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Photo Shoots


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