Sunday, January 12, 2014

Christian Siriano Fashion Show

Long after his triumph on Project Runway, feisty fashion designer Christian Siriano has held a place near and dear to my heart. Obviously, Siriano is a talented artist with a knack for fashion creativity, elegance, and beauty. But truly, it was 2011 his retort to the equivalence of fashion school-yard bullies when he decided to showcase his then-recent collection at the first Nashville Fashion Week:
About Nashville, I have something I’m confused about. I showed this season at New York Fashion Week, as always. I am also showing some of my collection in Nashville this weekend alongside local talent and Betsey Johnson because it’s a fun way for me to bring my art to a new market that really wants to see it. Some writers seem to look down on this, but I don’t understand what the problem is? My business is growing rapidly and I am doing everything I can to help that happen. What’s wrong with everyone having the chance to see fashion? Is nobody else allowed to have a look except people in New York? I do trunk shows around the country and around the world, as do most designers… and many designers often have fashion shows at or near trunk shows because they help people see the clothes and want to wear them. I am having a trunk show in Nashville this weekend as well. It’s going to be fun and good for my business, and I’m grateful that the people of Nashville want to have me!
Siriano, thank you for your eloquent slam and making Styleite choke on their own words.

Warby Parker Sets Shop in Imogene

Of course, the 2011 showing of the Siriano collection at Nashville Fashion Week was a major highlight, his feminine and beautiful clothes lighting up the runway. (Also, Kelly Cutrone sat next to me at that show, so that was a plus!) I believe this night Nashville fell in love with Siriano, and Siriano fell in love right back.
Warby Parker Sets Shop in Imogene

On Friday, October 12, 2012, Christian Siriano will be revisiting Nashville to showcase his Spring 2013 collection at the annual Nfocus Model Behavior fashion event. Held at the Noah Liff Opera Center, tickets are $50, and VIP seating will set you back $100. Additionally, patrons are asked to choose from ten charities when purchasing tickets; the non-profit with the most support will receive a donation from Nfocus. Tickets can be purchased here. Charities to choose from include:

1) Friends of Children's Hospital | Susan Basel
2) Family and Children's Service | Aylin Ozgener
3) The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation | Dee Anna Smith
4) Fannie Battle Day Home | Liz Beavers
5) Girl Scouts of Middle TN | Sharon K. Roberson, Esq.
6) Nashville Public Radio | Paula Lovell
7) Junior League of Nashville | Jillian Waters
8) NPT | Crissy Welhoelter
9) Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee | Jana Davis
10) Friends of Warner Parks | Julie Rounsavile
See you there!!
Amber C.
Warby Parker Sets Shop in Imogene

RAW Artist Showcase: Provocations - October, 11, 2012

Back for another amazing showcase, RAW will be presenting a new concept on Thursday, October 11, 2012, titled Provocations. Here is the press release for the highly anticipated event:

RAW: natural born artists presents Provocations, Thursday, October 11th

(Nashville, TN)- National arts organization remixes Mercy Lounge with a collaboration of fashion, art, film, and music: adding a sprinkle of Los Angeles flair to the Nashville night life.

On Thursday, October 11th RAW returns to Nashville for their famous annual
masquerade event at Mercy Lounge. The show will feature 26 talented artists covering several genres.

This show will spotlight musical performances by Set Fire to Ghost, Vanessa Diaz, Wilsdorf, and Buffalo Rodeo; fashion shows featuring clothing by Christine Lopez and Beth Keener; a creepy hair and makeup collaborative runway show that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen by Aria Darling, Brittani Lopez, Smashley, Char Braden, Somica Renee, and Ashley Wright; and local visual artists Paint the Body, Jessamyn Davis, Pippenwyck, Cootie, Sam Flegal, Mary Levinsky, EvilB, Kacey Lynn, Marshall R., Kevin Owen, Brittany Ketring, Jason Busby, Mc Awesome, and Laura Beckwith.

“At RAW, we strive to showcase only the most unique and talented artists we can find! Therefore, we have worked exceptionally hard to present a show that will not only meet the expectations of our audience, but will entice the imagination through its melting pot of creativity!

Warby Parker Sets Shop in Imogene + Willie / Cocktail Party: November 8, 2012

Warby Parker is coming to Nashville! The popular fashion brand will open a new showroom in Imogene + Willie in Nashville next week. To learn more about Warby Parker's full collection of men's and women's eyeglasses and sunglasses, please visit
 .To celebrate the new showroom in Nashville, Warby Parker is hosting a cocktail party at Imogene + Willie on Thursday, November 8 from 6-9 PM (cocktails from The Spirit Run). We look forward to celebrating the launch in style!

In addition, Warby Parker is currently traveling the country on a yellow school bus, bringing their showroom experience to life for customers in nine cities over the course of six month. The Class Trip will stop in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Nashville. The bus will be in Nashville between November 28 - December 9.The traditional yellow school bus has been completely revamped and re-imagined as a professor's library, complete with leather sofas, wood paneling, vintage books, and of course the full line of Warby Parker eyewear. To learn more about the Class Trip, visit We will provide more details about the Nashville stop in the weeks to come.
View more information on the imogene + willie blog here.