It’s without question that New Orleans is considered to be one of the music capitals of the world. You can spend an entire day popping in and out of music venues throughout the city and still not hit half of them. Despite the overwhelming competition when it comes to the best places to see live music, One Eyed Jacks sets itself apart as downtown’s premier destination for hip buzz bands and occasional intimate performances of big names on the music scene.
What was once an old French Quarter movie house and reputed speakeasy now serves as one of the best sightlines in the city due to the raked flooring. Appropriate to its history, One Eyed Jacks boasts a swank atmosphere featuring flocked crimson wallpaper and mid-20th-century pinup nudes on black velvet. Not only does this venue hold a special place in my heart because of the memories I’ve made in this little oasis, but I’ve gotten to see some incredible acts before they hit big – Odesza, Caribou, Kurt Vile and Crystal Castles to name a few!
At any given show or event that takes place, you can always count on seeing an eclectic mix of people whose fashion sense is entertainment in itself. I’ve been many different people upon entering OEJ and I appreciate any opportunity to play a role in how I dress. For this look, I was inspired by the decor and history of music legends who have played here. There’s something effortlessly “cool” about musicians. Their ability to give something so simple as a white tee the WOW-factor. For me, it was an oversized tank with dramatic wide-leg trousers. I’m really happy the captain hat has come back into play, which adds a more beatnik feel to the ensemble. Scroll down below to check out some similar looks I put together!
Photos by Kelsey Campion