July, 22, 2011, News 2 WKRN-TV
March, 6, 2011, The Tennessean
October 6, 2010, Nashville Scene Best of 2010
Best Blog 2010: StyleBlueprint.
Thank you again, Nashville! Our loyal readers make all the difference!
July 22, 2010, the Tennessean’s Toast of Music City Awards
Best Blog 2010: StyleBlueprint.
Thanks, Nashville! We are really honored you voted for us!
Printed in NFocus, July 2010
“Do you think of Nashville as a stylish city?”
Yes! Nashville is full of people and places of style! Some of our favorite sources are: the ladies of styleblueprint.com, the small boutiques of 12 South and the Hill Center, and yes, we can even find great style in the Mall—we are hunters and gatherers!”
Printed in the Tennessean July 21, 2010
As their Face book page states, “Style Blue print is a Nashville based style blog with daily posts relating to style, home, health, beauty, gifts and things that inspire us. We promote local stores and products, but we will also mention our favorite online sites & travel destinations.” I’m fond of Style Blueprint’s recipe ideas, but there is plenty else on the site that’s interested in anything related to Nashville (or Southern) style.
Published in NFocus, March 2010
Retailers could take a page from the stylish blueprint of Elizabeth Fox and Liza Graves, whose recent consignment sale raised thousands of dollars for Nashville Children’s Alliance and was an unusually fun shopping experience. The trendspotters behind the au courant blog StyleBlueprint, which updates readers on everything from summer camps to the Nashville Flea Market, invited their well-heeled friends to purge their closets of any gorgeous garments that just never quite worked and bring them to the mother of all consignment sales. In the airy rooms of the Graves’ Central Avenue house, clothing racks bulged with designs from Worth, Et Cetera, Sevier Skirts, Diane Von Furstenberg and Carlisle, many of which had never been worn. Closet Girls Tina Adams and Rebecca Thompson were on hand for wardrobe consultation, and in the communal changing room of Liza’s basement, old friends and new acquaintances exchanged honest opinions about outfits, which were priced at pennies on the dollar. Among the smart shoppers—and let’s face it, everyone was just doing her part to support Nashville Children’s Alliance—were Mimi Swank, Jessica Deerkoski, Maureen Turnbull, Ellen Wright, Ann West, Amy Dennison, Elizabeth Trabue, Betsy Hindman, Frances Niarhos, LaVoe Mulgrew, Carolyn Greenfield, Melissa Lyons, Martha Ivester, Betsy Cunagin, Ashley Cook, Becky Taylor, Terri Lewis, Rachel Halvorson, Paige Hill, Tania Ford, Mary Thorstad, Josephine Darwin, Ashley Heeren, Susan Miller and Kennon Dennis.
Press Release – February 10, 2010
Consignment Sale Benefits Children’s Alliance
NASHVILLE – StyleBlueprint.com toasted “A Year Well-blogged” on Feb. 4 and 5 with a high-end women’s consignment sale benefiting the Nashville Children’s Alliance.
The event was held at StyleBlueprint.com co-blogger Liza Graves’ home and featured boutique quality clothing and accessories. A private, women-only party on Thursday night kicked off the two-day sale. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and first-round shopping. On Friday, the sale was opened up to the public and hundreds of shoppers browsed and purchased items from 60 different consignors.
“We’re thrilled to have raised close to $8,000 for the Nashville Children’s Alliance, a local nonprofit organization that provides free services to Nashville-area children who are the victims of severe physical or sexual abuse,” said Elizabeth Fox, StyleBlueprint.com co-blogger. “We had a fantastic turnout for the sale, and every single shopper who made a purchase walked away with not only a great new clothing item, but also the knowledge that she is contributing to a very important cause in our community.”
Sponsors included Patische, Borders, Swiftwick, Kateelayne, Coach Melanie Balcomb and the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team, Knobstoppers, and The Wine Chap.
About Nashville Children’s Alliance
Nashville Children’s Alliance provides services to children when there are allegations of sexual or severe physical abuse. All services are provided at no cost to the children’s families. The NCA is a fully accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance and continues to fulfill the comprehensive requirements to acquire and maintain full accreditation.
The mission of the NCA is to reduce the traumatization of child abuse victims and their families by facilitating a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to the detection, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse.