- story and photos by Martha Whitney Butler
You've seen them. They sparkle, they glisten; they dance, laugh, and glow. Parading colorfully down the street during Lundi Gras, they twist and turn, wink and bestow hand-painted oysters upon parade participants.
They're the fabulous ladies of The Raw Oyster Marching Club and they're always dressed to impress! Lucky for you, these ladies are cleaning out their closets and purging them of a ton of sparkling fab finds.
On the third floor of Bay Emporium, you’ll find their booth, Haute Mess. It's really not that hard to locate, as the top of their booth is bordered with gold and red glittering flames from their debut at the Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse Lundi Gras parade, where they danced to the song, Fireball.
You'll find a variety of costumes, jewelry, party supplies, and accessories. They've even stocked their space with children’s costumes AND costumes for pets! The booth represents the life of the party that the Oysters have become. With the upcoming holidays and parade season on the brink, be sure to check out their space for some inspiring finds!
Not only are the Oysters selling their items, they're taking donations! If you would like to donate your costumes, shoes, jewelry, and party accessories, please email firstname.lastname@example.org OR message them on Facebook. So before you head off to Party City or zone out for hours poring through Amazon, remember Haute Mess on the third floor of Bay Emporium!
Come and visit with the fantastic ladies of #ROMCBSL at the grand opening of Haute Mess: Second Saturday, September 10th from 5-7 p.m. on the third floor of Bay Emporium.