from glamorous balls to spirited processions and parades in the streets, there’s nothing like the lively atmosphere of Mardi Gras. While you were dreaming of King Cake for breakfast, we scouted a roster of revelry accessories that will take you all the way from catching Muses shoes to following Fat Tuesday krewes.
Upgrade your plastic beads for a Mardi Gras green necklace with attached Russian Amazonite Stone by local designer, Michele McKeon. FeBe, 474 Metairie Road, Suite 102, 835-5250, FebeClothing.com
Strut to the beat of the Lundi Gras bass line in a pair of suede Portia heels that pop in magenta. DeeKeller.com
Be the belle of the ball in a pair of Italian silk-lined white kid gloves, delicately accented with a button zip wrist. Yvonne LaFleur, 8131 Hampson St., 866-9666, YvonneLaFleur.com
Dazzle like a debutante in a pair of Elizabeth Cole McNaught earrings; a mix of pearls, marquise-cut amethyst stones, Swarovski crystals and turquoise teardrops. Trashy Diva, 2048 Magazine St., 299-8777; 537 Royal St., 522-4233; TrashyDiva.com
Let your little darlings in on the fun with tiaras, crowns and masks in gilded hand-cut Italian leather from local designer Mae Fern Schroder. Peony, 2240 Magazine St. 300.7908, PeonyNola.com
Nothing pairs more perfectly with your Carnival challices than a table set with 100 percent cotton ivory dinner napkins, complete with an embroidered gold crown. Dunn & Sonnier Antiques • Flowers • Gifts, 3433 Magazine St., 524-3235, DunnAndSonnier.com
Add a splash of posh to the parade line with a Mardi Gras floats bow tie in Ash Wednesday lavender. Nola Couture 2928 Magazine St., 319-5959; 528 St. Peter St., 875-3522, NolaCouture.com