Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sharon....Wednesday Night Market

I met Sharon at the All-Local Farmers' Market--I there to stock up on goat's milk, she making a field trip from her home in Lake City. Sharon told me her bold print tunic is actually a shirt dress she purchased recently from Walmart. She added her own belt, a scarf, and a yellow bag she'd acquired over the weekend from Forever 21 in Charleston. Nicely done!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Olivia....Aisle 3

One of my favourite aspects of going to Earth Fare is seeing what this winsome lass will be wearing. Don't you like her hat and socks?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Colour Blocking....701 Whaley


Much was made over the last year about colour blocking in fashion. This woman's combination was eye-catching--a feat extraordinaire when you consider that she was attending an event chock-a-block with look-at-me ensembles. In fact, I am indebted to the charming Tracie Broom for directing my attention to this one.  I did not meet the woman, but perhaps you recognize her and will let me know who she might be! She wore her colour blocks well, no?

Monday, February 20, 2012

May....in February

I was visiting my old chum Reid at The Buckley School when May walked in, dazzling me with her general adorableness--and in particular, with the knit shift she was wearing.  It was one of the elusive Missoni for Target dresses, which sold out, I believe, in about 24 hours. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mardi Gras....Rosewood


I've always observed that you can do a lot with a bit of tulle and some inexpensive, shiny beads.  Admittedly, my knowledge of American history is not the best, but isn't that how the United States managed the Louisiana Purchase?  These winsome young ladies, above, make my point by dressing up t-shirt dresses and leggings with tulle and beads for Columbia's Mardi Gras celebration--charming!
I was quite taken by this woman's clever headpiece, fashioned from an old 45.  Behind her, you see photographer Forrest Clonts, whose pictures are far better than mine. I've been enjoying them on Facebook.
Of course, the one person not included in Forrest's photos is Forrest, so I'm posting one here.  He is a handsome young man, no?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bethany....701 Whaley

 This darling young woman had on the most enchanting ensemble. I was particularly taken with the sweater-like leggings.
Here's another view.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Matthew....701 Whaley

I quite like this combination--the layered sweaters, the bow tie, glasses and beer. Well done, sir!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Red & Red....What's Love

As one might expect, there were plenty of delicious red dresses to be seen last night at the What's Love Valentine's Day show--but I was particularly enchanted to spy these two redheads in red, speaking animatedly to one another.  Soon I discovered why....
Tracie led me to a hole in the floor, where one might drop a penny, then peer in.  The action below was titillating, but in a delightfully silly kind of way.  Tracie's expression, above,  says it all.  Later, I ventured to the basement space below the peephole....
...and discovered one of the performers putting on a costume.  It was a fun night at 701 Whaley, indeed.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whitney....701 Whaley

Dear reader, I confess, when I saw this antennaed woman, I was hoping the leadership on Mars had sent her to Earth to give me hugs.  Not quite--she'd been sent to the All-Local Farmers' Market to sell me tickets to a Valentine's Day event called What's Love--an equally lovely proposition, actually, without the risk of an intergalactic incident.

Many fashion anthroplogists insist on calling Whitney's headgear a deely bobber.  These now-ubiquitous themed headbands have only been in mass distribution since the early 1980s, inspired by the antennae of the Killer Bees from Saturday Night Live. The inventor went with  "deely bobber" and attempted to secure a patent/trademark.  His word came from a friend's use of the term "deelybopper," the friend's  lifelong variation on "thingamajig." In fact, many people (including me) call these thingamobobs deely-boppers, though I prefer "Martian toppers". How about you?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Masked Man....Five Points


Had I spied a garden ornament bandit in broad daylight on Saluda Avenue? I looked again. It was the mischievous Michael Krajewski--no bandit, but a bit of a prankster. He appeared, once again, to be wearing a lady's item of clothing, this time a silk neckerchief. Who knows why.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Gorgeous Sunday....Five Points

Yesterday was the sort of Sunday that demands one break out one's fancy sunglasses, journey by bicycle, lounge about at sidewalk cafes, and otherwise enjoy the unseasonably gorgeous weather, no?  Behind those "Foster Grants" at The Gourmet Shop, I discovered, was music writer Otis Taylor.
A bit further down the sidewalk along Saluda, I found a bike outfitted with stunning accessories....
 ...and around the corner, the proprietors at work on what will surely be the city's first Irish taco shack.  I look forward to wearing my kilt and sombrero here for the grand opening!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Derek....All-Local Farmers' Market

Derek is the most affable chap and I was enthralled by his market-morning ensemble, because it captures the essence of our Columbia "winter".  I believe I will adopt this style--a wooly scarf with short trousers and plimsolls.  It's just the thing for these balmy February days.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stylish Traveler....Columbia Airport

I quite liked the way this woman was comfortable in grey jersey with a bit of gold sequin at the hem. I believe those are silver flats she's wearing, as well.