Ready or not, the holidays are here, and tons of events are happening in Memphis! From Christmas parties to concerts to charity events, you’ll be dressed to the nines and ready to face your social agenda in style. We have fabulous style solutions for three awesome events: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Magic of Memphis at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts and New Year’s Eve at the Peabody Hotel.
This special edition of What to Wear not only features gorgeous, brand-new 2019 Lexus models, but it also features representatives of local nonprofit organizations that Lexus of Memphis supports with each car sold. Courtney Smith is the cofounder and chairman of Southern Reins, a charitable nonprofit center for equine therapy, serving individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. She is joined by her colleague and the Executive Director of Southern Reins, Jill Haag. From Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Major Gifts Officer Lindsey Hedgepeth and Visitor Services Representative Khalifa West are our gorgeous models. And last but not least, our two beautiful models from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital are Director of Epilepsy Patient Services Lai Brooks and Occupational Therapist for Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation Services Amanda Cobb.
The models rocked gorgeous (and a few super-luxe) garments from Sachi, Oak Hall and Dazzle, stunning accessories from Mednikow, and the entire shoot took place at Southern Reins‘ beautiful 28-acre Collierville campus.
- December 1, 2018 to February 24, 2019
- Hours: Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Monday and Tuesday
- Museum admission is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $3 for students and children ages 7 to 17.
- For more information visit, brooksmusuem.org.
Take a trip back in time at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to see a rare exhibit of Georgia O’Keeffe’s depictions of a nine-week commissioned journey to create images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign. Grab your pals and head on over to see some beautiful art by a world-renowned artist!
What to wear: This is an art-forward exhibition of one of America’s greatest female artists, a bold woman who took chances and broke barriers with her modernist works. So take a bold, art-forward approach with minimalist lines in bold colors and statement accessories. Express yourself!
- December 22, 7:30 p.m.; December 23, 2:30 p.m.
- Tickets start at $15.
- Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
- For more information visit, thecannoncenter.com.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will be putting on a sparkling celebration of the holiday season. The orchestra, chorus and soloists will be joined by America’s premiere female illusionist Lyn Dillies. Come celebrate Christmas with amazing magic, along with classic hymns and tunes.
What to wear: This symphony orchestra performance-meets-magic show is formal with a fun twist, so we recommend getting creative with your favorite LBD. Make your “LBD” look a jumpsuit for a modern take, dress it up with gorgeous jewelry or and maybe even give it an edge with a pair of booties.
The Event: New Year’s Eve at the Peabody Hotel
- December 31, 2018
- Hours: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- General admission tickets start at $40 online during the pre-sale and are $50 at door. VIP Passes are $150.
- The Peabody Hotel
- For more information visit, peabodymemphis.com.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at The Peabody Hotel. This year’s party will include performances by Garry Goin Group, Seeing Red and DJ Epic. The party will be hosted throughout the hotel in the Grand Lobby and Mezzanine room with bands playing in the Continental Ballroom. The Rene Koopman Trio will also be performing classical music in the Corner Bar.
What to wear: Get all gussied up for this fabulous New Year’s Eve soiree! We say you mix and match velvet to create a sophisticated look, then add just a hint of pizzazz. Ring in the new year with a sophisticated yet sparkling statement.
Thank you to our models from all of the wonderful nonprofit organizations serving the Memphis area, the ever-fabulous Alexandra Nicole from City Chic Living for serving as our stylist, to Southern Reins for being such gracious hosts and to Lexus of Memphis for bringing their jaw-dropping vehicles!
Thank you to the wonderful Mary Kate Steele for the gorgeous photos, unless otherwise noted.
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