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Memphis Fashion Week 2017 Kickoff Event

Last night Memphis Fashion Week started with a kickoff event at The Lab. MFW is run by Memphis Fashion Design Network and The Lab is the office / creative space for Memphis designers. Read more about it here .
 
 
The Kickoff Party featured products from designers participating in this week's event and offered fashionistas the opportunity to meet the designers and shop their wares. 
Although there were many beautiful pieces on hand I decided to wait on purchases but did go home and follow some of the favorites I saw on social media so I can keep up with them for the future. I've been setting aside most of my fashion money for the past two months to shop the Victoria Beckham collection at Target that's being released on Sunday - it's a big week for fashion! 
Some of my favorite fashions from the event: 

Tiena Gwin

 

 Sheila J Designs

This dress is reversible - how fun!

 Beg and Borrow


 
 
Accessories I loved but didn't get a chance to photograph were Brave Design, a local jewelry designer featuring lots of natural raw stones and a purse designer based out of LA which had tassels on all the bags - these pieces tempted me the most.
 
For the event I wore a Nicole by Nicole Miller top and statement necklace from Anthropologie (it's from 2013). I was hesitant about wearing two bold pieces together and 1/2 of my FB friends surveyed supported it while 1/2 didn't but the necklace got lots of compliments and a few people even remarked how it went well with the top. Sometimes you've gotta go big or go home
 
 
I also carried my old school Nicole Miller purse. Nicole Miller is the headliner designer for this year's festivities.
 
 
 
Tonight is the VIP Preview party so be sure to stop by tomorrow for my recap. Friday and Saturday are the fashion shows and I'll recap those over the weekend or Monday. Expect lots of posts here and on social media over the next five days focusing on fashion, if you want to keep up with my MFW adventures follow me on Instagram 

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