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My Style: Elementary school teacher Anna Greene
Art teacher Anna uses her creativity—and her “wardrobe crafting”—to bring joy to her students during challenging times.
11 stylish Atlanta gifts for 2020
We scoured local shops for totes fit for outdoor hangs, plush home goods (including a corkscrew), and a bit of bling to brighten the holidays.
My Style: Shahad AlQaysi, fashion designer and blogger
Born in Iraq and raised in Dubai, style maven Shahad AlQaysi left her career in dentistry to launch her own fashion label, the Shaha, in Atlanta in 2017.
My Style: Chris Classic, recording artist and entrepreneur
New York transplant Chris Classic is something of a creative renaissance man. His claims to fame include an American Music Award and a viral internet moment in which he transformed an H&M lookbook image of a young Black child wearing a controversial hoodie to an image of him as a king. Now, Classic has a new fragrance line, Savoir Faire.
My Style: fashion influencer Chastity Garner Valentine
In 2008, when blogs were first blowing up, Chastity Garner Valentine launched GarnerStyle to share tips and advice with the plus-size community. Today, she boasts more than 300,000 followers on Instagram alone.
My Style: Deklah Polansky, creative director at studio’farrell
After an idyllic childhood in a tiny kibbutz community of 300 in Upper Galilee, Deklah Polansky made her way to MTV in Manhattan. Now, the creative director and partner in Atlanta-based studio’farrell calls Midtown home.
This free-spirited Athens label makes clothing meant to be lived in
Since founding her brand State the Label in 2010, designer Adrienne Antonson has created free-spirited handmade clothing that is meant to be well-lived in.
My Style: Sheyda Mehrara, artist and Ponce City Market marketing manager
By day, Sheyda Mehrara works for Ponce City Market. By night, she’s building her name as a painter in the Atlanta gallery scene.
Three of our favorite local sustainable fashion brands
Consumers are becoming more aware of how their clothes are produced, sourced, and manufactured and are demanding that brands be more transparent. Here are three Atlanta brands that are giving back to their communities and creating clothing and accessories in an ethical way.
The incredible shrinking handbag: These trendy micro-purses are so tiny, they’re more like jewelry
Does form always need to follow function? This season, apparently not. Handbags of the moment are smaller than the most petite clutch or crossbody phone case.