About Christy Lorio

Christy Lorio

Mardi Gras 2016



I’m Christy Lorio, a writer based in New Orleans. I’ve written for a slew of local and national publications including Oxford American, New Orleans Magazine, Edible New Orleans, The Toast, Go NOLA, Gambit Weekly and New Orleans Bride Magazine.

I served as editor-in-chief of Driftwood, the University of New Orleans’ newspaper, for the 2014-2015 academic year, where I received Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Film & Theatre Arts.

I currently write for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 

Fun stuff:

  • I live in the Freret neighborhood with my husband, two dogs, and a healthy amount of cats.
  • I’ve hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times.
  • I can hold a pencil with my chin.
  • I’m an amateur photographer. I know, who isn’t these days?
  • My biggest achievement in life was my 2012 Mardi Gras costumes.



I started Slow Southern Style in 2009 as a way to chronicle my love for shopping local and to promote buying secondhand clothing.

I worked for Buffalo Exchange for eight years. My job included training buyers on fashion trends, how to detect quality clothing construction and fabric, and proper pricing of items.

My interest in writing about fashion waned, but I still keep up with it. As a result, Slow Southern Style has evolved over the years into an amalgamation of short personal essays, travel, food, and my life in New Orleans.


Slow Southern Style focused mostly on fashion when I first started, so the name was a perfect fit. And yes, it’s taken from “Black Velvet,” a song from Alannah Miles.


Please visit ChristyLorio.com if you would like to know more.


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