One of the world’s most monumental brands is headquartered in the heart of downtown Atlanta and I got the opportunity to visit. There are only a handful of brands that are definitively known across the seven continents and Coca-Cola happens to be one of them. Fortunately, my older brother, Doyin, works for the mega brand and he is the reason my access was granted into the 30-acre corporate campus.
Unfortunately, I was sort of fashionably late to our midday appointment and as a result I didn’t get to tour the building in its entirety or take as many pictures as I hoped; nonetheless I still had a lot of fun. Currently, the Coca-Cola headquarter is undergoing a series of renovations aimed to bring the brand and culture of Coke to life within the workspace. So as I meandered through the halls I saw walls of stucco and echoes of drill bits in some parts of the building but in other parts I witnessed the spirit of Coca-Cola manifesting in every nook and cranny with explosions of red and the bubbling energy that circulated within each employee.
The lobby of the 29-story building is quite the marvel, it houses a water wall that changes colors and makes various designs through the showering of water. Coca-Cola is known for its water sustainability stewardship and such efforts are evident within the corporate building. They reuse the water that is captured from the condensation of air conditioners within the building for the water that flows from the water wall. Press play below to see water sustainability live in action.
Like most corporate companies wearing denim to work is only acceptable on causal days which are usually on Fridays, since my visit was scheduled on a Friday I thought it was appropeiate for me to sport this denim on denim look wearing a vintage Ralph Lauren Co. jean shirt and 7 For All Mankind jeans. And it was only proper that I wear red heels and accents given the brand’s signature color.
This Kiondo Kenya bag made of leather and woven sisal fiber gives the look a dash of culture, while the family heirloom gold accessories gifted to me from my mother offer some sparkle.
Last year for the 30th anniversary of Diet Coke fashion designer Marc Jacobs was chosen to design the limited edition bottles for the brand, the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Diane von Furstenberg have also shared this honor. Well, as a keepsake from my visit to Coca-Cola I scored three limited edition Marc Jacobs Coca-Cola Light bottles! Jealous? Don’t be, I will be giving away two of the three bottles to two lucky winners. Be on the look out for that information.
Once again I want to thank my brother for making this visit happen and you for sharing this experience with me. TGIF.
All photographs were taken by my brother, @bearthecrowns, who is shown with yours truly in the picture above.
What I'm Wearing
Shirt: Vintage Ralph Lauren Jean Shirt (Sold Out), but get something similar here.
Shoes: Top Shop 'Swagger' Suede Heels. (Sold Out), similar item here.
Jewelry: 18 karat gold cross and chain, 14k ring and wrist watch (heirlooms from my mom).