(In all fairness, they volunteered, and he was gentle. Their sartorial sins? Light-wash jeans from the juniors department, dock shoes, over-sized polo shirts, and blah colors.)
We did a Q&A with him for our print edition, but here is a longer (and more style-y) version of the Q&A for people who just can't get enough Clinton.
Allow me introduce you to Mrs. Post.
Sounding like the old-school manners it will no doubt inspire you to adopt, Mrs. Post is a wonderful new stationery and gift shop in Chickasaw Oaks.
Proprietors Lindsey Cross and Natalie Chang have both been on the wholesale side of stationery for a while, but after being introduced by a wedding coordinator — the own personal matchmaker — they decided to become business partners.
"We were ready for a change," Cross says. "It's fun. Everyone is in a happy mood when they're buying wedding invitations or new stationary."
At least part of the stationary is printed locally, and the shop does customizations on-site.
We hit the grand opening last night and found it to be cute beyond words.
See? There were notes from Jonathan Adler ...
and these little gift cards.
Letterpress greeting cards.
Baby tees and cute little booties.
There were even cupcakes made by Cross and Chang themselves.
"We're young, and we didn't want anything stuffy," Cross says. "We wanted to have fun with it, and I think we've done that."
With music provided by DJ Homework, Strange Fruit Vintage's pop-up shop will offer more than 200 vintage pieces, priced from $20 to $100.
A portion of the proceeds from an era-specific $5 photobooth — that I personally can't wait to see — will benefit the Odessa building fund.
At the Lisa Kurts gallery on White Station tomorrow from 6- 8 p.m., they'll be celebrating the "White Party Art Reception" with work by Burton Callicott, Marcia Myers, Joan Konkel, and Christine Heyman. And, from what the Flyer's calendar says, "white clothing optional."
This morning, I awoke at 4:30 to the sound of thunder.
I quickly checked the weather and started cussing. There was a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms all day.
Right about that time, photographer Justin Fox Burks texted me with his own concern about the rain.
I started to text him back, but then thought better of it. Five o'clock may not be my usual time for business calls, but sometimes you just have to hear the other person's voice.
Our shoot for the summer issue (out next Thursday!) was scheduled for 6 a.m. in Audubon Park. We had a back-up weather contingency plan, but neither one of us — I'm going to speak for him now — wanted to use it.
So we tromped out to the location around 5:30 a.m to see if we needed to cancel. The rain had stopped by then, and although it was a little wet, we decided we could work with it.
It was a great choice. Everything fell into place by 6. The rain held off; the girls looked great; we even had a little breeze and a nice, cloudy sky.
This is no way does it justice, BELIEVE ME, but b/c I can't wait, here's a little behind the scenes action:
The first, a table-side fashion show featuring various Laurelwood retailers, is this Thursday, June 3rd, at the Grove Grill.
For reservations, call 818.9951 or visit Laurelwood online for more information.
The other is the Style Your Sole event Saturday, June 5th, from 1 - 5 p.m. at Sachi, where you can personalize your canvas TOMS with paint, fabric, and markers. Local artists will be on hand (on foot?) to help and Panera Bread will provide refreshments.
For every pair purchased, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in need.
Oak Hall is having a Knock Your Socks Off "fun raiser" this Saturday, October 31st, with food, fashion, and the unveiling of Ovadafut's custom Big Brothers Big Sisters sock.
From the flyer, it looks like 10 percent of sales from Ovadafut, Robert Graham, Eton, Antique Jewelry Box, Torino, Jose Luis Leather, Frye Boots, Shin Choi, Christopher Fischer, Ava, Minnie Rose, Repeat, Magaschoni, White + Warren, Cullen, and Kinross will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis.
Speaking of fun, here are some other pictures of Ovadafut socks.