Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Keep your calendars open as RVAFW dates and locations are changing.

As soon as I hear, I'll let you know.

Judy aka Anthrofashionist

photo by author, Gallery Five



photo by author, at Gallery Five

Ladies and gents,
Get ready for an amazing show of Richmond's best fashion!
October 9-12, 2014
Haxall Point (at Canal)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Here comes Autumn...


Autumn Richardson

Allow me to introduce you to up and coming plus size model, Autumn Richardson of Newport News, Virginia.  This lovely young lady has modeled in several RVAFW shows and I realized that I neglected to post this photo of her from Carytown Fashion Feeds the Byrd on 09.18.14.  

Reality Check: The average dress size for an American woman is size 14.

Get ready because Autumn will be walking the runway in this year's RVAFW shows at Haxall Point, 10.09-12.14! 


Monday, September 22, 2014

RVAFW October 2014

do you remember this magical model from the shows in May of 2013, yes?
Lucky for you, because he is returning for RVAFW this October 2014!
Erico is back in the house...
Erico Jordan at the Broadberry, May 2013


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Carytown Fashion Feeds the Byrd...






Were you at the Byrd Thursday night?  No, you missed it... let me catch you up.  Doors opened at 6 pm... Drinks, snacks and schmoozing in the lobby.

The fashion show started a bit after 7 pm, fashionably late....
hosted by Lisa Schaffner of UNOS and Jeanie Rule of Elements and featured apparel and accessories from several shops in Carytown - Bygones, Fab'rik, Walkabout Outfitter, AlterNatives, Glassboat and Lex's of Carytown. Each segment was timed with a film and music of the shop's choosing, ranging from the Jazz Age through present day... 

A silent auction took place on the balcony to raise additional money for the Byrd, which is beginning a period of restoration to the way it was, historically speaking. 

The attendance was a little sparse (you SHOULD have been there), but the audience made up for it with enthusiasm.  After-parties were held at the Daily Kitchen and Bar and Portrait House, with 10% of proceeds going to the Byrd.

Thanks to Brian Godsey, videographer, of Profound Productions and J.C. Vera, photographer of Richmond, Va. and Lima, Peru.  Missed my girl, Dawn Yilmaz and Deuce (Duncan Scott)... They're all my photog buddies.

Low lighting made it challenging to adjust my camera in manual mode, so there were unusable photos. Apologies, I did my best to include all the shops that showed. 

Mark these dates on your calendar: October 9 through 12
where: Haxall Point (formerly F.W. Sullivan's at the Canal)

RVA Fashion Week, events daily, schedule in the works!

Also, speaking of Haxall Point, be sure to look for opening of Blank Slate in Plaza Room, new breakfast/coffee lounge...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Well-Worn Market, RVA

Here are a few new pictures from the Well-Worn Market, Sunday, September 14 at Gallery 5
I just took a workshop about using my camera in Manual mode and am playing with different effects.  Some are purposeful, others not planned.... The instructor warned us that our photos will get worse, before they get better?!
So prepare yourselves for my photos of Fashion Feeds the Byrd, this Thursday, September 18
Low lighting, moving models and I have no clue how close I'll be to the stage.  Could be quite interesting...

words to cherish...

two customers downstairs...


through the doorway into the light...


Yesterday's Heroes, one of the shops featured...


a casual grouping, having a seat and chatting...


a figure descends the staircase...


now you see them...



now they're gone... spirited away...



Wednesday, September 10, 2014



Fashion Feeds the Byrd

Thursday, September 18
6 pm
Byrd Theatre, West Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia



Thursday, September 4, 2014