Maguire

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Maguire, 21, Student at Vanderbilt University

What's your Nashville story? 

"I came here to go to school (I'm a junior at Vanderbilt). Nashville reminds me of my home town (I'm from Oaklahoma City). A lot of people say "oh you're the first person I've met from Oaklahoma!" 

I fell in love with this school and I fell in love with this city because it made me feel like I was home and I've decided to never leave." 

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"This skirt because I can wear it all year long. It's comfortable but I get compliments every time I wear it because it's such a statement piece and I'm really into that."

Katie

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Katie, 29, Gallery Owner (Gallery Luperca

What's your Nashville story? 

"I moved up here because I was living in south Florida and I needed something more. I had a bigger draw to this area because it seemed a lot more creative for me. So I move up here and started this gallery and it evolved into what it is today. We started Art Stumble one year ago today so we're celebrating our anniversary." 

 

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"It was my skirt but then I had a wardrobe malfunction...so my shoes. I like a pop of color you know? It just adds that extra something." 

Jason

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Jason, Head Tailor + Head of Sales for Eric Adler Clothing

What's your Nashville story? 

"I visited Nashville about three or four times before I actually moved here. When I had the opportunity to I had accumulated enough friends that made it easy and it has been the best decision of my life. I met my brother, Eric, here about two years after I moved and I found an adventure, a career, a passion and a love that I didn't realize I had in working with Eric, developing a brand with him and working in the fashion industry now. It has surprised me and I've accumulated a family here. That's how I can compress the longest story ever into a couple of sentences."

 

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"It would definitely be the jacket that I am wearing tonight that we designed for Andrew Clancey of Any Old Iron."

Aleta

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Aleta, 34, Artist  

What's your Nashville story? 

"I'm an artist and I love the artist community here. I do acting and I also do music but I've just found a really great community of people. They may not be the most well known to the world but they are some of the best hearts and have the best content. It's like once people get a taste of what Nashville artists are about then they're like why have we been missing out? And that's why people are coming here-because of the heart and the soul of the artists that are here. They really make up why Nashville is so great." 

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"That's hard. (Laughs). I do like a lot of hodgepodge and how things go together...but I love denim. I'm coming to realize that may be a signature fabric for me. I love fabrics and things that flow, I love patterns, I love color. That would describe all of me in one sentence. Denim is really becoming my favorite thing. I chose the shirt first and then whatever else I felt would go with it."

Anne

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Anne, 29, Booking Agent Assistant for APA  

What's your Nashville story? 

"I moved here to chill out. I originally worked in New York and then L.A. and people are kind here and there's a lot of buzz so we moved here."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"Probably my hat because it gives the black a little pop of pizazz."

Cavanagh

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Cavanagh, 23, Designer at Stowe  (@shop_stowe ) 

What's your Nashville story? 

"I love how nice everyone is here. I moved to Nashville not knowing a soul. I did that for school-I did that in Boston and then I came here and was kind of nervous to work for myself and not meet anyone. Then I got here and Van Tucker and the Nashville Fashion Alliance and everyone was so open and so nice to me coming in. So I think that's my greatest memory for my Nashville story is that everyone is literally amazing and so nice here."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"Well I made this shirt earlier today to get ready for this studio event out of one of my favorite laser cut leathers. I have it on with the most comfortable Andi B pant in our collection."

Lauren

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Lauren, "Makes art for other Artists"

What's your Nashville story? 

 "I'm from the U.K. and I came over to work for another artist called Bruce Monroe who does fiber optic art installations at Cheekwood Gardens where he had an exhibition. I met my now husband there and moved to Nashville to be with him."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

 "I've just got this jacket today so it's my favorite. I like it because I love textures and it's very fluffy. I also love my velvet trousers because they're very soft."

Brenda

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Brenda, 64, Representative with Aflac

What's your Nashville story? 

 "You'll be amazed. I came up here to be with a gentleman that I'm now engaged to. We're getting married Valentines Day. We had not seen or spoken with each other for 46 years and got back together after my husband passed away and now we're getting married. That's why I'm in Nashville!"


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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"Of course it's my coat and it's obvious why. It keeps me very warm." 

Amanda

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Amanda, 26, Sales Associate at Beija Flor Jeans

What's your Nashville story? 

"I moved to Nashville over a year ago. After living in South Florida my entire life I really wanted a change of scenery. I had visited Nashville a few times on family trips, and I fell in love with the City; I knew that's where I was meant to be."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

 "My favorite part of my outfit are my Nicole Jeans. I love the way they fit my shape so perfectly. They contour to the body and look really sharp, yet are so comfortable. It's awesome to finally see comfort and style come together!"

Carla

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 Carla, 43, Marketing Manager/Style Blogger (@stellashops)

 What's your Nashville story?

"I moved to Nashville 12 years ago (next week!) with my husband who started a company here. It’s been quite the adventure. I love what Nashville’s become and where it’s headed, but I am so glad we got to experience Nashville before it became the “It City.”

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"My Chelsea boots! I had been searching for just the right pair of Chelsea boots for months and every pair I liked was over $800. I ended up finding this pair on ASOS. They were exactly what I wanted and under $100!"

Madison + Morgan

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Madison, 26 "We're twins," Co-Owner of Nobody's Buziness + Morgan, 26, Designer at Nobody's Buziness 

*Visit nobodys-buziness.com to see their designs 

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What's your Nashville story? 

Madison: "We graduated from MTSU in 2011 and moved here immediately and we just fell in love with the growth of Nashville and Nashville's idea of collaboration."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"It's short! I love my legs and I love showing them off." (Laughs).

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What's your Nashville story? 

Morgan: "You know because we're twins and we've grown up collaborating so to find a city that respects and is excited about us..."

Madison: "That really sealed the deal for us." 

Morgan: "We grew up always being compared to one another and so our shared outlet was fashion. We want to say, wear what you want. Be your own person and do your own thing. Don't worry about people comparing you to someone else..."

Madison:  "It doesn't have to be Nobody's Buziness it's how you want to express yourself. We want women to feel empowered." 

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"My favorite part of my outfit is that it makes me feel confident. It's different and it highlights my strengths without compromising my weaknesses. It makes me look good and feel good."

Sheryl + Sonny

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Sheryl, Special Ed Teacher/Artist +

Sonny, Artist

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Sheryl, What's your Nashville story?

"I am a native of three generations and my Mom is Sharon Hill of Sharon Hill Circle and Sharondale." 

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"Probably my boots. They're by Sorel and I think they pump up any outfit. Although, my Mark Bower top, it goes day to night and I found it at Goodwill for five bucks."

(Sonny chimes in- "We love Goodwill" ) 

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Sonny, what's your Nashville story?

"I'm from Belgium originally, moved to Canada for ten years and then moved here in 1990 all because of my ex-well, we're still married. I moved back to Belgium and then came back to Nashville and I've been here ever since."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

 "Oh I don't know I love everything! I love my earrings, I love my coat that my friend Nina D. made, I love my hat and my shoes. Everything!"

Emily

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Emily, 26, Wedding Stylist/Designer

What's your Nashville story? 

"I moved here about 5 years ago and have totally fallen for this city. I love how everyone is so supportive of each other and encourages the entrepreneurial spirit. It feels like Nashville is on the cusp of some big changes and I'm so glad I'm here for it!"


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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"My cape is my favorite part of my outfit! I have spent a lot of time perfecting the shape and I am totally in love with it. It's made from a vintage military blanket and keeps me so warm and cozy." 

 *To see more of Emily's capes, visit emleesdesigns.com ( @emleedesigns on Instagram) 

Linda + Anne Marie

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Linda, Graphic Designer + Anne Marie, Attorney  

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What's your Nashville story? 

"I came to Nashville because my husband is a songwriter."


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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"Oh gosh. (Laughs). I mean really, what would it be? These boots or my scarf? I like all of it."


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What's your Nashville story? 

"My husband is a musician too! My daughter came here to record-she's a singer/songwriter and she worked with my husband. That's how I met him and that's how I came to Nashville."


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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"Probably my coat. I think it's funny I actually went to a wedding before I came to this movie so this is not my normal movie outfit."

Jessica-Jean

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Jessica-Jean, 30, Anthropology Student

What's your Nashville story? 

"I'm here because my best friend lives in Nashville so we're all here-friends came down from Ohio, we drove up from Florida and we're doing a weekend together. I'm actually from Texas so Nashville is interesting to me with the different country scene and all of that. I'm enjoying the food, dancing and music."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"My boots. They're from my grandma. She gave them to me when I turned 19 so I've had them for a very long time. But I don't know-all these pieces-I'm super sentimental about my clothing. All these have a story."

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth, 28, Interior Designer 

What's your Nashville story? 

"I'm a Nashville native. I was born and raised here and moved away for five years to New Orleans and then came back. I think I love the way Nashville has transformed into its own fashion scene and I feel inspired by it everyday."

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"My favorite part of my outfit is my purse. It's by Rebecca Minkoff skull purse. This is my second version of this purse because I love it so much and wear it every day."

Amanda

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Amanda, 28, Legal Assistant by day, Fashion blogger by night (@modernjunecleaver

What's your Nashville story?  

"I moved to Nashville to motivate myself to finish college and start law school and so I actually did start law school. I'm from a small town and I think if I hadn't moved here I wouldn't have been able to go. So that's great!"

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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"Probably my skirt because it had the French Quarter on it. It's nostalgic for me and reminds me of my best friend."  

Yuri

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Yuri, 26, Artist and Filmmaker  

What's your Nashville story? 

"I came here three years ago to do a documentary film on Manuel the designer who made clothes for people like Elvis. I came originally for three weeks and have stayed for three years so far. I like this town."

 

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 What's your favorite part of your outfit and why?

"I don't know if I have a favorite part. These t-shirts I make them-it's my drawings. I think I like my pink jacket better. Just because it's pink."

*If you are interested in Yuri's shirts, please contact @1rottenbanana on Instagram  

David

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David, 45,  Integrative Physician 

What's your Nashville story? 

"I came to medical school here at Vanderbilt some years ago and found myself fortunate to marry a lovely woman from Clarkesville. I drug her up North to Mayo Clinic and now we're settling back in town, started a clinic and we've been thrilled to be back in Nashville because this is what feels like home to us. You know, Nashville has energy that just makes me plain happy. I love art, I love artists, the visual arts and auditory arts so I'm just glad to be in the presence of people who appreciate the fullness of humanity."


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What is your favorite part of your outfit and why? 

"I just love seersucker. It's a southern summer and it's one of the last days I get to wear it and I also love my green shoes. It makes me feel happy. It's just more fun and more people should wear it." 

Paloma

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Paloma, 27, Personal Chef 

What's your Nashville story? 

"I live in New York but I come here because my sister lives here. I just became a first time Aunt and I love my nephew so so much. Every time I come to Nashville I have so much fun it's such a wonderful place. It's always been great."

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 What is your favorite part of your outfit and why?  

"I mean anything tie dye and long with a baggy fit I love it. (And dirty white shoes)."