As the city sizzles, our fashions here will help you beat the heat — and they’re all from retailers with such cool histories. Lansky 126 at The Peabody was born from a close connection with Elvis, and The Hi-Tone is located in the building where the King took karate and is still owned by his instructor, Kang Rhee. Oak Hall opened its doors in 1859, James Davis celebrates its 50th anniversary, and Mednikow jewelers has serviced generations of Memphis families. And though Southern Couture is a relative newcomer, this shop has enjoyed five years in Memphis and we hope will be with us for years to come. We chose a variety of locations that represent our town and the photo captions are all names of movies that were shot here. In other words, this month’s fashion reflects just how cool the Bluff City is.
Hustle & Flow
The skyline may shimmer but our couple chills on Mud Island. On Him: Robert Graham lavender button-down, $138; grey leather belt with studs by Will, $85; Citizens of Humanity jeans, $198; all from Lansky 126. Leather men’s watch by Mednikow, $975. on her: Navy stripe tank by Vince, $110; blue agate slice and fuchsia necklace by Brave Design, $228; both available at James Davis. Raspberry denim by Skinny & Rich, $125; available at Lansky 126. Pure silver and 24-karat yellow-gold ball ring, $225; pure silver with 24-karat gold bangle bracelets, from $350, all by Gurhan, available at Mednikow and The Mednikow Boutique at James Davis in Laurelwood.
Cover your bases in cool summer style at AutoZone Park. Scott James button-down long-sleeved shirt in brown and white gingham, $115; casual pants by Grown & Sewn, $185; leather and raffia woven belt by Will, $185; all from Oak Hall. Black leather-banded men’s watch by Mednikow, $975; raven’s-head bullseye bead bracelet with sterling clasp by Stephen Webster, $595; available at Mednikow.
Stroll down Main Street in a summer blazer and colorful jumpsuit. Blazer by Kimberly Ovitz, $550, from Oak Hall. Jumpsuit by BCBGeneration, $155, from Southern Couture. Leather clutch by Roberta B, from James Davis, $365. 14-karat yellow-gold dome bangle bracelet, $2,455; 14-karat yellow-gold engraved bangle bracelet, $3,195; both at Mednikow. White ceramic watch by Mednikow, $475; vintage Chanel “icon” charm bracelet, $2,800; dark sterling and 24-karat yellow-gold earrings by Gurhan, $795; all from The Mednikow Boutique at James Davis in Laurelwood. Vintage camera from Augusta Campbell Stylist.
Celebrate Elvis’ life in fashion fit for the King. On Him: Classic black t-shirt from the Hi-Tone, $12, HitoneMemphis.com. Straw Panama hat, $65; Citizens of Humanity jeans, $198; both from Lansky 126. Men’s black leather bracelets with sterling details by Nanis, $215 and $370, from Mednikow. On Her: White top by Karlie, $89; black and gold thong sandals by Dolce Vita, $80; both from Lansky 126. Black shorts with black lace detail by BCBGeneration, $80, from Southern Couture. Woven multicolored necklace, $30, from Secret Services Salon. Cat-eye sunglasses by Tom Ford, $320, from Oak Hall. Black diamond and 18-karat rose-gold bangle, $8,200, from Mednikow.
Making the Grade
Score extra credit on date night in a cool locale. On Him: White button-down with dark stitching by Billy Reid, $175; grey J Brand jeans, $192; both from Oak Hall. Black leather men’s 1891 watch with white stitching, $950, from Mednikow. Men’s bear claw, shark tooth, and hematite skull necklace by Brave Design, available upon request. On Her: Crochet top by What Goes Around Comes Around, $135; leather skirt by Vince, $495; necklace by Brave Design, $268; all from James Davis. Blue Swarovski crystal cuff by Rebecca, $690, from Mednikow Boutique at James Davis in Laurelwood.
Want to see behind the scenes of this month's fashion shoot? Go to memphismagazine.com and head to Augusta Campbell's Style Watch blog and see more!
special thanks to
Kendrick Simpson, makeup artist
Mary McNair, hair stylist
Alyx Ray, hair and production assistant
Morgan Sanko, model
Ali Harper, model
Jean Mathews of Mednikow
photography by Larry Kuzniewski, </n> fashion styling by Augusta Campbell