Anne Barge has been a top name in bridal for nearly 20 years. Her eponymous Atlanta-based company, now with Shawne Jacobs at the helm, just opened an appointment-only atelier. Known for her feminine, classic style, Barge reveals this season’s most in-demand bridal trends:
“Think Dior bows,” Barge says. “Very couture, sophisticated, and strategically placed. There’s nothing ‘little girl’ about them.”
“Overskirts have always been a glamorous accessory, but they are definitely on-trend now—especially when they’re removable, so they provide an easy 2-in-1 to go from the ceremony to dancing at the reception,” Barge says.
“The red carpet influences bridal so directly, and we’re seeing that in a very sophisticated and confident way with longer sleeves. We call it ‘modern modesty,’” Barge says. 120 Interstate N. Parkway, Suite 404, 404-873-8070, annebarge.com
Detoxing your makeup bag can be as therapeutic as a juice cleanse—and it’s probably easier to do—especially at clean beauty mecca Aillea, which recently opened in Buckhead. Shop owner Kathryn Murray Dickinson believes it’s tempting to focus on clean eating but neglect skincare, so her store focuses on brands that offer eco- and health-conscious products. To ease into a beauty detox, don’t overhaul all of your beauty arsenal all at once. As you run out of products, find green replacements. Dickinson also suggests applying a little beauty math. “If our skin is absorbing this stuff, start with large body surface products like body washes, shampoos, and moisturizers. Then, move on to your foundation and mascara, and work toward things like your eyeshadows.”
Electric-blue eye shadow is back in a big way, but you don’t have to look like the second coming of Cyndi Lauper. Here’s a step-by-step modern interpretation courtesy of local film and TV makeup artist Carol Rasheed.
1 First, use concealer to neutralize skin undertones on your lids. Try Bobbi Brown ($25 at Macy’s).
2 For a smoky blue base, apply a lighter blue (Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tissé Jazz quadra) across the entire lid using a natural fiber brush like Make Up For Ever 226 Medium Eye Shader Brush ($25 at Sephora). Follow with a darker shade in the crease, brushing it out slightly past the outer corner of the eye with a blending brush like NARS Blending Eye Shadow Brush #42 ($32 at Sephora).
3 Next, line the eyes. Start with E.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeliner in black, then “tightline” the lashes using Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Black Shimmer. Gently pull back your eyelid (not for the squeamish), and line the inside of the upper and lower lash line using Sephora Collection Pro Bent Liner Brush #23 ($17 at Sephora). “Going over the cream eyeliner line with pencil adds intensity,” says Rasheed.
4 Time for the blue bang. Drag Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Fervent Blue from the middle of your upper and lower lash lines all the way to the outer corners. Make sure this line is thicker than the black, so the blue really pops.
5 Curl eyelashes using Japonesque Power Curler, and apply a light coat of Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Blue Night ($32 at Nordstrom).
6 You’ll need a strong brow to balance the bold eye. Comb eyebrows up and out, then use Diorshow Brow Styler in Universal Brown to fill in any sparse places.
To make sure the eyes were the star of the show, Rasheed kept the rest of the makeup light. For a subtle wash of color, she added Stila Convertible Color in Lillium on the model’s cheeks, then dabbed Essence Longlasting Lipstick in Get the Look! on her lips and topped with a coat of L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss in Baby Blossom.
Meet the Artist Rasheed first came to Atlanta from Florida in 2007 to work for Tyler Perry, but when projects began keeping her here almost constantly, she relocated full time in 2010. Since then, she’s done makeup for films such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and TV shows like Rectify and Halt and Catch Fire. “I have tons of opportunity right here in Atlanta,” she says. “I would travel to work with Oprah, but that’s about it!”
This article originally appeared in our Spring/Summer issue of Style Book.
It doesn’t take a mother’s intuition to know diaper bags are the Croc of handbags. But after the birth of her first child, Parsons School of Design grad Sasha Fridy realized she didn’t want to sacrifice fashion for function. Her husband, Wallace, didn’t either; a longtime stylist at Jeffrey Atlanta, he’s a dapper dad himself. Earlier this year, the local pair launched the non-cutesy-sounding 3rd & Hudson, a line of streamlined, fashion-forward diaper bags. The first, the Harmon, is faux leather and features a water-resistant lining and nine pockets for gear like bottles and pacifiers. A separate “mom” pocket was non-negotiable for Fridy, now a mother of two. “I wanted to keep Mom stylishly organized,” she says.
This article originally appeared in our August 2016 issue.
A few years ago, it was ombré. Then last year, it was “granny hair,” an icy-gray hue. The latest salon catchphrases are “floodlights” and “opal”—and what the heck are those? We tapped Shawn Warner, master colorist at Vis-a-Vis the Salon in Buckhead, to get us up to speed on the hottest color trends.
Maintenance level key
A few general guidelines: Color placed at the root must be refreshed more often than color that starts farther down the hair shaft. Unnatural colors—particularly pastels—require lots of upkeep.
★ = low maintenance
★★★★★ = high maintenance
Also called “splashlights.” A technique in which the colorist adds lighter color to the middle of the hair—where light naturally hits—so it looks bright, reflective, and full of shine.
Maintenance level: ★
Soft highlights are toned down at the roots for a more natural look, like a less harsh version of waiting too long between appointments.
Maintenance level: ★★
Highlights are painted on very small pieces of hair around the face and exterior layers.
Maintenance level: ★★
Similar to “bronde” (a blondish brunette), this color incorporates multidimensional warm caramel and golden tones into a darker brunette base.
Maintenance level: ★★★
This technique (pictured) blends blonde hair—the more platinum the better—with pastel tones to mimic an opal’s shimmer. Think mermaid hair.
Maintenance level: ★★★★★
This article originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Style Book.
When art critic Lilly Lampe went searching for lightweight, wrinkle-free linen clothing for a trip to Southeast Asia last summer, she came up empty-handed. A hobbyist sewer, she decided to stitch up a few garments of her own. Compliments from friends in the fashion industry made her realize she’d found a hole in the market, so Lampe and her husband, Alex Robins, created Blluemade, a line of versatile linen garments produced here by fashion incubator Factory Girls. “We’re both very interested in contemporary art, and we [brought] a strong eye for color and design,” she says. Their initial six-piece collection of women’s dresses, separates, and a jumpsuit landed in March (men’s shirts roll out this month), all made with ultra-soft linen sourced from a 150-year-old, family-run company in Belgium. The best part? Fine linen only gets better with wear.
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Marc Jacobs Cucumber Splash
A refreshing kiss of cucumber, lotus leaf, and bamboo, this crisp scent screams summer cocktails. $62 for 100 milliliters, Saks Fifth Avenue, Phipps Plaza
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa
Meet two exotic roses: the Turkish Rose Absolute and the African Dog Rose, a native of South Africa that has never before been used in a perfume. $93 for 50 milliliters, Sephora, Lenox Square
Montblanc Legend Spirit
This one’s for him. Pink peppercorn and grapefruit mix with lavender and oak moss for a deeply intricate fragrance that is spicy, fruity, and rich all at once. $85 for 3.3 ounces, Macy’s, Lenox Square
Lanvin Éclat de Fleurs
Pear, freesia, rose, and jasmine make for a garden party of scents. $105 for 3.3 ounces, Nordstrom, Phipps Plaza
Diptyque Eau des Sens
This complex unisex fragrance has notes of citrus and patchouli. $125 for 100 milliliters, Diptyque, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
Derek Lam 10 Crosby 2am Kiss
Lam bottled the late-night scene on SoHo’s Crosby Street: sultry, with notes of caramel and amber. $95 for 1.7 ounces, Sephora
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling
Inspired by the brand’s classic pleated tennis skirt, this fragrance is both playful and deep, with notes of patchouli and French macaron. $76 for 100 milliliters, Kohl’s, Merchants Walk
Moschino Fresh Couture
No surprise that a fashion house helmed by the fun-loving Jeremy Scott would deliver a fragrance in such unconventional packaging. Inside: mandarin, berries, and peonies. $82 for 100 milliliters, Bloomingdale’s, Lenox Square
On the nose
Is there anything so personal—or evocative—as a smell? Three Atlantans share their favorite scents.
Myrna Reyes Store manager, Nordstrom Phipps Plaza Hermès Calèche
“It’s effortless and classic, and once I apply the lotion and spray on the perfume, I know I’m ready to conquer the world.”
Cassandra Connors Founder/CEO of Bella Bag Silver Mountain Water by Creed
“I love things that have a rich history, and the Creed brand has been around since 1760, when the founder began creating custom fragrances for royalty. Silver Mountain Water speaks to the Swiss Alps and skiing—two of my favorite things.”
Jonah Hooper Atlanta Ballet dancer Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch
“With a hint of citrus and rosewood, which offers a woodsy undertone, this scent evokes memories of winter nights by warm fires.”
This article originally appeared in our Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Style Book.
When Stone Mountain–based buddies Joshua Morgan and Brad Scoggins began making bath and body products in 2012, they got such rave reviews from friends that they went all in. The two combined their interest in nature with Morgan’s background in luxury beauty and Scoggins’s experience in marketing and hospitality, launching Little Barn Apothecary early this year. The result? Handmade, small-batch scrubs, soaks, and balms (even a beard oil) made with herbs and botanicals—many organically grown in their own garden or sourced locally. Already Little Barn is carried at top spas, shops, and hotels across the country.
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