Spring 2018 fashion trends

Fringe, bold patterns, sheer looks and high-intensity hues
Fringe Benefits The go-to trim of bohemian types is reinvented this season with glamorous, it-girl appeal.

#Following: Kemberley Washington

CPA, financial news contributor and author
Kemberley Washington (also known as KemCents) started doing accounting work at her father's architectural firm when she was just 15 years old.  "At that time, he had just let go of his accountant and he was looking for someone," Washington says.

Marine Layer opens on Magazine Street

The San Francisco company opened Feb. 10
Marine Layer (www.marinelayer.com), the San Francisco-based clothing company, opened its first New Orleans location Feb. 10 at 3939 Magazine St. Founder Michael Natenshon began making super-soft T-shirts and selling them out of his van in 2009. Since then, Marine Layer has developed 25 custom fabrics from its signature beechwood-pulp base and has opened more than 30 stores in cities all over the country.

#Following: J'Wan Boudreaux

Spy Boy of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians and singer with Cha Wa
Earbuds in, wearing dark shades and a black sweatshirt, J'Wan Boudreaux looks like a typical 21-year-old. He walks uncertainly toward us across Dreyfous Avenue in New Orleans City Park and introduces himself in a quiet, polite voice.

Are these products really 'green'?

What to look for when buying common self-care items
SKINCARE PRODUCTS Despite their labels, some products designed to brighten, tone and moisturize skin actually can contain harmful chemicals.

Four only-in-New Orleans date night ideas

From City Park sailing to cocktail classes
With Mardi Gras falling this year on Feb. 13, even New Orleans' most dedicated romantics would be hard-pressed to celebrate Valentine's Day with the usual fanfare. Rather than let an opportunity to celebrate love fall by the wayside, think outside the box and the allotted square on the calendar when it comes to date night.

Kiss me, I'm local

Three New Orleans couples put three locally made lipsticks to the test
Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus, chefs and co-owners of Coquette restaurant

Your body, your stye: how to find the perfect fit

Whether short, lean or curvy, styles that fit the body you love
Fashion is hardly one-size-fits-all, but it can feel that way when you're trying on the sixth pair of jeans that don't fit.  We asked three women to share their wardrobe woes, and three experts responded with advice on finding the perfect fit, no matter your shape or size.

#Following: Margot Landen

The globetrotting photographer discuses her influences and new book about Magazine Street
You could call Margot Landen "old school."  First clue: She likes old movies.

Where + wear: Andrea Chen, executive director of Propeller

Dressing up for holiday parties
How'd you get started with Propeller? I was a volunteer in the beginning (from 2006-2011). I'm one of the founders, but it (had a) different name — it was called Social Entrepreneurs of New Orleans.

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