WHITE BLAZER AND RACHEL ROY JUMPSUIT

Don't you love a good jumpsuit? I know I do! To be honest for a while I thought, I only liked it on other people. I thought I couldn't wear a jumpsuit due to my height and size. I mean I never want to look like I was walking around in a onesie. 

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles a white blazer with Rachel Roy Jumpsuit 

Rachel Roy's Joy Jumpsuit made me a believer in the "petite girls can wear jumpsuit" campaign. I felt like a grown woman who isn't playing dress up but one that loves her petite frame and a tailored look. It was the perfect look to wear to the Rachel Roy Luncheon for Memphis Fashion Week too. 

When I first tried it on after it arrived, initially I wanted to hem the pant leg maybe just about an inch. Being 5'0, it's pretty normal for me to make alterations to my leg length. However, after much contemplation and a second fitting with the whole look together--hair, makeup and accessories, I decided to leave the length as it was.  I received so many compliments and a few touchy feelies as many women could see the fabric was a soft pink satin that was amazingly comfortable. 

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles a white blazer with Rachel Roy Jumpsuit
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger styles a white blazer with Rachel Roy Jumpsuit

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#MEMPHISFASHIONWEEK : Emerging Designers Runway Show Demi Blvck and Singles Collection

Memphis College of Art was a vibrant and energetic undercurrent, perfect for Saturday night Memphis Fashion Week runway show featuring designs with creative crafting and detailing from the emerging designers. The collections from  Emerging Memphis Designer Project participants were met with fun filled and heartwarming cheer from the audience. Demetrius Blayde, designer of Demi Blvck Designs, opened the evening and the energy was high as the runway show commenced with the mini, teen and single collection. 

See some highlights in this two part series beginning with Demi Blvck and the single collections which are 1-3 looks by the EMDP designers show 1-3 looks ...

DEMI BLVCK

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art 
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art

TONYA TATE

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art

JALICIA OWENS

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art

MEREDITH OLINGER

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art

AVIANNE ROBINSON

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art

HEATHER OLES

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art

KOLBY COVINGTON

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger covers Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designers Show at Memphis College of Art

#MEMPHISFASHIONWEEK : HEADLINER LUNCHEON WITH RACHEL ROY

On a beautiful Friday, Memphis Fashion Week presented an intimate luncheon and trunk show with the captivating and headlining designer Rachel Roy at Memphis Country Club. Women gathered with their friends to have a beautiful lunch and hear about her success as a designer and equally her philanthropic work to empower women through Kindness is Fashionable. Rachel Roy was so engaged, warm, and open to talk about life as a designer, the importance of balance as a woman, mother and entrepreneur. She spoke about her efforts to empower women all over the world with her recent work the United Nations and even work with emerging designers. I totally girl fanned out because she was everything I thought she would be. I have loved Rachel Roy, her brand aesthetic and more over her message of designing your own life. 

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy 
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Headlining Luncheon with Rachel Roy 
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headliner luncheon with Rachel Roy
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 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek headlining luncheon with Rachel Roy 

#memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out

Last night, Memphis Fashion Week commenced with the Fashion Night Out Party with activation of a popup concept shop on Highland. I was reminded of New York Fashion Night out but only the way stylish Memphians can come out, host and party. Shoppers were the first to shop the designer looks that will be shown during Memphis Fashion Week. It was a beautiful night of style, fashion, food and drinks and a really good time. The goal of Fashion Night Out is to create a flow of local buying and brand recognition for designers and retailers to benefit Memphis Fashion Fund and the Emerging Designers Project.  I am huge fan of personal style and chatting with industry friends in the city. I snapped a few pictures while enjoying the night. 

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 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out 
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares #memphisfashionweek Fashion Night Out

Art by Design 2018 x Andrea Fenise

This past weekend, a culmination of hard work, planning and a beautiful combination of art, interior design and fashion came to fruition at Art by Design. I curated another unique fashion experience that elevates the idea of the Turn this Room into An Outfit Series, again this year, using inspiration from each interior design vignette. I had the incredible enjoyment of being on the Steering Committee. In my role, I had the pleasure of planning programs and presentations for the General Admission Day. I share with you all in a recap of photos Saturday's General Programming ....

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Art by Design Saturday General Programming Day 

Last year was my first year working with Arts Memphis and Art by Design. I envisioned bringing the Turn Your Room series that I launched on the blog back in 2014 to life.  I pulled out the years of styling to mingle with interior design and amplify the dialogue I love which is Design Is One. I love this experience because it's my way of telling the story of multidisciplinary practices visually and convey a lifestyle of the woman in the vignettes. 

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Art by Design Saturday General Programming Day

I was humbled by the amazing designers and retailers who were willing to play along with me. Garden District Memphis hosted a nice dinner party with a breathtaking floral wall and gorgeous orchids for this woman who wore a full tulle skirt and crisp ivory shirt with a jaw dropping crystal statement necklace from 20Twelve.

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Art by Design Saturday General Programming Day
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Art by Design Saturday General Programming Day
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day 

Southern Muse had me and this woman who was hosting a luxury farm to table pop up dinner party (in my mind) with this chic sequin dress in White Door Events vignette. You couldn't really tell the detailing in the pillows but I referenced the gold trim in oversized pillows.   I have always loved the woman Beg and Borrow Apparel designs and the impeccable craftsmanship. The look I paired in this room was a classic representation of the everyday woman who would dwell in Sara Spinosa's vignette. 

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day

During the beginning stages of planning on the steering committee, I felt a huge responsibility to consider diversity. Not just diversity in race, but age, class, professions, and industries. Carmeon Hamilton of Nubi Interiors was one of the first creatives I reached out to. She embodied everything I was looking for if I could express diversity aloud. Her vignette was the perfect reflection of her as a woman and as an interior designer.

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Arts by Design General Programming Day

The Design Is One panel was inspired by a documentary, about Italian-born Massimo and Lella Vignelli are among the world's most influential designers. Throughout their long career, their motto has been, 'If you can't find it, design it' The work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say the Vignellis are known by everybody, even those who don't know their names. From graphics to interiors to products and corporate identities, the film brings us into the work and everyday moments of the Vignellis' world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor. For quite some time, I have really sourced ways to pull out references from the documentary that really moved me to discuss how creative work is multidisciplinary across all spectrums. More so how each how each industry is inspired by the other. My dear friend Sophorn Kuoy did the honors of speaking on the Design Is One panel along with Carmeon and Tiena Gwin. each gave a very candid perspective on the process of design, creative sources and planning and how each is related. 

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis 
 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Art by Design 

The afternoon commenced with a thorough and detailed floral design presentation by Kristin of Everbloom Design and a live illustration performance by the talented Kris Keys who illustrates fluid and feminine watercolour art. 

 Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Arts Memphis Art by Design 

Arts Memphis is a really great organization that I am proud to have my work aligned with. Want to get involved or learn more about Arts Memphis, visit them here.