Local Models Take To the Runway In Local Fashion (VIDEO)


Local Models Take To the Runway In Local Fashion (VIDEO)

Whitney aSPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – America’s Next Top Model 2008 winner and Springfield restaurant owner Whitney Lee Thompson produced Springfield’s very first Runway fashion show Saturday- November 28,2015 at the Center.

Local models ranging from age 2 to 60, trained with Whitney Thompson to showcase clothing and accessories from local downtown merchants/boutiques. The show featured  around 200 different looks for women and children of all shapes and sizes and even fashions for men too!

Below is all the information you need to learn more about all the fashions and boutiques that were represented at the show.

(Also, see a behind the scenes video below)

adore salon picAdore Salon and Spa offers hair care, facials, waxing services, and beauty retail products. With over 25 years of experience, client communication is priority. Her specialty is custom designed haircuts, with a clients hair type, texture and lifestyle taken into utmost consideration. She especially enjoys natural looking, dimensional haircolor techniques. Shanna uses Brocato haircolor and products, and Alterna Caviar.She performs Image Skincare trademark facials and offers custom recommendations and access to Image premium products for at home use. After a successful 20 year run in Nashville, Shanna is now bringing her professional experience closer to the Robertson County farm she calls home. By opening Adore Salon and Spa in the Springfield Historic downtown square, the goal is to offer Uptown experience and flair, with a hometown attitude. Welcome to Adore! Located at 413 N Locust St, Springfield, Tennessee 37172

photo 5Our Serenity Shop is a Health Food Store and Alternative & Holistic Health offering Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, vitamins and supplements, health and wellness, fair trade coffee, dehydrated pet food, organic pet treats, clothing, re-purposed jewelry and more located  across from the County courthouse at 102 6th Ave W in Springfield. Hours: Tue-Fri: 11:00 am-6:00 pm and Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

shalom picShalom Movement is a dance studio embodying creativity, inspiration and excellence. They graciously provided their facility to the runway show crew and models for rehearsals. Shalom Movement offers ballet, pointé, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, improvisation and creative movement styles for ladies and gentlemen ages 2-18+ years.[sha•lom] SHäˈlōm: meaning peace, completeness between two entities (such as God and his children), and the well-being of an individual or a group of individuals. located at 706 S Main St, Springfield, Tennessee 37172

Hey belle signHey Belle Boutique offers clothing & accessories for women of all sizes. They also offer personal and private shopping by appointment in addition to scheduled hours. The staff is able to assist you and or a group of friends with fashion consultation to maintain that just right look for your personalty. Hey belle also offers a line of girls fashions which are fun and unique with sizes ranging from 4/5 to 10/12. They are located at 502 South Main Street, 3rd Floor – Trimble Building, Springfield, Tn.
Hours are Tue-Fri: 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat: 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

Hippington shopHippington Boutique is just another one of the many new shops to open in downtown Springfield. Hippington is a women’s boutique that specializes in clothing and accessories. Fashion that is fun, stylish, comfortable and can be worn for work or play is the goal here. Makayla Knight has dreamed of her own boutique for several years and is now making that dream a reality. Located in the Historic Courthouse District of downtown Springfield, TN and just minutes from Nashville. 114 W 6th Ave, Springfield, Tn. Hours: Mon-Sat: 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

main st boutique frontMain Street Boutique offers Ladies clothing, jewelry, accessories, candles, home decor and much more! The boutique was started by retail specialist, Sonya Groves in 2014. Sonya loved the historical Springfield Square and felt that it was missing a place to shop! She brought her expertise, and business took off! The square now has several thriving boutiques, as well as Main Street.Sonya takes great pride in her boutique, which is why she carries so many brands that give to charity, including “Banded” Headbands and “Reaching 360” Coffee. The majority of her products are made right here, in the USA! She carries a very large selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, candles, etc. It’s the perfect one-stop-shop for garments and gifts in Springfield!Stop by Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 5:00pm or Saturday from 10:30am to 4:00pm and meet Mrs. Sonya Groves in person! Share a complimentary cup of coffee with her or let her help you pick out the perfect gift!

tea shop 4Burdett’s Tea shop is an anchor of downtown businesses and offers a wide variety of delicious lunch selections,an extensive menu of Rosehaven Gourmet Loose Tea and a unique collection of serving pieces and whimsical treasures for your home. Travel Tennessee and PBS’s Tennessee Crossroads and voted 2010 “Best Tea Room” by the readers of The Busy Bee Trader (a shopping and destination guide that covers Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama). Burdett’s Orange Cream Scone Recipe and a feature about the shop have recently been included in the Scones and Tea book published by Tea Time Magazine.

seasons jewelry logoSeasons Jewelry  carrys a fun, affordable line of jewelry that satisfies almost every customer’s taste. For the past 30 years Seasons Jewelry has taken pride in bringing creative and affordable jewelry to our thousands of dedicated customers. Featuring fashion, holiday, and collegiate designs, Seasons brings a fun yet classic look that has universal appeal. Look for Seasons Jewelry at your local retailer!

hen houseThe Hen House offers monogramming, gifts and decor! They are located on the square just across from the courthouse.

Barnfly Farms is excited to open their new tack and gift store. The store is located in Springfield, TN on the square at 504 Main Street. They will be open Tuesday through Saturday. Customers can shop with online 24 / 7 at www.barnflytack.com. There is a great selection of saddles, tack and gifts from Cowgirl Tuff, B Tuff, Oxbow, Espana Silk, Lyles Ropes, and much more.

Belk LogoBelk of Springfield, TN! Belk is where southern style lives. Celebrating 125 years of family-owned, family-operated business, Belk is a Southern-based retail chain that provides modern fashion, shoes and accessories for the entire family, as well as top-name cosmetics, a wedding registry and merchandise for the home. Belk seeks to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve. Belk’s vision is for the modern Southern woman to count on Belk first – for her, for her family, for life. Stop by your local Belk at 2106 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN 37172 or call  (615) 382-5913 for more information.

The Pretty Opossum is a new stylish Baby Boutique and Women’s Boutique located at 605 S Main St, Springfield, Tennessee 37172 MAP just around the corner from “Our Serenity Shop”. You will find adorable handmade bibs, baby clothing, moccasins, handmade blankets, Ecoemi baby sweatsuits, organic cotton products, handmade wooden toys, Adorable stuffed opossums, brands like Lulu and Roo and more.They are open Tue-Fri: 11:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm. They will also be listing things on The Pretty Opossum On Facebook for purchase! they ship anywhere in the U.S. Just leave your PayPal address and they will send you an invoice. they will also be listing on Instagram. See a video of their grand opening

Behind the scenes:

Whitney Thompson told Smokey Barn News that the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce played a critical role in both man hours and sponsorship of the event and Whitney is grateful for their support.

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Whitney and Ian ForresterAmerica’s Top Model Whitney Lee along with husband and executive chef Ian Forrester own and manage a farm-to-table restaurant in the heart of Robertson County’s historical downtown square. Whitney Lee’s restaurant specializes in Southern Sweets and Savories! Their trademark, “Anything worth doing is worth doing well”, which is why they make the extra effort to cook completely from scratch, support local farmers, take care of their customers, and never work with frozen or pre-packaged goods.

Whitney lees restaurantThe menu is full of southern favorites with modern touches. Their fried chicken is brined in sweet tea for 24 hours before being carefully breaded and fried by hand, in a cast-iron skillet. The fried green tomato BLT is made with applewood smoked bacon, organic lettuce and tomato from local farmers, on fresh baked bread. Red velvet is a southern staple from years of perfecting grandma’s recipe. They are made with love in small batches to ensure quality. Their number one concern is having happy customers.

Shop Downtown Springfield for for your perfect Christmas gifts!

Check out other local businesses on the square such as Main St. Tattoo, Vintage Whimsy Antiques, The Fabric Shop, Springfield Guitar, Crossroads Christian bookstore 

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