The Mystic Krewe of Nyx hosted its fourth annual Nyx Myx Masquerade Ball Saturday evening in the Grand Ballroom and Grand Salon of the Hilton Riverside New Orleans Hotel.
Reigning as Goddess Nyx IV is Mrs. Jenna Frazier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Frost and wife of Mr. Bob Frazier. She wore a gown of gold Victorian beaded and bouillon lace over 24 karat gold lamé. A traditional Medici collar embellished with Austrian crystals and rhinestones matched her gown. The goddess wore a crown heavily accented with gold Swavorski crystals. She carried a matching scepter.
Frazier and her husband co-founded Twisted X Boots. The goddess’ interests include scuba diving, snow skiing, traveling, reading and anything that involves her beloved city of New Orleans.
Nyx Captain Julie Lea, wife of Mr. Chris Lea, led the ball. She wore a gown of white peau de soie adorned with a mixture of silver and gold Austrian crystals and rhinestones. Hand-sewn imported gold braid and crystal stones accented the trim of the ensemble. A matching collar featuring white imported ostrich plumes complemented her gown. A clear Swavorski crystal crown and scepter completed the captain’s attire.
The krewe officers, set apart by wearing white opera-length gloves, and the float lieutenants were presented.
The 2015 grand marshals are The Dixie Cups.
The masked women of the krewe wore gowns in various styles and colors, making the presentation colorful and exciting. Following the presentation,
The captain unveiled the krewe’s poster.
A contemporary Carnival tradition occurred when the Nyx captain and goddess met the 2015 Zulu king and queen, Mr. Andrew “Pete” Sanchez and Mrs. Janice Sanchez, also a Nyx member, at center court. The royals exchanged gifts.
The Nola Nyxettes entertained the crowds with a dance performance. A mini-parade lead by New Orleans Police Department motorcycles and the Warren Easton High School Band performed for the attendees.
The enthusiasm in the ballrooms continued into the supper dance where members and guests danced to the sounds of the MoJeaux’s and No Idea band.