Monthly Archives: September 2011

Giveaway: Silver ring from PoshLocket

PoshLocket, a new online jewelry store that caters to women that “wants a little something for everyday wear”contacted me about doing a giveaway. They sell a variety of styles on their site at very affordable prices. I was offered to select my own piece so I chose the Mia stacked ring and I’ve already worn it several times since I received it late last week. It’s a simple everyday ring that looks good on its own or with a slew of sparkles.

You can win your own silver version of this ring in a size 7 as a way of saying thanks for reading Slow Southern Style! All you have to do to enter is follow Slow Southern Style and PoshLocket on Facebook then comment on this post that you did. I’ll pick a winner at random on Sunday so hurry up and enter!

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Watch a dream come true

The Shops at Canal Place and Fashion Week New Orleans are asking you to join them in helping a little girl with leukemia realize her dreams of living the live of a fashion model for one special day. Along with several other Children’s Hospital patients Lameika Downs will have her wish granted and receive a professional fashion photo shoot wearing items from Jean Therapy and a custom made dress from Project Runway participant and LSU alum Anthony Ryan Auld. Tracee Dundas and Mallory Domingue of Fashion Week New Orleans will style the looks and photographer Carlton Mickle will capture the day in photos.

There will be live music, special in-store promotions, fall fashion presentations and a meet and greet with Anthony Ryan Auld followed by a Q&A session.  So come out this Thursday from 5-7pm to celebrate One Haute Night.

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Not So Terrible Twos- Two Year Anniversary

Dang y’all where did the time go? Slow Southern Style turned two years old this month, damn they grow up fast. Thanks to all of the new readers out there, the people who have been here from the start, and the occasional lurker. Y’all mean the world to me.

 Here are a few quick pictures from the past two years.  Slow Southern Style started from humble beginnings and remains a culmination of the Southern based designers that I love, off the beaten path shops, and random personal style anecdotes.  Thanks for all of the love and support and don’t forget to come out and meet some of the great designers featured on this blog for Objects of Adornment at Du Mois Gallery on October 8th. Even if you can’t make it to the opening the show runs through October. I hope to see a few of y’all on Freret Street!

Old bricks and new (at the time) tattoos

Partner in crime and woman of many talents, Leslie J Almeida

My version of preppy style, pink patent leather penny loafers

The midi skirt that got a mention in the Times-Picayune

This is how we do. Mardi Gras 2011

Andre Harris and I at Blink Boutique

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Four Fall Favorites For Friday

For as long as I can remember I was only ever interested in wearing silver jewelry. Gold seemed too garish but lately I’ve been craving some change so I’m slowly attempting to stock up on gold. I’ve never been the type to just buy jewelry to match a particular outfit, that’s boring.  Jewelry should say something about your personality, otherwise it’s just noise. While I’m on the hunt for the perfect pieces  I found these baubles that I’d add to my accessories arsenal in a heartbeat.

Muted gold cut out cuff bracelet from Lucky
Cute Kate Spade bow adds a touch of gilded girliness

Black & gold earrings perfect for Saints season

Double disco means double the fun from Fossil with these drop earrings

What types of jewelry are you searching for to add to your collection?

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Objects of Adornment: An art show for fashion

Style is what comes from a careful culmination of exquisite, highly personal objects of adornment. From a simple bow tie to a handmade necklace finishing touches add personality and depth to our outward appearance. Clothing functions as our own wearable art that we can take with us wherever we go and is our most accessible way to express ourselves.

I’m really pleased to announce a project that I’ve been working on for the past few months with some of my favorite Louisiana fashion designers. You are officially invited to Objects of Adornment, an art show at Du Mois Gallery featuring the works of Alicia Zenobia, Ben Azevedo, Lacey Dupre, and Kaci Thomassie. Each of these artists have a fresh perspective on fashion and are creating unique, wearable pieces of art in their own way. Even if you can’t make it to the opening the show will be up for the month of October so you can view the pieces at your convenience.

RSVP on the Facebook event page and I can’t wait to see everyone there!

Objects of Adornment: An art show for fashion
October 8th 5:00-8:00pm

Du Mois Gallery
4921 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA

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Live the good life

Sometimes it is really easy to talk myself out of doing something good for me, like doing a yoga class or going to the gym. Okay I’m not gonna lie, I do it all the time actually. Suzy Rivera, owner of Life, a yoga studio and boutique in New Orleans really understands my dilemma and tries to make it easier for people to effortlessly incorporate “something good” into their daily routine. One way to do this is by creating a wardrobe that takes you from the yoga mat to the grocery store or to class without having to lug around a bulky gym bag or sacrificing your style.  Life carries its own private label clothing, which are supremely comfortable, stylish and affordable. All of the outfits featured here retail for under $100!

Great leggings are a must during winter and the ones featured throughout this post can carry you through your day, no matter what your planned activities are. This striped henley tunic is great paired with the charcoal bottoms and both can be worn in a variety of ways. Grey leggings are a softer, more interesting alternative to basic black and can be easily matched to a variety of colors.

Since I’m 5’1 I don’t wear a lot of long dresses. Okay I never wear long dresses since they tend to overwhelm my frame but I liked this maxi dress from the Life lifestyle line. Pair it with a low slung belt, or layer it with a sweater on chillier days. This one is so easy that I ended up purchasing it for myself!

All too often I see women schlepping around town in workout clothes or worse yet, pajamas.  Don’t let the quest for comfort cloud your good judgement. Put down the running shorts and put on something equally as comfortable but way more stylish. Everything I’m wearing here would be perfect in the yoga studio or out running errands. Just throw on a great necklace, add a bracelet and you are dressed for the day. 
So how what do you wear when you want to strike a yoga pose but look great doing it?
5422 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 267-0380

I was compensated for this post.

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Invade NOLA Book Release Party

I typically reserve non-fashion related banter for the likes of my social media accounts but I have much love for Justin Shiels and what he does with Invade NOLA, not to mention  I’m also an occasional contributor on the website. Needless to say I’m more than happy to help get the word out about the Invade NOLA book release party this Thursday. It’s free with your RSVP through Event Brite. See y’all there!

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Fall Favorites For Friday

This week’s fall favorites were inspired by a Slow Southern Styling client that needed to up the ante when it came to her daily work bag. She needed something stylish yet big enough to schlep her laptop, paperwork, and other daily essentials in when she is mobile.  These are big enough to carry it all and will take you from the desk to happy hour or school to your favorite coffee shop all while maintaining a sense of style.

This Split bag fits a laptop but keeps it fun in floral
Love the hardware on this Fiorelli via ASOS
Diesel herringbone laptop bag would be great for  guys or girls

I love the richness of this Fossil Re-issue vintage messenger

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New Orleans’ Anthropologie One Year Anniversary

Last Friday I had the pleasure of being invited to the New Orleans Anthropologie to partake in their one year anniversary festivities. There were a number of events taking place but I settled on a  jewelry making class with Cynthia Sheridan, a Houston based designer.  Along with her sister Lorena Rodriguez,  Sheridan creates pieces that “transmit soul and spirit to the metals and minerals” under their De Petra jewelry line. It was a real treat being taught how to make one of the sister’s signature pieces, a necklace pouch filled with protective talismans. The sisters were excellent teachers and I can’t wait to try my hand at making more.  Pick up your own special DePetra bijoux online at Anthro.

Needle, thread, and felt, the essentials

Beautiful leather version of what we made

Sewing our pouch

Lots of pretty thread to choose from

The finished product, complete with feathers and beads

Makeshift apothecary

Quartz, amethyst (my birthstone), and essential oils and herbs to protect and ward off evil

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Blogger iPhone App

Just testing out the new blogger iPhone app, don’t mind me. Has anyone else used it yet? What do you think? It’s really simple, I doubt I’d use this on a daily basis but it could be great for coverage on the go.

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