Turn This Room Into An Outfit : Shades of Blue and Pops of Color

Ya'll when I tell you---I'm holding on to summer with all of my life. I think I need to just face it and let fall come on in with her crisp breeze. BUT, It doesn't mean I have to let go of all of the things that remind me of warm temperatures like bold and bright colors. So while cozying up in the house with a blankets and warm cocoa,  I'll just reminisce and embrace. In my latest, Turn Your Room into An Outfit, I closed my eyes, took myself to a place that gave me warm and tropical feels. That place was a beautiful living room with a bold sofa and pops of color and so I turned inspiration from different home interiors with shades of blue and pops of color into an outfit. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger turns a room into an outfit 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger turns a room into an outfit
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger turns a room into an outfit
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger turns a room into an outfit
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger turns a room into an outfit
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger turns a room into an outfit

Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue : More Images

From leaves changing colors to pumpkin spice everything, there's so much to love about fall -especially when it comes to fashion. And even more so with Memphis Fashion. In my latest collaboration with the Memphis Flyer,  I captured by styling and photgraphing seasonal staples including outerwear, the fall shift dress and sweaters. 

. : OUTERWEAR : .

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photgraphs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photgraphs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photgraphs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue

shop the LOOKS at Lansky 126


Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue

shop the LOOK at Sachi Memphis 


.: SHIFT DRESS :. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue

.: SWEATERS :. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue

shop the SWEATER LOOKS at Sachi Memphis & jewelry at IVJD

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles and photographs Memphis Flyer Fall Fashion Issue

Special thanks to models Ricki Fitzpatrick, Kamesha Hervey Richard, and Dayah Brooks, makeup artists Amira Randolph (Ricki), Meosha Williams ( Kamesha) and Destini Brooks ( Dayah).

Be sure to Shop the looks at Lansky 126, Sachi Memphis and IVJD. As always, thanks to The MEMPHIS FLYER for collaborating!

READ THE DIGITAL MEMPHIS FLYER ISSUE

Come See Me As You Art | Macy's Come As You Art Event

I’m beyond excited to announce that I will be reunited with Macy's hosting another In Store Event Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the Oak Court Mall.  Macy's is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Meet the Experts event hosted by myself and Valerie Calhoun of Fox News 13 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger hosts Macy's Beauty Event Come As You Art 10.14.17

 

Come browse the latest in beauty and enjoy tips, treats and gifts from participating cosmetic brands. Receive one-on-one makeup consultations with Macy's beauty professionals as they show you the basics for the perfect Fall look. Pose for a selfie at our interactive
photo booth and enjoy music from our guest DJ. 

Kim Thomas of KP Fusion

We’re doing work we love, work that inspires us, and we’re also pursuing our passions and making them priorities. In our latest Working Girl series, I sat down for a little girl talk with my gal pal and and lifestyle blogger + visual content creator of KP Fusion Kim Thomas.  Meet Kim ....

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger features Working Girl Interview with Kim of KP Fusion

DO YOU HAVE ANY UNEXPECTED SOURCES OF CREATIVE INSPIRATION, IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?
I find inspiration in the usual suspects: art, people watching, magazines, etc. Music is a big inspiration as well. I have older siblings (2 brothers), but once they hit a certain age and realized I was a girl, I stopped being able to tag along and had to learn how to entertain myself, lol. Because of this, I have a crazy imagination and good music can always inspire me to go to a new place in my head or try something different.

HOW DOES YOUR CURRENT WORK INFLUENCE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? 

Now that I'm a full time photographer and blogger, I can pretty much wear whatever I want, which is refreshing but scary at the same time, lol. It took a minute for me to embrace it, but now I'm being a lot more experimental with what I shop for and wear. I'll probably always be classic with a twist at my core, but I have fun playing with trends. I don't dress up ever day (who's running around taking pictures in stilettos???), but my work motivates me to try to be polished and cute when I walk out of my door. 

 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger features Working Girl Interview with Kim of KP Fusion

WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED YOU MORE OF? 
How are you able to build relationships with people? (The secret is finding a fun ice breaker (compliment their shoes or clothing, for example) and then talk to them as if you've known them for years. They're just people, lol. Once someone feels comfortable with you, they will feel more confident in referring you for certain things, and that's how your network will grow. 

 WHAT ARE 5 OF YOUR DAILY HABITS? 
Say a thank you prayer once I wake up
Check the weather forecast so that I know what to wear (I always want it to be cooler!)
Listen to a podcast or music (my music mood changes daily)
Do a quick rundown for my to-do list and work on my blog

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger Features Working Girl Interview with Kim of KPFusion

 HOW DO YOU THINK WORKING IN A CREATIVE INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTES TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S BIGGER CONVERSATIONS AND WHAT ROLE IS YOUR WORK PLAYING IN THIS SHIFT IN THINKING? 
Being in the creative industry means that you can be an innovator of ideas. Even if you choose to niche down in your chosen field, you interact with so many different personalities, so you learn to approach people differently and be open to other ideas. That stays with a person beyond a photo shoot, and can hopefully influence them to do the same thing. Speaking for my work and how it affects others, I'm also helping people achieve their dreams/goals and (hopefully) grow their brand, so to be a part of that process (to know that your work can help someone land a job or client), is a pretty cool feeling. 

  HOW WOULD YOU ADVISE WOMEN WHO ARE MAKERS, CREATIVE/FASHION PROFESSIONALS OR PEOPLE IN GENERAL TO LEAVE IN AN IMPRINT IN THE DIGITAL WORLD JUST BY DOING WHAT THEY LOVE?
I'd advise them of 3 things:
1.) Always be authentic. Be inspired by what you see and hear, but always keep your authentic voice. Understand how to work with trends within your field, but always maintain your unique perspective on things so that your voice can make an impact. 
2.) Learn the art of storytelling. It's game-changing, no matter what you do. 
3.) Don't be afraid to create WHATEVER YOU WANT. There's always room for a new voice with fresh ideas, so don't let the silly fear of "over-saturation" stop you from taking a leap and making your own little space on the internet. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger features Working Girl Interview with Kim Thomas of KP Fusion

IF YOU COULD COLLABORATE WITH THREE BRANDS OR INFLUENCERS WHO WOULD THEY BE, AND WHY?
Target (because it's the happiest place on earth and I'd shop there every day if my budget permitted), Rachel Zoe (because she changed the styling game while also showing that you don't have to limit yourself to one "role" in your career), and Emily Schuman (Cupcakes & Cashmere) because she's been my barometer for blogging success since I started. 9 years ago she launched a personal style blog out of boredom and now she has a multi-million dollar lifestyle brand (clothing, decor, etc), best-selling books, fun brand collabs, and she STILL runs her blog. If that doesn't show the power of blogging, I don't know what does! What would we collab on? I have no clue, but I know that it would be stylish, modern and fun!

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A BRAND AND INFLUENCER GOING INTO THE FUTURE?
I hope to own a natural light studio so that I can continue to work with small lifestyle businesses, bloggers and other creatives while continuing to use my blog to share fun fashion, beauty and lifestyle content. There are a few things I'd like to do on a local level (I love Memphis and would love to show more of what it offers through my own unique lens) and I want to take this (KP FUSION) show on the road!

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CIAO BELLA ITALIAN GRILL DINNER FOR TWO

I had the pleasure to be in the company of a handsome man at Ciao Bella Italian Grill for date night. It was a wonderful night of great food, wine, and conversation and I'd love to share bits of my experience with you. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Ciao Bella Food Review

After a very long work week, Daniel and I planned an evening out without kids--dinner and salsa dancing. He loves Italian and of course I do. Ciao Bella is one of my favorite local Italian grills in Memphis. The food is always delicious and the staff never disappoints in service and great food recommendations. I asked for one of my favorite waiters for the evening because I knew he would get both of us out of our comfort zones. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Ciao Bella Food Review
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Ciao Bella Food Review

Dinner began with warm toasted bread with olive oil & peppers. We ordered the most appetizing appetizer lol--the smoked salmon bruschetta. The crispy bruschetta with warm sundried tomatoes and surprising pop of capers with the savory salmon--omg! So delicious. Wild strawberry spinaci salad was served before our entrees. I live for a great spinach salad with a great pairing of sweet and sour. The balsamic vinaigrette was very pleasant and not overpowering. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Ciao Bella Food Review
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Ciao Bella Food Review

 We've learned to order two different entrees and split them so we both can try something new. Daniel ordered the Shrimp Boscaiola and I order the Alforno. L O V E L Y!!!!!!!!!!

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Ciao Bella Food Review
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Ciao Bella Food Review

There is always room for dessert and you have to make room if not for Ciao Bella's Tiramisu. I won't even get into describing how amazing it is. GO SEE FOR YOURSELF!!!!!

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Ciao Bella Food Review

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