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The word “couture” had never graced the pages of the IBJ until Gabrielle came aboard in September 2007, after completing her bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish at Butler University.  Hailing from Detroit, Poshadlo is a new Hoosier and believes Indianapolis is aching for more fashion reporting. (see “Hoosier Haute Couture”) She was overwhelmed with the wealth of local story material available when she began her blog, Haute in the Heartland ( and so she launched her monthly column, “IBJ Style.” She also is a member of Fashion Group International. For fun she enjoys playing her violin (especially Rachmaninoff), shopping, cycling (road and mountain), shopping, drinking red wine and … shopping. Poshadlo lives downtown, where she continues stretching the limits of her very tiny closet.


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Recent Articles

STYLE: Taking care of that two-piece treasure

August 13, 2011
Steve Arnold, owner of Classic Cleaners, explains proper suit maintenance.

Downtown hotels beef up tech offerings to remain competitive

July 23, 2011
The new JW Marriott is one of the factors motivating other hotels to do multi-million-dollar updates.

STYLE: A behind-the-seams guide to Indianapolis tailors

July 16, 2011
Any sharp-dressed man will tell you a good tailor is worth his or her weight in gold—and often just as tough to find. What follows is a treasure map to guide you to some of the city’s best tailors.

Ultrasound broker finds stronger market overseas

July 9, 2011
Used parts are in demand as health care reform changes industry dynamic.

People have spoken on ideas for Monument Circle

June 29, 2011
A former Indianapolis resident who now lives in Philadelphia won the Monument Circle Idea Competition People’s Choice award, Indianapolis Downtown Inc. announced Tuesday.

STYLE: Local entrepreneur teaches upholstery staples

June 18, 2011
Shelly Leer had planned to start ModHomeEc on a small scale, but has found it tough to keep it there. She’s had to double class sizes from three students to six since January and has started offering three-day, out-of-town workshops in Chicago.

Circle Idea Competition finalists selected

June 15, 2011
Posters highlighting the top 12 proposals will be on display in Monument Circle storefronts until June 26 so members of the public can vote for their favorite. The ideas could be used by planners plotting the future of the downtown space.

Slow economy grinds on long-time sausage maker Claus

May 28, 2011
Claus Muth has a proud heritage of making specialty meats, but now he faces circumstances that stand to threaten his south-side business: family-owned Claus' German Sausages and Meats.

DINING: Inspired sushi with a side of glow sticks

May 28, 2011
Fourth in our month-long series of reviews of newer ethnic eateries. This week, a trip to Sensu.

STYLE: New boutique sews up fine-fabrics market

May 14, 2011
The French Seam is not a craft store or a quilting store. It's where one shops for the trappings of an evening gown or a killer suit.

Rethinking Monument Circle in Indianapolis

April 30, 2011
IBJ gathered advice from local and national experts about what should be done to improve the city's most prominent public space and where Indianapolis should look for inspiration.

STYLE: Green your closet with consignment bargains

April 16, 2011
I like to picture my cast-off clothes in a nice shop like The Toggery.

Six faces behind Indianapolis business Twitter handles

April 9, 2011
Meet the people who tweet for Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, AAA, Butler University and other local businesses.
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  1. I always giggle when I read comments from people complaining that a market is "too saturated" with one thing or another. What does that even mean? If someone is able to open and sustain a new business, whether you think there is room enough for them or not, more power to them. Personally, I love visiting as many of the new local breweries as possible. You do realize that most of these establishments include a dining component and therefore are pretty similar to restaurants, right? When was the last time I heard someone say "You know, I think we have too many locally owned restaurants"? Um, never...

  2. It's good to hear that the festival is continuing to move forward beyond some of the narrow views that seemed to characterize the festival and that I and others had to deal with during our time there.

  3. Corner Bakery announced in March that it had signed agreements to open its first restaurants in Indianapolis by the end of the year. I have not heard anything since but will do some checking.

  4. "The project still is awaiting approval of a waiver filed with the Federal Aviation Administration that would authorize the use of the land for revenue-producing and non-aeronautical purposes." I wonder if the airport will still try to keep from paying taxes on these land tracts, even though they are designated as "non aeronatical?"

  5. How is this frivolous? All they are asking for is medical screenings to test the effects of their exposure. Sounds like the most reasonable lawsuit I've read about in a while. "may not have commited it" which is probably why they're suing to find out the truth. Otherwise they could just ask Walmart, were you negligent? No? OK, thanks for being honest.