Louisville native Jolea Brown earned her Bachelor's in photography at the University of Louisville, all while interning for Louisville Magazine. It's safe to say she knows her town, and can pick the perfect local backdrop for any family portrait shoot. She travels from spot to spot, immortalizing parents at play with their kids or a bride's big day. She also captures images in her studio, both for private and commercial clients, such as NBC, the American Lung Association, and the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Tres Chic Boutique gussies up any guy with a well-cut tux in a slew of snazzy styles. Duds-seeking dudes can call ahead with their measurements or swing by the store and let an occasion expert assist in picking out penguin costumes. Basic tuxedo rentals include a black jacket, pants, and a white or ivory shirt, as well as a choice of vest, cummerbund, and tie. Tres Chic Boutique's glamour gurus can even help bedeck feet in a pair of complementary shoes for an additional cost. Tuxedos class up any occasion, so make sure to have an elegant ensemble squared away in time for prom, wedding season, or gigs as award-show seat fillers. Tux's must be returned by the following Monday.
Populated by designers, printmakers, and multi-discipline artists, the pack at Powerhouse Factories composes prints for musical artists, rock venues, and special events. Customers can express their serious support for guitar strummers and melody makers by purchasing bold, bright gig posters (starting at $20) of artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Passion Pit, Sonic Youth, and Kanye West. All prints are limited editions, ensuring their superiority over mass-produced posters and photocopied napkin renderings. Drawing upon their college experimentation with screen-printed propaganda art, the gig poster gurus also design prints for nationally hyped events such as Lollapalooza, SXSW, and Hurricane Katrina relief benefits ($10–$75). Non-discriminating audiophiles can opt for the Mystery Tube, an individually painted cylinder of surprise, which comes jam-packed with five random prints from the archives ($20). Powerhouse Factories outfits their fans in comfy tees and hoodies ($20-$25), whose bright colors, graphic prints, and cozy cottons provide a level of stylish comfort normally only associated with slim-fitting sleeping bags.
The technicians at Lexington Cell Phone Repair repair damaged handhelds with a wide array of screen and circuit-board taming services. After dropping off the needy device, a phone guru employs Zamboni ice-smoothing techniques to coax away screen scratches and erase unattractive cracks. Alternatively, the general-repair option renovates handhelds depending on the customer’s needs. A technician can salvage a water-damaged iPhone dropped into the sink or resurrect a defunct smartphone that fell into the hands of kids playing with sledgehammers.