Thursday, March 4, 2010

Meet Elizabeth Alley

Posted By on Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Artist Elizabeth Alley has been described as "Memphis' answer to Audrey Hepburn," and I think in the following week, you'll see why.

In fact, it's Elizabeth who deserves credit for the Fashion Week concept.

Elizabeth and I were on the same team back when we played for Memphis Roller Derby and we still get together for meetings of what we call the pizza buffet binge-eaters club. But no matter when I see her, she always looks chic and well put together. And she always has the cutest shoes!

Which always leads me to say, "Where is Justin when you need him?" (B/c I can't take a good picture for anything.)

The end result, of course, was this feature.

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SHANNON DIXON

This particular day Elizabeth was wearing a dress from Martin + Osa, which she got online, on sale. Because she thinks it looks a little like a St. Agnes uniform by itself, she paired it with a gray sweater from Target.

"I bought it for the warmth factor, but it's gray so it goes with everything," she says. "When I button it up and wrap the built-in scarf around my neck, it looks like something an old lady would wear in a sci-fi movie."

I know Charlize Theron isn't old, but I couldn't help but throw this in there, from Aeon Flux. Just to give people an idea of what it *might* look like, buttoned up.

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But Elizabeth obviously isn't wearing it the sci-fi way.

"When not buttoned up, the built-in scarf makes the sweater asymmetrical, which if you know me is weird," she says, "but then I don't have to worry about losing a scarf."

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