Louisiana artist’s hand-painted dress goes viral

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Louisiana artist Mandy Poche needed something to wear to her upcoming art exhibit opening happening the next day.

Instead of a last-minute dash to the store she turned to her artist skills and painted a white off-the-shoulder cocktail dress to match one of her paintings.

The result has been a smash internet sensation.

Poche lives in Ponchatoula, a small southeastern Louisiana town of about 8,000 people known for its annual strawberry festival, antique stores and the live alligator it keeps as a mascot.