Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cultural XPo

Culture Works Presents Arts and Culture Xpo
at Greater Richmond Convention Center, Saturday, June 29, 2013

Cultural Shareholders sponsored the Xpo bucks
that the arts and culture organizations redeem for real money

a colonial meeting?

the next generation of gardeners enjoy the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden exhibit

a  group of tutus, waiting for a performance


Mr. Poe appears to have a spirit moving through


Beth Young shares the story of Polegreen Church in Mechanicsville 


Due to circumstances beyond my control (I believe that my computer is currently possessed), I am including only a sampling of the photos I took yesterday at the Cultural Xpo. 

Such severe editing is new to me but it still reflects my personal preferences in the broad expanse of culture present.  My loves are animals, gardening, performing arts, history, writing and "art". 

After the exorcism, I plan to do another post and include more photos and text about the interesting cultural and artistic experiences available in Richmond.

James River Writers an organization for writers and readers

Art in the Alley which transforms alleys into outdoor murals

17th century meets 21st century

Friday, June 28, 2013

let's go....

You are getting sleepy...



You will listen to my voice... you will follow this blog...

Wake up now!  RVA Culture Vultures:  anthrofashionist reports on cultural/arts event this weekend.  Read about it here...

Stay in touch - ciao, bellas!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

the daily find...

Some scattered ruminations...


I noticed recently that I am reading a variety of books and magazines, having strayed far from my usual fiction.  Here's a sampling -


Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts living in an extroverted world

Fuck Yeah Menswear By Kevin Burrows and Lawrence Schlossman
Part prose/part poetry/an interesting perspective on menswear

Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly
Retelling of the story of Camelot

Brooklyn Makers by Jennifer Causey
Select creative artists and artisans inspired by their borough


Pretty Nostalgic, celebrating brilliantly British living
                             pretty, available at Barnes and Noble

Darling, the art of being a woman
     , available at Anthropologie


Beauty News:

In progress, Alber Elbaz collab with Lancôme

Yet to come, Marc Jacobs' make-up line hits on August 9

As usual, comments/feedback appreciated.  Until next time, ciao, bellas!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

the steals...

Four more affordable riffs on the Divine Inspiration dress...

the steals...

Dorothy perkin

Oasis fit flare dress
$54 -

Wallis petite dress

Joe Browns joe brown
$45 -

Saturday, June 22, 2013

In the middle...


Yesterday, I featured a gorgeous outfit with a dress by Oscar de la Renta, priced at $1,990.00!
So today, I am showing you some mid-range dresses that are equally attractive, but more reasonably priced.  I would like some comments/feedback from you.  My readership has increased, which pleases me immensely. It tells me I am doing something right.  So any suggestions, criticism (positive and negative), thoughts would be appreciated. 
 Many thanks.  Ciao, bellas!

MSGM Neon Print Shirt Dress, $419.00,


Jack Willis Hemsley Dress, $128.00,


Striped Dress, $385.00,


Madewell Modflower Dress, $165.00,

Thursday, June 20, 2013

In search of a skirt...

                         the inspirational skirt from Etro, priced over $700.00



from H and M, $12.00

from Zara, $60.00

from pull and bear company, $7.99


from H and M, $12.00


Several days ago, I coordinated the above set, beginning with a skirt from Etro that is a knockout, but so is the price point.  So I decided to do some looking for a skirt with a similar vibe that was more affordable. 

Three of the skirts have a geometric pattern which reminded me of the original.  The other skirt from Zara is included because even though it is a floral, the vibrant colors and floral pattern make quite an impact.  So this gives you some choices...

So what do you think?  Let me know your thoughts in the Comment Section!