Mardi Gras 2023 is upon us!
If you live anywhere near South Louisiana or South Texas you know this time of year is filled with balls, parades, barricades, music, beads, kind cake and fun!
To express our excitement, a few friends and I got together for a little project. Why not combine Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras in the most fun / sexy way?
>>ENTER MARDI GRAS BOUDOIR<<
Where are the beads and purple, gold and green colors? If you aren't from Acadiana area, you may be wondering what this getup is about. This costume is part of the Cajun Mardi Gras tradition, worn for a Courir de Mardi Gras, where costumes are made from brightly colored strips of fabric, tattered and fringed. The costume includes a mask that is meant to protect your identity and a hat or capuchon. The capuchons are meant to mock or make fun of figures of authority.
The costume includes a mask that is meant to protect your identity and a hat or capuchon. The capuchons are meant to mock or make fun of figures of authority.
People in Acadiana get really creative when making their costumes for the Courir or "run". Adding flare of personality and style to a costume is a growing trend. The women of Acadiana are really stepping it up, and our friend Rachel had the cutest dress, hat and mask that she made herself!
Sexy Mardi Gras fox? Why not! Sexy Courir runner? Who says that's not a thing?!?
It was super fun incorporating all of my fun poses I use for my boudoir clients with my good friend Hailey for our Mardi Gras Boudoir session. I really like how the bright colors photographed against the dark/ moody background, typically reserved for boudoir.
Our photographer, April Courville decided to change up the mask from full coverage to just to be more foxy. Some masks cover the entire face and others only cover partial face. Note: these masks also protect you from embarrassment if (when, honestly) you make a fool out of yourself on Mardi Gras day.
We hope wherever you are, you take a little Mardi Gras spirit and celebrate with us! After all, you can still pass a good time, eat king cake, wear your beads and listen to Professor Longhair! Cajuns all across the state will be dancing through the streets this year in Louisiana to celebrate the many ways we do Mardi Gras.