Uptown / Downtown

Black Panther Hollywood Premiere

By Amber Monaé

Last night celebrities upped their fashion game to bless the purple carpet for the new Marvel film “Black Panther.” I am here for it all as it seems everyone was unapologetically black and regal. DO IT FOR THE CULTURE! (more…)

Jill Jill Stuart Exclusive Launch Party with Macy’s


By Akela Moore

The American brand Jill Stuart has been around for 30 years and has made a huge impact on the dress industry and we were invited to an exclusive preview of the collection created for Macy’s. Along with Kelly Bensimon and Anna Sophia Robb, women can now purchase Jill Jill Stuart at a lower price point and receive incredible pieces to ear to weddings, dates, galas and so on from Macy’s. Jill Jill Stuart joins leading designers such as T by Tahari and Marc by Marc Jacobs to provide more affordable clothing and accessories at the mid-tier level. The Good Behavior rooftop located at the MADE hotel was the perfect backdrop to toast with the hotel de wood cocktail!  (more…)

Grammy Week Kicks Off with a Quad BET Pop Up Salon

By Akela Moore

The Quad is one of BET’s newest drama series that made its second season premiere last week.  As the beginning of Grammy Week in NYC for the first time in 15 years The Narrative, held a Quad Pop Up Salon at the Eva Scrivo Salon in New York. Guests included Emil Wilbekin, Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily and Will Packer, Executive Producer of The Quad.  All enjoyed augmented reality hair dryers, cocktails and manicures. I was a little excited to get my nails done by Nail Artist and owner of the Nail Suite in Harlem, Lisa Logan. (She does Beyonce`’s nails and recently Rapsody’s!!) (more…)

SAG Awards 2018

By Amber Monaé

Another award show another fashion run down! Last night, the Screen Actors Guild Awards took place in Los Angeles and everyone went in a different direction than the Golden Globes 2 weeks prior. Being this is the year of the woman Kristen Bell was the host of the evening which has never happened before and all the announcers were women, how about that?! Aside from the strong statements inside let’s get into the fashion statements held on the red carpet.  (more…)

BlackOut at the Golden Globes

By Amber Monaé

The start of awards season has begun and per usual it started with the 75TH annual Golden Globes. The theme of the night was unity as all actors, actresses and activists were asked to wear black to show their solidarity for the recent chaos that has erupted the industry. What could have been a somber night was actually a night of rejoice as we saw so many come together.  (more…)