Tuesday, 01 October 2013 01:00
by Amanda Bedgood, Style Editor
Fall is for Fashion
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 By Amanda Bedgood, Style Editor
September is the month for fashion globally. Lafayette is no different. It all kicked off with the IND Style Awards at AcA where nearly a dozen boutiques brought their best, eight honorees proved they were more than worthy of the IND Style stamp and a crowd was so brimming with fashionistas that I was getting whiplash.
Honoree Roxanne Graham brought the leather-trim trend to life with a dress she designed along with the ladies of Coco Eros while Amy Guidry showed off the power of the voluminous ’80s shoulder and gold lame. In fact, we aren’t the only ones who loved the ’80s. The folks over at Maven Menswear and Womenswear rocked The Breakfast Club with vivid color and unexpected shapes.
Vanessa V. gave us an eclectic mix of Americana from native-print sweaters to fur vests and camo. Model Lacey McCoy brought out the big guns, literally, with a rifle to match her tough girl ensemble. And a military jacket and leather-trimmed moto leggings were a huge hit on the runway from the ladies of Knotting Hill. Leather was everywhere. This IND Styler wore a leather trimmed vest while we spotted Brother’s Alicia Mouton in a leather-trimmed dress. Last year’s honoree Crystall Coroy wore a beautiful sweetheart neckline top of leather, and Prissy Wilson showed up in beautiful leather pants. Amy Lewis of Shoe La La reminded us why the black and white trend will remain timeless with a striped dress, and perhaps the most timeless beauty of them all was Nicole David, who rocked a baby bump in a gold dress from Shoe La La, showing off a style that was so very Marilyn Monroe with red lips and polished hair.
September rounded out with the Tinsel & Treasures Style Show before Judy Dunn’s brainchild — a luncheon and style show to benefit Another Child Foundation — debuted. All were filled with beautiful women, national trends and beautiful clothes. And what’s even more beautiful is that these shows are the kick-off for a season of events full of even more fashion. Right here at home.
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OCT 1 Bobby Jindal is sure doing his best to court the far right; this post on TIME magazine says he'll be over in Oklahoma today to stand beside the billionaires who own Hobby Lobby while they announce a Bible "museum." In Washington D.C. (Wonder if there will be an exhibit on Matthew 19:24?)
OCT 1 Blogger Ian McGibboney is taking a look at the penalty call that is causing a stir. During a Monday NFL game, a player for the Chiefs executed a Muslim prayer gesture following a touchdown. The NFL has announced that the call was wrong, but Ian's not so sure.
OCT 1 Looks like hoards of whining college students and (extremely unflattering) satire can make a difference: The Advocate reports here that lease talks have reopened for Highland Coffees, a coffee shop near the north gates of LSU. Earlier this week, dismay was unleashed when the paper reported that the shop would be closing because its landlord had other plans for the space.
OCT 1 Blogger Mike Deshotels is outlining the flaws he sees in the so-called "Value Added Model" of teacher evaluation. It basically seeks to pay teachers according to how their students do on tests. (Sure hope they don't start using that model for doctors!) He's got a lot of information here, not just about the plan but about the people involved - and their history.
OCT 1 Columnist Jim Beam breaks down the difference between ISIS and ISIL, along with origins of each group and what has been reported about them over the years. It's a good clear primer if you're one of those continually confused by the names being thrown around.
OCT 1 Blogger Tom Aswell brings us up to date on the latest mess surrounding the Office of Group Benefits, which handles health insurance for state employees. It ain't pretty, and it has left Tom pleading for anyone who might be remotely competent in the Division of Administration to get in touch with him.
OCT 1 Look out! Some enterprising individual, who knows how to register a domain, has pulled off a stunning bit of hilarity here. Not long ago, blogger Lamar White Jr. gave us a post on Louisiana Family Forum, and how it is not a charity but is instead a tax shelter for a lobby. If you go to the interwebs and type in "louisianafamilyforum.com" you will find Lamar's story. Heh.
SEP 30 Here's another story that makes Louisiana look backward; blogger Manny Schewitz writes about a church that won't allow AA to use its facilities because those boozers might track in some gay. Every time he sees one of these, as he calls them "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" type of stories, he always starts wishing: "Please don't let it be Louisiana... Please don't let it be Louisiana..."
SEP 30 This post on PoliticusUSA, an extremely liberal blog, takes aim at Bobby Jindal's disingenuous attempts to play both sides against the middle on the evolution/creationism issue. Jindal is "dutifully serving his Koch masters" on the climate change issue as well, blogger Rmuse writes.
SEP 30 Ever wonder what goes on in a football locker room following a game like Sunday's embarrassment? Here's a post on ESPN about the "reality check" the Saints had. Among the comments: "Right now we're not a very good football team."
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