Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Give a Hoot (+ Louise)

Posted By on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 8:30 AM

  • all photos Halley Johnson

Vintage clothing store Hoot + Louise had their grand opening at last Friday night's trolley tour on South Main.

Anna Avant, the store’s owner, says her inspiration (and the name!) comes from her grandmother, as evidenced by this adorable photograph sitting on the checkout counter.


In terms of clothing, Hoot + Louise offers moderately priced vintage, including dresses and shirts…


…and beautiful belts.


The store also stocks new clothing from designers Avant handpicked. There are some beautiful pieces hand-printed with scissors and birdcages.


They also have clothes and accessories for babies, as well as a section of cute trinkets and teacups.


Check out Hoot + Louise at their new home on G.E. Patterson, between Delphinium and Cheesecake Corner, and on their Facebook page, where you can find more information and much better photographs than these.

Also during Friday’s trolley tour was a convention of sorts for enthusiasts of Etsy.com, a site where artists can set up shop to sell handmade wares.

Many of those wares were available to buy at the Robinson gallery, where a group of Memphis sellers put their products on display.

These cute ruffle-y necklaces are from FlyingHearts.


These knit necklaces can be found in the Fickle Fiber Diva’s store.


These cute little plates, along with other cute, mostly tiny pottery (my favorites were miniature flower vases), are made by Pleasantview Pottery.


These gorgeous lamps (the iPhone does them no justice) are part of the selection available in Rock Paper Scissors’ shop.


These beautiful earrings are from Katherine Cooke Designs.


And this intricate, lovely wood-etched work is by Michelle Duckworth.


Check out Etsy to support local sellers online, as well as find beautiful handmade and vintage items from across the globe. — by Halley Johnson

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall Fashion Goes Mad

Posted By on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Our latest fall fashion issue hits the streets today, and it's a doozy.

Because of the clean lines and form-fitting silhouettes we saw from local retailers, we choose to go with a "Mad Men"-inspired theme. And we weren't the only ones.

Recent Louis Vuitton ad
  • Recent Louis Vuitton ad


We shot at one of the most stylish and sophisticated places in town: the Orpheum Theatre. I can't actually show you any of the images yet — you'll have to pick up a copy on newsstands — but I can show you some behind the scenes images. (Sucky behind the scenes images, but maybe it'll whet your appetite, anyway. I'm not much of a shutterbug.)


  • marycash

Here are some of our models getting their makeup done by the simply amazing team from Gould's.

  • marycash

Even Orpheum president Pat Halloran even got into the action.


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