Amanda Valentine/Margaret Ellis Jewelry

Amanda Valentine/Margaret Ellis Jewelry

If you're a fan of Project Runway you already know that my friend Amanda Valentine came oh-so-close to winning it all with her Fall 2014 collection. So close that the majority of viewers felt her designs should have garnered the grand prize. But Nashville knows a good thing when it sees it. Valentine has really found her point of view as a designer and her voice as one of Music City's creatives. She collaborated with fellow Nashvillian McLaine Richardson, owner of Margaret Ellis Jewelry, to create the Roman Holiday jewelry collection. 

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Valentine Valentine Tee

Valentine Valentine Tee

It's been another busy week. There are some really exciting things happening, and even more waiting in the wings for the near future. This week I was honored to be interviewed by 40+Style. Read all about How to have fun with fashion and look stylish in a wheelchair – a style interview with AliciaI bought this gorgeous Valentine Valentine Tee from Amanda herself back in April. It's such a distinctive design that I couldn't resist it.

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Vote Amanda Valentine For Project Runway 13

Vote Amanda Valentine For Project Runway 13

Amanda Valentine, my favorite Nashville fashion designer, has a second chance at winning Project Runway but she needs your help. Vote to secure her return for Season 13.

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Valentine Valentine: Tempering Dissonance

Valentine Valentine: Tempering Dissonance

When you ask Amanda Valentine about the creative process involved in designing her Valentine Valentine clothing line she becomes animated. Her posture shifts forward, her words come more quickly and emphatically. It's like watching the rush of excitement that comes with new love, only this kind of passion isn't diminished by time.

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A Stylist's Valentine To Nashville

A Stylist's Valentine To Nashville

Trying to keep up with Amanda Valentine is a lot like trying to catch a hummingbird. When she's not working on her couture collections,  screening her own T-shirts, or creating iPhone cases, she's styling some of Nashville's finest for print and video.  

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Debunking The Southern Style Stereotype

Debunking The Southern Style Stereotype

I know most fashion blogs are buzzing with news and trends from New York Fashion Week. In fact, I'm sure there a great deal of overkill going on and you might be slightly burned out on the subject. So let's talk about something that still seems to baffle some fashionistas and even some designers; Southern style.

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