Freelance writer and New Orleans native, Christy Lorio, loves living in the South. She is a regular contributor at Uptown Messenger, Oxford American, and her fashion blog, Slow Southern Style. A fervent worshipper at the temple of Mardi Gras, she's made costuming her religion. She currently resides in New Orleans with her husband, a retired racing greyhound, and a healthy amount of cats.
Southern Costume Company Dresses Mardi Gras Krewes
Not only do Clara Diaz, Jenny Campbell and Katie Champagne from this local design company work day and night to create costumes for carnival, they also design for movies and galas throughout the year.
Closet Revitalization: Getting Your Clothes Organized This Year
Clean out and update your closet while also cashing in on the clothes you no longer wear.
Confidence and Clout: 8 Tips for Dressing for the Job You Want
In New Orleans, the dress code is usually casual, but when you've got the big interview, it's time to step up your game. Follow these pointers to secure the position.