What to wear

by Amanda Bedgood

IND Style preview

This is the time to really bring it. IND Style's celebration of all things style Thursday night at AcA is that rare event that begs for sartorial choices that skate the edge. 
Last year we died for Crystall Coroy's little black number for her walk on stage, Andre Broussard was a study in dapper gone a bit quirky and our own Robin Hebert was a stunner in her own reconstruction (she promises to deliver again with a little something made just for this event).

Roxanne Graham is also going the route of original design with a custom piece from the ladies at Coco Eros. Flirty, sexy and edgy are the order for her look. And we suspect to see some serious smolder from fellow honoree Angela Cole who has a Roberto Cavallli on tap in vivid red for her arrival and a stunner from Rafaelle's (hand picked by the man himself) for her catwalk moment. JD Mosley will no doubt bring his swanky polish to the stage in a three piece suit - he's still mulling over the tie. 
This IND styler and fellow IND fashion lover Kari Walker are going the way of my favorite color - black. Kari has a killer jumpsuit lined up - her canvas for standout accessories and hair and makeup. And this year I'm embracing the leather trim trend with a little something snagged over at Maven Womenswear.
So what should you wear? Something that speaks to your style. Pieces that may be a bit much for any other event. And something that, above all, makes you shine. After all, the committee for 2014 IND Style will have eyes peeled for the next line up of killer honorees. Style on, my IND Stylers.