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STYLE Royal Teeth vocalist Nora Patterson on fashion and looking chic on the road CUE MAKEOVERS The winners

Guys’ takes on

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FASHION

what gUys want Guys’ opinions on out-there trends

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style Profile

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cUe fashion makeovers

Nora Patterson’s rocker-chic style

Three women revamp their looks

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home featUre Marc Carbon’s Uptown cottage

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new&cool Louisiana love

cUe kids Cute, cozy bedtime accessories

PERSPECTIVES

from the editor Cover story

shoP dogs Two birds and an occasional dog

BEAUTY

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his month, CUE spotlights the winners of our makeover contest (page 27). As different as these three women are, each had similar reasons for desiring makeovers: they all wanted to explore hidden facets of their personalities. There’s really no bad reason to get a makeover, and in some cases, necessity can be the mother of invention — or reinvention. Take this month’s cover, for instance. It’s a subtle change, but constant readers probably noticed it when they picked up this issue: the addition of headlines to the cover page. We weren’t planning to give the CUE cover a makeover — in fact, we’d planned a totally different cover, one that featured vocalist Nora Patterson (page 15) in the sunflower-filled kitchen of Marc Carbon (page 19). But that was before we knew he had an awesome porch bedizened with Mardi Gras float flowers. And luckily, the floral blouse Nora had picked out for the kitchen shot complemented the porch just as well. Problems arose during the cover’s layout phase, when the CUE logo obscured the papier mache blooms. Solution: Flip the photo and run its mirror image. That worked, but left an empty column of white space that was less than

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visually appealing … but that offered the perfect canvas for us to try something new with CUE: cover headlines! This serendipitous interplay of inspiration and obstacles led to a CUE makeover that makes me really happy — which is all anyone can ask of a makeover.

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FA S H I O N

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Bryan Batt is an actor, designer and author best known for his role on AMC’s Mad Men. Batt has written a memoir, She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother and a design book, Big Easy Style. He co-owns home accessories store Hazelnut.

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he’ll sing. She’ll bounce. She’ll do both in style. Petite, pattern-loving firecracker Nora Patterson, 26, fronts Royal Teeth, the party-starting indie pop act that broke out in 2012 by signing to Dangerbird Records, launching a national tour and putting CNN in the band discovery business at South by Southwest music conference and festival in Austin, Texas. After turning heads at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this month, the band will release its full-length debut album, Glow, on August 13. “We wanted it to have the same energetic vibe as our EP (2012’s Act Naturally), but to sound more live,” the Uptown resident says. “That was important to us, and I think it comes across. This one sounds more intimate.” From a tour van en route to Dallas, Patterson tells CUE about her fashion favorites, love of weird accessories and answers the question: “What’s the best shoe for jumping up and down on a stage?”

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wearing whatever you want because you’re a redhead. Seems like that might mean that anything goes. PATTERSON: I do like to mix and match a lot of things — different colors and patterns. But I also have to stay away from colors that clash with my hair. C

Should I have said “ginger?” I think Americans are saying “ginger” now. P I do hear that, yeah (laughing). But I think the other concern as a performer is being too over the top. For stage clothes I look for things that are dramatic, but at the same time kind of understated. I like there to be some kind of intricate detail or a pattern that pops for photos. C

Where in New Orleans do you like to shop?

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Funky Monkey has great vintage pieces and jewelry. I’m really into necklaces and rings. I like weird things. C

Where else do you get clothes?

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Hattie Sparks. A friend of mine opened it over a year ago, and it carries a lot of great local designers. American Apparel is always good for the basics. I love their high-waisted disco pants. They’re shiny, and I wear them on stage a lot. I have two pairs, but there are 10 different colors. I plan on collecting all of them. C

Do you have a style icon?

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How many outfits do you pack for a tour?

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I have this trunk I bring. They call it the “caboodle.” It

was my old trunk I had at summer camp as a kid. I can pack about three months’ of clothes in there. Also, I have another case just for shoes. C On stage your shoes have to be stylish but comfortable, right? P That has changed a lot over the years. I used to wear real fancy heels. But I jump around so much, and I’m just terrified of PHOTO BY AMY SHUTT (WWW. breaking an ankle, so AMYSHUTTPHOTOgRAPHY.COM) now I wear boots or much smaller heels. Some of my favorites are these ones with spikes on them that are perfect. Basically, I like a dramatic shoe I can jump around in.

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uilt in 1874 and embellished with gingerbread trimmings and a wrought-iron gate, Mark Carbon’s Uptown house typifies Victorian architecture. Carbon designed the front and rear gardens in the manner of the era as well, with delphinium, foxglove, larkspur and climbing roses. But what really makes Carbon happy is the appreciation his home and garden garners. “I usually have the garden immaculate and loaded with flowers so people see that when they pass by during Mardi Gras,” says Carbon, a pediatric emergency room doctor at Children’s Hospital who lives near the St. Charles Avenue parade route. The seeds of Carbon’s passion for gardening were planted early. His grandmother was an avid gardener. When he was in the eighth grade, Carbon began gardening and doing odd jobs for a British woman whose 12 acres of land included an English garden. When Carbon purchased his home in 1995, creating a garden was a priority. He designed, installed and tends the garden himself. Two years ago, he became a certified master gardener through the Louisiana Master Gardener program offered by the LSU AgCenter and last summer, he attended a two-week course at Montreal’s International Florist Academy and School. “As a kid, I used to say one day I’d always have fresh flowers in my house,” he says. “ I garden year round.” In the front of the house, Carbon created a boxwood parterre, painstakingly laying it out with strings and stakes so every angle was neat and precise. He changes the parterre with seasonal annuals three or four times a year and plants flowers and leafy greens around the edges of the fence and yard. The back yard, described by a nephew as the “gypsy garden,” is filled with potted plants. Carbon recently added a chicken coop he designed. For Carbon, collecting eggs from a backyard chicken is familiar as well as in step with today’s health-conscious homegarden movement and his Paleo diet. One of six children, he grew up in Mandeville, where his family kept chickens, cows and pigs, had a

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catfish pond, rode horses and enjoyed an abundance of outdoor space. Carbon’s aesthetic sense, on the other hand, is very different from the suburban surroundings of his youth. He grew up in a 1970s brick house, but has an affinity for old houses and weathered patinas. He prefers the beauty of peeling plaster over new sheetrock. “When I walked in the house, I knew I didn’t want to destroy it,” he says. “I loved the house the way it was.” He removed the wallpaper himself and scraped the original plaster walls with a razor, leaving them with an aged, Old World look. He renovated the small kitchen and laid new marble tile in the bathroom, sheet-rocked several rooms damaged by Hurricane Katrina, painted some of the trim and windows, bricked the garden paths and replaced the light fixtures. “I guess some people come into the house and think I’m in the middle of working on it,” Carbon says, noting that he likes the worn appearance of the water stains on the ceiling and purposely hasn’t done away with them. A serendipitous series of events led Carbon to the house, and he is protective of its heritage and character. “I was a second-year (medical) resident and I wasn’t looking for a house,” he recalls. Carbon learned about the property from a coworker who happened to live in a sister cottage next door (both, Carbon says, were built by the same man for his two daughters). The previous owner, a doctor, had become ill and the co-worker asked Carbon if he would be interested if the house came up for sale. Carbon met the family, fell in love with the place and was offered a bargain price. “They took me through the house and told me stories,” he says. “I was there for hours. It was

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like they really wanted me to have the house.” Carbon’s appreciation for the gracefully eroded style presented in Richard Sexton’s 1993 book Elegance and Decadence is obvious throughout the house, which has 13-and-a-half-foot ceilings and is home to a wealth of religious art, largely collected from Bush Antiques. His love of collecting, like his passion for gardening, began at an early age. He was a teenager when he began collecting Fiestaware and 20 when he acquired his first beveled mirror. He also owns dozens of cobalt blue medicine page 22

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New things can look dated after 10 or 20 years. Antiques are ageless. They’re never outdated.

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and perfume bottles, antique and vintage pottery and a significant collection of contemporary art by Louisiana artists including James Michalopoulos, David Harouni, Robert Gordy, Douglas Bourgeois and Jacqueline Bishop. Among his most prized works are paintings and pottery by his late mother Beryl Carbon, who started college at age 50 and attended classes with her son. “When I first started collecting, I used to go to flea markets and garage sales,” Carbon says. “It was a great way to learn about things. It was an educational experience.” Today, he frequents auctions and has made some incredible buys considering the gallery prices of comparable works by the same artists. “I don’t like things too clean and crisp,” says Carbon, pointing out that the only new furnishings are the den’s velvet sofa and pair of slipper chairs. “New things can look dated after 10 or 20 years. Antiques are ageless. They’re never outdated.” Over time, he has organized his collections

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by room: religious art and artifacts, including an altar from France in the hall, which feels like a chapel; contemporary local art in the den; beveled mirrors in the bathroom; and stacks of Fiestaware in the kitchen. During Carnival season, Carbon adds a display of giant papier mache flowers made by former float designer Brian Bush to the house’s facade. Last year, neighbors convinced him to leave the whimsical blossoms in place well after Mardi Gras — Hurricane Isaac finally compelled him to take them down — and an artist who sells her work in Jackson Square captured the scene in an original drawing now made into prints. More than a century and a quarter after the house was built, it’s still turning the heads of neighbors, artists and passersby. Carbon hopes future generations also preserve its history and its horticulture. “It’s important to me that it stays just the way it is,” he says. “It’s lasted this long almost untouched.”

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Thank you everyone for participating in the

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J. Crew

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Face Reality Three CUe fashion makeover winners presenT new faCes To The world

’ve had the pleasure of observing many talented makeup artists at work. One of them, who honed her craft by practicing on drag queens, created jaw-dropping effects with contouring and highlights. Spend an hour in her chair and you’ll emerge looking like a Photoshopped version of yourself: sharpened cheekbones, Bambi-big eyes. “I wish I really looked like this,” people say when they see themselves in the mirror postmakeup application — to which she

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responds that they do look like this. A makeup artist draws out features that are already there. A makeover, too, can reveal facets that are overshadowed in day-to-day life. Here, an athlete trades her bike shorts for flirty cigarette pants. A new mom creates a professional look fitting her new career as a doula. A college student tries out a Hollywood-glam alter ego. These women were selected as winners of the CUE makeover contest,

sponsored by The Shops at Canal Place, and received hair and makeup styling from Paris Parker Salon and Spa, but you needn’t have a team of experts at the ready to effect your own transformation (though it doesn’t hurt). All you really need to do is find out if there’s another woman living inside you, and if you’d like to try being her for a day, or two, or three. Then ask her what she’d like to wear. — MISSY WILKINSON

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I am nominating my wife, Casey O’Keefe, for a fashion makeover. She is an incredible natural beauty, but since our daughter was born a year ago, she really has not had the opportunity to get out and look for new clothes or even shop with friends. I love my wife, and I think she is the most beautiful woman in the world. Getting a CUE fashion makeover would be good for her.

CASEY O’KEEFE asey O’Keefe has experienced several major life changes over the past couple years: giving birth to a daughter and embarking on a new career as a doula. “I did not have a doula, and I realized what a doula brings to the delivery room.” O’Keefe said. “In 2012, I did training and attended my first birth, and I’m really passionate about it.” As she balances her new career with the demands of motherhood, O’Keefe requires a wardrobe that’s down-to-earth yet professional. “I want clients to feel comfortable with me — I’m going to be there for this huge moment in their lives,” she said. “I want to look approachable, not cold or sterile.” Fabs Jackson, a personal shopper and stylist at Anthropologie, picked out a look that was equal parts comfy and stylish. Lucia Galindo gave O’Keefe a low-maintenance hair and makeup look that O’Keefe could easily do at home. “It’s a quick look that will bring out her eyes,” Galindo said. O’Keefe says she’s happy to present a pulled-together appearance to her clients, not only for her sake, but to show there’s personal life after becoming a mom. “(This makeover) shows there’s a light at the end of the tunnel,” she says. “Even when you’re in the thick of getting spit up on and sleepless nights, you’ll be able to take time for yourself after a few months. It’s good to give yourself downtime to get to know your own child, but also not to forget who you are.”

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HOW TO GET CASEY’S LOW-MAINTENANCE LOOK *Subtle caramel, chocolate and honey highlights add dimension and texture to hair, but won’t leave obvious roots as they grow out.

FLORAL WIDE-LEG PANTS, $98; TAN WEDGE SANDAL, $138; BEADED COLLAR NECKLACE, $58; NAVY BUTTON-UP BLOUSE, $78, ALL AT ANTHROPOLOGIE.

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*Blow dry hair with a round brush, then use a 1-inch curling iron to curl soft pieces around the face. *Use three shades of earth tones (Galindo used light and dark browns) for a simple eye makeup look). *Consider consulting a stylist to create a hair and makeup plan that will save you time in the long run.

I would definitely love to win a makeover because even at age 57, I still don’t know what hair style would look best on me, nor how to properly ‘put on my face.’ I have always felt more comfortable in Lycra cycling garb than dressing for success, professionally, or otherwise. Help needed!

JOANN SEAVER oann Seaver said she never wears makeup. “I’ve been a physical therapist for almost 34 years and am very into athletics,” she said. “When I’m at work, I’m all over the clinic, kneeling and lying on the floor.” Because of these factors, clothes, hair and makeup aren’t among her priorities. But with a friend in town and plans to attend a show at Cafe Istanbul, she wanted to look special. “I’d like to look glamorous and sassy-chic for a night on the town,” Seaver said. “I want to strut my stuff a little bit.” Makeup artist Amber Henderson gave Seaver a simple smoky eye (“Simple meaning I only used one color: silver,” Henderson said) and finished the look with light blush and a nude lip. Kelly Shields gave Seaver a cut with shorter layers, styling it with a round brush to give it movement. “She was feeling blah with it, so we spiced it up to give it more volume,” Shields said. Jonathan Lamb added caramel highlights to Seaver’s dark tresses. Then it was off to White House Black Market, where stylist Elizabeth Woods fitted Seaver in chic, anklelength black pants. A strapless black-and-white top showed off Seaver’s shoulders, and a necklace added a hint of sparkle. The versatile look also included a jacket, which Seaver could wear to transform the ensemble into a workplace-ready look. “I’d never do this,” Seaver said as Henderson applied black eyeliner. However, the final look was just what she’d hoped for. “I’m ready to party!” Seaver said.

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HOW TO GET JOANN’S SMOKY EYE *Apply a dark gray shadow from the bottom lashline to slightly above the crease. *Blend the color with a brush to soften it. *Apply black eyeliner, smudge it out a little bit. *Finish the look with mascara.

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Attending university, working and struggling to pay rent in my wonderful hometown definitely takes a toll on a 19-year-old. I’m in dire need of a makeover because I don’t get out often enough to change my hair color or buy nicer clothes that fit me. I never have explored the world of makeup. Marilyn Monroe is one of my many role models (for her) attitude, determination and obviously, beauty! Her red lips and engaging style have caught my eye, but apparently not my wallet. It would be a great dream come true to model and represent hard-working women one day, just like Marilyn did.

KAILYN DAVILLIER he objective for Davillier’s makeover: Turn this overworked student into a super-glam starlet. It started with a trip to Saks Fifth Avenue, where director of marketing Steven Putt and I picked out dresses, bangles and purses befitting “a modern-day Marilyn,” Putt said. Hairstylist and makeup artist Kevin Starr gave Davillier siren-red, Hollywood-glam hair and lips. “It’s very Jessica Rabbit turned human,” he said. “Her cut accentuates her layers, to give her an old-school feel. She walked in with blonde hair and left with intense red hair. All of it goes together to equal the look we are going for, and how powerful it is to change.” Davillier was thrilled with her new look and her experience being photographed, which led her to contemplate a modeling career. “People have told me, ‘You should be a model,’ but I never got that opportunity,” she said. “This was the greatest day ever.”

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STORE INFORMATION ALL STORES ARE LOCATED AT THE SHOPS AT CANAL PLACE (333 CANAL ST., 504-522-9200; WWW.THESHOPSATCANALPLACE. COM) ANTHROPOLOGIE (504-592-9972; WWW.ANTHROPOLOGIE.COM)

TRINA TURK DRESS, $248; CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SHOES, $895; LUCITE BANGLE BRACELETS BY ALEXIS BITTAR, $225 EACH; PRADA HANDBAG, $1,395; TOM FORD CATEYE SUNGLASSES, $360; ALL AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE.

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HOW TO GET KAILYN’S RED LIPS *Figure out if cool or warm reds look better on you. (If you wear mostly gold jewelry, you’re a warm tone; if you look better in silver jewelry, you’re a cool tone.)

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE (504-524-2200; WWW.SAKSFIFTHAVENUE. COM) WHITE HOUSE | BLACK MARKET (504-299-8044; WWW.WHITEHOUSEBLACKMARKET.COM)

*Keep the rest of your makeup nude. *Apply lipstick with a lip brush for added precision. *Use lip liner to keep lipstick in place.

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Special thanks to Carla Adams and the entire team at The Shops at Canal Place for sponsoring the CUE Fashion Makeovers. Thanks also to Marguerite DeAngel and Terri Lamonte at the Westin New Orleans (100 Iberville St., 504-566-7006; www.westinneworleanscanalplace. com) for hosting the photo shoot.

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Giggleberries • LADIES CLOTHING • ACCESSORIES • COSMETICS • AIRBRUSH TANNING • EVENT MAKE-UP

clothing • shoes • gifts • accessories

Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-5pm 5509 Magazine Street | (504) 899-5509

LOOKING HOT WHILE STAYING COOL

A BEAUTY BOUTIQUE

6250 GENERAL DIAZ • LAKEVIEW 304-0633 • WWW.FINIBOUTIQUE.COM

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CUE K I D S

SHOPPING

FAIS DO-DO MAKE BEDTIME LESS OF A BATTLE WITH THESE COZY FINDS. BY M EG A N B R A D EN - P ER RY

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Meowzers’ cat nap mask is perfect for girly girls, $14 at Angelique Baby (5519 Magazine St., 504-899-8992; www.facebook.com/angeliquebaby). Time for Bed’s rhyming and repetition make it a great bedside read, $11.99 at Magic Box Toys (5508 Magazine St., 504-899-0117; www.magicboxneworleans.com). An owl-emblazoned sleep sack by Baby Yaya is breathable enough for sweltering summers, $56 at Angelique Baby. Organic bath salts by Dresdner Essenz contain homeopathic ingredients like bitter orange and palmarosa oils, which help kids and babies wind down, $5.95 each at Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 140, Metairie, 504-835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com).

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2900 ELYSIAN FIELDS TUESDAY - SATURDAY • 10:00 am-6:00 pm

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LEATHER Upholstery

BENSON’S UPHOLSTERY, INC.

3044 Galleria Drive · Metairie, LA. 70001 (504) 831-5244 · info@bensons-upholstery.com

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Sain ts & Angels El e gance. It’s what your mother deserves! a boutique with Heart + Soul

WE ARE HAPPY TO ASSURE THE NEW ORLEANS COMMUNIT Y THAT

Make sure you make this day a memorable one with a gift that the special woman in your life can take with her wherever she goes! Brand new jewelry from New Orleans local jewelry companies, as well as unique and meaningful gifts that she will treasure!

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Art & Ey&s

Glasses for people who want to wear glasses, accessories for people who want to wear art

BOAT LOADS OF NEW FRAMES FROM EUROPE!

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LUSTERPHILE

POWDER ROOM

BEAUTY

PAMPERING At-home spa days blend the luxuries of a resort with the comforts of home. BY MEGAN BRADEN-PERRY

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The Kati tea brewing system by Tea Forte contains a double-walled mug, lid and stainless steel infuser, making it ideal for preparing loose teas, $12.95 at Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 140, Metairie, 504-835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-6741133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www. earthsaversonline.com). Houndstooth accents add pizzazz to a personal grooming kit, which keeps tweezers and nail clippers in one place, $11.95 at My Spa by the Park (6312 Argonne Blvd., 504-482-2219; www. myspabythepark.com).

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Herbivore Botanicals’ vegan, all-natural Dead Sea bath salts are rich with citrus oils and bursting with marigold petals, $11 at SoPo (629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-6092429; www.soponola.com). A 5-minute treatment with Moroccanoil’s intense hydrating mask deeply hydrates and conditions hair, making it shinier and more manageable, $35 at Mariposa Salon & Spa (3700 Orleans Ave., 504484-0440; www.mariposasalonandspa.com).

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3112 MAGAZINE ST. | 504.301.9864

ELMWOOD SHOPPING CENTER 1126 S. CLEARVIEW PKWY, STE D | 733.3770

3102 MAGAZINE ST. | 504.895.1717 3319 SEVERN AVE. | 504.885.0805 SHOE-NAMI OUTLET I 504-366-0177 18 WESTSIDE SHOPPING CTR, GRETNA

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DOLCE, GABBANA AND iSABELLA

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PhOTOS AnD TExT by nICOlE CARROll

f during a stroll on Chartres Street near Jackson Square you hear the sweet singing of birds, it might be the Gouldian finches Dolce and Gabbana, who live at The Voluptuous Vixen (818 Chartres St., 504-5293588; www.thevoluptuousvixen.com). The pair’s festive, vibrant appearance makes them look right at home in the French Quarter. “Some people say they look like Mardi Gras birds, because they’re purple and green and yellow,” says Jaclyn McCabe, owner of the store and the birds. McCabe, who has several other birds at home, thought an avian presence in the store would be a nice touch. Dolce and Gabbana spend most of their time singing and playing on their spinning perch. When they are not filling the store with their tunes, the birds bounce up and down to the beat of whatever song happens to be playing on the store’s sound system. Unsuspecting customers often are startled when they realize the birds are real. Once they capture the attention of passersby, the finches tend to get excited. “They get more active if people are looking at them,” McCabe says. “They’ll kind of fly around and sing.” When I photographed the two, it became apparent that Dolce, with the bright red feathers on his head, demands attention a little more vigorously, while Gabbana would rather take a back seat. Another occasional visitor to the store is McCabe’s dog Isabella, a border collie/Australian shepherd mix. During Isabella’s rare visits, she lounges on the couch near the door, waiting to greet customers. Isabella spends most of her time running and playing in McCabe’s spacious yard at home. The Voluptuous Vixen specializes in women’s clothing for sizes 12 and up from designers including Anna Scholz, Rachel Pally and McCabe’s current favorite, Melissa Masse. Right now, the store has a wide selection of what McCabe calls “festival dresses,” cute and comfortable sundresses that are perfect for the city’s many outdoor events. Voluptuous Vixen also carries accessories and makeup, as well as intimate apparel. The store also offers bra fittings, a crucial service McCabe is happy to provide. “Eight out of 10 women don’t wear the right size bra,” McCabe says, adding that a well-fitting bra plays an important role in how a woman feels. “It changes them, makes them stand up straighter.” After years of being a self-described “frustrated shopper” who was tired of scouring stores for fashionable clothing made for women with more curves than the average runway model, McCabe opened Voluptuous Vixen in 2006 to provide beautiful, stylish clothes in plus sizes. “It’s not about the size, it’s about the style,” she says. McCabe found she was not alone in her frustration. “Customers are relieved to find the store,” she says. “I am filled with gratitude daily by woman thrilled to find fashion-forward clothing in their size.” One of the goals of the The Voluptuous Vixen is to promote body positivity, with books as well as uplifting quotes on the walls of the fitting rooms. “We not only dress women, we help them feel good about themselves,” McCabe says. “The chatter in the store is always about being body-positive.”

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WAREHOUSE DISTRICT

1818 VETERANS BLVD. • METAIRIE, LA 70005 NORDICKITCHENS.COM • 504.888.2300 facebook.com/nordickitchens


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