Mary starter her styling career while working at boutique and developed a relationship with clients outside of the shop. Her main focus was styling woman and editing their closets until she got the opportunity to style two players of the Memphis Grizzlies. Currently a board member of Memphis Fashion Week she helps plan and organize the week long event while assisting in styling the models through out the shows. As of November, Mary became the stylist and fashion coordinator for Click Magazine. Now married and a new mother to her 4 month old son, becoming a stylist has been her main focus after realizing how much she loves transforming peoples looks.
COLLINS TUOHY SMITH
Collins earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Mississippi. An exceptional student and influential role model on campus, she was the President of the Student Alumni Council, President of Student Spirit Committee, an Officer for the Kappa Delta Sorority, and an Ole Miss Varsity Cheerleader. A gifted musician, Collins has played the piano since the age of six.
Collins is Co-Owner and the Director of Marketing and Sales at Whimsy Cookie Company in Memphis, TN. Whimsy specializes in custom order decorative sugar cookies, and is sold in their store in Memphis as well as several others across the country. She is currently on the Board of The Making it Happen Foundation, dedicated to changing children’s lives through hope, love, and opportunity. She also contributed to her parents Sean and Leigh Anne’s New York Times best-seller, In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving. Collins expresses her love of fashion through her blog Collins Closets where she takes readers through the journey what inspires her style. She recently launched her consignment store on instagram @collinsclosets where she sells pieces of hers (and her special friends and family) with portion of proceeds going back to The Making It Happen Foundation
Alexandra wears many hats in her home and career life, she is first and foremost a mommy and wife, with entrepreneurship being her skilled trade. She works as a multi-business owner of The Ivory Closet boutique brands and corporation, The Attic Apparel, and Adel Amor Cosmetics, as well as a makeup artist, published fashion stylist, blogger, and business consultant. She launched her blog City Chic Living to share the most current fashion and beauty trends that she observes on her travels to market and Fashion Week, her latest published fashion shoots, health and lifestyle challenges, interviews with fellow entrepreneurs, and other “mom stuff”! Alexandra is a graduate with a Masters in Business and Administration from the University of Memphis and has also studied International Business at Bournemouth University in Poole, England.
Alexandra has dedicated her work to the empowerment of women via entrepreneurism in our city and it’s surrounding economies through fashion, beauty, and lifestyle initiatives. She believes in the support of the church, small businesses, and, of course, the American Dream that our country was founded upon.
BLUFF CITY LIGHTS
Bluff City Lights was inspired by a quote from Les Brown, “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great!” The four of us have a desire to accomplish several things through Bluff City Lights, such as seeking out like minded women in Memphis who enjoy fashion and it’s latest trends, building a blogging, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle network within our community, encouraging the Mid-south to feel confident in their style and with the freedom and fun of fashion, promoting self confidence in others, and sharing our experiences and support of small businesses and other makers.
Be sure to follow each of our blogs so that you are notified of our first big fashion collaboration and giveaway with The Ivory Closet launching January 2017!
Mary Conley – Living Lereve
Meagan PIPM – Pretty in Pink Megan
Collins Tuohy Smith – Collins Closets
Alexandra Nicole – City Chic Living