In our first phone conversation, she told me she wanted anything white, silvery, icy, snowy, and sparkly -- even though she was going to be on the front of the Orpheus Parade float that had a different theme. We had a great time putting together the outfit, with my favorite part being the cocktail dress -- made from $300 a yard rhinestoned fabric from France. We had only one inch of that fabric left over. The collar was made like a Tinker Toy, to be packed in pieces and assembled in New Orleans. The snow queen was ready and packed up and flew to the Big Easy with our crew -- me, Matt, and Christine.