My Style: Emily Sistrunk, photo stylist and creative director of Pixhouse Studios

She's now a go-to stylist for commercial advertising

Emily Sistrunk
Sistrunk is wearing an AllSaints jacket and Ted Baker hat. “I live in hats because they make my life easy and add instant extra style.”

Photograph by Ben Rollins

Emily Sistrunk’s style hasn’t changed in 20 years. It has always been bold, eclectic, and a mix of high and low fashion. The stylist-turned-studio owner got her start working for music producer Dallas Austin, where she met A-list celebs and their creative teams. Fast forward a decade (or two), and Sistrunk is known as a go-to stylist for commercial advertising. To amplify that buzz, she opened her own studio, Pixhouse, six years ago. When she’s not creating campaigns for brands like Marriott and Sprint, she’s hanging with her two kids or dressed to impress at fashion parties all over the city.

Roswell. I love the parks, schools, and downtown area. My studio is in West Midtown, so the commute is rough, but Roswell offers so much that I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Closet fave
AllSaints leather jacket, jeans, concert tee, and boots. Local designer Abbey Glass recently lent me a gown for a black tie event. Afterward, we went dancing at El Bar in our gowns.

Emily Sistrunk

Photograph by Ben Rollins

Favorite on-the-job piece
My sterling silver styling chain was designed by jeweler Judie Raiford, who owns the Raiford Gallery in Roswell. It holds all my pins, clamps, and tools. I’ve worn it on every shoot for the last 10 years. It’s a good luck charm and a gift from my mom.

On nightstand
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Favorite restaurant
Umi. The sushi there is surpassed by none. Afterward, I like to visit Himitsu for the stellar cocktail selection.

Shopping at
Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s

Style icon
Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris fashion editor. Her simple, chic, casual style with a hint of rock ’n’ roll speaks to me on every level.

Meeting spot
I’m loving Howell’s Kitchen & Bar for lunch with friends.

Must-wear makeup
YSL the Shock Mascara in Asphalt Black gives me the lashes that I always wish I had.

Podcast in queue
I’m Over It with Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor always has interesting and insightful female guests who talk about women’s issues in an honest, refreshing way.

Rocking out to
I would have to say Radiohead’s OK Computer or Prince’s Purple Rain. They never get old.

Staying fit
I trail run. Leita Thomson trail in Roswell, Stone Mountain, or Kennesaw Mountain trails are my happy place.

Gin and tonic with basil and cucumber. Or extra lime. I’m a simple girl when it comes to my drinks.

Emily Sistrunk

Photograph by Ben Rollins

Leopard obsession
This pair of Michael Kors booties is “funky enough to make a statement, neutral enough to match almost anything, and, most importantly, comfortable!”

This article appears in our January 2019 issue.