Storyville Times "Storyville Times" is the official blog of Storyville Apparel and Storyville is a retail apparel shop that features original designs, locally designed apparel, screen printing services and customized tee shirts. Storyville has shops in Baton Rouge, Austin and New Orleans, and plans to eventually support local artists nationwide. en Copyright 2012 Mon, 05 Apr 2010 14:12:55 -0600 The Final Word on the 2010 Storyville Fashion Show Storyville Fashion 2010-31.jpgOn 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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The 2010 Storyville Fashion Show is only 3 days away! The Third Storyville Fashion Show - 11 x 17 Poster.jpg

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, click here.


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

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

]> Baton Rouge Events Fashion Show Featured Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:54:52 -0600
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Here a few photos from today's Irish Channel Parade festivities.  Just another day on Magazine Street ...
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]> Events Featured New Orleans Sat, 13 Mar 2010 17:44:24 -0600
Time for Green Beer ... It's the Irish Channel Parade! 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.

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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  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.

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Gabriel Harvey finishes 2 marathons in 2 weeks!

61278-316-015f.jpgCongratulations 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.


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Storyville Print Shop to open in late March 2010

Storyville Print Shop.jpgThe 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. 

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]> Austin Baton Rouge Expansion Featured New Orleans Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:17:02 -0600
Big Updates: Storyville turns 3, defeats the NFL, celebrates Mardi Gras
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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 Times-Picayune's original article on the subject here.

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!

]> Events Featured New Orleans Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:26:05 -0600
Storyville Austin coming to South Congress in Summer 2010 Rebekah outside Hovercraft - January 13, 2010.jpg
Today, we quietly signed a lease that will bring Storyville to South Congress this summer.  Today's signing capped a month-long negotiation and a six month search for a home for Storyville on South Congress

Just in case you didn't know, South Congress or "SoCo" is the main scene for hip and off beat independent and locally-owned retail businesses and restaurants in Austin

On June 1, Storyville Austin will relocate to 1115 South Congress Avenue, which is the current home of Hovercraft.  Around that time, Storyville's shop on the Drag will shut down (although it may be open through June -- we'll have to see how the transition goes). 

Above is a photo of Rebekah outside the future home of Storyville.  Below is a photo of a plaque that hangs on the SoCo Center building.  Stay tuned for more details on this major move.
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]> Austin Expansion Featured Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:50:15 -0600
Team Edward or Team Jacob? Gabriel Harvey says "both" ... Team Edward or Team Jacob - Have Both (Gabriel Harvey).jpg
Why choose only Team Edward or Team Jacob when you can be down with both teams?  Twilight superfan Gabriel Harvey has it his way.  Image courtesy of Austin Storyvillain Sandy Myers.
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Elizabeth Harvey makes the cover of "225" Magazine Elizabeth in 225 - Vertical Cover Shot.jpgElizabeth Harvey made the cover of the January 2010 issue of "225" magazine as one of Baton Rouge's top people to watch in the coming year.  Click here to read the article.  Yay for our cover girl!
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]> Baton Rouge Featured Press Mon, 04 Jan 2010 22:21:03 -0600
Storyville Road Trip: 48 Hours in Nashville Nashville 090.JPGThe Storyville Road Trip has come to a thrilling end.  Natalie and I spent the 2 days walking up and down the streets of Nashville.  We explored the Vanderbilt University area, including Hillsboro Village, 21st Avenue and West End Avenue.  We also visited downtown Nashville, the 12th South area (including The Gulch), Germantown and East Nashville.  The weather didn't exactly cooperate (it was rainy and overcast for most of our visit), but we still managed to see everything we wanted to see.

Click here to see 28 photos from our 48 hours in Nashville.

On this trip, Natalie and I visited Atlanta, Athens and Nashville.  Each of these cities would be a good fit for Storyville (and vice versa).  Hopefully, in the next few years to come, Storyville will be able to open up shops is each of these incredible places.

Nashville is a lot less country that you might expect.  It's a good-sized city, but it retains its small town charm (compared to Atlanta, it's a small town, but compared to Athens, it's a big city).  In a lot of ways, it reminds me of Austin.  Nashville loves its music, it has great universities, it has a thriving downtown and it's a very manageable city.  I can see why people love living in Nashville so much.

Special thanks to Nashvillians Julie Holmes and Cara Jackson for providing lots of good Nashville travel tips.

Having spent New Year's Eve in Nashville, Natalie and I are going to spend the first day of 2010 driving back to Baton Rouge.  We'd like to wish you and yours a Happy New Year and the very best of luck in 2010!
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Let me tell you a little bit about how we got to where we are now.  Originally, this little trip was going to take us to a ton of Southern cities -- Gainesville, Savannah, Asheville, Chapel Hill, etc. -- but we soon realized that going to a bunch of cities in one week wouldn't be very feasible or cost effective.  So we narrowed it down to two: Atlanta and Nashville.  When Josh and I were looking at the logistics of the trip (and we did this literally two days before we hit the road) I pointed out how close Athens was to Atlanta.  And boy am I glad I did that.

First of all, our hotel is fantastic.  The Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel situated just a quick walk from downtown Athens and the University of Georgia's campus.  You feel like you're in a fancy W Hotel, but without the cost and, well, the cost.  I may have singlehandedly lost the hotel's LEED certification by using up all of the water available in my very-long, luxurious shower.

But really, check this hotel out if you're in Athens.

Josh and I went on a long walk around downtown and the University of Georgia campus.  It's so pretty here!  It's amazing what you can take away from visiting all these other cities.  I wish I could take some of these businesses in downtown Athens and transport them to the North Gate area of LSU (you know, where everything was bulldozed a few years ago and is now just an empty lot).  I hope that area will be developed soon.

But I digress.  Downtown is so quaint and special, you can see how nice it must be to be a student at UGA (I'm very partial to LSU and even I can admit this).  Wake up, grab some coffee from Jittery Joe's, go to class, walk downtown for lunch at Five Guys, go back to class, then finish it all with a beer with friends at one of the numerous bars near campus. And you can just walk everywhere!

Those of you who know me know I'm a little -- OK a lot -- obsessed with food.  While thumbing through a "Guide 2 Athens" provided by the hotel, I saw something about a restaurant called "Five & Ten."  Atlanta Journal Constitution's Restaurant of the Year in 2007?  Best New Chef in Food and Wine Magazine?  Three James Beard award nominations?  And a Zagat food rating of 28?  IN ATHENS?

Best of all, I saw that they have a prix fixe menu for a 3-course dinner if you get a reservation before  6 p.m.  With pleading eyes, I told Josh about the find, and how affordable it was if you get there in time for the prix fixe menu. 

I got to try sweetbreads for the first time (as did Josh).  We also got skirt steak, greens, and the best cheese cake I've ever eaten. 

So yeah, I'd recommend Athens.  It's funny how just a short drive from Atlanta we got to stay in a swanky hotel and eat gourmet cuisine, yet our wallets are still intact.

And who knows, with all the amazing storefronts downtown, perhaps Athens will be home to Storyville sometime in the not-too-distant future.

[Note: Special thanks to Tom and Robert from Bizarro Wuxtry (Wuxtry Records) for giving us a lot of great tips of where to visit during our 24 trek through Athens.]

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]> Athens Expansion Featured Storyville Road Trip Tue, 29 Dec 2009 20:40:57 -0600
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Road Trip! 

The Storyville Road Trip kicked off yesterday as we drove from Baton Rouge to Atlanta.  Natalie and I are on a mission to locate potential spots for the next Storyville shop. 

After having breakfast at The Flying Biscuit Cafe, we visited the Atlanta neighborhoods of Little Five Points, Virginia Highlands, Buckhead, Vinings Jubilee as well as the campus of Emory University.  To see photos from our day of exploration, click here.

Special thanks to Adam and Shannon from Criminal Records for giving us a lot of helpful tips and insights into the many neighborhoods of Atlanta.

Tomorrow, we'll explore downtown and midtown Atlanta before wrapping up the ATL portion of our road trip and heading on to Athens and then to Nashville.

To get rapid updates from this Storyville Road trip, follow Storyville on Twitter (WearYourStory), because Natalie is tweeting as we go from place to place.
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]> Atlanta Events Expansion Featured Storyville Road Show Mon, 28 Dec 2009 17:40:19 -0600
Happy Birthday to Elizabeth Harvey (25) and Estefania Harvey (13)! Happy Birthday Elizabeth and Estefania.jpg
Today, we'd like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Storyville sisters Elizabeth Harvey and Estefania Harvey.  Elizabeth hits the quarter century mark today, while Estefania becomes a teenager.  So if you're in the Baton Rouge shop today, make sure to wish Elizabeth a happy b-day.  And if you're in Hammond and you happen to run into Estefa, make sure to wish her a Happy 13th!
]> Baton Rouge Events Family Featured Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:10:37 -0600
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Happy Birthday to the fearless leader of Storyville Screen Printing -- Gregory August Moser.  Greg turns 28 today.  Make sure to wish him a Happy Birthday today in person or via Facebook.  Greg is an essential member of the Storyville team, and he likes to wear tiny polo shirts.  Like everyday.  And on the weekends, too.
]> Baton Rouge Events Family Featured Friends Sat, 12 Dec 2009 15:40:04 -0600