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Creator of POSHGLAM, a worldwide fashion outlet, lives in Atlanta and talks shop with 11Alive
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Creator of POSHGLAM, a worldwide fashion outlet, lives in Atlanta and talks shop with 11Alive

Atlanta, GA --  Currently the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Conference and Expo is in town and I wanted to find a new local entrepreneur to talk to me about their business.  I decided to sit down and talk to Kimberly Stone the owner and creator of POSHGLAM, an online Fashion outlet that lets you buy high fashion designs for a discount.  Kimberly is busy women who is currently in the middle of organizing and being a media sponsor for an upcoming Trunk Show for the House Rossil and Sobral on May 28th.  I was able to send over a few questions to Kimberly and the following is her response.

How long have you lived in Atlanta?

I’m a Georgia peach, I was born and raised in Atlanta and I attended Spelman College. I later transferred to New York University.

What neighborhood do you live in Atlanta?

I live in the East Cobb area and spend my free time working and traveling to different cities to meet new people and promote POSHGLAM. I have friends in NY, LA and Miami as well as globally. I’ve found running a blog to be a great way to build relationships and to help unknown talent become discovered globally via the World Wide Web. I think Social Media has really opened a ton of doors for networking. The best part about being an entrepreneur is meeting new people all over the world and more importantly building organic relationships outside of the social media realm. Though my communication with friends and colleagues is global, I’m proud to call Atlanta my home.

Tell me about your organization. (where, when, what, why, how)

POSHGLAM started out as a side project and has since evolved into a global online fashion outlet. Its way more than a blog, it’s an enterprise that continues to expand daily. I have a couple of columns that we promote outside of the international column. We haven’t fully launched them globally yet, but we are gaining some tremendous traction. POSHGLAM.co.uk filters to the London Column, POSHGLAM.fr filters to Paris and surrounding cities, POSHGLAM.it is our Milan column. I recently purchased POSHGLAM.co.za after been inspired by Nelson Mandela’s initiative to help South Africa’s troubled textile clothing industry.

I’ve admired the art of fashion design from an early age. I started sewing at 4 years old, after going to the fabric store with my mother and discovering that she was having something made. I decided to make something of my very own. My mother sat with me and a needle and thread and my first creation was born. Though I am an entrepreneur first, I have always dreamed of being a designer myself, which fuels my love for my fashion clients. I have entertained side projects (i.e. capsule collection etc.) and I’m working on something unique for the near future so stay tuned for that.

How can Atlantans get involved?

I’m always scouting new designers. With the number of design schools in Atlanta, it would be nice to have more designers submit their article ideas/designs/creations. I always get really excited when local designers reach out to me. It’s important to me to interlace the support of designers from where I’m from, Atlanta, with editorial that covers the global landscape.

When pitching POSHGLAM.com/Atlanta/, designers can email me directly; because I love meeting emerging designers, I don’t require them to be submitted by a publicist.  I accept pitches via email, and can be reached at: Kimberly@POSHGLAM.com and @POSHGLAM on twitter.      

How does the fashion scene in Atlanta compare to that of other cities?

I find that Atlantans have a unique style that’s very brand driven and fashion conscious. The style here is somewhat flashy but also creative. People here put things together to suit their tastes, just like in every other market, but in my opinion people here are reassured in knowing they are wearing a designer with a recognizable label; it all goes back to brand trust and loyalty. I would love to see more Atlantans support emerging designers. There’s an immense growth that’s taking place here and we are starting to see the city evolve as a mega-metropolis. I remember the change that took place during the preparation for the Olympics, the city has become much more refined over the years and many businesses are coming here to hire new talent. I’m excited about the growth and feel the fashion industry will certainly benefit from the evolution. There are mini-segments of the fashion industry here; I see them almost as I would look at a high school clique. People are pretty big on impressing their inner circle, which is fine, but I would like to see Atlantans venture out a bit more and experiment with their look. After all, Fashion is about art and creative expression. It’s also about appropriate style per occasion, I think Atlantans have hit the nail on the head in that department but should take more risks on their off-time.

Where are your favorite places to shop in Atlanta?

Phipps Plaza (of course), gotta love Barney’s Co-Op and Intermix. In terms of boutiques I really like Envy in Little Five Points and Fabrik on West Peachtree for affordable threads. I also enjoy shopping in The Highlands, there’s always something interesting there.

POSHGLAM is media sponsoring a trunk show for House Rossil and Sobral on May 28th. Details below, hope you see you there:

Event: 

Trunk show featuring: The Spring/Summer 2011 UtBT House Rossil collection

And The Spring/Summer 2011 Sobral Jewelry Collection

Location:

W Hotel

188 14th Street, NE 

Atlanta, GA 30361 

Time:

12:00 noon to 4:00pm

Details:

  • ALL DRESSES AND JEWELRY AVAILABLE AT 20% DISCOUNT
  • ORDER ANY OUT-OF-STOCK UtBT HOUSE ROSSIL ITEM AT A 30% DISCOUNT
  • Enjoy music, modeling, personal style tips, and complimentary refreshments
  • First 20 orders purchase of $250.00 or more from the UtBT House Rossil Collection receive a free Sobral Bracelet 

When pitching POSHGLAM.com/Atlanta/, designers can email me directly; because I love meeting emerging designers, I don’t require them to be submitted by a publicist.  I accept pitches via email, and can be reached at: Kimberly@POSHGLAM.com and @POSHGLAM on twitter.      

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