NYFW vs Fashion Week New Orleans - What's the Difference?

Posted by Perlis

Mar 25, 2015 3:20:28 PM

New York is the epicenter for a lot of different things. But fashion?

While New York has established itself as one of the fashion hotspots in North America (if not the world), evidenced by a long-running bi-annual New York Fashion Week, many other communities have also begun holding week-long fashion events on the circuit. All are a bit unique and have something different to offer, but there seems to be a widening gap in differences between the New York Fashion Week and those that are held in southern parts of the country (particularly here in New Orleans). Here's a look:

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Worst Trends In Fashion History

Posted by Perlis

Mar 13, 2015 10:56:19 AM

As we move toward Fashion Week New Orleans, and what the potential future of fashion could look like, it humors us to reflect on some of the worst predictions in fashion history.

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The Origins of Southern Style: Part 2 - Seersucker

Posted by Perlis

Mar 5, 2015 2:07:00 PM

Although known as a Southern United States style, seersucker has a long history that starts in the Middle East. It makes sense, considering that these places have this fabric in common, since residents of both regions endure the effects of hot weather. Throughout history, seersucker was always important for its ability to keep the wearer cool. Here's the next installment of our Origins of Southern Style series, and it all about seersucker!

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Learn the Difference Between Style and Fashion Here!

Posted by Perlis

Feb 27, 2015 10:43:03 AM

We often hear the terms "style" and "fashion" used interchangeably, but what many people don't realize is that these terms are almost polar opposites when it comes to their meanings and connotations. In a broad sense, style refers to a person's individual tastes, whereas fashion tends to refer more broadly to what's "popular" in today's magazines, among celebrities, and on the runways.

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The History of Mardi Gras

Posted by Perlis

Feb 19, 2015 1:27:45 PM

Popular culture tends to associate the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans with flashing and partying, but this rich holiday goes much deeper than that. Mardi Gras has a lot of cultural and historical significance that is intertwined into the symbols of the event. As we reflect on the festivites of this year's Mardi Gras Celebration, let's look back on the origins of this iconic holiday.

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What to Know Before Traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Posted by Perlis

Feb 4, 2015 10:35:08 AM

Planning a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras or any other event? If so, then certainly you'll want to know all the ins and outs of the area to ensure you maximize your experience. Of course, not all travelers have the same goals and aspirations for a trip to New Orleans. Some may want to indulge on the legendary local food and drinks, whereas others may want to explore the party scene. And of course, there's always a group who is traveling with children.

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Activities for Kids in New Orleans During Mardi Gras 2015

Posted by Perlis

Jan 29, 2015 3:16:42 PM

When people think of New Orleans, especially during Mardi Gars they’re likely to think of the heavy partying and the loads of fun that define Bourbon Street in many ways. But contrary to what you may believe, the Big Easy isn’t just for adults – it’s kid friendly, too. OK, so while you may not want to walk your kids down Bourbon Street after dark or stroll them through the casino, there’s a lot that you can do as a family in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. And thankfully, kid friendly attractions aren’t that difficult to find. Here’s a look:

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Visiting New Orleans? Here's Your Guide to Bourbon Street

Posted by Perlis

Jan 23, 2015 12:22:03 PM

If you live in, or are planning a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2015, you should be visiting Bourbon Street for its character, history, nightlife, and shopping. It truly is a place of nonstop partying and events.

Bourbon Street History

Bourbon street is a major street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The French Quarter is the oldest part of the city, having been founded in 1718. The streets in New Orleans were named after Catholic saints and the French royal houses. Bourbon street was named after the House of Bourbon, a royal family in France.

Originally built by the French, after the Seven Years’ War, the Spanish gained control of the city. When a fire destroyed most of the Quarter, the Spanish rebuilt it using their own style, thus adding a distinctive Spanish flair to about 80 percent of the buildings. The French Quarter quickly grew to be the center of the Creole culture.

Nowadays, Bourbon Street is a popular tourist spot for shoppers, revelers, and bar hoppers. Bourbon street hosts a number of festivals, many open to families. Still, Bourbon street has many clubs as well as popular bars for people looking for entertainment.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Mardi Gras

Posted by Perlis

Jan 15, 2015 9:48:00 AM

When it comes to festivals, parades, and events, no city beats New Orleans. We want people to have a great time and enjoy our city, but every year, people continue to make rookie mistakes, some of which, end tragically. In order to get the maximum enjoyment from our festivals, we want to make sure that you stay safe and follow the rules, so that you can continue enjoying New Orleans for years to come! Here’s a list of some things to keep in mind when coming to celebrate Mardi Gras.

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How to Throw the Best Mardi Gras Party

Posted by Perlis

Jan 8, 2015 1:21:00 PM

Mardi Gras is all about fun, good food, and bright colors. If you are planning a Mardi Gras party this year, consider the following suggestions to make your party the best it can be.

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