|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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The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The vibe of the tribe done modern
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
Prepare yourselves for sun
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
Queen Evangline and King Gabriel ruled Tuesday night
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
IND Style does Gabriel
Newsy bits for the fam
The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.