Style on the Spot:
Jabari Greer’s Third Annual VooDoo Masquerade Ball
Jabari Greer, a defensive back for the New Orleans Saints, hosted his third annual Masquerade Ball benefiting his foundation, The Greer Campaign. The event was held at Eiffel Society and featured several bands, New Orleans food, and a live auction with sports memorabilia and art by with local and international artists.
The Greer Campaign’s mission is to provide education to fathers on their rights and responsibility to their children. Greer, a father of four, established the non-profit organization to support men and their families in becoming well rounded in every aspect of life.
Jabari Greer in a Banana Republic suit and a thrifted tie.
Artist Daniel Garcia depicts Jabari Greer celebrating after a big play. He made live art during the event.
Morrisa Jenkins and Malcolm Jenkins. Malcolm is a free safety for the New Orleans Saints.
Courtney Roby is a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints.
The Essentials performed live.
Mykia Jovan, a vocalist from New Orleans, sat in and sang “Summertime” with The Essentials.
Jovan studied theater at the New Orleans Creative Center for the Arts (NOCCA).
Jovan is wearing a hat from BDG and a dress by Betsey Johnson.
On the left, Jamie Jenkins, who lives in Dallas, is wearing a dress from Forever 21 and shoes by Jessica Simpson. On the right, Stevona Elem Rogers has on a ’90s-style ruffled dress from Frock Candy on Magazine Street. “Jamie and I thought it looked like one of the dresses En Vogue wore back in the day,” Rogers said. Rose satin shoes by Nina, jewelry from Gaudy Girlz Boutique in Birmingham, and a shingle purse from a boutique in Metairie.
Style on the Spot:
Fashion’s Night Out at the Shops on Canal Place
Presented by Amelie G Magazine, Fashion Week New Orleans, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Vogue editor Anna Wintour created Fashion’s Night Out in 2009 to garner support for the fashion industry during tough economic times. Now, the night has more than four thosand events in eighteen different countries. This is the second year the event has been held in New Orleans.
Carla Adams (Canal Place marketing manager), the late Edmund Kee (Amelie G magazine), Tracee Dundas (Fashion Week New Orleans) and Andi Eaton (NOLA Fashion Week). Tracee Dundas founded Fashion Week New Orleans and Andi Eaton is the cofounder of NOLA Fashion Week, so when they pose together for a picture, it is a big deal. The sudden passing of Edmund Kee, founder and publisher of Amelie G magazine, puts things into perspective.
A display of patterns and prints.
Jiperi Jordan; Shirt: New York & Company; Pants and clutch: Express; Shoes: Jessica Simpson.
Amber & Elliot Hutchinson. Amber wears an Urban Outfitters dress.
Elliot wears an ASOS jacket, Fred Perry shirt, and Levi’s.
Adam Allen and girlfriend, Candace. Adam wears a blazer from H&M, Hugo Boss shirt, J. Crew tie, and Sebastian McCall jeans. Candace wears a Free People shirt and Abercrombie & Fitch pants.
Candace’s shoes are from Saks and Adam’s are by Allen Edmonds.
Joshua Thomas’s style is influenced by Kanye West and June Ambrose. (Jacket: Dolce & Gabbana; Shorts: Alexander Wayne pants cut into shorts; Shoes: Air Jordan; Watch: Michael Kors)
Style on the Spot:
Scene Magazine party during New Orleans Film Festival
Party at Second Line Sound Stages.
On the left, DaVida Chanel, Independent Producer of Hip Hip Is Alive that runs October 23 with a cast that includes Nicole (middle) and Adrione (right). In the middle, Nicole Collins is an actress, radio personality and emcee for the New Orleans Hornets (Dress: from boutique in Atlanta). On the right is actress Adrione Dominoto(Dress: Bebe; Necklace: Express; Clutch: BCBG; Watch: Marc Jacobs).
Oren Jones does lighting for films. He wears a Carlos Santana hat. The shirt and tie are from Vernon on Magazine Street.
On the left, fashion designer Laurence Kennedy wears a Calvin Klein suit, a Ralph Lauren Purple Label shirt, a vintage Gitman Bros. tie, and Cole Haan shoes. On the right, rapper Larry Sykes wears a blazer from Urban Outiftters, Zara jeans, a Timex watch, and Air Jordans.
Omar Miller, actor from CSI Miami, 8 Mile, and many other films. Miller, who couldn't recall the label of his shirt, said “I don’t know, some people just send me clothes.” Glasses are Dolce & Gabbana.
Lorraine DeRouen, a Pilates instructor, debated if she should wear contrasting patterns. “Then, I just had an I don’t care what people think moment,” she quipped. The top and skirt are from Anthropologie. The shoes are L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani.
Actor Phillip Fornah with Christy Odom. He’s wearing a Marc Anthony sweater.
Yolonda Ross, actress, writer, and director of Break Night that’s currently playing at the film festival. She’s wearing Levi's, Keds, and “something comfortable.” Ross also co-stars with Wendell Pierce in Four, another short film. Both films are showing together Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Prytania Theater.
On the left, historian Andrew Wegmann wears a handmade bow tie handmade in Uganda by Crockett Kids. In the middle, Maia Elgin, a poet and teacher, wears a Daniel Cremieux dress. On the right, Malcolm Bromham wears Ermenegildo Zegna.
Weggman's John Varvatros socks and Elgin’s Lucky Brand boots.
Coming Next Week:
The Uptown Jazz Orchestra Goes Pink
The Uptown Jazz Orchestra will take the stage on October 24 at Snug Harbor. This particular show aims to raise awareness and funds for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The orchestra’s weekly performance will be augmented with a happy hour that features an auction and a Parish Chic “Best in Pink Style Contest.” Members of the orchestra will be donning pink ties from The Wild Life Reserve.
The happy hour starts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, 626 Frenchmen St. Showtimes are at 8 and 10.
Uptown Jazz Orchestra.
Micaiah Bethune and his wife, Tabitha, of the Wild Life Reserve.