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Take a close look at the fashion on this season of Gossip Girl, and you’re bound to notice the hats worn by the ladies of the Upper East Side. There’s the 1930s gangster-style fedora, called the Evita. Or there’s the sun hat, known as the Wailea, making a cameo in the season finale.

Hot Shop: Jonathan Adler

Atlantans have long been familiar with Jonathan Adler’s signature white pottery, offered by style-forward retailers such as Pieces in Buckhead and Heliotrope in Decatur. Now the New York–based designer has brought his entire “happy chic” line to an eponymous store on Howell Mill Road.

Style Insider: Larika Page

Charleston Fashion Week has a new belle for this year’s ball: Larika Page. The Lithia Springs resident entered the aughts as an accounting analyst at Ryder but exited them as one of Atlanta’s top rising designers.

Hot Shop: Bee

Eco-designer Jillian Pritchard Cooke is part evangelist, part entrepreneur. It’s the evangelist part that recently landed her in an Atlanta delegation (along with Mayor Kasim Reed) that met with HRH The Prince of Wales.

Expert Advice: Shane Meder

Shane Meder understands the challenges of downsizing, because he just did it. “I was done with my big-house living and ready for a new way to live,” the interior designer says.

Made in Atlanta: Inspired Alliance

For anyone decorating on a budget, celebrity designer Suzanne Kasler’s new partnership with Ballard Designs is the most exciting news since Liberty of London teamed up with Target. Of course, Kasler’s graceful, muted style is the polar opposite of Liberty’s vibrant florals.

Reality Roundup: Project Runway

Some made it work. Others didn’t. Catch up with four Project Runway alums with ties to our corner of the South. The eighth season debuted this summer with ninety-minute episodes and Savannah contestant April Johnston.

Style Insider: Tian Justman

Working out of a 1,500-square-foot former cotton gin factory turned into a Westside studio, Tian Justman has cultivated a name for herself in the upscale world of socialites and CEOs as a designer of custom dresses. Come October, she will have her own ready-to-wear line. The Conyers native grew up surrounded by fashion.

Made in Atlanta: Shiner

Light fixtures made from corrugated cardboard, birch sconces made of lumber scraps, a curved desk of black walnut remnants, and a chair with elliptical rockers inspired by a wrecked motorcycle wheel comprise Joe Manus’s modern-cum-rustic furniture collection.

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