Saturday, January 31, 2009

Purple and Grey

Her coordinating belt dresses up striped tunic, both sale finds at Target. Clutch is a souvenir of Italy.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The City Cyclist

American Wayfarer shades and Australian Blundstone boots complement his personal selection of city bike components. View the larger size for details like the string-wrapped chain stay, cork grips and brass bell.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hand Crafts

her own and the collected work of others

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009


In other words, it's not what you wear but how you wear it. That the sum total of their choices worked so well together put this collegiate couple on The Chattanoogan. Boots vs. loafers; plaid vs. stripes; tied vs. artfully revealed and they made it appear effortless.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Scarves Encore

Time and again, people in this 'blog have cited Target stores as sources of stylish attire at realistic prices, as she did for her scarf. His neckware is a souvenir of Amsterdam.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wind Chill

Pea coat by Tre Vero and a cossack hat provide the warmth required for a January night's ride through Chattanooga.

un peu d'histoire

So what posessed me, a few months shy of my fiftieth birthday, to begin 'blogging street styles? It was ever thus. As a nightclub photographer in 1980's Richmond, Virginia, I found the theatre in the crowd every bit as compelling as what was happening onstage. This particular thrift shop dress was worn to advantage by at least two young women of that demimonde.


Clothing and accessories make splendid travel souvenirs, reminding us of those distant places even as we walk the streets of home. His Florentine jacket is set off by a Morroccan turban worn round the neck. Her tassel fringed scarf from Guelph, Ontario coordinates with the boots, bag and leggings.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


her mother's skirt

Monday, January 19, 2009


Let it snow! These textures promise cozy warmth come what may.

Friday, January 16, 2009

White on White

Scarf and Kenneth Cole watch coordinate with her natural coloring while white on white scheme matches the showroom at Smart Furniture.

Friday, January 9, 2009


A free-form of crochet, scrumble describes her scarf and gloves. She also knitted the socks. Thrifted dress dates from the 1970's Sears catalogue. Zara coat from the 1980's looks timeless nearly thirty years later.

scrumptious scrumbling


That seqins punctuate the geometric pattern of her skirt brings to mind snowflakes. Classic elegance of Clark's shoes and shearling warmth complete the look.

The Christmas Bike

Cloth cap, muffler, corduroy and suede textures coordinate in wintry harmony. Wikipedia cites the cotton mills of early 19th century Manchester, England for the original corde du roi (king's cloth) so admired by the French.

Christmas details betray hours spent wrapping the wheel spokes in pipe cleaners and a visit to coastal Savannah for the Spanish moss.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


"for the love of pattern and the color black"

Friday, January 2, 2009

More Applique

Her handiwork embellished the vest from Buenos Aires and coordinating Loop bag brightened a dreary Chattanooga afternoon.

Young Love

His new-for-Christmas topcoat jarred nicely with the trousers thrifted from a Chattanooga Theatre Centre rummage sale. Red and grey are ties that bind them together.

Paint from the set of a Notre Dame production of "Barefoot in the Park" and repair stitches make these sneakers "comfortable".