5 little black dresses designed to stun
On the cover: Black dress by Rick Owens, $1,560 at Weinstein's; Michael Kors gold chain-link bracelet, $295 at Mimi; Art, Consolations by Wayne Amedee.
Angelique (7725 Maple St., 504-866-1092; www.angeliquestores.com)
Em's Boutique (246 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-834-2795)
Feet First (526 Royal St., 504-569-0005; 4122 Magazine St., 504-899-6800; www.feetfirststores.com)
Hattie Sparks (714 Adams St., 504-304-5975; www.hattiesparks.com)
Haute (725 Magazine St., 504-522-8687; www.hautenola.com)
Mimi (5500 Magazine St., 504-269-6464; www.miminola.com)
Weinstein's (4011 Magazine St., 504-895-6278; www.weinsteinsinc.com)
Carlton Mickle (www.carltonmickle.com)
Kate Grace Bauer (www.kategrace- bauer.wordpress.com)
John Wright for Dior Cosmetics
Baton Rouge native Darian Ellis appeared on American's Next Top Model: College Edition representing Louisiana State University. She currently models for designers at New York Fashion Week. Follow her on Twitter: @darianellisxo.
Octavia Art Gallery (454 Julia St., 504-309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com)
Founded in 2008, Octavia Art Gallery recently moved to a restored 19th-century building on Julia Street. It showcases international and emerging contemporary artists.