GETTING RED CARPET READY

A BUCKHEAD FORMAL ATTIRE EXPERT OFFERS ADVICE FOR SPECIAL OCCASION DRESS SHOPPING

Stand out in the crowd with a special occasion dress from Susan Lee.

Stand out in the crowd with a special occasion dress from Susan Lee.

STORY: Amy Meadows
Photo: Courtesy Susan Lee

Melody Pass, president of Buckhead’s popular women’s boutique Susan Lee, knows exactly what a special occasion dress should do for the person who […]

ALL THAT SPARKLES

A LOCAL EXPERT REVEALS THE STRATEGY FOR BUYING THAT ALL IMPORTANT DIAMOND

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Kenyatta Black, of Atlanta Diamond Co., can help you put a ring on it.

Kenyatta Black, of Atlanta Diamond Co., can help you put a ring on it.

For many grooms, buying an engagement ring ranks among the most important purchases they’ll ever […]

WEDDING BELLES

SAY YES TO THE DRESS’ LORI ALLEN SHARES WHAT’S HOT IN BRIDAL FASHION

STORY: Karina Antenucci

If Lori Allen, who owns Bridals by Lori in Sandy Springs, has one piece of advice for brides on choosing their wedding dresses, it would be: “Listen to your heart. You will know when you have the gown of your dreams.” The Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta star (the TLC show’s episodes […]

RETAIL THERAPY GETS PROFESSIONAL HELP

YOUR GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF WORKING WITH A STYLIST

MM.LaFleur’s showrooms are designed to facilitate a comfortable, stress-free shopping experience.

Leveraging the help and expertise of a stylist or personal shopper was once the realm of the rich or famous, but no more. Now, everyone from major department stores to independent boutiques is offering the service as part of the guest experience. To […]

DECODING THE WORKPLACE DRESS CODE

Famed American costume designer Edith Head once quipped, “You can have anything you want if you dress for it.”

HER: Red Haute ivory mock-neck sleeveless lace tank ($88), BCBG black knit tuxedo blazer ($119), Hudson black denim skinny jeans ($165), Chinese Laundry Sitara ankle-strap heel shoes ($80), MJ Accessories hobo braided tassel bag ($68), Gorjana beaded tassel adjustable necklace ($110) and gold and black […]

IT’S IN THE BAG

TOYIN AJAYI’S SUSTAINABLE HANDBAGS ARE ANYTHING BUT GRANOLA

TOYIN AJAYI’S SUSTAINABLE HANDBAGS

Fun, bright, edgy, fashionable and eco-friendly : Sandy Springs designer Toyin Ajayi believes these are not mutually exclusive terms. You can tie them all together with her new line of Ife Medow handbags.

The 32-year-old has a background as unique as her bags. “I was born in London and came to Atlanta when I was 9,” says […]

THE STYLE GUIDE FOR THE SEASON

WHAT TO WEAR FOR EVERY OCCASION OVER THE HOLIDAYS

Tis the season when you feel like your calendar is filled with holiday festivities—office parties, gift exchanges, the list goes on and on. With your busy schedule, shopping for the perfect outfit might be the last thing you have time for, but we are here to help. We’ve put together some fun and festive looks to cover every occasion this holiday season.

FORMAL AND FESTIVE

GET THE LOOK FROM THE SHOOT

GIVE BOLD, FESTIVE BEAUTY A TRY

A SULTRY, SMOKY EYE

A smoky eye doesn’t have to be done just with dark shadows. Try to incorporate red, the color of the season, into your eye makeup. Mix up different shades of shimmery reds to create the perfect blend of colors for your look. Be sure to continue the shadows on your bottom lash line to frame your entire eye.

RED […]

SECONDHAND SENSATIONS

A local expert offers a guide to men’s consignment shopping

Jessica Highsmith knows a lot about fashion. A partner at the Labels Resale Boutique in Buckhead, she acts as a stylist and consultant for local celebrities and clients, pulling winning outfits for them based on their individual style and needs. We recently sat down with Highsmith to talk about the art of consignment shopping and how to […]

EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY

How an unwitting philanthropist fashionista— along with the help of a few furry friends—made a name for himself on the Atlanta style scene.

In an industry often lampooned as ditsy and shallow, Atlanta style guru E. Vincent Martinez is a beacon of conscientiousness and sincerity. So genuine is he, in fact, that in the middle of discussing his biggest philanthropic success to date—the 10th annual Doggies on […]