An Evening of Fine Art | VIP Preview of Mark English hosted by Jeffrey Bruce Baker

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Atlanta, GA— September 2014– As Autumn approaches, the RSVPs flow in as notable brands prepare to display their latest works. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending an evening of fine art at the VIP Preview of Mark English, artist and illustrator held at Jeffrey Bruce Baker in Buckhead. The evening included fine art, champagne, wine, hors d’oeuvre, laughs, and new acquaintances. 

 

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The  highly anticipated Fall Issue of The Atlantan & Modern Luxury’s Men’s Book were both made available to guests. I really enjoyed the art on display and I was asked a question that force me to ponder:

“What type of Art do you like? Art is truly something you live with.”

I replied,

“Abstract. Bold. Colorful. Imaginative… something that evokes the mind.”

 

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Another great evening and fabulous event shared On The Avenue… I’m looking forward to more!

-XO

 

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Fashion On The Ave. | Top 5 Online Boutiques for Fall Looks

September 18, 2014 — Atlanta, GA — By Briea Curington

Fashionistas,

My absolute favorite season of the year is here! And while it is a bummer to have to put away my maxi dresses and short shorts, I am more than excited to dust off my Fall wardrobe. When the leaves start changing, the best way to transition your look is by layering a few select pieces for added versatility. Personally, I’m a huge fan of chunky knit sweaters, leather jackets, and over-the-knee boots. What more could a girl ask for, right?

But what if you are sick and tired of shopping the same ole retailers? Insert online boutiques. Online boutiques tend to have more variety without causing you to break the bank. Win, win!!

Check out my list of the top five online boutiques you must shop this Fall season.

Crave Boutique 

Crave Boutique, a favorite of Angela Simmons and a gang of other celebs, mixes affordability with high-end quality. With a wide product offering, this boutique offers great alternating pieces (you know, when you don’t want to give up your summer options just yet). Transform the shop’s Cali Print Dress into the perfect Fall ensemble with a pair of thigh-high heels and leather jacket for just the right contrast.

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Swank Blue 

Making its debut in Fall 2011, Swank Blue is the brain child of celebrity fashion stylist Olori Swank. Having seen how popular her everyday looks were, she had the vision to create an e-boutique full of selections right from her own closet! Proving that the tomboy chic trend is alive and well for Fall, pair a super fashionable yet edgy leather skirt with a graphic sweatshirt for a girl’s night out!

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Blush Boutique 

Catering to the unique styles of women of all sizes, this South Florida-based boutique has become the go-to shop for finding sophisticated and youthful attire, including a bevy of printed sweaters, fur-accented outerwear, and skinnies. Hang on to the last of those warm days with — get this — denim cutoffs! Layered with a long-sleeve shirt, sweater, and tights, you have the perfect season-appropriate look!

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Compose Me 

Cited as having pieces for “fun in the sun, beach, dinner, party, ballroom, and everything in between,” this online shop is full of flouncy dresses, slouchy pants, and luxe accessories. Because slimming silhouettes are huge for Fall, opt for a slim-fit, two-toned jumpsuit (that pretty much goes with anything) paired with a matching blazer for the ultimate classy chic look!

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2020Ave 

2020Ave is heavy on accessories that will complement any cool-weather ensemble, including dark-colored bucket bags, top-handle clutches, fringe vests, and brimmed fedoras. I am a girl who loves her add-ons, and an outfit just doesn’t seem complete without a few fab items to accessorize with, such as the options below. Get into them!

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I’m already eyeing a few pieces! Which boutiques are you dying to shop? Share below!

Stay Stylish,

Briea Curington

Welcome to Buckhead Atlanta, The Art Of Southern Hospitality

 

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Atlanta, GA– September 18, 2014– You ever notice all of the construction in the heart of Buckhead and wonder if it will ever end? Well, that day has finally arrived!

The Mixed-Use Buckhead Atlanta Shopping district, @ShopBuckheadATL, is the new home to many of our favorite high-end fashion designers and dining experiences including Dior, Canali, Etro and more.

Congrats to the City of Atlanta as Mayor Kasim offers a warm welcome to the new tenants. Follow the brand @ShopBuckheadATL and enjoy! Learn more by visiting Buckhead-ATL.com

So, when are you planning for first day in the city via Buckhead?
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Atlanta’s Own “3D The Boss” Scores Soundtrack to the W Atlanta- Midtown Insider Video

Atlanta Native Group 3D The Boss Partners with W Atlanta-Midtown; Scores Soundtrack to W Insider Video

September 15, 2014– Atlanta, GA – 3D The Boss is celebrating yet another milestone! The W Atlanta – Midtown announced today the first-ever collaboration with an Atlanta Native Pop group to advance the hotel’s marketing platform. The pop trio 3D The Boss scored the soundtrack of the hotel’s W Insider Video, which will be used to increase awareness and continue to bring the guest experience to life.

“Atlanta is a major hub for world-class music and our proximity to music venues ranging from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to The Fox Theatre and Music Midtown made selecting a premier pop group with whom to partner key,” said Beth Thomas, general manager of the W Atlanta – Midtown. “3D The Boss is fresh and compelling.”

About 3D The Boss

3D The Boss is empowered by the YourDay Balance Game. This Pop music phenomenon is comprised of The-O, C Lei, and David E. Beats a.k.a Pink Fly; each a powerhouse in their own solo careers. Based in Atlanta, this empowering, dynamic and refreshing pop trio infuse rhythmic sounds of EDM with irresistibly poetic rap, and the soothing big-ballad voice of Seal, resulting in a high-energy, entertaining performance. 3D The Boss is sure to captivate audiences with their inspirational message of character fitness, love and joy. With their rare, international and upbeat sounds they are sure to enrich your experience of life to the possibility of greatness.

For more information on 3D The Boss, please visit:

www.3dtheboss.com.

About W Atlanta – Midtown:

A franchise property of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world, W Atlanta – Midtown is located in the city’s most vibrant, culture-rich and connected neighborhood.  The hotel is within walking distance of Piedmont Park, Woodruff Arts Center (High Museum, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Alliance Theater), Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Fabulous Fox Theatre, Georgia Tech, and Atlanta’s top restaurants.  Nearby MARTA train stations quickly and easily connect the hotel to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza, America’s Mart, and national stadiums and arenas.  Inside the hotel, Manhattan-based design trendsetters ICrave have created a visual mix that echoes W’s passion for the music industry along with Midtown’s stunning dichotomy of sparkling office towers and expansive greenspace.  The largest W in the world, the property features 466 guest rooms and 33 specialty suites, and over 30,000 square feet of meeting and special event space (for everything from intimate executive board meetings to weddings for 500 to concerts for 2000).  Business doesn’t skip a beat thanks to WIRED, a high tech business center available to guests. Guests may indulge in TRACE Atlanta – a farm-to-hotel dining concept featuring Southern-inspired cuisine, Rande Gerber’s Whiskey Park and Living Room bars, and the celebrated Bliss Spa.   Retreat to WET, outdoor pool deck with private cabanas, or work out in FIT, state-of-the-art gym. W Atlanta – Midtown also offers the W brand’s signature 24-hour Whatever/Whenever® service promise, offering guests whatever they want – from a private couture shopping experience to front-row seats to the hottest show in town – whenever they want it. For more information on W Atlanta – Midtown, please visit:www.watlantamidtown.com.

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NYFW: Spring 2015 Must-Wear Trends

September 10, 2014 — New York City, New York — By Briea Curington

Fashionistas,

As you know, New York Fashion Week is somewhat of a designer’s rite of passage. Not only does it allow retail buyers to decide which collections to stock in their stores, but it also gives the general public (and fashion enthusiasts) a glimpse at next season’s fashion trends. Judging by the recent #NYFW shows, Spring 2015 will see some of our favorite staples revamped in unique ways.

Check below for five trends you can expect to walk straight off the runway and right into your closet!

Crop Tops

Nothing says Spring like shedding a few layers and baring a bit of skin. Fun and flirty selections, like the ones we saw at the Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung runway shows, take the conventional crop top to another level with added embroidery and intricate design. The key to keeping the look polished is showing only an inch or less of skin.

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 90s Sportswear

“Athletic chic” has been on the tip of many designers’ tongues for a while now, but this year, we will delve deeper into retro athletic wear. Designers such as DKNY and Opening Ceremony show us that bomber jackets, sweatpants, baseball caps, and shorts aren’t just for hitting the park or gym.

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Mixed Prints and Florals

So long are the days of pairing a floral skirt with a plain, white button-down. This season, designers are getting ultra creative by mixing bold floral designs, stripes, graphic prints, and polka dots. Take a cue from Tracy Reese and Diane von Furstenberg for inspiration on how to effortlessly rock the trend.

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Soft, Cool Hues

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Spring, I automatically think of pretty, pastel colors. As evidenced by designers BCBGMaxAzria and Nanette Lepore, we will be getting plenty of light blues, pinks, and yellows. But this season will also see a splash of green and orange for a refreshing, warm vibe.

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Understated Lace and Sheer

Lace and sheer accents practically dominated the runway, from pants to dresses to tops. Both elements are a subtle nod to feminine sex appeal and quickly transform your day ensemble to night. Get into the runway selections pieced together by Altuzarra and Tadashi Shoji.

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How would you make these trends your own? Any you want to add? Let me know in the comments!

Stay Stylish,

Briea Curington

Images Source: Style.com