Anne Cassidy has always been enamored by art, especially fashion design. Her admiration motivated her to create her own clothing line, C. Major (nola) – a lifestyle brand for women meant for everyday living. Much of Anne’s inspiration comes from her mother, who has impeccable taste for clothing and art, and, along with her father, has always nurtured her creativity and encouraged her to pursue her passions. We sat down with Anne and asked her 10 questions.
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
I have a patented dance movie called The Landscaper™. Look for it Friday nights at the King Pin.
Describe your art in three words.
Bespoke, Elegant, Versatile.
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
I find inspiration in the juxtaposition of old school charm and the New Orleans that’s still evolving. The music, art, and food are so unique. The architecture and landscape here are classic, but never tired. I think C.Major (nola) captures that same sentiment.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
I just draw a lot. I spend a lot of time drawing and a lot of time looking & watching… and then more drawing.
Where do you draw inspiration?
Everywhere, literally everywhere. Everything is inspiration for something.
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
I’m constantly inspired by the classics; Chanel, Oscar, Audrey, and Grace. What I enjoy most is combining those timeless influences with what’s going on now. My biggest influences are my friends; they are all complete visions of glamour, and completely different. I know if I can appeal to them, I’ve hit my target.
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
The Preservation Hall Band, they are the definition of classic but relevant.
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
Eating, hopefully somewhere with live music.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
From dusk till dawn.
How would you describe C. Major (nola)?
C.Major (nola) is a lifestyle brand for women and a collection that is meant for everyday living. It is smart and demure, while at the same time impactful, and beautifully made.