Every city brings out a certain pride in its residents. From the way we carry ourselves, to the sports teams we root for our city is represented in the way we speak, walk and throw a party. No city residents know that better than those born and raised in New Orleans – and those expats who realized their need for the city. The people of New Orleans have taken their affinity for their great city to many lengths. Some tattoo their pride, others paint their houses in Carnival colors and some even wear their city. Local painter, designer and entrepreneur Elle Macomber is making the latter easier for true New Orleanians and those who feel their connection from all over the world.
Macomber, who opened her St. Charles Avenue store in December of 2015, sells clothing, home decor and more with the actual map of New Orleans printed onto the fabric. Besides her mapped pillows and bedding accessories, our favorite items from the designers repertoire include the cotton silk bow tie and the performance knit tunic dress. The bow ties are available in a few different colors. The cotton silk give the bow ties a classier twist while keeping it fun with the map and color pairings. These bow ties would be great for a groomsman gift or for the groomsmen to wear during a less traditional “I Do.”
The tunic dress is a little less formal, but still perfect for any bride or her maids. Add these to bridesmaids gifts, use them instead of robes to get ready in or have the bride and her maids match during one of the many wedding festivities.
Class up an engagement barbecue or crawfish boil and have the whole bridal party rocking New Orleans accessories.
Elle Macomber Fine Art and Textiles, 1720 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 504-314-9414