Raoul Blanco never does things halfway. And so we are waiting with breath that is bated for the opening of his new studio on Congress. The longtime couture designer has been in Lafayette for some time (by way of NOLA by way of Cali by way of even more big cities and bigger endeavors) working with clients one on one from their home or his. But, he gave us the scoop over at IND Style that he's going to be setting up a studio on West Congress.
"Right now going mad with Mardi Gras," is Raoul's current state of mind.
But, he assures us that Mr. Fabulous known for his utterly unique pieces and super (as in Versace) luxe threads and hand beading will be debuting a fabulous space in less than a month. The location he has tapped is the current home of Dulin Interiors at 1915 West Congress Street.
Stay tuned for more scoop as Raoul sews up the last details.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.