This IND Styler loves a fashionable dynamic duo. And last night at Palates and Pate there wasn’t a shortage. The fete for Acadiana Outreach Center at The Victorian started with delish eats in the aged home in Broussard (it was all about the Charley G’s turtle soup apparently) before the crowd headed to the sparkling tent.
Richard Young was on hand with promises that certain pieces of this set up were but a preview of his epic Christmas party bash we’ve just penned on our calendars. Speaking of all that glitters: Erica Courtney. The celeb fav jewelry designer (trunk show at kiki today, by the way) looked beautiful in a black dress. At least I think it was black. This IND Styler is still seeing spots after getting a good look at the 11 carat Mandarin garnet ring Erica was sporting. Her sister (and artist) Cezanne Nails was lovely as ever in a black and white dress with sparkling black flowers. On the arm of uber talent Carl Groh in a dapper suit, Cezanne and Carl were quite the artful combo. Kiki Frayard was the lady in red in a demure little dress and sexy heels while daughter Katie Culbert was boho chic.
In the way of fashionable platonic pairs, there are few that do the scene like Stephen Barker and gal pal Victoria Toups. Mr. Barker wore sparkling loafers and a bow tie of his own creation while Victoria was that combination of thoughtful dresser and effortless in lux pants, metallic top and sexy cool jacket. IND’s own Jenna Fontenot was a doll in a beret with her sexy smart girl red glasses (you know how I feel about hats) while her sis was sexy funky in leopard print.
Ryan Rogers of exboyfriendmaterial.com was as interesting in person as he is on the page (err, online) and a lucky fellow with beauties Amber Champion (amaze in lace trimmed black) and Lindsay Mallia (fabulous in leather) on each side. But it was perhaps Jimmy Mallia that outdid them all in a dashing suit and bow tie. Proof that looking the gent is anything but boring.
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JUL 24 This post on the Red Stick Blog reveals nine facts about Mike the Tiger, the LSU mascot who turns nine this week. That's interesting and all, but the best part of the post is the video of Mike playing around with a visitor, just like any other kitty. A massive, deadly, 400-pound, roaring kitty.
JUL 24 DIG Baton Rouge tells us about a local chef who makes an appearance on one of the Food Network's inexplicably stupid competition shows, Cutthroat Kitchen. The chef, who also appeared on Master Chef, talks here about Cajun and Creole cuisine and its place in American food.
JUL 24 Political consultants who switched candidates in midstream to work with Jindal buddy Garret Graves on his Congressional campaign are being sued by their former employer, the Picayune tells us in this post. Among the allegations? The firm started working for Graves before they left his opponent's campaign.
JUL 24 The recent articles about a study that found America's happiest cities are here in Louisiana have produced some raised eyebrows among those who have actually been to Shreveport and Baton Rouge. But the Today show did some research, and produced this article which talks about stuff that doesn't really represent those two cities. Are we still going with the drunk, fat and stupid brand?
JUL 24 Here's a story on Huffington Post that explores the connection between Gov. Bobby Jindal and the charter school business that sued him Tuesday over Common Core. The head of that business is recalling all the good stuff Bobby had to say about the curriculum - you know, back when it was cool to like it.
JUL 24 Blogger CB Forgotston has found another problem with the 11th hour bill that tacked $30K onto State Police Commander Mike Edmonson's annual retirement check. The move was missing a financial assessment that's required by statute. This is a red flag that was missed, CB says. You think?
JUL 24 Blogger Mike Deshotels prints a statement from three BESE members who are supporting the legislators who are suing the governor over the Common Core mess. He adds his own personal comment, as well.
JUL 24 The Lens is hosting a panel discussion on the cost of coastal restoration, and who should pay for it, next month in NOLA. It is planned to be a discussion of the realities of the coastal restoration master plan and its current funding, as well as what the future holds.
JUL 23 Blogger Stephen Sabludowsky is attempting to clear away some of the smoke that Bobby Jindal's been blowing about our economy. The press releases and "presidential campaign claims" of Jindal notwithstanding, the outlook is not that rosy, Sabludowsky says. He's got some comment here from the head of GNO Inc. as well.
JUL 23 This post on Mashable says Louisiana is poised to be the next (and better) Hollywood. Sure, blogger Travis Andrews is talking Louisiana in general, but the focus really is on New Orleans. And that's fine, because if NOLA and Hollywood get into a ambiance/food/style/crazy contest, we like NOLA's chances.
JUL 23 Here's New York Magazine's profile of Edwin Edwards, a well-written, thoughtful (and still unvarnished) look at Louisiana's most famous felon. There's a lot of history, but author Mark Jacobson doesn't get bogged down in pedantic rehashes here. It's a really good read.
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