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Goorin Brothers Grand Opening on Magazine Street

Regardless of what the trend du jour is, Southerners have always possessed an appreciation for traditional fashions. And while there’s a collective gasp every time rumors of an H&M or other big national chain makes headlines in New Orleans, it’s always the shops that slip right in to the retail landscape that get shoppers really excited.

The new Goorin Bros. location is already nestled in- with dark wood floors, handsome shelving, and a chandelier that’s straight out of a St. Charles mansion.  The hat company has roots in San Francisco going back to 1895, but fits right in to their Lower Garden District address. Joining Vernon, Branch Out, Friend, Aiden Gill, Truck Stop, and Vegas this stretch of Magazine Street is quickly developing into “menswear row”. Given the turn out for their grand opening, I’d speculate you’ll start seeing more stylish toppers gracing the noggins of New Orleans residents and visitors for some time to come.

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Elizabeth’s fantastic hat- made by her for Goorin Bros.
Justin of Invade NOLA, photo c/o Charle’ Washington

Elizabeth, Charle’, and Elijah

Me & Meg

Meet Dorothy Young

Armoire shop girls and sisters- Lindsay & Morgan
The Dapper Dandies

Elijah Bradshaw- photo c/o Charle’ Washington

Ben Azevedo- quite possibly one of my favorite people on Earth

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RAW: natural born artists in New Orleans

Join Slow Southern Style favorite Kaci Thomassie for a night of fashion, art, music, film, and performance art as she participates in Solstice, put on by RAW: natural born artists.  This independent arts organization carefully selects up and coming artists in 54 cities and provides them with resources and exposure to grow in their respective disciplines. Catch their first New Orleans show this Thursday at 12 Bar on Fulton Street from 8:00pm until midnight. Dress code is cocktail attire, tickets can be purchased on RAW’s website.

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Southern Fashion Bloggers and Glenn Michael Salon

Sometimes we all just need an excuse to hang out with our lady friends and indulge our girly side. A handful of the Southern Fashion Bloggers got together recently and hung out at Glenn Michael Salon to catch up on what everyone’s doing, have some fun, and indulge in some mini hair and makeup classes. Be sure to read the full recap, including makeup tips and notes from our blow out 101 class on the Southern Fashion Bloggers site. 
Mr. Glenn Michael teaching us how to talk to our stylists to get the perfect hair style.

What I Wore: vintage Hunter Club, Zara skirt, wedges all from Buffalo Exchange belt from Armoire

Best blow out I’ve ever had! And I know how to recreate it at home.
Ridiculously cute Irregular Choice shoes in the boutique section
My favorite ladies, Dorothy Young and Leslie Almeida
Outfit details from Instagram. Follow me slowsouthernstyle
To see more pictures from the day check out the Southern Fashion Bloggers Facebook page.
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What I Wore: Sippin’ In Seersucker

Dress- Imagine Scarf- Swap Boutique
Earrings- Armoire
Bangle bracelet- c/o In Pink
Clutch Banana Republic, Belt American Apparel, Heels DKNY Collection all via Buffalo Exchange

My husband- he put together his outfit himself, no help from me!

Sippin’ In Seersucker was this past Friday, and I couldn’t have had more fun. If you’ve never been, read all about it  on  my weekly Uptown Messenger column.  Seersucker is the ubiquitous summer fabric of the South, and it was a treat witnessing so many people decked out in puckered stripes.  Aside from the mint juleps, sazeracs, and delicious food from local restaurants, the people watching was definitely the highlight of the evening.

Poor judgement on my part meant that I didn’t take as many photos as I should have. Juggling a clutch, a drink, and food while walking around was a challenge for sure. However I did manage to snap a few shots- to see some photos of friends that went visit the Slow Southern Style Facebook page.

It’s the details that help stand out from the standards

Another Instagram shot- shrimp (tattoo) and seersucker- follow me  I’m slowsouthernstyle. Duh.

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Kids Fashion Camp at the Ogden Museum

One of my fondest memories growing up was going to summer camp. I played flute from 4th grade through college, and had considered pursuing it professionally, but majoring in English won. Summers spent at band camp were the best, and doing drill downs in a gym devoid of air conditioning in the dead of August was strangely enjoyable. I lived for band, and I was damned good at it. I heartily believe kids need a creative outlet, no matter what the medium is.

photo c/o Sue Strachan

For two weeks in July, the Ogden Museum is hosting its 2nd Fashion Camp for teenagers ages 13-16. One of last year’s participants, Grayson Gold, presented his work at Fashion Week New Orleans in March and also sent a model down the runway at the Ogden’s Haute and Handmade this past December. Campers will learn fashion illustration, practice hand and machine stitching, discover secrets of the trade, and receive coaching from Veronica Cho, a former Seventh Avenue designer and Parsons School of Design graduate. The camp will wrap with a fashion show, highlighting the teen’s hard work.

Fashion Camp at the O!
July 9, 2012 – July 20, 2012
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
For ages 13 to 16
$250 museum members; $275 non-members

For more info or to register contact Ellen Balkin at:

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A Frugal Freret Street Fashion Show

Come join me for a night of fashion on Freret Street this coming Sunday as part of Yelp’s Passport to Freret Street promotion. I’ll be judging a special frugal fashion challenge alongside Missy Wilkinson from the Gambit Weekly. Contestants will be asked to purchase up to $25 worth of clothing from Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Store, which supports the Junior League. The theme is cruise wear and anything from “castaway chic” to “pool side fabulous” goes.

The best Gilligan or Skipper impersonator will receive two tickets to Tales of The Cocktail and the after party. For more information, including rules of the contest, visit the Yelp event listing, get your best outfit together, and may the best thrifter win!

What: Passport to Freret Street: Thrifty Fashion Show/Contest
When: Sunday, May 13th 9:00 pm
Where: La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret Street
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MiH at the BJB in NOLA

I hate to admit it, but I’m a denim snob. Back when the designer jeans trend peaked a few years ago, I became hooked.  I need denim that fits, washes well, doesn’t stretch out, and lasts several years. I’m also no Nicki Minaj lookalike in the junk department, so selecting a pair that dissimulates my inadequate derriere is a must. So when I received an invite to attend the MiH Jeans trunk show at the Blues Jean Bar, I was eager to see what this British line is all about.

Springtime denim from MiH 
MiH is really big into pastels, flared legs, and cropped styles for spring. Channeling the company’s 1969 roots, there’s a slight flower child feel to the kick flare hems and easy going spirit. As Southern women, we can appreciate easy going fashion, especially when humidity starts creeping up on us. Looking cute and being comfortable? That’s tricky. Fortunately, the light weight fabrics keep you on trend and feeling cool so you won’t have to worry about being a sweaty mess come summer. I snagged the London Boy Short, perfect since I’m in need of shorts and I love the subtly engineer stripe on these. You may need to go up a size or two as the cuts are rather slim.

Dominique and I with our picks c/o MiH Jeans
Belly up to the jean bar
Dorothy of Meet Dorothy Young and Kristi from Lucky Girl Finds
Lovely Stella & Dot jewelry- buy it here
Genevieve from Uptown PR and Dominique of Copy that Services
Apparently we got the blue/ pattern mixing memo
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Buffalo Exchange Earth Day Dollar Sale

While everyone is gearing up for festival season we can’t forget about Earth Day, an important time to make a difference with the daily choices we make. Each year, Buffalo Exchange hosts a Dollar Day Sale to help raise awareness of this important day and donate money to one of their favorite charities, The Humane Society of the United States. On Saturday, April 21 each store across the country will set up racks ou, with men’s and women’s clothing and accessories for a mere $1.00. All proceeds will go to the Humane Society, and it’s a great way to stock up your spring closet on the cheap and help the environment at the same time. Since 1997, Buffalo Exchange has raised over $345,000 for environmental causes during these Earth Day sales events.The store will be open our normal summer hours, 11:00am-8:00pm.

From the Buffalo Exchange website:

Save ocean animals while shopping for hip used clothing at a bargain. In celebration of Earth Day, Buffalo Exchange is recognizing the work of The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, and its international arm, Humane Society International, in helping to protect ocean animals. All proceeds from the sale of items offered for one dollar each at your local Buffalo Exchange on April 21 will go The HSUS and HSI. The oceans are home to millions of animals. From whales to polar bears, sharks to sea turtles, marine mammals to the smallest fish — each plays a vital role in the life of the ocean. The health of ocean ecosystems is critical to each animal’s survival, and to the health of our planet. Earth Day benefits at Buffalo Exchange stores have raised over $345,000 for environmental causes since 1997.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the nation’s largest animal protection organization — backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. Humane Society International (HSI) is the international arm of The HSUS. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty. 
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Slow Southern Style Contributor’s Meetup

Given the overwhelmingly positive response to our call for writers and photographers, we’re throwing a meetup to help generate ideas for the upcoming months. If you are a first time contributor or a friend of the site, we are expanding and want to include you! Whether it’s coming up with your own original content or taking a stab at our editorial calendar, anyone who’s interested can attend.
What: Slow Southern Style Contributor’s Meetup
Why: A general meet & greet and brainstorming session
When: Sunday, April 22nd 4:00pm
Where: RSVP for location details

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Meagan Ginter of 1980 Boudoir has a great trunk show and networking event this Saturday in Covington, LA. Stop in if you are in the area for food, music, and styling by local designers. – Christy

Following New Orleans’ Fashion Week, downtown Covington will get a dose of fashion
fun this Saturday, March 31st from 11am-4pm, at Fielding Art Gallery.
“FREE STYLE,” a Trunk Show and Fashion Networking Event, will turn the space into a
boutique shop for the day. The show will feature the works of local Northshore designers,
including vintage clothing and accessories from 1980 boudoir, costumes and ready wear
pieces by Trapped in Time Designs, and hand-made jewelry by These Aren’t Your
Grandmother’s Pearls and Covington’s own, The Factory Bead Shop.
Admission is free and patrons can enjoy being styled by professional make-up artists,
photographers and stylists. A great excuse for ladies of all ages to come and play dress up,
this event also showcases free food and dessert from local chefs, as well as fashion
models, music and other activities.
The gallery will also be open Friday evening, during Covington’s Block Party, for a
sneak peek of the show.
All local fashion lovers, models, photographers and designers are encouraged to attend.
Anyone is invited to drop off their business cards, during the event, at the networking

For more information, contact:
Saturday, March 31st, 11am-4pm, Fielding Gallery, 525 E. Boston Street, Covington, LA

Flyer and text by Meagan Ginter

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