Beards, Brews & Leather at The Frye Company in Ponce City Market

Beards, Brews and Leather at The Frye Company in Ponce City Market

The Frye Company at Ponce City Market has once again joined forces with the talented stylists at Mary Todd Hairdressing Company. This Saturday, August 6th from 7 to 9 p.m., gentlemen are invited to take advantage of complimentary beard and neck trims from the Mary Todd team on a first-come, first-served basis while enjoying frosty Wild Heaven craft brews and shopping the newest arrivals at Frye.  

The Frye Company’s Atlanta flagship store is located in Ponce City Market at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Visit The Frye Company online at www.TheFryeCompany.com.

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5 Reasons to Love The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

1. Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet. 2. Billy Reid. 3. Theory. 4. COS. 5. NARS. And as a bonus, 6. Kit and Ace. 

Actually, there are dozens of fabulous reasons to love The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, but last week, the listed six win! The evening started with champagne at Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet where we were gifted the most fragrant votive candles ever. After perusing the ss collection and chatting it up with the A+O staff we strolled to Billy Reid. At Billy Reid we had more champagne while shopping their casual chic selections. The next stop was to Theory. Yes, more champagne. We also got to try on clothes and play dress up on IG. COS offered fancy juices, that was a good thing. They are new to The Shops Buckhead and I strongly urge you to check them out. Their clothing is architectural, sculpted and very chic. At NARS, it was all about make-up, naturally. Oh and back to champagne. The evening ended with the grand opening party at Kit and Ace. The technologically stylish brand opened its doors to a massive crowd. They are sure to be a brand fave on the property.

So, what was all this about? The Shops Buckhead Atlanta hosted a blogger & stylist mixer and took us on a curated tour of the property. So. Much. Fun. WE sipped, shopped and did what we do best: social media. 

It's no secret I love The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. After all, they're home to my beloved Doggies on the Catwalk. But aside from that, they carry some of my favorite upscale labels with the friendliest sales people anywhere, they have the best restaurants in the city and the property itself is landscaped to perfection. What's not to love?!

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What's New & Next at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

THE SHOPS BUCKHEAD ATLANTA ANNOUNCES WHAT’S NEW AND NEXT IN 2016

The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is proud to announce the addition of several new ultra-luxe retailers and restaurants in 2016. The success of this walkable city sanctuary continues to draw some of the world’s most desirable brands.

“By adding these unique retailers and restaurants, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will continue to set the bar as the most sophisticated and luxurious shopping destination in the South,” says Mary Kathryn Wells, Director of Marketing for The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. “As we continue into 2016, we anticipate the announcement of more new and notable additions to our world-class space.”

Upcoming openings at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta include:

Denim & Soul NOW OPEN - Denim & Soul designs and fabricates all of their garments and accessories to offer one-of-a-kind luxury goods at direct-to-consumer prices. Denim & Soul is known for beautiful garments, bold accessories, bright colors and brilliant basics. The apparel blends modern American ideals with eternal European styling and French accents. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is home to the first Denim & Soul boutique in Atlanta. www.denimandsoul.com

Tom Ford - Tom Ford will bring his vision of modern luxury to Atlanta. The boutique will carry the complete range of TOM FORD men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, eyewear, fragrance, beauty and fine jewelry. www.tomford.com

Dior – A brand with a long-held reputation for Parisian elegance and quality, this Dior store is the first in the market and will carry men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, perfume, and cosmetics. www.dior.com

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery – This gallery is a wonderland of kitchen, bath, dining, lighting styles and new solutions from top brands, beautifully displayed in a welcoming, hands-on environment.www.ferguson.com

Lindbergh - From Denmark, Lindbergh creates clothing and accessories for today’s informed man who is interested in acquiring a wardrobe that fits with every part of his life. Merchandise is divided into the “black label,” which is their preppy and classic formal collection, the “blue label,” featuring a more rugged and casual collection, and the “white label,” the more formal collection at Lindbergh consisting of shirts, suits, jackets and knits, perfect for any and every occasion. www.lindberghshop.com

American Cut - American Cut pays homage to the original and aspirational New York dining experience, the steakhouse. LDV Hospitality and chef partner Marc Forgione, capture the nostalgic glamour of yesteryear and adapt this ambiance to today’s modern social life through this concept. www.americancutsteakhouse.com

Urbana Spa - Experience a calming oasis that feels worlds away from the stresses of everyday life. Urbana Wellness Spa offers the finest in massage therapy, spa treatments, skin treatments, energy therapies, and yoga sessions.www.urbanawellnessspa.com

NARS Cosmetics- NARS Cosmetics provides women with a full spectrum of classic and fashion colors and innovative products from which they can build their makeup wardrobe and express their individual styles. Wearable, translucent, concentrated color allows women to experiment with a full range of hues, each compressed to reach maximum density creating the rich, intense shades imagined by François NARS. NARSskin offers women a collection of products delivering the benefits of nature, utilizing exclusive technology. www.narscosmetics.com

JOIE - Since its inception in 2001, JOIE has been one of the most sought after contemporary brands catering to the savvy, fashion-minded, modern woman. Understatedly chic, JOIE’s designs are constantly inspired by the Southern California lifestyle and its casual, yet sophisticated way of life. Originally known for its signature cargos, JOIE has emerged as a lifestyle brand, a complete collection of ready-to-wear and accessories.www.joie.com

Kit & Ace – Kit & Ace is an apparel brand founded in 2014 by the former lead designer of Lululemon Athletica Inc., Shannon Wilson, and her stepson, JJ Wilson. The company is best known for producing machine-washable Technical Cashmere clothing and accessories. www.kitandace.com

FlyWheel - Created by Ruth Zukerman, legendary instructor and one of the driving forces behind the indoor cycling phenomenon, Flywheel offers an unmatched competitive outlet, technology, and results.www.flywheelsports.com

Groomed - A specialty, local and luxury Barber shop created to satisfy male client needs ranging from a hot lather shave, beard trims and haircuts.  Their quality and dedication to customer service is what places them above the rest.

COS – COS (sister company to H&M) is a fashion brand for women and men who want modern, functional, considered design.  Offering reinvented classics and wardrobe essentials, they create pieces that are made to last beyond the season. Traditional methods and new techniques merge to form timeless, understated collections.  Since launching in 2007, they have opened stores worldwide in carefully considered locations, applying an architectural design concept that preserves buildings’ original features whilst creating a modern, welcoming space. www.cosstores.com

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Jason Derulo + Daphne Joy Bring the BLING to the People's Choice Awards

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Couple Wears A Million Dollars Worth of Diamonds to The People's Choice Awards

All eyes were on Jason Derulo and model, Daphne Joy, as they made their first public appearance as a couple, at the 42nd People's Choice Awards.

The two polarized the carpet, captivating all with their iced out, designer looks. Derulo in a black, tailored suit and Joy, in a white, floor-length Willfredo Gerardo gown and both were draped in diamonds.

Jason had his jeweler, Gabe Jacobs of Rafaello & Co., fly in from NYC just to bring him his custom bling.

The "Get Ugly" singer, wore a rose yellow gold, Rolex Sky-Dweller covered in diamonds accompanied by a diamond nail bracelet (valued at $350,000), but it was his Shredz model girlfriend that stole the show. Daphne wore five (5) white gold diamond tennis bracelets, a pair of 4 carat diamond studs and three (3) diamond rings (valued at $600,000). How's that for looking like a million bucks?

Rafaello & Co. is the largest private jewelry store in the heart of New York City's, Diamond District. They are known as "the jewelers to the stars" and their clientele includes everyone from Alicia Keys, Kate Upton, Khloe Kardashian, Swizz Beatz, Rihanna and JayZ. They are also the official jewelers to Roc Nation and create custom pendants for all of their athletes and artists. Led by Gabriel Jacobs, Rafaello's team of jewelers consistently raise the bar when it comes to custom design, luxury jewelry and quality diamonds.

(Center photo above) Jason Derulo, Daphne Joy with jeweler Gabe Jacob.

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S NAUGHTY CHRISTMAS PARTY & LAUNCH OF HER FLAGSHIP BEAUTY BOUDOIR IN COVENT GARDEN

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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.

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Get the LOOK: Miranda Lambert's Hot Pink Hair at the CMA's!

Wednesday night, CMA Award Winner Miranda Lambert rocked the red carpet in a gorgeous and sexy, black Versace dress with a funky pop of pink color in her traditionally blonde hair. For her performance, she donned rocker-chic waves. Here’s how to recreate Miranda’s CMA hairstyles, as told by her mane man, PRO Beauty Tools Celebrity Hairstylist Johnny Lavoy

Johnny Lavoy on Miranda’s red carpet look: “I wanted to go with something sleek and sexy, with a pop pink for a little excitement. To get Miranda's red carpet look, I first dipped the tips of her hair in pastel pink hair dye. Next, I applied a volumizer and blew out her hair with the PRO Beauty Tools Professional 1875 W IONIC AC Motor Dryer using a large round brush. To get a sleek polished look, I first created a strong side part. Then, I used the PRO Beauty Tools® 1” Professional Ceramic Shine Digital Straightener to really smooth out her hair. Lastly, I used hairspray to hold the style.”

Johnny Lavoy on Miranda’s performance look: “For Miranda's performance look, I wanted to give her hair a little more movement. I started by using a beach spray for a little texture, then, I scrunched her hair while drying it with the PRO Beauty Tools Professional 1875 W IONIC AC Motor.  I love this dryer because of its quick dryer power, especially backstage when I'm only given a minute for a quick hair change! Then, I used two different sized PRO Beauty Tools Professional Gold Curling Irons to add additional texture. I alternated using the 1” and the 1 ¼” irons, which helped me created the perfect rock and roll, rocker-chic waves. Finally, I used hairspray to hold the look.”

Alright ladies, now you know!

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THE NEW AUGMENTED-REALITY NAIL POLISH TRY-ON APP FROM SALLY HANSEN

ManiMatch™ DELIGHTS USERS WITH NEW INSTANT-SCAN TECHNOLOGY, 3D AUGMENTED REALITY TRY-ON OVER 200 SALLY HANSEN SHADES AND PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS IN REAL TIME

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Building on next-generation augmented reality technology, Sally Hansen the #1-selling nail color and nail care brand in the US is transforming the shopping experience with the new ManiMatch™ mobile app. Users can try on the rainbow of over 200 Sally Hansen nail polish shades in real time, on their nails, before they buy. A simple scan of the user’s hand from any smartphone enables the user to instantly consider and curate her own color choices. There’s no uploading, picture-taking or manual data entry, as the app works in real time. It also generates personalized-for-her-skin-tone color suggestions on demand; using cutting-edge, proprietary technology, the app senses and analyzes the pigments in each user’s hand, then matches its polish-shade suggestions to the ones optimally flattering to her skin.

Choosing the perfect shade is traditionally both the most fun and the most difficult aspect of shopping for nail color; consumers surreptitiously dab color onto a single or several nails to approximate how given shades might look on their hands in relation to skin tones, mood or outfit. ManiMatch™ flips the trial-only-post-purchase shopping experience that has always frustrated nail color shoppers, transforming the process into a moment of discovery, excitement and pleasure. “The app is addictive; everyone who tries it can’t stop herself from checking out more options,” says Jeremy Lowenstein, Sally Hansen Global Marketing Vice President. “The fact that you see exactly how a color will look on your own hands is just pure fun—and incredibly useful. People end up experimenting with shades they’d never normally try.” “The innovative technology uses bespoke skin tone analysis and an algorithm to map the hand.” – says Kristen D’Arcy, Global Digital Vice President. “It tracks the individual nuances of the user’s hands, analyzes skin tone, finds the nail beds, and photo-realistically simulates our nail polish shades, with shine: the finished manicure appears instantly on the user’s hand. ManiMatch™ generates shade suggestions across all Sally Hansen’s product lines, including Miracle Gel, Complete Salon Manicure, Insta-Dri and Xtreme Wear, so users can easily navigate and experience every color they desire.”

The launch of this app coincides with the release of the new Miracle Gel® Top Coat and new fashionable shades. Available for download for free on iOS platforms when it launches September 2015 (and select Android devices later in fall), ManiMatch™ is poised to revolutionize nail color shopping, both in store and ecommerce. Sally Hansen will host a kick-off consumer event in NYC to introduce the app. The first users to share the experience with a friend will have a chance to become the next Sally Hansen hand model for Sally Hansen social media.

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