Friday, April 11, 2014

Anna Victoria

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

On The Walnut Street Bridge

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Monday, July 2, 2012

In Atlanta: Vintage Love

IMG_4170 IMG_4173 IMG_1297 Having just returned from this visit to Chattanooga made it all the nicer to meet the proprietors of that city's Vintage Love at The Goat Farm. It bears repeating: regular postings to The Chattanoogan ceased in July 2010, yet more than 400 page views were recorded during the past thirty days. Chance encounters both here and there cannot account for all such traffic. Chattanooga remains a deep well of style and a wonderful opportunity for street fashion blogging. Anyone?

Friday, June 29, 2012

On Rossville Boulevard

IMG_0349-001 IMG_0544 IMG_6015 Lisa Cutler's amazing handbags first came to my attention three years ago at the 4 Bridges Arts Festival in Chattanooga, where she makes them from a variety of re-purposed fabrics, all with bungee cord handles for a comfortable surprise that guarantees notice. My sweetie carries a red one. Another is pictured over her friend's shoulder, but Lisa's favorite burden arrived in January. Congratulations and welcome!
Regular postings to The Chattanoogan ceased in July 2010, yet that blog recorded 400+ page views during the past thirty days. Chance encounters both here and there cannot account for all such traffic. Chattanooga remains a deep well of style and a wonderful opportunity for street fashion blogging. Anyone?

Monday, December 5, 2011

MAINx24: A Sixties Fashion Show

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Saturday I returned to my street fashion blogging roots when Chattanooga hosted MAINx24. The subject of my very first blog's fourth posting, Glamour In The Garden was the 2008 event's fashion show. Little did I then know that one year later, Sondra and Travis Aten would co-produce with me a radically different, Wes Anderson-themed show of vintage and upcycled looks. South side Chattanooga applauded our theatricality and a tradition was born. The Atens put together a Tim Burtonesque feature last year and, for 2011, collaborated with Zombi Candi for an over-the-top, John Waters inspired celebration of hair, hot rods, hair products and sundry sixties stuff. For more runway images and some looks behind the scenes, please follow this link.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

In Kirkwood: Kitchen Chic At Dulce Vegan

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Becky Striepe calls her creations Cupcaprons. For sale at Dulce Vegan, they are but one way the lady behind Glue and Glitter has found to enjoy reducing our ecological footprint. "Cooking is so much greener than takeout," says she. If "a cute apron encourages you to get in the kitchen and put a meal together, I hope that I can make one to inspire you!"

Monday, August 29, 2011

In Little Five Points: A Visitor From Chattanooga

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In eighteen months of blogging as The Chattanoogan, this stylish lady and her friend in navy from the previous post somehow escaped my notice. Today, that oversight was corrected here in Atlanta.
hat and dress: H&M
shoes: Steve Madden