Crystal

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Crystal, 26, SPACE Ambassador at Nordstrom "emerging designer beautifulness" (@mosstrey)

What's your Nashville story?

"I've been here four, five years now and I've definitely become a woman here you know, becoming more comfortable in myself and in my style. I think too that my job has given me the opportunity to dive into it."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"Probably my Gucci shoes. My boyfriend got them for me for my birthday and then I lost them and I had to tell him that I found them again. He's like: "I noticed you haven't been wearing those." (Laughs)."

Lincoln

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Lincoln, 31, Hair Stylist at Local Honey

What's your Nashville story?

"I'm a Nashville Native and I love the growth in my city because it's great for my business but I hate the growth in my city because of traffic...what keeps me here and keeps me grounded is my career. I'm kind of stuck but I love it."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"I love and hate these pants. I got them in Chicago at a little boutique and I love them for that but I hate them because they're very tight on my calves-it's hard to move in them!" 

Cat

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Cat, 29, Editor at a Book Review 

What's your Nashville story? 

"I feel like I have several Nashville stories. I've been here long enough to create a couple. I think my current Nashville story is falling in I've with a new city. I think my current story is being open to what Nashville is becoming and just letting it roll out."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"I like my giant fluffy pants because they're extremely unattractive."

Patrick

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Patrick, 26, "I kind of do it all. I am a hairstylist, a full time student, I'm a host at a restaurant. You name it I can do it"

What's your Nashville story? 

"I'm actually a Nashville native so I grew up here. I lived in New York for a couple years and did some retail work and interning but ended up coming back because this is the place I love. And I love that this is the community we're turning into."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"I love a good white t-shirt. The things I buy in bulk are white button ups and white t-shirts."

Carly

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Carly, 21, Student at Belmont + Intern at Native Magazine

What's your Nashville story?

"I've only been here for about two years. I moved here from Austin, Texas which is a very music centric city as well but it's not I think as creative as Nashville and I think my favorite part of Nashville or why I'm probably going to stay here for awhile is that it cultivates a very creative but also kind of competitive community that keeps itself going and encourages new content continuously."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"Probably my shoes because I just got them. They're Harley Davidson boots I got for like twenty five dollars at a local thrift store. I get really excited when I get a new purchase that I think will last me a really long time and they're winter boots which I don't have yet because I'm from Texas. I'm really pumped about these."

Oksana

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Oksana, 23, Business Student

What's your Nashville story? 

"I am originally from Russia but I study in Vienna, Austria. I had the opportunity to go somewhere else so I like country music and I like the style-boots, hats, so I thought Nashville is a good city. I met other people from Nashville and they convinced me to come." 

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"I love my dress. I'm wearing shorts underneath so it's perfect. It has very funny sleeves so when I eat I have to pull them up. They're cool-I can even store things in them. So it's just an amazing dress." 

Kristen

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Kristen, 24, Web Designer

What do you love about Live on the Green? 

"I just love how relaxed everybody is. They always bring out new musicians and upcoming artists that are amazing and obviously I love the food trucks."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"I would have to say my shoes.  I love the whole strappy kinda feel going on. I've been really into them lately."

Jana + Akilaah

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Jana, 21, Hot Topic Distribution Center

Quality Control Technician + Akilaah, 21, Nordstrom Worker

 

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What do you love about Live on the Green?

"I love the atmosphere, just seeing all the people and what they wear. And the music!"


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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"My overalls because I got them at Goodwill. This is my first time wearing them I love them they're cute and little."

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 What do you love about Live on the Green?

"I just like all the people that come out for it! You just see a lot of different people, you get to eat good food and it's free!"

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

 "Probably this swimsuit I have on because of the back and how it's just all the way out! (Laughs)."

Bryant

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Bryant, 25, "Jack of all trades" Producer/Artist/Designer/Barber

 What do you love about Live on the Green?

"Everyone's here in unison. Everyone is here to have a good time. There really is no bs. I have yet to see a fight or hear of a fight break out. I mean the most drama I've ever heard is someone drinking too much and passing out or needing some water or something crazy. I love it. It's a fun event to go to, great for the city and great for the community. It's awesome."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"My Wallabees. All red Wallabees. I had never seen them in that color red so I had to get them."

Mati Hays

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Mati Hays, Artist/Low-key Stylist

What's your Nashville story? 

"I have my friend here from New York who goes to school with me so I've kind of been a tour guide for her. We went to the Nashville race track tonight. It's definitely a part of our inspiration right now. We've been into Death Proof and Kill Bill by Quentin Tarantino.  We did a shoot yesterday with this man named Garland and the whole inspiration of the shoot was those two movies. Going to the race track today we definitely could pinpoint the pieces of what people were wearing or the hairstyles we've been looking for in New York but are completely original only to Nashville or only to the South. My friend had her first barbeque sandwich and her first sweet tea in her life. It's fun to bring people here to see the original inspiration for fashion and the original pieces people pull out that are in New York. Pieces that are kind of controversial but they're still wearable

and a key piece to an outfit."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"I just got this flaming white t-shirt of Gone with the Wind characters in the middle of the flames kissing each other. Man over woman, sling back kissing. I got this at Starstruck in Nashville and they also have a store in New York."

Bexx

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Bexx, 21, Photo Assistant

What's your Nashville story? 

"I came up here for photo school and that turned out to be just a tiny footnote in the Nashville saga that is right now. I now work for a photographer here and the rest is history."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"Definitely this sparkly silver eighties jumpsuit I have on. I found it, it caught my eye and I put everything else around it."

Tank Andrew

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Tank Andrew,  Works the door at 3 Crow/ Musician and Artist 

What's your Nashville story? 

"I moved here with my family when I was in third grade-I'm from the suburbs-and I've been here pretty much ever since. Nashville will always definitely be home to me. I like the potential here, the spirit and the grittiness of it-the kind of small town southern charm mixed with the sprawl."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

 "I'd definitely have to say the shirt. It's a bright, it's a fun print, very summer. I'm kind of into beach core, vacay, it's all that."

Nieves

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Nieves, Letterpress Printer (Sawtooth Print Shop)

What's your Nashville story? 

 "My Dad's family is from Tennessee. He grew up in Bowling Green and somehow ended up in New Mexico. I would go every summer to visit my Grandma in Bowling Green and always travel through Nashville. I went to college in Bowling Green and would come to Nashville all the time. After graduating I went back to New Mexico for two years and came back here ten years ago to stay."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

 "Probably the shirt because I get to wear a Matisse painting on my polyester shirt."

Skyler

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Skyler, 15, Embroiderer/Dancer 

What's your Nashville story? 

"We came here for my Dad's work in 2012 and I started dancing with Nashville Ballet. Just recently I've become a trainee there so it's really exciting. That's basically it. I met cool people and started Flip a Stitch."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"That would have to be my scarf. I think it's really unique and cool and you can wear it a bunch of different ways. I do it as a headwrap or a scarf or bandana. It's super fun."