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Catahoula: Winter issue in stores now, accepting spring submissions

Defend New OrleansA little zine news for ya: Catahoula is now in stores! That’s right, you can pick up the winter issue at Defend New Orleans on Magazine St. in the Garden District or at Crescent City Comics on Freret St. The current issue features “Allons,” a story (written by yours truly) about what it was like growing up with a swamp for a backyard. Print copies are $8 (plus tax), but you can also pick up a digital copy for a measly $2 by clicking here.

What is Catahoula? A labor of love, mostly. I’ve been wanting to make a print zine for about three years, and after graduation I felt the need to tackle a new creative project.

Since the first zine only featured my words and art, I want to open the spring issue to writers and artists eager to share their own work. Interested in submitting your work? I’m looking for short stories, personal essays and poems (2,000 word max), photography and original artwork.

The theme is “wander.” From travel to day dreams, I’m leaving this wide open to interpretation. Anyone can submit; you don’t have to live in Louisiana.

Send me your best work to christy@slowsouthernstyle.com with the words “Catahoula Spring Issue” in the subject line.  Please send artwork as a JPEG or TIFF file and everything else as a Word document. Deadline is March 20.

 

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Bayou Salvage will be hosting a recycled fashion workshop at the East Bank Regional Library on Thursday, January 27th at 7:00pm. Attendees will learn how to redesign old t-shirts into fashionable items.

Langford Market’s monthly Style 101 event  is “Get the most out of your closet”. Shoppers are encouraged to bring in one item they already own and have trouble styling for assistance. RSVP is requested and the fun is from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

Want super cheap clothes? Plato’s Closet is throwing a dollar sale on January 29th and 30th. All clearance items will be $1.00.

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There are so many good sales going on this week from some of my favorite stores and designers! Be sure to take advantage of at least one.

Feet First is having a BOGO sale. Buy any sale item and get a second sale item at 1/2 off. Use the code BOGO50 to shop online.

Fairy is having 20-50% off their sale merchandise starting this week.

Billy Reid is having a big 60% sale on all sale items both in store and online.

Pearl Southern Couture has marked down everything in their online store by 45-55% off. Hurry, the sale ends on 1/13!

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St. Charles Vision is hosting a two day trunk show on December 1st and 2nd at their Severn Ave and Uptown locations. Enjoy 50% off eye exams and 20% off frames (with lens purchase) during this annual sale. In addition Zeiss will be offering 20% off their Individual Lens.

Chris Yarbrough, Manager of the Uptown location says “We look forward to this trunk show every December. It is great to be able to pass on savings at this time of year.”  

St. Charles Vision carries the following stylish frames:  Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, Salt, Mykita, Anne et Valentin, Seraphin, Tom Davies, Robert Marc, Prada, Bulgari, David Yurman, Judith Leiber, Italee, John Varvatos, Face A Face and Etnia Barcelona.

The Green Light District is holding its first event on December 9th, 2010 from 6-9pm in the 2000-2100 blocks on Magazine St. This will serve as a launch party to build awareness of environmental issues and offer shoppers an eco friendly alternative. All Green Light District Member businesses will be open late and each will be offering a unique eco-celebration for the community and its customers.Live music, food and drinks, informational booths, even a recycling demo will be part of the festivities.

Green Light District Businesses include Branch Out, Zuka Baby, GreenSerene, Spruce, Canopy, UP/Unique Products, Green Light New Orleans, and others.

The New Orleans Craft Mafia is holding their 5th annual  Last Stop Shop, a crafty holiday celebration on Thursday, December 16th at The Big Top.
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 Printmaker Theresa Cole is hosting a walk through at Tulane’s Newcomb Art Gallery on Wednesday, November 17th at 5:30pm. The discussion centers around  how artists gain influence from textiles and will cover the current exhibit”Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan.

Swap Boutique is celebrating their two year anniversary and their kids store grand opening on Thursday, November 18th from 10:00am- 9:00pm. All shoppers will receive “swap bucks” ranging from $5 to $50. Gae-tanas, Em and Livs, and Rye Clothing are all staying open until 9:00pm to join in the festivities.

Aucoin Hart jewelers is previewing their fleur de lis bracelet designed exclusively for the store by David Yurman. Limited quantities are available so be sure to get the sneak peek on Thursday, November 18th from 12:00pm-8:00pm.

Feet First on Magazine St. is having a trunk show on Friday, November 19th and Saturday November 20th for Born and Sofft brand shoes.

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  • All About Me is kick starting the holiday season right afterThanksgiving. On Friday, November 26th and Saturday the 27th stop in and receive a special savings gift, a discount from 10%-50% off. The special savings applies to any of their three locations.

  • Buffalo Exchange is starting their annual Coats for Cubs drive on November 13th. The program provides bedding for orphaned or rehabilitated animals. Drop off your fur to donate to the Humane Society of the United States now until April 22nd. More information can be obtained at the Buffalo Exchange website.










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Ruby in Hammond is celebrating their 7th birthday from November 4th-6th. All shoppers will enjoy cake, champagne, and birthday gifts. Roll the lucky dice for a chance to win 70% off one item. There will also be a $7.00 birthday rack and everything in store will be 7% off. For more info visit Ruby’s Facebook event page

Gae-tana on Maple St. will be selling a limited edition Not Your Daugther’s Jeans to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For each pair of pink stitched jeans sold they will donate $20 to the cause.


Nutri-palooza, the furry fashion event that promotes using nutria fur, an invasive species, instead of letting the pelts go to waste will be making its debut in New York City. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will be hosting a night of music, fashion, and film to celebrate. Everything takes place on November 12that 8:00pm and more information can be obtained by contacting Cree McCree or Sue Strachan or call 504.539.9616 for tickets. Admission is $10 for member, $15 for nonmembers.


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Branch Out is running a special “buy three get one free” on all sale items.

Masseys Outfitters is offering 20% off a new pair of sunglasses (coupon code KHUMBU) now until Sunday October 24th. Oakley sunglasses are excluded from this offer. 

Image via saks.com

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Scene Magazine is having a film and fashion party at Rubenstein’s on Wednesday, October 13th from 6:00-11:00pm. Drinks provided by Old New Orleans rum.

Yvonne LaFleur is celebrating her 41st anniversary at her Hampson St. store on Thursday, Oct. 14th from 5-8pm.

Eiffel Society is playing host to Petcetera and the Humane Society of Louisiana’s Bad to the Bone: Rescued on the Runway. The event features a fashion show with adoptable dogs, including food and a costume contest. Everything takes place on Saturday, October 16th from 6-9:30pm.  $20 at the door, or $15 in advance. More info can be found on Petcetera’s website.

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