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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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“Closet by Cristobal” on the runway!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

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This Weekend x Urban Art Gallery

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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….

Philly Wine Mixer: A night of Art, Music, and Fashion

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Philadelphia is a city that is full of talented artists, fashion designers, and musicians.  For one night, under one roof, the Philadelphia Wine Mixer showcases some of Philly’s best to present their art, perform, and for designers/ stylists to showcase their lines.  This popular event initially began in April 2010, “to create a platform where the talent in the city could commence and showcase through the arts”, and since then it has grown to tremendous proportions.  I have been in the past and it is truly a night to remember and the next mixer will take place on Friday, February 7, 2014, from 7-11pm, at the African American Museum of Art located in Center City, Philadelphia.

At this upcoming event, there will be plenty of talent to be exposed to under one roof.  Photographer Ricky Codio will be showing his photography, Mel Alston Jr. and Sap Sounds will be performing for the crowd, and there will be a fashion presentation with limited VIP seating as well.  Mah Jing Wong, Closet by Cristobal, and the Marquette Collection are amongst some of the fashion collections that will be showing their lines on the runway.  Syreeta Martin, blogger of Sincerely Syreeta, will be hosting the fashion portion of this event!

There will be plenty of art, fashion, and music to partake of as well as unlimited wine and hors d’ouvres for guests who purchase the open wine bar or VIP admission tickets.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to mingle amongst the vendors and the lead vendor of the night is Duke & Winston.  An awards segment will also take place during the evening, where honorees Curran Swint- stylist and creator of the brand “Kings Rule Together”, Iris Bonner- artist of “These Pink Lips”, and John Barber- manager and music producer, will be receiving the official “Live In the Moment award”, from the creator of the Philly Wine Mixer and of LITM Marketing, Tyrone Dixon.

Tickets are currently on sale to attend this amazing event.  General admission is $15 per person, for unlimited wine bar it is $30 per person, and $60 per person for VIP seating.  You can visit http://philadelphiawinemixer.ticketleap.com/ to purchase your tickets, they will cost more at the door so get them now!  Amongst some of the sponsors of the evening are 215 Jello shots and Uber.

As always…thanks for stopping by and purchase your tickets before they sell out!

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The Exclusive Walk the Talk Event Recap!

On Sunday, December 15, 2013, I had the opportunity to attend Walk the Talk hosted by Young, Hip, and Chic at Showroom 77, in Philadelphia, PA.  I had an amazing time at the event, there was plenty of delicious food, fun, networking with other fabulous bloggers, stylists, and fashion designers in the city, and plenty of giveaways!  I met so many amazing ladies and gents and I look forward to networking with them in the near future.  The event was hosted by blogger Syreeta of Sincerely Syreeta and founder of the event Tweety Elitou of the blog Young, Hip, and Chic.  By the way, Tweety is attending the Fashion Institute of New York and keeping up with her blog and events, and she is doing an amazing job at it!  The best part of the event was receiving a free pair of shoes, the first 33 bloggers to arrive received a free pair of shoes, courtesy of Shoe Republic LA and Young, Hip, and Chic, and I was excited to claim my pair and I cannot wait to rock them!

Bloggers and hosts, Syreeta of Sincerely Syreeta (left) and Tweety Elitou of Young, Hip, and Chic (right), looked amazing in their shoes from Shoe Republic LA and their jewelry courtesy of Chandra Jewelry:

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Chandra Jewelry had some amazing pieces for sale and I mean amazing!  All of the jewelry is handmade by two sisters using stones, leather, and more.  The quality is in the pieces, take a look:

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This line of accessories by Chandra Jewelry is truly exquisite, check them out!

Throughout the entire event there was plenty of delicious food catered by the “Young Cookinista” and it was good!!!  There was a spread of deviled eggs, meatballs, potatoes, pasta, cheese, fruit, crackers, homemade buns, and the cutest little cake cups that were a hit amongst the guests!  Check it out:

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The Young Cookinista herself serving guests some of the delicious food that she prepared for the event!

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Yummy!!!  This food looks great and and it tasted just as good as it looked!

There were a ton of giveaways throughout the event!!!  A ton…this is one of the giveaways by the talented artist, Alexus Encarnado:

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I simply love this abstract shoe that she created for one of the giveaways!  It is chic and fabulous!

This fierce body suit from the Young, Hip, and Chic Boutique was also amongst some of the giveaways, I love this body suit!  I may need to go online and order one in my size, seriously, I couldn’t take my eyes off of it!  Check it out:

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Syreeta and Tweety had the most adorable helpers throughout the event to assist with the giveaways:

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The best part is that my cousin won a pair of tickets to attend Philly Fashion Week!  Whoop! Whoop! Go girl!  (She’s in the grayish/ blue sweater and black pants):

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The gift bags were jam packed with amazing goodies:

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I am in love with my free pair of shoes from Shoe Republic LA!  Omg!  See why:

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These leopard cuties from Shoe Republic LA are gorgeous and I cannot wait to wear them!!!  Simply fabulous!!! Be sure to check them out.

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I must admit that I truly enjoyed this event!  I would definitely attend again, everyone that made this event possible worked hard and they worked together!  Thank you to Young, Hip, and Chic and Showroom 77 for welcoming me to this great event!  I had a great time and an even better time seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new ones!  Have a great one everybody…and as you can see…I was all  🙂 smiles 🙂

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As always….thanks for stopping by….and don’t forget to Walk the Talk!