Sometimes there’s just too much fashion for one blog post. Such is the case after last week’s IND Style Awards. Today, we talk crowd favorites. While the fashion on the runway was killer, it’s the everyday fashionistas who put their own spin on what it means to be an IND Styler that tend to truly impress.
It really was all about the leather. This IND Styler wore a leather trimmed vest, Alicia Mouton of Brother’s rocked a fall floral with a leather trim that was quite subtle, Prissy Wilson was smashing (did we say smashing?) in leather pants and a fantastic little jacket with leather details. IND’s own Laura Ketteringham was rocker chic in her leather pants and soft gray top. And last year’s breakout IND Style winner Crystall Coroy was part ladylike and part edgy in a sweetheart neckline leather top and flirty skirt. Proof that there’s definitely a way to demurely balance the leather trend.
In fact it was all about balance at IND Style. Robin Hebert struck that balance in a unique design that was soft pastel (huge fall trend) and sweet lace with a back that was sexy low. Last year’s IND Style winner, Mad Men loving Mallory Juneau, was also rocking the pastel lace in a chic little dress in blush. Then there were the metallics. Randi Landry was killer in a matte sequin dress of black and gold she snagged over at Herringstone’s. But, it was Nicole David that perhaps outdid them all. Sporting a belly bump with a due date in October, she was a stunner in a golden dress from Shoe La La (that’s right, no maternity dress for this gal) with the full Marilyn Monroe treatment. The owner of Mon Reve and beauty maven had retro red lips with polished hair that was modern cool with a vintage vibe.
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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.
OCT 31 Given the things Bobby Jindal has said and done since he's been governor, it's a pretty safe bet he thinks we're a bunch of dummies. Apparently, he's sure President Obama is one, too. This story on Huff Post quotes Jindal as saying the president - a graduate of Harvard Law - should sue to get his money back. (What should a Brown biology grad who doesn't believe in evolution do?)
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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