Atlanta has been cooking up some savory looks this season in the fashion market, especially considering all the holiday fashion shows, red carpet events, and newly-released collections in preparation for the New Year!

This past weekend we had the honor of being VIP Guests at the CDME Experience, an Ultimate Fashion Collective, celebrating the merging of two Woman-owned boutiques; Cre8tive Destruction and Monét Everyday.

The collective included the exclusive preview of new-release items, through their Destruct the Runway show, hosted by reality TV fan favorite, Ashlee Akins of OWN TV’s Ready to Love: Season 1. — The showcase featured multiple selections of destroyed denim pieces, as well as luxury accessories such as brooches, handbags, and fashion glasses.

Fashion lovers and collectors alike were able to peruse the collections, as well as enjoy full-service personal shopping experience. This opportunity was accompanied by Cre8tive Destruction’s vendor partnerships for the evening, which included Divine Designs by Randi, The Body Decor Boutique, Elle Simone Boutique & Beauty Bar, and Author of “Your Husband My Man”, Anissa Blair. — Guests also left with gifts from MARY KAY by Beyond Beauty: Samantha Francis Darity, Jamilla Joy Candles, and select pieces from Cre8tive Destruction.

In a time of universal togetherness and a season of giving, it is quite fitting for entrepreneurs to indulge in collaborative markets, especially for independent organizations and brands. There is a lot of gifting and cross-working going on, and we are happy to see more of it happening within the fashion and beauty industry.



All images by Helen Bohanna