South Main

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The New Prep

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 8:05 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

(I know, I know, we'll get off of South Main soon. Maybe. It's just so style-y down there.)

Cute Katie Kizer is wearing an Anthropologie skirt, a blouse from J. Crew, and shoes from Old Navy, with a purse she got in L.A.

"I'm kind of preppy," she says, "but I'm not matchy-matchy. I'm preppy, but not overdone."

We couldn't agree more.

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Dressing Up

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 8:00 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

Angela Copeland is a girl after my own heart. Why?

Not only do I love this color, but she had this to say about her outfit: "I like to wear dresses when I go out. They're cooler and more comfortable."

It was all I could do not to yell, "Me, too!" Which, actually, now that I think about it, I may have. (Of course, I also like to wear skirts when I go out, so.)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Little Teal Dress

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 8:05 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

I'm not going to lie: I first noticed Stevie Phillips because of her great haircut.

We were at the Memphis Music Foundation's anniversary party, and there were so many people there, and they were so close together, that it was kind of hard to see people's outfits.

But the sea of people parted and we spotted Phillips' v-neck teal dress from Sachi in Laurelwood.

First of all, the color is just gorgeous. The dress has some muted detailing down the front, which adds an element of visual interest but doesn't overpower the delicate trim at the neck or the thin belted waist.

Phillips is also carrying a purse she got for $6 at an estate sale.

"I'm not afraid to match things that wouldn't ordinarily go together," she says. "I experiment a lot."

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Perfect Summer

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 8:03 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

Stephanie Farga is wearing a cute little sundress from Target, but it's really her accessories that drew our eye once we started chatting with her.

From the pink scarf in her hair to the fake tattoos gracing her neck and arm to the Bonnaroo wristband, this whole outfit just says young and fun and summer.

I could just see her in one of those road-tripping Coca-Cola commercials, y'know? The ones where they try to create the perfect summer? Seriously, Coke people: You should cast this girl.

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Fresh and Neat

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 8:00 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

"I don't know where I got any of this," says Las Vegas resident Brandy Wood of her long shorts and tank top.

We caught up with Wood at Earnestine & Hazel's, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.

She said her style centers on comfortable and basic, and I think that's what drew us to her outfit: Even though it was rather warm, and Wood was a tourist, and we were in a former brothel, she just looked so fresh and neat.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Chelsea and Violet

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 8:06 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

We spotted Jasmin Saville and her cool and collected Chelsea and Violet dress at one of South Main's many trolley stops. We loved the pouf sleeves and the bibbed neckline, as well as the pattern.

She told us she got it at Dillard's and that she wore it that night because "it's art night and it's a lot of fun."

You can't see them in this picture, but the dress also had three precious little buttons on the back of the neck.

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Classic Lines, Care of Straight Line Wind

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 8:05 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

During the straight line wind that knocked out power to 120,000 households in June, a tree fell on Anna Talley's house and damaged the wall of her room.

The law firm intern has been staying elsewhere while it's repaired and says the storm had an impact on what she's been wearing.

"The only clothes I kept with me were ones I could wear to work," she says.

We love this classic, but modern take on a darted black skirt. It even has pockets, which we are a complete sucker for.

"I like stuff that's easy," Talley says. "I don't like trendy clothes, because I don't feel like I can wear them again."

Bringing the Heat

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 8:00 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

It's definitely summer in Memphis, and it is HOT.

The other day, Justin and I were out on South Main (We totes went for the Memphis Music Foundation anniversary party, but it was more crowded in there than a clown car, so we had to bail after a little while) and everyone was saying essentially the same thing: I wore this b/c it's hot outside.

Kate Evans, shown here in a tangerine Jenny Han dress and gladiator sandals, is an old friend of the Flyer's fashion coverage.

"I wanted to wear something loose because it's hot," she said. "In Memphis, you have to show as much skin as possible or you'll die from the heat."

We think her outfit's pretty hot, too.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Beaded Halter

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 8:00 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

Out of all the people we've shot so far, Regina Washington was the one I felt like we ambushed.

I mean, most of our fashionistas have been walking around, hanging out, partying ... in two words: easily approachable.

Washington was eating dinner with a friend.

I thought she looked so cool and collected and, yes, comfortable, that I couldn't resist interrupting her dinner. And that was before I saw all her great jewelry.

Thanks again, Regina!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Modern Cleopatra

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 9:23 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

In the version of this picture that we ran in the paper, Jessica Robinson was wearing this dress strapless and said she preferred it that way, because it showed off her shoulders. It appears (as evidenced by this shot) we also wanted to see it with the straps up.

This was actually the first outfit we shot for the summer style issue or the blog. Justin and I were trolling around South Main, right before the monthly trolley night was about to start. We saw Jessica from across the street and I think both of us were drawn to the color and pattern of her dress. There was also a little bit of wind and it gave the dress a nice fluid feel.

We ran across the street and followed her into Runway, which, at the time at least, had this dress in stock.

[Of course, when we started looking at the photos, we noticed her coworker with the 6-mile-long legs and wondered why we didn't get a shot of her, too!]

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Little Black Dress

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 3:04 PM

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Justin Fox Burks

"This is a BCBG dress I found at Macy's. I wear it to work a lot and I go out in it. It's got kind of a low neckline thing going on. And I got a really good deal on it."

"I'm a shoe person. They make you feel like you've stepped it up a notch."


— Ada Askew, 25, on South Main

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"Whatever I have, I wear."

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:09 PM

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Justin Fox Burks

"It was whatever was in my room."

How would you describe your personal style?

"Just typical Urban Outfitters. Whatever I have, I wear."

— Loran McNeely, 19, on South Main

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