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Power of the Purse 2016

The Power of the Purse™ Auction combines silent and live auctions featuring designer purses, jewelry, restaurants, and entertainment and travel packages donated by local businesses. Join the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis for an evening of fun, food and fashion and celebrate the impact the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis has in our community.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The University Club of Memphis
1346 Central Ave | Memphis, TN 38104
General admission tickets are $50 | VIP tickets are $75 each.

Check out a few pictures from last year's event.


Photos via Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis Facebook Page.

Savvy and Chic Business Corner- Made for More Christian Apparel

Made for More is a Christian based apparel line that is catering to the soul and fashion needs of it's buyers. Started by Perpetual Criss, a first generation college graduate in her family, and a strong advocate for how the love of Christ can change your life, Made for More is as a why to spread that very love.The brand is popular for it's graphic tees with empowering and motivating slogans and has birthed the ministry that Perpetual uses to spread the word of Christ."I get to share a message with people everywhere with a few simple words on a tee. It’s amazing!" says Perpetual about her brand.

One of the most popular tees is the Pretty & Purposed tee. When asked about the significance behind the slogan, Perpetual gives a moving and touching reason that shows that this brand is truly from her heart:

 " Pretty and Purposed is a testimony in three words.
Many people don’t know the level of insecurity that I struggled with. Not just the typical oh I don’t feel cute battle. I use to look in the mirror and cry because of my deformities. My left ear is cleft and I have gone through several reconstructive surgeries however, it was never corrected. I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t have been tampering with God’s handiwork in the first place. Pretty and Purposed spreads a message to women all over the world that pretty is so much more than a feature and that despite what we think are flaws God has purposed us and created us in his image.  We think of pretty and feel like we have to have the best hair, the straightest teeth, the best physique but Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” To know that God took time to create me and knew me in and out really puts me in a sense of awe."

Don't be mistaken, the Made for More brand isn't just selling tees with motivating words, Perpetual is using the line to motivate teenage girls in a hands on approach. During an event held earlier this year entitled "Pretty and Purposed", teenage girls were pampered, painted inspiring artwork, worshipped Christ, and listened to a panel discussion that instilled the true meaning of being pretty and accepting themselves the way that God sees them.   

"I truly believe that if God has shown you or put a venture on your heart that he will be the source of it.  It will be trying, very trying but you have to continue to move."

With the launch of the website coming this fall and the next "Pretty and Purposed event following soon after, the Made for More brand is one that will definitely be making move moves. In the meanwhile follow them on IG at made4more_christianapparel  or email


Small Business Saturday- Where to shop locally

Today is Small Business Saturday. Be sure to go out and shop small. Small Business Saturday was started by American Express on November 27th 2010. This campaign to increase sales in small businesses has been a success and continues to grow. Here is a list of local small businesses in Memphis that you can support today.

Style by L.Thomas

Style by L. Thomas offers personal shopping, style consultations, online shopping, and makeovers.

Dean of Fashion Glamtique is located at 5963 Summer Ave. Plus size fashion is their specialty. Beauty services are available also. 

Sweet Treats offers a variety of delicious chocolate dipped fruits. 

Located at 1586 Madison, HM Dessert Lounge offers a variety of sweet and savory desserts. 

Looking to book a intimate space for your next event? The Dizzy Bird is a great spot located at 652 Marshall Ave.

Is is a cupcake? No. it's a candle!!! The Candle Bakery located at 2838 Hickory Hill Ext. is full of great candles and sprays to freshen your home!

Press Release - Holiday Gift Cards from By Andrea Fenise

The holidays are the perfect time for personalized gifts. Andrea Fenise has added yet another amazing product to her growing. These amazing gift cards are the perfect finish to any holiday gift.

ANDREAFENISE is available for booking for public speaking engagements, hosting events and workshops. Private lifestyle design consultations are also available for individual clients and groups.