There's nothing quite like someone with individual, independent, fearless style. Lafayette is full of them. But, only eight made the cut for us over at IND Style. On Sept. 19 you'll have a chance to see them live and on stage during our second IND Style Awards at Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Our winners run the gamut from dapper gents like JD Mosley and sharp dresser Ben Berthelot to quirky Burton Durand and laid back cool Don Holbert. Ladies that topped our list are bubbly Roxanne Graham, fearless Jillian Johnson and vintage lover Amy Guidry along with Angela Cole, who marries sexy and sophisticated flawlessly. Each of our honorees have a unique sense of dressing, their own thoughts on just what style means and in the September issue of IND Monthly you'll meet each of these style mavens before they hit the runway.
The 2013 IND Style Awards also include a killer runway show with retails spots including: Brother's on the Boulevard, Hemline, Herringstone's, Kiki, Maven, Shoe La La, Sky Blue Clothing, Vanessa V., Knotting Hill, Park Lane and Raffaele Furs/ Dolci Modi Ltd. with presenting sponsor Moss Motors. VIP tickets go for $75 with runway seating while theatre seating runs $45 a ticket and standing room only $25. To buy tickets to go AcA online at acadianacenterforthearts.org or call 337-233-7060. For VIP tickets call Robin Hebert at 337-769-8603 or email
Roxanne Graham (photo courtesy FACE Magazine)
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OCT 31 The National Journal posts another story from its visit to NOLA, this one about the struggling Vietnamese shrimpers in the area. The publication has been looking at how the state is recovering from Katrina, nine years later.
OCT 31 The New York Times posts this look at Louisiana politics, and how national issues are forcing out the old-time local politicking. Of course they mention EWE, aptly described as an old-time politician known for "charming one half of the state and mortifying the other."
OCT 31 Here's an AP story on the ABC site about Louisiana's chicken little response to an international medical conference planned in NOLA this weekend. Organizers (who are actual physicians, as opposed to the hand-wringing state officials who issued the edicts) say the orders are "unfortunate" given that a main focus of the meeting was Ebola.
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OCT 31 Us old folks are used to a two-party system, although most of us aren't sold on its success. But what if that system wasn't in place; what if politics reflected the true level of diversity among voters? That's what an LSU student is dreaming of in this editorial. He sees the two parties' control of our politics as limiting.
OCT 31 And you thought the Senate race was dirty. This post on the Forward Now blog tells the story of a Shreveport mayoral campaign worker who was paid to "infiltrate" and "sabotage" an opponent's campaign. Karma's a beeotch, though, because turns out the guy really liked the "enemy," and now he's supporting her. For real.
OCT 30 The National Journal offers this analysis of Bobby Jindal's willingness to stump in any Senate campaign that's not in Louisiana. Why is that? The Journal asks some GOPers and finds that the answer is one we already know: he's so unpopular here, because he's been so busy running for President, that his support might be "toxic."
OCT 30 Blogger Tom Aswell is still all over the OGB mess - and all by himself, apparently. In this post, he's revealing orders from the Jindal administration to destroy records from the state employee health insurance plan. Those orders (he's heard) have angered the Secretary of State and caused an administration lawyer to quit her job. Wow!
OCT 30 A NOLA lady has alleged she was drugged and raped at a Bywater club that had a clothing-optional policy until recently, and she's now become the victim of a smear campaign, columnist Jarvis DeBerry writes in this post. She chose to reveal her story and her name, and she's being punished for that now, he says.
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