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She’s into parties

 What’s a party without pictures? I can’t believe that it has already been a week since I Heart Southern Style took place.

Scott and I can’t thank everyone enough for coming out and it seemed like everyone had a blast. This was our first event and it went off without a hitch. Much love goes to everyone who helped promote, we had a great turnout and couldn’t have done it without your support!

Those Cordina Mar-GO-ritas really hit the spot! If you aren’t familiar with the product think Capri Sun but for adults.  Of course we also had Dorsey from Bayou Teche Brewery on hand to talk about his great beer. Sis, hubbie and I managed to sample both. 
I’d also like to point out that I am taller than my sister. When you’re 5’1 you have to revel in these small (no pun intented) height victories.  😛

Megaphone NOLA  performed, which really added a fun element to the evening. These guys were hilarious and they also teach improv classes so check them out if you think you want to be a wise guy (or girl).

What a good lookin’ group!

Ashe of Dramatis Personae and her boyfriend Garren

I spot Scoop Adventures in that crowd!

I also have to give huge thanks to the vendors and door prize sponsors. Everyone had a great time perusing the individual designers and local shops wares. Another big thanks goes to Chris and Anne of Skip n’ Whistle for providing the space and Webb’s Bywater Music for renting out the PA equipment.

We were also treated to the very first performance of The Breton Sound. Big thanks to DJ Eugene of Action Action Reaction for spinning before, during and after the comedy and band.

Me and one of my best lady friends, Leslie. She’s not only a fantastic friend but also runs Eatventful, NOLA EatsBeauty Unmade and has two of the cutest kids you’ll ever see. 

Here I am with Elijah and Melvet from Buffalo Exchange. Ladies and gents these guys know how to pick out an outfit! Go see them for some sartorial advice.

Of course what sort of fashion writer would I be if I didn’t talk about what I wore?

I purchased the Ark & Co dress especially for this event from Funky Monkey. The platform heels are Tory Burch. I got my hair did the day of from Nicole at Twisted Salon. My hair never looks this good, wish I could have her do it everyday for me!  Note that I’m keepin’ it classy with that garbage can right behind me. Can’t get too high and mighty now.

For even more pictures from the event, taken by the lovely Julia Pretus,  visit the album here.

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Door prizes and the free ticket winner!

So I HEART SOUTHERN STYLE is just a few days away. Scott and I have put a lot of effort into this, meeting almost every week for the past month and a half to hash out the details. We’ve rounded up the entertainment, the vendors, and most importantly, the alcohol. Now that the launch party is almost here I’m starting to wonder what I will do with all of my free time afterwards!

As mentioned previously all attendees will be entered to win door prizes. When you get your numbered wristband for drinks you’ll be entered into the door prize raffle.

Ruby– Saints t-shirts
Tattooagogo– Shop shirts
Ruffian Swap– 2 swap bags and free admission to an event
Eatventful– free admission to an event
Buffalo Exchange– gift cards
Swap Boutique– gift cards

And big congrats to the free ticket winner Liz Beeson! Your name was chosen randomly by my very scientific method of writing names on crumpled up old receipts and picking one. You and a friend will be on the guest list for the evening.

Tickets are $10 at the door but only $5 if you buy in advance through the I Heart NOLA shop.

 I hope to see everyone out at The Factory (next to the Maple Leaf) on October 7th!

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I Heart Southern Style vendor list!

I am really excited to announce the vendors that will be showcasing their merchandise at  I HEART SOUTHERN STYLE next Thursday! It is one thing to share individuals and store’s wares with y’all online, but even more satisfying to make them available to peruse (and buy) in person! Here they are, in no particular order.

Swap Boutique– Designer consignment store on Maple St. They are getting ready to open a kids store next to the original location and will have items from both stores available at the event.

Miss Malaprop– Handmade, eco friendly fabulous finds ranging from locally made soap, jewelry, cards, etc…

Nifty Thrifty Owl– Fun, hand selected quality vintage items

Elle Dee NOLA– Handmade earrings from vintage Mardi Gras beads, jewelry stands from upcycled vintage dessert plates

Sofi Akhala– Oyster shell pendant necklaces, handmade jewelry

Branch Out– Eco friendly store in the new “Green District” on Magazine St. featuring guys and girls clothing and accessories

Skip n’ Whistle– T-shirt shop on Oak St. carrying a wide variety of designs, in addition to men’s and women’s clothing

Jolie & Elizabeth Adorable dresses, skirts, and more from two New Orleans natives

Door prizes will be announced next week so stay tuned! Also don’t forget to RSVP  Tickets are still only $5 in advance through the I heart NOLA shop but you can enter to win free tickets here!

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Free tickets!

Want to win tickets to I HEART SOUTHERN STYLE on October 7th?

Come out for an evening of art, fashion, music and fun as Christy Lorio from Slow Southern Style and Scott Simon of I Heart NOLA host an event celebrating New Orleans culture. Performances by Megaphone NOLA, DJ Eugene Oubliette of Action Action Reaction and an acoustic set from The Breton Sound. Sponsored in part by Skip n’ Whistle and Cordina’s Mar-go-ritas. Vendors will be on hand selling locally made fashions in addition to an open bar and door prizes. $10 at the door, or $5 in advance through!

Two tickets are yours for the taking. All you have to do to enter is comment on this post why you want to go and retweet or send a Facebook message to your friends. I’ll pick one winner at random to win the tickets. The contest  will run until October 1st and the winner will be announced on October 2nd.

I will be announcing the vendors soon and a local brewery will be in attendance as well so stay tuned for more information!

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What I Wore

Yesterday I met with my friend and event partner for coffee to go over some details of  I HEART SOUTHERN STYLE. In After cleaning up dog vomit (the glamorous life of a fashion writer) and baby talking Nadia* I managed to throw on a semi presentable outfit to leave the house in. I also went to the Freret St. Friday Night Fight. What a spectacle! 

*Okay full confession: I talk to my animals. A lot. When they start talking back is when I’ll get scared.

My go to look lately has been a tank top and skirt. I love a skirt with pockets. If it has  pockets than it has to be in my wardrobe.
I also love this leather belt with brass hardware. Bonus points that I can wear it higher on my waist or lower on my hips.
One of my vintage Native American pieces. I have so much of this type of jewelry it’s almost become my signature.
Just statin’ the facts. A local designer made this but I purchased it online when I lived in Arizona so I could profess my home state love wherever I went.
Tank top: H&M
Skirt: Gap
Belt: Gap
Shoes: Melissa
Ring: Vintage

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I Heart Southern Style

I’m really pleased to officially announce I HEART SOUTHERN STYLE. I believe the flyer says it all but  for further clarification this is going to be an awesome event! It is being hosted by yours truly and Scott Simon of I heart NOLA. In addition to the comedy act, DJ and band there will be local designers on hand to showcase their wares. I hope that all Slow Southern Style readers will be able to attend as I’d love to meet each and every one of you! Y’all can RSVP here and even buy tickets in advance here.
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