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My Style: Le Bon Nosh founder Forough Vakili
In 2011, Georgia Tech alum and chemical engineer Forough Vakili could no longer deny her passion for the food industry, so she went to France to attend culinary school. From the beginning, she cared about more than a plate of food.
The Taste Boutique opens at the Interlock
The brick-and-mortar store from interior designer and celebrity stylist Teresa Caldwell and entrepreneur Michael Elliot carries men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, gifts, and more
My Style: Marina Skye, creative director and set designer
Marina Skye describes herself as a “mood magician”—best known for helping design Atlanta’s Trap Music Museum.
Rothy’s opens its first Atlanta shoe store at Westside Provisions District
One of only eight brick-and-mortar stores nationwide, the Atlanta location is Rothy’s first Southeastern location, selling the popular brand's sustainable shoes, handbags, and more.
My Style: Fashion designer Zayden Skipper
Now on the world stage as a Project Runway contestant, he’s set on building a global fashion brand here in Atlanta.
My Style: Madolyn Ropell, Director of Accounts at Ampersand
"You get to wear literal art!" is how Madolyn Ropell describes her love for fashion—admitting that her respect for the creativity, thoughtfulness, and love that go into creating garments sometimes makes her (unapologetically) the most overdressed person in a room.
Check out Melissa A. Mitchell’s kaleidoscopic new collaboration with Foot Locker
"I add the exclamation point to anything I’m part of," says the Atlanta-based artist. "My artwork is impactful, but it’s also inspirational. The [Foot Locker] designs have a lot of movement. If you look at them long enough, you’ll feel like they’re dancing."
My Style: Jerrimiah James owner Jerry Buckner
After years of working for luxury brands, Jerry Buckner learned that the fashion industry is among the top polluters. In 2018, he launched a personal shopping business, Jerrimiah James, which helps clients with both purchases and consignments.
How we dress now: 8 Atlanta fashion experts on how the pandemic changed style and what’s next
Over the past year and a half, our habits and lifestyles have changed—and so has our daily wardrobe. Now, as people return to the office full- or part-time and parties start back, we’ve got questions about the dress code, which may have become more relaxed in the workplace while simultaneously more festive for long-awaited fun.
Wish Atlanta boutique founder to open ANT/DOTE, a cutting-edge fashion shop on the Westside
A self-described “adventurous shopper,” Wish founder Lauren Amos calls ANT/DOTE a store “for fashion fans, by fashion fans.”