#WhyNFW 2015: Fashion Forward Gala

What a week!  Looking back, this year's Nashville Fashion Week was the best to date. The credit must be given to all of the dedicated staff, designers, retailers, volunteers, photographers, videographers, models, hair & makeup artists, event planners, writers, bloggers, stylists, directors and producers who made last week possible. Thank you to everyone I partnered with who made each night so very special. I'm so humbled by all the readers and followers who I had the chance to meet. Thank you so much for your support. I've got heart eyes for you, Nashville! Heart eyes!

Take a peek at the look I wore for NFW's final evening at The Rosewall for the Fashion Forward Gala. John and I snuck into the space before it was completely set up and snapped a few shots, so these photos don't share the fantastic makeup by Caitlin Eve. But, I'll be sharing a before & after of my full face on social media later this week. Caitlin is such a beacon of light and extremely talented at her craft. She was also the key makeup artist for Friday night's runway show at Bicentennial Mall. Thank you so much, pretty girl! I loved wearing this simple gown from the sweet people of Naked Wardrobe, complete with accessories from Elaine Turner. I'll share a recap of my favorite NFW moments later this week. Stay tuned!

John Branam Photography

DRESS c/o Naked Wardrobe | BAG c/o Elaine Turner | NECKLACE c/o Elaine Turner | EARRINGS c/o Elaine Turner | SHOES Chinese Laundry c/o LuLu*s