Last night marked the opening reception of the nD festival held at Elan Salon in Green Hills! When I received the invite I thought it a bit odd to have an opening reception at a salon, and much to my suprise, the atmosphere was very fitting for the event! Each entryway was flanked by a gorgeous installation of ballerinas from Nashville Ballet. Each girl modeling some heavy duty up dos looking supremely divine in jewelry by Sleeveless. Amongst the events fashionables were some of my fellow Nashville Fashion bloggers, Alicia Boswell of Nashville Fashion Events, Carla Antonelli of Stella Shops, Sierra Jacobson of Lookbookmag.com and Zarna Surti of Zarnasrunway.blogspot.com. Before leaving for the evening I had the great pleasure of running into my favorite Nashville Fashion maven Libby Callaway as well as the gals from Jamie and the Jones. Can't wait for the show on Sunday!
I had the wonderful advantage of attending the Nordstrom gala last night as a freelance make up artist for Laura Mercier! I arrived wearing goosebumps and a 1920s vintage dress at 5pm to prep for the event. After checking in, it was as if the pearly gates of fashion heaven had been open to me. Guys, I am a champion shopper, I have shopped all around the world in high and low end boutiques, but to know that Chanel, Gucci, Givenchy etc. resides in our fair city made me feel like a proud grandparent on graduation day. Yes Nashville; we have graduated to the big leagues of Fashion!!! My role for the night was to walk around the store, greet customers and model our fragrances, giving me the perfect opportunity to promote Laura Mercier as well as get the scoop for my loveroffashion lovelies!! My first stop, of course, was the Chanel Salon where I met the lovely, Ally, Personal stylist for Chanel. Ally gave me a concise tour of the salon, we even tried on the gorgeous Fall 2011 tassel earrings! I then headed over to the contemporary department that housed brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Rag and Bone and so many others. I was stunned by the Marc by Marc Jacobs fall collection, panther print lame' holds a special place in my heart!
The doors finally opened to the public at 7:00 and all of Nashville's fashionables arrived via red carpet. My favorite part of the evening was the live model sets. Every half hour, on two different levels, a group of models would freeze pose for 30 minute increments wearing the most amazing couture pieces. It felt like I had stepped into a 1960s movie set!! Dinner was served and the most exquisite cakes were on the dessert menu...I did manage to sneak a chocolate cake garnished with 24 karat edible gold, how could I possibly resist! After 3 hours of damage on credit cards, DJ sets, and cocktails, the party winded down . Feeling luxurious, I slipped into my most elegant Dior gown and dreamed of the Charlotte Olympia kitty cat wedges I was so tempted to buy!
Yesterday was the debut of the Missoni for Target collection! I woke up really early to check the website only to have it crash on me moments after I signed on. I drove to my local Target before work and luckily I arrived 3 minutes til opening. 10 women behind in line I hightailed it for the clothing rack only to be dissapointed by the color ways and fibers! I was, however, very impressed with the quality and outcome of the home collection. I had been stalking the look books online for ages and had already picked out the pieces I wanted! I was so happy to bring my bundles of zig zag joy home and place them where I had imagined them all these months. I was most impressed with how well the throw pillows matched the burlap wall hanging my boyfriend's mother made in 76'!!! Missoni <3
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