Its that time of year again when comic book characters and movie science fiction heroes jump from the screen and page for a vacation at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.Â Thatâ€™s right Guys and Gals its DRAGONCON! ( WEBSITE )Â Here are some Pictures from check in!
Pecan Pie Gazette
A big ole slice of the south
Archive for August, 2008
Biography from website:
Kylie Earlene Graterâ€™s farm beginnings in Riley, Kansas lend a unique aesthetic to her original pieces. Growing up in the rural Midwest, she was able to look out onto the Plains, their vast horizons, and crops that rotated with the seasons.
The simplicity of rural life, the changing of the weather, and the cycles of planting, and harvesting have all influenced Graterâ€™s approach to creating jewelry. Her close contact with these organic influences, in part, determines her materials: feather, cow bone, and leather, to name a few.
Graterâ€™s later influences stem from substantial time spent studying and working abroad. She studied the professional side of craftmaking in England during college for a year and spent time in Africa, working with an HIV/AIDS project. These cultures, combined with her own upbringing in small-town America, have helped to determine the way that Grater builds her designs.
In addition to creating jewelry out of new materials, Grater invents pieces by reconstructing cast-outs and vintage jewelry. Inspiration for this line of jewelry comes from a dictate out of her rural past: one must make use of every little thing! This reuse results in unique and eclectic pieces that are expressive of both the old and the new.
Grater resides in Lawrence, Kansas where all the pieces are handmade.
Early Jewelry also has a wonderful blog ( WEBSITE )
Here she tells us how she goes about making vintage cuff link rings through pictures…
My favorite new band MISSY GOSSIP AND THE SECRET KEEPERS ( WEBSITE )! Iâ€™ve known of Lauren Paige Staley for awhile, I knew she was the type of person to subtlety be friends with musicians and rock stars, and I also new she was the type of person that commanded attention in the most graceful way. Sheâ€™s the girl in the room that doesnâ€™t have to tell you that sheâ€™s supposed to be the center of attention its just that the universe turns towards her on its own.
So no surprise that she has a band, the surprise is the voice. A voice filled with yearning and excitement at the same time. I hear that on stage she and the band are amazing! Check them out tonight at 1 five 0 ( WEBSITE ).
This courthouse no longer stands, there is a fountain in its place.
Pecan Pie Coutureâ€™s Spring 2009 season of shirts LEGENDARY has a new video out on you-tube. We were inspired by southern folklore and legends for this line of shirts.
To set the mood we asked our friends Martina Williams AKA Martina Diamante ( WEBSITE ) and Erich Luedkte of the Lasch (no longer playing after “the Lasch Show Ever” and but currently forming a new band), to rework a traditional Appalachian folk tune we found on the library of congress website.
Martina scored and played the violin.
Erich was in charge of recording and styling the score.
We are so happy to have such great friends as these, enjoy the video and go to Pecan Pie Couture ( WEBSITE) to find out where you can pick up these shirts in Spring 2009.
This is Teddy Thompson ( WEBSITE ) Many people first found this London born artist on the Soundtrack of Brokeback Mountain singing duets with Rufus Wainwright ( WEBSITE ), but ladies he is all yours if not a bit more groomed from the experience. Like Rufus, Teddyâ€™s Parents were folk singers and his warm mellow sounding voice is a throw back to that folksy heritage.
However donâ€™t let the voice fool you, there are some deviant lines in his new CD A Piece of What You Need. Such as the line in the song What’s This?!! â€œI smile away as sheâ€™s moving her stuff in, My eyes all doe and Iâ€™m calling her muffin.â€
See Teddy open for Tift Merritt at Variety Playhouse on Sept 6th ( WEBSITE )
Thanks ATL for a wonderful Mart! Pecan Pie Couture booth 2-450! Pecan Pie Couture ( WEBSITE ) Tomorrow is the last day!
AmericasMart ( WEBSITE )
Hereâ€™s what happening at the AmericasMart (WEBSITE) Premiere show.
If you are looking for the perfect pair of Organic jeans to go with your Pecan Pie Couture (WEBSITE) shirt look no further than STS Blue a new line of organic jeans by the west coast staple in reasonably priced premium denim. STS (WEBSITE).
Also if you are looking to go swanky green next season check out Nugaard Designs (WEBSITE) jewelry made from beautiful golden Brazilian grass.
Also check out Mark Edgeâ€™s (WEBSITE) new Eco Vintage line. The Atlanta native is hitting LasVegas with his new line next week and will be Joined by Pecan Pie Couture for the Magic Tradeshow (WEBSITE).
Well the world has gone China crazy, and I Love it! Yesterday I found out about the Chinatown Bus system ( WEBSITE ) which is a conglomerate of bus companies that transport people from one Chinatown to another in different American cities.. You can pretty much go from anywhere in America to another city for about $20â€¦ ATL Buford HWY to NYC Chinatown for $20 count me in!!
Everyone I speak to is also crazy about the Birds Nest ( WEBSITE ), and granted its an amazing building, but my favorite building is the Water Cube. Here are stills from an amazing slide show about the building up on NYTimes ( WEBSITE ).
We also have to talk about Olympic Fashion ( WEBSITE )
Polo Logo! Nicely Athletic Blazer
I know this is Awful, but if you already look like an OOMPA LOOMPA then maybe don’t dress like one. And as Matt pointed out one of them is wearing Crocs in the opening ceremonies.. This is just wrong.
HATS HATS HATS!
Look the Chinese Lady holding the sign took time to do her Hair!!
Everyone else? hmmmm… HATS!
Our friends over at EPIDEMIK COALITION ( WEBSITE ) are the coolest kids in town and are having another photo shoot for their t-shirt line PROCESS.Â It is August 14th at ElBar ( WEBSITE ).Â Here are some photos from the last shoot!Â Hopefully Colleen will be bartending again, see you there!Â If you are looking to buy some PROCESS tees head over to STANDARD on Peactree st. ( WEBSITE )