My throwback to the 80's... blue faux suede coat dress- in luuuuuurve! I was in love as soon as I saw this at a thrift store on Mableton Pkwy. I bought a bunch of stuff this summer that I knew damn well I could not even contemplate wearing in the south until now, but well worth the wait. Deciding whether to alter or not. I am kind of thinking that the boxy shape would look even more boxy if I shorten it and would not look half as cool if I take the shoulder pads out, so for now... I am touching nothing. I like adding the leather belt that I can tie as it tends to "un-box' the dress a little and give some feminine draping. High heels are a MUST. Yes I know the belt is dark brown and the shoes are black.. cut me some slack - what's a girl to do when the belt is so dark brown that all of your brown shoes are lighter than the belt and the black shoes are slightly darker? I went for the black as usual ha ha ha .
2 months later and (after thrifting mine) this beauty below was in the J Crew catalog... course my find was all of $4 - can't beat that!
Almost weekend.. almost October - my favorite month! xoxo (varying photo sizes.... click each one for a close up!)


I Wanna...

Look like this! Perfect hair and makeup... well on my way to a platinum lob and orangey /coppery makeup tones.
 Buy a coat like this! Camel + Black = perfection (add the red clogs in there too!)
Get a "freak em" dress like this! Balmain dress with leapord, shoulders and fringe? Count me in :)
All pics from: Nasty Gal


Peacock Obsession

Peacocks have long symbolized openness and acceptance. A beautiful and rare albino peacock below:Katy Perry on stage - check out those LED's!
An outrageous gown designed by a SCAD student:
and outrageous rain boots from DAV rainwear:
Wearable dress from Free People:
Wearable shoes from Pierre Hardy:
I have always had a little obsession with Peacocks and their beautiful colors. I have hair feathers, earrings with feathers and even feathers in my home decor. Now I can buy some items for me to wear! lol xoxo


I'm Going In...

Admittedly, I was a little excited to wear my thrifted tweed skirt with leather trim, so much so that a little trip to the alterations was put off ... and it shows. Ugh! ha ha. The skirt is a little big and I thought that by shoving a t-shirt and sweater in it, that it might not show as bad. Well the good news is that my skirt did not fall down all day but the bad news is I look "wider than all outside" in the middle. Bad Deanna. I know. Next time alterations first! I will have to post this skirt again once it is 'fixed' and show you all the difference :) Wore with a Kenneth Cole T, vintage sweater, Calvin Klein shoes and Target socks.
For those of you who have asked - YES I cut my hair and keep getting blonder. Thank you Aura for always getting my different thoughts OUT of my head and ON to my head! lol
Cut: The Lob (industry speak for a long, overgrown bob)
Color: Blond Icing (love that name!)

Enjoy your week... xoxoxoxo


Designer Spotlight: Haider Ackermann

These are a few items I would love to own from the Haider Ackermann 2010-11 FW line. The cuts and draping on the leather pieces ranging from tanks and vests to jackets is amazing. I love the wool 3/4 length skirt which is longer in the back and looks great over the leather leggings shown above.  I think the skirt might show its cut a little better with tights or nude fishnets though. Luxurious with a bit of a street edge. He is Columbian born, French parents, lived overseas and went to school in Belgium. He had his first collection shown in 2001 in Paris and has not looked back!


Sartorialist Exhibit

I was so excited to hear about this event. I ‘talked’ to some other local bloggers about going / meeting up… and off we went…. with about oh maybe 300 other fans, artists, etc. While I did not meet Scott Schuman himself, (can you say back room swarmed with eager autograph seekers!?) the night was still a success (read: so much fun)! What I did get to do was talk to, observe and mingle with an Atlanta crowd that I have been searching myself to find. These are the laid back/calm/beautiful/creative/culturally explosive/ intelligent ones that make for such an interesting conversation and evening. The exhibit itself was of course breathtaking, to see the photos up close and personal. The best was ‘stalking’ Garance Dore. Well not stalk, but went to the 2nd floor of the Hagedorn Gallery to stare inconspicuously at her from the corner of my eye, taking in the fabulous shoes and skirt she was wearing. She is beautiful, gracious, elegant and even more importantly when you read her blog, she feels like a friend you have known for ages. I get tongue-tied and impatient (and I think the inside of the Gallery possibly surpassed 100 degrees) so with all the people hanging around waiting to meet her, I took 3 snaps and was out. Outside was gorgeous with all of the different styles of the guests and other local art galleries winding thru an alley way of walkways and greenery. I hope they enjoyed their time in our city and of course we welcome them back with open arms anytime. In the meantime – why don’t all of us local bloggers get our own event organized – who’s in?!

Wearing Jimmy Choo shoes, ASOS pants, Target top, Andrew Marc bag.


Breaking Into Fall..

This is our idea of breaking into Fall in Atlanta! We wear summer cut clothes, (read: short skirts and sleeveless!) but we change the color palette. I started with a tribal inspired skirt from Target (with pockets) in the most beautiful shades of red, orange, purple etc. and paired with a burnt orange top from The Limited. I think my Mom gave me this top. The shoes are Stuart Weitzman. Borrowed sunnies. I did wear a beige blazer as well for the office, but I am sure you will get a load of that in posts to come once it cools off a little.

Photos are by the talented Sara F. (contact me for photography inquiries); we just adored the graphics wrap on this building for our shoot! Click on each pic for a closer look. xoxoxo

The Sartorialist and Garance Dore in ATL!!

Are you kidding me? I love these 2! I can not wait to meet them in person and see what they have to say about our fine city... Welcome to the South ya'll! Details:

Date: Friday, September 17
Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM





http://www.hfgallery.org/exhibitions.html ; http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.garancedore.fr/en/



Walking into THE shopping center of Atlanta: Phipps Plaza
Performers at Jeffrey (Atlanta) - amaaaazing
While the clothes were gorgeous, it is still difficult to shop for leather and sweaters when it is 90 outside, however, every Atlantan can start with some fall shoes/ boots.....
Then on to Versace - love the 'model' laughing - and the bright neon lights!
Verace shoes - epitome!
Men had a little fun too at Mezlan...
Don't you wish you had a closet like this?? (Nordstroms boot rack - I see the ones I want!)
And of course we stopped at Tiffany's .... where they had a dj, snacks and champagne..
I thoroughly enjoyed Atlanta's First Fashion Night Out!! Well done Atlanta! I wore vintage skinny jeans and ruffled black tank and my new Jeffrey Campbell Meekers... I am in love with them xoxox


Old is new again..

yep that's right - I can not tell you one friggin thing I am wearing.. well one - Tommy Hilfiger gifted shoes and that is only because they were given to me last year. (thanks Em!) They are bomb ~ as in comfy and cute as hell! Seriously, I think the vest and shirt might be from when I was 16 - still love the striped denim vest and the shirt has fishnet at the top seperating the normal cotton from it with a zipper - an all time fave. Proving you can keep recycling clothing if you can just take the time to re-imagine it. Mix and match - invite a friend over to see something new and different within your closet, have a swap party and just keep trying to make it fresh. There is not one right answer when it comes to fashion - hell I flubbed the other day... but you won't see it here and no one will be any the wiser hee hee hee hee hee :) Although at the time I have to admit I felt like a Free People model :) Can't wait for tomoz!