Thursday, August 29, 2013
Street Scene: Hommage to Chanel
Lydia Walls' icons of 100 Southerners was part of the exhibition 4x4 last spring at the Barbara Archer Gallery. Her quirky selection of regional notables ran the gamut from Louis Armstrong to Zelda Fitzgerald. Seen altogether, they made a charming regional quilt. She was painting the one of Woodrow Wilson when we met in the much-missed Aurora coffee shop on North Highland Avenue and when this Coco Chanel portrait appeared recently on her Facebook, I asked that she make another fashion blog appearance. Further hommage to Chanel shows in her choice of brooch and shoes. Click over to Walls' Etsy and you, too, may be smitten or even wish to commission something personal.