Stephanie

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Stephanie, 28, Musician

What's your Nashville story? 

"I moved here about five years ago to do music. I think my favorite part about Nashville is that it's always been a really supportive creative community. It doesn't seem as competitive as New York or L.A. Everyone is sweet, friendly and helpful even if you're in the same field they're willing to help you and I love that."

 

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"I would say my boots. I wear them all the time and they're a good staple. I wear them all winter and fall." 

Isabel SK

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Isabel SK, 24, Fashion Designer, Creative Person (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/isabel-sk)

What's your Nashville story?

"Been living here since I was 8 months old! I went to school in NYC and moved back after graduating. I couldn't handle watching Nashville grow and change without being a part of it myself!"

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"My shirt! Cus I made it. The illustration was done by my friend Dylan Betz, it's of an early 1990s underground Memphis rapper named Lil Gin. He's super dope and super under appreciated so I wanted to pay homage and put him on a shirt."

*Support Isabel's Indiegogo fundraiser! Let's get this Nashville designer making more cool shit. Donate at  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/isabel-sk

Audrey

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Audrey, 26, Sales Executive at UAL

What's your Nashville story? 

"I moved here almost a year ago in October and I came from Georgia which is not known for style at all. I wanted to be able to move somewhere that was accepting of creatives and accepting of different peoples ideas. Where people wouldn't look at you like a freak if you wore two different patterns together. I had several friends that lived in Nashville so I just decided to move here and it's been great so far. I've been able to explore so much with my style. I love that about Nashville. I love that even if it's not something that you're into, people are accepting of the fact that you're creative and that's your thing and that's how you express yourself. Everybody's so supportive of that here and so willing to meet and connect and help each other and it's not all just cut throat. It's really helped me expand my dreams of being involved in fashion in any way and helped me expand my style and be more expressive with that. Nashville's been that conduit that's helped me become who I want to be in fashion."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"Probably my overshirt just because I love to thrift. I'm very big into vintage so anything I can take that has a vintage look to it and make it more modern, that's just so much fun for me. It's got little clasps that go all the way up to the neck it's a cool look. I love vintage."

Erogene

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Erogene, 32, From Oxford, Mississippi 

What's your Nashville story?

"We lived in Nashville about six years ago. I went to school here and since I've been gone I've had two kids and just wanted to experience Nashville again." 


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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

 "My top today. It's H&M, colorful and floral."

Megan

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 Megan, 23, Works at Urban Grub

What's your Nashville story?

"Well I just moved here seven months ago with my very best friend in the whole entire world. It's kind of an in between period for both of us and we're moving to New York next year so I'm pretty much just waiting on her to get it together. (Laughs)."

 

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"Definitely the overalls. I just got them from Local Honey last week. I love them."

Alaina

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Alaina, 27, Accessories Designer at Cold Gold ( @shopcoldgold ) and Small Business Manager

What's your Nashville story? 

"I was born and raised in Nashville unlike most people who live here now. Now I live in Knoxville and I've been there for almost ten years now. I make it back way less than I would like to."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"My favorite part of my outfit is my necklace because I made it. It's fun to wear because it's gold and this is going to sound pretty shitty now that I think about it but I actually borrowed it from a friend which is weird because I did make it. But I can still rock it, right? (Laughs)."

Allison

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Allison, 27, Weaver @shuttersandshuttles

What's your Nashville story? 

"I moved here because I wanted to b an artist and there's an amazing art scene here. The second I changed my Etsy profile to say I was in Nashville I got invited to do a popup shop at West Elm and I was like oh it's meant to be."


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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"It's my wrap pants because they're super versatile and breathable and flows and just amazing. I made them." 

Jenna

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Jenna, 20, Student and Aspiring Filmmaker with her own clothing line Yup! Threadshed (@yup_threadshed

 What's your Nashville story?

 "I just think Nashville is the best kept secret. I think this place is really magical. I love it."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"Well I just got these like Gucci looking tights and I'm pretty fond of them but this jacket is probably my favorite piece because it was given to me by a good friend of mine in Australia. He passed it on to me and it was his childhood Adidas jacket. They say Ah-Di-Das over there and at first I didn't know if I was getting it and then I was like this is a sick piece."

Vianny

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Vianny, 23, Student

What's your Nashville story? 

"Nashville story...what's fun is that one of the designers tonight (at the O'More College Fashion Show) we both met at camp. She's from Texas I'm from New York. We hung around in Texas but we always hang out here in Nashville. I get so inspired by her in terms of fashion and design. Every time I come to Nashville I feel like I'm going to get inspired by something new, something fresh, something exciting. So every time I think of Nashville now, I think of possibility." 

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"Probably the jacket. I had been looking for this jacket for months. Whenever I see something that inspires me I usually spend time digging around and looking for that beautiful piece. This translates well from morning to night and fits in with other other pieces."

Colette

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Colette, 25 (about to be 26!), Full-time Seamstress at Elizabeth Suzann  

What's your Nashville story? 

"I would just say it's a new beginning. I'm originally from Savannah, Georgia so it's a very small town where everyone knows everyone but when I'm here I get the same feel but there's a city feel to it. Do you get the home town in the city. I'm new here and I'm working with Eizabeth Suzann so it's just perfect." 

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"I would have to say my jumper. It's Gap and it fits me perfectly. It fits well around my waist 'cause you know I have hips so my favorite part about it is the fit."

Lindsey

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Lindsey, 30, Co-Executive Director of a Nonprofit 

What's your Nashville story? 

"I was born here. My Mom was born here, my Grandmother was born here so I come from a long line of strong southern women. I think that's my Nashville story. I'm a southern feminist."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"I think it has to be my skirt because it's outrageous. I picked it up and then put it back, picked it up and put it back and then I said ok I'm just going to buy it and maybe I'll never wear it. But I do and I love it!"

Sarah

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Sarah, 36, Works for an Antique Importer

What's your Nashville story? 

"Well I moved here from Hawaii, sight unseen. I actually moved here because I met a musician and he lived here. It's been a complete surprise to me. I've been here five years and the guy didn't last but the town lasted and I love it."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"The dress because it's vintage and I didn't have to have it altered."

 

Lucia Genevieve

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Lucia Genevieve, 21, Student at O'More College of Design 

What's your Nashville story?  

"I moved here for school, for fashion design, but my grandparents live in Franklin and so when I used to visit it was kind of nostalgic and I have a lot of sweet memories here. It's been fun to grow into the city as an adult and as my own person. Nashville's been a great hub to nurture my interest in fashion design and my collection that I've been working on under Lucia Genevieve which is called Cynosure. It's inspired by architecture so it's very minimalistic and made out of luxurious fabrics. I wanted to create a collection that was targeted to the things women want in their closet and they want to have available to them but don't want to have to think about all the time. Something that feels effortless because all women want to achieve an effortless look, but something that is very polished at the same time. I've really felt like I've been able to delve into that in Nashville."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"My Zara suede top because it's cropped and it hits me at the perfect length because I have a long torso. It's perfect for transitioning into spring, summer and its chic." 

*For more information on her upcoming collection, visit luciagenevieve.com

Ashley

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Ashley, 28, Fashion Designer (Ona Rex)

What's your Nashville story? 

"Well I'm a Nashville native so this is my home but I never thought I would live here. But just watching the transition of the city in the last few years has been really exciting. So I'm very very happy to be here creating in my home and hopefully changing people's opinions about what Nashville is." 

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"I'm probably most excited about my necklace because the meaning behind it is really important to me. The Galaxy Collection is based off of following your own path and having guidance and the beauty around it." 

 

*For more information on Ashley's collection and brand, visit onarex.com

Ashley

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Ashley, Bartender 

What's your Nashville story? 

"I love Nashville because it's so creative and everybody has their personal street style. Nobody gives...pardon me saying this...but no one gives a shit. Nashville's culture is rich and it's kind of something other cities don't have. It's growing and becoming more fashion forward but I like everyone's personal style. I like that they keep it and are true to themselves and don't necessarily follow a lot of trends."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

 "I like my jeans....hrm...I don't know they make me feel sexy." 

Julia

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Julia, Chef 

What's your Nashville story? 

"I'm actually from New York City. I'm here because my boyfriend...fiancé I should say. I need to get used to that! He's with AMAX so he's walking in the show." 

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"I'm really excited for the summer and my whole outfit feels summery and fun."  

Erin

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Erin, Makes Contemporary Architectural Jewelry (rinjuel.com) 

What's your Nashville story? 

"Well I was born in Oaklahoma and I got a chance to live in Washington, D.C.. And Santa Monica. I travelled to Japan, Barcelona and Spain and I never thought I would live in Nashville but once I came to visit for a weekend and it stole my heart. I love the community and I love the people. I live in East Nashville and after spending just five or ten minutes in that neighborhood, that's where we began looking in Nashville and I just felt like this is where I need to be. The connections that I get to make and the genuineness and authenticity of the people I have met has been amazing. I just don't feel that you can find that anywhere else in the world."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"Ok I'm going to be a little selfish. I love my necklace that I'm wearing. It's called The One necklace and it's easy because it goes from day to night. I never have to think about it because it goes with every outfit." 

Maddison

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Maddison, 20, Student at The Art Institute

What's your Nashville story? 

"Well I come from a really small town in the left hand corner of Tennessee, so super small. I moved here for the open mindedness and to be a part of the fashion industry. So it's really awesome to be a part of Nashville Fashion Week because it's really growing. One day when it's huge and everyone wants to be a part of it, I will have already been involved so that's kind of cool." 

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"Probably my skirt. And my shoes. I got them both at Goodwill so that's kind of cool. I love thrifting."