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MKFF Celebrates 2019 Gala and Crowning of Queen Pamela Prout Foxworth-Carter

posted Feb 25, 2019, 1:30 PM by M.K. Femme   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 2:04 PM ]

         Femme Fatale 2019 Gala Celebrates Story Time

In an imaginative wonderland filled with mystery, fantasy and fun, the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale celebrated its sixth year on Friday, February 22, 2019
in the La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with the theme, “Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale Presents Story Time.”

Mrs. Pamela Prout Foxworth-Carter, daughter of the late Mr. Clifford Prout and Mrs. Jeraldine Prout, reigned as Femme Fatale queen 2019.

The queen wore a white silk peau de soie gown embellished with Swarovski crystals, colored gem stones, and silver and gold appliqués. The mantle was adorned with her majesty's signature fox and the iconic Femme Fatale bejeweled lips compact. The collar was adorned with white, orange and green plumes, crystals and a crown with colored Swarovski crystals depicting a rainbow. The monarch wore a silver rhinestone-encrusted crown with coordinating crystal scepter.

Queen 2019 Pamela Prout Foxworth-Carter

Queen 2019 Pamela Prout Foxworth-Carter

A native New Orleanian, her majesty is married to Karen Foxworth-Carter. She has one son, James Cardriche III, and two grandchildren, James IV and Ireya. A graduate of George Washington Carver Senior High School and Southern University at New Orleans, the monarch is a project manager with the Housing Authority of New Orleans.

Maids to the royal court were Mmes. Karen Foxworth-Carter, Vonda Rhea Copes Dunn, Miss Ruth Marie Hayes and Trellis Thompson Stevenson. They wore embellished orange gowns with complementary headpieces adorned with crystals and plumes in snow white, orange and green.

 Karen Foxworth-Carter

 Vonda Rhea Copes Dunn

 Ruth Marie Hayes

Trellis Thompson Stevenson


Her Majesty’s princesses included Misses Riley Proffit, Khloe Proffit, Stella Palacios and Myla Boines. The princesses were presented in white organza ballgowns with a heart-shaped cutout in the back. Their headpieces were made of crystal white and gold flowers. 

Mrs. Sharlayne Prevost, president, highlighted the importance of the theme, stating “the ladies of MKFF will always empower, encourage, inspire and uplift.”

Officers and board members presented included Mmes. Yvonne Mitchell-Grub, secretary; Lisa Diggs, treasurer; Catherine Phipps, chaplain; Joan Cooper-Rainey, parliamentarian; Bherita “Bambi” Hall, corresponding secretary; Ann Marie Allen, financial secretary; Dr. Takeisha C. Davis, parade captain; Kimberly Early and Michele Hayes.

The grand marshals, Grammy-winning recording artist Irma Thomas, and Essence Festival Empowerment executive producer Gina Charbonnet, were ceremoniously presented.

A musical tribute to Thomas was rendered by Gina Brown, Rochelle Cook and Wanda Rouzan. New Orleans native Choppa also performed, as well as Shamarr Allen and The Underdawgs and DJ Polo 504, with surprise guest performer T-Ray the Violinist.