The Southern Atelier: About the Blog
An atelier is a workshop of creativity; a studio for artistic individuality for the likes of artisans, designers and all other forms of creatives. The Southern Atelier’s blog is meant to be the digital age’s response to a magazine, featuring articles with an exchange of creative information that focus on both modern Southern style and lifestyle.
In a culture that is becoming increasingly obsessed with fast-fashion, disposable fads and what is and is not currently ‘trending,’ I aim for The Southern Atelier to provide more of a calm, classic approach to personal style and dressing. Yves Saint Laurent said it best: “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”
I hope that by focusing on classic wardrobe staples that will stand the test of time rather than what is ‘in’ this week but ‘out’ the next, my readers will embrace their individual sense of style and not feel the pressures of the fast-fashion marketing machine that has become so prevalent in today’s society. This is not to say I do not love a good trend – I just believe that “trendy” is best used in moderation. I believe that this approach to fashion aligns with the core of Southern style – with a focus on all things timeless, elegant and classic.
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My name is Sarah Israel Levey, a native-Birminghamian and current transplant to the Gulf Coast, more specifically, to the beautiful city of Fairhope, Alabama.
As a stylist, I love the freedom that comes with fashion in general living on the Gulf Coast – you can look equally as stylish dressed down in a boho-style maxi skirt and casual tank paired with flats as you would dressed up in an edgier, more fashion-forward outfit in a larger city. There is something about proximity to the water that makes one want to shed the structured, buttoned-up, high-fashion pieces in favor of embracing the easy elegance of Coastal lifestyle. The no muss, no fuss — yet perfectly pulled together — approach to dressing is utterly contagious, to say the least.
One of my favorite things I have found about living on the Gulf Coast is that everything goes; you are free to express yourself through your fashion choices in any manner that pleases you. The fashion scene here shows less restraint, leaning towards chic comfort and casual pieces paired with artisan hand-made jewelry, creating one-of-a-kind looks that embrace individuality and creativity. This laid-back luxe approach to styling really gives the area that eclectic and artistic vibe that I have come to know and love since moving here a little over one year ago.
Fairhope :: The Eastern Shore :: Mobile :: Destin :: 30a :: Birmingham