Mardi Gras Walking Krewe
DAMES DE PERLAGE
Ladies of Beadwork
Dames De Perlage was created more than ten years ago by Julie Lodato and Christine Clouatre. Each year a theme is chosen, and each Dame hand beads a corset, bustle, headpiece, and patch to represent their sub-theme. The theme is revealed to the public on Twelfth Night, and we spend the Carnival Season as well as the remaining year parading, reveling, volunteering, and beading our next year's corset!
Our mission is to bring awareness to the dying art of perlage, or beadwork, by reveling throughout New Orleans during the carnival season and for special non-profit events. We also hope to create a community of strong women who possess the soul of New Orleans and can represent the epitome of a New Orleans Lady of Beadwork, Dame de Perlage.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
BIG FUN BRASS BAND
Our band from the beginning! We love BIG FUN!
BIG FUN Brass Band is exactly what it sounds like—a high-energy New Orleans-style brass band with the sole focus of bringing the Fun. The group is extremely versatile, performing in a range of styles from traditional second line music for parades, top-40s set for weddings and the like, then finally & most prominently, a late-night party setlist focused on originals written by the group along with other banging covers to keep the party going. BIG FUN is a group of close friends who have been performing together for the past 10 years headed up by Corey and Abby Bostic.