This year's Stylemakers share a common mission of empowerment. Their influence goes to the heart of what makes memorable style: individual expression. Whether their mediums are oil paint, spray paint or a storefront, all send uplifting messages to their communities. And they agree that nothing is impossible. "There's not one thing you cannot do," says Rhonda Findley. "You just have to do it."
• Caroline Robert
Ten years ago, Caroline Robert opened Perch, an interior design store and service with a knack for putting a unique spin on the design zeitgeist.
• Katie Logan & Jensen Killen
Baton Rouge natives and long-time friends Katie Logan Leblanc and Jensen Killen partnered in 2012 as Logan Killen Interiors to design spaces that reflect their shared vision.
• Brandan "Bmike" Odums
In 2013, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts graduate Brandan Odums founded 2-Cent Entertainment, which creates music videos and commercials.
• Rhonda Findley
Rhonda Findley opened restaurants and worked as a food writer before entering retail as a vendor in the French Market, where she sold tin toys and T-shirts.
• Ashley Longshore
Ashley Longshore feels powerfully connected to New Orleans.