Let’s Have a Kiki



Meet mother and daughter Kiki Frayard and Katie Culbert, the trendsetting duo behind Lafayette, La.-based KikiThe hottest jeweler in all of Acadiana—the French-speaking region of Louisiana centered on the city of Lafayette—came to jewelry rather serendipitously. It was 2003 and Kathryn “Kiki” Frayard, the creative director of a local ad agency, was merely helping a friend while indulging her passion for accessories.The friend owned a fashion store in Lafayette called Molli and “hit a rough patch after 9/11,” says Frayard. “We thought, Why don’t I take a bit of space and do accessories?”In her 500-square-foot corner, Frayard sold little luxuries that appealed to her sensibilities: accessories, housewares, soap. “Customers would say, ‘It’s like a mini Fred Segal!’?” she recalls.Frayard enlisted her daughter, Katie (Culbert is her married name), then pursuing a f
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