Party Girl for January 2014
Each year Richard Young pulls out all the stops for a holiday party that’s more than your average fête of egg nog and ugly sweaters. When he swathed The Victorian in custom sequin fabric he didn’t disappoint. We knew it would be a shimmering affair when the invites arrived with one word glittering and bold — Sparkle. The host himself rocked a glittering black jacket with jeans and sparkling converse, and his date, Nicole ElDarragi, was a shimmering goddess in white. One of our fav vintage fashionistas, Eden Skye, rocked a vintage dress from Sky Blue. IND Style honoree Angela Cole wore a spectacular fascinator and killer sexy silver dress. Maven’s queen bee Christina Barbier rocked a shimmering headpiece as well with a sequin-decked dress from her shop. Nichole Forstall was the sexiest little elf we’ve ever seen in a green velvet fur-trimmed dress. Sexy was the word of the night. Guests arrived to find a stripper pole courtesy of Vertical Barre, and as the night progressed more than a few ladies (and gents) took their turn. A fire-wielding performer took to the stage while a DJ spun jams old and new.
1 - Eden Skye and Amanda Bedgood
2 - Daniel Barbier, Shane Menkiewicz and Christina Barbier
3 - Nicole ElDarragi and Richard Young
4 - Jana Duncan and Nichole Forstall
5 - Dan Hare, and Angela and Chad Cole
6 - Andre Guillory and Rick Rowan
7 - Jason Thibodeaux and Victoria Toups
8 - Coury and Sarah Moss
9 - Liz Hebert and Prissy Wilson
Silver Bell Soiree
Supporters of the Lafayette Community Healthcare Clinic filled The Palmetto Club for cool drinks and a hot auction. Sharon Moss was a beauty in vibrant green while Elizabeth Abdalla was chic in black. Nichole Forstall was lovely in a deep green as well. And Elizabeth Rose was fabulous in a lace-trimmed dress.
1 - Elizabeth Rose
2 - Elizabeth Abdalla and Sharon Moss
3 - Raymond Martin, Heather LaFleur and Randy Haynie
4 - Francis and Connie Boustany, Nichole Forstall, Karen Hardy and Caroline Huval
5 - Bo and Jerry Ramsey, and Manny and Carla Gala
6 - Johnnie Gachassin, Julie Savoy, Barbara Olinde and Nick Gachassin
Breath of Life Gala
A glam evening and a great cause converged when the Allison Companies Breath of Life Gala rolled out the red carpet at River Oaks. Fine wines, delish eats and a killer auction raised money for cystic fibrosis research with Moss Motors offering up a seriously luxe ride on the auction block.
Photos by Samantha Lacombe
1 - Joe and Noelle Montgomery, and Bella Reed
2 - Steve Orlando and Shane Guidry
3 - Sharon Moss and Curtis Roy
4 - Jovette and Mike Mosing
5 - Steve and Lisa Orlando, and Bella Reed
6 - Mikie Guidry, Noshi Banno, Noelle Montgomery, Wade Vallery and Sarah Lognion
7 - Duchess Lavergne, Dallas Bodin and Brittany Gaschassin
8 - Christy Singleton, Sandi Stewart, Blair May, Sharon Piasecki, Rachel Dugas and Lauren McKnight
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Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's actions on immigration, hoping the latest controversy doesn't worsen her campaign difficulties.
Gay-rights advocates challenging Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban announced Thursday that they have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case before it is heard by a federal appeals court.
Thinking himself the “son of God,” the man charged with the 2013 killing of an officer of the Chitimacha Tribal Police will not stand trial following a ruling Thursday on his mental competency.
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