Stylist and photographer Victoria Barkley is perfectly comfortable and at home in front as well as behind the camera. Here Instagram feed is beaming with images filled with vibrant and authentic color that truly shows off her Nola bred eye for contrast and composition. We were fortunate enough to run into some thick and heavy fog as we started out shooting and it proved to be quite perfect. Check out the rest of our shoot as well as the her profile down below.
Stylist, fashion storyteller, designer, and 1/2 of the creative duo behind "The Elizabeth Chronicles", Rachel Adams has been on overdrive for quite some time. What started out as a venue for all things fashion in their lives, Rachel and Katie Dumestre have taken their love for Nola and fashion into the analog world with their own line of clever and fashion inspired tees, totes, and limited edition prints.
New Orleans has always in my mind, been a town filled with artisans. Whether it's creating that one seminal dish, a painting filled with impasto, or a couture dress, we've always been a city of creatives. Since Katrina, there's been an explosion of artisans. Kathleen Currie, with her Smoke Perfume Oil, is at the forefront of the latest crop of artisans leaving their mark.
I have to admit that as of late, especially with our FU-GQ Men's feature this summer, I've been thinking about fashion more and more. I've been keeping a lookout for cool and interesting people as of late and find myself walking the streets crouching and contorting taking photos a la Bill Cunningham.
For years GQ editors, writers and photographers have been drinking, eating, and grazing their way throughout Nola without any recourse, and just like a tourist. They seem to enjoy themselves just like everyone else, but continue to fais chier on us. I'm over it! Shortly after Katrina their words and photos were bit more forgiving, and they seemed to finally soak us in. But in the last few years, GQ has forgotten about our charm, wit, love and devotion to our culture, and more importantly the essence of our city.