Friday, November 21, 2014

HAUTE FRIDAY: Happy Birthday Mom!



To the most selfless, beautiful woman I know…today is the day I’ve prayed for, the day you’ve prayed for---another fabulous year in the books! You were and still are my 1stbest friend, 1st supporter and 1st role model that has made me see the world so differently. Every day and especially today I thank God for your incredible heart and your presence in my life! You’ve taught me how to be graceful and more importantly how to be a woman, all that I am and aspire to be is because of you. I just hope one day to be the magnificent wife, “go above and beyond” mom and super woman that you are. Your strength amazes me, your positive energy is riveting, and your by far my biggest inspiration to date. I’m forever grateful for your unconditional love. May today and all of your days be as special as you are to me.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! 


I hope everyone has an amazing weekend! Peace x Love! 


*bows out gracefully*

Monday, November 17, 2014

Wedding Bliss: Solange & Alan Tie The Knot NOLA Style



You guessed it....you was right! Solange and her fiancé Alan Ferguson tied the knot Sunday in New Orleans with close family and friends. As soon as pictures started infiltrating my timeline from the rehearsal dinner Saturday night, I made sure to stay glued to Instagram for the pics. Check out the all white wedding below featuring Beyonce, Jay, Blue, Mama Tina & more ( I'm swooning x100 on all of Solo's beautiful looks).
 



























Congrats to Solo!!! Did y'all see Mama Tina slaying it? She looks sooo good! I'm so obsessed with this wedding especially the "ride the bike" down the street idea and group pic. Check out the super cute Mommy & Son dance below!






Sunday, November 16, 2014

WHAT I WORE: Dinner Wangin'



Over the weekend I got together with my bestfriend for a cute night out (we needed to have a major catch up session). I've been so obsessed with black lately especially my hair, (there's something about black that is so classic). I promise to give you guys more color soon lol! Anyway, it's a little burr in DC so I decided to finally wear my Scuba sweatshirt from the Alexander Wang x H&M collection and I paired it with my leather sweatpants from Sorrella Boutque. I wanted to be comfortable for dinner and of course I had to jazz it up with my So Kate pumps. I found my scuba top to be very insulated and fit like a corset around the waist (Hello, my waist was on FLEEK lol). I really appreciated the quality of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection, I'll be wearing this again for sure! After a delicious Hibachi dinner we headed to our favorite hookah lounge to keep the night going, needless to say we had a good time. Aren't nights with your Bestfriend the best times?? I hope everyone had a great weekend! 






RECAP: Knock Out Abuse Gala 2014



Hello people! My social calendar got super busy last week but the highlight was attending the 21st Annual Knock Out Abuse Gala at the Ritz Carlton hotel with a few of my friends. The Knock Out Abuse Gala raises money to combat domestic violence, this year they raised $600,000+ in donations and through a live auction. With champagne flowing, DJ DNice spinning (Omg he was amazing!) and great company I had the time of my life. Check out a few pics below ☺️ 












It was truly a beautiful event for a great cause! We literally danced the night awayyyyy...kudos to the Knock Out Abuse Board for an incredible event! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

RECAP: The Cinderella Foundation presents 2014 Fashion With A Purpose

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of sitting front row at the Fashion With A Purpose fashion show benefitting the Cinderella Foundation. I was invited by my dear friend from high school and I pleasantly surprised at the beautiful venue and event in itself. 
         L to R: Me, Ashleigh & Kamari 


The event was hosted by Jennifer Donelan of ABC7 and Jazz musician, Marcus Johnson complete with tasty hor d'oeuvres and wine thorough out the night. The event included music, a live auction, two fashion showcases and major networking courtesy of the fabulous Diane Stevens of Cole Stevens hair salon. Diane is phenomenal and is not only the owner of the very successful Cole Stevens hair salon but she is the founder of the Cinderella Foundation. 




The Cinderella Foundation was designed to mentor young girls by giving them the opportunity to maximize their strengths, foster their dreams and make them see their God given potential. Diane has also travelled to Nigeria to donate her time by teaching and doing the hair of many aspiring stylists, etc. Her humanitarian efforts had me swooning before the show even started. If you know anything about me it's that I'm a giver, so to hear all that she's done for the community pulled at my heart strings. Check out pictures of the Fashion With A Purpose event below: 


 
  Beautiful tunes by the talented Tulani! 
























Fashion Designer, Deidre Jefferies collection was amazing! I was obsessed with the vinyl pants and the intricate attention to detail. Next up was the talented hair stylist, Josh Wagner who was able cut a bob in 5 minutes....omg it was so incredible I wish I had video! What a moment! 











 


Then there was Diane & her fabulous team at Cole Stevens that took the runway by storm in bold hair cuts and styles! Now I want a bob #fixitdiane














Finally, it was the last showcase  presented by Project Runway contestant Korto Momolu. I have to admit I was geeked to see what Korto had been up to, she was one of my favorites from the show and of course she didn't disappoint. Check out my favorites below: 





  
                  Werrrrrk Koto! 







What an incredible night full of talent giving back to a wonderful organization! Front row guests walked away with amazing gift bag (If I do say so myself ☺️). 




Pretty nice gift bag, right?! As for what I decided to wear...I decided to keep it simple and chic by wearing all black and wearing my favorite lipstick by MAC. Fall is in full effect so I'm embracing the darker lip these days, you guys like? 


WHAT I WORE: Gold studded earrings/ Black crop top by Zara/ Tuxedo pants by Victoria's Secret/ 'So Kate' by Christian Louboutin heels/ 


Be sure to check out the www.colestevenssalon.com and www.cinderellafoundation.org for more events, hair needs and to donate to a worthy cause! Thank you again to the Cole Steven's Salon for allowing me to cover such an amazing event! It was an honor to sit front row to such greatness happening in DMV area.