Thursday, May 20, 2010

Escape from the Asylum: Pure Dopeness

Saturday, May 15 was the opening reception for Escape From The Asylum, a new exhibit showcasing original work from 5 of Memphis’ most creative artists: Anthony Brown Jr, Jamon Bullock, John Bullock, Patrick Tabor, and Joseph Boyd.

A collection of work including custom footwear, paintings, drawings, illustrations and CG, the theme of the collections was DC Comic’s Batman. I took a moment to talk with John for more information regarding the concept, and he informed me that while they always knew they wanted to do a comic book themed show, initially, the work was going to be centered around Batman & Robin, but the focus shifted to Villains and Heroins. Months in the making, he also hinted that this exhibit could be the beginning of a series for their group (unofficially named “The Legion”). I for one, am ready to see what’s next!

For anyone that’s seen a Batman movie or reads the comics, this exhibit is a MUST because the photos that are posted will not do this work any justice! Limited edition prints are available for sale, with a % of proceeds going to MIFA (notice a theme here guys? While living your dreams, give back to your community).
The Exhibit runs daily through May 29 at the Marshall Arts Gallery located at 639 Marshall Avenue and is open for all ages. Closing night will also mark the announcement of the winners of a contest they are holding for local artists.

For more information on exhibit hours, the contest, and to also find out more information on the artists, please visit their website at ~KT

A forecast for fashion

This past Friday I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Fashion Forecast Benefit Runway Show. Presented by Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Givens at The Cadre Building (Downtown Memphis), the show was created to highlight some of the burgeoning talent from Memphis (such as Patrick Henry, who’s handbag line Philip Greene is BEYOND dope) , while also showcasing stores who carry lines that are on the forefront of fashion (Sneak Peek Memphis, Style Junkie, and Eugene Michaels to name a few).

A portion of the proceeds are donated to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low-income women in over 75 cities worldwide,which is an excellent way for the Givens to give back to the community. Fashion with a cause: what could be better? Below are a few photos from the event, but you can visit our website to view the rest. Enjoy!~KT

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Are you A Style Junkie?

This past Friday I was able to swing by Style Junkie Boutique’s “Head Over Heels: Mother’s Day Edition” sale. Located at 639 Marshall Avenue, Style Junkie is quite the unique concept. Made up of independent style consultants, these ladies are available by appointment to help you find some the hottest accessories to add flare to any outfit that you may have in your closet! Treated to Hors d oeuvres and wine, the ladies were able to indulge while picking out cute items for themselves and friends (I even snatched something up for myself!). If you’re interested in making an appointment or to find out about special hours of operation, visit them online at or contact the owner, Andrea Jones at 901-601-4019. To see additional pictures from the event, visit us online @

Are you in N D Loop about Style Junkie? What pieces have you found? Let us know!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Summer in the City

Cool days. Hot nights. Good friends. Fun times. Spring is here, and Summer's just around the corner, so that means Memphis' Nightlife can REALLY begin! We have such a diverse mix of people in the city so, how will you be spending your summer? Rooftop parties at The Peabody and The Madison? Saturday Sessions at Senses? Will you be spending your nights living it up downtown on Beale Street or visiting art galleries on S. Main while sipping cosmos and martinis? Let us know so that we can be NDLOOP!