepts of fashion and style, especially in terms of blogging.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More