Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jessica....All-Local Farmers' Market

This sweet dress caught my eye. There was something so charming and old-fashioned about it. I approached the young woman wearing it....
 ...and Jessica confirmed that she'd sewn it herself.  She is, in fact, quite a seamstress and the owner of Owlette, where she makes winsome clothing and accessories for children.
She also confirmed that I was onto something with the "old-fashioned" feel. This fabulous fabric was sent to her by a friend. It is a vintage Betsey Johnson print, from the 1970s I believe she said.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Traveler....Columbia Airport

While waiting for my bags to tumble in, I snapped a photo of these traveling friends. I like what the young woman on the right had done with basics--grey t-shirt, drab olive shorts--making an interesting ensemble not through the use of flashy clothing, but through interesting details.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Plaid Jacket....Columbia Museum of Art

In a sea of people at the recent Arts & Draughts festivities, this jaunty jacket caught my eye. Though I did not have the pleasure of meeting the chap, my chum Sir Hubert Egg did make his acquaintance--and asked him about the jacket. According to Sir Hubert's account, the gentleman had purchased it from a fancy store for quite a good price.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Yakkay....701 Whaley

I was roaming about the lively Free Times party on Wednesday evening when I felt a jolt of envy: this young man was wearing the bicycle helmet I have been trying to purchase for the last several months.  It's by Yakkay--a basic plastic helmet which you can, in effect, slipcover with a variety of stylish caps. Alas, my noggin requires an XL--and there are none to be had in the country.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Heather....Tapp's Arts Center


Several women in my company urged me to photograph darling Heather--namely because she was wearing a romper and wearing it so well.  "Not everyone can pull that off," noted one woman, and we agreed that Heather certainly did.  The romper--or romper suit as I typically refer to it--revolutionized clothes for children at the turn of the 20th century.  It's also been the height of fashion for women off and on over the years.  Certainly, with her cute figure and brilliant smile, Heather could make the case for any trend.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sade....Columbia Museum of Art

This gorgeous woman was attending Arts & Draughts at the museum. I liked the way she had layered the open-knit fringe vest over a vibrant yellow dress.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wendy....Main Street

Thunderstorms? Sunshine? Strolling the galleries at First Thursday, cute Wendy was prepared for whatever Mother Nature might throw her way....though I wondered that a gust of wind might sweep her hat from her head.  No worry though--a chivalrous fellow would have leapt at the opportunity to chase it down, no doubt.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Orange Boots & Backpack....Main Street

When I caught a glimpse of this petite, adorable young woman walking by, all in orange and yellow, I experienced what my chi running guru calls "y'chi".  I was, in short, like a squirrel pursuing a choice nut. My focus was centered--and despite my creaking ancient joints--I was off.
Lucky for me, she paused to chat with a friend, so this grey-and-not-so-flying squirrel did not have to travel far. Don't you love, particularly, the boots?  And isn't it all, head to toe, simply marvelous?