by Sophorn Kuoy
Among the participating mobile retail trucks at the last MEMFix in the Edge District was Body Decor Boutique, a women's clothing and accessories boutique founded by designer and stylist Tara Seals. Bold colors and patterns beamed from inside the mobile truck along with Tara's welcoming smile. Many of the clutches and jewelry were designed and hand-made by Tara. Earrings were crocheted for texture or took on spectacular lengths when cut from leather. The variety of designs were impressive.
Though her boutique does much of its business online, Tara enjoys interacting with her clients and customers. Events like MEMFix allow her to take her art to the streets. With the truck, she's able to travel to trunk shows, private parties, fashion shows, and various events around the country.
Tara offers one-on-one styling consultations, helping customers find the "body decor" that will help them "love the skin they are in." With this service plus unique and affordable products, it's not a surprise she was the winner of the Emerging Designer Buyer's Choice Award at the Atlanta market where her business began.
Today, Tara is a member of the Memphis Arts Collective and Junior League, where she volunteers. Her custom pieces can be found in some local stores such as Social Memphis, Diane's Gifts, and Maggie's Pharm. As part of Memphis Arts Collective, Tara will also participate in their Holiday Market from November 28th to December 23rd at 1501 Union Avenue. Until then, you can book her mobile boutique for your own private party.www.BodyDecorBoutique.com