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Round Table Luncheon


Attention fashion divas and fashion dudes, the Royal Sonesta is bringing a touch of fashion to it's monthly Round Table Luncheon. Always on trend with the latest topics and events taking place in the Crescent City, organizers for the luncheon are bringing three local fashion experts to discuss the latest spring/summer trends and delve into New Orleans' thriving fashion industry.

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The luncheon takes place Wednesday May 21, at 12:00 Noon at the Royal Sonesta French Quarter. Hosted by the ever-stylish Margarita Bergen in the elegant Fleur de Lis Suite, enjoy a lively discussion, sample the hotel’s delicious cuisine and celebrate all things couture with plenty of champagne.

Presenters include:

Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Week New Orleans, Tracee Dundas (yours truly). Fashion Week New Orleans has just wrapped it's fourth year with over 50 runway shows, a swag marketplace and chic parties. It has quickly become the premium fashion event in the Gulf Coast region.An in depth look on all things in vogue, trendy in southern fashion, and sharing what it means to dress smart in the Crescent City will be discussed.

The luncheon would not be complete without a stroll down the catwalk. Emerging fashion
designer Dominique Ansari, who showed for the first time in New Orleans at Fashion Week New Orleans will presented a mini fashion of her latest collection. Ansari specializes in “Comfort Couture” and firmly believes that all women should feel relaxed and comfortable in their own skin.

Also on hand will be FestiGals spokesperson Sandra Dartus. Festigals will enjoy its fourth year this June of celebrating women, fashion and giving back in style with it's Bodacious Bras for a Cause luncheon. The ladies focused event (men are welcome too!) is dedicated to uniting women of all ages, professions and cultural backgrounds for an informative and festive weekend experience in New Orleans that empowers, focuses on timely issues and supports women’s causes. Dartus will even provide a sneak peek of celebrity-designed Bra-art to be auctioned off during FestiGals signature ‘Bodacious Bras luncheon in which proceeds will benefit targeted women’s causes.

Resident pianist and Round Table favorite Jim Walpole will entertain guests with his
musical styling throughout the event with a live performance by the 'songbird of New Orleans' singer Robin Barnes.

Delicious cuisine, endless champagne, live music and fabulous fashion! I can't think of a better way to enjoy lunch! For complete details visit -

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