Katie Hobbs, is the co-owner of ShopLN.com, a leading online purveyor of chic and fabulous fashion goodness. When Katie’s not spending her time culling the best of the best for ShopLN, she’s working her magic behind the scenes for the upcoming Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2010 After Party. What makes the After Party Special, what to do with Andre Leon Talley in the ATL, and an underrated taco scene, all in a fashion forward, web friendly package…
Q. You’ve got 24 hours to show off Atlanta to Andre Leon Talley. Where are you headed?
A. Andre is a supreme diva, but he’s got a great sense of humor and a larger than life personality. I think we’d start the day at Gladys Knight Chicken and Waffles and indulge in some ATL soul food. Then, he’d probably want to visit SCAD as he was recently honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award and he’s a dear friend of President Paula Wallace. We could also hop next door to the HIGH for some more culture. The new Dali exhibit is amazing. Hopefully he’s visiting on the second weekend of the month and we could then head to Scott Antique Market and scavenger hunt for estate jewelry and vintage capes.
Q. Mayor for the day- what would be on your agenda?
A. I wouldn’t get very far, but I’d sign some sort of legislation to build more bike lanes. At least get it started. I’m not a cyclist, but I almost hit one everyday on my way to work. Peachtree is just not wide enough to “”share the road””! Pffff.
Q. Most underrated thing about Atlanta?
A. Hmmm. Probably the food – mainly the tacos. Some cities are known for their pizza or their fresh seafood, but Atlanta has the best tacos. Between Taqueria, El Taco, Holy Taco and Bone Garden, I indulge at least once a week.
Q. What is Shop Les Nouvelles, and why it awesome?
A. ShopLN.com is an ecommerce boutique that features a tightly edited selection of advanced contemporary fashion from both established and emerging designers from around the globe. We launched it as the antithesis of the mega-sites like ShopBop and Revolve that feature hundreds upon hundreds of designers. We wanted to bring the boutique back online and offer a more curated and interesting approach to ecommerce. We also have this really cool feature where customers can “”Be Their Own Stylist”” and mix and match pieces from the site to create a look – I believe we’re the only retail site that has this feature.
Q. What’s the Jeffrey Fashion Cares After Party, and why is it a must-attend?
A. First and foremost, the event benefits Susan G Komen For the Cure and The Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund – great causes! For the first time in Jeffrey Fashion Cares 18 year history, they are opening the after party up to the younger fashionistas of Atlanta who can’t foot the $500+ ticket price to the main event. $150 gets you admission to the circus themed party at Opera. Fred Schneider of the B-52s and DJ Vicki Powell will be spinning and there will be a performance by GloATL. It’s a fabulous excuse to get decked out and celebrate Atlanta’s fashion scene all for a wonderful cause.
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