Sunday, January 1, 2012

In Decatur: A Toast To The New Year

shirt and sweater vest: Stefan's
cuff links: Sid Mashburn
settings: The Marlay House and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
On December 30, 2010, I wrote, "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." From collaborating with the Indie Craft Experience to touting new Atlanta blogs while seeing this forum celebrated in media both nearby and far away, 2011 delivered on that promise beyond my wildest dreams. None of this would have been possible without contributions from many and all are invited to help in the realization of these three new year resolutions. First, let's see more original Atlanta designs, be they the work of amateurs or couturiers. The local movement extends beyond farm-to-table dining and micro-brewing. Second, gentlemen: you are welcome here, too. Third, people of a certain age: we must not be shy. As Yves St. Laurent observed, "Fashions fade. Style is eternal." Cheers to 2012!

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