Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Green Spring

Cool temperatures demand layering.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Coolidge Park Synergy

Either look would have drawn my eye, but together
her shirt and his tie are graphic complements.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mods vs. Rockers

Click on your fave to see the rest of her story, or
rumble with them on May 16 in Coolidge Park at

Thursday, April 22, 2010

At Epiphany Salon & Day Spa

Today saw the grand opening of epiphany day spa
on Frazier Avenue. Imagine having this view of the
river and bluff from your chair in a full service salon.

The Texture of Summer


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Look of Broad Street

Visit Bruce Baird today for showing of Bill's Khaki's.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Irish Cycle Chic

The Return of the Walnut Street Bridge

December 1, 2009
January 27, 2010
Brilliant spring weather heralded the reopening of Chattanooga's much missed pedestrian bridge Friday and today's second crossing gave me this colorful subject. Be sure to save the date of May 16th for the bicycle fashion show Collective Commute.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

4 Bridges Arts Festival 2010

In styles theatrical, vintage, retro and upcycled,
these looks are highlights from the 4 Bridges crowd.
Click here to see what caught my eye last year.
To read more of this charming fairytale, visit theFiligree.
Lisa Cutler rocks a vintage print dress.
a retro look at summer from Anthropologie
Laura Nugent wears an upcycled original by
Elisabeth Delehaunty.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Color

For personal color analysis, visit Elea Blake Cosmetics
on Frazier Avenue.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Seen in St. Elmo

In reality, he swaps the herringbone tweed hat for a proper helmet when mixing with the traffic.

Chattanooga School of Arts and Sciences

A mutual friend introduced me to Skyler Metheny, whose senior project took a critical look at how body images have evolved in fifty years of fashion. We agreed that street style blogging offered a refreshing and positive counterpoint to underfed runway models. Along with her paper she presented these looks, many of them from Collective Clothing and one from LEO. Here are some highlights from the show.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

She's A Rainbow

Her outfit brings to mind the Rolling Stones.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Andrae McGary

City Councilor Andrae McGary is a man of many parts. A regular reader of The Sartorialist, he displays a great sense of personal style. It was my pleasure to meet him today at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, where we attended a second performance of Sisters Speak Out.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sisters Speak Out

Come to the new Girl's Leadership Academy, 1200 Grove Street, at 7pm for an evening of affirmation, empowerment and "fashion from the inside out". There will be an encore performance at 2pm tomorrow at The Community Kitchen. A production of Be Magazine, SSO is an ever-evolving performance art project that aims to create the picture of a healthy community of women.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Yes, indeed!

seen on Oak Street in Fort Wood

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

On the Street | Happy Trails

Legendary street fashion photographer and cyclist
Bill Cunningham of The New York Times offers this
charming look at Manhattanites on wheels.

source On the Street
via vélo vogue

Monday, April 5, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mid-century Remix on Frazier Avenue

The 1940's jacket plays well with a skirt from the 1960's for a look as fresh as 2010.

In Bluff View

Come to River Gallery in Bluff View from 6:30 'til 8 tonight for an opening reception honoring Margaret Dyer and Joan Rasmussen.

Spring Season


The warmer season is full upon us and it shows in the frequency of postings. He told me that today might be a last opportunity to wear this camel jacket. Old school Wallabees and vintage Ray Bans, the kind with ear clips, round out this classic look assembled in part from thrift scores. While winter's chill certainly reduced foot traffic around town, the closing of the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge has affected Frazier Avenue merchants and this blog alike. A check of last January, February and March revealed ten encounters on that structure, not to mention all the crossings that allowed me to find stylish folk on both sides of the Tennessee River. Repairs to the decking appear to be complete. Let's hope it reopens soon.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cycling in St. Elmo

Ride with Mods and Rockers at the first ever Collective Commute: Chic Cycling in Chattanooga on May 16 in Coolidge Park. Get in shape for it at Pilates Chattanooga.

Early Shipment Benefits Area Man

There is nothing more Chattanooga 3.0 than using an iPad
Robert Parker
@Donald Sayers shows off new iPad...inadvertently qualifies for "Southside TechTeach" grant from CreateHere
The Noogalyst