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
Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.
Three bedroom traditional Lafayette home or three bedroom Breaux Bridge home
Style market slated for old Artesia
The city prosecutor has released the case file for Lafayette Parish School Board member Tehmi Chassion’s simple battery complaint against Superintendent Pat Cooper, and the seven witness statements given to police illustrate two very different scenarios.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana fell one spot in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access.
A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
Saints again bring playoff aspirations into 2014 campaign.
New details in the case against the man arrested for last week’s bomb threat and bank robbery has surfaced, including a MidSouth Bank surveillance video showing the alleged suspect attempt an early-morning bank robbery.
Citing conflicting witness accounts, the city prosecutor will not pursue Tehmi Chassion’s allegation of simple battery against Superintendent Pat Cooper.
Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Smoked meat, fresh sides and the best boudin around
Michael Sam focuses on making the team; Christians flee Mosul; Kerry at work in Middle East and more national and international news for Wednesdays, July 23, 2014.
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers opens on Johnston.
Cirque du Soleil effortlessly combines circus art with beloved Michael Jackson hits.
Kelly Guidry Open House
Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards sued Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday over his actions against the multi-state standards, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
An arrest was announced this morning in connection with last week’s bomb scare at UL Lafayette.
Attorneys, judges and others interviewed by LaPolitics expect 15 to 20 district judge races this year.
"I feel like I'm under siege," an attorney said recently over drinks at Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge. "We all do. Every time I turn around somebody wants a check. District attorney races. The judges. They're killing us."
As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.
Unlike those swindled by Bernie Madoff, the victims of Texas businessman Robert Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme won’t be getting any relief from the Securities Investor Protection Corp.’s emergency fund after a recent appellate court ruling.
Acadiana's Top 50 Private Companies
It would be an understatement to say Schumacher Group had a challenging year in 2013.
Hampton Toyota has been serving Acadiana as the premier Toyota dealership for more than 10 years. And now, the glossy Johnston Street dealership is looking forward to a makeover.
Even when Floyd Degueyter is on “vacation” he’s hard at work.
As the second largest metal heat treating company in the country, Analytic Stress Relieving Inc. has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 1979.
When the Prohibition era came to an end in 1933, Joseph R. Streva saw an opportunity to make a little extra money to supplement his day job.
When a hurricane hits, Brent Mouton doesn’t run. The convenience store chain owner is proof that the challenges of mother nature can almost break a business, but Mouton learned to grow out of temporary closure from near devastation in 2002 and of lost potential revenue.