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Kelli Kerr is a 23-year-old college graduate from Pikeville, KY with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. During college she was active in Chi Omega sorority and regularly volunteered for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She developed an infatuation for fashion and style at an early age through what she thought of as magic: collaborating fabrics, silhouettes and accessories to celebrate a woman’s ability to fearlessly and fabulously run the world. As a senior, Kelli had the thrilling opportunity to intern in New York City for a public relations firm where her infatuation for fashion began to fiercely grow. Promoting a fresh new accessories client, she had the pleasure of visiting the offices of fashion publications like Vogue and Redbook.

Kelli now works at The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville as an admissions recruiter. In her spare time you can find her wandering through the shops of Nashville for unique pieces to add to her wardrobe, finding street style inspriation from the trendy flare of Nashvillian women, catching a drink with her girlfriends, or dancing to some soul music. She hopes to soon return to New York and dedicate her career to fashion promotions as well as raise funds to open her own women’s violence shelter.

Recap: 2013 Iroquois Steeplechase LookBook Fashion Show

The doors of War Memorial Auditorium were raided Thursday night as Nashvillians filled its columned entryways to view looks featured in this year’s Steeplechase LookBook.

Iroquois Steeplechase LookBook Fashion Show

Runway Models (Photo Credit: Kelli Kerr)

Being a Kentuckian myself and having a special place in my heart for one-of-a-kind hats, I felt as though I was drifting into a blissful dream filled with lush lace, asymmetrical hemlines, flirty feathered minis and the traditional floral-clad garden dresses topped with “head décor” of all shapes and sizes (not to mention the men and children’s wear). Needless to say, event-goers were left equipped with inspiration to form their own ensembles as they graze the grass this May to cheer on their favorite horse to win the race that has roots as far back as 1941.

LookBook Fashion Show Featured Runway Attire

LookBook Fashion Show Featured Runway Attire (Photo Credit: Iroquois Steeplechase Facebook)

The southern belles stomped their way through the hardwood-floor aisles in many looks we see trending for this spring season. Drop-waists followed by a full skirt, belted A-lines, monochromatic cropped pant and billowy blouse combinations, statement heels and fishtail braids provided by Nashville-based boutiques filled the runway as guests enjoyed food catered by Something Special.

The Official Steeplechase LookBook

The Official Steeplechase LookBook (Photo Credit: Iroquois Steeplechase Facebook)

The atmosphere had me wanting to run outside, throw on some cat-eye shades and grab the closest mint julep with the enormous white-bloom centerpiece being the anchor of the fitting southern landmark location. DJ Mindub rocked the turntables with upbeat, spring-inspired tunes. Prior to and following the show, guests had the opportunity to purchase their own race attire at the Marketplace and left with goody bags courtesy of Gus Mayer.

Looking to step out to the traditional southern soiree? I promise you won’t want to miss this year’s Iroquois Steeplechase on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tennessee. Gates open at 8 a.m. and the first race begins at 1 p.m. May the best hat win!

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