Wes Gordon presents Carolina Herrera at the 2019 Symphony Fashion Show

On Tuesday, May 14th, the Nashville Symphony presented their annual fashion show. This year brought the return of designs by Carolina Herrera under the creative direction of Wes Gordon. Gordon’s youthful injection to the fashion house is a welcome addition to the classic Herrera story. I was pleasantly surprised at trendy neon presentations, an elegant mix of volume vs. length, plus playful nods to ladylike silhouettes.

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There were plenty of ooh’s and ahh’s as Nashville’s favorite models (supplied by AMAX and Tribe Talent) sailed down the runway. My favorite part was the use of electric crayola colored flat shoes with most of the looks. Yes, right up my alley. You can be comfortable and stylish at the same time!

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When Wes Gordon was appointed the new creative director for the brand, some thought he was too young to take the helm. True, Herrera is known for her upper-crust tea party offerings for women who attend charity balls. However, after two years in the captain’s chair, Gordon is showing nothing but promise and edgy sophisticated delight for a brand that has many more runways to show. I see ladies who lunch and their daughter who brunch both shopping these amazing looks.

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The Symphony Fashion Show is one of the Nashville Symphony’s two major fundraisers each year. Proceeds from the event support the organization’s education and community engagement programs – which annually reach tens of thousands of Middle Tennessee children and adults through free concerts, classroom activities, hands-on instruction and more – as well as helping to sustain the Nashville Symphony’s mission of achieving artistic excellence through outstanding performances, world premieres, commissions and GRAMMY®-winning recordings. (source)

WHAT I WORE

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Well, I decided to go with a ladylike look in the spirit of of the Herrera style. This is a custom skirt by Nashville designer, Charles Lord. I’ve had it for years and it always gets RAVE reviews. This time I added a simple scoop neck tee and some cute accessories. I felt so chic yet comfortable.

On my Instagram post, I wrote about my Anxiety and how I make sure to combat anxious feelings by wearing looks that are comfortable and that I KNOW work. It may be a repeat, but WHO CARES! If you feel good, you can network more effectively and have a better time!

I really enjoyed this year’s Symphony Fashion Show! Thank you to the PR team for the invite! In addition, thank you to my photographers: Patrick Webster Photography and Authentic Photos and Designs!

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