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Go Green!

Go Green!

 

 

I'm always scouting unique, interesting pieces to add to Pecola's collection of jewelry, apparel, and accessories.  And let's be honest, there's a lot to sift through with so many talented makers at our disposal here in Atlanta.  My most recent quest to find a brand that was a little bohemian, a little rock n' roll led me to Tori Green of Greener T Designs.

Though catching up with Tori isn't always easy due to her traveling pop-up (you gotta see how she pimped out an '83 Dodge Van), I was lucky enough to get a chance...


QUEEN B.

QUEEN B.

Bryanna Simpson is the girl that embodies the style that you think you have. It’s a pivotal moment when you meet her and realize “holy shit, I’ve been doing it wrong all this time.” Simple and effortless and cool, just like her jewelry and accessories line Be Good. I had a virtual sit down with her even though we live less than two miles from each other because we are both self-proclaimed weirdos. Let’s get into it:

DG:  How long have you been making jewelry, and when did you realize this was a “thing” for you?
B:  I started making...


LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

I first met Elisabeth “Joy” Cuttino-Vereen, owner of Little Miss Broke, at the Hipster Yard Sale back in April and bought what is now one of my favorite pieces in my closet. Known as the “Queen of Tomboy Vintage,” Joy is making a name for herself with a fun, unique collection of vintage sports-inspired pieces. We met up recently to chat and I knew she was a Pisces within the first ten minutes based on her warmth and willingness to open up about personal experiences, including her battle with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. There's also the...


I TOOK A HIP HOP YOGA CLASS AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED...

I TOOK A HIP HOP YOGA CLASS AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED...

I’ve always loved the idea of yoga, but my relationship with the practice has been fickle at best over the years. Partly because I dread the idea of working out overall, but more so because I’ve never found a class that gave rise to any enthusiasm about returning.

Then one day I stumbled across an advertisement for Jaimee Ratliff’s Hip Hop Yoga class. Instantly excited and intrigued, I signed up for my first session. I had to see how it was possible to find Zen in downward dog while Snoop Dogg is telling you to drop it like it’s...


THAT TIME VICE VOTED PECOLA ONE OF THE TOP PLACES TO SHOP

THAT TIME VICE VOTED PECOLA ONE OF THE TOP PLACES TO SHOP

Days after Pecola closed its brick + mortar location, an article came out in Vice voting us one of the shopping faves in Atlanta.  This was a complete surprise and came at a time when the future of Pecola was up in the air.  I desperately wanted to find out who the mysterious Vice staffer was, and thank them for quietly scouting out the store and showing us some love.  I wondered--was it the guy with the tattoo sleeve and the weird socks, or maybe the painfully stylish woman who came in and had an in-depth conversation about how she wore all...