A Fresh Crop of Florals
Former Carnival queens show off spring’s most ladylike looks— perfect for this season’s Mardi Gras soirees.
ABOVE On Alice Turner Frost: This classic gown in black and pink (Aidon Mattox, Ballin’s) is a simple way to wear the floral trend to the most elegant affair. After dancing the night away, Alice kicks off her chunky velvet pumps (Pura Lopez, Debra’s) with black stone ornaments. Statement earrings (Metzger’s) are an exquisite complement to the basic top. A black beaded bag (Moyna, CK Collection) lends a touch of glitz.
ABOVE On Whiting Inge Mostellar: A dramatic cape dress (Isabel Sanchis, Debra’s) is a chic combination of edgy and traditional. Handmade pewter tassel earrings (Katherine M Designs, Metzger’s) give the outfit a modern touch. A 1922 gold metal box clutch (Bender Estate Sales) is a cherished souvenir from a Crewe of Columbus Mardi Gras ball.
ABOVE On Anna Robison McClure: A sweet, tailored A-line number with a hint of shine (Nora Noh, Debra’s) is accented with a dramatic pink and black hat (Marzi Firenze, Debra’s). A glitzy black clutch (model’s own) is a sassy accessory.
ABOVE On Whiting: Oversized florals in bold colors make a statement. The fit-and-flare silhouette adds even more drama to this strapless gown (Papparazzi, I Do Bridal). Delicate pave rhinestone bracelets and beaded tassel earrings (Hemline) complement it.
ABOVE On Alice: A celadon millinery masterpiece (Carol Bader Design, Metzger’s) is the showstopper with a classic, tailored ivory silk top (Bigio Collection, CK Collection). A layered pearl necklace (Metzger’s), multistrand pearl bracelet (Millianna, Debra’s) and long, ivory leather gloves complete her ensemble.
ABOVE On Whiting: An oversized floral print and pleated detail in back make this sheath (Laura Bernal, Debra’s) extra special. Crystal-studded chunky heels (Pelle Moda, CK Collection) and simple floral rhinestone earrings (Metzger’s) are on trend accessories. Fur wrap and chair (Bender Estate Sales).
ABOVE On Anna: Looking every bit the modern monarch, Anna wears a floral print skirt and blush top (Ellie Wild, I Do Bridal) paired with a dramatic flower fascinator (Christine A. Moore, CK Collection). Two handmade crystal and glass rings (CK Collection) and elegant pearl and rhinestone earrings (Metzger’s) finish the look. Antique cane back armchair (Bender Estate Sales).
ABOVE On Alice: An off-the-shoulder dress (Lela Rose, Debra’s) with a swingy skirt and pockets is the perfect canvas to showcase an exquisite floral headpiece (Louise Green, Debra’s). Rhinestone flower stud earrings (Metzger’s) and an antique gold cuff (Bender Estate Sales) finish the polished look. Alice carries a vintage 1950s handbag (Bender Estate Sales) that was originally a favor from a Knights of Revelry Mardi Gras party.
Ballin’s • 9 Du Rhu Drive. 304-0044
Bender Estate Sales • 209-2019
CK Collection • 320 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope. 990-9001
Debra’s • 4068 Old Shell Road. 343-7463
Hemline • 4356 Old Shell Road. 287-6875
I Do Bridal and Formal • 6920 Airport Blvd. #103. 447-2784
Metzger’s • 3702 Dauphin St. 342-6336