The Kooples Fall 2017 Menswear

The Kooples Fall 2017 Menswear


MADONNA in Gigi Burris Millinery - Cuba

madonna in cuba

Madonna was spotted wearing the "Drake" hat from the Gigi Burris Millinery Resort 2017 collection in Cuba while celebrating her 58th birthday. 

The Gigi Burris “Drake” hat, as seen on Madonna, retails for $450.00 and will become available for purchase at The Webster Miami, Matches Fashion, and in early November 2016. Similar styles are available now at leading retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, By George, Colette, DNA, Neiman Marcus and Tsum.

Gigi Burris Millinery became globally represented in 2013 with top tier multi brand boutiques worldwide. As a sixth generation Floridian, a favorite material is alligator skin, and some of the luxurious skins come from gators captured on family property. She is also known for intricate feather and couture handwork.


One-Stop Hamptons Shopping for Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid & more - Cabana Southampton

Shop like Bey this summer at Cabana Southampton. Literally.

Cabana Southampton has everything you need to get your favorite celebrity's look this summer. From Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, A$AP Rocky, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Hudson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and everyone in between Cabana Southampton, the concept shop located at 53 Jobs Lane, has been curated by owner Julie Heller to bring everything you need to get your celebrity fashion game on point this summer to a one-stop shopping destination.  

Score the jeans loved by Kendall Jenner, Olivia Wilde, and Heidi Klum (AMO Jeans), pick up some KREWE du Optic sunnies that Gigi Hadid seems to never leave home without. Also new this season is celeb-favorite label Anine Bing, the brand behind those lace bralette moments that Kendall Jenner has been stepping out in on the regular and some seriously chic boots we've spotted on Jessica Alba and Gigi Hadid. Don't forget to pick up a Janessa Leone hat to shield you from the summer rays in the style of Beyonce, Chrissy Teigen, Kendall Jenner, or Rosie... or opt for Vanessa Hudgens' summer hat of choice from Lack of Color. For a chilly eve, there's always leather label VEDA, a favorite of Emily Ratajowski, Emma Roberts, and Leandra Medine. Layer it over Jennifer Lawrence's cami of choice from Anine Bing. 


Salon de Thé at the Four Seasons

salon de the alliance francaise

A Four Seasons Afternoon Tea and Hat Fundraiser to support the Alliance Francaise of Atlanta. This year's theme is, "La Louisiane en Fête," where we will celebrate the Francophone state of Louisiana.

Highlights include: 
Silent & Live Auction
Anne Fontaine Fashion Show
Brass Band Feature
Celebration of Louisiana: Cajun-Creole Exploration
Local Boutique Vendors

Reese McCranie
Director of Communications, Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta Airport

Guest Celebrity Judges
E. Vincent Martinez
Founder, Atlanta's Doggies on the Catwalk

Anneliese Reed / Marketing Coordinator The Shops Buckhead Atlanta                                                                                                                                  
Melanie Boltax
Philanthropist & Best Hat Winner 2015

Attire: Spring chic, fashionable - hats encouraged



Goorin Bros. Hat Shop Atlanta

Hats off to Goorin Bros. for coming to Atlanta and opening the most stylish hat shop in town. Located at the newly opened Ponce City Market, Goorin Bros. has the best, badassery selection of well-made, well-crafted hat wear for men and women.

Hats have always been a fashion staple serving both form and function, but its height in popularity lately is almost unparalleled. From the runway to the streets, everyone is sporting some form of headgear. At Goorin Bros. you'll find a hat for every occasion, every taste and desire  - fedoras, bowlers, flatcaps, floppys and more, all in a variety of colors. The overall decor of the store is extremely inviting as is their "Feather Bar." So what's this? There is a section within Goorin Bros. where you can design your own detailing by choosing the feathers, ribbon and decorative elements for your new Goorin Bros. hat. [see slideshow above] It's amazing!

I'll definitely be picking up a couple of handsome Goorin Bros. hats this season!


From Baseball Caps to Bowler Hats

Dress Like A Gent's Brian Hampton

Dress Like A Gent's Brian Hampton

Knowing that the date for my Official Dress Like A Gent Launch Party and 35th Birthday Event was fast approaching, I knew that it was absolutely imperative to not just pull together the right ensemble for the event, but more importantly, the perfect complementing headgear to top it off! I knew I didn't want your run-of-the-mill hat with no voice, but I needed something distinguished, polished and that was all "me".

After browsing images from several custom-hat makers on Instagram, I finally stumbled across the profile of one gentleman I follow by the name of Percy Hicks who was rockin' some very spiffy, yet contemporary classic hats such as the Pork Pie and Top Hat. After further research, I discovered that he had these headpieces custom-made by a genius, experienced milliner out of New York by the name of Ann Morin. Needless to say, I quickly made contact with Ms. Morin virtually and solicited her mastery to create my first idolized, custom-hat, the Bowler. From start to finish, Ms. Morin paced me through the process of bringing the Bowler to life. She inquired about the vision I was shooting for including the color scheme, the type(s) of fabric, embellishments, grosgrain ribbon, my head measurements, etc. 

Being that all of this was so new to me, Ms. Morin very delicately and elaborately provided options, suggestions and even historical facts about the utility of the Bowler hat to help me make an informed decision about how I wanted this hat personalized. Through supplemental research and a previous article I've written for entitled Style Statement: Hats, I've learned that the art of custom-hat making is one that dates way back in history and was especially common during the 20th century. In fact, during this period, hats were a symbol of individual social status and served as a marker for a particular group of people distinguishing them from the rest. Also, hats during that era were pretty much everything but an accessory. They were used as a head covering from the elements or even as protection for horse riders while riding underneath trees such as the Bowler hat. 

Fast forward, hats today are one of the more bolder fashion statements being re-introduced into the world of haute couture. There is the Fedora, Top Hat, Bowler, Trilby, Homburg, Pork Pie, Ascot, Panama, Beret, Beanie and of course, the common Baseball Cap, along with many more. The right hat communicates personal style, self-value, class and individuality. Of course, you could always just purchase one at your local hat store or online, but I personally have a newfound respect for good ole-fashion millinery. Reason being, I know that the feeling of exclusivity as well as the detail and time that is invested by the milliner will forever be a timeless souvenir.

by Brian Hampton / Dress Like a Gent

for fashionado

From Hot to Cold: Colorful Winter Accessories

As the weather gets cooler, closets go darker. In the past, broody hues have been winter appropriate, but lately we’ve seen a surge of bold, bright colors including red, cobalt and metallics.

Lucky for us, with these colors in style, it’s easy to do a closet update that will take your accessories through the seasons with ease.


Photo of Metallic Pump from Target

Shoes are such an


way to take a baby step toward lightening up this winter.

Metallics are a form of neutral in that they go with any outfit, but still bring attention down to your toes.

Pointy toe metallic pumps like the ones offered by Sam and Libby will take you from office lunch to holiday party without a trip back home. Both the heel and flat options offer a stylish punch, so choose whichever style makes you feel more comfortable. Metallics, bolds and neons are all fair game, and you can find tons of affordable womens shoes online that fit the bill.


Photo by JonathanCohen from Flickr

Like shoes, handbags are another easy way to add a pop of color without going over the top. When choosing a colored bag, remember to pick something that will coordinate with other pieces in your wardrobe. If you wear a lot of red, a Kelly green bag probably isn’t the best choice post-holiday season.

However, red coordinates great with many yellows and gem tones like purple.

Taking a mental inventory of your closet before going shopping will help immensely in choosing the right bag.

Nine West offers totes, satchels and wristlets in all colors mentioned above at reasonable prices.


Photo by lanuiop from Flickr

It’s amazing how much a scarf can change a look. Even if you’re wearing a dark, monotone outfit, throw on a scarf and you'll look put together, festive and fun. Don’t be afraid of bright colors and out-there prints. Because a scarf is smaller and less bold than a pair of pants, try to push yourself for a something out of your comfort zone, like an intricately designed aztec print. For special occasions, match up your scarf with your metallic shoes. Pashminas and even ponchos have come back this winter and are a great way to add a pop to your outfit or dress up a pair of leggings while keeping warm.


Photo by from Flickr

Jewelry is another great way to make a statement and can be super affordable. Add color to your wardrobe or refresh an outfit you’ve been wearing all fall with a statement gold bangle or jeweled necklace. Mantra and idiom pieces are especially popular, like this Kate Spade 'find the silver lining' bangle. Another great trend that’s in for winter is large earrings. Colorful and sparkly, a pair can make a plain back dress party ready in a snap. Aldo has a ton of trendy jewelry that is budget-friendly.


Photo by Wickerfurniture from Flickr

Hats are making a big


this winter and are also a great accessory to have on hand for cold temps and not-so-great hair days. Women’s baggy crocheted beanies are everywhere and make running errands and weekend get togethers super stylish.


by guest blogger 

Sandy Holton