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Notes from New Orleans is a peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City.

Carnival Costume Bazaar Marks 28 Years Of Sartorial Revelry

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NOLA Designer Costume Bazaar
Kate McNee is a veteran bazaar purveyor.

In New Orleans, having a costume closet is pretty much the norm. It’s that kind of town. NolaVie’s Renée Peck invited costume artist and designer Cree McCree to WWNO to discuss how to build your personal costume collection. Not only is Cree an an expert on vintage clothing, but she also helps organize the annual NOLA Designer Costume Bazaar, a group show of Carnival costume artists that began 28 years ago.

Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by Renée Peck.

Renee Peck, editor of NolaVie, worked for 32 years as a feature editor and writer at The Times-Picayune, earning Associated Press and Press Club of New Orleans awards along the way. She helped launch the first Times-Picayune website in the 1990s, when the Internet was in its infancy. Among her past titles are Food Editor, Entertainment Editor, TV Editor, Assistant Living Editor, and Home and Garden Editor. Her This Mold House column chronicled with humor and inexpertise her rebuilding efforts post-Katrina. Her Big Easy Living column for NolaVie explores the way we live in this always entertaining but sometimes uneasy city. Email her at Renee@nolavie.com.

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