When Priscilla Presley needed an ensemble to wear for her Sept. 23 appearance at James Burton’s International Guitar Festival, she stopped by Knox Goodman’s unannounced earlier in the day.
While she was browsing, Presley noticed Jolene Woods’ Ambiance beauty salon in the building and asked her on the-spur-of-the moment if she would style her hair. “It was a basic shampoo and blow dry. Very simple,” said Woods.
On her first trip to Shreveport, Presley was squired around by Shreveport film guru Arlena Acree.
Presley, who does not eat meat, ordered the “fresh catch,” which was cod and the dessert sampler at Mabry House the night before. “She loved the Balsamic ice cream. And she loved eating in an old house,” said Ginger Mylar, who is co-owner with hubby, Chef Steve. Presley’s party dashed into Wine Country for a salad after the shopping spree at Knox’s.
At Knox’s, Presley bought a very fitted black-on-black abstract zebra print street length dress with long sleeves by Ronny Kobo to wear on stage. To accessorize it, she picked up a Jenny Bird chain necklace and Azaara earrings. And added another outfit to the stack.
Showing off a snake-inspired ring with black pave diamonds, Presley said it was the gift of her son, Navarone, who collects snakes.
“She said he gave it to her, so she would think of him when she traveled,” said Knox manager James Osborne.
“It was exciting for us. She was very sweet and said she needed clothes and this was a lovely shop,” said Goodman.