Beauty and Fashion

There’s Some New Horses in Town – Gallopalooza Statues in Louisville

Seen the new Gallopalooza horses around town? The theme of the 2015 Gallopalooza III  is Bridles and Bourbon. They were unveiled April 17-19 Gallopalooza has produced several hundred life-sized and colorful equine figures that you can see in front of businesses, homes and attractions around the city. There are 70 new ones this year — including  some 6-foot julep cups and a bourbon barrel in addition to horses. The statues from Gallopalooza III will be displayed around town through the summer, with a charity auction of the figures planned this fall. Brightside benefits from the profits, with a Ninth Street landscaped gateway…


It’s a Dress of Roses on Louisville Uncovered

Cyndy Tandy has uncovered another local gem, just in time for Derby. This is the “uncovered’ story of the “Rose Dress” created by Amy Streeter, owner of Susan’s Florist! Louisville model Shannon Burton will wear the dress for Derby. Decorated with some 600 red “Freedom” variety red roses, the dress walks the red carpets at the best Derby galas, and you will see it on the Red Carpet again on Derby Day at Churchill Downs.  Hand created, it truly is a Louisville original, and embodies the spirit of Derby! 


Horse Industry Legend, Philanthropist Marylou Whitney to be honored by Louisville’s Churchill Downs

Louisville, Ky., – Marylou Whitney, whose accomplishments and generosity in the worlds of Thoroughbred racing and philanthropy have garnered national acclaim and admiration for decades, will be honored by Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) with the designation of “First Lady of the Oaks” during the celebration of the 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies scheduled at the Louisville track on Friday, May 1. The designation of a “First Lady of the Oaks” has been part of the tradition of the Kentucky Oaks since 2009. The honoree is a special individual who has celebrated women’s causes through professional and personal…


NBC Ramps Up for Derby Coverage on TV

141st “Run for the Roses” Saturday, May 2 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC 15 NBC Sports Group Commentators to Contribute to NBC & NBCSN Telecasts Beginning Wednesday, April 29 Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski Reprise Roles as Fashion Experts NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Kentucky Derby on NBC with Exclusive Camera Angles and Analysis NBC Sports Radio Provides Live Coverage of the Kentucky Derby for the First Time New Social Offerings for NBC Sports Group’s “Peacock Paddock” Include a Vine 360 Booth & 55-inch Touch Screen STAMFORD, Conn. –  NBC Sports Group presents 15.5 live hours of Kentucky…


Louisville KY Brings Artist-in-Residence to Town

from Metro Government… LOUISVILLE KY – Louisville Metro Government’s first artist-in-residence is in town soaking up all things Derby, leading to the creation of an original art piece later this year. Benjamin Duke, a Louisville native who has created and displayed art throughout the world, is the first artist selected for the city’s new artist-in-residence program, which is being funded by a private, anonymous donor. The initiative will each year bring an artist to Louisville — or tap a local artist —to create one significant new art piece for the city’s permanent collection at no cost to city government. “Arts truly…


Festival Spins for a New Queen in Louisville KY

Louisville, Ky. -With the traditional spin of a wheel Briana Lathon of Louisville was named the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen at the 57th annual Fillies Derby Ball in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel. Briana is a senior at Centre College majoring in politics. She is a New Horizon scholar, has studied abroad in France and Ghana and plans to attend law school upon graduating. This year’s Derby Festival Princesses anxiously awaited the traditional spin-of-the-wheel, performed by Fillies President-elect Linda Miller. The other members of the court include: Kathryn (Katy) Ashby of Hanson, KY, a junior at…


Hermitage Farm’s First Grand Gala Brings Big List Of Celebrities Derby Eve

Louisville, Ky. – Add another big party to the Derby Eve festivities. Hermitage Farm of Goshen is throwing its first-ever Grand Gala. Hosted by Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, the owners of 21c Museum Hotels, and Junior and Doris Bridgeman, will be held on Friday, May 1, on the grounds of the Hermitage Farm. The festivities are set to begin at 6 p.m. with live performances by Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, and DJ Cassidy. Other celebrities slated to show up are Darius Rucker, Martin Lawrence, Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo Lachey, Andy Cohen, David Arquette, Dean Norris, Angela Bassett, Star Jones, Russell Wilson, Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett, and Chadwick Boseman. According to Hermitage Grand Gala’s…


141 Cancer Survivors Picked for Oaks Day Parade

 LOUISVILLE, KY – Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”), home of the Kentucky Derby and Longines Kentucky Oaks, and its charitable beneficiaries Bright Pink® and Horses and Hope today announced the 141 breast and ovarian cancer survivors selected from across the nation to walk in the 2015 Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade Presented by Kroger with supporting sponsor Kindred Healthcare> The seventh annual Survivors Parade is a march along Churchill Downs’ historic homestretch to drive awareness of ovarian and breast health and champions all those whose lives have been impacted by breast and ovarian cancer. The seventh annual Survivors Parade will take place immediately prior to the running of…


Women on the Move Luncheon for MS Features Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter in Louisville KY

From The Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society The National MS Society – Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter is pleased to announce the Woman on the Move Luncheon.  This event is hosted by National MS Society Board Member, Event Ambassador and Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter who has MS. Local WAVE3 Anchor, Dawne Gee will be honored with the Women of Courage Award and will be introducing Zoe Koplowitz, the award-winning author of “The Winning Spirit: Life Lessons Learned In Last Place”. The book was hailed by critics as “consistently affecting…memorable… and uproarious.”  Zoe has completed 20 New York City…


Pegasus Pins Out Everywhere Starting Monday, March 2

Friday, February 27, 2015. Louisville, KY.   – Pegasus Pin Madness starts Monday!  The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 43rd edition of the Pegasus Pin officially goes on sale Monday, March 2, at more than 1,000 retail outlets and participating financial institutions.  Since February 24, the pins have only been available at Hard Rock Café Louisville. The 2015 Pegasus Pins sell for $5 apiece and come in a singular design of teal plastic, magenta Pegasus and white lettering captured in an outline of the State of Kentucky. Family Fun Packs of five pins will also be available at select retail locations for $20. “You can’t lose…