If you are interested in seeing more of Nicole’s work she has lots of photos and illustrations at Coroflot.
Perlis is donating $6 from every Support The Coast t-shirt to the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. $5 from every Save the Coast t-shirt will go to gulfrelief.org.
Feet First is extending their “Insane” sale. Use the code “Insane50” online and receive 50% off already marked sale items. The sale applies to online and in store merchandise.
The south is all about traditions, whether you are happily partaking in old ones, creating new ones or breaking them altogether. Personally I find it amusing when I don pearls since I have visible tattoos, three of which are southern icons. No matter how you choose to showcase your pride it’s always good to treat our icons with reverence and a big dash of fun. At least that’s what I told myself when I got my Sailor Jerry shrimp tattoo. What can I say I’m serious about not taking myself too seriously!
Ahem. Back to the post.
Dixie Patches is an online store that specializes in traditional southern style. Whether it be a seersucker hanky for your dog, shotgun cufflinks, or a magonlia pendant necklace this Florida based company is heavy on tradition and fun.
These cute silver charms are reminiscent of the things we love. Gators, okra, mint juleps, and magnolias. When you purchase the peel & eat shrimp or the oyster cracker charms your purchase will benefit the America’s Wetland Foundation. They also donate a percentage of the hurricane palm to the Greater New Orleans Foundation
Finishing touches for women include grosgrain bows, t-shirts, and jewelry.
I think this sums up a southern belle nicely:
She is sweet, yet strong
She sips her wine, yet gulps her beer
She’s polite, yet saucy
She’s refined, yet wild
She wears bows… fishing
She’s a Southern Belle
Ruby in Hammond is having a buy one summer tee or hoodie, get one free. In addition they are having their Denim Buy Back event through this Wednesday. Bring in a pair of old jeans and receive $50 off a new pair priced over $100.
Thursday, June 11th from 5:30pm-9:30pm St Charles Vision is having its annual SALT trunk show at Loa Bar in the International House. Purchase frames at the event and receive 20% off. For more details and to rsvp e-mail email@example.com
Saks Fifth Avenue is having a champagne luncheon featuring Chanel’s Fall 2010 ready to wear accessory and shoe collection on Thursday, June 17th. The luncheon will begin at 11:00am and informal modeling will take place from 11:00-3:00. For more information call (504)524-2200 ext. 5242.
Also in June Kalencom, a New Orleans based bag manufacturer, will donate 10% of this month’s proceeds to the Audubon Nature Institute. Funds will go towards rehabilitating sea turtle populations affected by the Deep sea Horizon disaster. The Hadaki line can be purchased at Rapp’s Luggage & Gifts.
My last post highlighted independent designers that are putting forth their profits to assist in the oil spill clean up. After balling my eyes out looking at animals covered in oil I knew that I needed to do more. My love for my home state runs deep and I can’t sit aside and let other people take care of this mess.
I don’t sell products so I can’t donate proceeds from merchandise. What I can do is simpler than that.
For the entire month of June every time someone visits Slow Southern Style I will personally donate $0.05 to the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. As of this posting there have been 87 views this month, which amounts to $4.35.
I am also challenging readers to donate $0.01 for every page view. My combined goal is $300. Together we can help.
If you haven’t heard about the BP oil spill disaster you’re probably living under a rock, or a tar ball to be more accurate.
Having literally grew up with a swamp for a backyard I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t mention the atrocities that are happening as we speak. If you can’t lend your time to helping clean up our coastlines you can make a difference by donating funds.
I’ve culled through Etsy and found several jewelry and t-shirt designers that are donating part or all of their proceeds to various cleanup efforts. What better way to make a statement, support independent artists and contribute to a good cause?
If you’d like to see even more pieces that you can feel good about purchasing check out this piece that I wrote for GoNola.com.