Come Thursday night, AcA will have a different kind of art on display — the art of style. Fearless and fabulous style. Style from eight amazing honorees tapped for IND Style's second year celebration of all things style in Lafayette, style from the runway with nearly a dozen fantastic local boutiques and style, of course, from you. Tickets are going fast with the VIP section already sold out. For remaining tickets head to AcA's site.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a DJ that will get the pre-party hopping before the runway ignites at 7:30 p.m. We have art from local Michelle Fontenot and hair design and makeup courtesy of the ever innovative Aveda Institute along with a sneak peek at Moss Motors latest and greatest glam rides. Eats from seven local restaurants prove we're a destination for food and fashion. And there are the incredible sponsors like Shop Lafayette (the latest and greatest venture to promote our unique and ever growing shopping mecca in Lafayette), Party Central, Mason Specialty Tools and Zoom Photo Studio.
This year the party doesn't stop when the last model stomps as IND rolls out our official after party. We've got a DJ from 10:45 p.m. until 2 a.m. rocking Jefferson Street Pub for our official After Party of the IND Style Awards. And watching every last bit of this production from her ever-discerning lens will be Party Girl who's on the look out for the best in style at IND Style. See you there.
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