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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