While Social Distancing-Support Small Businesses -Recently, my photographer, Deborah Celecia Wagoner said, “Let’s shoot.” I said. “No, it just doesn’t feel right.” But we decided to turn fashion into something positive…Let’s focus on fabulous, women owned, businesses to endorse now! We want to see these ladies thrive! ABBEY GLASS, CRYSTAL LEE BAKER/Bluegrass Belts & MARLA DEAN BROOKS (her new MD MAT is incredible!)
1- Abbey Glass: Based in the heart of the South, Abbey takes inspiration from Southern style & infuses it with modern, sophisticated edge. The Atlanta native began her formal fashion education at Central Saint Martin’s at 18. Abbey moved back to attend Rhode Island School of Design after her foundations year in London. Before graduating from RISD with a degree in Apparel Design, Abbey worked under Marc Jacobs & Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein Collection. She was a finalist in the Supima Design Competition runway show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in September 2012. Abbey & her team work out of an Atlanta-based studio complete with a full service atelier & boutique-style showroom. Shop the Abbey Glass boutique at THE SHOPS in Buckhead Atlanta or online here.2- South of Hampton– 1-stop shop for monogramming & gifts. South of Hampton is located behind Sardis Church in Buckhead-curbside drop off & appointment hours make monogramming safe & convenient. Schedule drop off 678-974-2332 or via email here. What you might not know, is Crystal Lee Baker, founder of South Of Hampton, has just purchased and is focusing so much energy on building BLUEGRASS BELTS:
Inspired by spirited days at the horse track and laid-back afternoons at the farm, Bluegrass Belts accessories are an ode to Kentucky’s classic equestrian lifestyle. Since 2012, Bluegrass Belts has combined skilled craftsmanship & Kentucky tradition to create
premium bridle leather accessories.
Each Bluegrass Belts accessory imbues Kentucky’s equestrian traditions. Classic designs transition from sporting adventures on the polo field, golf course, & shooting range to everyday outings and special occasions. Rich bridle leather hues and elegant engraving options pair well for a piece that stands the test of a well-enjoyed lifestyle.
Bluegrass Belts products I can’t wait to try: