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Ethnic trends abound for 2012, and earlier this year, we showed African-inspired looks. For July, we chose to shoot at C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa, Memphis’ own Native-American treasure, an archaeological site dating back to pre-Columbian times. The very name Chucalissa translates to “abandoned dwelling” and it is the perfect setting for showcasing fashion inspired by our ancient forefathers. Think of bright colors, a mix of authentic patterns, jewelry, and accessories that are colorful yet sophisticated. This vibe is perfect for our heat-drenched summer.
Make your tribal accessories stand out with beautiful neutrals. “Athena” tank by Wolford, $245; prairie skirt by What Goes Around Comes Around, $335; Brave “Medicine” necklace worn doubled, $325; Brave “Dream Catcher,” $295; Brave bracelet, $125; all from James Davis. Shoes by Dolce Vita, $80, from Southern Couture. Bag made of repurposed Native- American textiles by Will, $395; Tribal necklace by Brave, $250; both from Oak Hall.