Tell us about yourself.
I was born in Denver and raised in New Orleans. I am morning traffic director for Channel 4, director of the New Orleans Saintsations, our NFL cheerleader team, and I work closely with my brother (Sonny Lee)'s foundation, Son of a Saint. I'm a mother of two, wife and social butterfly.
How do you describe your personal style?
I like clean lines and fitted clothes. Because I am so tall— 5'11" — it's hard to find things that fit me. It has to be very simple. I don't like a lot of patterns and color. I choose very simple but bold statement pieces, like jewelry, a watch or bag.
Tell us about what you're wearing.
My dress was made by Pedram Couture (www.pedramcouture.com) for the Son of a Saint gala. I just loved the Champagne-colored velvet fabric. Nude colors look clean and simple. I don't want my clothes to make the statement — I want to make the statement with who I am. He added lace on the shoulders to make it fancier, and I like how the lace went down to my hand. The shoes are Jessica Simpson. She makes really comfortable shoes. I wear a lot of Reagan Charleston jewelry (www.reagancharleston.com); she's one of my best friends. My earrings are Kendra Scott.
Any tips for dressing for holiday events?
You need a statement piece. Something needs to sparkle. It's the holidays, so whether it's a sequined skirt or bold piece of jewelry, you can get away with being super shiny, just like how at Halloween you can get away with being super sexy. You can adorn yourself the way an ornament adorns a Christmas tree. A lot of people wear green and red, but you can still wear blue, purple, gold or silver during the holidays. Wear comfortable shoes, and pantsuits and jumpsuits are great, because it's normally cold.
What's your next big holiday event?
I have an annual girls' lunch at Galatoire's. They decorate the tables, you dress up and wear hats, and it's loud. I'll totally dress up in a tulle skirt and sequins.
What's inspiring you now?
As a former dancer, movement inspires me a lot. I'm somebody who talks with their hands all day long. I'm a very dramatic, expressive person, so I am drawn to movement in the arts, paintings and in people. It inspires me so much.