Author: Mirella Cameran

Heat Wave

Keep your makeup on point even on the hottest, most humid days with heat-defying solutions.   Join us on June 26 for the New Orleans Bride Bridal Show! Click here for additional information and to purchase tickets.    Post was originally published in…

Time is on Your Side

  Losing weight before your wedding has become as expected as wearing a special dress in some shade of white, but this might be the first mistake that brides make according to trainer and co-owner of Simply Fit, Hudson Ellis.…

Makeup: Heat Wave

Keep your makeup on point even on the hottest, most humid days with heat-defying solutions.

Shop Talk: Ellis Arjmand MD, MMM, PhD

How are you adjusting to life in New Orleans?   I moved from Houston to New Orleans in January of this year. The adjustment has been very easy and the overall experience has been just delightful. What brought you this…

Hair: Mane Event

Haircare products to keep your crowning glory shinin’ and stylin’.

Fitness: Work It Out

It might be the idea of being the center of attention for the day or knowing those photos will last forever. Either way, all brides want to look their best on their Big Day. So amidst all the wedding prep,…

Fitness: Time is on Your Side

Losing weight before your wedding has become as expected as wearing a special dress in some shade of white, but this might be the first mistake that brides make according to trainer and co-owner of Simply Fit, Hudson Ellis. “Not…

Shop Talk: Anne Krozely

How did Love Swimming start?  Marshall Love and Kaye Doiron saw a tremendous need in the community for warm water child-centered lessons, and in 2001 built a small boutique swimming school on Magazine Street in a commercial rental space that…

Beauty: Skin Therapy

Cleanse, brighten, tone and moisturize with products designed to create a gorgeous glow.

Beauty: Planned Primping

When planning a wedding, big or small, there are usually lists of things to do. It’s important however, to build in time for your beauty plan. Having the right treatments at the right time, enables you to enjoy the maximum…

Hair: Go Big

Last July when Kaia Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s daughter) took to the runway at the Valentino Couture fashion show in Paris, she heralded the return of big hair. The legendary hairstylist Guido Palau created a ‘60s-inspired sky-high and ultra-thick look which…

Glitter Everywhere

  For some brides the idea of introducing the current trend of glittery makeup into a bridal look, might fill them with horror as they imagine themselves sporting a ‘70s glam rock look more appropriate for Studio 54 than their…

Melt-Proof

New Orleans brides face high temps and humidity most of the year, but products with high-tech ingredients can guarantee they will look cool and flawless all day. Here’s a round up of the some of the best:   Cargo’s Water…

Shop Talk: Natalie Becnel

What’s your best anti-aging advice?  I recommend working with a plastic surgeon who specializes in facial aesthetics; it’s essential for early prevention and for maintaining a natural look. Do all these anti-aging lotions and potions actually make a difference?  …

Shop Talk: Skip A Chatelain

What’s the best way for someone to find a financial advisor?  Working with a financial advisor and planning for your future retirement needs is very personal – I liken it to being married. The best marriages are built on trust…

Great Expectations

Every bride wants luscious locks for parties, photos and of course all those Insta shots. But tresses can become stressed by heated styling tools and product. Treat your hair to treatments that pack a punch. Dyson Airwrap Style Complete – first…

The Natural Facelift

  Inge Theron visited 57 spas, sweated through 32 types of fitness classes, experimented with 25 anti-aging treatments and endured 15 detoxes, all for her column, “Chronicles of a Spa Junkie,” in the Financial Times. After finding herself housebound from…

Shop Talk: Jeanne Emory

  What makes Bra Genie different?  Customer service and selection! We employ expertly trained fit stylists at each store, and we’re the only store with a bra fit guarantee. Each location has over 180 sizes (28A through 50K) and around…

Makeup Must-Haves

“Classically beautiful” is the most requested makeup look by brides. Classic looks that will last until the last guest has left are easier to achieve when you have the right makeup. Here are our top picks for the best new products:

Shop Talk: Susan Wormser & Katie McNulty

What is The Event Glossary? Susan Wormser: We are a web-based planning company. The website provides a resource for everything you need to plan an event, from venues and rentals to florals, catering, entertainment and more. Having all of these…

Shop Talk: Kristin Malone Johnson

  How did you start Home Malone? Home Malone began by refinishing furniture in my carport. While I had my tools and paint out, I began making rustic signs with New Orleans inspired art and sayings on them. I sold…

Inspiration Board: Lighten Up

Wilson chandelier from Eclectic Home eclectichome.net Nicole Charbonnet’s “Erased Audubon” from the Arthur Roger Gallery, arthurrogergallery.com Cole & Son ‘Woods’ wallpaper from Spruce, sprucenola.com Dark linen sheepskin pelt from Sunday Shop, sundayshop.co White Seda sectional sofa from Villa Vici, villavici.com…

Shop Talk: Kevin McLaughlin

Why did J.McLaughlin choose to open a store in New Orleans?  We’re a colorful, optimistic brand, and the town of New Orleans is a vibrant, happy place. With NOLA’s charm and personality, we approached the opening as an opportunity to…

Shop Talk: Nathan duToit

Tell us about how you came to set up Storyville Jazz Agency?  A couple years ago I was encouraged to fulfill something that seemed to be missing in the New Orleans jazz community: A top-notch service dedicated to representing the…