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Mardi Gras
select photos by cheryl gerber

Who doesn’t love a celebration where jewelry flies through the air and the streets are alive with the sound of music? For many of us, Mardi Gras is the most wonderful time of the year. From your first bite of King Cake to the last float rolls down St. Charles Avenue and every black-tie ball in between, we’ve got you covered from crown to toe.










A spirited brunch calls for a sharp collared Evans Gingham Sport Shirt. Perlis, 6055 Magazine St., 891-2073, Perlis.com


Your Sazerac will sparkle on the parade line in a lidded gold glitter “geaux” cup. Lucy Rose, 3318 Magazine St., 895-0444; 534 Chartres St., 267-0305, ShopLucyRose.com

Shade your eyes while catching beads in KREWE du Optic’s oversized Octavia plume to champagne sunnies in 24 karat gold plated hardware. Krewe du Optic, 809 Royal St., 407-2925, Krewe.com

Host a krewe dinner to remember with lovely crown scroll place cards at each plate setting. Alexa Pultizer, AlexaPulitzer.com

Step up your footwork with a pair of classic white majorette boots, customizable with sequins and tassels. Spy Girl Nola, SpyGirlNola.com

Be the belle of the ball in a black-and-silver wrap and dynamite stacked party shoe. Elizabeth’s Clothing, 204 Metairie Road, 833-3717

Pack up your party essentials in a dazzling clutch. Yvonne LaFleur, 8131 Hampson St., 866-9666, YvonneLaFleur.com

Your second-line step has never been so snazzy as in a pair of silver, black and gold glitter oxfords. Feet First, 4122 Magazine St., 899-6800; 526 Royal St., 569-0005, FeetFirstStores.com

Let the good times twirl in a one-of-a-kind, hand-painted silk, Cathedral-inspired skirt that takes you on a visual tour of New Orleans. Art and Eyes, 3708 Magazine St., 891-4494, ArtAndEyesNola.com

Tie one on with a 100 percent silk tie decked out with Mardi Gras crowns. Matching bow tie and pocket square available. NOLA Couture, 2928 Magazine St., 319-5959; 528 St. Peter St., 875-3522; NolaCouture.com

Display your most artistic Mardi Gras mask atop an amethyst stone tray with brass accents from the Kendra Scott Home Collection. Kendra Scott, Magazine St. 613-4227, KendraScott.com

He will be the dapper ball attendee in a festive formal vest and matching bow tie. Rubensteins, 102 St. Charles Ave., 581-6666, Rubensteins-NewOrleans.com


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