By day, she’s an unassuming nurse practitioner named Quaneshia Farris. But away from her day job, she’s affectionately known to all as Q—a Memphis creative with an eye for fashion, a devoted fan of all Memphis sports teams and a loving mother to her family.
Roll that all together and you’ve got a pretty good picture of Farris, the brains and beauty behind fashion and lifestyle blog According to Q. On the blog, Farris dishes on all three of her passions—sometimes more than one at a time. Whether at work, out on the town or relaxing at home with her family, Farris lives by Coco Chanel’s famous advice, “A girl must be two things: classy and fabulous.”
Indeed, it was class and fabulousness that led Farris to start According to Q in March 2014. She needed a creative outlet, and although she was initially concerned she didn’t have anything new to say to an already saturated blogosphere, she quickly found her niche talking about living a fashionable life in Memphis.
A creative outlet designed to inspire
For Farris, According to Q represents a little corner of the universe where she documents her day-to-day life, from days working at Family Physicians Group to evenings enjoying the Memphis nightlife.
Farris has pretty simple reasons for sharing her life online. Even though she is a working mother of two, she still finds time to enjoy the finer things in life, and she wants to inspire women in Memphis and further afield to do the same. Wherever she goes, she takes her fashion sense and her camera with her.
Best of all worlds
With just one look through the photos on According to Q, the beauty part of the beauty-and-brains equation is clear to see. As for the brains, Farris holds a BS in biology and nursing, as well as a master’s degree in nursing.
Farris treats every day like a chance to walk down her own personal runway, and she refuses to put her fashion sense on hold no matter where she goes. In addition to providing on-the-job and off-the-clock fashion advice, Farris frequently touches upon motherhood—and with both a teenager and a newborn at home, she brings an authoritative voice on staying glamorous yet practical.
Whether Farris is sharing a book recommendation, chronicling a night on the town or reflecting on maternity leave, there’s a lot more to According to Q than advice on pairing yellow blazers and maxi skirts—although that’s important, too.
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