Augusta Twenty has garnered lots of press over the years - People Style Watch, OK! Magazine, Women's Health, Lucky, and Elle - just to name a few. Somehow this week feels extra special with features in the September issues of both In Style and Southern Living. We might just break out the champagne.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.” — Patti Smith, on the best advice she ever got.
We LOVE this quote. It articulates the foundation of our business. Through economic ups and downs, competitors coming and going, and conservative southern barriers, we strive to maintain our distinct vision. We refuse to pedal a mass-produced, designer knock-off product. At Augusta Twenty, you will always find proven international brands with ethical practices. It has not always been an easy road to take, but the accolades continue to pour in. This mentality has attracted such an intelligent, confident clientele. We couldn't be more thankful; to succeed without compromising your personal integrity is too fulfilling for words.
Monday, August 19, 2013
The Fit & Flare
This feminine, whimsical look is actually quite versatile. For a casual day shopping with girlfriends, layer a black leather jacket and a Parisian-inspired ballet flat. To take this style from daytime to a cocktail party, just add sky-high pumps and glitzy jewelry.
Fit & Flare styling is a trend that most body types CAN try. The trick lies in where the flare begins. You want to make sure that the flare starts just above the widest part of your body. This look highlights the small of the waist while adding the illusion of curves to waifish figures and camouflaging curvier shapes.
Friday, August 16, 2013
We all know a shop-a-holic. Perhaps some of us even suffer from this affliction ourselves. What purpose does it serve to constantly buy inexpensive, trendy, and - let's face it - poorly made garments? Why not cull down your wardrobe to luxurious basics and soul stirring statement pieces that can be paired in a myriad of ways? This is the foundation of how we select collections for the store and how we help our clients build their closets: Quality Not Quantity.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Sarah Ashley Longshore's tongue-in-cheek paintings blend pop culture and luxury with a dash of social commentary.
Art, meet fashion.
You can check out more of her work HERE.
Have a lovely day!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Many of you have asked about various regimens in our life, so we decided to share our skincare secret: Erno Laszlo. After all, what pairs better with beautiful clothing than glowing skin?
Dr. Erno Laszlo was the progenitor of modern skincare; most contemporary products and philosophies owe something to the Hungarian visionary and his eponymous brand. Healing Hungary's Princess Stephanie of her acne in the 1920s, Dr. Laszlo quickly became a success, with Warner Brothers Studios even offering him a position in their makeup department. Though he declined this offer, style icons like Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy, Cecil Beaton, Hubert de Givenchy, and many more the world over became avid devotees. Audrey Hepburn even observed that, "50% of my beauty I owe to my mother, 50% to Erno Laszlo." The line has continued to innovate the industry in recent decades and works for many different skin types. If you are in the market for a new skincare regimen, we are happy to recommend Erno Laszlo as our secret weapon.
Monday, August 12, 2013
For the most part, trends serve as inspiration to freshen up your wardrobe each season. At A20, our style is ever-evolving; there are few things we won't try at least once. Sometimes, however, the runways and style bloggers get it wrong. Such is the case of the return of the Birkenstock and its high end derivatives. Abhorrent. Please make it stop. Who's with us?
photo: Garance Dore
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Who doesn't salivate over exquisite architecture? Mixed with tailored fashion cuts, this is a trend we can't get enough of.
Clover Canyon took elegant inspiration from the Russian ballet for their fall collection.
Tibi's latest looks take a graphic cue from Manhattan's skyline and subway system.
Cynthia Vincent's silk trousers are perfect for yachting in St. Tropez, with their sense of glitzy baroque excess.
We love that you can achieve so many different looks with this trend, depending on the shape of your garment or the style of architecture you favor.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Never let copycats damper your creative spirit. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as the saying goes. Your taste is uniquely you and will always set you apart. This is the secret to our success as a business. AUGUSTA TWENTY = always something different.
May you have a beautiful day; make it singularly yours.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
An elegant trend of late takes inspiration from fine china....
China: Royal Crown Derby
What do you think? Would you wear a china-inspired ensemble or accessory? We love.