DIOR Grand Opening at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

Dior put the "grand" in opening last night as more than 200 guests celebrated Atlanta's first free-standing Dior location at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Guests were greeted with champagne upon entering the glamorous five-thousand square foot showroom - Moet of course.

Dior curated an exclusive guest list which meant I got to meet new people and make fabulous new friends. This was one of the best, most chic boutique openings I've attended. Dior seamlessly balanced a perfect evening of shopping and celebration. A DJ kept things moving and Moet kept flowing while guests discreetly stacked up shoes, bags and accessories in private VIP rooms. They were whisked away for fittings and then retuned to the party. Very classy, but I would expect no less from Dior.


Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2016 Patron Party Hosted by SPANX

On Thursday, June 23rd, Atlanta’s most fashionable gathered to toast to the 24th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares, Atlanta’s most philanthropic fashionable fête set for this August, during a private Patron Party on the ultra exclusive rooftop at SPANX headquarters in Buckhead. Guests sipped on a speciality hibiscus lemonade signature cocktail, sparking rosé and more as they noshed on petite turkey sliders, chilled vichyssoise, steak frites, and macaroons from Dennis Dean - A Catering Company.  

Benefiting Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), the annual event is heading back to Phipps Plaza on Monday, August 29th for unforgettable evening featuring a pre-show cocktail reception, silent and live auction, and stunning runway show. Founded by arbiter of style and acclaimed retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country.  For more information, visit www.jeffreyfashioncares.com


The Shops Buckhead Atlanta Announces Peachtree Road Race Viewing Party

Follow the stride of Atlanta runners to Shack Shack and Corso Coffee this Fourth of July for the ultimate Peachtree Road Race viewing experience. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will be taking over the block from American Cut to Corso Coffee, while hosting a viewing party in celebration of the race. Entertainment and activities will be taking place for neighbors and fans to gather and support this year’s runners. Take advantage of front row access to the course while sipping on an ice cold "Shack Shandy" made with ShackMeister Ale and lemonade, raspberry limeade or Shack-made lemonade. Enjoy complimentary tastes of handspun frozen custard, as well as delicious sips and bites at Shake Shack. Patrons may also enjoy face painting, cheer sign decorating, stilt-walkers, corn hole and Shack swag giveaways while DJ Raetone of Yacht Rock spins tunes all morning. Inside, Shake Shack will also serve its signature ShackBurgers, flat-top dogs, crinkle fries and shakes beginning at 7 a.m. Further down the block, LDV Atlanta (American Cut, Corso Coffee, Dolce Italian and Regent Cocktail Club) will have additional viewing space in front of Corso Coffee. From freshly brewed iced coffee for sale and complimentary peach lemonade, Corso Coffee will be offering something for everyone. Don’t forget to also try complimentary “everything biscuits” as well, courtesy of the forthcoming American Cut.

With live entertainment, food and drink specials, there is something for the whole family to enjoy! To top it all off, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is offering complimentary three-hour self-parking.


Art Basel Week Recap & Photos: Art Hearts Fashion Opening Gala Spectrum

On Wednesday December 2nd, bi-coastal fashion platform "Art Hearts Fashion" brought its talent and glamour to the Art Loves Fashion opening night gala of Art Basel Week Miami at Spectrum Art Fair. The fashion show, produced by Erik Rosete, featured designers House of LiJon, Diana Couture, and Mister Triple X. The event presented by Planet Fashion TV and LaCroix sparkling water proved to be a wonderful kick off to Art Week Miami.

The night featured an incredible partnership with Spectrum Art Fair, which was home to 150 international art galleries. During the night, models delighted the crowd in designer fashions from renowned international designers. Opening the showcase was House of LiJon Sculpted Couture. Designer Lia Mira hand crafted each unique piece of wearable art. Diana Couture followed with an elaborate presentation of beutiful gowns featuring exquisite craftsmanship. The finale designer was none other than Mister Triple X, the sexy streetwear brand by Erik Rosete. The brand's unique and sexy aesthethic is always a crowd pleaser and a wonderful way to close out the night. Sony recording artist Cris Cab joined the stage for a final musical performance as he serenaded the girls of Mister Triple X. 

Despite record rainfall and a steamy warm Miami night, over 500 guests came out to the gala to celebrate the art of fashion and to support the Glory House charity in the fight against human trafficking. LaCroix Sparkling water was the welcome refreshment of choice by all the chic attendees. Other sponsors and supporters included designs by Tui, gourmet catering by Coya, Lulu's ice-cream, Burberry, Whispering Angel Rose, 50 Pounds Gin Vodka, and Ron Viejo Rum.  Beauty was provided by The Organic Face, and hair was provided by Duchess and Duque Salon. Photo Credit: Sean Paul Franget  



Charlotte Tilbury & Kate Moss

Charlotte Tilbury & Kate Moss

Charlotte Tilbury, the world’s #1 make-up artist throws the party of the year to celebrate the next phase of her beauty revolution – her first, one-of-a-kind flagship beauty boudoir on James Street in Covent Garden, London.

Charlotte celebrated with a host of famous friends, including Kate Moss, Amal Clooney, Salma Hayek, Naomi Campbell, Kate Bosworth, Samantha Cameron, David Gandy,  and Dominic West. Guests enjoyed Casamigos Tequila ‘Casa Daybreak’ cocktail, Belvedere Vodka cocktails ‘Raspberry Rascal’ and ‘Skinny Bitch’, Champagne Jacquart and Gingeralla Ginger Ale. British classic pub food was served including Mini Cumberland Sausages, Quail Scotch Eggs, Mini Cottage Pies and Apple Crumble Tartlets. 

Tilbury called upon friend and long-time collaborator Chris Levine to create a psychedelic light installation which was projected onto the store and party building. Levine’s work considers light not just as a core aspect of art, but of human experience more widely and a spiritual and philosophical edge permeate his work.

The after party took place at The Nag’s Head Pub where the Christmas spirit was in full flow with a Mistletoe Wall, burlesque Tequila girls offering Casamigos Casa Daybreak cocktails and a Kiss-n-Tell All Wall where guests could write messages in lipstick and leave lip prints.

Charlotte’s team of expert makeup artists ‘Team Tilbury’ were stationed in the bathrooms providing makeup touch ups for guests. And DJs Ben Bridgewater, Dan Lywood, Hugo Heathcote and Antz provided tunes that kept the dance floor filled all night.

Guests left the party with a goody bag filled with Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Bathing Beauty Bag & Filmstar on the Go in two shades.


MAVI Winter 15 at Bill Hallman

mavi bill hallman atlanta fashionado

Mavi and Bill Hallman are hosting an event at the Bill Hallman store on 299 N Highland Avenue. Enjoy cocktails, DJ, live models AND be among the first to preview the Mavi Winter 15 Collection. Founded in Istanbul in 1991 by the Akarlilar family, Mavi designs a full collection of denim and sportswear for men and women. Bill Hallman parties are always fun, stylish and well-attended so I am certain that the Mavi event will be amazing. RSVP: mavi@agentrypr.com


Event Recap: The Frye Company Atlanta Grand Opening with Vogue Magazine

The Frye Company Atlanta Opening -  Photos: Tomas Espinoza

The Frye Company Atlanta Opening - Photos: Tomas Espinoza

Last Thursday, more than 200 Atlantans descended upon Ponce City Market to celebrate the grand opening of The Frye Company's Atlanta flagship store during a private event hosted by actress Ashley Greene and Vogue Magazine

As guests perused Frye's Fall Collection for men and women, they were treated to a mix of savory and sweet southern bites created by Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Catering Co. including homemade mac n’ cheese tartlets, mini “Memphis” pulled pork BBQ sandwiches and red velvet baby cakes with cream cheese icing, brandy pecan cups, and key lime tartlets. Guests also sipped on signature libations from Copper Fox Distillery and enjoyed local craft brews from Wild Heaven Craft Brewery while DJ Pat O’Brien curated the soundtrack of the evening. 

Ashley Greene and I chatted for a while. I went up to say hello to her with my friend Anna. We couldn't resist letting Ashley know that she is our favorite vampire in the Twilight Saga Series.  Photo: Paras Griffin/The Photoman Life

Ashley Greene and I chatted for a while. I went up to say hello to her with my friend Anna. We couldn't resist letting Ashley know that she is our favorite vampire in the Twilight Saga Series. Photo: Paras Griffin/The Photoman Life

Ashley Greene, sporting Diana Cut Stud Frye booties and a grey Frye Heidi Fringe Crossbody clutch, mixed and mingled with guests, helped them shop and snapped photos throughout the evening. And I wore: Blazer - Banana Republic; shirt - Hugo Boss; jeans - Helmut Lang; pocket square - Etro AND boots, of course - FRYE!