New Orleans EDITION 2024

March 3-4, 2024      #onecollective        #ocnola24

Rhythm, Festivals & Magic

Meet us in the spicy and vibrant city of New Orleans, The Big Easy.

Famous for its food, night-life and Mardi Gras, this festival-driven city makes for a truly unique and unforgettable visit.

The French Quarter may be the most infamously known part of New Orleans, but we will also explore the Warehouse District and Crescent Park in some of the most dynamic styles.

You will not want to miss this fun-filled photo event in one of the most iconic cities in the United States.

Come explore The Big Easy with friends, old and new.

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Participant Photographers

Jody Rael Photography

Photog: Jody Rael

Video: Mindy Brunkhardt

Andrew Samplawski Photography

Photog: Andrew Samplawski

Shayla Loring Photography

Photog: Shayla Samples

Gretchen Leigh Photography

Photog: Gretchen Higgins

Studio Panache

Photog: Lisa Smith

Style Guide

In Modern Catawampus, embrace the layers, texture, and coordinated prints & solids of this mix & match 3-piece suit style.

A three-piece suit consists of pants, a jacket, and vest.

Instead of getting a matching 3-piece, though, we will be mixing your outfit to create a more customized style unique to you.

Each element of your outfit - shirt, jacket or blazer, vest or fitted sweater vest, scarf, tie or bow tie, fedora or flat cap, suspenders - could be a great accessory to a basic outfit, but when put all together, the resulting outfit is extra.

Just extra. In all the best ways.

Most importantly, don’t shy away from the color. Find those colors that make you stand out in a crowd - bright yellow, teal, peachy pink, bright blue, vibrant green, etc.

Having a mix of patterns between all the elements of your outfit is okay too - as long as the colors coordinate.

For bottoms, fitted pants or slouchy/wide leg pants both work well.

Keep the top of your outfit more fitted as you will add layers to create the final look: a button up shirt with a vest in a coordinating color or pattern, and a fitted jacket over that.

Accessories like a scarf, tie, suspenders, and fitted vest will top up this look amazingly.

Finish off your outfit with a structured felt fedora with a contrasting hat band or a newsboy or flat cap (for the guys or girls).

Last item accessories include a lapel pin, pocket square, simple stud earrings, sunglasses, watch or bracelet, and a clutch or structured handbag.

For footwear, men’s dress shoes, polished leather boots or loafers all work well, and ladies have the additional options of platform pumps or heels.

Modern Catawampus Style Guide

Black clothing is always a classic choice. For Sophisticated Goth, we revitalize the alt and punk goth scene into a more sophisticated style of gothic clothing.

The overall style is polished, sleek, and lush. Look for pieces with structured architectural elements that can be layered to create a detailed feast for the eyes.

For coloring, it doesn’t all have to be black: maroon, dark gray, deep plum purple, or darker shades of blue and green.

For inspiration, look into all eras of fashion and blend into a single outfit. Try something like these:

  • Vintage black lace skirt and long-sleeved sheer bodysuit under a modern corset and fitted velvet jacket in maroon or deep purple.
  • Black jeans with a fitted jacket with structured shoulders over a conservative fitted black shirt. Keep the rings & necklaces to a minimum, but finish off with heeled patent black combat boots.
  • A ruffled shirt with leather pants and a gold buckled belt and a tailcoat. Add in a walking stick with a silver handle for added flare.
  • Dark gray or deep blue silk or satin shirt with dark wide-leg pants. Add a black leather harness worn over the top of the shirt. Finish it off with a wide choker from a rolled black scarf and layered pendant necklaces and silver and gold rings for multiple fingers.

For footwear, we will be on uneven ground, so keep them fairly practical — combat boots (like Doc Martens), heeled laced boots, or platform Mary Jane shoes.

Lastly, additional accessories: large pendant necklace, a harness, piercings, temporary tattoos, or a funky lace parasol (umbrella).

Additionally, when considering jewelry, think intricate or ornate in black, white metal or platinum.

Sophisticated Goth Style Guide

3D Floral is the time tested classic of flowers with a modern three-dimensional twist.

We want to avoid the boring printed floral dress or a floral shirt and khaki pants in favor of the shape and texture of a real flower that rises out of the outfit.

Ideally, we would love to be able to pluck a flower from your outfit.

Instead of a flat print on a piece of fabric, we want an actual bouquet of flowers to rise out of your skin.

For the ladies, look for

  • Embroidered flowers on a dress, jumpsuit, suit & blazer, or skirt & top
  • A dress made of a floral patchwork
  • A long & flowy or short & fitted flower-embellished tulle skirt

Finish off any of these looks with a floral headpiece/crown, a necklace made of flowers, or flowered shoes.

For the guys, your styling can be just as on the nose as the ladies’ with a floral mesh short sleeve shirt or a floral embroidered blazer, or be more subtle when it comes to the 3D floral elements.

Consider an outfit like one of these:

  • A pair of dark brown pants with a tan button-up shirt with a flower lapel stick pin attached to brown suspenders. The stick pin is metal jewelry or fabric shaped like a flower.
  • Denim jeans with a rolled cuff and worn and relaxed brown boots, paired with a copper brown velvet jacket over a thin denim shirt. Add a bowtie with a vibrant floral print or a bowtie made of real or silk flowers.
  • A solid colored 2- or 3-piece suit with a tie and suspenders. Add on a full-size floral lapel – which is a cascade of flowers attached from the neck and down the chest of a man’s jacket – for maximum wow effect.

3D Floral Style Guide

Artisanal boho fashion consists of a vibrant and artistic blend of bohemian and handcrafted elements. It embraces a creative and carefree spirit, showcasing an eclectic mix of colors, patterns, and textures.

While this article focuses on tips for men, these 9 style tips also work for women when designing a bohemian look. We recommend you focus on tips # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 (can’t have enough of these), 7 (absolutely!), 8 (see below), and 9 (it’s all about attitude!).

When designing your outfit, combine vintage and handmade pieces, creating a unique and one-of-a-kind style.

The best places to shop this style is

  • Second-hand stores
  • Vintage shops
  • Physical & online thrift stores
  • The closets & trunks of your parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles - we are not joking.

When looking to collect these pieces, look for items that are linen, cotton, distressed denim, crochet, macramé, and embroidered. These intricate details add a touch of craftiness to the overall look, and add a ton of authenticity to your outfit.

When styling your base layer, look for flowing and relaxed silhouettes.

  • Long, flowy skirt, maybe with lots of pleats or layers in a neutral earth tones
  • Crochet or macramé bralette
  • Linen or cotton baggy or harem pants / jumpsuit 
  • Distressed light-colored relaxed fit denim jeans (or cut-off shorts for the ladies)

Once you have your base outfit, add the flourish of the boho aesthetic - the accessories!

  • Colorful and patterned kimono (both ladies & guys)
  • Peasant blouse with embroidery
  • Relaxed and well-worn summer casual cotton or linen vest
  • Crochet shawl, poncho, or vest

Finish off the look with even more fringe, statement jewelry, and your own style!

  • Leather fringe bag or a market bag
  • Head scarf – colorful or neutral
  • Multi-material clip-ins or feather clip-ins for hair extensions
  • Single large or multiple smaller hoop earrings – made of wood or metal
  • Bracelets, rings, and layers of various-length pendant necklaces
  • Sandals or well-worn leather boots
  • Wool or woven floppy boho hat or oversized fedora
  • Consider temporary tattoos that would have a personal meaning in unexpected locations - inner elbow, behind the left ear, back of the right hand, just above the sternum, etc

The last part of the outfit is the attitude: the no care, nearly rolled out of bed, hardly coordinated clothing choices, the “Oh, I look cute/handsome/sexy in this? How funny. Lol.” attitude.

Most importantly, this boho style celebrates self-expression, creativity, and a love for artisanal craftsmanship, setting it apart as a distinct and enchanting style.

Artisanal Boho Style Guide