Judy Dunn gathered a bevy of ladies at Oakbourne Country Club for the first ever ladies luncheon and fashion show to benefit Another Child Foundation and Love Inc. The woman who helms Dunn’s Furniture and Interiors was decked in her usual zebra with a hearty dose of accessories and a smile that never seems to fade.
That smile, on this day, was likely because she was making a difference in a cause close to her heart — Another Child Foundation. The organization helps children and families in some of Romania’s most impoverished areas and Judy herself has spent time in the country working to improve their lives. The luncheon was a first in Lafayette with a small sort of market before things got kicked off with goodies like Origami Owl from Sunni Bienvenu with proceeds going toward the causes. Ladies dined and checked out the latest in fall style from Lemon Drop, Birdie’s and Vanessa V. Boutique.
Sunni herself switched into model mode with a versatile top from Vanessa V. over leggings and she’s pictured with the ever fabulous Lindsey Falgout in a native print dress and easy boots with a pop of color on her scarf. The ladies of Vanessa V. are pictured at the bottom in just the sort of easy pieces and must haves for fall — wear every day comfy pants, bold scarves, ponchos and dresses that go now bare legged and into fall with boots.
But, it was perhaps Judy’s nod to Vergie Banks little red trike that most captured our hearts. She created a grown up version complete with zebra accents and, of course, bright red that went up for auction.
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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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