Published on June 2nd, 2016 |


Happenings: Shops of Buckhead Atlanta hosts ‘First Friday,’ fashion events

The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is kicking off its First Friday event series June 3 from 6-9 p.m, featuring live music from Jugtime Ragband and DJ Mike Zarin; beverages from Sweetwater Brewery and specialty cocktails and wine from Dolce Italian.

Participating retailers are featuring special in-store promotions, while participating restaurants will offer ‘First Friday’ select menu items.

First Fridays at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will also feature stilt walkers, face painting, and more, making it a fun night for the whole family. As always, complimentary 3 hours self-parking with validation from any restaurant or retailer.

Doggies on the Catwalk

A scene from an earlier Doggies on the Catwalk.

A scene from an earlier Doggies on the Catwalk.

Doggies on the Catwalk and its founder, E. Vincent Martinez of fashionado, are set to present an evening of fashion, cocktails, bites, and four-legged friends – all for a great cause, Canine Assistants—on Saturday, June 4, beginning at 7 p.m.

The ninth annual event will be held this year at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta where some of Atlanta’s most notable personalities will don the latest trends with loving pups in tow. Enjoy fashions from Alice + Olivia, Theory, Bonobos, Brunello Cucinelli, Jimmy Choo and Bella Bag.

The event benefits Canine Assistants, a non-profit organization which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs.

Check out ‘Fashion in Good Taste’

The “Fashion in Good Taste” exhibit in the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center is on exhibit in each main room of the 1928 Swan House, presenting examples of the defining clothing of a particular decade.

Spanning the 1920s through the 1960s, Fashion in Good Taste explores Atlanta’s past through fashion for each of the decades that Swan House was occupied by the Inman family. It comprises 28 examples of women’s and men’s clothing, including two women’s hats.

Six of the pieces were designed or created by Georgia women. They include Atlanta designers Clyde Ingram, Thelma Swafford, and Ann Moore;  Atlanta milliners Loretta Bonta and Lillian B. Head; and North Georgia weaver Mary Crovatt Hambidge.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 10  and costs $16.50 for adults, $13 for students 13 and older and seniors 65-plus, $11 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under and Atlanta History Center members.     Swan House hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

The Atlanta History Center is located at 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W. in Buckhead. For more information, call 404-814-4000 or check online at atlantahistorycenter.com/attraction/fashion-good-taste.Sneakers

Rise of the Sneaker Culture exhibit

In keeping with the fashion theme, “The Rise of Sneaker Culture” exhibit opens at The High Saturday, June 3, examining the complex social history and immense cultural significance of the sneaker through film footage, interactive media, photography and drawings as well as 155 sneakers from the archives of Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma and Reebok as well as private collectors. For more information, click here.


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