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
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
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Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
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State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
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Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
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Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
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