Saturday, March 31, 2012

Catwalking in Memphis: Friday of Memphis Fashion Weekend

Posted By on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 4:22 PM

The inaugural Memphis Fashion Weekend started with a bang last night. Jack Robinson Gallery was packed with local styleites looking for the kind of high fashion show Memphis sees woefully little of. What's more, this event secures a strong place for fashion in Memphis' future — by benefiting ArtsMemphis and up-and-coming local fashion designers.

In that spirit, the night began with the Spring line from Ellis Dixon, a Memphis native who now works out of New York City. Her line was dominated by crop tops, pretty neutrals, and feminine silks and shapes.

Ellis Dixon
Ellis Dixon
Ellis Dixon
Ellis Dixon

Next up, Carol Peretz introduced a Spring line of cocktail and occasion dresses with sumptuous textures, feminine patterns, and bold colors.

Carol Peretz
Carol Peretz
Carol Peretz
Carol Peretz
Carol Peretz

And finally, Philosophy's Spring collection wowed attendees with exquisite lace details, elegant draping, and an overall ethereal quality.

Philosophy
Philosophy
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  • Philosophy
Philosophy

Tonight we'll be heading over to A. Schwab for the second and final evening of Memphis Fashion Weekend. Stay tuned for the next installment of Catwalking in Memphis!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Working for the Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM

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The time has come for Memphis Fashion Weekend!

The big to-do benefiting ArtsMemphis begins tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. at Jack Robinson Gallery, where the first fashion show will showcase spring wear from Ellis Dixon, Carol Peretz, and Philosophy.

Come back Saturday night at 7 p.m. for the second show, this time at the newly re-purposed space upstairs at A. Schwab, and gaze upon the newest lines from Annie Griffin, Billy Reid, What Goes Around Comes Around, and Neil Bieff.

But if you find yourself on South Main tomorrow without a ticket, don't fret! Not only will we be covering the event here at Style Sessions, there's also a delightful little detour you can take for a casual, sandy retreat: That's right, Le Saispas Vintage and Hoot + Louise are having a beach party.

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Kristin Irène Young of Le Saispas has enumerated the excitements and enticements for us. They include:

- New and vintage spring/summer clothing!
- Drinks with the little umbrellas!
- Fondue!
- Whatever happens!

We're sold. Now you have no excuse to stay in on Friday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Boutique Peek: Everleah's

Posted By on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 2:49 PM

South Main is a burgeoning hotspot for boutiques, which is why you may have missed the opening of Everleah's a few months ago. Today, while out enjoying this fine first day of spring, I spotted the lovely Peyton, who ushered me in for a quick tour.

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Before we head in, a word about those shoes: Peyton was wearing a pair of Kimchi Blue Mary Jane wedges I had been eying (but which slipped through my fingers like so many sold-out styles) this past winter at Urban Outfitters. She transitions these suede beauties into spring wear with a mini dress and light sweater. Simple, yes. But also effortlessly stylish.
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On to the boutique! Everleah's is owned by none other than Cynthia Grawemeyer, co-owner of Rizzo's Diner around the corner and the soon to come Grawemeyer's Deli next door.

One of the things you'll notice about Everleah's is how affordable their clothes are. "Nothing over $100," Peyton tells me, and their Facebook page says the same. Chelsea Crew — one of my favorite brands of trendy shoes within my price range — lines the shelves. (The even better news? Everleah's has its stock of Chelsea Crew's winter line on sale.)

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I also spied this dapper short and blazer set and a pretty lace number just in time for warmer Trolley Nights on South Main.
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So what began as a painful reminder of a pair of shoes I never bought at Urban Outfitters became the discovery of a local alternative to the U.O. monopoly. Welcome to the neighborhood, Everleah's.

Everleah's at Station Square, 524 S. Main, 575-9090

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Street Style: Beverly Hills 38104

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

We spotted this very fashionable duo Myralia Montgomery, 38, and Lulu Anderson, 24, grabbing lunch at Boscos Squared.

Myralia (left) and Lulu (right)
  • Myralia (left) and Lulu (right)

The two have been fast friends since they met in Beverly Hills, and now Lulu is visiting from L.A. They've been spending the week together shopping, eating, and generally pursuing fun.
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But these high heels? These high heels? Certainly, this isn't the type of footwear the duo has been wearing to run all around town.

"Yes!" says Lulu. "All day, every day."

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