It’s weird traveling by yourself, even weirder when you usually feel like you never get any time alone. Suddenly you are thrust into the hustle and bustle of all these people that don’t know you, and despite their smiley friendliness, they probably don’t care. I don’t know how some people just move somewhere without . . . → Read More: Lonesome Strange City
NOLA Fashion Week show opener Elsa Brodmann presented her smart and sophisticated Ottilie Brodmann fall 2011 collection Friday before last in New Orleans. Inspired by female leads of 1960s film, from Doris Day to Diana Rigg, the 27-year-old designer succeeded in capturing the essence of professional femininity and conveying said aesthetic in a modern and accessible . . . → Read More: NOLA Fashion Week Runway Rundown: Ottilie Brodmann
Last week marked the first annual (seasonal?) NOLA Fashion Week, founded by New Orleans natives Nick Landry, Andi Eaton and Rachael LaRoche. Together they, along with their trusty team of interns, volunteers and sponsors, launched something new, necessary and seemingly inevitable. Says Landry, “Too many things have fallen into place.” In other words, in a sense, . . . → Read More: NO for an Answer: New Orleans Debuts First Fashion Week – Part I
Several designers involved in NOLA FW openly admit to initial uncertainty. Bensen, whose label is not even a year-old, says, “We were extremely skeptical of doing a fashion week in New Orleans. Trying to be L.A. or New York is not really something that we were wanting to be a part of.” She caveats this with, . . . → Read More: NO for an Answer: New Orleans Debuts First Fashion Week – Part II
The boys over at Atlas Obscura took a fun trip down to South America to write a series of articles for Slate. When friend, and co-founder came back, we all plied him with requests for stories from the other side.
One of the most memorable was the proto-ziplines of Colombia. Towns and families living on . . . → Read More: Proto-zipline – Slate’s look at South America