Tuesday, January 31, 2012
When Atlanta INtown asked me to illustrate their cover story this month, I was happy to oblige. Vintage Hair Gallery was chosen to be emblematic of the downtown renaissance story for its lasting style. Making these photographs was a pleasure.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Hostess Laura Seydel welcomes Emme to her home.
Wise beyond his years, this young man has begun a career in philanthropy. Learn about him at AidanCares.com.
dress: vintage from Stefan's
cardigan: J. Crew
Designer Mimi Tin
shoes: Betsey Johnson
dress: Willow & Clay
shrug: One World
Some of the most daunting challenges in life can come from within ourselves. Athlete, author, model and mother, Emme visited Atlanta on Friday to share her experiences with a diverse audience who gathered at the Buckhead home of Laura Seydel. From fashions to green living and well being, the good vibes were infectious because these are universal concerns.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Her mum fashioned the pleated skirt back in the 1970's and the blouse is another old friend by Jaeger. On this side of the pond, J. Crew provided the shoes and cable knit cashmere sweater. The groovy bead bracelet is a souvenir of Asheville.
Bottega Veneta translates to Venetian atlelier, a name that connotes old world craftsmanship. Long known for its woven leather technique called intrecciato, the company has opened an Atlanta boutique with a party co-hosted by Laura Turner Seydel and Kirk Posmantur. It was a tactile pleasure to be shown the collections. Imaginative forms and delightful colors share the underpinning of exquisite texture, be they leather or fabric. Even linings offer a secret caress that can't help but boost one's confidence. After all, looking smart comes from within.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Has the weather dampened your spirits? Poor Little Rich Girl in College Park offers a stylish solution: a midweek dress-up soirée that's bound to please you and your beau. Check out their expanded collection of menswear from Poor Little Rich Guy, then pop next door to Pure Studios. It's enough to make you forget about the rain.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
What becomes of your outworn clothing? There was a time I would cut swatches from old favorites before tossing them away. The spirit of our time, reduce, reuse and recycle, offers a charming alternative to the landfill. Thanks to designers like Lionel Lymon and boutiques like Green Pomegranate, a recently retired dress shirt was reborn as a small boy's trousers. That its blue and yellow plaid continues to please someone should be a joy for all of us.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
If a look can exceed the sum of its parts, that synergy results from how someone chooses to wear them. Her jacket is an original from Rollick in Virginia-Highland and made from the sort of stretchy denim often seen as jeggings. Thus it was an easy job to fold the cuffs and push the sleeves back to elbow length. She swapped a tank top (!) for a friend's floral print dress. Today its hem is tucked under the belt for a tunic profile. That buckle came from another pair of boots and adds an asymetrical flourish to this one. Her mother tie-dyed the scarf.
SOPA and PIPA bills. If what you learn alarms you, please share those concerns with our congressional representatives. Everything we enjoy here is the result of information freely shared. Let's not take that liberty for granted.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A vintage shrug from Portland, Oregon shimmers above her sailor button pencil skirt. For a personal touch, she replaced the original fasteners with the lovely, floral ones shown here. Indulge your bohemian whimsies at Paris On Ponce.
trousers: hunting wear circa 1960
vest: Paul Smith
shoes: NFN Gourmet
sweater,socks and cap: J.Crew
John bids you welcome to Paris On Ponce, where his stylish sensibilities turn work into play. Trust someone who can mix those wardrobe elements to organize and present art and decor from periods spanning the Victorian to Modern in moods whimsical, grand or just plain quirky. His instagrams are visual poetry. See them at the bourgeois dilettante.
What began last month with shout out for the new blog Belles 'n' Beaux evolved today into a planned collaboration. Ali and Blake will style some looks for me to photograph in iconic Atlanta settings. The first location we have scouted is Paris On Ponce. From its BeltLine frontage to the treasures within, this Aladdin's cave promises a world of possibilities. Doesn't Ali resemble an off-duty model from Altamira, one who's not even trying? Just wait 'til she and Blake put their heads together.