The catwalk came to the Crescent City courtesy of Fashion Week New Orleans. The show highlighted prêt-a-porter fashions of local boutiques and retailers throughout the Gulf Coast region and gave undiscovered and emerging regional fashion designers a platform to display their collections. Designer Patti O’Brien-Roy, a Lafayette native who lives in Breaux Bridge, debuted a runway show of her children’s line Fairy Fashions. Another Cajun Country native, Anna Mixon displayed her jewelry line, Mixon by Anna Mixon, which consists of chains in a silver or gunmetal finish and large, bold pieces designed to accentuate various parts of the body: head, back, neck, legs. Fashion Week NOLA was spearheaded by Tracee Dundas, a St. Martinville native, USL fashion apparel graduate, and owner of AboutFaces MTM, a New Orleans-based modeling agency. Proceeds from the event’s silent auction benefit charitable and educational programs in the city.
|Lafayette native Anna Mixon’s jewelry
|Organizer Tracee Dundas|
|Designer Anna Mixon (right) with models||Model Sydni Broussard of Lafayette|
|Designer Patti O’Brien-Roy of Breaux Bridge
preps her model
Lafayette’s business, government and artistic leaders welcomed Australians John and Vickie de Margheriti, founders and owners of the nonprofit Academy of Interactive Entertainment and game development companies Big World Technology and Micro Forte Studios, at a packed reception at Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro. The reception was sponsored by LUSFiber, Lafayette Utilities System, Louisiana Digital Gaming Initiative, Opportunity Machine, the George Rodrigue Foundation for the Arts and Jolie’s. The three Australian companies are looking for a brick-and-mortar home in Louisiana to set up a video gaming school that will be directed by Dr. Christopher Erhardt, head of schools for AIE in the U.S., who started up three institutions down under.
|George Rodrigue, Julie Calzone, Jacques Rodrigue and Steve Santillo||Ryan Haynie and Brett Mellington||Joey Durel, Ryan Haynie and Jean Paul Coussan|
|Dr. Paula Carson, Bryan LaGrange, Bob Miller and Ruth Ann Menutis||Terry Huval, Mona Simon, John de Margheriti, Joey Durel, Frank Ledoux and Allison Dickerson||Evan Smith, Jason Tate and Jeff Pellegrin|
It wouldn’t be a first, however, as the Chamber has thrown money behind Landrieu before.
The Democratic incumbent, seeking her fourth term in office, is a strong supporter of the Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. companies.
Summertime floral with panache
Three bedroom St. Martinville traditional or three bedroom Lafayette contemporary cottage
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The world is a politically tense place these days with hot spots ranging from the Middle East to Ukraine. In Louisiana and Mississippi, where the political chessboard tends to be a lot less threatening and at times entertaining, this election season is living up to expectations.
As this year’s budget process slogs forward and the Lafayette Parish School Board maintains its hard-headed stance against using any of its more than $60 million reserve fund, another slate of critical programs have rolled through the chopping block, despite the ramifications for the school system.
Meat, cheese and veggies piled high on Texas toast
American companies export smog; UN calls for cease-fire in Gaza; fist bump keeps germ transfer down and more national and international news for Monday, July 28, 2014.
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Louisiana has joined nine other states in support of Indiana’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that the Hoosier State’s ban on sam-sex marriage violates the Constitution.
The eclectic vibe of summer
Three bedroom River Ranch cottage or four bedroom Youngsville traditional home
The parent of Investar Bank says its second-quarter earnings fell to $1.1 million or 26 cents a share from $1.7 million of 44 cents a share in the same period a year ago.
1,554 rigs were exploring for oil and 315 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,770 active rigs.
The Saints are being cautious in an effort to minimize risk of re-injury.
Most personal auto insurance policies exclude coverage when people charge money to drive others in their personal vehicles.
In this letter to the editor, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb (the board's former president) weighs in on the difficulty behind this year's budget process, calling out a number of his fellow board members over their inability to drop their power struggle with the superintendent and make the interests of the students a top priority.
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LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.
As New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke about the opening of training camp, steep, tree-covered mountains were in full view behind them.
The family of fallen cyclist Lon Lomas is speaking out after the release this week of the man charged with his death.
"The solutions are obvious: undo consolidation, or amend the charter to make this hybrid attempt at a new form of government work better."
A refreshing twist at a Lafayette institution comes served with a black bean salad stuffed avocado
Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.
Three bedroom Sunset Victorian or three bedroom Opelousas Acadian home
Louisiana designer commissioned for NYC Awards gift
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal for his attempts to undermine use of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana's public schools.
Business First Bank has announced plans for a Baton Rouge market expansion through a merger deal with American Gateway Financial Corp.
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