Live Capitalized: On Trend

Want to hear a little high-fashion secret – one even Victoria doesn’t know?! If you aren’t from the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, YOU TOO can stay “on trend” with us by attending Oneofakind Baton Rouge Fashion Week, which showcases the latest and greatest in Capital Region couture. 

The three-day affair starts February 22 and ends with an iconic “Big Night” fashion show February 24, with part of the event’s proceeds benefitting the Louisiana Museum Foundation and the LSU Museum of Art.  

Check out four local designers whose styles you’ll spot on the runway: 

  • Altrage by Kelby Bell, Baton Rouge – With a mission to create life-changing clothing for customers, this brand specializes in handmade clothing for men and women. Old-school chic! 
  • JustJoe by Joe Hodge, Baton Rouge – Described as a “modern day, relaxed version of Hollywood glamour that has effervescent out of the box influences…” Whoa, they had us at “Hollywood glamour.”  
  • HD Bling by Dana Ayo, Port Allen – Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend! This independently-owned line encourages women to express themselves through B-L-I-N-G, pairing the highest-quality crystals with each fashion design.  
  • Meghan’s Closet, Baton Rouge – Calling all trendy toddlers! Established in 1976, this classic children’s boutique offers fine clothing, monogramming, gifts and accessories for infants and children. 

Don’t hate us because we’re beautiful – you can get the Baton Rouge look yourself! Get your ticket to watch and learn. 

Flavor of the Week: The Bengal Tap Room

R.I.P. Mardi Gras 2018. If you’re looking for a place to pay your respects to the end of carnival season, check out the newly opened Bengal Tap Room, a sports bar on Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge. 

Enjoy Pint Night with all the beers on tap, and a free pint glass with your purchase of a Southern Craft beer while supplies last. Even if you can’t make it on Pint Night, the hub still has all your usual sports bar favorites, like fried pickles and burgers. 

Stop by February 15 at 6 p.m. to (responsibly) drown your sorrows! Share a picture of your pint with us and you may just end up on our blog

Workin’ It: Director of Development

An area organization is seeking a director of development to set and execute strategy to build annual support for the organization’s work throughout the South Louisiana community. Primary job responsibilities include prospect research and opportunity development; revenue strategic planning and goal management; donor experience, board engagement, and information management; and cross-functional mobilization and executive leadership.  

The ideal candidate is a sophisticated verbal and written communicator, highly organized, a team player, learns continuously through regular feedback and is passionate about realizing educational equity in South Louisiana. Candidate requirements include at least five years of experience, knowledge of the philanthropic landscape of South Louisiana, and prior experience managing a market, portfolio of clients/constituents, or operation towards measurable goals. 

Interested in learning more about this position? Email

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about the job, employer or organization, email 

My Baton Rouge: Cheerleader Champs

Three cheers for Baton Rouge! Our cheerleaders sure know how to bring it. A few area schools’ squads swept the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Disney World last Sunday.  

Cheerleaders from St. Joseph’s Academy won the championship, walking away with the Super Varsity Division II title and placing first in all three routines performed. Live Oak Junior High School cheerleaders placed second in the nation in the Large Junior High Division and won the 2018 Medium Varsity Division I Championship for routine. Lastly, Central High School’s squad won the 2018 Large Varsity Non-Tumbling National Gameday Championship. 

Spreading the hometown spirit? That is my Baton Rouge. 

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email 

Out on the Town

  • Big Buddy Burger Bash, February 21, support scholarship awards to deserving Little Buddies graduating from high school by chowing down on delicious burgers 
  • Forum 35’s Hidden Figures February Social, February 22, celebrate this year’s One Book, One Community initiative with Baton Rouge Area young professionals at Tsunami 
  • Wild Game Cookout, February 24, taste a delicious collection of wild game suppers while helping raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at this Erwinville event 
  • TEDxLSU, March 3, experience Baton Rouge’s premier TEDx event and hear ideas worth spreading 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.   

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