Monthly Archives: October 2009

Slow Southern News

You Are Invited To November Events   Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans
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The New Orleans Saks Fifth Avenue would like to get you ready for holiday season with a slew of shopping events. 
  • Enjoy a fashionable lunch at Commander’s Palace on November 5th from 12:00-2:00pm. Saks will be showing the best of the fall 2009 collections in a festive atmosphere. Call the restaurant to make a reservation.
  • Need a cocktail dress? Stop by on November 7th from 12:00-4:00pm to view the latest evening wear. Informal modeling and champagne are the highlights of the afternoon. For more information call 504.524.2200 ext. 5345
  • An Eileen Fisher representative will be on hand November 5th from 12:00-4:00pm to assist you with purchases. Anyone who spends $500 on non-sale items will receive an exclusive gift. Call 504.524.2200 ext. 5338 to set up an appointment.

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Get the party started early

Last night I went to an Alice in Wonderland themed event and dressing the part was required, at least in my mind. My outfit was a bit impromptu but I did the best I could with what I already owned. A corset and ruffly shorts are a quick, easy costume. The rest is details. Now I’m off to finish my Halloween costume and have coffee with a friend later. I can’t wait to have these costumes finished!

Accessories detailing

Yellow and teal ruffle shorts: New York Couture
Green brocade corset: VersAtelier Corsets
Patent leather booties: Antonio Melani
Incognito wig in baby blonde: Fifi Mahony’s

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  • Meet Hillary and Katherine of Who What Wear in Miami, FL on October 28th.
  • Italy Direct, a boutique with wholesale pricing, is having a wine and cheese night on Saturday, November 7th from 6pm ’till midnight.
  • If you’ve ever fallen in love with a piece of jewelry while watching a movie you’re in luck. Filthy Rich  is opening next month at 330 Chartres St in the French Quarter. The franchise sells high quality replicas of famous pieces of jewelry seen classic movies such as Gone with the Wind. 
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  • So are you waiting until the last minute to get your Halloween costume? Swing by Buffalo Exchange for last minute picks and get 75% off all sale items including a selection of costumes. Hurry up!
  • Get your tassles ready for the Gowns and Tassles burlesque benefit  on October 28th at the Always Lounge in the Marigny. There will be a fashion show and of course burlesque performances.  The fashion show will showcase up and coming designers Ottilie Brodmann, John Delgadilo and Debbie Johnson.
  • Rubensteins is showing Agave Denim’s latest fall collection on Friday and Saturday Oct. 30th-31st. Designer Jeff Shafer will be in store to help you select the perfect pair. 
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Sneak Peek

So as some of my friends know I typically try to make my costumes. I’d never be caught dead in a bagged costume. While wearing something unique is rewarding it is also a lot of work, especially when there are multiple dress up days at work.

Saturday was wig day so I wore this blonde bob. I decided to go all out and wear this costumey get up. I wear all of these pieces separately but never dress this matchy matchy IRL.
Headscarf: vintage, Leopard print cardi: H&M, Dress: Ben Sherman purchased at Ah-ha, Pink tights: Buffalo Exchange, black wedge shoes: Camper brand via Ebay
I’ve been crazy busy with work and getting our costumes ready. We are going as a Mayan king and queen. Wigs were purchased, thrift stores visited, and makeup acquired. Now I just need to make some last minute alterations and additions. For now here is a sneak peek

That’s all y’all get. 🙂

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Show & Tell

One of the advantages of frequenting the Garden District are the boutiques on Magazine St. A perpetual favorite of mine is Ah-ha, located next to a slew of shops, bars and restaurants. Their mannequins are always spot on and  devilishly advertise sales on their windows all the time.
This week I discovered a simple yet stellar Ben Sherman dress that I had to add to my wardrobe.  I made a concerted effort to ween myself from an all black closet and in doing so created a few new comfort colors, eggplant being one of them.  This is a great basic dress that can be worn solo on warmer days or layered with tights and a sweater or long sleeve tee. Since there are so few cold days in New Orleans it helps to purchase pieces that can play double duty.
The tag on the dress said “button down mini” but this hits me right above the knee. Adjustable straps are a thoughtful touch and when I realized it had pockets I was sold.

This detail at the bodice and skirt shows the great pleating and the raspberry ice and purple punch striping. How could I pass up colors that sound like snoballs?

3129 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115-2304
(504) 269-2442
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When I want your opinion I’ll ask

Welcome to Slow Southern Style’s 50th post! I started this blog over a month ago due to a lack of fashion blogs concerning the south. While I primarily do this to keep myself entertained I love that I’ve picked up a few readers along the way. Now that I have your attention I’d like to get some feedback on what your favorite posts are and how I can improve this blog so even more people will stop by and enjoy it.

So I would like to know:

-Introduce yourself! Don’t be shy. Where do you live? How old are you, what are your hobbies? How did you hear about this blog?

-What are your Favorite type of posts? (interviews, slow southern news, shop profiles, created outfits, show & tell Saturdays, mannequin Mondays)

-What are your least favorite type of posts?

-What do you want to see more of? Is there anything that I don’t do that you would like to see?

You can also respond via e-mail to nolagurl[at]gmail[dot]com

Don’t forget you can get updated anytime I create new content on Twitter and Facebook.

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Uptown Girl

Since we’ve already visited downtown  we’ll now pay tribute to uptown.  Two things come to my mind when thinking of an uptown girl. The type that hang out at Parasol’s and catch a bite late night bite at St. Charles Tavern or the girl that is spotted sipping a bloody mary at the Columns on a Sunday morning after supping at Lillette the night before. I’m most definitely a combination of the two depending on my mood. I present what I’d wear for dinner, drinks, and maybe a nightcap after that.

Ankle boots are a big trend for fall. Dior made this superior version with a killer heel.

 I love this Robert Rodriguez sequined skirt. The subdued color makes sparkles more wearable.

Haute Hippie 'Sultry' Embellished Jersey Tank Haute Hippie’s “Sultry” embellished jersey tank makes a necklace unnecessary. Just throw this on and the details are taken care of.  Via Nordstrom’s

John Hardy black sapphire sterling silver ring

Finish the look with this studded Be&D Garbo convertible clutch. It guarantees  a certain edge to any outfit.

All items, unless noted, can be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Slow Southern News

  • Mark  your calenders and get ready for Fashion Rocks on November 6th. The show benefits underprivileged children by giving raising money for a Christmas shopping spree.
  • In need of a Halloween costume still? Learn how to make costumes from old clothes at The Green Project on Saturday, October 24th from 10am-noon. Admission is $5 or free if you’re a member.
  • Catch a fashion show featuring styles from Shop and Mirabella that same evening at 9:00pm at Republic.
  • The French Market promises fashion shows and costume contests the Saturday and Sunday before Halloween. Several local musicians are slated to perform. 
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