Food meets fashion: finding style inspiration in Baton Rouge dishes

Finding style inspiration in Baton Rouge dishes

If there’s one scene in Baton Rouge that inspires, it’s the bars and bistros where we spend our evenings. Food is the fabric of our culture here, and it flavors everything we do. Why not let it inform our wardrobes, too?

Vibrant color palettes, rich textures, stark shapes—these are the details of some of Baton Rouge’s stunning dishes, and they’re also the inspiration for a dynamic and unforgettable look.

Creative direction: Kaci Yoder
Photography: Tate Tullier
Styling: Elle Marie
Makeup: Katrina Liza
Hair: CeKeisha Williams
Model: Taylor Andres
Shot on location in Spanish Town Historic District
Special thanks to the local makers of hair product LyricV Edge Control


Green tea crepe cake
12 layers of green tea crepes filled with matcha cream and topped with matcha powder, accompanied by fresh berries
From Umami Japanese Bistro

Esley geo print top, $38
Gold triangle necklace, $28
Gold pendant necklace, $32
Gold earrings, $28
From Bella Bella

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Assorted chocolates
A selection of treats including white chocolate peanut butter cups, dark chocolate nonpareils, salted caramel chocolates, cookie dough truffles, black and white truffles, amaretto truffles and white chocolate truffles
From Chocollage Gifts & Chocolates

Sam Jullan top, $110
W by Winji palazzo pants, $132
From Champs Élysées

Gold and silver crushed pendant, $28
Gold drop earrings, $28
Qupid mixi shoe, $44
From Bella Bella

Stylist’s own

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The Crawaffle
A house-made corn waffle topped with crawfish au gratin and surrounded by a ring of Louisiana molasses
From Goûter Restaurant

LUSH Modal sleeveless midi tank dress, $46
Cadence natural bag, $100
Wooden piece necklace, $32
Gold wrapped necklace, $38
Fringe gold earrings, $28
Gold matte arm bracelet, $24
Gold bracelets, $24
Breckell’s Sylvia shoes, $38
From Bella Bella


Cookies and cream ice cream
From-scratch ice cream made with milk from LSU cows and mixed with crushed chocolate cookie pieces, topped with fudge sauce
From the LSU Dairy Store

LUSH dress, $58
Gold cone crushed necklace, $32
Gold double-strand necklace, $38
Gold earrings, $28
Amazon natural snake sandals, $58
From Bella Bella

Faux fur clutch
Made by stylist


Green Monster Roll
Snow crab, cream cheese, cucumber and coconut shrimp rolled in rice and topped with strawberries, avocado and kiwi, served over plum sauce
From Tsunami

Cotton Candy wrap maxi, $58
Eliza handbag, $50
Black and gold necklace, $38
Gold drop earrings, $28
Gold bracelets, $18 each
Kristin Cavallari Chinese Laundry shoes, $98
From Bella Bella

This article was originally published in the July 2016 issue of 225 Magazine