It was a Party Girl Night-on-the-Downtown a couple of weekends ago, an evening spent bar hopping to get a glimpse of actress Stacey Dash (sooooo good as Dionne in the award-winning 1995 comedy Clueless), who’d been making the rounds all over town (dining at Pamplona and working out at the City Club — anybody spot her?) while shooting Bullet Films’ latest sci-fi thriller. My new friends-on-the-scene, Alison Gordon and photographer Isabel LaSala, helped me out all weekend, but we couldn’t find any of the movie’s stars. We started at Tsunami and Lounge, where we ran into Tiffany Dugas who looked great in her floral mini from Bevo’s, made a stop at the Green Room and then headed to Karma for way more high energy — a scene straight out of a Kanye West video! With no Dash in sight, we decided to turn the night into our own fashion show, and we got some terrific shots — thanks in large part to Isabel’s excellent photography skills. OK, so I gotta admit to being a bit surprised that some of the men were dressed to the nines; at least two of them we spotted in separate groups — Mike Ernest and Chris Roy — were wearing lines from Moseley & Hollard in River Ranch. These are two good-looking guys who really know how to dress and were in no short supply of female company. Suzanne and Jesse (it was just too hectic to get everyone’s last names), however, stole the couples fashion show — he in his chapeau, white T-shirt and tie and Suzanne in her fashion-forward haltered maxi.
Beginning next week, I’ll launch a new “Trendspotting” section on these pages, hoping to keep Lafayette’s partying crowd on top of the latest in local fashion.
Party On! — PG
Chris Roy and Amy Hebert
Tiffany Dugas at Lounge
Jesse and Suzanne
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Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation — if all the pieces fall into place.
BP says it recently obtained correspondence between Patrick Juneau's Lafayette law firm and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility showing he argued for liberal compensation, flexible documentation requirements and other terms that would help Louisiana claimants at BP's expense.
The circumstances surrounding the death last March while in the backseat of a sheriff’s cruiser of Victor White III, long a source of dispute by White’s family, have earned an investigation by federal officials.
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With six of the LPSB’s nine members poised for Pat Cooper’s termination, a request was filed Tuesday for a fast-tracked hearing on the federal lawsuit calling for the disqualification of two board members from voting on the matter due to bias.
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Louisiana's Republican Party has filed a complaint against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu with the Senate's ethics committee about her use of private chartered planes.
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An attorney signs up to run against LPSB's Mark Cockerham, and within a week a lawsuit is filed by a former LPSS employee in an attempt to disqualify him. Coincidence?
According to Gov. Bobby Jindal, President Barack Obama needs to stop talking about “justice” and start murdering people, even if we have to go alone.
A replacement is expected by January to fill the vacancy left when Greg Roberts resigned after allegedly pointing a fake gun at an engineer during a June meeting.
The Ragin’ Cajuns got off to a superb start Saturday night, and the Human Jukebox made the soaked season opener even sweeter for the third-largest crowd in Cajun Field history.
The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.
Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
While bogged down with qualifying candidates last month, Secretary of State Tom Schedler didn’t lose sight of the true endgame coming in November and December.
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A federal jury found attorney Daniel Stanford guilty Friday afternoon on eight of 13 counts for his role in the Curious Goods conspiracy.
Lafayette City-Court Judge Francie Bouillion has served on the bench for two decades since winning a special election to replace Judge Kaliste Saloom when he retired in 1994.
The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,575 rigs were exploring for oil and 338 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs.
A crew began erecting the 25-foot mini-wheel late morning Friday in anticipation of the evening’s Hottest Night of the Year party at the park.
Frances Boothe of Nunez, who also happens to be filmmaker Stephen Meaux’s grandmother, prepares a cool-weather fave.
The magazine's senior football writer also predicts a break-out year for Saints fourth-year running back Mark Ingram.
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The LPSB is poised and ready to move forward with the termination of Pat Cooper following a discussion Thursday with the attorney hired for the investigation of the superintendent, but a decision of this magnitude should be left up to the new board seated in January, especially with three pro-investigation board members bailing out come the new year.
Fiery style for game day
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Gulf Coast ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina have begun.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says there is little known about the effects of tiger prawns on indigenous Louisiana shrimp. But, officials say the reports they're seeking will help state biologists monitor the distribution of the prawns and determine the possible presence of spawning populations.