Life & Style2022-09-07T14:27:49-04:00

International Derby Fashion Show

Fashion Show Committee: Tawana Bain, Christine Fellingham, Faith Yascone and Randy Blevins | Photos by Kylene White and Rhyne Newton | Music by DJ Samosa | Entertainment provided by Chase Dean, B Simm and NCrediblez | Models provided by Heyman Talent | Backstage Beauty Team: Lauren Sutton, Jeannie Gonzalez, Delaney Gilkey, Shikeera Keith, Valentino Ideal, Danielle Johnson, Andrea Gregory, Adelyn Hudson, Nakaya Gore and Timeshia Dattilo Special thanks goes out to all International Derby Fashion Show sponsors: Fourth Street Live!, Heyman Talent, Paul Mitchell School, AFM Threads, Today's Woman, WHAS 11, I-Heart Radio, Louisville [...]

In the Kitchen with Damaris: Derby-Inspired Picnic

This month, Damaris serves up delicious dishes to go, so you can take the party menu along to wherever you do Derby– or the many outdoor events surrounding it. By Damaris Phillips | Photos by Kylene White When the weather cooperates, the most intoxicating day in Louisville is the first Saturday in May. The collective excitement of the entire city means that more than likely there is a way to celebrate that feels fun to you.   Maybe it’s at the track, maybe it’s at a friends’ annual Derby cookout, maybe it’s at one of the [...]

By |April 15, 2022|Life & Style|

The New Derby Dining Landscape

Post-Covid some restaurants have emerged – or reemerged – with interesting culinary creations and hip dining spaces. By Lennie Omalza   |   Photos By Mary Helen Nunn The past two years have been a wild (horse)ride for the restaurant industry. Every month, eateries are opening, closing, renovating, or rebranding. If you’re looking for somewhere new to celebrate the fastest two minutes in sports, check out these four brand-new places that have popped up around town.  Big Bad Breakfast When James Beard Award-winning chef and New Orleans native John Currence brought his love of breakfast to [...]

By |April 5, 2022|Life & Style|

Derby After Dark

Styled by Melissa Gagliardi and Christine Fellingham | Photos by Kylene White | Hair by Shayna Shearer for Calvin Mitchell Salon | Makeup by Sloan Winters for Circe Beauty Bar Our city’s 2-minute sporting event is more accurately a 24/7, week-long party that extends far beyond the gates of Churchill Downs. We took two models and a pile of pretty clotghes and millinery on a trip downtown to the history-drenched Black Jockeys Lounge on Fourth Street. Let our imaginary escapades and elevated ensembles inspire your own post-pandemic Derby celebration. Night Moves A ruched black dress looks [...]

By |April 4, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Life & Style|

Kitchen Envy

The test kitchen at the Lee Initiative house combines chic design with sparkling Monogram appliances. It is a carefully curated setting for flawless meals and festive gatherings. By Christine Fellingham | Photos by Kylene White Right about now, many Louisvilians are either finishing home renovations or wishing they’d done a few. The endless opportunities for entertainment in a post-pandemic Derby season tend to expose any inefficiencies in kitchen design or aging appliances. It’s when ice makers seem too slow, freezers too small, ovens too finicky and counter space too skimpy. And while some of us may fret [...]

By |April 2, 2022|Home & Garden, Life & Style|

Rethinking Royalty

We talk to this year’s Royal Court to find out what it means to be A Kentucky Derby Festival Princess. Written by Carrie Vittitoe | Photos by Kylene White | Styled by Melissa Gagliardi | Hair by Karen Stout and Laura Likins for Joseph's Salon and Spa | Makeup by Sloan Winters for Circe Beauty Bar Society’s idea of what a princess is and can be has changed over the years. While girls still may dream about being princesses, they often begin to wonder whether princesses are commended only for their beauty and poise and not their intelligence or activism. [...]

By |April 1, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Life & Style|
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