Archive for January, 2010

Doggies On The Catwalk!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Corinna's Glam Squad, Uncategorized, What's Corinna Wearing?, Where's Corinna? on January 19, 2010 by Corinna Allen Cook

Corinna with Osborne

It’s a dog’s life!

Corinna at Doggies on the Catwalk

Friday night I got to strut my stuff at the annual “Doggies On The Catwalk” event, benefitting PALS Atlanta.

Put on my the design students from the UrbanCouture program at Grady Hischool, it featured local celebs, and their dogs, wearing outfits designed by the kids!

All the proceeds go to benefit pets and owners in need, here in the Atlanta area.

Corinna with designer Destini Rhone

My designer was Destini Rhone, who created a stunning full length evening gown for me, and matching vest for my canine escort.

Corinna and Osborne

I don’t have a dog, so my “stunt dog” was Osborne, a 200 pound mastiff.

Take a look at some video from behind the scenes, I think you’ll agree, she did an amazing job!

*And* you can see the entire broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting, Wednesday the 20th at 8pm, and Sunday the 24th at 7 pm.

Thanks to James at Carter Barnes from my awsome “high” hair, and Sarah Hoisington for my beautiful make up.

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French American Brasserie

Posted in Around Atlanta, Where's Corinna? with tags , on January 6, 2010 by Corinna Allen Cook

Dessert at French American Brasserie

Another year older, another year wiser…

This year I celebrated by birthday in style, at the French American Brasserie in downtown Atlanta.

Such decadence!

We started with a champagne toast, before moving onto a spicy red, selected for us by our host, owner Cindy Brown.

From there, I did my best to answer the question: “Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?”

First, I ordered foie gras — not once but twice.

Really.

I started with an order as an appetizer, and then opted to have a second helping top my filet.

Really.

From there you’d think I know when to say when.

But no.

Cindy strikes again — sending over surf-board sized platter, covered with every dessert you could imagine.

Mais oui!

I focused my attention on the crème brulee, but just in case the tarte and cream puff felt left out, I gave them a little attention, too.

I’d say it’s safe to say I ate enough to feed a small village.

Mmm, come to think of it, that sounds good — maybe somewhere in the South of France?

For the next best thing, check out the French American Brasserie yourself.

You can dress up for their dining room, or wear jeans to belly up to their traditional zinc bar.

Tell them Corinna sent you!

Leonardo Da Vinci at the High Museum

Posted in Around Atlanta, Where's Corinna? with tags , on January 4, 2010 by Corinna Allen Cook

Sketch by Leonardo Da Vinci

Happy New Year everyone!

I started my year off right with a delicious dose of culture — by visiting the new Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit at the High Museum.

I took an engineer friend of mine, who was eager to go because he calls Da Vinci one of the first engineers.

The sketch above is just one example of the great man’s work.

Historians tell us that Da Vinci spent hours studying the mechanics of equine legs and joints, and had planned to cast the largest sculpture ever at the time — a 26 foot tall bronze horse.

Unfortunately, it was never realized, but a modern day replica shows how impressive it would have been.

It’s that horse that greets visitors to the exhibit — and where many people ended up standing in line on Saturday.

Lucky for us I’d reserved our tickets ahead of time, so I was able to skip the line and go strait to Will Call.

I highly recommend you do the same!

Enjoy!