|Photo by Robin May|
|Bottom row, left to right: Christina Barbieri, Maven; Delanna Menard, Aveda; Emily Clark, Knotting Hill; Kay Outz, Raffaele/Dolci Modi; Hanna Herrington Lavergne, Herringstone's; and Sharon Moss, Moss Motors. Second row: Daniel Barbieri, Maven; Larie Barnett, Sky Blue Clothing; Vanessa Vicari, Vanessa V; and Katie Frayard, kiki. Top row: Chef Robert Sandberg, Jefferson Street Pub; Alicia Abdalla Mouton, Brother's; Marty Thibodeaux, Party Central; and Guz Rezende, Jefferson Street Pub.|
As with all things, the success is in the details — and in producing this event, there are literally thousands of them. From the audition requirements for the runway models to the great venue the Acadiana Center for the Arts provides, our production team and retail partners make every choice knowing that The INDstyle Awards event is a showcase for Lafayette as a mecca for great shopping, from classic looks to edgier trends.
The choice of honorees also reflects that range of styles. This year’s list includes Ben Berthelot, Angela Cole, Burton Durand, Roxanne Graham, Amy Guidry, Don Holbert, Jillian Johnson and JD Mosley. You can read all about them in this issue of IND Monthly. We applaud their collective fashion sense and support of this event, which in turn supports the Dolly Parton Imagination Library project of the United Way of Acadiana’s Women’s Leadership Council.
The event would not be possible, of course, without sponsor support. Thanks to Sharon Moss of Moss Motors, who has supported the spirit of this event from its start as The Big Hair ’Do, and to Jeanie and Steve Domingue of Mason Specialty Tools, who signed on as supporting sponsors last year. Coordinating food and beverage service this year is Jefferson Street Pub, Don’s Seafood Hut and The Petroleum Club of Lafayette. Party Central is our event production sponsor.
The fashion retailers are, of course, the real stars of the show, and this year’s group of INDstyle retail sponsors includes Brother’s, Herringstone’s, Hemline, kiki, Knotting Hill, Maven, Park Lane, Raffaele/Dolci Modi, Sky Blue Clothing, Shoe La La and Vanessa V. It’s the job of our show production team to make them look great on the runway; that team includes Robin Hebert, Bob Pastor, Simone Foreman and Jasin Muffoletto. The Aveda Institute will provide styling for hair and make up.
Come see all the great reasons to shop Lafayette. Tickets are on sale now. Runway/VIP tickets are $75 each and include a pre-party.
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Black Friday shopping begins; Pope visiting Turkey; oil prices decline and more national and international news for Friday, November 28, 2014.
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The fight to clean up Lafayette Parish could get some added ammunition with two ordinances up for votes Tuesday by the City-Parish Council targeting litter-bugs.
A divided 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a Lafayette district judge’s ruling absolving the co-owner of a New Iberia accounting firm of liability in an embezzlement case.
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By striking a deal to lessen the blow of health insurance changes on state workers, school employees and retirees, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lowered the volume of criticism but gave itself and local school boards a new budget headache.
With the airport tax coming up for a parishwide vote in about a week, the Broussard City Council and its mayor have come out in support of the proposal.
Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.
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The U.S. rep billed LSU for work allegedly performed on the same days Congress voted on major legislation and held important committee hearings on energy and the ACA.
“I am only getting a little nervous about two projects — the proposed Sasol GTL facility [not the new ethylene plant] and the proposed G2X facility — both in Lake Charles. They need a hefty difference between oil and natural gas prices to make sense.”
Abysmally low participation by the public has prompted the council to scuttle the 2014 survey with plans to simplify it and try again next year.
The village now says the ordinance will likely be overturned and authorities will more vigorously enforce existing leash laws.
Lower oil prices also might slow the growth of oil production in parts of the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because it will no longer be so profitable.
Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.
A Lafayette woman faces up to 20 years in prison for running up more than $1 million in unauthorized charges to her company credit card.
Signs that our state’s banking industry is undergoing a downsizing in 2014 were further confirmed today with the FDIC’s latest figures showing a third straight quarter in which Louisiana lost more banks and earned less money.
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State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income.
Battered all night by Baltimore's relentless pass rush, Drew Brees could feel his protection collapsing and Terrell Suggs getting ahold of him as he urgently unloaded a pass to the right flat toward tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a convincing defeat at the polls on Nov. 4, Earl “Nickey” Picard has decided to let bygones be bygones with his former right-hand man Brian Pope, announcing his support for his former employee’s runoff bid to become Lafayette’s next city marshal.
Saturday the athletic department did everything possible to ensure the 2014 Ragin’ Cajun seniors remembered fondly their last home game. Rain and lightning never arrived but turbulence did in the form of the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Even stranger than the Republican Party’s decision to hold a “unity rally” earlier this month for Congressman Bill Cassidy in a Baton Rouge bar, Huey’s Bar, was the fact that the establishment was named after Louisiana’s most famous Democrat.
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After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on different applications like oils and pills.
Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host.