Thursday, December 30, 2010


one gear, no brakes and a wallet full of frites

Millinery in Little Five Points

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

Un Peu d'Histoire

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.

In Chattanooga: Frazier Avenue


Friday, December 10, 2010

Pony Up! Vintage

shoes: Seychelles
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

Wintry Elegance In Poncey-Highland

coat: Mackage
boots: Bakers
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.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cozy Layering in Virginia-Highland

A cold, westerly wind parted yesterday's clouds and sent us layering for warmth.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

On Moreland Avenue: Holiday Busker

Christmas melodies acquired charming gravity when performed on a tuba today in Little Five Points.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Timeless Style in Virginia-Highland

The bow tie from Katy K's Ranch Dressing in Nashville provides a finishing touch to her old school ensemble of Anthropologie clam diggers and Muffy's saddle oxfords.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

In Piedmont Park

artful layering for an autumn ride by Lake Clara Meer

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Good Vintage

While contemporary commuters often sit in gridlocked traffic, a well preserved, 1978 Schwinn Suburban promised a healthier alternative that he realises today, thanks to Craig's List.

On the Scene in Virginia-Highland

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.

Virginia-Highland Style

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."

On St. Charles: City Cyclists

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

More Autumn Color in Poncey-Highland

"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

On North Highland: Classicism

It was my good fortune to catch up with this young fellow outside Bill Hallman, where he had just acquired a felt fedora to complement his timeless look.

Mixing It Up On the West Side

More than a collector of accessories, this young lady rocks them aboard her bike.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Autumn Color on North Highland Avenue

"A person who is genuinely thrifty is a person who can make an awesome outfit out of nothing." Dad's shirt, cropped trousers and a jacket from time out of mind are memorably remixed.

In Piedmont Park: Autumn Color


Monday, November 1, 2010

In Little Five Points: A Blue Bow

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

On McLendon Avenue

Shouldn't Halloween always fall on a weekend?

On the West Side

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.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Save the Date: October 28th

In College Park: Vintage Styles

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.
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