For his “Fancy-Ass Fat Tuesday Party,” Samuel Masters enlisted a acquaintance and banquet affair co-host, the artist Sally King Benedict, to actualize corrective cardboard crowns to bout the acceptable purple, green, and gold Mardi Gras blush palette.
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A hand-drawn allurement by Sally Baron Benedict.
Southern boy that he is, Samuel Masters doesn’t charge an alibi to throw a party. (See the Wes Anderson-themed bash he hosted aftermost November.) But one anniversary ago, back the arch of appropriate projects for fashion artist Lela Rose looked at the agenda and accomplished that Mardi Gras was bound approaching, he saw an befalling to accumulate accompany for a memorable pre-Fat Tuesday anniversary in his New York City apartment.
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That all the planning and beheading was activity bottomward as the bang off to New York Fashion Anniversary was basic didn’t assume to bother him. “I am crazy,” says the Alabama-born Masters, who was abysmal in the action of making affairs for the Lela Rose Fall/Winter 2015 presentation when his Mardi Gras affair began to solidify. “I consistently do things like this and again wind up blockage up all night aggravating to cull it off. But I adulation it—it’s so fun.”
A bloom of little gem lettuces was dressed with a bootleg albino vinaigrette.
Masters hand-embroidered cocktail napkins—and topped them with a apparel pearl—to bout the ability appetizers.
So Masters spent a anniversary of backward evenings acclimation an intimate, black-tie supper affair and creating a adapt for the event. “In Mobile and New Orleans, bodies absolutely go over and aloft to celebrate the holiday,” he says. “The food, the décor, the music—it’s like more is added is more!” He acclimatized on a acceptable green, purple, and gold color palette on the banquet table and congenital brownish accents throughout, including best admirable pieces that already belonged to his grandmother, pewter-rimmed dinnerware, mercury-glass votives, and gold flatware. Fashioned from a breadth of belted bolt acclimated in Lela Rose’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, the tablecloth became the backdrop for active gold and argent chaplet Masters had calm on a previous trip to New Orleans as able-bodied as amusing cardboard crowns advised by artist (and banquet affair co-host) Sally Baron Benedict. “It’s kind of attenuate to dress up to go to someone’s abode for banquet and actually sit at a busy table,” says Masters. “It was a absolute amusement for everyone but it was additionally absolutely adequate and comfortable.”