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Photo Shoots

 
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Stash

Summer outfits should be fun, fresh and easy. Our Summer 2018 photo shoot features pieces from local boutique, Stash.

Stash features clothing and accessories by independent designers from all over the world, curated by owner Abby Franklin. Franklin is also a world-class stylist, having dressed the likes of Prince, Madonna, Katie Perry, and many others. Stash often carries pieces from affordable, quality vendors otherwise unavailable in the US. You can shop their website, Instagram feed, or brick-and-mortar store.

Models Emily Robbins and Chelsie Nitschke look cool no matter the temperature outside. Emily's jumpsuit is size and shape inclusive and the tropical kimono and sequin shades make for a festival-ready look. Chelsie sports a Stash Tee, star denim shirt, white denim jacket, rainbow platforms and mirrored sunnies. Good Vibes tee and Power to the Peaceful jacket paired with cat-eye-heart sunglasses are Emily's second look. Chelsie is giving us gypsy queen vibes in a lace dress with sequin epaulettes, pearl studded sandals and Ziggy Stardust stud earrings. Her camisole is by AnaOno and is available at PATTIandRICKY.com

Photo Credit: Authentic Photos and Designs

Hair and Makeup: Pamela Hawk

Styling: Alicia Searcy

Lily Guilder Design

Spring 2018's photo shoot is all about glitz and glam.

Lily Guilder Design's aesthetic is fun, frivolous pieces for festival folks and rock n' roll royalty. Specializing in faux fur, sequins and lace designer Caitlin Stolley describes her brand as what you get when you cross "a lion with a peacock". As a theater major at Northwestern University she learned to make costumes for school productions with very little money and even less time. Her ability to do custom, one-of-a-kind pieces on the fly made Lily Guilder the perfect choice to close last year's Boundless runway show. Lily Guilder specializes in limited edition and bespoke pieces but also carries ready-to-wear garments.

Here are two looks from Lily Guilder on models Addie Sinclair, Alicia Searcy and Alicia's dog, Penny Lane. Alicia is sporting a wide-cut jumper dress paired with a sash (and a custom leather jacket by Red Mutha); Addie is wearing a convertible jumpsuit and belt; Penny Lane is wearing a bespoke faux-fur lined dog coat. The second look finds Addie in a leopard lined, cherry patterned coat; Alicia in a sequin dress with silver fringe, a fully lined faux-fur stole and matching detachable sequin patchwork hoodie; Penny Lane in a multi-fabric boa.

Photo Credit: Searcy Studios

Hair: Lani Barrett and D'Andrea Felts

Makeup: Lucia S

Styling: Alicia Searcy and Kendall Parker

Dog Wrangler: Andrea Pilot

 
 

Fall 2017's fashion photo shoot showcases the distinctive Monk dress from Black by Maria Silver on Amy Burnett.

Maria "Poni" Silver is a talented musician, stylist and prominent Nashville fashion designer. Her premise has always been to create clothing as art so the wearer is viewed as a work of art. Her maxim, "Eres Una Obra de Arte" translates to "You Are a Work of Art". Every Black by Maria Silver garment is, in some way, directly inspired by art and it's influence on society. Silver's collections have graced the runway at Nashville Fashion Week numerous times, her designs have been featured in Nylon, The New Yorker and Women's wear Daily. and she has dressed the likes of John McCaughey (Deer Tick), Ruby Amanfu, and Margo Price. The latter was recently featured in Cosmopolitan wearing BBMS.

Here we see Silver's simple, sophisticated Monk Dress on Amy Burnett. Burnett is a para-badminton athlete who recently won a bronze medal at the Peru International Para-Badminton Tournament in Lima. She is currently one of just three athletes representing USA Badminton, competing at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Ulsan, Korea. 

The photo shoot was completely improvised as a last-minute addendum to a video Burnett shot for Permobil's 50th Anniversary celebration. She is also wearing a collar by Seraphine Designs.

Photo Credit: Searcy Studios 

Styling: Alicia Searcy

 
 

Our inaugural inclusive photo shoot for Summer 2017 features uniquely beautiful jewelry by Brooke Seraphine of Seraphine Design.

Seraphine Design has become one of Nashville's iconic jewelry artisans. Brooke turns her love of raw and tumbled gemstones into organically elegant statement pieces that punctuate the spectrum of Nashville style so beautifully.  The majority of her collars and cuffs are open-ended and/or adjustable which makes them perfect for women of virtually every size.

Here, they are used to complete two formal looks on opposite ends of the spectrum. Chiquita Palmer wears raw pyrite to glitz up a far-from-plain nod to menswear in a tuxedo, white button-down shirt and pumps. Ashley Hamblin is prom-ready in her magenta princess dress with a pyrite and lapis collar and raw pyrite ring.

Photo Credit: Searcy Studios 

Styling: Alicia Searcy