Arts & Culture

Easy Does It

The season's rich florals and velvets look right at home amid the spellbinding charms of New Orleans
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The palm-studded patio at the Pontchartrain Hotel in the Garden District. Floral bouquet chiffon dress by Tanya Taylor, $575. Scarlet stretch velvet boots by Stuart Weitzman, $798. Rock crystal ring, $4,500, and labradorite scarab ring, $2,575, by Elizabeth Locke.

photo: Amy Dickerson

A stop at the club Ms. Mae’s on the corner of Magazine and Napoleon. Ivory georgette blouse by Wes Gordon, $890. Vest, $268, and silk scarf, $178, by Diane von Furstenberg. Culottes by Brooks Brothers, $348. Velvet Mary-Janes by Marc Fisher, $79. Symphonette watch with diamonds and 18k rose-gold case by Longines, $4,100.

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Into the mystic in the French Quarter at Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo. Headpiece by New Orleans artist Rebecca Rebouché. Dress by Upstate, $420. Velvet Mary-Janes by Marc Fisher, $79. Antique carnelian seal pendant, $3,800, and 19k gold chain necklace, $3,425, by Elizabeth Locke. Eighteen-karat yellow-gold moon necklace with diamonds by Monica Rich Kosann, $6,250. Rings by Lady Grey, $156 and $168.

photo: Amy Dickerson

Into the mystic in the French Quarter at Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo. Headpiece by New Orleans artist Rebecca Rebouché. Dress by Upstate, $420. Velvet Mary-Janes by Marc Fisher, $79. Antique carnelian seal pendant, $3,800, and 19k gold chain necklace, $3,425, by Elizabeth Locke. Eighteen-karat yellow-gold moon necklace with diamonds by Monica Rich Kosann, $6,250. Rings by Lady Grey, $156 and $168.

photo: Amy Dickerson

A Canebrake beer from Parish Brewing Co. at the cash-only Chart Room on Chartres Street, a late-night favorite of the Big Easy’s food-and- beverage crowd. Blouse, $395, and embellished jeans, $695, by Alice and Olivia. Python shoes by Aquatalia, $750. Oval and circle rings by Pamela Love, $210 each. Eighteen-karat rose-gold and pale champagne diamond pavé ring by Eva Fehren, $4,345.

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The Knockaz Brass Band plays it loud in Jackson Square. Dress by Rhié, $1,020. Suede felt hat by Faeth Millinery, $620. Velvet boots by Won Hundred, $455. Eighteen-karat blackened white gold and gray diamond pavé bracelet by Eva Fehren, $5,580. Bangle by SheBee, $275.

photo: Amy Dickerson

The Knockaz Brass Band plays it loud in Jackson Square. Dress by Rhié, $1,020. Suede felt hat by Faeth Millinery, $620. Velvet boots by Won Hundred, $455. Eighteen-karat blackened white gold and gray diamond pavé bracelet by Eva Fehren, $5,580. Bangle by SheBee, $275.

photo: Amy Dickerson

A member of the Knockaz Brass Band.

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Taking in the haunted beauty of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Felt hat by Gladys Tamez Millinery, $640. Dress by Yigal Azrouël, $1,592. Ring by Sylva & Cie.

photo: Amy Dickerson

Taking in the haunted beauty of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Felt hat by Gladys Tamez Millinery, $640. Dress by Yigal Azrouël, $1,592.

photo: Amy Dickerson

Hummus and falafel done right at Shaya on Magazine Street.

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One of Ashley Longshore’s takes on New Orleans native Lil Wayne, Mile High, hangs in the lounge of the Pontchartrain Hotel. Top by Suno, $765. Pants by Day, $320. Python shoes by Aquatalia, $750. Gold and silver triple-coil bracelets with black onyx, $1,495 each, and silver and diamond pavé and freshwater pearl ring, $1,295, by John Hardy.

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Resurrection ferns at Lafayette Cemetery.

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Outside Parkway Bakery & Tavern. Top by Suno. Ring by John Hardy.

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A fried oyster po’boy at Parkway Bakery & Tavern.

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A warm welcomw at Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

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Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde.

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Outside Preservation Hall. Suit and halter by Mara Hoffman. Necklace by Eva Fehren. Rings by KATKIM. Shoes by Aldo.

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Velvet suit and halter by Mara Hoffman. Rings by KATKIM.

photo: Amy Dickerson

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At the Ponchartrain Hotel. Jumpsuit by Novis. Rings by KATKIM.

photo: Amy Dickerson