Thursday, May 31, 2012
What has two heels and four wheels? The Chic Racers entry for the Atlanta Red Bull Soapbox Race, of course. When social entrepreneur Rosalynn Wilson asked how the zany competition might promote her company, Georgia Tech students (l-r) David Torello, Jamie Zahorian, Eliot Quon and Kemp Kernstine responded with a plan for a yoked pair of bicycles-as-pumps that just might roll over Nancy Sinatra's boots. Fueled by Red Bull, the quintet are working 'round the clock on behalf of Bottle Bar & Bistro, Chic Boutique Tour, Sage Naturalceuticals and Saving Our Communities. Come to Piedmont Park on June 9 and cheer them down the Tenth Street hill.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
bike: Bobbin Birdie
vest: Vespertine NYC
bag: House of Talents
bike: Bella Ciao
Perhaps you also follow blogs like Let's Go Ride A Bike, Lovely Bicycle and Vélo Vogue, which celebrate city dwellers going about their daily lives aboard bicycles designed for more for transportation than speed. Are the bags, baskets and bells offered by the New York boutique Adeline Adeline the sorts of things you would want to 'try for size' before accessorizing your wheels? Then welcome the arrival of Houndstooth Road in bike-friendly Decatur, where names like Bella Ciao and Bobbin, Pashley and Pilen mingle with reflective designs from Cyclodelic and Vespertine NYC. Safety never looked so chic. Versatile Asuntaba Bicycle Baskets from House of Talents can serve as panniers or hang from the handle bars. This exotic emporium is found at 316 Church Street and will be open during the Decatur Artists Market May 26 and 27.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Thursday night atop the W Hotel in Buckhead promise to be the time and place where It's So Miami. The Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau wish to tempt you with tropical tidbits, tunes by DJ Irie and a trip to their town for a lucky Atlantan. Tell them you are coming by clicking on the invitation. See you there!
Inviting a photographer to appear on this blog resulted in a portrait of me when I encountered Carolyn Carr on the West Side. Paying a complement and hearing the same in return brightened my day. Her puffy sleeves are the work of Chan Lu and came from Ann Mashburn. Sam Edelman wedges of the same hue complete the look. My Charvet shirt was found in Revolution 11, the Onyx belt, Stefan's and the seersucker shorts were thrifted.
L.L. Bean's iconic boat tote is an old friend.
Monday, May 21, 2012
These are but a few looks from a car-free North Highland Avenue yesterday. Another edited selection appears on Atlanta Bicycle Chic and all forty-seven images await your clicks here.
dress: souvenir of Miami
hat: street vendor in Greenwich Village
sunnies: souvenir of London from Topshop
Madeline blouse: Modcloth
jeans: from Savers in Austin
shoes: souvenir of London by Shellys
spectacles: vintage Tura found in Houston
selections from personal collection of Bakelite bangles
Alick Gerard and the Dixie Ltd
Screen Door Porch
dress: street vendor in Idaho
shoes: Steve Madden
blouse: American Apparel
shoes: thrifted in Boston for $.25
bag: vintage Coach
with Chicken Nugget
dress: DIY pillow ticking applied to a Target find
bag: World Market
Friday, May 18, 2012
blazer: souvenir of Leipzig, Germany
bracelet: 10,000 Villages
Action 4 Words is her not-for-profit organization, which supports the education of rural Ethiopian youth in partnership with Emory and Jimma Universities.
Kay Cee of Two Stylish Kays rocks a thrifted Xhilaration dress, Guess heels and earrings by Just Jewels 4U.
jacket: Rena Rowan
lacey blouse: vintage
skirt: Free People
shoes: Stuart Weitzman
earrings: Juicy Couture
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