Cultivate - From Ideas to Action with Ragtrade Atlanta

Join the June Ragtrade Atlanta conversation, "When Style Meets Business" this Tuesday evening at Bloomingdales Lenox Square Mall. Learn about what it takes to work in the business of wardrobe. Doors open at 6 PM. 

Fashionado's E. Vincent Martinez moderates the discussion with this fabulous panel:

- Holly Katz Style
Wardrobe & Personal Stylist

- Emily Sistrunk
Photo Stylist & Founder of Pixhouse Studios

- Jaclyn Banner-Akeju
Costume Designer

RSVP HERE.

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Best of 2015

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2015 was a fabulously busy year for fashionado. From travel to Cuba to designer runways to epic music festivals, we were in the thick of it and loving it. I went through more than 300 posts to select my top ten. It wasn't easy! After the slideshow below, there are ten links to my 2015 faves. Thank you to all for the loving support. Happy New Year! xo

We moved on up to Buckhead, The Shops Buckhead to be exact! This was a major year for Doggies on the Catwalk: new upscale venue, amazing designers and a huge audience. Our collective efforts raised more than $37,000 for the Atlanta Pet Rescue. DOGGIES ON THE CATWALK

While Cuba continues to be in the news, on a more personal level, I've travelled to Cuba twice now to visit with my elderly father. We spent 43 years apart. CUBA

This was a big year for Jeffrey Kalinsky. As a celebration of twenty-five years at Phipps Plaza, Jeffrey Fashion Cares held their annual bash and runway show at Phipps. The fashion was behind amazing! JEFFREY FASHION CARES

The third annual TomorrowWorld got to a rainy start and only got worse, but hey, we made the best of it. When we couldn't get to the festival grounds on Sunday, we met up with Armin van Buuren in his hotel suite for an interview. Not too shabby! ARMIN VAN BUUREN AT TOMORROWWORLD

This is one of the best fashion films I have seen. Beautifully shot and a good story told. Inspiring and moving.  DIOR AND I / RAF SIMONS

In big fashion news, we saw the "return" of Galliano. JOHN GALLIANO FOR MAISON MARGIELA

One of my most popular features... designer Libby Langdon shared last minute decorating ideas for the home. LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY

New York, LA, Miami... Erik Rosete's Mister Triple X is a fashion powerhouse that is making its mark on the industry with stellar runway shows. I hope to catch up with them in 2016 at NYFW. MISTER TRIPLE X

The first ever fashion exhibit at the High Museum of Art. I had the privilege of interviewing the curator of this groundbreaking show. The show is stunning. IRIS VAN HERPEN AT THE HIGH

The way men should dress. See for yourself. THE BEST OF PITTI UOMO

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Coming Soon to a Blog near you...

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I've been wanting these for a long time!

The fashionado tee-shirt I am wearing is a prototype but very soon they will be available to everyone.

I'm happy, as in HAPPY, to announce that fashionado is going through some growing pains. And with growth comes changes or as I like to call it, evolvement. Some of the changes you may not even notice while others may impress you - and hopefully engage you too! 

So stick with me. Good things are coming! OH and Happy Tuesday!!

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Atlanta welcomes Kendra Scott Jewelry

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Photo courtesy of Dylan York 

She entered the space and it was love at first sight. For real! Kendra Scott had me under a spell. She is a perfect balance of beauty, brains and confidence - a lovely spirit inside and out! Kendra shared her inspiring success story with me just minutes before the grand opening of her first location in Georgia. 

Kendra Scott is located in Buckhead at the

Shops Around Lenox

The store is beautiful, bright and sparkly, pretty much like her. 

She's slated to open a second Georgia location this Fall in Alpharetta.

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We spoke of many things, including her dedication to philanthropy. Closer to home, Kendra Scott will be providing all the amazing jewelry for my upcoming

Doggies on the Catwalk!

I'm thrilled!!

Welcome to Atlanta Kendra Scott!

 We're so happy you're here.

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Daily Outfit Inspiration by Demi Styles

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T.G.I.F.!

This is the

ideal

outfit after a

long

week at work or school!

Comfy

enough to wear errands, but

amazingly cute

enough to wear during a day out enjoying the

weather. Espadrilles have made a

come-back

and so have

funky animal prints.

Experiment with prints like giraffe or cheetah to add sass to the perfect spring get-up! Check out where you can get this entire look, here:

Top:

Cooper & Ella

Shorts:

Michael Kors

Espadrilles:

Tabitha Simmons

Purse:

Free People

Sunglasses:

With Love from CA

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VIKTOR LUNA F/W 2014

"Viktor Luna is pleased to introduce his F/W 2014 collection entitled

Pangaea

. The collection 

was inspired by the idea of hunters and exotic animals in a civilization before the world split. 

Viktor is always looking to do something different while expressing his personality through his 

work."

Viktor Luna

continues to grow, explore and evolve as a designer as evidenced by his latest collection.

Pangaea

, which was a supercontinent 300 million years ago, reveals an edgier, more experimental and daring side of Viktor. While there are hints of glamour, which he loves and handles so well through subtle detailing,

Pangaea

is a definite departure of what we've seen from the designer in the past. This is an exciting collection of very directed ideas, intellect and a specified thought process. Punk elements are characterized and romanced through his use of textiles, ancient culture and an elegant, yes elegant, approach to tribal. I find this collection so refreshing, so appealing - a very modern and complex way to reinterpret the past.

Throughout the creation of the collection, the punk rock band Crass was playing in the 

background. Their lyrics and music served as the voice of this collection, hoping to inspire 

today’s women in the current chaotic climate, all while moving forward. Viktor wanted to create 

an entire world with his clothing: the world that existed before the chaos of modern civilization.

This season, Viktor is revisiting his passion of leather jackets and creating one of a kind looks. 

Using intricate details and soft artisanal elements, Viktor looks to show off his mastery in leather 

throughout the collection.

Viktor Luna created an idea of what femininity would look like in this barbaric and exotic world. Using 

faux fur and leather, he created the animalistic qualities seen in the collection. Combing these 

elements with the unique silhouettes help tell the story of an animal and hunter becoming one 

harmoniously. 

In this land before time collection, Viktor engages the imagination and creates wearable clothing 

for the modern woman.

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Daily Outfit Inspiration by Demi Styles

Bloom

into the season without compromising

comfort

! Even though this

crazy

spring weather has sent us for a

loop

, it's not impossible to still be

warm

and

whimsical

for spring! Pairing sweaters with

floral

prints are a must for early spring! Wearing a

cropped

sweater makes your outfit appropriate for the

season

Check out where you can get this

entire

look:

Sweater:

The Row

Pants:

Helmut Lang

Shoes:

Miista

Necklace:

Marc Jacobs

Purse:

Marlowe

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