12th & Midtown is pleased to announce the addition of fashion boutique, Raw Denim, to the district this fall. The store will relocate from its current Buckhead location to a 1,861 square-foot space at 77 12th, 12th & Midtown’s newest 23-story mixed use tower consisting of 330 luxury apartment homes atop 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Raw Denim will be situated adjacent to 77 12th’s residential lobby facing 12th Street and join restaurants Taco Diner, Burger-Fi, Fig Jam and Tabla, alsoopening this fall.
“I Am Fashion” was a networking and marketing event on Tuesday, May 7 at Thrive Atlanta hosted by a company called Little Fashion Book (founded by Dominiqui N. Stephens). This event was composed of aspiring and up-and-coming fashion industry professionals, including models, stylists, fashion designers, public relations specialists and brand representatives concentrated in the Atlanta area. This was a night specifically for those that wanted to mix, mingle and market their talents, product offerings, and entrepreneurial visions.
FroMe2u was a featured company of the evening, and stood out because of its unique inspiration. Kyndra Donelson started FroMe2u in 2003 and it has since become a forerunner in custom digital jewelry including earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, as well as button and sticker customization. Donelson’s pop art inspired jewelry grabbed my attention immediately because of the vibrant colors, creative typography, and uniquely shaped silhouettes. Donelson’s work has been featured in a number of publications, worn by a wide range of celebrities that frequently visit or reside in the Atlanta area, and can be purchased in two local brick and mortar retailers, including Cherry Bomb and City of Ink.
“I Am Fashion” was a good opportunity to get in the loop of established and growing talent in the Atlanta area. Those interested in additional fashion industry opportunities can obtain a free listing at Little Fashion Book (www.littlefashionbook.com).
By Stephanie Erin McCarty
More than simply a boutique, or a mini department store, Republic of Couture defines itself as not only a destination for today’s trendsetters but also an excellent source of personalized service for the fashionable and stylish, high-end customer. Unlike its competitors, the limited quantity of six to ten pieces per style allows their valued customers to never feel like just another face in the crowd. This revolutionary idea allows for constant product turnover, so even the most discerning fashionista is certain to find something they’ll love EVERY time they visit. Gaston Garcia, owner and visionary for the company, came to America at the age of nineteen. He began his American dream as a door-to-door security system salesman, and worked his way from sales, to sales manager, to district manager, and finally to director of sales. As a youngster, Gaston worked in a shopping center and knew that one day he wanted to develop a unique fashion store concept. The announcement of his seventh store as well as a modern E-commerce site, is a true reflection of his commitment and dedication to his vision, aspirations and general business acumen.