Small Chalk — Ashlee Arceneaux Jones

<p>Quite frankly if you see anything chalk related around town, it's probably been created and produced by <a target="_blank" href="http://smallchalk.com" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ashlee Arcenaux Jones (Aka Smallchalk)</a>. I realize this is a super bold statement, but as you'll see below from some of my favorite Smallchalk pieces, it's hard not to catch a glimpse of her absolutely stellar work.</p>

Victoria Barkley

<p>Stylist and photographer Victoria Barkley is perfectly comfortable and at home in front as well as behind the camera. Here <a target="_blank" href="https://instagram.com/victoria_barkley/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Instagram feed</a> 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.</p>

Abby Diamond

<p>I'm pretty sure the first time I heard <a target="_blank" href="http://www.abbydiamondmusic.com" rel="noopener noreferrer">Abby Diamond</a> sing was from a late night Facebook session. Of course, if I remember correctly.</p>

Alexa King

<p>remember the first time I saw our latest profile Alexa King's (<a target="_blank" href="http://instagram.com/electraking" rel="noopener noreferrer">Electraking on Instagram</a>) work earlier this year. Her images have a subtlety and depth in light and color. Alexa's images truly stand out and I couldn't help but stalk the film professional/photographer's eclectic and amazing feed. Honestly, to this day, I still marvel at her cinematic style. </p>

Cherry Brown

<p>There's nothing more naturally n'awlins than burlesque. A few years ago, I was mesmerized by the fantastic "Burlesque Ballroom" show at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse within the Royal Sonesta Hotel. It was the first time I'd Cherry Brown perform that night, and I remember thinking even back then that she'd be perfect for a feature here on iHeartnola.com. I was thrilled when she agreed to shoot around the Bywater, and I was even more thrilled to get an inside look into the life of such a gifted performer. Below you'll find our favorites from the day, and some answers to our favorite questions.</p>

Kathleen Currie

<p>One of our favorite folks, Kathleen Currie, founder of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.smokeperfume.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Smoke Perfume Oil</a>, is set to launch her latest unisex scent "RITUAL". Launching this week to many eager fans of her original release that left folks yearning for more. I had the chance to sample her new scent, and I was blown away by not only it's unique notes, but also it's long lasting qualities. Because it's an oil, and not mixed with any other agent, the impression it leaves on you is like nothing else.</p>

Jamielyn Arcega & Cellardoor

<p>Smack dab in the middle of the New Orleans Central Business District resides a magical and mystical place, restaurant and bar, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cellardoornola.com/#about" rel="noopener noreferrer">CellarDoor</a>. Open a few short months ago, Cellardoor is located off of Lafayette St. in a seemingly out of place structure that has actually been standing for over 150 years. As I turned the corner directly off of Poydras street to Lafayette, my eyes grew the size of golf balls as I noticed the distinct character and style of the former Swoop-Duggins House that houses Cellardoor. The exterior of the building is as lush as the inside.</p>

John Shirley

<p>I recently sat down and grabbed a drink(s) with frontman and 1 of 3 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cardinalsons.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Cardinal Sons</a>, John Shirley, to discuss life, love, bourbon, and most of all music here in New Orleans. It's been a great year thus far for the band, and as touring kicks into gear in support of their latest EP "THE ECHO CHOIR", it was great to sit down and chat. Below you'll find our interview with John as well as the details on their big show tonight at One Eyed Jacks along with friends Coyotes and The Kid Carsons. We're stoked about the show and can't wait to hear their latest stuff come to life.</p>

#RUDE

<p>There hasn't been a more exciting place for comedy than New Orleans since Canada. In less than 3 years, there's more comedy happening around town than ever before and at an almost daily pace. Folks like Stupid Time Machine, The New Movement, and our latest feature, the duo RUDE., are hitting it out of the proverbial park.</p>

Monica Hernandez

<p>For the past 4 years, Monica Hernandez has reported on nearly 1,000 New Orleans days and nights as part of the award winning news team at WWL Channel 3. In those 4 years, she's experienced and shared with us the tremendous highs and tumultuous lows of life in New Orleans. Originally from Sand Diego, Monica spent 3 years in Jackson before making her way down to New Orleans in 2010. I've always been a fan of her's, and I was thrilled to be able to get to know her.</p>

Olesya Robison

<p>It's nearly 6,400 miles from Karsno, Russia to New Orleans, LA. New Orleans based contemporary painter/designer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.olyrobison.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Olesya Robison</a> could not be more at home. After successful corporate creative pit-stops, Olesya has officially come home Nola to live, create, and share her imagination and vision.</p>

Richard Sexton – Creole World

<p>For several decades, famed photographer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.richardsextonstudio.com/home.html" rel="noopener noreferrer">Richard Sexton</a> has documented through his lens, the world over. Even though he was born in Atlanta, which we won't hold against him, Richard Sexton calls New Orleans home and has become his base of operation for quite some time.</p>

Hannah Mcswain

<p>We've been fans of photographer Hannah Mcswain for quite some time now. Instagram has become sort of a compass in seeking out inspired talent, especially in the photography field. We certainly appreciate great photography. Being that Nola is considered the smallest big town in America, it's not a surprise we came across Hannah's work on Instagram.</p>

L. Kasimu Harris

<p>The word "hustler" has been defined in many ways of the years, and at times can have less than honorable connotations. The latter would certainly not be the way to describe Southern renaissance man <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lkasimuharris.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">L. Kasimu Harris</a>. Writer, photographer, and style blogger are just three of the occupations in which Kasimu has in his wheelhouse.</p>

NolaBeings.com

<p>It's been officially 4 years since Brandon began his web project <a target="_blank" href="http://www.humansofnewyork.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Humans of New York</a>. Now in 2014, Humans of New York has over 7 million fans on Facebook + another 1.3 million followers via Twitter & Instagram combined. In terms of content, it's a truly unique idea to combine a portrait of a person on the street and tie a real story that relates to that image. I began following Humans about a year or so ago and became completely enamored.</p>

Jenna Collins

<p>Veterinary student Jenna Collins is one of the most stylish folks I've met in quite some time. Her approach to style is fearless as well as seemingly effortless. Whether it's opening galas or just grabbing coffee, she's always well put together. Her choices in color, texture, shape, and accessories are what truly make her unique. I still can't get over how well she rocks that hat.</p>

Christine Hamilton

<p>Blogger/stylist and all-around creative badass <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cmhstyle.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Christine Hamilton</a> has been on our radar for quite sometime. Her style is unique and sophisticated, all the while pushing her contrasting coordination to the limit.</p>

Terrance Osborne

<p>As we inch closer to the last weekend of the 2014 Jazz and Heritage Festival, I want to shed some light on one of my favorite local artists and the creator of this year's Jazz Fest Poster, <a target="_blank" href="http://terranceosborne.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Terrance Osborne</a>.</p>

Ashley Monaghan

<p>As this site continues to evolve, I wanted to put a stake in the ground and move forward and beyond posting just style profiles on iHeartnola.com. I began to realize that the person I'm profiling is so much more than the outfit and their accoutrements. At the core of it, each person I've profiled over the years has a story beyond their style.</p>

Katie Dumestre

<p>It's been at least a hot minute since we launched our <a target="_blank" href="https://scott-simon-pmti.squarespace.com/blog/fashionandstyle/my-nola-perfect-10" rel="noopener noreferrer">"Nola Perfect 10"</a> feature. Out of the 10 ladies featured for their individual style and grace, Katie Dumestre has grown and changed the most. As 1/2 of the prolific creative team behind <a target="_blank" href="http://the-elizabeth-chronicles.myshopify.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Elizabeth Chronicles</a>, Katie has truly come full circle.</p>

Jhesika Menes

<p>Hustler has carried many different connotations over the years. In it's current pop culture state, a Hustler is someone who does what they desire anyway they can. Even though I would consider <a target="_blank" href="http://jhesikamenes.blogspot.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jhesika Menes</a> a hustler, she's more of a renaissance woman. Writer, model, and chef, Jhesika is full of knowledge & sophistication, and is most importantly modestly rock n' roll. I could certainly go on why we fawn over her, below is her bio, which happens to be one of the coolest we've seen in a while.</p>

Boyfriend

<p>Enigmatic, clever, and chameleon-like rapper <a target="_blank" href="http://boyfriend69.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Boyfriend</a>, couldn't be any more fascinating. It's been over a year since she's dropped her extremely slick and well produced video "Yo Tengo Mucho Swag", and Boyfriend has been uploading genre blasting videos and tracks on the regular. Her flow is as diverse as each track and it's lyrics. All tracks and videos are produced by a small team of immensely creative folks and it shows.</p>

Rachel Adams

<p>Stylist, fashion storyteller, designer, and 1/2 of the creative duo behind "The Elizabeth Chronicles", <a target="_blank" href="http://theelizabethchronicles.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Rachel Adams</a> 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.</p>

Krewe Du Optic

<p>At some point in your life, you had that favorite pair of sunglasses you crushed, lost, or had stolen. To this day, you regret whatever happened to them. There's no other accoutrement that generates more swag than the perfect pair of shades. New orleans born and bred brand <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kreweduoptic.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Krewe Du Optic</a> has set out to produce and deliver folks around the world with just that perfect pair.</p>

Robin Barnes – Rescue Me

<p><a target="_blank" href="http://robinbarnesmusic.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Robin Barnes</a> is one of the busiest performers around town. Rightfully so, and in the last few years Robin has become a bonafide tour-de-force. All of her hard work & perseverance has paid off in the form of her new ep titled "ME" due out today!</p>

Sunken City

<p>It's safe to say that in New Orleans, there's never a dull moment. Insanely interesting people ebb and flow through our daily lives. Our neighbors, the guy sitting next to us at the bar, or even a family member, are constant reminders that we live in the greatest town on earth. We all have those "only in new orleans" moments and they make us smile ear to ear. Creators/actors Kyle June Williams & C.J. Hunt, with their talented team are bringing those characters and moments to life in their new nola based comedy series <a target="_blank" href="http://www.oursunkencity.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">"Sunken City"</a>.</p>

Kris Gabik

<p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.84flash.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kris Gabik</a>, since I've come to know her, has been an un-relenting New Orleans mover and shaker. As founder of 84 Flash, a brand management & marketing firm, Kris has become well known for her tireless dedication to creating true 21st century marketing efforts for all her clients.</p>

Hollie Fitzhenry

<p>It was a pretty frigid morning when Hollie and i met up for our shoot at the Orange Couch. Shimmering with energy and excitement we set out into the cold to snap a few pics.</p>

Laura Cayouette

<p>As an actor seen on both small and big screens, writer, producer, and director <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lauracayouette.com/Laura_Cayouette/Home.html" rel="noopener noreferrer">Laura Cayo</a>uette, has seemingly done it all in front and behind the camera. Most recently she's starred in the Quentin Tarantino Oscar Nominated blockbuster and New Orleans shot Django Unchained, as well as become a much sought after muse.</p>

Hayley Gaberlavage

<p>I feel bad about sometimes being so behind on discovering new things around town. The work of <a target="_blank" href="http://hayleygaberlavage.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hayley Gaberlavag</a>e, is one of those times when I regret not learning about her sooner.</p>