Thursday, December 24, 2015

THE RECAP: 6th Annual New Friends Holiday Party!

Cheers to a very successful party!

Ladies & Gentlemen...I'm back and as per usual there has been a lot happening! I took a mini-hiatus to spend much needed time to myself, nurture a few relationships, work a little harder, learn some new things, plan a few trips and most importantly plan my favorite party of the year! This is our 6th year hosting the New Friends Party and needless to say, it's always a lot of work in the planning process (a little bit of stressing lol) but somehow, we always manage to pull of a successful event! Our planning/brainstorming usually happens at the tail end of the summer where we start to meet periodically to discuss logistics and responsibilities of committee members. Our goal is to strive for greatness yet keeping in mind that tis' the season to give back, so we always involve a different charity each year to spread our wings, you know and to ensure that our party is one of those parties people can't stop talking about. We are all about making new connections and having so much fun that you can leave all your problems at home and come and turn up with us (in the classiest way possible of course) lol.

2015 New Friends Host Committee: Pamela, Derrick, Giorgio, Stephanie, myself & Andre (not pictured).

This year was no different and I have to say this was by far one of the best parties we've planned thus far. From the planning committee (shout-out to Andre, Derrick, Giorgio, Pam & Stephanie) down to the amazing charity organization we chose (Ashley thank you for educating us on the Junior Achievement Board), the photo-booth (Capcity Booth we will be back!) and DJ 5'9 for the back-to-back music our friends thoroughly enjoyed! I couldn't have asked for a better way to bring in the holidays than with a few old and new friends. So without further delay, here is an exclusive sneak peek into the 6th Annual New Friends Holiday Party!
Here's the quick skinny on my look this year, I was inspired by Khloe Kardashian's Great Gatsby look she rocked for her mom's 65th birthday party here. Although I don't have 16K coins to spend on a fabulous dress and bejeweled headpiece I knew the era I wanted to bring to life. Huge thank you to my glam squad Lola for the flawless face and Skyler for my blunt hair cut.
Headpiece from Womens Exotic Cleopatra Beaded Belly Dance Head Cap (I did DIY project once I received the headpiece by cutting off the dangling beads to create a more chic and effortless look)
Earrings, midi-rings & bracelet from ALDO accessories 
Clutch by ZARA
Shoes (not pictured) are Jimmy Choo 
Now let's get back to this fabulous party that went down last weekend....












I hope you all had an amazing time, we had such a blast and can't wait for next year!! Stay tuned for future New Friends Events that maybe coming sooner than later! I want to personally wish everyone a very blissful Christmas, I'll be back next week with some new posts :)
*bows out gracefully*

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

YOU'RE INVITED: 6th Annual New Friends Holiday Party!

You're cordially invited to the 6th Annual New Friends Holiday Party!
Tis' the season for the 6th Annual New Friends Holiday Party and this year we are making it one to remember! If you've been to our parties in the past you know the crowd is always filled with DC's most fabulous socialites and young professionals in one room dancing the night away to their favorite tunes while sipping our signature cocktails and making some new friends. Since our photo-booth was such a HIT last year we are doing it again along with raffle prizes!!
Ticket purchase(s) includes a 2hour open bar (10pm-12am) & complimentary hor d'oeuvres.
What’s a holiday party without making a charitable donation to an organization we feel passionate about? A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. Learn more here:

Venue: Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar

223 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Washington, DC 20003

Music by DJ 5’9 
Formal attire required.

We expect tickets to sell out early so we strongly encourage you to buy your tickets now! Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

FYI-You do not have to print your tickets but please be ready to show CONFIRMATION of ticket purchase via phone. Get your tickets HERE!

Hashtag for social media: #NFHolidayParty

We thank you in advance for your support!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

RECAP: The Cinderella Foundation Presents...Fashion With A Purpose

Last Sunday, I got the chance to sit front row with some fabulous women to see Mrs. Diane Cole Stevens put on a great fashion/beauty show! The beautiful Terrace at 101 Constitution Avenue was the perfect venue for such a fabulous event like this and what made it even more beautiful was the spectacular view and weather. Check out my recap from Fashion With A Purpose below:

Gift bags were filled with beauty products that I can't wait to try!! Thank you Cole Stevens :)

Hello, from the other side of the capitol! It was a little windy but I had to finally debut this romper that I've been wanting to wear for about  two months now and I decided to rock my #furreal shoes I copped..I'm obsessed!! 

 selfies with my ladies before the show! 

It was almost show but I had to get another pic on this spectacular rooftop! What a view :)

Make-up check ; )

Host/Hostess of the night from Fox5 News Wisdom Martin and Allison Seymour started off the fashion show with some jokes, meanwhile helping everyone bid during the charity auction.


AMAZING! I was speechless!


Deidre Jefferies had some amazing pieces from her collection! Definitely a designer to watch!

Then there was live music between the charity auction and the Cinderella Girls had a front seat to all the amazing talent!

The beautiful and God-fearing, Mrs. Diane Cole Stevens! What an incredible woman, an inspiration to so many---did I mention I got the VIP treatment at her hair salon the weekend of the show? Absolutely loved my experience! If you are in the DMV area, make sure you ask for Jackie :) 

Korto Momolu from Project Runway showed off her skills with this very whimsical collection. I want everything!!

Deidre Jefferies auctioned off this one-of-a-kind gown! So beautiful :)

Kamaria, Myself, Naseya & Ashleigh = BLACK WOMEN WHO ROCK!

Selfie with the woman of the hour, Diane :)

And then there were more selfies!! Ahhhhh what an amazing night :)
Hair by : Cole Stevens Salon 
Black romper by: The Strut Truck
Faux Fur Heels by ASOS

Happy November everyone! I'm super excited the Holidays are around the corner, I've been extremely busy these days but I've got a few things planned for Ms. Style & Grace, so stay tuned!
*bows out gracefully*