Cool RulesOn Chloe: Elizabeth Gillet “Margot” chiffon baby doll dress at Rubensteins.

On Cydney: Ports 1961 silk dress with net overlay and grosgrain ribbon tie at Rubensteins.

On Caroline, Phillip Lim 3.1 oyster silk organza swing dress at Shoefty Garb.

In New Orleans, if it’s hot, wear white, and if it’s white it’s right. Five teenage girls gathered on Friday night to mix pieces from area stores and put together their own interpretations of spring and summer whites. The results on these pages are stylishly original and totally New Orleans. Joining the girls was 21-year-old Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, who started his musical career at age three, graduated from New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and recently completed a two-year tour with Lenny Kravitz.

Cool RulesOn Cydney: Free People cropped blouse at ah-ha, Calypso eyelet knee-length shorts at Pied Nu and feather and quartz choker and bracelet at Brenchley.

On Troy: Mason’s knee-length shorts at Shoefty Garb.

On Ali: Steven Alan short sleeve linen dress at Shoefty Garb.

On Chloe: Calypso linen “Rhoda” dress at Pied Nu and Carolina Bucci gold wire flower earrings at Shoefty Garb.

On Sarah: Allen B. empire smock at Ropa Fashion Loft and Seven for all Mankind cropped Tux shorts at T.

Cool RulesOn Cydney: Melissa Odabash bell-sleeve tunic at T. and silver hoop earrings at Brenchley.

On Troy:  Martin Margiela snap-front cowboy shirt and silver unisex chain necklace with Filippa K white denim button-fly jeans.

Cool RulesOn Sarah: Rampage swim bikini with gold loop hardware at C. Collection, Calypso silk tunic at Pied Nu and rawhide and feather necklace at Brenchley.

Cool RulesOn Troy: Jos. A. Banks Clothiers white linen suit with Hartford floral print shirt at Style Lab for Men and high-top Vans at Shoefty Garb.

Cool RulesOn Caroline: A.B.S. Collection Grandfather shirt at Ropa Fashion Loft, Seven for all Mankind clean denim jeans at Saks Fifth Avenue, gold peace hoop earrings at T.,
gold U-chain necklace at Fairy and Gucci sunglasses, model’s own.

On Cydney:  Chaiken cotton knit pullover with Charles Chang-Lima pintucked cotton skirt at London Hill, fleur de lis bangle bracelets at Ropa Fashion Loft, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag at Rubensteins and Kors by Michael Kors rope wedge sandals at Brenchley.

Makeup by Cat Wall
Hair by Erin Moreau
Talent: Troy Andrews, Sarah Drew, Cydney Hedgpeth, Caroline Ludwig, Chloe Stoller, Ali Tanenbaum.

Where to find it:

3129 Magazine St.

C. Collection
8141 Maple St.

Brenchley Shoes and Accessories
2 St. Ann Drive, Mandeville

5715 Magazine St.

Jos. A. Banks Clothiers
230 Carondelet, 528-9491
3213 17th St., Metairie, 620-BANK

London Hill
820 E. Boston St., Covington

Pied Nu
5521 Magazine St.

Ropa Fashion Loft
4228 Magazine St.

102 St. Charles Ave.

Saks Fifth Avenue
301 The Shops at Canal Place

Shoefty and Shoefty Garb
6010 Magazine St.

Style Lab for Men
3641 Magazine St.

736 E. Boston St., Covington

Pitot House

Located on historic Bayou St. John, the Pitot House is the only Creole colonial style house museum in New Orleans. The house is stucco-covered, brick-between-post construction and has a double-pitched hipped roof. The interiors are furnished with Louisiana and American antiques from the early 1800s, in keeping with the style and period of James Pitot, the first American mayor of New Orleans who lived at the house 1810 to 1819.

Guided tours are given Wed. to Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 482-0312.