Thursday, June 27, 2013

Model Material? Casting Call on the Peabody Rooftop

Posted By on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Yoo hoo! Models! Tonight, from 6-7 p.m., we'll be hosting the third installment of our open casting call for models at the Peabody rooftop party. Select individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in our annual fall fashion shoot, and have their beautiful mugs splashed across the pages of the Memphis Flyer. Is it the chance of a lifetime? We like to think so. Come join us at tonight's rooftop party!

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The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union, www.peabodymemphis.com

Street Style: Latosha's Funky Digs

Posted By on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 9:07 AM

I wasn't the only one checking out Latosha as she stylishly milled about on Main Street. She was turning heads left and right, and I when I asked to photograph her look, it was probably fairly overwhelming for her. She was a good sport, though, and posed for a couple of shots, but had to rush on before I was able to ask all my questions.

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She had my favorite trends compiled in one great outfit: Coral peplum top, skinny belt, skinny jeans, and funky retro glasses that she got from Jazzy's in Memphis. It's rare, but Latosha had the daring personality to pull off those glasses.
And just like that, she was off to grace other sidewalks of Memphis with her impeccable style.

Jazzy Boutique, 72 Union, 579-2263, @JazzyBoutique

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer 2013 Style: An Extended Look

Posted By on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 9:13 AM

If you pick up the latest issue of the Memphis Flyer, you'll see some of my favorite summer trends. Here's a longer list of what I'm loving this season.

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Coral: The perfect summer color.
This large tote, by Shiraleah of Chicago, is from Spruce. I have held out for a long time to find a bag like this to carry around my laptop. It's made of vegan leather and has a velvety bright blue interior. My friend, Allison, was the perfect model, and we also snagged her friend's dog, Cocoa, for the photo.
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Chevron patterns and peplum tops.
This particular gem is by Olive & Oak from Indigo.
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Cultural prints and patterns.
The dress is by Gentlefawn and both it and the shoes are from Indigo. The earrings are by Entourage. My favorite trend ties into the mood of summer travel, and there is a ton of inspiration around the globe, as the article here explains.
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Nude wedges.
Nude seems to be another go-to color this season because it works with every other color. Though nude pumps are the basics of any wardrobe, nude wedges with a peep toe can make it more comfortable to dress up. This pair is modeled by one of the ladies at Indigo, who happens to own a pair herself.
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Dressy flats.
There are many flats out there, but this particular one just seems so special. I'm not sure if I like it most for the ankle straps or the black velvet against the brown leather or the pointed toe, but it's probably a combination of all three, and also because all these elements are so well-crafted.

Indigo, The Shops of Saddle Creek, 7509 Poplar, 755-6909
Spruce, 5040 Sanderlin, 682-5513, spruceshop.com

Friday, June 14, 2013

Boutique Peek: Spruce

Posted By on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 9:42 AM

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Don't make my mistake. I had heard all the good buzz about Spruce long before I made the effort to visit for the first time. Oh, do I ever regret waiting.

Designer Selena McAdams opened the shop on Sanderlin in 2009 as a retail counterpart to her interior design business. Don't just categorize Spruce as a home decor shop, though. Of course, the selection of modern home decor piqued my interest, but I was even more delighted to discover a handpicked selection of stunning jewelry, handbags, and even clothes for women and girls. After shopping Spruce for myself, I would describe it as a designer's personal collection of everything awesome.

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In the intimate, 20 by 20 foot space, there's little chance you'll feel overwhelmed. The handpicked selection also eases the shopping effort, whether you're buying for yourself or for someone else. Among the many lines they carry, there are a couple of notable ones: Be Free Revolution, a charitable line of handmade paper beaded jewelry, and Brave Designs, a Memphis based jewelry line of incredible statement pieces.

In the photo below, store manager Meg models her favorite necklace from Brave design showing just how much of a visual statement it can make. I left that day with a pair of lightweight summer pants for my mom and the perfect tote to fashionably haul around my laptop. The oversized tote by Shiraleah is made of eco-friendly vegan leather. Look for more about this tote next week, when I'll share my list of summer must-haves.

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Spruce
5040 Sanderlin Avenue, Suite 103
Memphis, TN 38117
901.682.5513
www.spruceshop.com
Facebook: Spruceshop
Twitter: @spruceshop

Friday, June 7, 2013

Boutique Peek: Langford Market, Addison, and Wish

Posted By on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 10:03 AM

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Suddenly, there they were: Three new sources of retail therapy at the corner of Cooper and Central. I guess my head was buried too far into work that I never noticed the renovation or the excitement it was creating. After Urban Outfitters pioneered the development of the prominent Cooper-Young corner two years ago, the vacant space next door was finally being filled. Now, that corner feels completely transformed, and quite beautifully so. The revamped building houses three stores internally connected — Langford Market, Addison, and Wish.
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At first, I was lured in by all the design elements: A warm wood exterior, unique signage, and cool lighting. Then, I was struck by the bright colors and textures of the clothing and jewelry set in a calm interior. But it was the affordability of the pieces that really won me over — pieces that I wanted in my closet right away. The stores cater to the best kind of retail therapy, describing themselves as “the ultimate destination for a fabulous and guilt-free wardrobe update.”
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All three stores are now open, so go prescribe yourself a visit.

Find out more about them including their latest deals through the links below.

Langford Market: Classically feminine clothing including swimsuits, jewelry, handbags, and shoes.

2155 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Ph: 901.274.4071
Facebook: Langford Market Memphis
Twitter: LMMemphis
Instagram: LMCooperYoung
Pinterest: Langford Market — Memphis

Addison: Upscale clothing, handmade jewelry, handbags, and shoes.

2153 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Ph: 901.274. 4071
Facebook: Addison Memphis
Twitter: Addison_MP
Instagram: AddisonMP
Pinterest: Addison Memphis

Wish: Whimsical and eclectic clothing for women and men, jewelry, handbags, and shoes.

2157 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Ph: 901.274.4909
Facebook: Wish Cooper-Young
Twitter: WishTN
Instagram: Wish Memphis
Pinterest: Wish Cooper-Young


Special thanks to store manager Carrie Vreeland.

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