nD Festival - Support The Belcourt Theatre - Sept. 28-30

The fun starts this Friday as the Belcourt Theatre's nD Festival kicks off with its Patrons Party. Now in its third year, the nD Festival is a celebration of independent film, fashion and music supporting the Belcourt. This year is shaping up to be the best one yet and I'm not just saying that because I'm one of the stylists for Sunday's Fashion Show. All of the events this weekend are going to be a blast and we've got all the details for you. Friday, September 28

Patrons Party - 7-9:30pm - Peter Nappi Studio

Kick off nD Fest weekend with cocktails, light bites and the music of Allison Moorer at the gorgeous Peter Nappi Studio. This event is exclusive to Patrons Pass holders and sponsors.

The Belcourt Biscuit Boogie - 10pm-1am - The Belcourt Theatre

Get your groove on at The Belcourt! For the first time ever the Belcourt is hosting a dance party on it's stage! Enjoy biscuits from biscuit chef extraordinaire, Maryann Byrd, author of The Rise of the Southern Biscuit and dance to tunes spun by your DJs for the night, William Tyler (The Stone Fox) and Ben Swank (Third Man Records). This event is $25 for non-Belcourt members, $20 for member or Free with your Patrons Pass.

Saturday, September 29

Mimosas, Marys and a Movie - 11am - The Belcourt Theatre

This is my favorite nD event! Brunch provided by Puckett's, coffee from Roast Inc, mimosas, bloody marys and the Nashville premiere of VERSAILLES '73: AMERICAN RUNWAY REVOLUTION...oh, and a pre-screening SKYPE intro with filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper. This event is going to be seriously fabulous. In case you are not familiar with the film, Versailles '73 is a documentary about an extraordinary evening that left an unforgettable imprint on the fashion industry and forever changed fashion history... French haute couture against innovative American ready-to-wear, set on the stage where Louis XVI married Marie Antoinette. Did I mention this event was going to be fabulous?! Tickets are $25 for non-members, $20 for members and Free with your Patrons Pass.

Found Footage Party - 7-9pm - Third Man Records

The Belcourt is setting up shop at Third Man Records, complete with a screen and popcorn, to show some of the best (i.e. hilarious) footage found on the InterWebs. Tickets are $40 for non-Belcourt members, $35 for members and Free with your Patrons Pass.

Sunday, September 30

nD Festival Fashion Show and Auction - 6-9pm - The Belcourt Theatre

It's the big show! The last night of nD is always about the fashion. This year they're doing things a little differently, using stylists to curate the looks that will hit the runway. I am honored to be in the company of some of Nashville's best stylists - Sierra Jacobson from The Lookbook, Aria Cavaliere from Parlour Vintage, Hannah Jones from Jamie and the Jones and the always fabulous Milton White. Sierra and I are excited to be able to bring our weekly How To Wear It series to life with our collection. This year's runway show will be backed up with music from Third Man Records.

Before and after the fashion show, you'll want to check out the amazing silent auction. There will literally be hundreds of indie items to bid on. It's super impressive and that auction team works incredibly hard putting that part of the event together. Tickets are $100 for non-Belcourt members, $75 for Belcourt members and Free with your Patrons Pass.

Patrons Pass

Ready to get your tickets? The best ticket deal for the weekend is definitely the Patrons Pass. It's $225 and includes food, drink and admittance to all of the parties on the schedule. It also gives you a Cast & Crew membership to the Belcourt for one year. If you're already a member, cost is $175. All tickets and Patrons Passes can be purchased online at belcourt.org as well as at each event. Funds raised from the nD Festival directly support the Belcourt's education and engagement programs.

See you at the Belcourt!








Eloise O'More College of Design Student Fashion Show

This Friday, May 11, we get the opportunity to see the collections of a fresh crop of designers at the O'More College of Design Student Fashion Show at the Factory in Franklin. Twenty-five student designers will send their individual collections down the runway. This is the 14th annual Eloise Fashion Show and it's the grand finale of Design Week, O’More College of Design’s premier annual event showcasing the emerging talent across the College’s four departments.

I'm particularly excited to see Megan Wilson's collection called Re-Invintaged by Ventage Clothing. Megan was an integral member of our back of house team at Lexus Nashville Fashion Week and now we get to see her own collection! The press materials I received say that her collection "takes inspiration from two completely different cultural icons: Audrey Hepburn and singer-songwriter Pink. ln each piece she's sending down the runway, Megan takes the classic style from a golden Hollywood era and marries it with a rock and roll vibe."

"Megan found a common thread between Hepburn and Pink: the colors black and white. Many of the films the actress starred in were shot in black and white; rock and roll's most prevalent color scheme is black and white. Because of this link, Megan's collection is completely dominated by black and white fabrics. Megan used only natural fiber materials in her collection."

We talked a little about her collection during Fashion Week and I can't wait to see it in person! Visit the O'More College of Design website to see bios on all of the designers. Rest assured, there will be a lot of tweeting, tumbling, facebooking and instagramming that night!

Tickets are $35 and available online at omoorecollege.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 615.794.4254 ext. 236. The show will be held in Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin. Seating begins at 7:15pm and the show starts at 8pm.