Gambit’s CUE, November 2016

Fall fashion, minimalist furniture, statement socks and more

CUE tips: design education

Finding a professional in New Orleans to help you create your dream kitchen or bath just got easier, thanks to a newly accredited program offered at Delgado Community College.   Delgado's City Park campus (615 City Park Ave., 504-671-5000; now offers a specialized certificate program endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

Rustic, earthy horns and antlers for beasts and boardrooms

CUE tips: alligator-inspired jewelry

If you've ever skinned an alligator, you may know that the prehistoric-looking creatures are equipped with an armor of scales.   

Legends of the Fall: luxe looks for 2016

Welcome back velvet, suede and faux fur, drenched in jewel tones with heavy metal eyes
ON THE COVER: White and gold feather earring, $225, blue dress, $580, both at Angelique.

Wear + where: Alys Arden, author

The Words & Music Literary Festival is Nov. 9-13
Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in New Orleans, moved to New York as soon as I graduated from the University of New Orleans, and now I split time between the two cities. I'm an author.

The tao of design: Hoang Tao’s minimalist space

The architect and furniture maker’s DIY apartment
Like many architects, Hoang Tao understands furniture design. Tao, who got his architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University and is pursuing a doctorate in Planning and Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans, has studied the art closely.

Baby brands: clothing boutiques with spinoffs for pint-sized fashions

Angelique Approaching its ninth anniversary, Angelique Kids (5519 Magazine St., 504-899-8992; offers children's clothing for every occasion.

Fall trends for fingernail art

Nail artists talk New York Fashion Week — and share the season’s biggest trends
Local Nail juggernauts Brandi Blocker of LaPierre Lacquers and Cosmetics and Morgan Dixon of M.A.D. Nails took their artistry to New York Fashion Week runways last month. When designer Michael Kuluva of Tumbler and Tipsy tapped the duo to create custom nail designs for his show, Blocker developed a signature gold nail lacquer and Dixon designed a unique look that incorporated three major trends: gold chains, pompoms and pastels.

Gambit’s CUE: October 2016

Up and atom with ‘50s prints; fall fashion; costumes for kids; more

Stepping into fall fashion

Key pieces let you dress for cool fall weather when the temperature is anything but


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