Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chic in Atlanta: Ann Mashburn

Also top on my list to visit in Atlanta were visiting the Ann Mashburn and Sid Mashburn stores.  I had heard so much about them that I couldn't wait to check them out for myself.  I can definitely say that they don't disappoint.  The men's store Sid Mashburn opened first in 2007 and it took some prodding by the couple's five daughters to convince their mother to open Ann Mashburn, the ladies store in 2010. Ann Mashburn herself is actually quite qualified in the fashion realm having worked under Polly Mellon at Vogue in New York as well as for Glamour and J.Crew.  She also happened to be around the day I visited and could not have been nicer.  That made the visit even more special. 

Of course, I couldn't leave without buying a little something and what I bought is actually a testament to Ann Mashburn's great design skills.  I loved the Jackson Pollock look of a splatter print shirt but it was a pop over which usually never looks good on me.  (A pop over is a shirt that only buttons half way down like a tunic.) I need pieces that give me a waist but I decided to try it on just in case.  It was perfectly fitted and nipped in at the waist and very flattering.  More importantly, the collar stays put when you pop it up.  The shirt gets an A+ in my book and I have a feeling I'll be calling down to Atlanta to order it in every print! 

1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

Ann Mashburn

The splatter print shirt designed by Ann Mashburn that I bought at the store. 

These new Taffin candles by James de Givenchy smell amazing!

The moodboard was pretty epic!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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