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Georgia Girls: Dominique Holloman

Name:  Dominique Holloman

Family: Son: Evan, 12 

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia 

Current Town: Atlanta, Georgia

What Years at UGA: 1997-2004

School/Degree: Franklin College of Arts & Sciences: BS Psychology AB Sociology, Mary Francis Early College of Education: MEd Sport Management, School of Law: JD 

Profession: I am in my third career working in the Public Policy/Government Affairs space. Currently I am the Government Affairs Manager for MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority). I am grateful that my Georgia education has given me the flexibility to have a variety of professional experiences. 

Accolades: Those special to me are the ones I have received from UGA and they are being 2017 UGA 40 Under 40 and the 2018 Recipient of the Nyota Tucker Trailblazer Award from Georgia Law’s Davenport-Benham Black Law Students Association

ATHENS + UGA:

Describe Athens in three words: Food. Fun. Football.

Fave bars and restaurants in Athens: I have lots of fond memories from Flanagan’s, but now enjoy having a drink at South Kitchen + Bar. I always have a great meal at Hilltop Grille, cannot resist the Uptown Shrimp at Five Bar, and appreciate I can have chocolate cake for breakfast at Mama’s Boy.

Fave shops in Athens: Heery’s and Agora Vintage

Fave Athens landmark: The Arch and Herty Field

Describe your typical Bulldog game day: Every game day is different depending on who I am spending it with. However, my day usually includes a trip to the Bookstore, popping by a tailgate or two on South Campus, and a pre or postgame snack and drink at Mellow Mushroom to catch the other games. 

Share a tailgate recipe: What’s a tailgate without a refreshing beverage? 
My favorite is …

The All American:

  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 6 oz Coca Cola

BEAUTY:

Fave lipstick: Spanish Fly by MAC

Fave mascara: Lancôme Definicils

Fave skin care line: Trying out new skin care products is one of my favorite things. Therefore, I do not have a favorite line however Cerave products never disappoint me. 

Fave hair product: My secret pleasure is having my hair washed and that makes my favorite hair product whatever shampoo my stylist is using.

Product you can’t live without: Lipstick. My grandmother said you should never leave the house without your lipstick on and I take that to heart. 

Best budget buy product: Cerave (anything made by them is amazing. See above.)

Biggest product splurge: This year so far—the product collection of Necessaire and the rose gold razor from Oui the People.

STYLE:

Fave fashion designer: Carly Cushnie. Her clothes are so beautiful and make me feel beautiful when I wear them. 

Fave interior designer: Erika Ward. She is a classmate of mine from undergrad and it has been a treat to watch her transition careers, create beautiful spaces, and grow a business that has made her a highly sought-after interior designer. 

Fave jeans: Good American

Fave tee: Cremieux

Fashion idol: I get a lot of style inspiration from tv and the Jessica Pearson character on Suits is who I want to dress like when I grow up. 

Fave flower: Gardenia. My grandmother had gardenia bushes in her backyard and the smell reminds me of her and summers at her house. 

Fave accessory: I never leave home without wearing a pair of earrings. I feel naked without them. 

Fave stationery: Crane & Co. If you have ever received a handwritten note from me, it was likely on Crane stationery. 

INSPO: 

Who inspires you? My mother inspires me. She is the smartest woman I know with a penchant for numbers I will never have and a knack for solving every problem. Whatever I cannot figure out from how to pack an item to what is the best next thing to do, I know she can tell me how to do it or what I should definitely not do. I doubt I will ever achieve the level of grace and graciousness she possesses though I certainly try to emulate it. 

Fave blog: 365 Atlanta Traveler and StyleBlueprint Atlanta

Fave instagram: @thewelldressedhouse @liketoknow.it.home

Fave magazine: Garden & Gun makes me love being a Southern girl. The answers to the G&G’s Burning Question in the weekly Talk of the South newsletter usually give me a good belly laugh too. 

Fave book: Seraph on the Suwanee by Zora Neale Hurston

Fave song: A Song for You by Donnie Hathaway

Fave artist: Sade

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Becca is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, where she majored in Consumer Journalism with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Personal & Organizational Leadership. Her passion lies in connecting with others to help them fulfill their greatest potential. At UGA, she spent her time investing in Cru, an on-campus ministry, and her sorority, Chi Omega, and worked on different areas of campus throughout her time, including the Sports Communications department. Now she works full-time for The Southern C, meeting and assisting all of the amazing creatives of the entrepreneurial south that are part of its community. With that, she also helps Cheri + Vance on Bulldawg Illustrated from content to ideas to interns. Ways she finds joy? People, power walks, calling old friends for a catch-up, sand between her toes, and ideas— no matter how scary they may be. Calling Columbus, GA home but born and raised in South Mississippi, she love places and people that feel like home and believes there’s nothing sweeter than making other people feel the same way.