Thursday, February 3, 2011

NOLAFW Preview Party Review

As I mentioned last week, I got invited to attend the New Orleans Fashion Week Preview Party last Friday night at the Republic. I ended up getting to go and having a great time. I unfortunately left my camera back home (2 hours away), but was able to snap a few pictures on my phone. I'm happy to share with you some of the great talent that was given as a sneak peak as to what's to come at NOLA Fashion Week!
The stage held the DJ and a funky setup including a dress form, a pile of coat hangers, and a saran wrapped couch. This top photo is of cofounders Andi Eaton and Nick Landry announcing the location for NOLAFW, the Ogden Museum of Art.

There was also a photo booth set up, which you know I'm a big fan of! Each designer's piece would grace the stage for a song or two, then hed to the photo booth for some quick shots.

Sophomore by Chrissie Miller and Madeline Von Froomer

Varela + Brooks by Isabela Varela

Jolie & Elizabeth by Jolie Benson 
and Sarah Elizabeth Dewey

Matthew Arthur Apparel Architecture
by Matthew Arthur

Other designers that presented, but aren't pictured are listed on the NOLAFW website

Other highlights of the night included running into some of my favorite southern fashion bloggers, Christy from Slow Southern Style  and Dorothy from No(la) More Chains, as well as Susan from

For more information on NOLA Fashion Week remember to check the website and follow on twitter. There will also be workshops that you can attend. The first one has been announced, a chance to work with the designers behind Jolie & Elizabeth as they give their insight and wisdom on launching your own line. Tickets can be purchased here and space is limited.

I'll be anxiously awaiting for the week to come, but in the mean time, what do you think so far? Like any of these designs pictured? Interested in attending any of the workshops?


andi girl said...

Thanks for joining us for the event Mattie! So exciting as the fashion season is kicking off, there's lots more great things to come!


Rach is Ordinarily Urbane said...

What a great recap! And you look gorgeous, Mattie! Hope to meet you in real life soon :)


Megan V said...

I'm loving Amanda deLeon.... super professional and current! Thanks for the sneak peek!!

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