Well, we’ve done it again, Nashville.
Lucky Magazine is the latest in a seemingly endless stream of (inter)national coverage about the hipness of our fair city. In the August issue, Nashville is featured in the City Guide, a monthly resource for traveling shopaholics.
Lucky gives love to undisputed local favorites including Imogene + Willie, Local Honey, H. Audrey and Grimey’s, but they also highlight up-and-comers Goodbuy Girls, Old Made Good and The Trunk. They definitely did their research, noting the world’s best lip product, created by local brand Therapy Systems and sold at The Cosmetic Market. Also, kudos for recognizing the variety of fun things that can be found inside Wonders on Woodland in East Nashville’s Five Points area, although we’re surprised they didn’t mention the incredible selection of vintage costume jewelry available there.
As we flipped through the pages, we noticed that Nashville was all over this issue. Nashville transplant Kelly Clarkson graces the cover and talks about living a “normal” life in Nashville, and Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott is celebrated for her “down-to-earth glamour,” (she lives in lululemon yoga pants but is super excited about Nashville’s new-ish Nordstrom). Carrie Underwood reveals that she uses three different mascaras at a time. Like, layers three on top of each other. For those of us who are happy just to get out the door with matching shoes, this seems like a hassle. Then again, Carrie looks smashing, doesn’t she?
But our favorite part of this issue is a spread featuring the Sartorial Queen of Nashville, Karen Elson. Elson models an incredible Nonoo sequined jacket and expresses her love of capes, jumpsuits, beaded ’20s gowns, ’50s maxi dresses and all things vintage. For those of us who want to be Karen when we grow up, we beg: Karen, please open another store here!
Even though we giggled a bit at the part where they described Nashville being under a “ubiquitous hum of country music,” it’s always flattering to read nice things about our beloved city. Let’s just hope that Lucky writer picked up one of Old Made Good’s "dirty little secrets" necklaces while they were here. Southern charm, indeed!
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