Saturday, August 31, 2013

Market Bag....Soda City

A wonderful bag to wear to the market....
 ...and a closer look at the details.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Dress+Sneakers....Soda City Market

It was a bit of a blur but indeed, as I waited to purchase farm-fresh eggs, I believed I had caught  a glimpse of something wonderful...
...and indeed, I was correct. I liked the dress--both pattern and cut--and the stylish pairing of it with pink socks and plimsolls.  Well done, adorable young person!  And do let the record show, I've noticed this one's flair for fashion before.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Trombone + Mini....Main Street

If you've been wondering what to wear with your trombone, might I offer this example? She looks wonderful, no?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Pleated Skirt....Main Street

An adorable lass in a charming pleated skirt--the agreeable young lady was holding a rather impressive camera when I first spied her, but she put it down so that I might take her photo.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Butterfly Vintage....Soda City

This darling woman in her darling yellow dress is more than the subject of a pretty picture. She's, dare I say, a bit of a fashion anthropologist herself. She introduced me to Butterfly Vintage....
 ...which was offering clothing, jewelery and other finds for sale at the Soda City market on Saturday.
You can also find these treasures for sale through Etsy and to "window shop" there is to treat yourself to an array of great fashion from days gone by...including styles that were the rage during my younger, wilder years.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Stars & Stripes....Main Street

I was delighted by these short trousers, sported by a fellow taking in the Saturday activities downtown. They reminded me of others I'd documented some months ago.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sockless Style....Museum of Art

I am quite enthusiastic about this fellow's look and with today's heat, even more enthusiastic than usual about the prospect of bare-naked ankles. Are my eyes going wonky or is this chap also this chap?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Pretty Dress....Museum of Art

Many thanks to photographer John Allen for sending a photo of this dress. He overheard me raving about it at last week's Arts & Draughts party, kind gentleman, so took this and emailed it over.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Page....Camp Free Times

I encountered this adorable lass last night at a summer camp of sorts--a theme party hosted by Free Times to celebrate its Best of Columbia issue.  Page most assuredly won my vote for best dress.
Here's a closeup of the pattern.  The darling young woman told me the dress was a find at Hip Wa Zee.  Her braids she may have acquired at the party, which offered a hair braiding station as well as other camp-like activities such as macrame.
Above you see another of the activities, "campfire" songs.  It was a charming evening full of nostalgia and humor. Alas...had I only hair upon my own head for braiding.  Perhaps I should have crafted a macrame pony tail.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Cathy....The Vista

I was rather smitten by the design of the back of this maxi dress....
...a fact that its wearer seemed to find greatly amusing.  At least it earned me a flash of that kazillion watt smile.  She then insisted I take a gander at her purse, which she assured me was a fishing basket.
I was indeed hooked by her claim, though the basket did not smell of trout or other gilly creatures, thank the stars.  Later I learned I'd been chatting with a personage of some renown. Cathy is the founder of CreatAthon, a nationally acclaimed project that brings together advertising creatives to provide pro bono services.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Italian Accordion Player....City Art

What a delight to happen across this gentleman, who was charming those of us attending a recent art show. Indeed, I feel strongly that when one Googles "Italian Accordion Player," one should find our fellow above...not this chap.
Above, you see our Italian accordion player with the evening's other star, artist Tim Floyd, whose work depicts scenes in Italy.  Whatever the scene, I rather like the accordion as an accessory. It's quite stylish--and somewhat universal.  I've heard accordion music in Northern Mexico, visited an accordion repair shop in Paris....though, I must say, I have yet to happen across Icelandic accordion players.  Have you? (Indeed, another Google search took me to the Reykjavik Accordion Festival, perhaps a new item for this old chap's bucket list.)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Graphic Jumpsuit....Columbia Museum of Art

Do overlook the quality of this photograph in order to appreciate--as I did--the fabulous black and white jumpsuit this pretty woman is wearing.  I saw her at the museum's Arts & Drafts gathering....
...where the present exhibit has quite a bit in common with the lady's attire.  The work on the wall is one of many pieces by Steven Naifah on display now. The chap in front of it, I do believe, is my old acquaintance Sir Hubert Egg who appears to have returned from his extended stay in Central America.  (On a side note--is there something about a graphic pattern that makes one want to cross one's arms? Or mere coincidence? Hmm....)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Laura....Two Takes on Summer

The first time I spied Laura, I was walking through an especially toasty parking garage and she was on location with a video production unit, in charge of makeup and wardrobe. Though I was suffering mightily from the heat,  I was charmed, in particular, by her red socks--so much so that I stopped to photograph them and risked heat prostration.  Fortunately, the parking garage was attached to a hospital. Even more fortunately, I did not need the hospital's services.
Mere hours later, I bumped into Laura again at the opening of a show at City Art. She was sporting a quite different look, no?  I was unable to determine if she might still be wearing the red socks. I did, however, enjoy an extended chat in this more comfortable location.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Curious Hat....St. Andrews Road

Ah, the fantasy of a New England summer....where the combination of a sweater and short trousers, so frequently depicted in magazines and catalogs, might make sense.  In our fair city, I did find a place where one dares to wear a sweater without fear of sweltering, a new-ish store with a tremendous freezer in which you can stroll around.  This young lady was reveling in the chance to sport her cheery jumper on a hot July day. And she'd found a hat, albeit not one particularly well-suited for afternoon thunderstorms.
If you're looking for a place to wear your J.Crew-like sweater-and-shorts ensemble, you'll find that house-sized freezer at Chef's Store on St. Andrews Road, just off I-26.  Do send a photo if you dress up and visit it! (And if you forget your sweater, they kindly provide coats for you to borrow.)