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New Orleans Magazine Steel Magnolias




The Southern woman has earned her fitting nickname: Steel Magnolia.

A Southern woman has infamous mystique. She is feminine, but not afraid to speak her mind; gracious, but in no way a pushover; and with the strength and force of hurricane winds whipping across the Gulf Coast. 

The New Orleans Steel Magnolia special section is a celebration of life, love, strength and beauty within. Generous, durable and unflinching in character, our Steel Magnolias give even more to others than to themselves, and for this we gladly celebrate them in the October issue of New Orleans Magazine.

2018 Steel Magnolias:

Amy Bakay

Dottie Belletto

Dee Allen Clubb

Ashley C Geoghegan

Jackie Levy Hughes

Maria Vinson Landry

Shirley “Toni” McCord

Kim Moore

Christine M. Vinson

Katie Witry


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2017 Steel Magnolias: 

Lisa Donofrio, MD

Kathleen Gaudin

Tonya S. Johnson

Bonnie Jane LaNasa

Tina Dandry-Mayes

Anna Tusa

2016 Steel Magnolias:

Dr. Kelly Burkenstock

Evelyne Clinton

Belinda Belk Costanzo

Darlene Cusanza

​Adele P. Faust

LuAnn Pappas

Ingrid Rinck

Karen Sepko

​Brandy Smith

Dr. Kristi Soileau

Keely C. Thibodeaux

Jennifer Weishaupt

​Debra Hirsch Wood


Click   here  to see the pictures from the 2016  Steel Magnolia Party at Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans. 


2015 Steel Magnolias:

Alyssa Fletchinger

Angelique Palumbo Weiser

Bonnie Boyd

Erin Romney-Cazes

Kim Dudek

Lisa Condrey Ward

Lisa Wyatt, D.D.S.

Lynell Dow

Dr. Myra Corrello 

Nicole Webre

Olivia Erwin Rosenthal

Sylvia Roy


Click here to see the pictures from the 2015 Steel Magnolia Party at Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans.