Hello! We’re Amanda and Stephanie – two blogger besties and the behind scenes gals of Memphis Blogger Collective. We bring our own unique perspective and experience to life in and around Memphis. Amanda lives in the suburbs while Stephanie lives in midtown. Stephanie is a retail manager by day while Amanda has a corporate job. Amanda is plus size and Stephanie wears straight size. Stepahanie has two beautiful daughters while Amanda has not yet started a family. Like our friendship we believe that our differences bring us strength in our shared passion. We believe in collaboration over competition. We believe in connecting business and bloggers. We believe in community. We believe in Memphis!
Amanda Bernard, Founder
Amanda started her blogging journey as an online journal shared with her friends documenting her trials and tribulations of post college 20s. In 2017 she revamped her blog focusing on fashion and lifestyle targeting a larger audience. She considers her style modern feminine and believes that style is not limited by body type or budget. She has called the Memphis area home for 20 years and currently lives in Southaven with her husband and three dogs. Looking to connect with other local bloggers Amanda has been working on Memphis Blogger Collective for over a year and is thrilled to see the idea turned into a reality.
Stephanie Mills, Co-Founder
Stephanie is the creator of Hippie Chicks and Pixie Sticks. She is a Midtown mom of two, a professional stylist, and a lover of live music and all things boho. Stephanie believes local businesses, artists, and musicians are the heart and soul of Memphis, and she promotes these hard-working individuals every chance she gets. Her style icon is Stevie Nicks, and during concert season, Steph can be found on the Levitt Shell grassy knoll with her life partner, singing out into the Memphis air.