Modeling women’s shoes for sexual trauma awareness

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  Baton Rouge Area Chamber CEO Adam Knapp dances with Leonard Augustus to 'Nine to Five' in the 'Hunks In Heels' runway show benefiting the Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response Center. He says he agreed to a few hours of foot pain because 'sexual trauma and domestic violence are big concerns for me and my wife.'

The legs were hairy and the toes definitely not manicured in chic, rich-girl red, but that didn’t stop a dozen local men from stepping into a pair of sky-high heels for the first-ever “Hunks in Heels” runway show benefiting STAR. Each man had his own reason — some have known victims; others to … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Maggie Bowles

Maggie Bowles, spotted at a luncheon at

NAME: Maggie Bowles AGE: 28 OCCUPATION: Graphic designer at Tell us about what you’re wearing. “A Calvin Klein color-block dress, rose gold Sam Edelman sandals, miscellaneous Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer accessories with a Michael Kors handbag.” What’s the … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Danielle Honeycutt

Danielle Honeycutt

AGE: 31 OCCUPATION: Realtor Tell us about what you’re wearing: “I’m wearing a black vintage strapless jumpsuit with a sweetheart neckline, Jeffrey Campbell suede ankle-strap pumps and a milk bead collar necklace by Natasha.” What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten? “It’s all about mixing and matching to maximize your wardrobe … old and new, expensive pieces with less expensive … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Jimmie Williams Jr.

Jimmie Williams, nominated by a friend

NAME: Jimmie Williams Jr. AGE: 29 OCCUPATION: Retail manager of Brooks Brothers and CEO of Eimmij & Co. image consulting. Tell us about what you’re wearing. “I am a gentleman that likes to embrace color. My ensemble today consist … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Symil LeDoux

Symil LeDoux, executive director of the American Cancer Society.

NAME: Symil LeDoux AGE: 36 OCCUPATION: Executive director of the American Cancer Society Tell us about what you’re wearing. “A fitted tweed suit jacket with bell-shaped sleeves, black slacks with a black cami and black alligator … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Michael Mahoney

Photo provided by JOSEPH SERIO -- Michael Mahoney, ACT/SAT prep instructor, Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie.

NAME: Michael Mahoney AGE: 53 OCCUPATION: ACT/SAT prep instructor, Archbishop Rummel High School, Metairie Tell us about what you’re wearing. “A Zegna navy blazer, Ralph Lauren shirt and bow tie — all from Rubenstein … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Kelly Johannessen 

Kelly Johannessen, nominated by her mother-in-law, Gay Johannessen

NAME: Kelly Johannessen AGE: 52 OCCUPATION: Director of communications at United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana Tell us about what you’re wearing. “An orange, tomato and khaki Elie Tahari shift dress from Dillard’s, Sam Edelman … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Quint Forgey

Quint Forgey, at the 'Night at the Museum' fundraiser

NAME: Quint Forgey AGE: 17 OCCUPATION: Student Tell us about what you're wearing. "A pink, pinstripe linen suit from Brooks Brothers Gatsby collection. The shirt and cufflinks are Ralph Lauren Estate fit. The suede loafers are Steve Madden, and the pocket square is J. Crew." What's the best fashion advice you've ever gotten? "It's all about fit. Regardless of the cost or brand, if … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Tristi Charpentier

Tristi Charpentier, seen at the 'Dancing for Big Buddy' thank-you luncheon

NAME: Tristi B. Charpentier AGE: 30 OCCUPATION: Corporate giving administrator at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. Tell us about what you’re wearing. “My dress is from Banana Republic; the wedge sandals are from Calvin Klein; and my … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Dorey Matusicky

Dorey Matusicky, at the Companion Animal Alliance Fur Ball

NAME: Dorey Matusicky AGE: 32 OCCUPATION: Owner of Southern Comfort pet sitting, dog walking and pet taxi. Tell us about what you’re wearing. “A blue high-low dress with a yellow scarf tied around my … Continue reading →

Style File: Shelton Jones

Shelton Jones, seen at City Year's School House Rock

NAME: Shelton Jones AGE: 40 OCCUPATION: Capital campaign coordinator for the Baton Rouge Speech & Hearing Foundation Tell us about what you’re wearing. “A coral leather sleeveless dress by Susana Monaco … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Gracella Simmons

Gracella Simmons, spotted at Pennington Biomedication Research Foundation's 'The An?wer'

NAME: Gracella Simmons AGE: “Too old to admit!” OCCUPATION: Attorney Tell us about what you’re wearing. “My necklace and earrings are from Portugal; they were inexpensive but look like antique jewelry. A … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Anthony Barattini

Tony Barattini, at the Jefferson Beautification's annual Parkway Promenade.

NAME: Anthony Barattini AGE: 35 OCCUPATION: Director of operations for 1st Lake Properties Inc., New Orleans. Tell us about what you’re wearing. “The suit is a blue striped seersucker I purchased from Porter … Continue reading →

Style File for Feb. 26

Mary Grace Thurman

NAME: Mary Grace Thurmon AGE: 16 OCCUPATION: Hostess at
Juban’s Creole Restaurant Tell us about what you’re wearing. “My skirt and tights are from Urban Outfitters, my shoes are Blowfish and my shirt … Continue reading →

STYLE FILE: Dawn Dicharry

Dawn Dicharry

Name: Dawn Dicharry AGE: 38 OCCUPATION: Operations manager at Louisiana Radio Network and Tiger Rag Tell us about what you’re wearing. “An Ann Taylor blouse, INC leggings and leopard-print pumps by Gianni Bini.” … Continue reading →

Style File for Jan. 29, 2013

Amber Day, at a holiday luncheon benefiting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

NAME: Amber Day AGE: “A lady never tells.” OCCUPATION: Attorney with Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers Tell us about what you’re wearing. “A handmade wool poncho with various silk yarns and threads woven through. … Continue reading →

Auld wins 'Project Runway' All Stars

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLANDBaton Rouge designer Anthony Ryan Auld, left, is embraced by friend, fellow designer and competitor Joshua McKinley Thursday night after Auld was named winner of 'Project Runway All Stars II' during a watch party at the Capitol Park State Museum.

EDITOR’S NOTE: More on Anthony Ryan Auld’s “Project Runway All Stars II” journey will be featured in Sunday’s People section of The Advocate. A crowd of about 500 family and friends erupted into pandemonium Thursday night when Baton Rouge native son Anthony Ryan Auld captured the big prize on “Project Runway All Stars II”. … Continue reading →

“Style File” column for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

Susan Williams, seen shopping at Towne Center

NAME: Susan Williams AGE: 64 OCCUPATION: Sales Tell us about what you're wearing. "Gold Miracle Body coated jeans, they're supposed to look like leather; a black Dikton sweater with yarn embellishment; and black Naturalizer flats that are very comfortable - perfect for shopping. The purse is a leopard print calf hair. I got it at Russo Ross, which is also where I got the … Continue reading →

“Style File” column for Nov. 27, 2012

Dusty Manson, spotted at the National Philanthrophy Day Awards Luncheon

NAME: Dusty Manson AGE: "Surely you jest! Old enough to know better than to buy 5-inch platform heels, but young enough to wear them anyway and just walk very slowly!" OCCUPATION: Administrator for the local Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter and Planned Giving Council, and a speech/language pathologist. Tell us about what you're wearing. "A favorite novelty tapestry three-quarter-length coat; Doncaster Napa cream-colored … Continue reading →

“Style File” column for Nov. 20, 2012

Dennise Reno, spotted at the Manship Theatre Gala

NAME: Dennise Reno. AGE: 44. OCCUPATION: Art director/graphic artist. Tell us about what you’re wearing. “A silk leopard print dress by Zara I bought in Paris, black tights and Michael Kors booties.” Continue reading →