Hello FabuNOLA Family!!
On the FabuNOLA “IT List” for TONIGHT:
Doug & Gene Meyer: The Longue Vue Installation at Longue Vue House & Gardens (7 Bamboo Road, NOLA 70124).
The opening reception is from 6-8 pm on Thursday, January 31. It will be a beautiful and multifaceted artistic intervention in the house and gardens, as well as the Whim House and Changing Exhibition Gallery.
Tonight special opening reception will include live music, performances, men’s fashion show, and light hors d’oeurves.
Gene Meyer made a great statement yesterday: “Color is a real discipline.” They start and finish with color in mind. Please also check out the Meyers’ website: www.dougandgenemeyer.com
I had the fabulous pleasure of meeting Doug & Gene last week for the Longue Vue Lecture & Roundtable event: “Indigenous Aesthetics and Fashion: Cultural Appropriation as a Trend.” Gene was on panel discussion and Doug was also in audience to add his knowledge and passion of design through additional comments. I’m very excited to attend this event tonight and witness this exhibition … the first of its kind they’ve done outside of NYC.
Gene “cut his teeth” long ago while working with fashion designer Geoffrey Beene … so you know they flow with serious style!! Since the Gene and Doug have found their own fabulous style and we are very fortunate to have them sharing it with us at Longue Vue and in New Orleans. As excited as I am to have them here, I’m also equally excited to share a Vegan meal with Gene … who let me know last week he shares my Vegan Lifestyle. Like I said … Fabulous!! You just know I had to add that 😀 !
Click the links here to see this morning’s The New York Times Article: “In New Orleans, A Retrospective of Gene and Doug Meyer” on the exhibition and the Designing Duo Brothers. And, here is yesterday’s article from Doug and Gene Meyer Style Compass Introspective at 1stDibs.com.
If you can’t make it tonight for the opening reception, the Doug & Gene Meyer: The Longue Vue Installation exhibition will then be open to the public for regular admission starting February 1st. Click HERE for the Facebook page invite.
All are welcome to join in the Fabulousness tonight (and Beyond)!! As always … here’s hoping to see you Out & About!!
Peace & Love,