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.
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