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What better way to end 2010 then modeling on Fox 29 Philly for Rakia Reynolds’ fashion tips for New Years. Being that I just met Rakia a week ago at the Wilhelmina holiday party shows how important it is to make your presence felt and to network with people when you are at different events. She asked me to send her some pictures and I was allowed to style one of my own outfits on the show. The three female models wore outfits from Philadelphia boutique Carmelita Couture.
While modeling is something that I grew up doing I never really pursued it. However I’m glad I had the opportunity to rekindle it and participate in such a wonderful experience. Also it was a pleasure working with Rakia and I look forward to working with her more in future. Check out pictures from the day and view the Fox 29 segment.
I was invited to the Wilhelmina of Philadelphia holiday party at the Rose Garden Room at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. Wilhelmina is famous NY modeling agency which represents models & actors and recently opened an office in the Greater Philadelphia area and represents Philly Fashion Week. I attended this affair with the beautiful Miss Nichelle Pace better known as StyleMom. We got there fashionably late so we barely saw the band Summer Fiction which I heard was great. I also didn’t get a chance to take as many pictures because there were so many amazing people to networking with. Getting interviewed by Geekadelphia, I’m guessing it was the glasses and bowtie that caught their attention. I also met the fashionista Rakia Reynolds of Skai Blue Media & Philly360. I also had great conversations with one of the event planners Mr. Matthew Vlahos along with many of the models. All in all it was an amazing event with beautiful people and interesting conversation and I’m looking forward to the next one.
Check out a few of the pictures from the event
This past weekend the city of Brotherly Love was on fire. Best thing about this weekend was it was all for a great cause. Tyrone L. Gilliams Jr bought together celebrities and patrons to benefit Joy To The World Fest which is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for awareness for hunger, homelessness, and other issues related to the economic times.
From Thursday to Sunday there were series of events with many celebs such as Boris Kodjoe, Brian McKnight, Diddy and Jamie Fox in attendance. I was asked by a friend of mine, celebrity fashion stylist Giovanni & Designer Extrodinare Nasir of AxpFlySociety to participate in styling over 30 hospitality models for the VIP Black Tie Gala hosted by Diddy at the Ritz Carlton hotel on Broad & Chestnut. I got a chance to connect with many models & makeup artist that I look forward to working with in the near future. Partying with Diddy, Fabolous and Jermaine Dupri was just the icing on the cake.
Check out the pics from behind the scenes and check out the Photography portfolio for pictures from the Black Tie Gala
I picked the best day to go to New York. I left Philly at 4pm to be stuck in traffic for 3hrs with a dead cell phone. Luckily I had my iPad which helped me connect with friends via twitter and find my way to the Black Style Bloggers event that I had been anticipating. Hosted by Lovebrownsugar.com and The Lowe Factor, I was exicted about this event being that I am a new blogger and am always interested in exploring other cities and meeting new creative people.
The event was held @Ferality Boutique on 62 Clinton st. and was to recognize bloggers of color in the area of fashion, beauty, hair care and personal style. The event was beyond amazing and there were raffles, cocktails and spa treatments available. Even though it took me an extra hour and a half to get there, it was well worth the trip to finally meet so many great bloggers and be able to put faces to such stylish blogs.
Check out the pictures I took at the Black Style Bloggers Tweetup
Today I received a package from a Facebook friend Melanie from Jersey now residing of Miami. Melanie has an up-incoming t shirt line called Doubt Us. This brand represents a connection between you and those who believe that creativity in ones clothes reflects them without having to say a word. Melanie reached out to me via Facebook about my personal style and potentially sending me a shirt from the Doubt Us line. The package included a cool t-shirt with the Doubt Us emblem, a press kit describing the brand’s philosophy, buttons and stickers.
Check out the t-shirt and the Doubt Us manifesto