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This Week in Fashion

People around the world are paying tribute to Oscar de la Renta and the impact he had on making women feel beautiful. At age 15, my sweet mother gifted me with my very own Oscar dress to wear for an eighth grade graduation event. While my mother may not have let me wear black until age 15, at least she had the sense to dress me in Oscar! The dress still hangs proudly in my closet.

In the spirit of all things fashion, I thought I would share with you a round up of local fashion events happening through the next week that you may be interested in attending.

Mimi is hosting Monique Lhuillier spring trunk show today and tomorrow. This gorgeous photo says it all, so stop by and view the beautiful collection at 5500 Magazine Street.

Monique Jane Scott Hodges, Michèlle Carrère and Sara Ruffin Costello are hosting Dovima Paris and Brave Jewelry this Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm at Leontine Linens. Please RSVP for a proper viewing by emailing janep@dovimaparis.com.

photo-2 Hattie Sparks is hosting a book signing event for Andi Eaton’s new book “New Orleans Style.” Get your personalized copy this Friday from 4-6 pm at Hattie Sparks located at 714 Adams Street.

Screenshot 2014-10-21 09.31.15 TSG friend Mignonne Gavigan will be showing her Fall 2014 collection Tuesday, October 28th from 11am – 1pm to 5pm – 8pm at 1444 State Street. Hosts are Holt Kolb, Sheridan Grace and Karen Eastman. Please RSVP to kinsey@mignonnegavigan.com if you would like to attend.

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And, I leave you with one of Oscar’s finest.

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Gogo Special

Gogo Cuffs
Gogo Borgerding handcrafts all of her colorful cuffs in her studio on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District. Now until Saturday, they are 15% off. Cuffs are available in several different widths and colors. My favorite is the silver tone on tone.

The store regularly posts the latest styles to their Facebook account, so you can peruse online before you head on over to meet the talented Gogo. She also carries other local and regional jewelry artists in the store, so you can definitely find a piece you love. Think ahead…the holiday season is almost here…and a Gogo cuff is a right of passage for any local!

Gogo Jewelry

2036 Magazine Street



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SCOUTED: Art You Can Wear

Art You Can Wear


Local artist Starr Hagnebring creates artful jackets and coat dresses out of luxurious silks. Her palette is a stunning collection of fabrics, pieced and exquisitely hand-painted, and free-form top-stitched, integrating playful dexterity and meticulous construction in each piece.

“I’m a scavenger and collage artist with everything I do. You take what’s there and important… and build upon it.” – Starr Hagenbring

Starr Hagenbring and Paul Wilcox own the amazing Art & Eyes, the best optical shop in New Orleans. Take your time visiting the store, you’re sure to uncover a million different pieces of art and stories that will make your life more colorful and your day a bit more enjoyable.

Art & Eyes 

3708 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA 70115


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October Loves

October Loves 2

1. Drum Roll Please…Leontine Linens has been named one of the 10 Fantasy Gifts of the Season by Neiman Marcus. Their 2014 Christmas Book is live! Explore the pages by clicking here. Entertaining for the holidays? Order your custom table linens by OCTOBER 25 to ensure you live your holiday fantasy! The options are endless, so let the showroom girls help you select by visiting them at 3806 Magazine Street.

2. October beckons us outdoors, but there is nothing worse than sitting down for an al fresco dinner only to be eaten alive by mosquitos.  Aromaflage solves the problem! This candle has a botanical fragrance and insect repellent. Available at Buff Beauty Bar at 720 Carondelet Street.

3. Invite your friends over for a game of cards – Poker, Bridge, Hearts. With these customizable playing cards by Alexa Pulitzer, you’re guaranteed to be a winner. (P.S. Think ahead…they make a great stocking stuffer too.) Email sales@alexapulitzer.com to place your order.

4. Spruce up your backyard with the help of The Plant Gallery. TPG offers the best landscaping services in the city, and they have an exquisite Garden Center for all of your planting needs at their headquarters located at 9401 Airline Highway.

5. Scouted at Friend & Company is this new locally crafted barware line Portico Aesthetics. Inspired by vintage pieces found in marketplaces throughout Europe, Portico Aesthetics use traditional sculpting and casting methods to revitalize tarnished medallions and weathered ceramics. The line features glass, acrylic, copper and silver plated items adorned with a solid bronze intaglio individually cast from a collection of antique Parisian medallions circa 1850. This line is exclusive to Friend & Company located at 7713 Maple Street.

6. Keife & Co. is the source for all things yummy and delicious. They have an amazing selection of cheese, charcuterie, and almost anything you need to make a gourmet meal. Call them with your budget, your flavors and they will have it ready for pickup. Better yet, walk into the store located at 801 Howard Avenue and Jim can help you assemble your very own board. If you’re a foodie and you haven’t been to Keife than you’re totally missing out. Explore their new website – they can help you with anything from your next dinner party to corporate gift baskets.

7. Whether its decorative or full of wine, we love this oversized Chardonnay jug from Bremermann Designs located at 3943 Magazine Street.

Happy Fall and don’t forget…

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CURRIE Swim & Sport – Now Hiring!

Are you one of those women that runs around doing errands in Lululemon all day long? You know you’re out there. Guilty as charged. Well, I am pleased to announce that you can now look fashionably sporty and support LOCAL while doing so. TSG Baton Rouge’s Currie Bohn Mullins is opening a new store in NOLA called CURRIE Swim & Sport and she is hiring! Interested parties should email cbohn@shopcurrie.com.


Currie is the epitome of stylish, so this store is guaranteed to be great and give a little bit more diversity and fun to the current “relaxed-look” fashion trend. Your new gear will make you want to hit the gym or finally try that power yoga class at Reyn Studios.

Location has yet to be announced, but as soon as it is, we’ll be sure to let you know. If you haven’t had a chance to SCOUT Baton Rouge, get to it! There are many great gems featured in The Scout Guide Baton Rouge. Support local, wherever you go, and don’t forget…

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Currently Showing at Hall-Barnett Gallery

Artists currently showing at Hall-Barnett Gallery in the French Quarter include Jorge Lovato, Ed Williford, Carey Hero King, Mario Villa, Stacey Johnson, Sarah Coote, Vikki Hughes, Mary Rundle, Ashley Benton, Hallie Rundle, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Rise Ochsner, B. Moody, Ben Hamburger, Elizabeth Bass and Jim Steg.

Hall Barnett Collage

From October 11 – November 23, the gallery will showcase the “Stop Crying” exhibition. How does one cope with this modern world? When the course of life is challenged by family narratives, day to day doldrums, and conflicting societal norms, where is room for our reaction? Explore these questions with Chicago artist Camille Iemmolo, Houston artist B. Moody and Silicon Valley’s Marzia Faggin. Please join Hall-Barnett Gallery for the “Stop Crying” opening on Saturday, October 11 from 6 to 9 pm.

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Hall-Barnett originally opened in 1988 by the late Howard Barnett but closed its doors seventeen years later. In 2013, Barnett’s wife, Ann, and daughter, Holly, reopened this prestigious gallery known for its support of local and national emerging artists. As lifelong collectors, Ann and Holly bring their unique style and eclectic inspiration to this gallery reincarnation.


Hall-Barnett Gallery

237 Chartres Street

French Quarter

New Orleans, LA



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