Cosmic Impact

  • 02.25.2015
“Not just beautiful, though--the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.”* Today we'll use this sparkly ensemble as a metaphor. I mean, why wouldn't we - it's like Beyonce's 711 video embodied in a dress. In. A. Dress. Spinning. Hands Up. And besides, these star

Editorial: Long Lost Perfume, Carnival Beauty

  • 02.18.2015
Long Lost Perfume Photos by Augusta Sagnelli Styling: Me! Hair: Courtney Bradberry Makeup: Alicia D'Angelo Model: Caitlin Ahern "I returned to New Orleans, and as soon as I smelled the air, I knew I was home. It was rich, almost sweet, like the scent of jasmine and roses around our old courtyard. I walk

Star Gaze

  • 02.12.2015
7:57 a.m. Or 4:05. No matter the time of day we're* pretty much all here for the same thing*. *By "we" presently I mean New Orleanians. Because that's my current point of reference. By "thing" I mean carnival. And in the meantime, I have a new gig.** Which will shoot me straight out of here. And then back again wh

Do Whatcha Wanna

  • 02.07.2015
Carnival season is fully underway. It's the time of year I remember why I fell in love with this place. There's not much like it in the world and every time I watch it pull someone in I have an immediate kinship with them. If she gets you, then so do I. I spent some time the other morning on WWLTV sharing a few

Grind Over Glamour

  • 02.04.2015
"6AM = Dedicated to the mastery of your own destiny in realtime."  wearing: Skinnies similar + obsession worthy, Grind/Glamour Tank, Krewe du Optic sunnies, Hooded cape similar, Modern Vice boots, lusting for these I've been feeling it. The 6AMs. The grind over glamour. There's a lot on the plate, mind, rotat

Featured! Southern Living’s 30 Bloggers You Should Be Following in 2015

  • 02.03.2015
  What a pleasant surprise to be included on the 30 Bloggers You Should Be Following in 2015 list! For those of you that have been around Oui We for a bit, you know I have a big love for SL. This feature comes on the heels of the December print feature and feels pretttttty amazing. Be sure to check out the f

Let Me Paint a Picture for Ya

  • 02.02.2015
True confession. I have a serious case of the Mardi Gras writer's block. Also known as spent the weekend Krewe du Vieux-ing, and drinking all the champagne and eating so much king cake. Apple and goat cheese king cake, bubbles, boudin king cake, bubbles on heavy rotation. What, someone's got to do it. Like 3 runs

Ghost of the 9th

  • 01.28.2015
"Did you know sometimes it frightens me-- when you say my name and I can't see you? will you ever learn to materialize before you speak? impetuous boy, if that's what you really are. how many centuries since you've climbed a balcony or do you do this every night with someone else? you tell me that you'll

Color Theory

  • 01.26.2015
“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” Mmm, hm, do I ever know what that color feels like. __________ I have a long standing love affair with the beauty business. I spent time in oh, 400+ salons over the course of 10 years and learned my "brain

I Will Always

  • 01.22.2015
Current mood // Feel the vibes // I will always // And you? As the week rolls on I can feel the warmth pulling. me. I know in my heart it won't stay, the freeze will come sneaking back in but... just. for. a. moment. I'm all in. Talking about the weather? Sure we are. The florals, the free flow, a lit