Fashion Feature WED, JAN 2 1:06PM
by Amanda Bedgood
The regal colors of Mardi Gras. The splendor of sequin-decked queens. The drama of feathers, sumptuous fabrics and bold design. Welcome to a season of royal, epic proportions. The carnivale has begun.
Fashion coordinators Amanda Bedgood and Robin Hebert
Photos by Robin May Shot on location at Jefferson Island Makeup by be. Salon Head dresses courtesy of Krewe of Carnivale en Rio
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Shaquana Lewis in a Harold Clarke couture gown created for IND Monthly
Nandi Lindscombe in a navy one shoulder dress from Ballins LTD. Each year Josephine rules Bonaparte in a navy dress. Gold The krewe of Victoria celebrates its 20th anniversary with a gold year. Megan Martinez in an accordion pleat strapless Jessica Simpson dress from Knotting Hill. Red and Black The ladies of Xanadu are traveling to Paris this year with a theme of black, red and gold. Katherine Gordon in a body hugging dress from Charisma. Royal Blue Triton’s royalty is going true blue this year, and Alison Howard pays homage in a sweeping cobalt dress from Charisma. White Each year Gabriel’s queen in a regal white dress steals the show. Shaquana Lewis shimmers in a white dress from Belle Amie. Space Age A sleek silver dress pays homage to Rio’s space theme for its Brazilian fête. Emily Babineaux in a hugging dress from Hemline. Rainbow The most colorful krewe of all — Apollo — promises to be wild with its jungle theme. Robin Hebert wears a sparkling multi-color dress from Charisma.
Remembering Ricky Rees
The veteran police officer remembered by friends for his large and small acts of kindness will be laid to rest Wednesday.
Zachary Barker takes helm of the Opportunity Machine
Zachary Barker continues making waves in Lafayette’s business scene, mostly recently being named director of the Opportunity Machine.
Lafayette’s ‘sinking ship’ is cash flow positive
“We’ve crossed that magic threshold,” LUS Director Terry Huval says.
Shakin' at the Shack
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Child porn nets deMahy 2 years in prison
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.
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A curious compact
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It's good, it's bad and it's just plain crazy.
Saving Saturday Night
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Posthaste vs. HART FORTENBERY
Lafayette’s gene pool has been host to a long line of eccentric characters who have blurred the lines between crazy, genius, disturbed and curiously entertaining.