Sunday, January 31, 2010

Portland, Oregon's 1st Annual Tweed Ride

A cough, slushy snow underfoot and lens failure have conspired to reduce postings to The Chattanoogan. Thank goodness for flickr. Journey with me to Portland, Oregon for William200549's brilliant look at their First Annual Tweed Ride. Are any of you ready to see such an event here in Chattanooga?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

On Frazier Avenue

celebrating a thrifted Etienne Aigner rain coat and second appearances in both The Chattanoogan and the Times Free Press 'Your Style'

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Geometry on Frazier Avenue

Somehow this outfit seems both retro and up to the minute. Her boyfriend chronograph echoes the 70's print while the suede button boots kick it into the moment.

North Shore Style

His look is one of rustic elegance. See it large for the shotgun shell cufflinks.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Monday's spring-like weather found the streets of Chattanooga teeming with life. In a nod to winter, neckwear remains a popular accessory and both young ladies' faces shimmered under artfully applied cosmetic frostings. At Two North Shore, this display of locally crafted scarves in the window of Bill Shores Frames and Gallery demanded a closer look.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

United Nations

Brazil, France, Martinique & Chattanooga, USA: Welcome!

Introducing Chattanooga Charm

Blogging about street fashions is quite the specialty, so when the time came to expand the narrative, another avenue offered the best approach to the stories behind our city's culture.
Chattanooga Charm will celebrate the spirit of charity, creativity and initiative that we enjoy here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bluff View Style

all about somber shades of brown

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Southside Stroll

While the cold snap may have limited early January postings to three, the 'blog counter recorded hundreds of visitors. Thanks for keeping the faith. With the arrival of today's warmth
came the time to see and be seen. The Chattanoogan found much to admire in an afternoon walk down Broad and Market Streets.
"I feel like a mad bag lady who wanted to be a flower child," she said of these colorful layers, adding that her grandmother had made the dress. The world is a better place for such bohemian madness.
Like his Monday counterpart, this fellow chose to set off one pop of color against a monochromatic scheme. Catching themes like turquoise shoes is a street style blogger's reward.
"It's an old school, 80's metal guitar," he told me. Tone control gives it electronic or acoustic overtones, but those sharkfin frets just plain rock. Listen here.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Turquoise Inspiration

Fans of Project Runway might recognize her boots, which were designed by the fourth season winner Christian Siriano. The coordinating necklace of rosettes is of her own crafting. See more of this local talent on Etsy.

Friday, January 8, 2010

City Lights

The secret lies in looking as if you haven't tried too hard.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


The lace-trimmed, satin petticoat became a scarf while the parasol coordinates with her peach and blue layers.
Jank is swank!