Spring Fashion Awakening

The legendary comedian Robin Williams famously once said, “spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘let’s party!’” In that same vein, the annual Art in Bloom fundraiser is New Orleans’ way of saying, “it’s springtime, let’s party!” The festivities comprise a weeklong series of social and educational events, the primary goal of which is to support The New Orleans Museum of Art’s educational initiatives, exhibitions and the Garden Club of New Orleans’ community projects. But don’t be misled, the events are more than just altruistic fanfare, they are also an educational opportunity and, of course, the perfect time to debut your new springtime wardrobe. Anna Schaefer, co-chair for this year’s events, said, “we love that this event marks the beginning of spring for so many. It’s both a literal and figurative invitation to our supporters to reach into their spring closets and introduce vibrant colors and floral patterns once again!” 

The theme for this year’s triumvirate of events is Paradise Under the Palms. All patrons are encouraged to don spring-inspired fashion, paying heed to verdant, tropical plants and richly hued flowers like orchids or hibiscus for inspiration. If you aren’t completely stocked up on spring garments yet, the fashion show put on by SOSUSU will undoubtedly direct you toward what’s hot for all future spring events like; the Kids Zoo to Do, Red Tie Affair and many more! “We are so excited to present our feminine and colorful fashion to compliment all of the beautiful exhibits,” said Susu Stall. “As a board member of NOMA and a member of the Garden Study Club this is the perfect event for SOSUSU show our support.”

Now, like Robin Wiliams said before, let’s party!  

Patron and Preview Party | Wednesday, March 22 

Spring Fashion Awakening

Clockwise: Floral Jumpsuit, SOSUSU
Clutch, SOSUSU
Sapphire Necklace, Rau Antiques
Slingback Pumps, Saks Fifth Avenue 


Spring Fashion Awakening

Clockwise, V Neck Dress, Azby’s
Magnolia Collar Necklace, Saint Claude Social Club
Signet Ring, Febe Clothing
Turquoise Heel, UAL
Crystal Mesh Bag, Saks Fifth Avenue 

Lecture Series | Thursday, March 23 

Spring Fashion Awakening

Flower Bracelet, Saks Fifth Avenue
Midi Dress, SOSUSU
Hat, Trashy Diva
Wedge Sandals, Saks Fifth Avenue
Kiss Bag, Febe Clothing 

Luncheon and Fashion Show | Thursday, March 23 

Spring Fashion Awakening

Floral Earring, Saks Fifth Avenue
One Shoulder Top, Nordstrom
Rancher Hat, Trashy Diva
Mule Sandal, So Susu 

Other fun springy finds: 

Long Sleeve Blouse, Azby’s  

Floral Hat, SOSUSU

Palm Hat, Lucy Rose 

Pink Slide, Lucy Rose 

Magnolia Cuff, Mimosa Handcrafted 

Lucite Heel, Angelique 

Flower Sunglasses, Love Shack Fancy 

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