Music City

I thought that this video was really interesting; especially since they are talking about one of my favorite cities where music is flowing down the streets; you know that I am talking about NASHVILLE!!! Check it out, All Saints presented this video on their website and I just happened to stumble upon it. It discusses bands like ‘ Kings of Leon’, ‘The Weeks’ and more. Watch and listen as they describe the new wave of music here in the south.

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UPDATE!!! Pictures from the Dana Jenell Show!!!

I know that it has been quite awhile since you have heard from me, or even seen a post of some cool fashionable thing, or even a music post; but here I am ready to remedy that for you.

About a month or so ago I had the pleasure of doing some PR work for the fabulous Dana Jenell, who is a local designer who attends Middle Tennessee State University at there fashion department.

I wanted to make sure that you got a chance to visually go on the journey that led up to her show, so I decided to create a photo diary dedicated to it. This post might be a bit picture heavy so brace yourselves! I might also divide it up into three parts so that It will be a bit easier to enjoy.

The first shots are from her model casting calls that were held at the end of the winter sometime in February. Il’ll post more shots throughout the weekend so enjoy!!! Comment below guys!

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Above is the designer Dana Jenell!

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I got a chance to DJ the event (It’s something that I am considering  on adding to my resume, I might create a mix & let you guys tell me what you think)

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Later on that night we decided to celebrate the success of the casting call by going to one of the new local restaurants  called Cheddar’s. Below are some pictures from that night.

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Above are two of the models that were chosen to be in the showcase

The second call-back was to narrow down some of the favorites that the panel thought would be best overall for the show. Dana wanted the models to not only look good on the outside but have the persona and heart of what she envisioned her dolls to be.

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Here is my roommate & friend Christy who also tried out for the show. She has a mean walk, love it!

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This beautiful model who ended up being one of Dana Jenell’s muses is only 16!! She attends highschool here in town, and is well on her way to becoming a legendary model.

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Kerrion

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Sharena C. of  Fashion of a Novice was also was also a Dana Jenell Doll. Be sure to follow the link to check out her blog; and her New Youtube channel as too; this girl has some very serious style, trust me you won’t be disappointed.

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Check back soon for more pictures of the days leading up to the fashion show and more!
Until next time,
Chanel Simone
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Nashville Fashion Week: Wednesday Night Highlights

Me and my best friend Tierra decided to attend Nashville Fashion week on Wednesday night. If you are not familiar with Nashville Fashion week then I suggest that you keep your ears to the ground for next year and come join us there.
DSCN2746Tierra is wearing a blouse from her upcoming vintage store; more information about that will be provided soon. Trust me you all will be the first to know. I’m wearing a faux fur coat from ASOS Curve and a paisley print dress. This post will be picture heavy so bear with me here.

I found this photo by Brannon Morton below on the NFW website.

DSCN2741I actually got a chance to attend the panel discussion before the show. I must say that it was very insightful. The discussions ranged from ‘How to Build a Fashion Brand’ to ‘How to get an internship’.

DSCN2740We also got to meet a lot of local fashion industry insiders at a pre cocktail party on the terrace as well a few new friends. These ladies here are just a few of the people that we got to meet and talk to. (Above second from the left is a designer we met. She even designed the skirt that she wore that night. To check her out you can find her at mjsimpsondesigns.wordpress.com. )

DSCN2742Tierra and me also got a chance to meet Project Runway alum Amanda Valentine. She is also a local designer as well. You can find her designs at amandavalentine.com. She also has a tumblr as well check that out!!

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DSCN2745Here is a close up of designer MJ Simpson’s skirt. She is pictured here with the amazing Suzy Wong of Suzy Wong’s House of Yum!

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This shot came out super bright, but here is Teen Vogue certified blogger ‘Girl With the Flower‘ and Tierra Shauntea. I hope to get to interview her a bit later in the year, lets keep our fingers crossed guys!

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Designers Kat Seaton, Tuft, Black By Maria Silver, Pink Elephants Designs and T. Rains showed that night. Here are some of my favorite shots of the runway.

First up are the images from Kat Seaton’s collection

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Next up was Tuft.

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The next designer and possibly one of my favorites of that night; Black by Maria Silver

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Photo Credit below: Layla Mays

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I loved this striped pants suit below. OMG! (Photo Credit: Layla Mays)

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Pink Elephant showcased light feminine frocks that are sure to inspire you to wear something a bit more romantic for the spring season.

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The close up image is again by Layla Mays

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Above is a shot of a model with the designer Truly Alvarenga who is also a local Nashville native.

Next up is designer T. Rains who infused his western roots into gorgeous dresses and stunning men’s wear pieces.

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Yeah I know you want to see a close up of the design above; so keep scrolling for more!

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The designer T. Rains above

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I hope you enjoyed this post as much as i did! Feel free to comment below, I want to know what you think of the designs above. For more photo goodness check out nashvillefashionweek.com.

Until next time,

Chanel Simone

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Style Icons: Solange Knowles

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One of my favorite style icons has to be Solange Knowles! I love everything about her. Her music, her style ( which includes how she lives as well, have you seen this girl DJ a party!!! or her equally stylish posse of friends!!!!) and her cool coif. She is the quintessential cool girl. Miss Knowles proves that you can be more than a pretty face with amazing vocals. She is the every-girl, the lady next door with so much pizzazz  I for one have become pretty smitten with her blog as well check out ” MyDamnBlog.com” you won’t be disappointed  She shares editorial looks that she has been featured in, as well as everyday pics that she has taken from her uber cool life and travels.

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I honestly don’t think that she can do any wrong style wise. It is amazing to watch her step out. She combines a love of vintage, with eclectic prints, and ease; what more could you ask for in an ensemble?

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I seriously dream of taking a peak inside her closet! I also like that she repeats her favorite pieces from her wardrobe to create new outfits with. Many stars are afraid to do that but I think that it shows that you invested well in an item. And who wouldn’t want to wear a favorite piece again and again?

By the way check me out over at CollegeFashionista.com. I blog weekly for the accessories column. And oh, next week I promise ( pinky swear) that I will post some long lost pics from the Vouge/Nordstrom event that happened in Nashville last December; as well as a few outfit posts.

Until next time,

Chanel Simone

All image links can be found linked to the photographs above

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Nashville Fashion Week!!!!!

The biggest fashion event in Middle Tennessee is coming to town on April 2-6. I can not wait!!! Local designers will be showcased as well as a few others in the industry. Here is a link of the schedule for that week. Along with the link to purchase tickets for the event. You can click on the picture below to check out the designers for the week. Hurry up guys I’m telling you this event will be a highlight for your spring social calendar. You don’t want to miss it.

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Prabal Gurung!

I have always been a fan of the designer Prabal Gurung; so when I heard that he was doing a line for Target I was all over it. I (somewhat patiently) awaited the lines unveiling online. Then I waited eagerly for the shoes to drop in stores. The commercials all had me hyped and I even got on my friends last nerves about which shoes or pieces that I would score.

I even went so far as to lust over the shoes in class on my tablet. I scrolled the Target website, and showed my fellow classmate who decided to find the shoes and get them for herself. Now I bet you are wondering what in the world did you score, and you have probably read many blogger’s posts about the collection too. Yeah I know I’m late on posting this, but oh well.

Aren’t they beautiful?

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Take a look at the spring 2013 runway show below. I love the first look, the one that my favorite model Joan Smalls is sporting. “Werk it Gurl!” And below that is his Target commercial. Enjoy…

Even though it has been a month since his Target collection hit stores you may still be able to find some pieces online at Amazon or E bay, or you might luck up at one of your local Target locations.

Until Next Time,

xoxo

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First Post: Monumental

Hello, my name is Chanel Simone and I have been contemplating starting my own personal blog for sometime now. What I wanted was a space to share some of my insights into the things that I love; which are fashion, music, and all things culture. Enjoy the videos below and come back for more exciting things!

Kelly Rowland- Kisses Down Low

Rihanna- Stay ft. Mikky Ekko

Justin Timberlake- Suit & Tie ft Jay Z

A$AP Rocky- Fashion Killa

If I had to describe my style I would say that it is somewhere between rocker, ladylike, and urban, minimalism; you can just call it a hodgepodge. I love what I love. That means I love leather and chain link bags, ankle boots with long maxi dresses, and blazers with denim shorts. Ok, ok enough about me.

On this blog I will post my journey into all of the things that I am trying to accomplish. I’m working on a digital magazine that I want to launch this fall. It will cover some of the things that I put here but with a twist, trust me you don’t want to miss that. I’m also a blogger for CollegeFashionista, for a second semester!!!!! So I’ll post links to those posts as well!!! Oh and I also do PR work as well for a R&B artist named Montez Terell, and the fashion designer Dana Jenell. I’ll post links to their up & coming projects as well.

This post is getting word heavy so I’m going to sign off for now, and thanks again for following, remember to follow me on Bloglovin and Instagram!!!

Signing off,

Chanel Simone xoxo

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