What is New Orleans, to a native New Orleanian?

Katrina changed everything for New Orleans and us natives. I am the remaining native in my immediate family. I have a sister who lives in Gretna. I told my husband that I will never sell my home and leave New Orleans. I am generational.

All Saints Day: A New Orleans Experience

Typically, you fill find true-blue, New Orleanians celebrating the tradition of All Saints Day by going to the graves of the family members. At those graves, all of the old flowers would be removed. Some families clean the grave headstones, and other graves will receive a fresh coat of paint. In New Orleans Creole families,…

Hurricane Ida Chronicles Pt. 1

Blog: Today I cried to my doctoral professor. That was my first real cry since Hurricane Ida happened, and someone just listened. Thank you God! My professor asked if he could pray with me over the phone. He’s a real one ☝🏽

Drake Stings Back in Scorpion 🦂

Have you listened to the @champagnepapi #masterpiece #album called #scorpion 👑 It’s everything you need in your life. I’ve listened to the entire album. #top12 #FashionLaneFavorites: 1. 8 out of 10 – when he knows he’s the good guy & the other guy should be grateful. Plies voice at the end is priceless. 2. Emotionless…



I am always appreciative when I am able to be blessed to attend events. You never know who you will meet. My truck was hit and I have been struggling. However, I pushed my way through and met my cousin Ceral Ann at the Windsor Court Hotel for her birthday celebration. While there, in walks…

New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewes and Sunday Brunch 

Fashion Dolls,  No one does Carnival like New Orleans! That said, the season has began for Krewes in our beloved city of New Orleans! Sunday was the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatales, 2nd Annual Sippin Mimosas Brunch & Silent Auction. Of course your residents Fashion Doll was in attendance and looking good #facebeat!   Makeup…

Last Night in New Orleans

Soooo,  You may or may not know that we are based in New Orleans, which gives us a unique view into the wonderful life of Carnival Season (Mardi Gras). Last night we began early with one of my Carnival Krewes, Krewe of Athena 💜💚💜💚. Our mascot is the Owl and our colors are Lavender &…

Spa day for the problem skin I’m having

Here in New Orleans I have this fantastic lady, Alba, who is an angel to my face. I have to spank myself for not keeping up with my facial spa visits. Today was much needed.  If you’re ever in New Orleans, please check out Belladonna Day Spa on Magazine Street. You must make an appointment…