The IND Style awards brought out dozens of models in fall’s best new pieces for a show that was on fire from playful ’80s from Maven to lux furs from Raffaele’s and high fashion everyday wares from Vanessa V. Boutique. Kiki’s gals were decked out with the best in clothes and beautiful bags (of course) while the ever-eclectic edgy boho gals of Hemline rocked tie dye and a bit of leather. Shoe La La ladies were a vision in simple shapes and statement shoes, and Sky Blue brought its vintage game with demure dresses like the beauty on Eden Skye. Herringstone’s head gal — Hannah Herrington Lavergne — stomped the runway in a goddess gown, and Park Lane proved being ladylike can be anything but boring. The lady and gent duos from Brother’s brought us from easy everyday looks to dapper suits and genteel cocktail, while Knotting Hill showed us moto and military just may be the perfect marriage. All proof that variety is the spice of life and style.
1. Fashion mavens gathered in the lobby of AcA before the IND Style Awards runway show
2. Don Holbert
3. Nandi Linscombe
4. Eden Skye
5. Andree Dupuis
6. Angela Cole
7. Roxanne Graham
8. Paige Barnett
9. Elizabeth Tauzin
10. Victoria Toups
11. Lauren Norfleet Bercier and Sherman Mire
Acadiana Center for the Arts transformed into a high energy house of fashion for the second annual INDstyle Awards featuring eight stylish local honorees and a runway show of fierce fall fashion. Party Girl was on hand before the show to capture style and glamour on the red carpet. Show goers snapped camera phone pics for wardrobe styling inspiration, while honoree Don Holbert was the surprise of the show strutting the catwalk with man’s best friend in tow. The evening ended with a salute to participating retail sponsors — Brother’s, Herringstone’s, Hemline, kiki, Knotting Hill, Maven, Park Lane, Raffaele/Dolci Modi, Sky Blue Clothing, Shoe La La and Vanessa V.
1. Andreah Rivero, Malcom Stubbs and Solange Noriega
2. Roxanne Graham, Linda Terry, Barbara Oertling and Pat Holder
3. Tommy Michot and Paula Carson
4. Travis Gauthier and Kari Walker
5. JD Mosley, Shaquana Lewis, Katherine Gordon and Justin David
6. Angie Simoneaux and Mallory Juneau
7. Belle Landry LeBlanc and Michelle Fontenot
8. Rickey and Valerie Miniex and Jennifer and Chip Jackson
9. Odie Terry and crew
10. Don Holbert and entourage
11. Madeline Salvatierra, Anette Gossen and Marianne Dupuis
12. Randi Landry and Ryan Rogers
13. Raffaele Raimondi and Angela Cole
14. Aimee John and Stephen Barker
15. Mike Bass and Erin Zaunbrecher Bass
The American Cancer Society’s Wiggin’ Out at Scandals raised money for cancer and eyebrows of party-goers often caught mouthing: “Who’s that girl?” Wigs transferred ladies into hippie chicks, disco queens and fiery red heads, but Josh Bourgeois was dubbed crowd favorite in his purple mohawk — which perfectly matched his prize-winning loot, an LSU ice chest. The always stylish Nandi Linscombe was spotted in an avant garde ginger hued ’do alongside her dad, and cancer survivor, Lance donning a sky-high platinum afro that was this Party Girl’s favorite of the night.
1. Christy and Josh Bourgeois
2. Ron and Brandie Hayes
3. Nandi Linscombe and Amanda Bedgood
4. Lance Linscombe, David Esta and Nandi Linscombe
5. Shawna Boothe, Rachel Sudul and Michelle Boudreaux
6. Shannon Duhon, Holly Haley, Shelly Maturin and Ron Hayes
7. Denise Gaines, Paul Bosworth, Kevin Ste. Marie and Troy Guy
8. Shannon Duhon, Holly Haley, and Ron and Brandie Hayes
9. Misty Geer and Brittany Andrews
10. Josh Bourgeois and Holly Haley
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Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
St. Patty's Day crafts
The former star of Saturday Night Live throws in his 2 cents on the Big Oil lawsuit.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, March 10, 2014:
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The vibe of the tribe done modern
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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