Friday, November 8, 2013

Vintage with a modern twist

As I write this, many members of the Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum (YAM) are getting ready to put on their 1920's inspired cocktail dresses and suits for its first Fall Ball.

The Mint Museum Uptown will be turned into a jazz-era club for the inaugural event on Nov. 8. Guest are encouraged to wear “speak-easy” attire to the party that includes 1920s-inspired food and cocktails, music from the band Cookie, a silent auction and an after-party at Bubble. 

Proceeds go to "Bearing Witness: The New York Photo League and Sonia Handelman Meyer," a YAM-sponsored exhibit that will be featured at the Mint Museum Randolph beginning Nov. 24. 

If you miss the Fall Ball, the next fun thing on the YAM calendar is its Holiday Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 at Brio Tuscan Grille, 4720 Piedmont Row. Non-members are welcome. Details:

In honor of the Fall Ball, the Young Affiliates of the Mint worked with Tatyana M Photography and stylist Caroline Hamlin Byrnes using clothes from Belk to show how to wear a vintage look with a modern twist - a look that's increasingly popular now among young men and women. 

Here are some of my favorite photos from the beautiful shoot:  

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