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Meet three creative #girlbosses of ATL—an art director, a social media maven and a graphic designer—who are proving that a pop of color goes a long way.

Michelle Norris sporting her signature colorful attire.

 

Michelle Norris posing in an outfit by Mara Hoffman while her co-worker Forrest Aguar is seen in the shadow.

A styled shoot for Atlanta-based Treehouse Milk

 

A photo snapped by Tropico Photo of pink-hued staircases in La Muralla Roja.

Alyssa Fagien

 

A multicolor spread during afternoon tea at The St. Regis Atlanta, one of Alyssa Fagien’s foodie go-tos

 

Toasting with sparkling sips to promote the Atlanta Mimosa Festival in September.

 

Carley Sibley

 

“All Good,” one of Carley Sibley’s graphic designs

 

Her vibrant “The Fred Building”

MICHELLE NORRIS
Art director and photographer, Tropico Photo, @tropicophoto; @michellenorrisphoto

My power color is... yellow. My favorite spot in ATL for an Insta pic is... Muchacho. My fashion icon is... Iris Apfel or Ms. Frizzle. The top thing on my career bucket list is... travel internationally for work. My happy place in Atlanta is... Bread & Butterfly. What’s inspiring me most right now is... collages and sets by Savana Ogburn. Color combo I’m digging right now is... pink and green. Insta feed I’m obsessed with at the moment is... @mirandamakaroff. Three personality traits that best describe me are... self-assured, aesthetic and fiercely loyal—to my people, my vision and my dog. The accessory I grab when I want to add a pop of color to my outfit is... my striped crossbody bag by Very Fine South. The most colorful travel destination I’ve visited is... La Muralla Roja. My favorite spot to photograph in Atlanta is… a colorful storage unit on Buford Highway. My dream photo shoot location is... Cubanito Ibiza Suites. Other creatives I look to for inspiration are... Tekla Evelina Severin, Jimmy Marble and Katie Lebel. My go-to colorful prop for a photo shoot is... my whole closet. Stripes or polka dots? Stripes!

ALYSSA FAGIEN
Founder, ATL Bucket List, @atl_bucketlist; and founder, Atlys Media, @atlysmedia; @alyssafagien

My power color is... navy. My favorite spot in ATL for an Insta pic is... Jackson Street Bridge. My fashion icon is... Blake Lively. The top thing on my career bucket list is... to work with a James Beard Award-nominated chef. My happy place in Atlanta is… The BeltLine. What’s inspiring me most right now is... my friends. I have some of the coolest, most badass women as friends. And they always push me to do better! Color combo I’m digging right now is... white and blue. Insta feed I’m obsessed with at the moment is... @mimivelarde—her images are incredible and supercolorful. Three personality traits that best describe me are... outgoing, driven and giving. Most colorful dish/dessert I’ve had in Atlanta is... the limited-edition ice cream sandwiches from Poke Burri. The restaurant that’s all the interior goals in terms of color is... Recess. My signature cocktail is... anything with gin and cucumber. The accessory I grab when I want to add a pop of color to my outfit is... a fun lipstick! My ultimate food splurge is... macarons, especially from Mac Lab Bakery. Rooftop or patio? Rooftop all the way.

CARLEY SIBLEY
Freelance graphic designer, @carleysibleydesigns; @carley.sibley

My power color is... #E34234 aka Cinnabar, aka an earthy red-orange color. As a graphic designer, I think of colors in HTML color codes. My favorite spot in ATL for an Insta pic is… on the top floor of the Centennial Tower parking deck. My favorite design so far has been… album art for musician Isaiah Conner. My fashion icon is... Chandler DeHart. My favorite thing to illustrate is... people. The top thing on my career bucket list is... to start my own design agency. My happy place in Atlanta is... Muchacho. What’s inspiring me most right now is… music. Color combo I’m digging right now is... red-orange and pink. Insta feed I’m obsessed with at the moment is... @morganharpernichols. Three personality traits that best describe me are... goofy, empathetic and easygoing. The accessory I grab when I want to add a pop of color to my outfit is… a red purse. Nikes or Vans? Tough one… after reading Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, I’m going to have to say Nike.