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260 days until Mardi Gras


Anne Pincus was inspired to create the Carousel Bra by a celebration of breast cancer survivors at the Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone. It’s one of 28 artfully designed bras being auctioned off at this year’s Bodacious Bras for a Cause. Angela Hill whipped up an elegant bustier with lace, pearls, hand beading and Swarovski aurora borealis stones. Irma Thomas went for beaded tassels lining the cups and gold trim. Chris Owens tossed in a hat as a bit of lagniappe for her Easter themed entry. Other Carnival creations include Stephan Wangler’s Mardi Gras bead bra and a whimsical offering from Krewe of Tucks. The auction started Sunday night at midnight and runs through June 16. All proceeds go to the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans. Bid here.

There always are signs that the next Carnival season is waiting just around the corner. Tweet or instagram your photos that say same with hashtag #untilmardigras and tag @nolavie!


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