Here are the final shots from my visit with Suzi Click. Check out some of her incredible designs HERE.
Cree McCree is known throughout New Orleans for her incredible costumes and her lively spirit. Not only does she design costumes for many of the annual festivals held in New Orleans, but she also organizes vintage sales throughout the city. After our shoot, Cree wanted to make sure and show me the original label from a vintage hat that she reworked into her own Cree-ation.
When I started my blog back in 2008, I noticed how there was a set of younger women who were referencing the style of fashionable older women. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, designers of The Row, are probably the most notable among these chic young ladies who effortlessly mix vintage fashions with their own brand of eccentricity, and personal style. Bravo to the Olsen’s for taking one step further in the celebration of older women by casting 64-year-old Linda Rodin in their latest Look Book campaign. Check out an interview with Linda Rodin on Elle.com for more on the shoot HERE.
As soon as I heard that a blizzard was headed East, I packed my bags and boarded a plane to New Orleans for the weekend. I always love traveling and seeing how differently people dress and express themselves in other cities. I’ll be posting shots from trip over the next few days. The women I met all seemed to wholeheartedly embrace the creative culture of New Orleans. Many of them either made their own clothes or shopped from local designers. Michele, above, told me that she was wearing a skirt by Oliver Manhatten, a local designer who is on a mission to bring bustle skirts back!