Thursday, December 30, 2010
Such a lovely word and too rarely heard nowadays, mil-li-ner-y rolls off the tongue with all the elegance and promise of twen-ty e-lev-en. These cocktail hats are the handcrafts of Jessica Amber Jones and may be seen in person at RENÉ RENÉ or the etsy shop Mi Amore. Their feathers and veil netting become the crowning touch for any modern day flapper.
Monday, December 20, 2010
A recent visit to Chattanooga yielded the two previous postings and this diptych revival, courtesy of the AVA media lab scanner. Yes, the top bike was my daily transportation in the streets of Richmond and is shown to advantage here at the Virginia Museum after its spring cleaning of fresh bar tape and crank bearings, all done by me. Don't look for that setting today: the Lawrence Halprin-designed sculpture garden, believed to have been the only one in North America, is now a parking garage for the museum. Even the guys who looked after it were an extraordinary crew of scenesters and musicians known as the avant gardeners. 'Tis poingnant to think that their spiritual descendants could be carrying on that tradition in a town that so reveres its history. The second image of a derelict bicycle, imprisoned in foliage and rain drops, chimes nicely with the sweep of motion suggested by those exquisite lillies.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Acting on a tip from a visitor to the Indie Craft Experience, this blogger arranged to meet the protagonists of Pony Up! Vintage for a photo op in that most historic Atlanta locale, Oakland Cemetery. The ladies rocked some choice items from their inventory to a cheerful, bohemian vibe underpinned by classic elegance.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Her personal choices reflect a career in the Atlanta fashion industry. Long the city's premiere source of gentlemen's special occasion clothing, Le Tux Shop today celebrated its rebranding as the namesake of company founder, Rik Ducar. Look for a new line of their very own evening wear to join exclusive representation of Halston and Turnbull & Asser.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Part of greeting stylish strangers often involves sharing photos of recent encounters with others who have appeared on this blog. These folks turned the tables on me with their costume party images from the wee hours of this very morning. Stay tuned for news of future soirées they are planning.
For the sake of a tiny hole, Urban Outfitters sold her this cardigan for five dollars. The suede handbag still contains bits of London. A thrifty shopper, she told me, "Five dollar boots and a fifty dollar dress, that's how I do it."
What a glorious Sunday afternoon this was for Atlanta. A nip in the air, autumn color and the kindest of difused light showed these city cyclists to advantage. Anyone looking for an awesome vintage vélo would do well to investigate local postings on Craig's List.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
"I love to play with color," she told me. The asymetrical cardigan picked up the purple in her shirtdress. Ites International of Lithonia crocheted this cozy hat. Slippers were chosen for their glorious pop of yellow.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Like yesterday's purple felt flowers, a hair bow provides a flourish of coordinating color. Via Spiga boots from Target and a vintage stole contribute to the somber elegance of her well chosen ensemble.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Fans of the blog may remember an earlier visit with this aspiring environmental engineer, who kindly lent me an hour of her day for a trackside photo op. CSX obliged us with a passing train and the science of recycling results in ecofelt, crafted here into purple flowers by Rebekah McCallie of Owl Eyes.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Now in its third year, Poor Little Rich Girl in College Park has weathered the economic storm to bring vintage chic to the southside. This labor of love has caught the eye of savvy Woodward students and locals alike. Guys should check out the selection of dinner jackets and neckwear.