3 Holiday Looks We Love

December 5, 2014 | By | Comments (3)

Whether you’re headed to a fancy soiree or a low-key dinner, take a cue from these New Orleans tastemakers to inform your holiday dress code.


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Robin Barnes in front of the Soniat House in the French Quarter; Photo: Cedric Angeles


Cocktail Party

Worn By: Jazz singer Robin Barnes (robinbarnesmusic.com), known locally as The Songbird of New Orleans. The musician, who also moonlights as a designer of the activewear line Fit By You (fitbyyou.co), shares tips to get dolled up.

1. “If you need a formal look but don’t want to spend the money on something you can wear only a few times, rent—don’t buy.” Kate Spade New York Dynasty Red Dress, $75; renttherunway.com

2. “Add a glitzy piece that won’t take over your whole look.” Crystallography Box Clutch, $250; bhldn.com

3. “Bold earrings bring attention to your eyes. When I perform, I use this trick to draw the crowd’s gaze to mine.” Clare Earring, $325; ellenarthurjewelry.com




Jane Scott Hodges

Jane Scott Hodges in a private dining room off the historic Soniat House hotel; Photo: Cedric Angeles

Dinner Party at Home

Worn By: Jane Scott Hodges, owner of Leontine Linens (leontinelinens.com)—a line of couture linens hand-stitched by Kentucky artisans. Jane Scott helps define New Orleans style with her timeless aesthetic, which is reflected through her shop, in the pages of her recent book (Linens: For Every Room and Occasion), and, of course, in her personal style. The queen bee of entertaining tells us how she gets ready to play hostess.

1. “Make your favorite dress work double duty. Top it with a crisp, white collared shirt and tie it at the waist to create a totally different outfit.” Grace Kelly-Satin Twill, $196; donna-morgan.com

2. “A metallic D’Orsay pump and a chain-embellished ankle strap make this affordable shoe showstopping.” Sam & Libby Ankle Chain Pump, $42.99; target.com

3. “When it comes to jewelry, I love eye-catching pieces. You only need one or two of them to complete your outfit.” Marseilles Large Drop Earrings, $245; suzannadai.com


Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton at hip cocktail joint Cure on Freret Street; Photo: Cedric Angeles

Cocktails with Friends

Worn By: Andi Eaton, the city’s do-it-all style mogul. She blogs (ouiwegirl.com), designs for her label Hazel & Florange, runs a boutique, and puts on Southern Design Week. Formerly known as NOLA Fashion Week, the event showcases designers from around the region. Her new book, New Orleans Style, traces the city’s rich fashion culture. Here, the girl-about-town tells us how she gets ready for a night out.

1. “Take your statement pieces to the next level by stacking several necklaces together. I like to pair my favorite designer piece with less expensive ones.” Cameron Necklace, $383; elizabethcolejewelry.com

2. “Don’t be afraid of a black over-the-knee boot. Pairing with black leggings blurs the line between where the boots end and pants begin for a look that’s edgy but still ladylike.” Fukiko, $460; schutz-shoes.com

3. “A top with a tailored cut, structured fabric, and graphic texture goes a long way. I’ll layer this piece with a blazer when commuting to holiday get-togethers and on its own for spring and summer months.” Mod Top in Slate Tech, $248; emersonfry.com


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  3. pinklacepearls

    Love these 3! My fave silhouettes 🙂 Xo

    December 5, 2014 at 4:58 pm

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