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Lillie Couture x Fall 2014 Collection

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On Friday, February 7th, Latasha Hall, the talented fashion designer behind the fabulous line “Lillie Couture Designs“, previewed her fall 2014 collection at W Studios in Philadelphia, PA.  The line debuted a glamorous collection of jumpsuits, dresses, with details of gold and ruffles which made each look stand out on the runway.  The theme of the evening was “Welcome to Wonderland”, and truly the collection was a wonderland of chic fashion for today’s modern woman.

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I love the detail in the beaded golden bodice and the flow of the floor length gown.

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This chic red ruffled top jumpsuit is absolutely fabulous!  I would love to pair this with a white blazer and wear it to the office during spring, then drop the blazer and head on over to happy hour in my heels!  The gold accents add the perfect touch to this look while keeping the collection cohesive.

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This ruffled black dress and gold beading is stunning!

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This golden gown is glamorous and full of amazing details!

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I love the simplicity of this white long sleeved gown paired with a very intricate and couture shoulder piece, this look captures your attention with elegance and grace.

The pieces in this collection are chic, elegant, and most certainly fabulous.  I love the entire collection, however my personal favorite is the red jumpsuit!  The gold accents throughout the line add the perfect touch to each piece.  The miniature hats and face masks bring the fantasy to the collection from the theme “Welcome to Wonderland.”  Truly, as you can see from the photo recap, this was a wonderland in fashion.

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As always…thanks for stopping by and leave a comment below!  Don’t you just love this collection by Lillie Couture Designs?  I do!

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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.

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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8 Looks of Grace Kelly on Macy’s Runway

This past Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 8:30 a.m., the Macy’s located in Center City Philadelphia hosted their amazing annual “Trend Show!”  I love this event, I’ve been attending with my mom for years and this year, I had the opportunity to attend this event with my daughter 😉 

The event began with a full spread and delicious continental breakfast and there were plenty of giveaways throughout the event.  After each model graced the runway, a Macy’s beauty expert explained the look and how we can achieve it with products that promote beauty and healthy skin.  Here are some of the looks that graced the runway this year!

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“Casual Convertible” look with pants from Charter Club and flats from Coach.  To achieve the hair style, stylists used two neck scarves tied around the models head.  Clarin’s Beauty Serum was used on the models skin to achieve the glow, and it was named “Best in Black Beauty” by Essence Magazine.

 

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The second look entitled “Ladies to Lunch” look was achieved with products sold at Macy’s such as the Elie Tahari suit paired with a Calvin Klein blouse, satchel from Coach, and Isaac Mizrahi flats.  The make up from the new Michael Kors beauty collection was used to achieve the beauty in this look!

 

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This gorgeous Grace Kelly look consisted of a sweater from Charter Club, a Macy’s Fall Essential ‘Fit n Flare’ dress, shoes by Cole Haan, Coach bag, and the best part is that they used this beautiful necklace as a headband!  Stunning!

 

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This fourth look is entitled “Old Hollywood”, is complete with a sheath dress by Ralph Lauren, a leopard faux fur, and a chic python print shoe by Ivanka Trump.

 

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This fifth look inspired by hollywood style icon Grace Kelly is fabulous!!!!  If I worked in an office all day…I’d wear it…I would definitely feel sexy in the city with this look!  Being sexy isn’t about showing skin, it’s about being confident in who you are!  This look consists of a dress and jacket by Anne Klein, shoes by Isaac Mizrahi, a hat from the Macy’s fur vault, and a coach bag 🙂

 

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This shade of emerald green is perfect for holiday parties with a jacket and skirt by Elie Tahari.

 

ImageI love this look as well!  “The darling” look….I’d love to wear this out to a special event or the right restaurant!  Hey!  To achieve this look, you need to get the ‘black peking dress’, pearls, fur, Anne Klein clutch, and Ivanka Trump pumps!

 

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The final look of the runway presentation during Macy’s Trend show “Princess of Monaco”, it embodies all of the glam and beauty of hollywood past and present.  Guests in the audience were sure to ask “who made that dress?”, so that they could find it in the store and purchase it!This stunning and timeless dress is by Prizaro Knight complete with a fur shawl…just gorgeous and stunning!

 

For every woman, young and old….street or classy…there was a look to appeal to the senses.

 

Lights! Action! Runway! Reality!

It’s that time of year again where Fashion week is in full effect in NY, Philly, Atlantic City, and all over!!! I must admit, I love being at the shows—especially front row! The gift bags are nice and all…but the best part is the show!

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(NY COUTURE FASHION WEEK Fall ’13)

I truly enjoy watching the latest fashions for the upcoming season strut down the runway on the models. It truly is amazing for me….something that I am truly passionate about being apart of! I love coming home with photos and writing up reviews, it’s like second nature to me! It is also something that I never thought I’d be doing over a year ago when I first started reviewing the new hit show “Fashion Star.”

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(Philly Fashion Week Fall ’13- Bishme R. Cromartie)

This has truly been an amazing road for me and it’s not over yet! I am however taking a mini break from it all to get somethings straight in my life.

This past spring, I went through something emotionally and mentally traumatic in my life and I am well now, but through the events that occurred, I worked full time and have been the sole care taker of my toddler. It’s been tough, but with the help and love of family and friends….we’ve gotten through this difficult time.

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(Trisha Will Collection showcase at Showroom 77

I felt like everything hit me at once like a bus, but now everything is falling into place- thank You Jesus! I couldn’t have come this far without Him! At this moment….I’m taking the time to put the finishing touches on everything as it builds back together. So next season of fashion week— I’ll be ready for you with the help of God! And I’m looking forward to it!

You’ll still see me here posting and keeping up with the latest news from Fashion Week! So stay tuned loves and thanks for stopping by 😉