For fine artist Sally King Benedict, the south has always been home. The Atlanta-based blonde grew up in the city where she’s now built a fulltime career—and a substantial fanbase—creating stunning works of art. Sally’s work and expertise has been featured in major publications like Southern Living, Domino, Elle Decor, and The New York Times, and on one of a kind handbags and clutches designed in collaboration with jewelry designer Lizzie Fortunato.
Sally’s colorful, modern paintings clearly indicate a good eye and great taste, which she seamlessly translates into her personal style. A perfect combination of classic and spontaneous, the artist favors high-waisted jeans and billowy tops, and knows how to rock a statement accessory. Here, the Atlanta native shares where to shop in the city and the best piece of style advice she ever received.
What is the most stylish street in your city?
The intersection of Peachtree Road and Roswell Road. It brings together the new Shops of Buckhead with the older classic boutiques of the city.
What’s a perfect Sunday afternoon in your city?
Taking a joy ride with the windows down, walking the belt line with my husband and son (River on a scooter), a long Bloody Mary-filled brunch.
What do you love about fashion in Atlanta?
I love the variety. There is an intermix of styles and backgrounds that make up our city’s bright culture.
When you can’t think of anything to wear, what’s your go-to outfit?
High waisted jeans, a blousy/sexy top, and great shoes.
The first thing I do in the morning is…
Kisses for my babies and then I make coffee
What is the best piece of style advice you ever received and from whom?
Stand up straight. “Style starts with posture and confidence.” – My mother and my grandmother
What are your top three beauty essentials?
Thanks to Bare Beauty (my bff and beauty blogger), the True Botanicals product line has saved and improved my skin; RMS makeup, and my hairdresser and friend, Roberto (at Carter Barnes Salon in Atlanta).
Describe your personal style in three words.
Classic, Comfortable, Spontaneous