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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Monday's Blogs from the Bog!
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.
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.
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Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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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Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
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Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
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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.