Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Becky's Birthday party

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier and the birthday girl Becky! 

Last week Désirée Joséphine Duplantier attended a wonderful birthday party of a good friend Becky. I have known Becky for over 11 years. I first met her and her husband Bob right before Hurricane Katrina as they were renting a lovely 1820's Creole house from another good friend Peter. We have kelp in touch all this time. After Hurricane Katrina when I moved to Baltimore, Bob and Becky would let me stay in the French Quarter weekend place. On one of these visits Becky made me one of my favorate Southern desserts. Blackberry cobbler! I still have the photo of it. I was out all day and when I returned a warm homemade cobbler was waiting for me on a marble nightstand. I will never forget this. The birthday party was fabulous. Upon arrival  Désirée Joséphine Duplantier was handed a 1850's coin silver mint juip cup with a wonderful cocktail inside! It was nice to see old Friends and make new ones. A good time was had by all. 


A surprise homemade blackberry cobbler left on my night stand. I friend actually made this for me.




Désirée Joséphine Duplantier getting ready for the party 

Wonderful 19th century Old Paris porcelain cornflower pattern dinner plates! 


Wonderful 19th century Old Paris porcelain wedding band & cornflower pattern dinner plates! 

Baked vegetables 

Pork roast stuffed with garlic and peppers. 

o'dourves

o'dourves on a Old Paris porcelain platter. 

19th century cut glass. 


Désirée Joséphine Duplantier

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier


The birthday girl. 


The Birthday cake. 


The birthday party! 

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier cake and 1850's coin silver mint julip cup 

The famous Poppy Tooker, culinary activist cutting the cake. 

Birthday wishes! 



Désirée Joséphine Duplantier and the birthday girl Becky! 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Introducing my alter ego Désirée Joséphine Duplantier!

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier 


It's time for me to come out of the Drag Queen closet on my blogg. For the past year and a half I have been doing Drag. My alter ego is the fabulous "Désirée Joséphine Duplantier". Désirée Joséphine Duplantier is a big mix of A Southern Belle, The "Golden Age" of Hollywood glamour of the 1930's,40's & 50s. The strong woman in my family and the French Aristocratic grande dame you might see sitting at a French cafe with her big hat and pearls on. Désirée Joséphine Duplantier started 2 Halloweens ago as fun and has blossomed into a big part of my life that I would like to share here on my blogg. Becoming Désirée Joséphine Duplantier has open up new doors for me as a person and artist. 


As a small child growing up in Mobile, Alabama I use to look at American movie classics. And wanted to be one of the iconic old Hollywood glamour beauties I saw as a child in the movies of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Désirée Joséphine Duplantier has open wonderful doors for Andrew LaMar Hopkins. Désirée Joséphine Duplantier has been invited to many fashionable party's, a week at a château in France, and to walk the red carpet at the Festival de Cannes. Désirée Joséphine Duplantier has become such a big part of the life of Artist and Antiques dealer Andrew LaMar Hopkins that I could not imagine sharing her on my blog or the world. Photo's are from the past year and a half of in the life of Désirée Joséphine Duplantier! 


Mardi Gras day in the French Quarter. 

1950's fashion Lundi Gras in the French Quarter @ a champagne and gumbo party 

Mardi Gras day in the Bywater

French Quarter Lundi Gras. 

Lundi Gras party with my French friend Nico in the French Quarter @ a champagne and gumbo party 

Lundi Gras in the French Quarter @ a champagne and gumbo party 

Lundi Gras in the French Quarter @ OZ

Mardi Gras day in the French Quarter 

Lundi Gras in the French Quarter @ a champagne and gumbo party with French friend Nico

Lundi Gras in the French Quarter @ a champagne and gumbo party 

Lundi Gras in the French Quarter @ a champagne and gumbo party 

Lundi Gras in the French Quarter @ OZ

Lundi Gras in the French Quarter @ OZ

Cute guys that came all the way from Pennsylvania just to see Désirée Joséphine Duplantier 

Lundi Gras lunch in the French Quarter. 

Lundi Gras lunch in the French Quarter. 

Guys with snakes on Bourbon street 

Mardi Gras day in the French Quarter 

Random cute English guy that came up to me on Bourbon street. 

Lundi Gras lunch in the French Quarter. 

Channeling Whitney Houston

At Drag Queen bingo. 

Valentines day 


Drag Queen bingo in the Quarter 

@ le château de Hopkins.

@ le château de Hopkins.



With French friend Nico. 

At the movie premiere of 'Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent'.

At the movie premiere of 'Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent'.

At the movie premiere of 'Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent'.

At the movie premiere of 'Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent'.

At the movie premiere of 'Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent'.

At the movie premiere of 'Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent'.

With my son Cyprian

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier & French friend Nico 

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier & French friend Nico 

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier & French friend Nico 

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier & friend Peter

Madame DéSirée Joséphine Duplantier and Pierre de Pontalba @The social event of the season. 

Madame DéSirée Joséphine Duplantier and the Frenchmen!

Madame DéSirée Joséphine Duplantier having dinner with The Baron's son Pierre de Pontalba

The QUEEN has arrived!

DéSirée eating popcorn, right out of a 1940's Hollywood movie!


Red Dress run

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier & American celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier & American celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier hanging out @ château Mont-l'Évêque!

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier hanging out @ château Mont-l'Évêque!

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier hanging out @ château Mont-l'Évêque!

Red Dress run

Red Dress run

Red Dress run

Red Dress run

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier hanging out @ château Mont-l'Évêque!

Désirée Joséphine Duplantier hanging out @ château Mont-l'Évêque!

Christmas party @ OZ. 

Christmas party 

Christmas party. 

Christmas party @ OZ.