Ann Mashburn in her Atlanta headquarters. Photo courtesy Mashburn.
I'm looking forward to a conversation with Ann Mashburn next week at Brandshop, a pop-up shop and speaker series making its way to Atlanta from Charlotte. We'll be talking about the importance of content in an ever-evolving fashion landscape, her storied career and the artful marriage of editorial and retail in brand management. If you're in the city and you'd like to come, there are more details about both Brandshop and Ann's panel in our Agenda section.
In honor of the event and Ann's notoriously great taste, we asked her for a "love list" of her own; items she's coveting, products she scoops up in bulk, and her favorite haunts in Atlanta. - JNG
"Love this print and I think J.J. Martin is so cool and creative."
Chef Guy Wong's Le Fat, a Vietnamese brasserie on Atlanta's Westside. Photo via lefatatl.com
4. "Sid and I love going on last minute dates at Le Fat. The bar is fantastic if you can’t get a table. I have fish tacos at Taqueria del Sol sometimes four times a week, and I like to eat a hot dog at IKEA."
"Slim version of a baja hoodie, without the hood."
7. "I’m having a trunk show with Cristina of Mi Golondrina in a few weeks in Atlanta and I can’t wait to get the Mar de Flores Skirt and a million more things. All of her stuff is hand-embroidered in Oaxaca and it is so beautifully done."
"I think I’m the last person on the planet to figure this one out. I borrowed it from one of my girls for an event and now I want to wear one every day."
Interior of the Aurelie Bidermann boutique, rue des Saints-Pères, Paris. Photo via La Compagnie
15. "We did a trunk show with Aurelie Bidermann in our Houston shop, and this Emerald Baby Heart Chivor Necklace was an impulse buy – but I wear it almost every day now! It feels just the right amount of juvenile to me."
"The scent is so good – but my youngest likes to sleep in the bed with me when Sid is out of town, and unfortunately she’s not a fan. I’ll crawl in bed next to her and she’ll be like, 'Ugh, Mommy, you smell terrible.' I love it. Sorry Pauline."