Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Afternoon

Today's good fortune followed me to North Chattanooga, where this stylish father and daughter appeared on Frazier Avenue. Click on the image to see it larger for the darling applique to her denim skirt and the subtle check pattern in his trousers.

Monday Morning

Mondays are under-rated. Today The Chattanoogan presents two stylish portraits from the southside, both encountered before 9am. His blue and brown palette offers a muted counterpoint to her vibrant, autumn orange. Urbane folk aboard city bikes have captured the attention of 'blogs like Copenhagen Cycle Chic, Portland's vélocouture and Vélo Vogue in San Francisco.

The MAINx24 cup sleeve reminds us that twelve days remain 'til that party 'round the clock. Please make time for the 4pm Fashion Show at The Choo Choo, a co-production of The Chattanoogan and Collective Clothing, whose model looks will be inspired by Wes Anderson films. Crafters Tobi Gray Weldon and Karen Rudolph will provide accessories. Dressmakers Erin Burnap and Kimara Dawn have graciously fitted our event to their busy schedules.

City Cycling

Autumn Color
Her Elektra Amsterdam is a souvenir of living in Switzerland and the Miroesque scarf a Target find.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Duffle Coat

His grandfather in Philadelphia first wore this elegant winter hat, union-made in the U.S.A.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Autumn Color in Riverview

Dramatic black sets off the well-coordinated colors in her sleeves and styling.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Military Surplus

His laptop goes mobile in a bit of Chinese military surplus from a store in Detroit. Departing from Broad Street, the Chattanooga Ducks offer visitors an unique tour of the city's Tennessee River frontage.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Autumn Color Downtown

Some days see themes develop. Friday's posts had in common clothing as travel souvenirs. A lunch hour tour of Market and Broad Streets today saw stylish folk in reds, perhaps inspired by the leaf season. The closeup of his polished boots also displays a sharp crease in those overalls. Fans of Beethoven, Brahms and Wagner should enjoy this CSO performance at the Tivoli Theater.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Appliqué at the Normalpalooza

Crafty touches of her own to the lapels complement the dress from Anthropologie.

Friday, November 6, 2009

From New Zealand to Main Street

We call them thrifts. In the UK, they are known as charity shops. To the antipodeans, resellers are opportunity shops. His amazing jacket cost 50p at the op shop. Both of today's postings are reminiscent of this earlier, travel souvenirs duo.

City Cyclist Revisited

Stylish Riding
Keeping warm in Chattanooga is a breeze in a coat that she acquired while visiting St. Petersburg.

Cycling Safety
So much has been said about style vs safety that this second photo is included to demonstrate that she takes precautions for both her arrival and departure.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Knoxville Market Square Revisited

School photography clubs descended upon downtown Knoxville at the noon hour today. Every third pedestrian seemed to have some kind of camera slung 'round her/his neck, all in pursuit of academic agendae. Even a television news crew put in an appearance. Thanks for the cover, people. Approaching stylish strangers is ever a delicate business. My first choice was a gent clad in tweed and corduroy who politely thanked me for my interest. More to the point were these two ladies who show just how far surprising color choices plus a harlequin bag or one well-placed bow might travel into the blogosphere.