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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The Baton Rouge Republican has repeatedly battled a perception within his own party that he perhaps wasn't the best choice to carry the GOP banner.
Even if Jimmy Graham's production dips while the star tight end recovers from a shoulder injury, it looks like Drew Brees won't have much trouble finding other targets.
A former campaign manager for Senate candidate Rob Maness is striking at the Republican contender's tea party support, saying Maness only sought to appeal to conservative organizations because he needed money for his campaign.
Ninety-two percent of public school teachers were rated either effective or highly effective in a report the state issued marking the second year of a new statewide evaluation process.
School board members Mark Babineaux, Hunter Beasley and Tehmi Chassion can vote to fire Cooper — because we all know that’s exactly what they’ll do.
District 2 school board candidate Simon Mahan is hoping to unseat first-term incumbent and former Carencro Mayor Tommy Angelle in the Nov. 4 election.
District Attorney Mike Harson is showing his desperation by falsely attributing quotes to his opponent and blocking journalists from his social media.
The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.
New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor.
Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.
"I am extremely disheartened by the political machines that are attempting to hijack my efforts along with others that advocate for children."
Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state.
State education officials are preparing to release performance scores for public schools and public school districts.
Saints coach Sean Payton is starting a new week by emphasizing, repeatedly, the many good things he noticed during New Orleans' latest loss.
We will be offering our recommendations on the constitutional amendments tomorrow.
The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuits against BP and other companies involved in the worst U.S. offshore oil spill.
White registration is down by 7,700 voters while black registration has shot up by 7,100 voters.
Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders.