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Jenny Phillipoff Costume Party
Fabric has fascinated designer Jenny Phillipoff since she was a kid. A two-decade "what to wear" dilemma resulted in Costume Party, her lovely, theatrical debut line. Read more
Costume Party by Jenny Phillipoff
Monkey Suit Mondays cracked up the office. Too bad Birthday Suit Friday got you banned from the Corporate Bonding Committee happy hour.
Time for a more interesting getup. Like Costume Party, Jenny Phillipoff’s debut line of tops and dresses.
It’s a collection made for freethinkers like you. The Gris Royale blouse plays with ombre and color blocking. The neck-tied Toile top is made with a silky, chinoiserie-effect fabric (believe it or not, sourced from a chichi interior store). The Viva la Glam tunic has a sweetheart neckline, kangaroo pouch, and pockets to boot.
Who knows? The multiple, Hollywood-glamorous, structured necklines on the Swiss Dot halter could usher you back into HR’s good graces.
Just don’t forget your pants this time.
Available at Drewlewis, 845 Spring Street, Midtown (404-881-5359). To see styles, go to costumepartyatl.com.
David Gore and Seth Kloss Drewlewis Boutique
Drewlewis owners Seth Kloss and David Gore are known for breaking cutting-edge lines in a shop styled with industrial wit and fashion wisdom. Editors, stylists, and fashion addicts can't get enough. Read more
Fallen for someone new, have you? Don’t deny it. You’re blushing. You’re glowing. You’ve blown off our texts and Grey’s Anatomy wino nights.
Well, we’re in love, too. With new boutique Drewlewis.
Owners David Gore and Seth Kloss had us at hello. Gore is a former Abercrombie and Hugo Boss window dresser; Kloss coordinated events for the Hudson Hotel in NYC.
As for Drew, meow. The two-level loft looks like artsy street kids took up residence at a southern estate. Vena Cava, Rag & Bone vests and jackets, Charlotte Ronson, and A.P.C. cling to PVC piping racks and Brocade Home tables.
Band of Outsiders suits mingle with graffiti’d 19th-century portraits and copies of V, Flaunt, and Harper’s Bazaar. The quirky display fixtures (white lacquer tree stumps, a curious albino ram’s head) have neighbors atwitter already.
We’ll do our best to keep it down in there.
Drewlewis, 845 Spring Street, unit c, Midtown (404-881-5359).
Stephanie Macksey, Megan Macksey, Kristin Klein Vacation Gallery
Since opening their boutique in May 2008, sisters Stephanie and Megan Macksey and good pal Kristin Klein have created Atlanta's ultimate one-stop shopping, concert, and art destination, where vintage clothes and jewelry, hand-selected music, and under-the-radar talent rule. Read more
Instant Alterations at Vacation Gallery and Boutique
You tend to judge those who rock vintage straight off the rack. First, they’re usually much thinner than you are. Second, that’s gross.
But really it’s that they didn’t need to consult Vacation Gallery and Boutique’s Stephanie Macksey for in-store alterations.
Macksey (who also drums for Atlas Sound) has just set up a sewing station for tweaking the new shop’s vintage bags, clothes, and accessories.
Emerge from a dressing room with a furrowed brow and — behold! — the Puritanical hemline on an otherwise divine dress is raised. Stretched-out Steve Buscemi tee with graphics too good to pass up? A seam ripper and restitch will cut it down to size.
The best part: Most jobs ring in at five bucks. (Feel free to give more for karma’s sake.)
You know, what sews around comes around.
Available at Vacation Gallery and Boutique, 674a North Highland Avenue, Poncey-Highland (404-875-4413).