Monthly Archives: February 2011
I never really know what I’m going to feature on Mannequin Monday. I could be some great pictures that a boutique sent or displays that struck a chord with me while walking down the street. One night not too long ago after dinner at Rum House and dessert at La Divina Gelateria with my husband I passed by the windows at ah-ha here in New Orleans. Ah-ha consistently has some of the best window displays in the Garden District and it is easy to see that their best form of advertising is their mannequins. Large, well lit windows, a clean, bright white space and great clothes are all you really need to lure your customers in.
Even though the South received some unexpectedly chilly weather this past week that doesn’t mean retailers are giving pause to it. Sit tight my friends, because spring will be here before you know it and you wouldn’t want to be caught off guard and unprepared. After all didn’t the Groundhog see his shadow? Or wait is it if he doesn’t see his shadow? Oh nevermind.
New Orleans’ knitwear designer Lia Molly is getting ready for warmer weather with her spring 2011 line, available at her online shop starting this Sunday, February 6th but you my dear readers get an exclusive sneak preview before the images are even on her site!
“I’m just in my only little world here in New Orleans inspired by the artists and the magical world we live in in here. I love bright fun colors these days, a bit pop art I guess. The smart magical women who love my sweaters inspire me more and more each season. Our model/muse this season is Rebecca Rebouche a New Orleans painter. The collection was shot on location…whimsical adventure thru Miranda Lake’s garden.”
A lot of you have heard about the multiple fashion weeks invading New Orleans in the next month, and many of you have e-mailed me inquiring about them. Last weekend I attended the NOLA Fashion Week Preview at Republic as a member of the press. This is my recap of the night.
First and foremost I had a great time running into some old friends and new ones alike. Dorothy and I have become not only fashion partners in crime but impromptu Freret Street advocates so I’m always happy to get face time with her.
One thing I rely on too heavily when getting dressed is easy outfits. I’m not the type of person to take something “so ugly it is cute” and turn it into something fabulous. When I was younger I was more daring with thrift store finds but the older I get my desire to reduce the risk of looking like a jack ass goes up. That said I’ve been feeling fairly bored with my outfits and want to break away from my tried and true combinations and bring some fun back into my fashion.