Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mannequin Monday- French Quarter Made Affordable

When I consider French Quarter shopping I usually think about trips to Canal Place, funky vintage shops, antique stores, or quirky little boutiques. Affordable and trendy aren’t two words that always come to mind when shopping downtown but Langford Market has some great items at an even better price.

Located on Decatur Street Langford Market is located just a short walking distance to plenty of other stores which makes for a great day out.

I love how put together their mannequins look! If only I could dress like this in real life I’d be set.

Langford Market
907 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Keep up with them via Facebook and Twitter.

Photos courtesy of Langford Market

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NOLA Fashion Week Preview

Go to Republic this Saturday night for a sneak peek of the NOLA Fashion Week at . I’ll be there sampling the sights and representing Slow Southern Style, so come out and say hi!

Republic
828 South Peters St
New Orleans, LA

January 29th, 2011 9pm-12am

$10 cover with proceeds benefitting NOLA Fashion Week

For information on NOLAFW check out www.nola-fashionweek.com.

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Bounce To This

Y’all know how much I love bounce from my post on what I wore to the Ricky B and Partners n’ Crime Show. Now it’s time to show some real love and support with Miss Malaprop and her boyfriend, who is attempting to film Katey Red’s first ever video. I’ll let Mallory take it from here.

I spent Saturday helping my boyfriend David out on the set of filming Katey Red’s 1st ever music video. Katey Red is a local bounce legend, and while she’s been on the New Orleans bounce scene for over 10 years, she has yet to have her own music video. David first got into bounce music when he saw Katey Red, Big Freedia and other local rappers perform at Voodoo Fest a couple of years ago. Since then he’s been obsessed with the idea of making a bounce music video.
Our friend and local music columnist Alison Fensterstock described in the Gambit:
“In 1999, Katey Red — the transsexual rapper from the Melpomene Projects — definitively stepped — with a size-12, well-pedicured foot — onto the scene with her first release on Take Fo Records, Melpomene Block Party. A decade later, Katey’s presence has not only endured, it’s grown, spawning a clutch of sissy rappers who’ve followed her lead to create a popular and fascinating subculture within the bounce world.”
Saturday was just Day 1 of filming. There is still at least one full day of shooting left, and we really need all the help we can get to complete this thing. Katey has a role in the second season of HBO’s Treme, and David wants to make Katey’s first music video super professional looking, with hopes that producer David Simon might see it. (And maybe, maybe *fingers crossed* might think it’s good enough to air on HBO when Treme airs.)
David set up a Kickstarter campaign where you can donate. Depending on your pledge level, you can receive free admission to the premiere of the music video and a sneak peek of the video before it’s released to the general public, or even the chance to be a featured extra in the next Katey Red music video. Every little bit helps, as they have a LOT of equipment, location, and other production costs to cover. Even a $10 or $25 donation could really help us out. You can pledge your donation HERE. If we don’t meet the goal of $2,500, your credit card doesn’t get charged. (And if we don’t reach the goal of $2,500, the music video may not be completed.)
PLEASE, even if you can’t afford to donate, I would really, really appreciate it if you could help spread the word about this project. It would mean a lot to me, personally, and I know it would mean a lot to a whole bunch of folks here in town. The deadline is this Sunday, January 30, so we really need your support! Here is the shortened link to help spread the word: http://tinyurl.com/kateyred
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Southern Fashion Bloggers

Thanks so much to everyone who has been participating in the Southern Fashion Bloggers‘ group posts! In December we saw some little black dresses and January’s topic was favorite coats. So far we’ve had a lot of fun with it and even got a mention on nola.com, the online home for the New Orleans’ Times Picayune! Since love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner February’s topic will be V-Day with a focus on accessories.

I’ve got some really fun plans for this group, including slowly building a real website in addition to the already existing Facebook page. In the meantime if you’d like to be included in future posts please use the form below to subscribe to the mailing list. This will be the primary way to stay on top of post topics as well as the participating blogs for that month. Click on this link: http://eepurl.com/cm5zj or use the form below to sign up.
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    Slow Southern News

    Bayou Salvage will be hosting a recycled fashion workshop at the East Bank Regional Library on Thursday, January 27th at 7:00pm. Attendees will learn how to redesign old t-shirts into fashionable items.

    Langford Market’s monthly Style 101 event  is “Get the most out of your closet”. Shoppers are encouraged to bring in one item they already own and have trouble styling for assistance. RSVP is requested and the fun is from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

    Want super cheap clothes? Plato’s Closet is throwing a dollar sale on January 29th and 30th. All clearance items will be $1.00.

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    Sugar Coating It

    One of the great things about living in the deep South is having mild winters, a small trade off for our blazing hot and humid summers. Last month the Southern Fashion Bloggers did a group post on LBDs and we had such a good time doing it that I decided to try it again with coats. Of course that decision was made two weeks ago when it was actually cold. I literally threw my coat on for the pictures then took it off.


    Can y’all believe that I don’t own a black coat? Sure I’ve got blazers but a somber toned wardrobe staple is what I’m sorely lacking. This kelly green coat from Banana Republic is a favorite that I’ve had for a few years now. It’s a lot of fun even if it doesn’t match everything I own and I really don’t care since it brightens up the dullest, dreariest of days.



    Notice how it’s a little big on me? That’s because it is so damn warm I didn’t need a sweater, just a t-shirt and a silk skirt with wool tights thrown underneath. Yea, welcome to Louisiana winters.



    Coat: Banana Republic
    T-shirt: Three Dots via Swap Boutique
    Skirt: Anthropologie via Buffalo Exchange
    Tights: Sock Dreams
    Loafers: Salvatore Ferragamo via Bloomin’Deals


    Check out the rest of the ladies posting this month! And if you’d like to be a part of next month’s Valentine’s themed group post keep up with the Southern Fashion Bloggers on Facebook.


    Vanity Houston


    Please note that not everyone is posting at the same time.

     

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    Billy Reid- Southern Traditions Turned Cool

    Perhaps you’ve heard of Billy Reid, the 2010 Vogue CFDA award winner and  GQ menswear designer of the year.

     In my opinion Billy Reid and Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin are THE Southern designers. As my quest to unearth more Southern designers continues I always think of their brands as the epitome of Southern style. And what is Southern style? It’s a question I ask all of my interviews and the answer is always varied yet similar. I’ll let y’all duke that one out in the comments.

    Billy grew up in Louisiana but now lives in Florence, Alabama with his wife and kids. He has stores all across the country but from the pictures I’ve seen each really evokes a strong southern aesthetic that I love. Dark, well worn wood, plenty of antiques, chandeliers, pretty much how I’d want my home to look if I could get past opening a can of paint.

    Even though his brand is known for it’s menswear the women’s clothing is equally as attractive. I own a pair of Billy Reid jeans and a Henley and I can certainly attest to the quality of the clothing.  The allure behind Billy’s clothing is the ease of the collection. This isn’t trendy, flash in a pan styles but rather great classic southern style that can be worn again and again, year after year that gets better with age.

    There has been a lot of talk about heritage brands, particularly in the realm of men’s clothing. A collaboration with Stetson and Levi’s was seemingly inevitable and a natural partnership at that. For the Levi’s collection Billy combed the companies’ rich archives to gain inspiration and insight on the brand’s history. The result was a harmonious blend of Levi’s trademark and Billy’s personal touch.

    2010 was a firm indicator that the fashion world has taken notice of Southern sensibilities and has embraced it. Billy Reid is a great spokesman for the stylings of those of us below the Mason Dixon line and Yankees that get the lifestyle.

    Big thanks to Mr. Reid’s mom for sending me the pictures to publish here. I was pleasantly surprised and more than flattered when his mother, T.J. Reid contacted me to thank me for helping promote her son. I mean lil’ old Slow Southern Style can’t really compete with  high falutin’ fashion magazines such as Vogue and GQ so I was extremely grateful for her kind words.

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    Stylish Blogger Award

    Dress With Courage  was kind enough to give me the Stylish Blogger Award.

    In return I’m supposed to say seven things about myself but I’m not feeling very creative at the moment. So I’m opening up the forums (or Pandora’s Box) and asking y’all what do you want to know about Slow Southern Style? What burning questions do you have about the site? Feel a strong desire to know how my sock drawer is arranged? (Hint- it’s not.) Ask away and remember there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers.

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