Those who can’t attend…go around the corner and watch! Viewing parties popped up all over the city to watch the Grammys take place in New York and I attended one at the beautiful Skylark on 39th & Seventh Ave, a few blocks away from Madison Square Garden. In attendance was Bridget Kelly, Elle Varner, The Les Twins, Lea Robinson and industry media folks. The chammy was flowing and the specialty cocktails were named Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. As Cardi B performed with Bruno Mars and Childish Gambino gave a smooth sultry performance you could hear oohhhs and ahhs from the crowd laughing and having a great time. Definitely would go again next year! (more…)
Awards season is officially over along with fashion month. What a month February was! One of the highlights of fashion month was the Grammy Awards coming to New York and the Toyota Music Showcase hosted by Bevy Smith. A intimate dinner created by Chef Danielle Saunders (whose a old friend btw) brought out some amazing entertainment media such as Emil Wilbekin and Jennifer Cunningham of Bossip. The event literally took place in Soho in Gwyneth Paltrow’s old mansion and the night was so positive and fun. It was amazing to watch Ledisi perform while Bevy Smith hosted and also new comer Victory Boyd blew the house down. Queen journalist Ms. Angela Rye was amazing to meet and I was so inspired. See here. (more…)
When you pair dope fashion with the latest tunes you are guaranteed a good time and last week VIBE gave us just that for the close out of Black History Month!
On Thursday, Vibe Magazine held their 1st Annual Style and Sound Honors Night Brunch at Caribbean Social, located in Brooklyn, New York. The exclusive event was to honor current notables that impact the fashion and music industry. The honorees included; InStyle Magazine’s Beauty Editor-at-Large, Kahlana Barfield-Brown, Spotify Global Head of Music Programming Tuma Basa, celebrity hair stylist Tish Celestine, award-winning UK rap star Stefflon Don, celebrity wardrobe stylist Rachel Johnson and Hot 97 Music Director and radio personality TT Torrez who were awarded by VIBE Editor-in-Chief and host for the evening Datwon Thomas along with Bonsu Thompson. The night was nothing but Black Excellence. Take a look (more…)
New York Fashion Week not only showcases new seasons of collections, runway shows and presentations. The Melissa Galleria in Soho New York held a private viewing of the Spring/Summer 2018 collection that also was a dual art exhibition of mmmmmBillboard by Rachel Rossin and Danaus Plexippus by Cecilia Salama. The artwork displayed through the shoes had a Aztec theme and offered several different sandal silhouettes. Surprised mostly by the rain boots as Melissa Shoes are known for their jelly like sandals and flats but the rich oxblood color was perfect for these rain boots. Take a look at their Spring 2018 mapping collection. (more…)
Former Project Runway winner, Leanne Marshall held her FW 2018 collection on a bright and airy Valentine’s Day at Spring Studios. Just like the day the collection displayed light and flowy pieces with daring slits and necklines. Lets just say this collection was a must see. I enjoyed the lengthy collection of cerulean blues, yellow tones and dusty hues. Take a look. (more…)