The store has an cool, modern vibe with Pop Art inspired accents. The clothing has a very sixties feel- think Mad Men meets Pulp Magazines. Owner Patricia Steere stocks separates from Collectif, gorgeous dresses from rockabilly staple lines such as Bettie Page and Stop Staring, jewelry from Tarina Tarantino and Eldorado Club, and even custom shop tees for around $30.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Working together with three local ladies and dear friends I have founded Boho Mercantile, a gypsy boutique. Driven by inspiration and our passion to create along with our deep appreciation for nature, folklore, native cultures and our sincere love for the community. A tiny salvaged wood and rusted tin building once stood on the banks of the bayou and housed a claw foot tub but now proudly stands in town and is home to many creations of interest and repurpose. It is also where we host the monthly Bayou Bazaar, held on the first Friday of each month from 6pm-9pm. An intimate open air event focused on local handcrafts, local farm grown eats and treats, and local music. Bringing together homegrown, handmade and vintage.
I’m always the first to admit that I’m terrible at taking pictures of my own outfits. My typical morning routine is hobble downstairs, make a pot of coffee (french press, always), check some e-mails with bleary eyes, then shower, and get dressed. Then I still have to walk the dog, get to work, and then my day really begins. I’m always amazed that bloggers find time to take pictures of their outfits. As for me, I’m lucky if I can find a pair of shoes.
I took these at work for a special top secret project I’m working on. Actually it’s not that secret, Buffalo Exchange is working on its spring zine, and you can read my past contribution here on page 25. I figured I’d take advantage and share the photos here as well.
|Holding up that fence, doing a good job|
|Hand on hip- clearly can’t do any other pose|
|beautiful diamond tennis bracelet|
|diamond hoop earrings|
Thanks to Anjolee for sponsoring Slow Southern Style.
I teased y’all enough this year with my Mardi Gras Quasi DIY series, where I gave a sneak peek into the raw materials that were transformed into a hot pink, flamingo spectacle. So without further ado here’s what we wore on Fat Tuesday. There are plenty more pictures on the Slow Southern Style Facebook page, click here to see the entire album! I put a ton of work and a whole lot of love into our costumes, let me know what you think in the comments section.
|Don’t become too entranced with my pasty white, flabby abs now.|
|Detail shot- I’m sure no one noticed my earrings.|
|Check out those legs|
|Backpack- one of my essentials from this Uptown Messenger article|
Hat- Buffalo Exchange, tiny top hat and bowtie handmade by me
|Detail of shorts and boots
“I wanted only to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why was that so very difficult?” -Hermann Hesse.
While this certainly says a lot for just being alive, I believe it is fitting for fashion and style as well. Of course some of us may have more trouble with embracing our individuality than others, but the freedom that comes with that, I sincerely hope to understand.
|White Romantic Women’s Sweater- image c/o Everything’s White
Do you think that living in the South has influenced your designs?
I have never really thought about this much but now that you ask this question I can see how it probably has. All of my items are very traditional. I use very simple, elegant designs in just about everything I make. When you think about lace and doilies you think about an old antebellum house with these furnishings. When I modeled my crocheted skirt and top, all my friends said that in the picture I looked like a Southern lady going to a tea party.
What are your plans for Everythingswhite in the future?
I really dream that one day I could quit my day job and do ETSY fulltime. I am hoping to at least go part time in a few years so I can devote more time to my shop. I have sold knitted and sewing items on ETSY but again the time factor stops me from doing a lot of this because I have so many requests for crocheted items. Sometimes I wish I could have more sales on ETSY. I hear some shop owners talk about having several sales a day. However, I don’t know if I could make that many items. I am a “one person show”. I make everything for my shop. I don’t employ anyone else. Right now I am pretty busy with a retail order and a couple custom orders for customers. Usually I have about 1 sale a week and that keeps me busy. I work 8 hours a day and I am usually training for some running event so I only have several hours at night to work on items for my shop. I also have the weekend, which helps me to catch up somewhat. Right now, I am training for a marathon at the end of February and I am running 9 and 10 miles every morning. Still I also love to knit and sew, and I do hope to add more of these type items to Everythingswhite one day. I also would like to open another shop on ETSY called “Everythingelse” so I can sell some items in other colors. And maybe eventually have a chain of shops with “Everythings_?___” as the title.
Thanks to Joyce for sharing with us. Definitely stop by Everythingswhiteto see some more of Joyce’s beautiful crochet work.
I’ve always liked the idea of taking a picture a day, but sheer laziness sets in or I can’t find anything of note to visually document. On my birthday (Groundhog’s Day) I started taking a picture each day. Whether it was what I wore, an “only in NOLA” moment, or just something interesting, I snapped a shot. Aside from the usual high dosage of cat portraits, follow me on Instagram at @slowsouthernstyle for the daily peek. And since we are in the heart of Carnival season I’ve been documenting all of the crazy that happens down here. Here are some of my favorites so far!
|A favorite pair of boots, from Born|
|Graphic scarf from Buffalo Exchange, now in heavy wardrobe rotation|
|A little decoration in prep for Mardi Gras (not my house, but my fence looks similar)|
|Grey corduroy bow flats from Ele on Magazine Street|
|Visiting a friend, she lives in this old mansion.|
|Love this detail work on a carrot colored favorite cardigan|
|Remember that one day it got cold enough for a sweater?|
A new homeowner and remodeler in the Garden District. A design lover and fashion style junkie. I have a love for textiles and great design..and New Orleans culture where I’m born and raised.
A. Age: 26
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: vaccuming the rugs
E. Essential start to your day: H2O or grapefruit juice and my blogroll
F. Favorite color: Coral
G. Gold or Silver: I’m really loving gilver
H. Height: 5’3
I. Instruments you play: I can snap my toes to the beat of anything.
J. Job title: intern, coordinator, administrator, blogger, designer
K. Kids: three… Gigi a Cairn Terrier, Marley a Pit Lab Mix, and King Louie a Great Dane mix
L. Live: New Orleans, LA – Garden District
M. Mother’s name: Brenda Ann
N. Nicknames: A Train, Toodah, Gal
O. Overnight hospital stays: yes when I was younger
P. Pet peeves: when I’m walking down the street and my purse makes my skirt or dress rise… so annoying
Q. Quote from a movie: “(whistles) Engine room! Where the hell’s my drink?” Dudley Moore as Arthur
R. Right or left handed: Rightie
S. Siblings: three brothers
T. Tattoos: a Saints Fleur de Lis i got a few days after Hurricane Katrina
U. Underwear: worn most of the time
V. Vegetable you hate: Pimento ugh!
W. What makes you run late: Not looking at the clock
X. X-Rays you’ve had: teeth a bunch, arm twice, wrist twice, hand once, ankle 2 times, knee once… I hope that’s all.
Y. Yummy food that you make: I cook a big pot of Chili when I go to my familys ranch in Amite. I’m also awesome at toast.
Z. Zoo animal: much rather the song but I guess da elepants axt me too. They’re my fav!
I’m a college student with a major in English and International Studies. I spent my junior year studying French abroad in Angers, France, and during that year I ate as many chocolate eclairs as possible. A few things that I enjoy doing include baking cupcakes, reading books, and taking ballroom dancing lessons. While I may not be the typical girl you might expect to be interested in fashion since my entire wardrobe fits comfortably in my tiny closet and I certainly never look like a runway model, I love the way that style is a form of personal expression. At Slow Southern Style I’m looking forward to combining my interests in fashion and writing.
I’m very pleased to be working with Shabby Apple again, an online boutique of women’s dresses. One lucky reader will win the La Noche Negra dress. With a shirt dress style bodice and full skirt, this military influenced frock combines a proper dash of masculine details while keeping a decidedly feminine silhouette.
To enter simply like Shabby Apple on Facebook and go to their website and comment here on your favorite dress on the site. Be sure to include your e-mail address in your comment. The contest ends on February 23rd so make sure you enter today!
|For additional pictures click here|