As soon as I heard that a blizzard was headed East, I packed my bags and boarded a plane to New Orleans for the weekend. I always love traveling and seeing how differently people dress and express themselves in other cities. I'll be posting shots from trip over the next few days. The women I met all seemed to wholeheartedly embrace the creative culture of New Orleans. Many of them either made their own clothes or shopped from local designers. Michele, above, told me that she was wearing a skirt by Oliver Manhatten, a local designer who is on a mission to bring bustle skirts back!