As covered all over the Nawlin's interwebz, Goorin Brothers opened their new Lower Garden District location a few weeks ago to much fanfare! The fete was frequented by gorgeously dressed and behatted New Orleanians, enjoying cocktails and purchasing summer cloches and panamas galore. I showed up on a whim and was happy to be able to drink, giggle with, and photograph many of my favorite stylish buddieroos.
Ballin' outta control with that gin cocktail goodness
Alex Bourne of Patina Shoe Parlor and beautiful Charlé from Buffalo Exchange.
If your shoes need shining or any leather good at all needs fixin', Alex is your guy! One-on-one attention and skilled service from a young, personable, entrepreneur. Look at that smile and newsboy cap! I can't say enough good things about this guy. And I'm too obsessed with gorgeous Charlé's style; paperbag skirt, vintage housecoat, and acid wash Michael Kors bag at once? Too. Much. Amazing.
InvadeNOLA's Justin behind the scenes
Christy from Slow Southern Style showing off one of her lesser-seen body mods
Fashionably Meg's Meghan in a blouse worn as vest that matches my favorite silk jacket (we should combine forces)
Elijah rocking the short brim and many more an accessory. Stop by and see him like I recently did and you will be treated to a vision in menswear, both glam and/or casual.
Yes, that's a space-themed silk tie and vintage tie clip. The sheen on the jacket is tooo much.
Alex and I
Justin posing, then cracking up. A man can never go wrong with brightly coloured socks.
Shopkeeper Jennifer and her bright red lips show off a gorgeous feathered fascinator
Couples detail-- vintage envelope purse and extremely secure pocket chain
Charlé's manicure and rings
Goorin Brothers sells many a hat accessory to complement the racks on racks of fedoras and more lining the walls; hat pins, feathers, and pins are artfully laid throughout the space. They also offer a millinery service, currently located on a small table, in case you need something ribboned and rhinestoned to some serious specifications. The small space next door to the shop will soon be a full-fledged space devoted to specialty hats, expanding their fingers ever further in the hats niche pie.
Andi Eaton of Paris Parker / New Orleans Fashion Week / Sweetheart Social Club notoriety, posing in H&M neon and purchasing a hat for future wear
Oxford American colunists Kasimu of Parish Chic and Christy of Sewn in the South -- commiserating, mayhaps?
One would think that 90 degree weather meant less fabric rather than more, and I... would totally have to agree. This Laura Ashley dress was originally thrifted for my 90s themed birthday party; I love the teeny floral print but the weave is black underneath and very heavy. A sweaty, sweaty mistake. I had to cheer up the palette of browns, then, up top! My hair is too heavy for a hat, so a lacy, handmade, screenprinted banana-lollipop fascinator it is!
Photo c/o Christy from Slow Southern Style
I got so many compliments on this thing, and well-deserved. Made by my own business-card illustrator and high school best friend, Miss Angela Che, who is currently selling my clip and a strawberry streamered one at Leanna Lin's Wonderland gallery in L.A., along with additional artwork, pins, postcards, and other adorable animal and fruit themed goodies! I'm not sure if she's selling online yet, but you can bet when she starts I will be bugging you guys about it like crazy. Make sure to check out her blog: it's full of illustrations, her sewn goodies, and photos of her and her EGL (elegant gothic lolita) friends dressed up and out on the town.
Arm staples: Taiwanese glass bracelet, stella&dot spikes, thrifted saints
Laura Ashley dress - thrifted, Goodwill / purse - classic Coach, gift / wedges - Target / banana clip - gift from Miss Angela Che
Magazine St. at Jackson