Monthly Archives: April 2011

Southern Style in the Classic City

The first night of Athens Fashion Week was a huge success! I took almost 200 photos during the course of the evening, and I would have taken more but I was also simultaneously live tweeting from the runway for @AthFashionWeek. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the shows, each of which was absolutely amazing. We were so fortunate to have such talented designers!

LK Fashion Show, 4 p.m.

Emma Graham Fashion Show, 5 p.m.

Men’s Fashion Show, 6:30 p.m.

Judith March Show, 8 p.m.

Victoria’s Secret Swimsuit Show, 9 p.m.

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Athens is FASHION!

The first annual Athens Fashion Week is TOMORROW, and I could not be more excited, glamazons!

From April 20 – 22, the Classic City will be transformed into a fashion hub, bringing a little bit of New York City to this southern town. Combining the charm of Athens with the high style of top designers, this is the must-attend fashion event of the year.

As a public relations intern for the event, Athens Fashion Week is near and dear to my heart. It is the product of countless people’s devoted efforts and the culmination of many long hours. It is surreal to think that the main event is but one day away.

Here is a list of the week’s events. Click here for additional information, including how to purchase tickets online.

  • Southern Style in the Classic City, April 20
  • Cocktails & Couture for a Cause – Hosted by Kim Zolciak of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, April 21
  • Bling Out Breast Cancer, April 22

Visit Athens Fashion Week online and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@athfashionweek) to get the latest updates about the event. I hope to see you there, glamazons, but if you can’t make it, I will be posting updates throughout the week!

Closet Cleaning

Photo by djpoblete09.

I have an extremely Type A personality, so it should come as no surprise that I am almost obsessive when it comes to organization. Though I always keep things tidy year round, I still love a good spring-cleaning. To help you get started with yours, here are some tips for tackling the most important room in the house: your closet.

Get rid of what you don’t wear. If it hasn’t been pulled off the hanger in six months, then don’t leave it in your closet wasting valuable space any longer. If the article of clothing is extremely worn (holes, stains, etc.), go ahead and toss it. If it’s gently used, be sure to donate it. Many charities do front door pickups, or you can always bring your discarded clothes to the nearest Goodwill.

Organize your hangers. It is such a simple task, but it will really make all the difference; being consistent with your hangers is both visually pleasing and functional. Some quick suggestions to keep in mind: don’t use wire hangers, don’t double up with more than one item per hanger and don’t use hangers with rotating hooks. If you want more, read this article from casasugar.com.

Coordinate your clothing. When friends first see my closet, they are often shocked at how meticulously coordinated everything is. (If you’re reading between the lines, they think I’m crazy!) For me, I love it because I never have to waste time searching for my favorite lightweight, pink-striped shirt because I can eyeball my clothes and know exactly where it is. I recommend coordinating your clothing first by season – bulky sweaters in the back and lightweight tanks in the front. Next, color-code your items within each seasonal group; I’ve found that using the colors of the rainbow is effective.

Maximize your closet space. Not all of us have the luxury of a fabulous walk-in-closet (I’m looking at you Carrie Bradshaw, courtesy of Mr. Big), but that doesn’t mean you can’t make every effort to maximize the space that you do have. These 8 tips from Marie Claire will have you effectively managing that overflowing closet in no time.

Consult the experts. If you are still left feeling hopelessly overwhelmed at the thought of tackling your messy closet, have someone else help you. Find a personal organizer in your area to assist you or seek out an expert at your local bookstore. I suggest picking up Shop Your Closet: The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet with Style by Melanie Charlton Fascitelli. Purchase here.

Pin It On Me

Layering statement accessories is a quick and exciting way to update any item in your wardrobe and add a dramatic flair to your style. While I love necklaces, earrings and bracelets, there are more creative options that are oftentimes overlooked and equally as stunning. Recently, I’ve been incorporating ornate hair pins and beautiful brooches as finishing touches to my ensembles. I’m absolutely thrilled with my  small (but growing) collection of brooches, most of which have been generously given to me by family members.

Rather than going with the simplicity of wearing just one, I decided to layer them on a neutral vest of mine thrown over a simple black dress that is one of the most versatile items that I own; it easily lends itself well to being worn both day and night.  With my hair pulled back and these sparklers in full view, I achieved the exact glamorous touch that I was hoping for.