Mati Hays


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."


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."