What’s Hot for the New Year
This time of year a clean slate is laid out in front of you and it’s called 2014. Do not get bogged down by the post-holiday blues because Mardi Gras is just around the corner! Some New Orleans brands and boutiques are here to help you pass the time until the next big celebration with the newest and most unique items of ’14 that will make sure you stay trendy in the upcoming year.
For all those frozen yogurt lovers out there, Pinkberry is introducing a fresh squeeze. For a limited time they will be offering Tangerine along with 11 other new flavors.
Pinkberry, see Pinkberry.com for multiple locations and phone numbers
A little sparkle never hurt anyone, and you’re in luck because this year Sondra Roberts is giving you just that in the form of beautiful Swarovski crystal evening clutches that are perfect to help you stand out at your next ball or just to jazz up a simple jeans-and-top outfit.
Feet First, 4122 Magazine St., 899-6800, FeetFirstStores.com
Currie Swim is looking to give you some New Year’s motivation with their new flutter- and fringe-topped bathing suits. The Hunter Rose Flutter top in berry and Audrey Halter Fringe top in shell are perfect for any winter getaway.
CURRIE Swim, 7611 Maple St., Suite 101A, 861-7272, ShopCurrie.com
Entertain with pizazz in the New Year with these new long stem wine glasses. Each is hand-blown in a variety of different colors and individualized, making them all unique.
Judy at the Rink, 2727 Prytania Street, JudyAtTheRink.com
Looking to take off 10 pounds? Then look toward the “perfect skinny pant.” Made of paper-thin and ultra-structured material, in four different fabrics and 12 different colors, this pant is the ideal staple.
Yvonne LaFleur, 8131 Hampson St., 866-9666, YvonneLaFleur.com
Forgot your sunscreen? No worries, because there’s a new activewear line called Bloq UV that has ultraviolet protection factor in the material. Every piece has a UPF of up to 50, which blocks up to 98 percent of the sun’s rays. Bloq UV also utilizes a new moisture-wicking antimicrobial fabric, called Meryl, that ensures comfort and durability, as well as allows perspiration to easily escape the body, which is perfect for those hot and humid New Orleans workouts.
Priorities, 4858 Magazine St., 899-2212, PrioritiesNola.com
Get ready to rock the boat with Trashy Diva’s new Honey Child Dress from the Smoke Leopard Collection. With its retro-style fit, a flattering cut for ladies with curves, and the unique sultry dark leopard print, you’re sure to dress to impress at the office or out on the town.
Trashy Diva, 537 Royal St. and 2048 Magazine St., TrashyDiva.com