Day 2 – March 30, 2011 – The Arcade
Like many local Nashvillians, I’ve taken countless strolls down our local Arcade and found myself lost in its timeless ambience. This gem is tucked away between 4th & 5th Ave. Its the one place I’ve found in Nashville that you can buy a dozen roses, wander through the art galleries, eat an amazing slice of pizza, and mail a parcel through the post office. Who knew that the team from Nashville Fashion Week sponsored by Lexus had a different vision for this glass covered ally. See how it was turned into a high fashion runway right before our eyes!
Day 3 – March 31, 2012 – Crystal Fountain Church
I’ve seen sermons, baptismals, weddings, funerals, and Christmas Cantata’s in the House of the Lord but never a fashion show. I have to hand it to the crew of Nashville Fashion Week on getting creative with their venue choices and runway layouts. On the 3rd day of our journey, our crew could be found at Crystal Fountain Church located on Russell Street in Historic East Nashville. We walked into a blank slate. A standard church with white walls, drop ceiling, aisles of pews, and an upper balcony. By 7 PM, the aisles were turned into a catwalk.
2011 has been the year that NEL took over the Nashville runway! Who knew that black t-shirts with a simple logo would make such a statement!?!? We started the year off with the Pink Bridal Show runway in January. By March we were initiated into the grand-daddy of all the fashion shows in Music City, Nashville Fashion Week. This was a 5 day citywide fashion event on March 29th through April 2nd sponsored by Lexus. Proceeds from the event went to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund .
Each night was showcased in different venue. The week was kicked off at the Pinnacle downtown, followed by to the historic Arcade, the Crystal Fountain Church, War Memorial, and wrapped up back at the Pinnacle. The next few post I hope to give you a glimpse into our amazing experience with everyone involved in this epic event.
Day 1- March 29th, 2011 – The Pinnacle
The skyline of Music City was changed for one night, as we added a blue stripe of color on the 22nd floor of the Pinnacle building.
The models walked an “L” shaped runway that went with the perimeter of the room, giving a perfect backdrop of the city lights below.
The Press were snapping photos as fast as their cameras would allow to capture every moment.
A view from the back row. Camera flashes, runway lights, killer tunes, and an electric blue vibe!
Day 2 , The Arcade…..
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