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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.


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!

….As always…thanks for stopping by and drop a line below…

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

Got the Look? : Awards Season Style

It’s Awards season and all the stars on the red carpet are setting trends and style standards.  While it’s Awards season, do you have your look?  Galas, formal events, and Valentine’s Day are just right around the corner.  Check out some of the designers represented by CreativPR below to check out their lines and find out below how to contact them to schedule your personal fitting today.  You can look just as good as the stars in Hollywood with these gorgeous looks from the designers shown below!  (All images are property of CreativPR.)


These haute couture looks in the Yvette collection are simply fabulous with the color palette ranging from deep dark fall colors to pastel.  The embellishments are just right on every look!


The O’Blanc collection is reminiscent of classic looks, A-line, and sheath.  These looks drape perfectly and every body type can find a style to fit them on the red carpet.  I love the use of the classic pan-tone colors and bold hues.  Anybody looking to be classic Hollywood chic can’t go wrong with this collection.


The Lum collection is very reminiscent of old Hollywood, the looks remind me of old films such as Cleopatra, and the looks of actresses Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.  These looks seem as though their inspiration has derived from there and they are full of classic and strong lines and structures.


Drenusha Xharra brings the glam with these sleek metallic looks, soft lace, and a golden yellow glow in the line.  If you’re looking to be chic and modern, this is the way to go.  My fave look is #84, it’s fabulous…you can wear this on the red carpet and mix and match the pieces for a night on the town. You can’t go wrong with #84 or any of these looks!

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Adolfo Sanchez’s collection is mesmerizing.  I love the soft teals, white, the entire palette!  I especially love the way that this collection builds up from modern/ chic to bring the drama with couture on the last picture #22.  The model is especially fierce, rockin’ her golden fro mohawk!  I love it!  The designers concept is clear and striking from onset to finish and this collection speaks volumes.  If you’re looking for anything bold, eye catching, dramatic, couture, or fabulous then you’ve found it all in this collection!


After you’ve chosen one of the looks from above, take the time to style it with one of these fabulous pieces from Chandra Jewelry.  In one of my older posts, Walk the Talk Event, I had the opportunity to meet one of the designers behind Chandra Jewelry and view their beautiful collection of accessories.  Trust me, you cannot go wrong with one of these pieces!  They are fantastic!

If you’re looking for something to wear to a formal or semi-formal event, definitely contact CreativPR, they will not steer you wrong with these talented fashion and jewelry designers on their roster.  For more details on setting up an appointment, click on this link for details.

….As always…thanks for stopping by and drop a line telling me about your favorite look posted above!