Hit the road with Designer Sloane Lenz of ThisisSloane and her colorful crew as she ventures from her native Austin, TX to Memphis, TN for Memphis Fashion Week. Go behind the scenes on one of the most fun, fashionable and quirky road trips around. Love the looks? Give Sloane feedback on her showroom and shop Collection 5 now!

5:00 AM, Wednesday, April 5th – AUSTIN

Depart from Austin towards New Orleans for the night to break up the long drive. My cat Saffron is a real road kitty 🙂

The best little car kitty✨?✨ #EdieSaffron #ontheroad #NOLA #herewecome #munchkincat

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2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 5th – NEW ORLEANS

Hit town and dropped off some pieces for a future shoot. End up having a mini surprise shoot with Felix and the photographer to see how it fit 🙂

6:00 AM, Thursday, April 6th – TUPELO

Depart New Orleans and head towards Memphis by way of Tupelo, MS to visit Elvis’ birthplace. It was recommended by a trusted Irish friend, and we couldn’t pass it up being so close.

6:00 PM, Thursday, April 6th – MEMPHIS

Arrive in town and check in at the lovely Hotel Napoleon. Greeted with a super warm welcome and unpack before hitting up Whole Foods for a quick bite and snacks for show day.

10:00 AM, Friday, April 7th – MEMPHIS

Fittings kick off and we get rolling for show prep. I had the sweetest team of models to bring Collection 5 to life 🙂 .

1:30 PM, Friday, April 7th – MEMPHIS

Finish up fittings and steaming everything. Have a few hours to explore Memphis and some of it’s history, including the rooftop of the legendary Peabody Hotel.

6:00 PM, Friday, April 7th – MEMPHIS

Arrive back at the venue to confirm looks and walk order before the show starts around 8 PM.

9:05 PM, Friday, April 7th – MEMPHIS

My runway starts. Felix and Riley open the show 🙂

9:20 PM, Friday, April 7th – MEMPHIS

The show wraps and we take our finale walk.

Thank you Memphis ⚡ Had such a blast tonight ? Thanks to everyone who made the show run so smoothly, and my amazing models who rocked and shocked their way down the runway ♥️ The Collection 5 runaways’ next stop will be in Austin next month during @fashionx.co , and they’ll be bringing along a few secret pieces that haven’t seen the world yet ⭐ Can’t wait ✨ . . . . #ThisIsSloane #Collection5 #fashion #design #avantgarde #readytowear #new #comingsoon #fashionweek #newyork #nyc #austin #texas #handmade #sneakpeek #fxaustin #fashionx #fashionxaustin #excited #spring #2017 #FW2017 #SXSW #metailc #space #gypsies #vintage #vibes #memphis #tennessee @crosstownconcourse @memphisfashiondesign @19thamendment Video from @mekamodelmgmt ?✨ @sir_felix_ @itsdailygrace @nyanycole @riley_bartlett

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10:00 PM, Friday, April 7th – MEMPHIS

We finish up taking photos and celebrating after the show. Then begins the real fun: inventory and packing up.

10:00 AM, Saturday, April 8th – MEMPHIS

Got some sleep and hit the road towards Chattanooga to visit family and catch a friend’s band (the Blackfoot Gypsies) play a show. I used one of their new tracks to set the stage and open the runway.

11:00AM, Sunday, April 9th  – NASHVILLE

Enjoyed a day off in Nashville and visited friends. Saffron tried out her new bonnet she picked up on Beale Street 🙂

10:00AM, Monday, April 10th – NEW ORLEANS

Left Nashville early and hit the road back to Austin by way of NOLA for dinner time beignets at Cafe Du Monde 🙂

⚡”Baby it’s a never ending spiral, ‘looks a little bit like Paris” ⚡ #NOLA #ontheroad

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