The Love List

est. 2006

18 Things Ann Mashburn Loves Right Now

PEOPLE, STYLEJess Graves
Ann Mashburn in her Atlanta headquarters. Photo courtesy Mashburn.

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


MY LIST: ANN MASHBURN

1. Ann Mashburn Icon Blouse

"I always feel like a LADY BOSS when I wear a silk blouse, which I guess I am? This is a super-heavy silk that you can wear multiple times before you dry clean it."

2. Mizon All-in-One Snail Cream

"Snail slime weirds a lot of people out, but I love it. It feels natural."

3. La DoubleJ Editions + Mantero Silk Dress

"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

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."


5. Rachel Kushner - The Flamethrowers

"This book is old news, I know, but my reading list is about two years behind. I raced through it… New York before the internet was a whole different world."

6. Ann Mashburn Harbor Sweater Tunic

"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."


8. Dr. Teal's Lavender Lavender Foaming Bath

"I have a bath every night and I use this every night."

9. Blooming Quince branches

"I get these at the wholesale florist and stick them in a glass vase because they last for ages."

10. Observatory at Fernbank

"I think this is a groovy place to look at the planets on Thursday and Friday nights.. they set up lots of telescopes & it is free!"


Perrine's Wine Shop. Photo via Warby Parker.

Perrine's Wine Shop. Photo via Warby Parker.

11. "I have really cool French neighbors between Perrine’s Wine Shop and Le Jardin Francais for flowers."


12. Verso Super Eye Serum

"I’m not getting any younger."

13. Ann Mashburn Pasitea Sandal

"Can’t decide if these feel more 'old Gucci' or 'grandma', but both work for me."

14. Nu Bra

"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

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."


16. Ann Mashburn Brescia Bucket Bag

"Really proud of all my new handbags but I think the veg-tan is my favorite."


17. Uniqlo & Lemaire Half-Sleeve Sweater

"I’m still not over the seventies, and the sleeve length and rib on this feels like something awesome I had in ninth grade."


18. Tata Harper body oil

"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."