It’s that time of year again:  A time to eat, drink, and be merry.  A time to indulge, dance, and imbibe.  A time to be a spectator or even a be spectacle.   It is MARDI GRAS and it’s long-lived traditions, or celebrations rather, are known throughout the world.  French for “Fat Tuesday” Mardi Gras is a party like no other, especially in the Big Easy! So you are planning on joining in the festivities this year, but don’t want to look like a sequins and feather covered parade float? How about mixing one of the hottest trends of the moment into your Mardi Gras party ensemble: LASER CUT fashion.  These elegant laser cut looks in eyewear, apparel, and accessories will make for a very CHIC TUESDAY.

It is a running tradition to wear a mask on Mardi Gras, and interestingly enough those riding the floats during the Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans must do so by law!   Well, because we are all good abiding citizens, how about wearing a beautiful laser cut mask like this one? This indicate eyewear fashion statement is composed with filigree hand crafted metal, acrylic covering, silk ties, and features black and purple rhinestones.  Honestly, I would throw a masquerade ball somewhere between Mardi Gras and Halloween just to wear this mask again.

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You would easily be crowned the Queen of Bourbon Street with this elegant Venetian laser-cut mask.  I adore the fact that the mask manages to lay flatly in all the right places, and yet the butterfly-like design still aviates off the face.  This is the eyewear I would most certainly choose for my Mardi Gras fête because it is not only stunning, I know its been crafted with a quality lightweight laser cut metal and silk ribbon ties.  Case in point, this rhinestone adorned mask will be comfortable enough wear while celebrating into the wee hours of the night.

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If you are planning on keeping your top ON this Mardi Gras, how about working the party in this gorgeous laser-cut dress by Carven? Who needs all those Mardi Gras beads in this one of a kind sleeveless dress anyway? This cotton wonder will not only be breathable, but it’s dark black laser cut overlay will also prevent any noticeable spillage.  Heaven forbid someone spills their Hurricane cocktail on your dress, but just incase you’ll be covered! This dress would pair perfectly with a laser-cut Mardi Gras mask, and you will surely be the chicest thing in NOLA.

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Giving up shopping for Lent? Then I would definitely make these laser cut leather and and satin sandals by Sergio Rossi my last splurge! These sinfully glamorous pumps are everything that your laser cut Mardi Gras outfit needs. Are these not the most perfect pumps to wear with a butterfly mask? With stylish eyewear and 4.5 inch gold stiletto heals you will be flying high this Mardi Gras.

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The finishing touch to your complete Mardi Gras ensemble is this delightful handcrafted laser-cut clutch by Mary and Marie.  This little wristlette is the perfect hands-free accessory for keeping your essentials close by while enjoying the Mardi Gras parade.  It is constructed with nappa leather, and even features a makeup compartment inside, but for this occasion I’d like to think of it more as a carriage for the Baby you find in that Louisiana style King Cake!

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