On March 27, we Storyvillians put on the best show in the history of fashion , and now we have the best photos in the history of fashion to prove it.

We had performances by Barisal Guns and the Phoenix Rouge Bellydancers , a historical look at women's fashion through the ages, a Lionel Richie digital short and even a Simon and Garfunkel reunion live and in-person. And, as always, we had the hottest new fashions in the Capital City.

Check all the photos out on our Flickr account here . Special thanks to the amazingly talented Lawles Bourque of Mammoth Visual , who photographed the show for us.

If you weren't able to make it this year, you can read all about it in the Baton Rouge Advocate here .

And for those of you who like to plan ahead, we're planning to have next year's show at the Manship Theatre on April 2, 2011 . It's never too early to mark your calendar!

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Just in case you haven't heard, Storyville's Third Ever Fashion Show is coming up this Saturday , March 27 at 8 pm at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge .

The event will be jam-packed with music, comedy and, of course, fashion. Performers include Barisal Guns , the Phoenix Rouge Bellydancers and a few surprises along the way.

This year's show has a special meaning for us. Proceeds will benefit From the Flames , an organization dedicated to raising money for the artists who lost instruments and practice spaces in the New Year's Day Caterie Fire . We personally know some of the musicians and dancers who were affected, so we want to do everything we can to help them out. You can read more about From the Flames and the Caterie fire here, and you can buy our From the Flames tee here .

Tickets for the show are on sale now at the Manship Theatre box office or on their website ( click here ), or at Storyville Baton Rouge on Chimes Street . Tickets are only $9.50, or $7.50 with a student ID.

As an added bonus, Josh and the much taller Seth Harvey promise to wear their correct tuxes this year.

Who knows, with all the movie activity in Baton Rouge lately due to the great work of Katie Harvey and the Baton Rouge Film Commission , maybe Jude Law will finally make an appearance.

To see a video from last year's show, .

For the Advocate's article about last year's show, click here .


And to see the Storyville 2010 Fashion Show event page on Facebook, .  We've got 239 confirmed guests and counting!

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Here a few photos from today's Irish Channel Parade festivities.  Just another day on Magazine Street ...
I hate to even write a new blog because the photos from the previous entry are soooo delicious, but I guess the people need their news.

Friends,

Even if it's not the Saints or Mardi Gras , there's always something going on in New Orleans .  Lately, we've been getting ready for St. Patrick's Day .  On Saturday, March 13th, the annual Irish Channel Parade passes right in front of our shop on Magazine Street!

We've been holding out on replacing the plexiglass windows in our storefront, only because last year a cabbage was thrown through one of them.  I'm excited because I think it's going to be one of those days that I get to drink beer at work. Green beer .
As a new resident of New Orleans, I felt it a duty to at least brief the history of the Irish Channel before I enjoyed their parade.  I will share with you what I've learned:

The Irish Channel is a neighborhood located between Magazine Street , First Street , the Mighty Mississippi and Toledano Street .  It came to be when Irish immigrants traveled here from Ireland during the 1940s and 1950s potato famine.  There was plenty of work in this area along the river and the Irish immigrants were too poor to travel further than this point, so most just settled in the area, developing the Irish Channel neighborhood.  One theory behind how the Irish Channel got its name is that when Adele Street would flood, it looked more like a channel than a street.

In 1947, the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club was organized.  On Saturday we will be celebrating the 63rd annual parade celebration . I know we will be having fun.  Also, if you are in need of a St. Patty's Day shirt, we have a crap-load of them.  Check 'em out at WearYourStory.com .  We even have a "ginger-friendly" shirt . So, if you are in the area on Saturday, feel free to stop by and see us. We will be "working hard" and enjoying the parade, too.

Congratulations to Gabriel Harvey , who represented Storyville Athletics to the extreme by completing two marathons in two weeks.  On Valentine's Day , Gabriel successfully ran the Austin Marathon .  On Sunday, Gabriel knocked out the inaugural New Orleans Mardi Gras Rock 'n' Roll Marathon .  He also dragged me along for the final nine miles of the New Orleans marathon.

The next race on the schedule for the Storyville crew will be the April 3 Crescent City Classic .  It's the most fun you'll ever having running 6.2 miles, so you should definitely join us.

The Storyville Print Shop will open in New Orleans later this month.  The Print Shop will be located at 3811 Magazine Street , just 8 blocks uptown from the retail shop.

By April, the Print Shop will be a full service screen printing facility.  The Print Shop will support the New Orleans shop and will take a major load off of the Baton Rouge screen printing operation.  Currently, all Storyville Originals sold in Austin , New Orleans and Baton Rouge are printed in Baton Rouge.  By June, all Storyville Originals sold in our new South Congress shop in Austin will actually be printed in Austin.

We know you haven't heard from us in awhile, and for that we're truly sorry. But things have been a little hectic around here lately, as you may already know.

We haven't posted since January 13 , when we announced the exciting news that we're moving our Austin shop to South Congress in June. Since then, we've battled the NFL over the phrase " Who Dat" (and won) with a lot of help from the people of New Orleans , Elizabeth Harvey jetted off to Italy , the New Orleans Saints won Superbowl XLIV , Gabriel Harvey ran the Austin Marathon on Valentine's Day , and now, finally, all the craziness of the past month will culminate today with Mardi Gras .

Due to the little kerfuffle with the NFL, Storyville was featured in the Wall Street Journal , ESPN , Headline News , The Times-Picayune , The Advocate in Baton Rouge , and many, many more via The Associated Press .

If you want to read up on it, check out the on the subject .

On January 16, , Storyville celebrated its third birthday.  Three years into the apparel game, and it feels like we're still only getting started.

It's been a busy few weeks for us (or a busy few years for that matter), but we aren't going to slow down anytime soon. We're gearing up for St. Patrick's Day , the Third Ever Storyville Fashion Show (March 27) in Baton Rouge and the launch of the Storyville Print Shop (stand-alone screen printing facility) in New Orleans.

So keep checking the Storyville Times for updates -- I promise we'll update much more frequently. After all, since Elizabeth has christened herself Creative Director , I'm christening myself New Media Director . Not to be confused with Old Media, which, obviously, Josh will handle.

If you aren't already following us on Twitter , do so now -- @WearYourStory . And, of course, each of our shops has a Facebook fan page. We'll be updating those regularly with announcements, new designs and specials.

It's an exciting time for Storyville, and if the first month and a half of 2010 is any indication, it's going to be a big year -- nay, decade -- for us!

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