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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District 2 school board candidate Simon Mahan is hoping to unseat first-term incumbent and former Carencro Mayor Tommy Angelle in the Nov. 4 election.
District Attorney Mike Harson is showing his desperation by falsely attributing quotes to his opponent and blocking journalists from his social media.
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The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.
New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor.
The recently established Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association will host a special viewing of the upcoming New Orleans Saints taking on the Carolina Panthers in the open air of Parc Sans Souci on Thursday, Oct. 30.
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Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.
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Law firm unveils newly renovated 200-year-old building.
UL grad named web developer at BBR Creative
Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
High-rise apartment building, parking garage, hotel and retail part of new development.
A common thread runs through many of those we oppose: Enshrining in the Constitution protections on programs and their funding sources has had a disastrous effect on Louisiana’s most important economic development engine.
"I am extremely disheartened by the political machines that are attempting to hijack my efforts along with others that advocate for children."
Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising.
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Louisiana is drowning, quickly.
Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state.