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Photo Sep 23, 2 14 57 PM (1) If every dog has his day, then Hank−designer Brooke Atwood's rescue−is enjoying his right now.

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Boho-rocker chic designer to show latest collection at Savannah Fashion Week.

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Join Savannah magazine staffers and stylists on our whirlwind tour of the 5th Annual Savannah Fashion Week, April 28-May 3.

Monday, April 28
Meet us at 11 a.m. at the corner of Broughton and Barnard streets, where we’ll be cheering on Mayor Edna Jackson as she receives the first-ever Savannah Fashion Advocate Award. Next, we’ll cruise by ZIA at noon for an early peek at Zia Sachedina’s latest jewelry label from Spain. We’ll grab salads at Butterhead Greens on our way south to Twelve Oaks for Heather Burge’s Diane von Furstenberg trunk show at BleuBelle.  Like the iconic DVF herself, Heather and her staff always know how to make us look our best. We’ll end the day at Satchel, where the talented Elizabeth Seeger will help us design our own custom leather accessories—from cuffs to koozies. D60_6538 cate steps
Tuesday, April 29
Today is the day to get ready for fun in the sun, thanks to the L*Space swim collection trunk show at James Gunn in Sandfly and Trunk 13’s Beach Bash, complete with resort wear, beach bags and other summer essentials. After an afternoon with the American Girls at Sara Jane Children’s Boutique, we’ll swing by the Mamie Ruth Studio for a trunk show and accessory bar with boho-chic designer Emily Bargeron.  Then we’re off to the Modern Bronze jewelry trunk show at Custard Boutique, where edgy owner Tara Kirkland’s parties are as singular as her store’s selection. [caption id="attachment_12849" align="aligncenter" width="432"]Sarah Jessica Parker, Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld from "Mademoiselle C" Sarah Jessica Parker, Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld from "Mademoiselle C"[/caption]
Wednesday, April 30
In the eye of the sartorial storm, we’ll prop our feet up and watch the feature film Mademoiselle C, a documentary about French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld—one of fashion’s most influential movers. Time Out New York said, “For fashion junkies, Mademoiselle C is like five September issues of Vogue all rolled into one.”  All for just $10 at the door of the Jepson Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. D60_7517 sav april
Thursday, May 1
For the first time ever, Savannah’s independent fashion designers are joining Fashion Week retailers for a runway extravaganza in Forsyth Park at 7 p.m.  Get the highlights in the March/April issue of Savannah magazine, and get your tickets now before they sell out. D60_5673 navy stairs
Friday, May 2
This year, we’ll be able to shop last night’s runway looks at the Savannah Fashion Week Pop-Up Shop, presented by The B Street District from noon to 7 p.m. at the corner of Broughton and Barnard.  A $5 donation at the door will support the Savannah Style Fund, providing scholarships to talented young designers. D60_7501 ivory close
Saturday, May 3
Trunk-show hop with us from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as we visit with two local designers at beloved Midtown boutiques.  Bridal whiz kid Faith Thornburg will display her collection at the whimsical new wedding design mecca, Ivory and Beau, and Kathryn Grotheer Hayes of Mix Julep will share her spring and summer collections at BleuBelle Boutique.  

Slider Credit: Photography by Beau Kester

Article Credit: Photography by Tim Willoughby

Image 1: Mix Julep red shift dress, $198 at BleuBelle Boutique.  Gold herringbone bracelet, $198 at Zia.

Image 2: Cate Lyon batik tunic, black pants and bubble necklace, call for price at Cate Lyon Studio, 238-9410.  Stingray and gold cuff, $149, and cloissone Indian wedding earrings, $49 at Zia.

Image 4: Brooke Atwood leather cage sleeve top, $480 at Brookeatwood.com. Modern earrings, $198 at Zia.  Ethel K. Schwabacher; The Rock, 1961; Telfair Museum of Art; Gift of Christopher C. Schwabacher and Brenda S. Webster, 2007.31.

Image 5: Alice & Olivia navy gown, $495 at BleuBelle Boutique.  Gold chain with raw ruby and black onyx, $149, and hand-knotted tribal ring, $50 at Zia.  Headpiece, Ikeda Feingold.

Image 6: Faith Thornburg "Scarlet" dress, $2,145 at Ivory and Beau.  Wishbone gold earrings with champagne pearl, $65, and clear quartz with beaded gold chain necklace, $149 at Zia.

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A head-banging Savannah couple marries leather and lace to craft a wedding that rocks.  By Erika Jo Brown   |  Photography by Geoff L. Johnson

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Ladylike leather?  Irreverent velvet?  An emerging local designer takes a shot at holiday style—with a twist. Allison Brooks gets the story. Photography by Michelle L. Morris

“I love to make my clothes versatile,”Savannah designer Brooke Atwood tells me, on a break from masterminding this issue’s festive fashion images.  “Price points aren’t cheap, so if you buy a piece, you should be able to wear it several different ways.  It’s all about the styling.” We asked Brooke, whose eponymous collection is new this season, to show us how to take one of her signature pieces from PBR to Champagne.  She chose a burgundy leather T-shirt and paired it with finds from her favorite local boutiques. “If you wear leather, you have some kind of spunk,” Brooke admits, adding that she thinks the Hostess City can definitely handle her boho style.  “Savannah’s not the traditional little Southern town that everyone assumes it is.” To craft her collection, Brooke pulled inspiration from photographs of Southern country icons like Patsy Cline and June Carter.  She also employed the Renaissance-era trapunto technique of quilted embroidery to texturize her rich fabrics. “I love a risqué leather top paired with a sweet skirt that has velvet, trapunto embroidery and flowers,” the designer says.  “I always try to go for that hard-and-soft look.”
COCKTAIL HOUR
Designer Brooke Atwood shows us how to make leather ladylike.  » Brooke Atwood perforated lambskin leather top, $375 at www.brookeatwood.com.  Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, $698, and leather studded clutch, $328 at Marc by Marc Jacobs, 322 W. Broughton St., 234-2800.  Rachel Comey silk socks, $32, and Samma brass cut-out rings, $82 each at Extant Fair, 140 Abercorn St., 233-9001.  Stylist’s own shoes.
AFTER PARTY
Paired with shorts and tights, the same lambskin T-shirt reveals its wilder side.  » Trina Turk houndstooth shorts, $178 at Copper Penny, 22 W. Broughton St., 629-6800. Equipment snakeskin-print silk top, $248, and Kenneth J. Lane gold stud ring, $55 at James Gunn, 115 W. Broughton St., 790-7500.  Bazz de Grant emerald “Stuyvesant Ave” necklace, $250, Elizabeth Thompson horse-head cuff, $440, and disc cuff, $128 at ShopSCAD, 340 Bull St., 525-5180.  Suede boots by LD Tuttle, $585 at Extant Fair.        

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Broughton Street is lined with moviegoers anticipating the Savannah Film Festival’s second night. Jonathan Able enters the scene.

Following an afternoon of films and talkbacks, the enthusiasm of festival-goers had not ebbed.  By 6 p.m., pass and ticket holders lined Broughton Street, extending toward Abercorn Street in one direction and toward Lincoln Street in the other, practically encompassing SCAD’s Trustees Theater in an embrace. It was a double feature.  First up was Robert Zemeckis’s Flight, which follows an alcoholic-turned-hero commercial airline pilot during the aftermath of a tragic crash.  Next was Violet and Daisy, a tale of two teen-aged assassins. Danny Filson, executive director of the film festival, opened the evening by presenting screenwriter John Gatins, who penned Flight, with the Spotlight Award.  Gatins expressed his gratitude with humility and humor, saying “I haven’t won anything since my fifth grade spelling bee…so this is big.”  The audience showed support with a round of applause and laughter. [nggallery id=177] SCAD Co-founder and President Paula Wallace introduced the legendary John Goodman, who received this year’s Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award for his body of work as a versatile character actor in stage, television and film.  The humbled Goodman appeared onstage briefly and offered a few words of acceptance, finishing with an ever-appropriate quote from his character in the Coen brothers’ cult classic, The Big Lebowski, “F*** it, dude; let’s go bowling.”  The crowd was unanimous in agreement. [nggallery id=178] Hobnobbers later mingled and rubbed elbows at The Olde Pink House, sampling passed hors d'oeuvres and an open bar, both of which fueled attendees’ conversations.  Overheard in the crisp October night: guests' opinions of the evening’s films, ranging from “good” to “excellent” to “extremely intense.”  Among the glitterati were Savannah social mainstays Roger Moss, Stratton and Mary Leopold, WJCL’s Jenifer Andrews and the always-fashionable Brooke Atwood. Friendly Pink House wait staff offered appetizing trays of crab-stuffed portabella mushroom caps with a beurre blanc sauce, festive salmon and cream cheese lollipops with black sesame seeds, and pimento cheese with a balsamic tomato vinaigrette bruschetta.  Perched in the reception’s VIP section was Gabourey Sidibe, the star of 2009’s Precious. If this is any indication of the remainder of the film festival, brace yourself, because Sandy isn’t the only storm making waves in Savannah.

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Savannahians strutted their stuff at Fashion's Night Out.  Step inside our tent for an insider's look at the VIP party of the evening.

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Eric Ramirez gets a sneak peek at the collections of the local designers headlining our Fashion's Night Out Bash.

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Sebrell Smith Designer Events and Classic Party Rentals

Present

Savannah magazine and Skirt’s FNO Bash

at the intersection of Jefferson and Broughton streets

Join your favorite magazines—and the world—as we celebrate the biggest night in fashion on Thursday, Sept. 6.

All Night:
Smart Street Style: Get spotted by our photographer and enter to win a Droid smartphone! Skirt! Giveaway:  Vote for the Skirt of the Month—and enter to win it! Fall Fashion Issue:  Get a FREE copy of the new Savannah magazine while supplies last! Door prizes including Bonnie Raitt tickets, Bed Bath & Beyond gift certificate and more!
Enjoy:
6-8 PM:  The Beauty Bar
Get prepped for a night of fashion at our Brow Bar and Lip and Lash Lounge, featuring the Glow Beauty Brigade of Make-Up Artists and Beauty Gurus, with tips to benefit Savannah’s own A Working Woman In Need (AWWIN).
7-8 PM:  The VIP Kickoff*
Leoci’s Trattoria presents our VIP party with Savannah designers April Johnston (Lifetime’s Project Runway) and Brooke Atwood.  Enjoy a tasting of Ivana B Skinny cocktails, sample our Fashion’s Night Out signature cocktail from IvanaBitch vodka and enter to win designer giveaways valued at $200+!
8-10 PM:  The Party Continues*
Maxwell’s celebrates with our VIPs throughout the night.  Ticketholders: have a drink on us—and sip it in one of our signature go cups. *To get a VIP Ticket, spend at least $75 with participating Fashion’s Night Out retailers.  

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Meet the local women behind the vision. Photograph by Marcus KenneyStyled by Rebecca Gardner.

Saltedandstyled.com was born from the imaginations of photo stylist and author Libbie Summers and photographer Chia Chong.  Each week, online, the members of this culinary design collective celebrate the organic beauty of one new food-related item.  They abandon all inhibitions as they twist it, turn it, ponder it, eat it and photograph it to produce seven days of inspired-living content. Since Libbie and Chia believe clever and thoughtful work is nurtured through a collaborative process, they’ve invited some of the most talented women in the industry—all of whom happen to live in the Hostess City—to lend their hands, words and eyes as regular contributors. Art curator and stylist Amy Zurcher is the infectious and magical talent who shares all things bright and slightly bizarre through the artists she highlights.  Humorist Andrea Goto (who moonlights as Savannah magazine’s associate editor) writes about the strange, messy real-life beauty she finds in each culinary muse.  Brenda Anderson serves as the producer and co-host of “Simmer Down,” the site’s irreverent podcast.  Designer and fashion stylist Brooke Atwood shares secrets of her unique boho rocker-chic style through food-inspired fashion picks, designs and tips.  Talent abounds in artist and storyteller Katherine Sandoz as she creates a new piece of thoughtful artwork to celebrate each week’s star subject. Two creators.  Five contributors.  Seven ideas.  One vision.  Now, who’s hungry?
The Making of Savannah, Salted & Styled
Video: Juwan Platt
Music: Earthquake Heart by The Dirtbombs
   

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