Amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to let style slip to the back-burner. Rather than skipping out on all the seasonal fun, we have done the heavy lifting for you! We picked out three festive local extravaganzas and recruited fashion experts from Betty Hays Boutique, Kittie Kyle and Oak Hall to style three looks for each event, along with some stunning jewelry from Mednikow. Whether you’re getting merry for a great cause at Toy Bash, soaking up the holiday magic at Ballet Memphis’ Nutcracker at The Orpheum or ringing in 2018 at New Year’s Eve on Beale, these outfits will help you look and feel your best.
The spectacular new Ballet Memphis facility was the perfect locale for our December shoot, especially given that our models are three of Ballet Memphis’ very own professional dancers! Iori Araya, Felecia Baker and Lilit Hogtanian were gracious enough to take time out of their busy rehearsal schedules to shoot with us, and we are incredibly grateful for their time. Our morning spent with these bubbly and buoyant gals was a joy, and we hope you glean some outfit inspiration for all your holiday happenings!
- December 8, 2017
- Tickets are $100, plus a toy donation.
- 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- For more information, visit bgcm.org.
Celebrate the season and get into the spirit of giving with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis at its very merry Toy Bash. The event features cocktails, food tasting stations and live music to celebrate the season, all leading up to a special guest appearance by Santa and his elves.
What to Wear: These fun, seasonal looks from Betty Hays Boutique are perfect for an evening at Toy Bash. No need to sacrifice style for comfort! Choose bright colors, fun patterns and dramatic silhouettes in styles that are practical as well as fashionable, like these outfits that will have you ready to hit the dance floor.
The Event: Ballet Memphis’ Nutcracker at The Orpheum
- December 15-17, 2017
- Tickets start at $10.
- Friday and Saturday evening shows start at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m.
- For more information, visit orpheum-memphis.com.
A beloved holiday tradition in Memphis, Ballet Memphis and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra are putting on their magical annual production of Ballet Memphis’ Nutcracker at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Follow the adventures of young Clara as she discovers the Land of the Sweets and marvels at the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, all set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score.
What to Wear: An evening at the theater gives you an excuse to tap into your dramatic side. Don’t be afraid to sparkle and shine, choose daring silhouettes or don colors outside of your day-to-day palette with these Kittie Kyle styled, Orpheum-ready ensembles.
The Event: New Year’s Eve on Beale
- December 31, 2017
- The event is free and open to the public.
- Party starts at 8 p.m.
- For more information, visit bealestreet.com.
Party with the whole city at a rockin’ New Year’s Eve bash, blues-style! Throughout the night, celebrate with live music, fireworks, food, drinks and more — and be sure and stay for the Hard Rock Café Guitar Drop and countdown to midnight. There is no better way to ring in 2018 Memphis-style.
What to Wear: Get ready to dance in the moonlight on Beale with these get-ups from Oak Hall. Dress it down, or dress it up. Don’t shy away from a leather jacket, flare jeans or lace. But this party is come as you are, so lean into your own personal flair.
Thank you to Ballet Memphis for allowing us to shoot at their marvelous new facility in Overton Square, and to their dancers, Iori Araya, Felecia Baker and Lilit Hogtanian, for spending the morning with us. Thanks to Kittie Kyle, Oak Hall, Betty Hays Boutique and Mednikow Jewelers for providing these fabulous looks. Lastly, thanks to Mary Kate Steele for the gorgeous photos.
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