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A la Maison: Wrapping Up

A cashmere scarf emanates elegance while keeping you warm

For all of its cloudlike-softness, cashmere is a perpetual winter staple. When you want to add an enduring touch of luxury to your winterwear, reach for a cashmere scarf, like this handmade plaid beauty from Koi in the Oil Center. This scarf, made in Germany, features pops of royal blue and holiday red intertwined with shades of gray, black and winter white. Wrap it around your neck underneath your favorite coat or toss it over your shoulder to compliment an every day sweater.

456 Heymann Blvd. Suite A. Lafayette. 337-237-5833. Koiboutique.com


ABOUT THE OWNER

When Karen Anderson opened Koi in September of 1990, the Oil Center was not the hub of Hub City shopping and dining it is today. Koi has had a front row view to the Oil Center’s growth from its Heymann Boulevard home. Since its inception, Anderson said she looks for “good quality, but affordable” items.


IN YOUR CLUTCHES

Take party talk into your hands with this stunning conversation piece

When designer Joi Mahoney’s grandmother taught her to sew at age 12, she couldn’t have predicted the path she set her granddaughter on. Mahoney, who graduated in Fashion Design at UL Lafayette, creates alligator skin handbags under the moniker of JOI handbags. It takes two-and-a-half to three hours to create each bag, like this textured blue-toned clutch.

“Sewing and making things by hand has always been what my work revolved around, and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Mahoney.

JOI handbags, joihandbags@gmail.com


 

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