Golden Obsessions

  • 11.19.2014
“listen: there’s a hell of a good universe next door; let’s go” ― E.E. Cummings wearing vintage via Hazel & Florange   I get obsessed fairly easily. Like not in a crazy, fan girl, type way. Ok, maybe on occasion .... ask my friend Rebecca about the time we ran into the Muleavy sisters on Frenc

Mondaze. Beauty Faves. Flat Lay.

  • 11.17.2014
Getting ready in the morning on Mondays is never, ever easy... despite an 8 p.m. bedtime due to all this dreary weather. Making pretty flat lays makes it just a tad easier. So, here's what I've got on today's rotation. All my faves plus a little plug of my book for good measure. p.s. NOLA friends: come out to Maple

The Dance

  • 11.14.2014
I have a serious thing about time. I've referenced this NYT article "Why You Won't Be the Person You Expect to Be" here quite a few times, and I continue to go back to it often. It discusses the concept of “history illusion” - the idea that we all underestimate how much we'll change in future. That we think o

If Stevie Nicks’ Color Was Gold

  • 11.11.2014
I think - communicating in photos makes it sometimes easier to say more. And then sometimes, I get nervous, so then it's words. In a photo (or in writing, or designing a dress, or making music, for that matter) you can create a character. And that particular character can be nothing like the creator her/himself or c

Sunset on the Mississippi

  • 11.10.2014
“All good New Orleanians go to look at the Mississippi at least once a day. At night it is like creeping into a dark bedroom to look at a sleeping child -- something of that sort -- gives you the same warm nice feeling, I mean.” Yesterday marked the close of Southern Design Week, and after 7 days strai

First Look: Hazel & Florange S/S 2015

  • 11.07.2014
Last night was a dream! I have so much love and appreciation for everyone that helped bring the H&F SS2015 Collection to life... I can't even begin to list each of you here and now. It's a bit unreal producing an event, and then allowing my crazy brain to show my collection at that same event, but somehow it wo

Southern Design Week Begins!

  • 11.03.2014
"Fashion insiders around the country are taking notice now more than ever due in large part to a tribe of young entrepreneurs who choose to call NOLA home. With its unique slant of promoting regional brands and authenticity, it's a catalyst for the rejuvenation of the city’s fashion industry."  Stephanie

A Girl with Ghosts

  • 10.30.2014
It's Voodoo Weekend. And Halloween. And while I write this from one of the most haunted cities in the world I'm not referring to actual ghosts. (If you're a Halloween junkie sorry to disappoint, but you can see my Halloween recommendations on tonight's The 504.) And while Voodoo is one of my favorite things ever, th

The 504: New Orleans Style

  • 10.28.2014
Sometimes when I think about all that's happened this year, I have to take a second... like a proverbial pinch myself second. The experience of writing New Orleans Style was one of the most difficult and rewarding things I've ever done. When I think back to the beginning of the year it seems surreal - from that initial

Polo Fields Forever

  • 10.25.2014
Last weekend I spent the day with Old New Orleans Rum at the Harvest Cup Polo Classic. It was one of those Southern fall days that was too beautiful for words. The sideline views at the event (is it called that in polo, sidelines?) were as entertaining as the match itself. Some of us cheered for team red and others f