There’s something beautiful brewing in Lafayette. It started at Fashion’s Night Out where the IND Monthly debuted and then continued for weeks of style-decked events. For years Lafayette’s fashion scene has been on the rise with boutiques and salons offering more and more each season that keeps local style mavens looking like globe trotters. And in September it’s as though it all came to a big fashion-filled crescendo with the INDStyle Awards serving as proof that Lafayette truly is home to some fabulously unique style. Style that is, well, independent. It’s a way of dressing up that’s fearless and just a bit infectious. Just the sort of style Party Girl loves to capture.
Fashion’s Night Out
Style seekers perused Main Street in River Ranch during Fashion’s Night Out with boutiques opening their doors late for trunk shows, champagne toasts, live music and fashion shows. Fashionistas got a first look at the first ever IND Monthly and over at “The Style Sheet,” our traveling photo backdrop set up that night at Another Broken Egg, we found more than a few well dressed dames (and dudes) we could all take a cue from in outfitting ourselves.
1. Michelle Haik and Lori Chapman
2. Chandelle Rougeau and Marissa Prejean
3. Muffy Leblanc
4. Hannah Petree
5. Lindsey Arrvebarrena and Traci Salter
6. Paityn Pilette and Charleigh Miller
7. Paul Hawk, Vanessa Coroy, Crystall Coroy and Elizabeth Bernard
8. Lori Leday and Laura Hebert
9. Melissa and Megan Menard
10. Eddie Gautreau, Brian Stoddard, Brandon Fontenot and Chase Leger
11. Dr. Michelle Carr and Angie Hollier
12. Barbara Ryan and Kathy Cox
13. Erin Luquette, Molly Northcutt and Rachel Luquette
14. Andre Hebert and Megan Olivler
The first INDStyle Awards brought out Lafayette’s most inspired dressing in an event that included killer models, an amazing fashion show and enviable award honorees. Seven stylish locals were honored during the event at AcA with celeb honoree Geno Delafose leading the pack in his iconic cowboy hat and starched jeans. IND Monthly cover girl Crystall Coroy wowed the crowd in a flirty black dress on the runway while Revolution Hair Salon stunned the crowd with a Big Hair Finale that was, to say the least, really big.
1. Lacey McCoy and Lisa Hannie
2. Hanna Herrington and Jarrad Lavergne
3. Carl Turnley and Virginia Reaux
4. Ben Landry and Monroe Stephenson
5. Melissa Palfrey, Larie Barnett, Candace Meche, Lori Perdomo and Skye Gifford
6. Sommer Parvino, Renee Helmer, Liane Abraham, Liz Landry, Amy Lewis, Laura Warren , Crystall Coroy, Bria Papia, Natalie DeJean, Ashley Hillman, Carol Ann Piccione, Emily Clark, and Anne Diehl
7. Carol Anne Piccione, Elizabeth Bernard, Maria Cole, Alfredo Gray, Angela Cole, Laura Waren
8. Rebecca Perrin Ouellet (hair by Revolution Salon)
9. Mohit Srivastava
10. Frances and Major Handy and Steve May
11. Vivek Choudry, Sarita Choudry and Roy Choudry
12. Iona Clarke, Abigail Ransonet, Ruth Ann Menutis and Harold Clarke
13. Curtis Roy, Sharon Moss, Lea and Kurt Carlton and Cherry Fisher May
14. Erin Stickney and Andre Broussard
Hitting the Haute Note
The fabulous Raoul Blanco brought some serious chic to the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra’s first Hitting the Haute Note event at La Marquise. The couture designer presented a collection of dresses both daring and demure to the delight of ASO (and Raoul) supporters. ASO Executive Director Jenny Krueger (looking beautiful in blue) served as the mistress of ceremonies for the event with a bevy of beautiful handpicked models showing off Raoul’s latest masterpieces.
1. Apiyo Obala and Travis Johnson
2. Maren Rosen and Lizzi Prather
3. Mariusz Smolij and Paloma Reyes
4. Monique Fremin, Roxanne Graham and Lori Duval
5. Tommy Michot and Paula Carson
6. Jenny Krueger
7. Raoul Blanco
8. Jennifer Anderson, Camille Ardoin and Dr. Kelly Cobb
9. Laura Ketteringham, Jenny Krueger and Donna Byrne
10. Models get their final touches
11. Meryl Bertrand with father Don Bertrand and sister Carly Bertrand
12. Paul and Lauren Baker
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