Monthly Archives: March 2010

Six picks for spring

Aside from a few brief cold moments spring is officially here in the south. Warmer weather and a perfect breeze brings plenty of outside activities such as crawfish boils, picnics, trips to the zoo, or just a leisurely bike ride. Enjoy this great weather while you can until summer creeps up and slaps us with heavy rain and high humidity. So finish packing away your coats and freshen up your wardrobe with my six picks for spring.

 Spring is all about patterns but not necessarily in pastels. This skirt from Francesca’s would  satisfy my repetitious craving.

The Trap This grey dress from Hemline is just begging for some brightly colored accessories, such as a bold statement necklace.

 Looking for the perfect al fresco dining dress?  This rich purple dress with embroidery from Lady Soho fits the bill.

My next three picks are for the men of Slow Southern Style. I can’t forget about y’all!

There is something so right about chambray. It gets better with each washing and lets you step away from the iron in warm months. This classic look at Shoefty gets a small update via the red button in the middle. Pair it with white linen or khaki and you’re set.

 If your shirt requires cuff links why not have some fun with this floral pair from Style Lab?

 These shorts from Banana Republic are relaxed yet dressy enough to wear them without feeling sloppy.

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Slow Southern News

  • LF is offering 60% all merchandise off this week for their only sale of the season
  • Voluptuous Vixen, a plus sized boutique, just listed several items on Ebay. Time to scoop up some great deals!
  • Enjoy 20% off select denim at Style Lab, a great men’s boutique on Magazine St. They also just received   a new shipment of Hartford linen and cotton shirts, perfect for spring and summer.
  • Ruby in Hammond is having their spring break event this Friday and Saturday. Stop in for complimentary margaritas from La Caretta and a gift with purchase from Paris Parker, Christina Salon, Bayou Booksellers, Cold Stone and Tan Lines of Hammond.
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Style Profile

The men of the south are true peacocks and my goal for this site is to feature individuals with a real sense of personal style. 
I don’t get a chance to snap pictures often, much less of total strangers but I’m  attempting a semi regular men’s post and naturally my first subject matter is my husband.  
I really lucked out and found a guy who needs little to no help dressing himself. He’s a Yankee but I usually don’t hold that against him. So without further ado I officially introduce you to my partner and best friend.
Name: Thomas 
Occupation: Mental health clinical director and licensed counselor
Origin: Upstate New York, Ohio
Years in New Orleans: 6 total – 5 years Pre-K and currently 1 year back 
Favorite labels: Hugo Boss, Ben Sherman, Banana Republic, Citizens of Humanity, John Fluevog, Cole Haan, Bacco Bucci
Style: Sophisticated with a dash of fun
Favorite item(s): A well edited shoe collection
A better picture of the shoes from the website he purchased them from.
Michael (Black)
Outfit details:
Shirt: Ben Sherman tee, purchased at Funky Monkey
Jeans: Overdyed black Huf jeans, purchased at Shoefty
As usual pardon the grainy photo. I need to stop taking photos at night and actually learn how to use my camera!
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Show & Tell

I’m in desperate need of sandals (my husband might have a different opinion) since 1. I got a new foot tattoo that I want to show off and 2. summer will be here soon.  Luckily  I found two really great  pairs week and even the hubby agrees.

The weather has been beautiful so I decided to stroll down to La Divina for a quick bite on my lunch break. An innocent panini run turned into a shoe shopping spree when I stopped into Ah-ha while waiting for my to go order. Ah-ha always stocks Reef flip flops, which is what I wandered in for but I walked out with these Dolce Vita sandals instead. I’ve been wearing a lot of gray and blue lately and I think these will work well with skirts and dresses.  I really love the way they tie at the back and the pale pink and blue is a nice splash of color.

 

Keeping in the Magazine St. shoe shopping theme I couldn’t resist these silver fish skeleton sandals from Buffalo Exchange. They are a fun addition to my shoe collection and for a measly $19.50 I really couldn’t pass them up.

 
So what’s on your shoe wish list this summer?
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Slow Southern News

  • If you’re on the Northshore on Saturday, March 20th sit in on “Toolbox Divas with Becky Burt from 10am-5pm.  The class shows participants how to make jewelry out of common hardware store items. Admission is $100, $90 for members plus a $10 fee for supplies.
  • Spring cleaning? Head to Buffalo Exchange to sell what you don’t wear and buy some new (to you) items. Just check their website to see what they are looking for.
  • SHOP on Magazine St. is closing their doors at the end of March. All merchandise will be on clearance until they close. 
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Something old, something new

Have you ever gone to an antique shop, saw a beautiful yet flawed piece of jewelry and thought “I could do something with that?” I constantly get ideas to rework a piece but my thoughts rarely come to fruition. Jordan of Opulent Oddities has created a business that does exactly this. Based in Florida she is an artist and jewelry designer who works with antique and vintage pieces. Taking cues from the origin of the pieces she recreates them into something wearable and modern yet maintains the pieces original charms. She describes her work as “Opulence, curiosity, sensuality, antiquity, mystery, romance, sophistication”. Antique chandelier crystals, handbag linings, brooches and baubles are just some of the materials she works with.




The Recital The recital collar


Staring into the Sun Staring into the sun necklace


Like Lava Like Lava earrings


The Powder Room The powder room bracelet


Jordan’s work has been featured in Bust Magazine, a myriad of blogs and can be purchased via Etsy.











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Slow Southern News

I’m back from my beautiful San Francisco trip and getting tattooed (locally). While I’m getting over a cold and foot swelling enjoy this week’s roundup of news, just in time for the weekend.

  • Belladonna Day Spa is now offering Minx manicures and pedicures. Minx is a flexible film application that can be customized with graphics, metallic colors, and photo quality designs. 
  • Broad Street Bazaar is having its monthly market this Saturday, March 13th from 11:00am-4:00pm. Jewelry, health screenings, and food vendors of just some of the offerings.
  • Swap your kicks and hear some hip hop at the Kicks & Snares event at the Howlin’ Wolf this Saturday from 3:00pm-$8:00pm. The $10 cover gets you into the sneaker exchange and features more than 25 artists.
  • “Extraordinary Women” is the theme of Project Red Light’s fifth annual fashion show featuring fashions from The Villa, The Red Carpet, and The Edge. The show takes place on Thursday, March 18th at 5:00pm at Benedict’s Plantation in Mandeville, LA. There will be live entertainment, martini bar, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds go to the Project Light Foundation and the $50 tickets can be purchased at Buzy Bodies in Mandeville and Covington.
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Slow Southern News

  • Feet First just got an amazing shipment of 50s and 60s style shoes from Poetic License. Styles include slingback, platform, kitten heels and sandals so there is something for everyone.
  • Take 20% off Style Lab’s new arrival denim from G-Star, John Varvatos, Nudie’s, William Rast, and Joe’s Jeans now through Saturday, March 6th. Note that Style Lab is a men’s boutique.
  • Storyville’s Baton Rouge location is having a fashion show on March 27th to benefit From the Flames, an organization formed to raise money to replace the instruments lost by local musicians during the New Year’s Day fire at the Caterie Bar. 
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