Philly Wine Mixer Recap x February 2014

I had the opportunity to attend the Philly Wine Mixer this past February and as always it was a great night filled with fashion, music, art appreciation, wine, shopping, and networking!  Nearly 500 guests filled the African American Museum of Art on Friday, February 7, 2014 to enjoy the festivities of the evening.  Guests enjoyed the sounds of Mel Alston Jr. and Sap Sounds music throughout the evening and DJ Aye Boogie kept the crowd going all night long as well.  Various vendors filled the museum with items available for guests to purchase while they enjoyed the various flavors and labels of wine provided throughout the entirety of the event.  Many of the young professionals of the evening were fashionably dressed for the event and ready to enjoy a good time.


Photographer Ricky Codio kept the guests visually intrigued with his display of artistic photography.

In addition to the music and art, there were plenty of stunning and glamorous fashions from local designers in Philadelphia that graced the runway ramps.  These designers held the guests attention until the very end of the night.  There were plenty of bold and bright colors and intricate prints.  Guests were captivated and inspired by the runway designs of the night!


First up was “Lifestyle Basics by AR”, the designer is in the white dress and started the segment off right with these beautiful designs for men and women.  That’s her daughter with that fly vest on, she would’ve stolen the show if she went down the runway, she is so adorable!


Designer Ian Alexander (pictured in the middle with the floral shirt and black cap) was next up to hit the runway ramps in his fresh and vibrant designs that will have all the ladies and gentlemen ready for this spring season!  I love the use of bold colors, lines, and mixing of textures in his line.


This next collection was fierce and full of couture!  Closet by Cristobal, designed by Christopher J. Brown is amazing and this haute couture clothing line brought the drama to all who were in attendance for the fashion segment.  The deep bold colors, prints, leather corset, fur, and hand made accessories were on point and dope.


“Closet by Cristobal” on the runway!


Mah Jing Wong( designer in the acid washed denim button up) ended the runway segment on a high note!  Mah Jing Wong clearly celebrates the curves of a woman’s body in his signature body con dresses, denim acid wash looks, and geometric shapes.  I absolutely love this collection and I know that women everywhere are raving about his flawless designs!




I was able to capture some moments of Mah Jing Wong on the Philly Wine Mixer runway.

During the various music, art, and fashion segments, there was also an awards ceremony that took place.  Several well known artists from Philadelphia were recipients of the “Live In the Moment Award”, which were given by the creator of the Philly Wine Mixer and Live in the Moment Marketing, Tyrone Dixon.  The award is self explanatory, all of these creative recipients are living in the moment and living out their dreams to their fullest potential everyday.

ImagePhiladelphia artist Iris Bonner of “These Pink Lips“, accepting her Live in the Moment Award and gift from Duke & Winston.  I love her hair!


Music Producer and Mananger John Barber receiving his Live in the Moment Award and giving his speech as Tyrone Dixon (Philly Wine Mixer and LITM creator) and other guests look on.


Creator and owner of the brand “Kings Rule Together” Curran J. Swint, accepting his “Live In the Moment” award and giving his speech.

After all the festivities and fun of the evening, I was able to capture some candid shots with some of the guests.


Christian Lewis of “Power Over Poverty” and “Abstract Thought” x Seun Olubodun of the brand Duke & Winston.


At the end of the night I caught up with Seun of Duke & Winston again.


Captured here with the talented and hard working Syreeta of the blog “Sincerely Syreeta.”  She hosted both the fashion segment and awards ceremony of the night.



In the midst of running around, I was able to catch up with the Lead bar tender of the night, Blake- he kept everybody happy and served with the wine!


Lastly, I was able to catch up with the man of the evening who made all of this possible- Tyrone Dixon a.k.a. T-Dot.  Lol I caught him at an intense moment with the closing of the event, but I’m happy he was able to stop for a quick shot.

As you can see from this recap…the Philly Wine Mixer is one of Philly’s hottest events and if you haven’t been to one yet, don’t fret, make plans to attend the next one on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 7-11 pm at the African American Museum of Art.  I’ll keep you updated as we get closer to the date.  In the meantime, check out this video recap of the Philly Wine Mixer on vimeo.


Duke & Winston x Valentine’s Day Specials

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner…or rather right at the end of the week!  Ladies, I know that we love to get our flowers, chocolates, and jewelry…but what about the men in our life?  Well, Duke & Winston is having a great sale going on right now up until Valentine’s Day- 25% off of all items that are red, white, and pink in store and online.  Duke & Winston has a lot of great items in store for the men in your life from ties to tees to baseball caps, they have it all!  They even have the cutest dog hoodies for your pets!  In all this cold and snow…it’s nice to have something for your pet to snuggle up in when they go outside.  I had the opportunity to stop by their store in the Northern Liberties section in Philadelphia, PA and I was able to take a few product shots to share with you.  They really have a great selection of t-shirts, sweaters, polos, long sleeve tees, baseball caps, beach tanks, dog hoodies, ties, and more in store!


These silk ties will complete your man’s look for your special night on the town for Valentine’s Day!


All the tees at D &W are definitely dope and a must have for any man’s wardrobe.



I love their baseball caps with the D & W shield and the embroidery of Duke on the lower picture is adorable!  I think I want one too lol!


I love this long sleeved red and white tee and the quote on it “Sincerity- Use no hurtful deceit, think innocently and justly.”  Ah if we all lived by these words…as you can see with D &W…not only are you getting dope clothing, but also positive messages through the brand.



These dog hoodies are just adorable!  The hot pink and red hooded sweatshirts for the doggies are on sale as well!  They are too cute and they come in smaller and larger sizes, depending on the size of your furry friend.

This was just a snippet of what D &W has on sale for Valentine’s Day, for a full listing of items be sure to check out their site or stop by the store!

As always…thanks for stopping by…


Who Do you Love More? x Get it Now

The album “Who Do You Love More?”, featuring Chill Moody x Beano x Hank McCoy – all three from Philly, dropped on February 4th on Itunes and on Google play.  I must admit…I was highly anticipating this album, especially since hearing “Last Night in Town” on Sound Cloud via Chill Moody’s page.  When I got home on Tuesday I immediately went online to cop the album and it’s what I expected and more!  Chill Moody did his thing, and Beano….ladies if y’all don’t know…he can sang!  Hank McCoy produced the dope beats for the songs on the album.

The collaboration amongst these three is pretty amazing, ever since I downloaded the album yesterday, it’s pretty much been on repeat and each track has it’s own flavor and catchy lyrics.  Like I said, after hearing “Last Night in Town” on sound cloud, they had me and I knew that I had to cop the album.  And there were a few other tracks that caught my attention, starting with “Right Under My Nose”, lol I did not expect what was coming at the end of that song…I had to go back and listen to it again. The ending really caught me off guard but it all makes sense, you have to hear the whole song to understand but the title says it all!  The hook on the song “What’s for Breakfast” is one my faves…like I said that dude named Beano can really sang!

I’m not going to review every single track, however the interlude “Money Coming Down” is dope…I wish it was a little longer, but it runs right into “BSGTBPT”, I have no idea what the title of this song means but the track is hot.  This album “Who Do you Love More?” is filled with songs dealing with various stages and types of relationships, break ups, and more. If you think that you’re missing out because you haven’t heard what’s on this album, then you are.  Visit itunes now to download the album or you can look it up on Google Play for Android phone users. It was #27 on the itunes hip hop chart the day that is dropped and I haven’t heard any complaints, just nice things from everyone who has the album. It’s under $10 and it’s definitely worth the buy…you won’t be disappointed.

One more thing…this Friday, these fellas, Chill Moody x Beano x Hank McCoy, will be performing this album live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Center City, Philadelphia.  This is a red carpet event, so if you’re going…dress for the affair.  They have a limited number of VIP tickets available along with general admission. If you love the album and want to see the live performance, get your tickets to go to the Hard Rock Cafe, for this Friday, February 7th doors open at 8:00 p.m.

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Target x Peter Pilotto

Target stores does it again and pairs up with a high end designer to bring high fashion looks to their stores for the fraction of the price!  Peter Pilotto will be teaming up with Target for this spring collection that will be available beginning February 9, 2014, in stores and on line.  This line is full of funky prints and shapes from the London based fashion clothing line.  There will be plenty of swimwear, skirts, dresses, pants, funky clutches, and tops for the ladies to mix and match or be bold and pair up together.  Here are the looks that we can expect to hit stores on Sunday from Peter Pilotto for Target!

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As you can see from the looks from the Peter Pilotto and Target collaboration, this line is full of dope prints, chic cuts, and modern lines!  I especially love the skirts, dresses, and cropped tops in this line.  It drops in stores and online on Sunday, February 9th.  If you remember what has happened in the past with quick sell outs of these Target collaborations, hurry up and get yours!  Most items are priced under $60 which is very reasonable and affordable!

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(Designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos of “Peter Pilotto”)

This Weekend x Urban Art Gallery


Nothing to do this weekend?  Then head over to the Urban Art Gallery, located in Philly (Philadelphia, PA) to check out some fresh art from their new exhibitors.  The art will be on display throughout the month of February, however the opening reception will take place on this Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  It’s a fine time to hang out with friends and meet new ones  while enjoying complimentary wine and cheese at this free event!

The Urban Art Gallery is an intimate gallery where creative professionals gather to network and host events.  Stay up to date on what’s happening at the gallery by visiting their site or contacting them.  Various creatives throughout the city host events that showcase upcoming artistic, musical, vocal talents and/ or events where creative professionals can network and come together to give back to the community.  Be sure to make your way to this free event to learn more about one of Philly’s hottest spots.  If you can’t make it tomorrow, then contact the gallery to find out when they are open to check out an event and/ or check out the amazing art work on display.

….Thanks for stopping by….