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.