Lisa Wu Hartwell is arguably the most stylish member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Since we know many of you watch to dissect what the ladies are wearing—(admit it!)—we caught up with the tastemaker herself to get her style tips. Read on for the scoop on her fave designers, biggest bargains and ultimate splurges.
Here, Lisa kicks it with actress Essence Atkins, left, and a friend.
“My dress here is by Tracy Reese. I love Tracy Reese because her collection is flirty and fun,” Lisa says of her sleek black cocktail dress. Reese is a veteran African-American designer who has also dressed First Lady Michelle Obama.
In July 2008, Lisa, along with (L to R) NeNe, Sheree and Kim share some camera time during a press event. Lisa explains a bit of her financial savvy:
“Now that I’m on a hit show there are a lot of perks so I haven’t made a big splurge in a while. I love jewelry and will usually spend on that, but lately I haven’t been shopping like crazy. My biggest splurge are investments such as properties where I’m going to see a return.”
Lisa strikes a pose on the purple carpet at yet another VIP soiree in Atlanta this past May. In addition to showing love to both established and up and coming designers, the fly girl is making her own moves in the style arena. When asked about her favorite designers she mentions Dolce & Gabanna, Eva Lambert and Sergio Hudson in addition to her own line.
“Of course my collection, Closet Freak, is one of my favorite lines. It’s a culmination of all your tastes,” shares Lisa.