Find Fly Style In The ATL At Upstage Boutique – Peep The Grand Opening!By Tsadiqwah | June 6, 2017 | Beauty
Whether it’s moving to a new city or moving on from your old boo, change can be a bit sticky, so ladies your bounce back game must be on point! As simple as swapping out lipstick shades at the red light, upstaging your daily slay should also be a 1-2-3 step that takes your everyday glam from work to play! Our former Brooklyn-bound DivaGal, Tsadiqwah turned ATL Georgia Peach, found just the glam shop to rack up on affordable, custom-made style while getting a one-of-a-kind VIP treatment for the owner herself!
Meet Rah Holton, owner of Upstage Style, a DivaGal-approved boutique expanding its comfortable, easy, effortless style from online store to an exclusive showroom experience at the new luxury storefront located inside John Creek Commons. Mainstream media knows this girl boss from her marriage to Proof, the late Detroit rapper and member of Eminem’s former rap group D-12, but this fashionista has been making a name for herself for more than 15 years, dressing stars such as R&B songstress Keyshia Cole and VH1’s Love & Hip Hop stars Bambi and Mimi Faust.
Rah Holton says Upstage Style is not your ordinary boutique because she doesn’t have ordinary customers. “I like to have to different things. I have celebrity clients, people who have things to do, places to go and people to see. I always have the piece that no one else has!”
Read more of our interview with Rah!
What are some of your favorite pieces that ladies can find at Upstage Style if they’re looking for something for a party night or an interview, or even if they just want something cute to throw on to go to the grocery store?
OMG, everything! Because that’s what we’re really based on and cater to. We have something for everything. I’m very big on day-to-night wear. I like to transition pieces. Something I might come out in the daytime, I might just throw on a clutch and some heels with it and I’m at the club or at the party. I hate when I have girlfriends who say, “Girl, I gotta go home and change.” I’m like, “We’ve been hanging all day!” I really specialize in those types of pieces – ones that you can transition from a day wear to your night wear or spruce it up with some jewelry. Our biggest pieces are our custom pieces. We carry a lot of custom distressed and camouflage pieces that people like to mix with their going out pieces. Throw a body dress on with a camouflage jacket and some pumps, and then you might throw that same camouflage jacket on with some denim shorts and some chuck gym shoes. We offer styling, consulting, private shopping services, wardrobe, closet styling — we offer more than the average boutique.
As a fashion expert, what’s something you believe every woman should have in their closet?
Rah: A BLAZER! (big laughs) You better have a blazer! And good, GOOD fitting jeans! You know we all have that one pair of good fitted pair of jeans that when it’s time to go out, that’s the one we call on.
A great pump! Umm..a good bra!! (more laughs)
As the widow of later rapper Proof and you being a part of music history and music culture, how does that tie into the sound and vibe at the store and hip hop culture?
Oh definitely music is a big influence for me, especially being married to someone who was in the music industry. I like to collaborate with artists, we do that as well. Music and fashion always goes together, it just goes hand and hand. Whoever I style they would have to be someone who wants step out of the box. I like to take people out of their comfort zone when I style them; I don’t want to put you in what your wardrobe is at home. I want to give you something that you’re probably not comfortable with but look great in. Once I get you in the fitting room to try on a couple of pieces, then you’re like, “I would’ve never thought…BUT..!” This would have to be someone who would let me take the reins and let me create an image for them.
For hot, new summer looks and fresh chic styles, shop now at upstagethem.com! Plus check out our DivaGalsDaily FaceBook page to preview new looks and see more photos from the Upstage Style grand opening celebration!