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Monday, February 13, 2017

Gambit TV: Glam updates to basic fashions

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 1:57 PM

Gambit special sections editor Katherine Johnson drops by WWL-TV to share behind-the-scenes insight from CUE magazine's latest fashion shoot (on newsstands now).


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Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Gras "Give a Pair, Get a Pair" shoe drive at Arnaud's benefits Eden House human trafficking survivors

Posted By on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 11:56 AM

COURTESY ARNAUD'S
  • COURTESY ARNAUD'S

Traditionally, the Friday before Mardi Gras (or Friday Gras) is a day for families and friends to get together for a (very) long lunch. Locals make reservations at classic French Quarter dining spots months in advance. Restaurant tables become a sort of base camp — patrons can step outside to visit the lunacy of Bourbon and Canal streets as revelers get throttled up for the wildest weekend on the Crescent City calendar, and then duck back in to the relative safety of a decadent lunch and cocktails.

On Friday, Feb. 24, Katy Casbarian of Arnaud’s Restaurant hopes to pass on the invigoration of Friday Gras to others who need it. Casbarian has teamed up with fellow business owners Allison and Julie Hoffman of Native Polish and Evie Poitevent of Feet First to present their inaugural “Give a Pair, Get a Pair” event. Ladies attending Friday Gras lunch at Arnaud’s are asked to bring a pair of gently used women’s shoes, which will be collected for a donation to Eden House, a nonprofit that provides long-term housing and care for survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Gambit TV: Bridal fashions

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Gambit special sections editor Katherine Johnson drops by WWL-TV to discuss this year's bridal styles: top-to-toe glitter, illusion-effect gowns and more.

(CUE's Bride Book is on newsstands now.)


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Monday, January 16, 2017

Gambit TV: Workleisure fashions in CUE magazine

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Brand-spankin'-new Gambit special sections editor Katherine Johnson stops in to WWL-TV to discuss "workleisure," or professional looks inspired by athletic wear. The trend also is broken down in this month's CUE, which is on newsstands now.


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Monday, October 31, 2016

Slideshow: Voodoo costumes: glitter, clowns, skeletons

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 9:30 AM

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Costume elements—face paint, feathered headdresses—are festival fixtures, but Voodoo Music + Arts Experience's proximity to Halloween encourages all-out, head-to-toe looks. This year was no exception. Trending: makeup inspired by Mexican calaveras, mermaids, clown suits and full-body paint. Surprisingly absent? Political costumes nodding to the upcoming presidential election. Nary a Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump was seen on the City Park Festival Grounds, and just one "nasty woman" and "bad hombre" roamed the area.

Below, check out a survey of Voodoo costuming (and maybe pick up some last-minute ideas for Halloween tonight.)

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Androids and anime: a day at MechaCon (slideshow)

Posted By on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 1:23 PM

Costumed con-goers strike a pose.
  • Costumed con-goers strike a pose.

The scene at MechaCon check-in is bedlam. A man in a glittery green bowler hat, possibly left over from St. Patrick’s Day, jostles a woman with blue and purple hair, who consoles her crying sister. A girl in a metallic red and blue jacket, matching bikini bottoms and black high-heeled boots shivers nearby. Other people in varying degrees of costume stand around the registration desk in vague gestures toward lines; the confusion seems to stem from the fact that there are multiple registration levels. Red-shirted volunteers keep trying to line people up based on the first letter of their last names (“N through Z!”) 

Behind me, a young man in an electric blue wig, a red fedora with playing cards tucked into the band and goggles seems indifferent to the chaos. He’s carrying two boxes at about chest-level. 

“What’s in the box?” I ask. 

The first box has a deck of Magic: The Gathering cards, he says. 

“And the other one?”

“It’s a box of string.”

"And what is the string for?

“No one is supposed to know what the string does.”

Shyly, he opens the box’s lid to reveal a tangled nest of extension and power cords.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Jazz Fest 2016: Sunday styles

Posted By on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 2:09 PM

KAT STROMQUIST
  • KAT STROMQUIST

Yes, there were the usual shirtless, sunburned dudes at the Fair Grounds on Sunday for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, but plenty of other festivalgoers kept their (stylish) clothes on.

Using prints, retro-90s looks, and a fanny pack shaped like a watermelon, attendees did their part to create a Jazz Fest style that went beyond the "festival" section of fringed tops and cut-offs at H&M.

Much like New Orleans, the looks in this slideshow are colorful, eccentric and a little off-balance — but in a good way.

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Jazz Fest: Sunday Styles

Yes, there were the usual shirtless, sunburned dudes at the Fair Grounds on Sunday for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, but plenty of other festival-goers kept their (stylish) clothes on.


Using prints, retro-90s looks, and a fanny pack shaped like a watermelon, attendees did their part to create a Jazz Fest style that went beyond the "festival" section of fringed tops and cut-offs at H&M.

Much like New Orleans, the looks in this slideshow are colorful, eccentric and a little off-balance — but in a good way.


By Kat Stromquist

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PHOTOS BY KAT STROMQUIST

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

West Elm holds an Etsy pop-up shop Saturday, June 20

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 4:21 PM

West Elm features goods crafted by more than 200 designers nationwide, including 11 locals.
  • West Elm features goods crafted by more than 200 designers nationwide, including 11 locals.

From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, West Elm (2929 Magazine St., 888-922-4119) hosts a pop-up shop curated by Juley Le, founder of New Orleans lifestyle blog Upperlyne & Co and food editor at The Everygirl. Le rounded up eight of her favorite local Etsy sellers to promote at the event, which will feature food by District Donuts and music by DJ BabyGirl.

"We have artists and jewelry makers and someone who specializes in furniture," Le says. "Online shopping is great, but there is nothing like experiencing that product so you can make a good decision as to whether you want to invest in it."

Below, Le shares her thoughts on the pop-up shop and the makers who will sell their goods there. (All vendors are new to West Elm and Magazine Street.)

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Monday, June 15, 2015

CUE on WWL-TV: Hot swimsuits for summer

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 10:37 AM

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CUE magazine editor Missy Wilkinson was on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News today to show off this month's cover story on swimsuit trends for 2015. Check it out — and pick up a copy of CUE, tucked in this week's Gambit.


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Friday, March 20, 2015

ULTA Beauty celebrates its grand opening today

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 1:02 PM

ULTA Beauty celebrates its grand opening in Magnolia Marketplace today.
  • ULTA Beauty celebrates its grand opening in Magnolia Marketplace today.

ULTA Beauty
celebrates its grand opening in Magnolia Marketplace (2900 S. Claiborne Ave., Suite 400) this weekend with giveaways and free makeovers. On Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, the first 100 attendees receive a "beauty treat" worth $5 or $10, as well as a free skin or hair service.

"It's the first 100 people in the store regardless of timing, each day," says general manager Leslie Teal. "It varies how early people get to our stores to line up. Some customers come two hours before and some one hour before. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday."

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