Shrimp Aid


Those mighty crustaceans are at it again. The Palm Beach School of Rock and Jumbo Shrimp Inc. will be part of a twelve-hour music marathon on Sat. October 22nd at CJ’s Island Grill in downtown Lake Worth  (606 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460). The School of Rock takes the stage at 2:00 p.m., and its offshoot band fronted by Benny Rothschild will do so immediately afterwards at 3:00. Also check out the jazzy sounds of Sunnyside Swing starting at 5:00. All proceeds from this concert will go to Direct Relief to provide relief of the Haitian victims of Hurricane Matthew. So if you’re in the area today, stop on by (the Type Writer will)…


Sunfest 2016: Thick Paint, Hot Fashion

“No Tan Lines”, huh? Natalie Gardner modelling VIVRE Couture

[Typist’s Notes: In the months since her Sunfest residency, second-generation painter Sarah LaPierre has taken her thick-paint dresses and accessories up to New York for her Fashion Week debut in September, and is putting on a hometown launch party for her hand-painted fashion line at the Wine Scene in West Palm Beach on the evening of Friday, October 21, 2016]

It wasn’t enough for Sarah LaPierre to follow in the footsteps of her well-known father, the late Joseph LaPierre, emulating his “thick paint” style and equalling his selection as the official Sunfest poster artist. Now Sarah has ventured in a new direction, creating a unique hand-painted fashion line with designer Krysten Alyce. The duo founded VIVRE Couture in April of this year, so Sarah’s Sunfest debut of her line was pretty much hot off the presses. The Type Writer was lucky enough to tag along with a photo shoot on one of the Intracoastal pier just outside of the festival and got to take a few shots of Sarah’s lovely model Natalie Gardner.


Sarah’s distinctive painting style comes to life in the form of dresses, sunglasses, even shoes.

Back in April 2015, Sarah’s mom was quoted in the Palm Beach Post as saying “Sarah will always be doing something creative. Whether that will be painting or something else, I don’t know.” Now we know that that statement should have been “painting and something else.” Vive la VIVRE Couture!

This was the lead photo for the Island Stage article on Sunfest 2016