Playing Around with Wigs as Protective Styling

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Last week, I had a personal celebratory moment of being committed to growing my natural hair from a long time pixie cut to hopefully waist length hair. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any bad news or extreme challenges with growing my hair. Well, because, I honestly just left it alone and allow nature and time to take it’s course. Now, I am getting a little anxiety with the “ugly growing out phase” approaching. So, I am thinking of new products and new styles to wear to get me through the “UGOP” sane. I have started to give wearing wigs another try.

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares ideas for protective styling with wigs 

Wearing wigs and hair pieces can be an awesome way to protect your hair and give you a break from time consuming daily maintenance. Wigs are also a great way to experiment with a new hairstyle or look. Now, I’ll be completely honest I went to a couple of wig shops here in the city. I didn’t have any luck at all with something that I felt didn’t look well “wiggy”. I had to take to the internet and came across DIVATRESS. Finally, I felt like I was getting close to finding a wig that fit my style. There are so many options with Bobbi Boss Wigs in style, color and texture. I think that's what I love the most--the curly and textured wigs. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares wigs a protective styling 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares wigs as protective styling options 

I'm sure these styles will not deviate from the way I'm currently wearing my hair. I've really fallen in love with big curly hair. I never would have thought I would be that woman. Playing around with trimming and styling the wigs could totally work and give my natural. I can't wait to play around with some new wig styles. 
 

Behind the Scenes : Planning the Art by Design Presentation

I am very excited to work with Art by Design for a 3 days series of events benefiting the arts in Memphis. The event features the design artistry of 13 of Memphis’ top interior design teams. Demonstrating an astonishing array of talent, style, furnishings and art, the designers are collectively working to raise funds for over 60 arts organizations and individual artists in our city. I am stoked to curate a unique fashion experience that elevates the idea of the Turn this Room into An Outfit Series using inspiration from each interior design vignette.


Planning for the tour and presentation happens days before the event and I wanted to share a little bit of the prep process in regards to fashion styling and getting inspiration for how I'll turn elements of interior design into pieces of your wardrobe or entire looks. The Arts Memphis and Art by Design team are planning one of the most creative and forward thinking events, yet another year. On the roster, are Memphis's  most talented interior designers like Driscoll Design and Decoration, B. Gaines Interior Design, York Binkley Interior Designand so many others.  OMG! 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger plans the behind the scenes process for Art by Design 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger plans the behind the scenes process for Art by Design
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger plans the behind the scenes process for Art by Design

After receiving images from last year's events and a few preliminary design specs, my heart skipped a couple and I anxiously went into planning mode. It's my wish to really inspire everyone to merge the love of interior with fashion and do it with style and of course make it look seamless. I have meticulously analyzed color palettes, textures, and visited local Memphis fashion designer's studios and retailers to pull garments to style some amazing looks to pair with the impeccably designed room vignettes. With the Turn Your Room feature, the key is honing into the statement pieces that grab your attention, play around with color pair and most importantly textures and the design aesthetic. 

Andrea-Fenise-Art-by-Design
Andrea-Fenise-Art-by-Design

PUBLIC OPENING
Saturday, April 29, 2017  
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Propcellar showroom will open to the general public for one day only, attracting a diverse crowd of all ages eager to explore the designer’s creations.

Demonstrations and presentations around art and design will be scheduled throughout the day

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

BE SURE TO KICK OFF THE FUN AT THE CAMBRIA KICK OFF PARTY 

For more information on the event, please visit the Art by Design page at ArtsMemphis .

Style in the City : #MEMPHISFASHIONWEEK Day 1

Seeing the personal style of some of Memphis most fashionable people is something I look forward to every year at Memphis Fashion Week. The looks have so much range... the perfect mix of high and low, curated vintage, designer's wearing their own garments, cool accessories---I could go on and on. Here's a look into some of the people that make Memphis look so stylish in the city...

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers #memphisfashionweek streetstyle looks

Andrea Fenise x Art by Design

I, along with the AFLD team,  am so honored to be included in this year's Art by Design.   Benefitting ArtsMemphis, Art by Design is a 3 day event series featuring the design artistry of 13 of Memphis’ top interior design teams. Demonstrating an astonishing array of talent, style, furnishings and art, the designers are collectively working to raise funds for over 60 arts organizations and individual artists in our city. I am so excited to curate a unique fashion experience that elevates the idea of the Turn this Room into An Outfit Series using inspiration from each interior design vignette. 

photo KPFusion

photo KPFusion

The event will include:

VIP DINNER
Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:00 pm

Guests will be the very first to experience the designer showcase with an “on-site” dinner at our one-of-a-kind venue: Propcellar – a vintage furniture and décor emporium on Summer Avenue. They’ll enjoy an exclusive preview of the interior design showcase, featuring “vignettes” crafted by the City’s leading designers, as well as a seated dinner created by celebrated local chefs in honor of the occasion, lively entertainment, and conversation with our top designers.

CAMBRIA KICK OFF PARTY
Friday, April 28, 2017  
7:00 - 9:00 pm

This lively cocktail party kicks off the public opening of the Art by Design Showcase at Propcellar. Guests will stroll through the exhibition with drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres, enjoy some of Memphis finest musical entertainment and mingle with the designers.

Cambria Kick-Off Party Host Committee:  Hilary & David Butler, Andrea Fenise, Jen Jacobson & Steve Froelich, Margaret & Hall Gardner, Patrick Hendricks and Kontji Anthony Hendricks, Andrew and Maggie Phillips, Dr. Hunter Rittenberry, Adam & Halle Simpson

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

PUBLIC OPENING
Saturday, April 29, 2017  
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Propcellar showroom will open to the general public for one day only, attracting a diverse crowd of all ages eager to explore the designer’s creations.

Demonstrations and presentations around art and design will be scheduled throughout the day

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

For more information on the event, please visit the Art by Design page at ArtsMemphis .