Tallulah’ Designs: Created Not Made Kickstarter Campaign

Heather Williams of Alabama based fashion label Talullah is expanding her brand, and she wants you to help her hire. If you aren’t familiar, Talullah is a “created not made” collection of dresses and separates, all handmade by Williams herself. She’s looking to raise $35,000 via Kickstarter to hire on a staff and expand production from 40 dresses to 200, all while sticking to her mantra of lovingly made clothing vs. mass produced goods.

In addition to feeling good about supporting a southern fashion designer, you’ll get Tallulah goodies, at all levels of support. From exclusive t-shirts, jewelry, all the way to custom made dresses. Watch the video below to learn more about the Tallulah brand, or click on their Kickstarter link here to help.

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PROPAGANDA at the New Orleans Bookfair & Media Expo

I’ve got a little somethin’ somethin’ happening. Along with my project partners, I’m debuting an exciting new venture I’m involved in at the New Orleans Bookfair & Media Expo today. Find out more about the expo via my Uptown Messenger article (yea, I’m double dipping in the self promotion) and I’ll see you between 11am-6pm today. Can’t make it out? Don’t worry, all will be revealed soon.

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Southern Fashion Bloggers

Thanks so much to everyone who has been participating in the Southern Fashion Bloggers‘ group posts! In December we saw some little black dresses and January’s topic was favorite coats. So far we’ve had a lot of fun with it and even got a mention on nola.com, the online home for the New Orleans’ Times Picayune! Since love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner February’s topic will be V-Day with a focus on accessories.

I’ve got some really fun plans for this group, including slowly building a real website in addition to the already existing Facebook page. In the meantime if you’d like to be included in future posts please use the form below to subscribe to the mailing list. This will be the primary way to stay on top of post topics as well as the participating blogs for that month. Click on this link: http://eepurl.com/cm5zj or use the form below to sign up.
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    Stylish Blogger Award

    Dress With Courage  was kind enough to give me the Stylish Blogger Award.

    In return I’m supposed to say seven things about myself but I’m not feeling very creative at the moment. So I’m opening up the forums (or Pandora’s Box) and asking y’all what do you want to know about Slow Southern Style? What burning questions do you have about the site? Feel a strong desire to know how my sock drawer is arranged? (Hint- it’s not.) Ask away and remember there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers.

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    Slow Southern News

    Maria of Ya Betta Supa Don’t was nice enough to offer 15% off to anyone who mentions “Slow Southern Style”. Just visit her Etsy shop and pick out what you like!

    Aucoin Hart Jewelers is holding a jewelry raffle to benefit Sean Payton’s Pay It Forward Foundation. The prize is an 18 karat gold fleur de lis pendant adorned with over 300 black, gold, and white diamonds. Raffle tickets are $20, or 6 for $100 a bargain considering the jewelry is valued at over $10,000. The winner will be announced in store on Saturday, Sept. 25th at 3:00pm.

    Eatventful, a networking party with a focus on food, will be held at Ralph’s on the Park Thursday, Sept. 23rd at 6pm. The $5 admission gets you a gift bag, drink specials, and access to a special menu.  Pssst! I also heard the door girls(and guy) at the last event were hot. ;P

    Take a step back in time at the Roosevelt Hotel’s Stormin’ of the Sazerac on Friday, Sept. 24th at noon. The event commemorates the 61st anniversary of women being allowed in the Sazerac bar. 1940s attire is encouraged and there will be a costume contest, hat modeling, and ladies only luncheon.

    The Where Y’hat party takes place the same day and features a fashion show with raffles, giveaways, and a hat contest. The event takes places from 5pm-8pm in Dutch Alley near the French Market. Call (504)522-2621 ext. 205 for more details.

    ReRooted, a traveling art and music event, will be going on Saturday, Sept. 25th from 7-10pm. Admission is $5 and includes an art and jewelry trunk show. The festivities take place at Blackstar, 3211 Gen. Mayer Ave. and more information can be obtained by e-mailing sylvesiphne@gmail.com

    Fair Folks and a Goat will be hosting a Miss Malaprop trunk show Friday, Oct. 1st from 5-9pm. You can RSVP here.

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    Slow Southern News

    For all my lovely southern gals I created Southern Fashion Bloggers, a place where y’all can interact with other bloggers below the Mason-Dixon line. It is still brand new but will hopefully serve as a meaningful place to interact. Anyone can join, including businesses that are looking to collaborate with bloggers to promote their shops and products.

    Fashion designer and Louisiana native Jodi Arnold will be putting on a fashion show Thursday, September 30th at the Crown Plaza in Baton Rouge.

    The Historic New Orleans Collection is hosting  Mignon Faget: A Life in Art and Design. The exhibition will run September 22, 2010 to January 2, 2011.

    Elise Sonnier of Dirty Rice Designs is holding jewelry making classes at the Episcopal School of Acadiana in  Broussard, LA. Each two hour class will include using wire and beads to create a variety of styles. For more information, including the class schedule, visit her Facebook event page.

    The Al Copeland Foundation presents the “Hi-Speed Fashion Show”,  a fundraiser for cancer research. The event takes place Friday, September 17th at 6:30pm at Generations Hall.  Tickets start at $25 and include a runway show, food and drinks plus a silent auction. Appearances by Saints players and local personalities round out the festivities.

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    Just a reminder

    I just want to remind everyone that I changed the URL to www.slowsouthernstyle.com to make it easier to find. Y’all can also stay up to date with posts by subscribing at Blog Lovin’, Networked Blogs, use the RSS feed, or become a fan on Facebook or Twitter. Use the handy links on the right side bar if you forget!

    Thanks for reading! This blog is about to turn a year old and I couldn’t have done it without all the love and support I’ve received from my friends and readers.

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    Slow Southern News

    • Declare your love of the ultimate southern belle movie by donating to the University of Texas at Austin’s Gone with the Wind 2014 exhibition.  Many of the infamous dresses that Scarlett O’ Hara wore are in disrepair and can not be displayed until funds are raised to restore them back to their former grandeur.
    • Touro Infirmary is hosting a “Look Good, Feel Better” event for women undergoing cancer treatment. On Thursday, August 19th volunteer cosmetologists will be on hand from noon-2pm to help patients cope with appearance related side effects in order to help boost self esteem and regain confidence. Visit cancer.org for more details or call (504)897-8387
    • Rye is celebrating back to school with student discounts.
    • Massey’s Outfitters is offering a slew of savings. Students can bring their ID in for a 10% discount on sunglasses and select bikes and skateboards. Also join their facebook page and receive a 10% coupon code or  their mailing list for 5% off your first purchase.
    • Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting an in store party in their WEAR department on Saturday, August 21st from noon-4:00pm. Snacks, drinks, and informal modeling will take place and you can enter to win a $250 gift card.
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    The lazy *ahem* easy way

    I think about all the things I forget to do in a day and the result is sheer fright. Between watering the plants, feeding four cats twice a day, tending to three reptiles, writing here and for Go Nola plus holding down a full time job things sure get hectic.

    Fortunately for y’all I just made it even easier to keep up by subscribing to my shiny new e-newsletter. You’ll get weekly e-mails featuring fashionable news, events, sales, and everything in between. Hey, it’s one less thing you’ll forget.

    Don’t forget to follow Slow Southern Style on Twitter and Facebook.

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    Just a reminder

    I’ve been writing shopping and fashion articles for GoNOLA.com for the past month now. If y’all haven’t checked it out take a look! All posts are exclusive to the site so you won’t find them anywhere else. There is a slew of other New Orleans bloggers writing about events, restaurants, nightlife, literature, and more.

    As always y’all can fan (or the new “like”) Slow Southern Style NOLA on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the links on the right. I always link to the posts I make here so it is  an easy way to keep up to date.

    Thanks for the support and keep reading!

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