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Memphis Fashion Week Collaboration

This time of year in Memphis heralds the upcoming Memphis Fashion Week (April 10-13), the main fundraising effort for Memphis Fashion Design Network. Local retailers and designers come together beautifully to support the dreams and realities of fashion lovers in this region. Memphis Fashion Week would not be possible without its many supporters; and this year, Looney Ricks Kiss came in strong. The architectural firm recognizes the art of good design in any form, including fashion. We shot these looks in LRK designed buildings-Old Dominick Distillery and The Gray Canary. Also for this month’s editorial, we hired a MFW veteran model, along with a hair stylist and a make-up artist from MFW supported businesses, and we brought in guest wardrobe stylists from MFW as well. The stores featured in the next few pages show readers what to wear for Memphis Fashion Week in head-to-toe looks that make one-stop shopping another dream come true.

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Playing Athletic Chic with The Pathfinders

Every February, 4Memphis stars a non-profit in our fashion
editorial as an opportunity to bring awareness to our
readers of all of the wonderful and caring outreaches in
our thriving community. This year, we are featuring the
Pathfinders of Explore Bike Share. The Pathfinders are
promising young leaders who are active in various city
and charitable roles and serve as advocates for Explore
Bike Share. We introduced them to you in our past
October issue and this time around, eight Pathfinders
graciously agreed to play fashion shoot for just one day
at the downtown warehouse where all the
coolest bikes and mopeds are stored. It
was a blustery day but we had fun with
these bright young folks and some
really fresh athletic – inspired casual
clothing with lots of sporty
stripes, cheerful colors, and
graphic details. We may have
pushed a few boundaries
with our looks, but
everyone was easy and in
the end, it was just like
riding a bike.

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The Dress; The Day

Bride: Maret Maliniak Mellow Date: August 11, 2018 Photographer: Matt Phoenix Photography  Dress: Low’s Bridal + Formal Florist: Lynn Doyle Flowers + Events Bride: Taylor Gaulden Gilbert Date: June 16, 2018 Photographer: Jon Sharman Dress: Maggie Louise Bridal Florist: Flowers by Kathleen Towner Bride: Lindsay Buttross Demmer Date: May 26, 2018 Photographer: Russell Hays Photography Dress: Ballew Bridal + Formal …

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A Broad Look At

December is the month of abundance and assessment. We often take stock in the good and bad from the previous year and make our lists for the future. In fashion, much is the same as editors review the past trends, predict new ones, and watch what eventually rolls down the runway. One surprise trend was all the attention given to …

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Kitchen Confidential

Simple classics rule, and sometimes the easiest is also the most stylish. White Oxford button down blouse and washed silk trousers; both from Sorelle Boutique. Earrings and bracelets from James Gattas Jewelers. Be a cozy but couture-loving guest with pieces that radiate fashion confidence. Top and purse from Joseph; slim cut jeans from Lori James; both in Laurelwood.Collar from Oak …

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La Vie en Rose

“La vie en rose” is French singer Edith Piaf’s signature song. It was released in the late 1940s and has been covered by artists dozens of times over the years. Most well-known versions are by Grace Jones and Donna Summer. Just like the famous song, the color pink has many different variations and can be worn by all kinds of …

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Trend Report

Silver vegan leather jacket, cotton linen blend top with matching cropped pant, all from Kittie Kyle. Louis Vuitton repurposed lock and key necklace available at A. Shaw Style. Hoop earrings, model’s own. Life is not a dress rehearsal, so always put your best foot forward and make that impeccable first impression. Iridescent jacket and pants, top, platforms with tiger head, …