Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jessica Maros Couture

After scouring Nashville from end to end, I discovered Jessica Maros Couture right here in our great city! The designer, whose label is indeed named after herself, creates beautifully draped clothes that have interesting texture and even some unique materials (on her more avant garde pieces) for finished products that are truly one-of-a-kind.

Our team, Reid Rolls (photog), Natali Hettich (MUA/hair guru) and Annie (as our lovely model) and myself (fashion finder) and put together this shoot. Here are a few of our shots:

Here is a photo of Jessica (the long-haired brunette, front and center) with her models at her most recent spring fashion show, Fusion.
photo by Wee Seing

Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring Cleaning!

It's that time of year again, when the sun starts shining brightly through the windows and illuminating all the dirt, cobwebs and highlights those home projects that we started but haven't quite finished. The same is soooo true for our closets! So, may I propose a perfectly delightful plan for getting rid of the clothes in your closet that, let's face it, you haven't worn in YEARS!

I used to make plans to do elaborate clothing swaps with friends, complete with breakfast quiche, mimosas, and setting up my loft boutique style etc. But just the thought of all that work wore me out before I even got started! So, here is the easy formula to spring clean your closet and have fun doing it:

1.) Send a text to all your girlfriends that reads something like this:

"Hey all! I'm cleaning out my closet. Come one and all. Everything is $5, $10 or $20 bucks or you can trade an item for a bottle of wine! Everyone is welcome to bring their own clothes to sell also! My place tomorrow night, 7pm...PASS IT ON TO THE GIRLS YOU KNOW!"

Repeat this message on your Myspace and Facebook pages.

2. I lay out my clothes in preparation. One man/woman's junk is another's treasure, so don't be scared....put it all out! I happen to think that good presentation will sell more of your clothes, but the main point is to keep it simple!

3. When people start arriving, they can lay or throw their goods out on the floor or table and the fun begins.

Soon your closet can go from this:
To this:

I have found from doing these swaps that there is always something for everyone and we make a little cash in the process. The leftover clothes go to a charity of your choice and the best part of it all: you will have scored some bottles of wine to drink at your next occasion, however big or small!

(Sorry for the delay in putting up a fresh blog...the good news: I've been working on a lot of projects....more good news: I have many good blogs comin!)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Generic Man
Where simplicity meets sophistication.

Originally founded by Kevin Carney in NYC, this line is AMAZING. I love the fact that Carney wishes to put a practical yet innovative spin on the everyday shoe. Check it out!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Seen out and about...

Spotted: The fashionable set out on the town at the Panache launch party:
Annie and I

Brad, sporting a feather...very en vogue of him!

The team behind designing and making my dress! More info on their new line coming soon!

Thanks for all who came out and celebrated our new wardrobe styling company, Panache, on that blustery, tornado stricken night!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lindsay Chapman-artist

Lindsay Chapman sings from a place of solid gut instincts and experiences...she has a quirky playfullness combined with the wisdom of a young woman growing into her own. These are a few of the pics that we shot for her promotional materials and upcoming cd packaging. I think Reid Rolls did a extraordinary job of capturing her energy in our photo shoot. We had a blast working together along with makeup/hair maverick, Natali Hettich. We also had a visit from one of Lindsay's writing partners in crime, Natalie Hemby. Check them all out at there respective sites...they are gooood at what they do! Lindsay's new website will be coming soon and you can listen to her soulful sound for yourself!

Styling by yours truly...check out more about us at Panache!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Inspiration #3

This shoot by Mario Testino is wildly inspirational! I especially love the use of waders!

Panache Launch Party

I am so sorry it's been too long since my last post! We had a wonderful time at our official launch party last Thursday evening and I've been waiting for some professional pics to post from that night and the weekend following. We had good friends in town from WA state, LA and NYC and spent the rest of the weekend after the party, giving them a tour of Music City. I think we converted a few of them to making the move here! Here are some preliminary pics and I promise that I will post more shortly!
Annie and I...the hosts for the evening...

Brad and Sara from The Purple Turtle...they do it all!
Saturday morning brunch at Marche!

All in all, it was a perfect weekend...check back for more pics and news!
For now,