Hot coral mesh tulle draping updates a classic silhouette (Wtoo by Watters & Watters, Holiday). A peach, mint and periwinkle stone bib necklace (Debra’s) makes the look even more modern.
A violet fitted and sequined one-shoulder number (Lara Design, Metzger’s) is a showstopper. A handheld Mardi Gras mask (Toomey’s) lends a touch of whimsy.
Onyx beading accents the empire waistline on a sapphire-colored strapless gown (Monique Lhuillier, Debra’s). An art-deco necklace and earrings (Debra’s) provide a kaleidoscope of colors.
Black leather gloves, a tony wide-brimmed hat and gem- stone earrings (Debra’s) pop against a bright yellow shift (Camilla and Marc, Debra’s).
A floor-length vermilion sheath (Debra’s) evokes true, sophisticated elegance. Her eye-catching necklace and earrings (Very Vintage) add sparkle.
A voluminous bow accents a ball gown (Janique by Kourosh Babaian, Metzger’s). Earrings (Very Vintage) and a gold-embellished mask (Mardi Gras & More) add pizzazz.
About the Model
Click here to check out our behind-the-scenes interview with the Mardi Gras fashion model, 17-year-old Victoria Odom from Fairhope.
Mobile Arts Council
The advocacy organization for the arts acts as a liaison between local artists and groups and the community. They also develop workshops and other educational programs. For more information about the council, stop by during LoDa ArtWalk or visit their website.
Mobile Arts Council • 318 Dauphin St. 432-9796. mobilearts.org
If you’re in the mood for casual fine dining, head to this downtown staple. For a real treat, swing by on a Saturday or Sunday for champagne brunch.
Café 615 • 615 Dauphin St. 432-8434. cafe615mobile.com
Debra’s • 4068 Old Shell Road. 343-7463.
Holiday • 4513 Old Shell Road. 342-4911. shoptheholiday.com
Mardi Gras & More • 457 Dauphin St. 432-0537.
Metzger’s • 3702 Dauphin St. 342-6336. metzgersclothing.com
Toomey’s • 775 McRae Ave. 450-5077. toomeys-mardigras.com
Very Vintage • 4513 Old Shell Road. 340-6610.
text by Mallory Boykin • photos by Matthew Wood • styling by Andrew McDonough • hair by Lindsay Duke • makeup by Natalie Kennedy • modeled by Victoria Odom in downtown Mobile