Letter From the Editor - October 2018
● By Robert Frey
Fall Fashion On The RoadIdeas for fashion shoots come to us all through the year. Some work, others don’t. This concept of using vintage and antique cars along with a road trip narrative has been one we’ve talked about for years, seriously, years. There are so many people in the Acadiana area with gorgeous car collections. The production manager, photographer and myself would text each other every time we found out about a new collection. “So-and-so has a car collection, too!” The first three people I asked to participate, Ted McIntyre, Charlie Sanders and Mayor Freddie DeCourt, immediately said yes. Their collections are so diverse and they could not have worked better as the non-fashion accessories to this shoot. We have a separate story on Page 48 dedicated to their individual stories of collecting cars.
Scheduling a multiple location fashion shoot outdoors in the fickle September weather (with vintage convertibles) is, at best, risky! But risks always pay off and I think the results speak for themselves. After having toyed with this idea for so long, I could not be more pleased with the outcome.
Each October, we honor breast cancer awareness month. But, don’t break out the Kleenex just yet. This year we are taking a look at Komen of Acadiana’s Big Wig event. It’s a story about the other side of the coin – the love and support our community wraps around those with a cancer diagnosis, and the ways you can get involved. There is also a story on how a group in Iberia Parish has made it their mission to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Both of these stories prove how dedicated Acadiana is to caring for their neighbors and putting an end to cancer forever (and having a little fun while they do it).