Chill Thrills

ava hallman's styling tips!

Sure, it’s cold. But your tot need not look like the Abominable Snowman. We asked trendy 5-year-old Ava Hallman for advice; with the help of her style squad (mom/dad design duo Cindy and Bill Hallman, plus their publicist), she told us how girls can look cool when it’s frosty.

Shine On
Add sparkle with metallic leggings, hats, gloves, or shoes (shimmery lipgloss also does the trick). Also glitzy: Hallman’s own line of skirts, sold in sizes 3T to 5T under the label Ava Florence.

Warm and Fuzzy
Fake fur is in. A faux shearling coat or boots with fuzzy trim is all it takes to ride the trend.

In Step
Hallman loves the Cracker Nut (Nutcracker, for those not fluent in tot-speak) and Hannah Montana, and suggests dance-inspired looks like leg warmers, tutus, and tulle.

One of the Guys
Shop the boys’ section. Grab flannel shirts, rock ’n’ roll tees, and hoodies one size larger than usual and layer them over leggings for a punk-princess look.

Now she’s dressed to chill.

Ava Florence skirts are available at Bill Hallman Studio, 3400 Around Lenox Road, Buckhead (404-814-0030 or billhallman.com).

this week in atlanta!
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
What: Follow a lovable lot to Narnia in this musical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel.
Why: It’s a closet classic.
When: Thru Jan. 31. Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Towne Lake Arts Center, 6576 Commerce Pkwy., Woodstock (678-494-4251).

Gustafer Yellowgold
What: Illustrator/performer Morgan Taylor’s act about a cone-headed creature blends live music and animation.
Why: Strike gold.
When: Sun., noon.
Where: Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur (404-377-4976).

The Mominatrix’s Guide to Sex Party
What: Join Mominatrix author (and Atlantan) Kristen Chase for a book signing with seductive, mom-friendly door prizes.
Why: Mama needs her mojo back.
When: Sat., 4-6 p.m.
Where: Beehive Co-Op, 1831 Peachtree Rd., Buckhead (404-350-3898).

Photo: Bill and Cindy Hallman

Towne Lake Arts Center
6576 Commerce Pkwy
Woodstock, GA 30189
3400 Around Lenox Rd NE
ste 213
Atlanta, GA 30326
Eddie's Attic
515 N McDonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
1831 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309