memphis fashion

AFLD Presents Brunch & Sew Holiday Edition

AFLD Presents Brunch & Sew Holiday Edition

Join Andrea Fenise and the AFLD as she hosts the holiday edition of her wildly successful Brunch and Sew series. This is the holiday edition and will also celebrate the founder's birthday!Enjoy a night of crafting, cocktails, and conversations.

This edition of Brunch & Sew will feature two design options!

 If you are a beginner, you will be taught how to make these gorgeous over sized faux fur pillows.

Intro To Paris Casting Call

Join Matthew Hopson as he hosts the Intro to Paris casting call. The call is open to female and male models. The actually show will be held in January 2017 with the casting taking place this weekend. Models be sure to arrive on time and ready to walk the runway. This is a compensated job. 

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.

Memphis Fashion Week- Emerging Designers Application Deadline

Memphis Fashion Week is looking for designers ages 13+ at all skill levels to submit between 1-5 complete looks for a chance to showcase their designs on the runway with professional models, hair and makeup. Looks should be created for Spring/Summer 2017. All looks must be new designs created for this specific season. Designers applying should not gross more than $50,000/year as a fashion designer. Those designers grossing more than $50,000/year should apply to be shown as a fe...atured designer.

Submit your designs Monday September 12, 2016 for S/S '17. Memphis Fashion Week will be held Spring 2017.

TEENS: Designers ages 13-16 years old may submit 1-2 looks to be a part of the EMDP Teen Showcase. Looks do not have to be a cohesive collection, but should be fashion forward designs for Spring/Summer 2017
SINGLES: Designers may submit between 1-3 looks to be a part of the EMDP Singles Showcase. Looks do not have to be a cohesive collection, but should be fashion forward designs for Spring/Summer 2017.
MINI COLLECTION: Designers should submit 5 cohesive Spring/Summer 2017 looks to be applicable for the EMDP Mini Collections Showcase.

Once chosen, each designer will receive $50 per look to purchase materials and complete their garments. Through out the designing process designers will have mandatory check-ins with MFW, giving each designer one-on-one mentoring.

One designer from each category will be chosen as the Judge's and People's Choice designer. The winner will receive a VIP goodie bag from Memphis Fashion Week, a scholarship to the Memphis College of Art Continuing Education fashion program, a secured spot in next year's Memphis Fashion Week and a membership to The Lab by Memphis Fashion Design Network.

We look forward to receiving your applications!
Please email any questions to

OWN's Greenleaf and It's Take On Memphis Fashion

I am in love with OWN's new Drama Greenleaf which airs on Wednesday nights. The show premiered with record breaking ratings and is looking good for a second season. The series follows a Memphis mega church family and captures all the church drama, family secrets, and greed that comes along with that much power. Of course you can't have a mega church without mega fashion. Us Memphians now that the church is a place were new fashions are showcased and create trends for the runways. The costume designer, Johnetta Boone, which has also designed for The Have and The Have Nots, Cadillac Records, and The Notebook just to name a few, captured the style of Memphis perfectly. From the casual wear to the Sunday Best, the characters on Greenleaf come across natural yet polished with a true sense of Memphis Fashion.

Take a look at the Greenleaf Q and A and be sure to tune in to OWN every Wednesday to catch Greenleaf.

Trend Corner- Dashiki African Print Skirts

The bold, bright, vibrant colors of these skirts are taking the fashion world by storm. Paired with blazers, button downs, and tees, the dashiki African print skirt is a versatile piece that you must have in your winter wardrobe.

The print is also popular in the pencil dress style as well as seen on blogger Skinny Bish.

This bold purple print in a pencil skirt is a classy yet trendy and chic. 

Who doesn't love a tea skirt?! Add a pop of color and you have a stylish take on this classic skirt.
If you are in Memphis and need a skirt custom made contact Tangie Seay at Also visit her on IG at

Fashion Happenings in the Month of June

It's hot and so is the fashion scene in Memphis. With a rise in day and roof top parties, the need for new fashions and fashion based events are higher than ever. Here are a few events that are sure to leave you fashionably satisfied.

Friday June 5th
Denzel McArthur Visual Fahion Exhibit
639 Marshall Ave.

A benefit fashion exhibit of fashion related work Denzel McArthur has produced. He will be continuing his career in New York City working for Steve Madden. You are more than welcome to extend the invite to any other art and fashion enthusiasts.
Attire: ALL BLACK 
Donations are welcome:
Visit Eventbrite for more details. 

Sunday June 14th
Kouture Kreations Vanity Fashion Exhibit
LeRichelieu Banquet Hall

Kouture Kreations Presents VANITY:A Fashion Exhibit......If you thought my prom dresses were nice, then you definitely don't want to miss this event!!!! This will NOT be your ordinary fashion show!!!....NEVER BEFORE SEEN KREATIONS!!! A Special Guest Designer!!!....Can't wait to see you there.....Vendors welcome, Contact 901-679-9070 for Ticket/Vendor Info!!! Tickets $15 in advance/$20 @Door!!!! Tickets also available online at Eventbrite.

Sunday June 14th
Snatched Sunday  

3076 Kirby Parkway

We are gearing up for our upcoming Snatched Sunday. Snatched Sunday’s is a POP UP SHOP designed to let women come out and enjoy an afternoon of shopping while enjoying refreshments in a relaxing, calming environment. This event is open to the public free of charge. You can look forward to seeing fly fashion, trendy handbags, trendy jewlery and so much more. Stop by to check us out. FREE ADMISSION!!
For vendor information please contact Snatched Boutique at Eventbrite.

Style in the City- April Fashion & Beauty Events

March was filled with tons of fashion and beauty events here in the Mid-South and April will be exactly the same. From celebrity guests, to themed shopping events, and even sewing events, April is sure to satisfy the fashionista in you. Check out the current list of fashion and beauty events happening in April here in Memphis.

What: Scents, Sounds, & Shop
Where : The Candle Bakery, 2838 Hickory Hill  

When :April 4, 11a.m.- 5p.m.

Come out and smells some scents, enjoy some sounds and shop local at our Scents, Sounds and Shop Local event!! 11am-5pm
2838 Hickory Hill Ste11 (Apple Tree Plaza)
located across from Neighborhood Walmart
We will have some fantastic local vendors in the place. 
There will be door prizes, sales, food, live music by DJ 1Luv, smiles and more.

What: First Saturday Sale
Where: 4210 Alturia Rd. #120, Bartlett, TN
When: April 4th 10a.m.- 6p.m.

Shop for great deals in various booths! If you are into thrifting or collecting unique and eclectic items, this the event for you. Light refreshments will be served!

What: Brunch & Sew Memphis
Where: TBA
When: April 4 12p.m.- 4p.m.    

Join Andrea Fenise and the AFLD team for a stylish afternoon of brunch, amazing conversation, and fun and interactive sewing and design. Our April Brunch and Sew will feature an engaging lesson in making a spring fashion staple piece. 
 Reserve your spot by going to  Brunch & Sew Memphis.

What: Glam Girl Tee Party
Where: Hampton Inns & Suites, 962 S. Shady Grove 

When: April 11, 7p.m.- 10p.m.
Tired of doing the same old thing for Girl's Night Out? Well look no further!! Perfect for those celebrating birthdays, bridal parties, or just a fun night of hanging.  Join Glam Girl Tees on April 4th and get your evening started as you select your favorite tee design and create your very own custom tee!! You choose your preferred tee type and color in advance and several designs will be offered to choose from or you select (these designs will be sent via email to participants). Come celebrate a birthday or other milestone, and vibe to the music that will be playing as you see your creativity peak and your tee come alive!!
Price is $35 per person, which includes food, wine, and your tee. You will also get to shop select tees already available that will be specially priced for the attendees.
There will be giveaways and other surprises so don't hesitate to inquire about this event. For more information contact Glam Gal Tee (Tierney Carr) at 901-491-1024 or via email at

What: Pumps & Pearls Ladies Day Out
Where: AppleHeadz Candy Applez & Sweetz, 7140 Stage Ste. 112 

When: April 12, 3:p.m.
Ladies wear your pumps & pearls! Come prepared to eat, shop, get a makeover inside and out!
Make up will be done by Mary Kay Consultants
Food provided by Fazoli's Italian Restaurant
Clothes, jewelry, fitness, and wine vendors
Each vendor will be giving away FREE merchandise!! 
Tips on how to be the best project you'll ever work on!

All this while raising money to support To God Be The Glory MinistriesShare Life Housing Project that will provide hope and healing to over 200 families here in Memphis. $10 Admission 
Register Online at Pumps & Pearls

What: Art of Fashion 6
Where: Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison 

When: April 12, 5p.m.- 10p.m.
 “Art of Fashion” 6 Visual Art and Fashion Party w/ Elise Neal at Minglewood Hall
For tickets visit Memphis Black Expo

What: Distracted Runway 3.0
Where: The Gathering Place, 3768 Winchester
When: April 18 6p.m.- 9p.m.   

fundraiser fashion show benefiting The Clifton B. Gibbs Scholarship Fund  and Mid-South Victims of Distracted Driving Crashes
 Join us for a night of food, fashion, and FUNDRAISING, as we use the RUNWAY to make our ROADWAYS a safer place! We will present some of Memphis' most up and coming fashion stars, in an effort to raise awareness for the dangers of distracted driving and its negligence on the roadways. The night will include a silent auction displaying art work and donations from some of Memphis' best artists and business, in addition to special giveaways from some of your favorite home town business. For special VIP guest, we have prepared an hour of ambiance which include a special H'orderves menu, meet and greet with the scholarship and victim recipients, and much much more. This event is one you don't want to miss!!!

Tickets can be purchased online or from participating models.
  ***For V.I.P. Table Reservations or Sponsorship Opportunities, Call 901.493.2478 or Email***

Style in the City- Fierce & Fabulous Fashion Show

I had the pleasure of attending yet another great fashion show here in the city of Memphis.  This event was hosted by V. Vanshannon Productions.  Let me start again by saying that is no shortage of amazing talent here in Memphis, and this show further showed this. With pieces being shown by Tiara's Place, Jenuinely Chic, and The Limited, the show was full of great fashions.  Here are a few of my favorite looks. 

Jenuinely Chic

CoCo Mink Boutique

Exquisite Appeal

The Limited

Tiara's Place 

Jenuinely Chic 

The Fire Dancer was literally hot!

DD's Boutique 

The beautiful Veronica.  The owner of V.Vanshannon Productions. 

Style in the City- March Fashion & Beauty Events

Can you smell the blossoming of spring flowers? I can and I can't wait to get warm weather, longer days, and fabulous events to attend here in the city. Memphis is packed with things to do and March has an array of events sure to cover the needs of all things fashionable.  Here are just a few events that are happening this month.

March 13

What: Southern Women's Show
When: March 13, 2015, 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
Where: The Agricenter7777 Walnut Grove Road, MemphisTennessee 38120

The Southern Women’s Show, one of the most popular consumer events in Memphis, returns to the Agricenter March 13-15, 2015.
The show features three days of non-stop shopping, cooking classes, makeovers, life-enhancing seminars and celebrity appearances to include Jessa Duggar-Seewald, Sandy Long, & Julie Wadley. Show hours are Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Advance discount tickets are available for $9 online at, and for $8 at participating Walgreens locations. Admission is $10 at the door and $5 for children 6-12 years old. Parking is free at the Agricenter. For group discount tickets, show updates and more information, call (800) 849-0248 or visit

March 15

What: Glamour Face 101 w/ A Shop of Galore
When:  March 15,2015 4:00-7:00 pm
Where: 1524, 1524 Madison, Memphis, TN 38104

All attendees will participate in a beauty application class where C.P.Dixon will instruct the class on various makeup strategies & makeup applications. After the class, attendees have the pleasure to shop with local vendors. In this instructional class the attendees will learn:
  • Skin Care/ Lip Care
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Primers (Basic Facial Prep) 
  • Eyebrow Artistry
  • Mascara(drug store and Motives Cosmetics)
  • Eyeliner application (gel,liquid,powder,and pencil)
  • Concealer (blemishes, under eye,lip defining)
  • Eyeshadow applications (Blending, Smokey Eye Looks)
  • Foundation Application
  • Setting the Foundation
  • Highlighting/ Contouring
  • Lip Application (Lip Liners, Lip Plumps))
  • Blush Application
  • Editorial Makeup 

To purchase tickets go to EVENTBRITE.

March 23

What: Memphis Fashion Week
When: March 23-March 28
Where: Various locations to include: Memphis College of Art & The Courtyard at Overton Square

Memphis Fashion Week is about cultivating and celebrating local and regional fashion through designers, photographers, models and boutiques. Proceeds from official events benefit The Memphis Fashion Fund, a fund to support the Emerging Memphis Designer Project and the new fashion design courses at Memphis College of Art.  
MFW is the only event in Memphis bringing together stylists, designers, photographers and models to showcase local talent. MFW picks venues that will showcase Memphis' charm and soul. Memphis Fashion Week has added new events that you won't want to miss. 


For more information and to purchase tickets visit MEMPHIS FASHION WEEK.

March 27 

What: Fierce & Fabulous Fashion Show
When: March 27, 8p.m.
Where: O'Ceilo, 4672 American Way, Memphis,

Join local designers and boutique owners for a fashion experience. There will be a red carpet preshow and a special fire presentation by She Dance Fire. Complimentary cocktails and appertizers will be served.

More for information and to purchase tickets visit VVanShannon.

1524 Madison Ave MemphisTN 3810

How to make a scarf ...from a dress (Video)

Today's outfit of the day includes
Top- Dirt Cheap
Earrings- Benyes's Boutique
Leggings- Envy Chic Couture
Shoes- Shoe Time
Scarf- See the video below!!!

Check the video out on how to make a scarf from a dress!!!

Fly, Fab, & Fashionable

If you are looking for someone to style you then you Kimberly "Fashionably Lethal" Newson is a name you need to know. Kim has a resume that includes mom, wife, stylist, and boutique owner. Her personal style is haute and sets trends among her peers.

When asked to describe her sense of fashion and fashion influence...
"I’m a lover of fashion; but for me, it’s more about style. Fashion is the designer, style is the person and I consider my style to be a mixture of posh with a sprinkle of casual flair. I take much pride when it comes to dressing effortlessly and I’m not one to follow rules or get so caught up on every fashion trend. Rules are meant to be broken so create your own style is what I always say. I just do what I love to do and wear what works for my body type."

"As a small child, I remember my mother being on the sewing machine; making dresses with matching baby doll socks just for me. She made sure I was dressed to the nines wherever we went. Her words regarding my appearance still remains fresh on my mind today. She said, “Kim, your smile, personality and appearance is everything so make sure all three are on point at all times”. Words to live by….. I get it from my momma."

When asked about her business and it's future, Kim responds....
"Currently, I am revamping my online boutique, Fashionably Lethal, where we style and accessorize the on the go style-ista. Earlier this spring, I launched my statement t-shirt line from Fashionably Lethal. “Achieve Goals, Not Likes”, is a statement I came up with simply because in today’s society, most people live for likes and followers on social media. Achieving “LIKES AND FOLLOWERS”, should not be on a person’s to do list every single day. I believe in this statement, the Fashionably Lethal brand and I hope it will empower our younger generation to Achieve Goals, Not Likes.
Stay tuned for the re-launch of Fashionably Lethal’s online boutique in early 2015. To order the Achieve Goals, Not Likes tee and/or book a styling session, send your inquiry to
Also like her business page Fashionably Lethal on Facebook.