Guardian of the Groove
festive wear for festival frolicking
Model Kelly Murtagh. Hair by Niki Walker. Makeup by Meggan D. Ory
Photographed by Greg Miles
Eric Javitz bucket hat at Saks Fifth Avenue; Battenberg purple bralette and Venture rope pendant at Free People New Orleans; pearl set stone pendant at Lucky Brand at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk.
French Quarter Fest:
Dates: April 9-12
Location: French Quarter
Top 3 Music Recommendations: Bonerama; The Tin Men; Kristin Diable (see interview pg. 24)
Top 3 Food Recommendations: Baked Alaska with Chocolate Sauce; Slow Roasted Duck Po-Boy; Pulled Pork over Roasted Corn & Cheese Grits
At Lucky Brand at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk: Military Jacket, embroidered peasant blouse, pearl set stone pendant, embroidered studded belt and “The Cut Off” distressed jean shorts; Metal Saber hat and Venture rope pendant at Free People New Orleans; blue monogrammed MGM mini backpack at Saks Fifth Avenue.
XCVI fringe cardigan and cropped cargo pants with Ash suede high tops and Bronze Ray-Ban aviators at Neiman-Marcus Last Call Studio at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Cristy Cali Collections New Orleans Collage sterling silver band available at Adler’s
Free People open-side romper, Galoon lace racerback and Sienna embroidered crossbody bag at Free People New Orleans; Oliver Peoples sunglasses at Neiman-Marcus Last Call Studio at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk; brass chain necklace and bone stud leather bracelet at Lucky Brand at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk; Times Deux by Chrstyn Randon-Bethune rose gold wire and agate bracelet at SöPö Southern Posh.
Festival International de Louisiane
Dates: April 22-26
Location: Downtown Lafayette
Top 3 Music Recommendations: Official Big Freedia After Party; Grupo Fantasma; The Figs
Top 3 Food Recommendations: Fried Eggplant Seafood Volcano; Beignet Fries; Crawfish Nachos
“Lexa” ruched maxi dress with key-hole back in abstract woodgrain print by Alice + Olivia at Saks Fifth Avenue; sustainable sterling silver Louisiana alligator tooth jewelry by Ginja Moseley at Weinstein’s; turquoise and brass beaded bib necklace at Neiman-Marcus Last Call Studio at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk.
Made & Crafted Levi’s “Boxshirt” and Marker Tapered “Freeway” jeans, Tchoup Industries woven Panel Canvas Fanny Pack with built-in bottle opener and loop for sunglasses or keys, St. Claude “Victory” and “T-Rex” necklaces, Times Deux hand-made Strata Rope Cuff and TIM-Trois rope blue Druzy Quartz pendant, all at SöPö Southern Posh; Sorel lined mud boots at Jean Therapy.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Dates: April 24-May 3
Location: New Orleans Fair Grounds
Top 5 Music Recommendations: The Who; “Dr. John: Off Da Hook!”, a Louis Armstrong Celebration; Sturgill Simpson; Juvenile & Mannie Fresh; Royal Teeth
Top 3 Food Recommendations: Boudin Balls: Cochon de Lait Po-Boy; Crawfish Sack, Oyster Patties and Crawfish Beignets
“Guarda” luxury cork umbrella at Queork; Ali-Ro yellow snap front rain jacket at Saks Fifth Avenue; Spectacles dress by Poridge over Nadia Tarr striped halter top at SöPö Southern Posh; Louisiana outline pendant by Cristy Cali at Adler’s and CristyCali.com; Hunter rain boots in Clementine Gloss at Jean Therapy.
XCVI fringe cardigan and cropped cargo pants, Young Wild & Free T-shirt, Italian carved wood necklace by alisha.d at Neiman-Marcus Last Call Studio at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk; Metal Saber hat at Free People New Orleans; Cristy Cali New Orleans Collage sterling silver band at Adler’s and CristyCali.com; sustainable Louisiana alligator cuff bracelet by Ginja Moseley at Weinstein’s.