Month: December 2013

TWELVE18 Media Private Screening

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I attended the Private Screening down in Dumbo, NYC tonight featuring YouTube notables MsVaugnTV (Vaughn Monroe) HairCrush (Chime Edwards) BeautifulBrwnBabyDol (Nina) and Taren Guy. I heard about the event from Taren herself when she uploaded a photo of the four women promoting a private screening to attend the event tonight. I had been to previous events hosted by Taren before but I jumped at the chance to meet Chime Edwards a natural hair enthusiast and Ms. Vaughn; Jack and master of all trades. I had never heard of BeautifulBrwnBayDol ( I know I am getting my life as we speak) but needless to say that would all change tonight. She is my new favorite discovery. I am truly inspired by her accomplishments.

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     After being allowed in from the cold cruel night we were able to check our coats and shop the wonderful vendors “So Major Boutique” (top) and “I Got Pink Eye” (bottom). The ladies were very welcoming and their pieces were unique yet wearable, often at events like this you find pieces that are quirky but not practical! Both of these ladies featured unique hat designs sure to keep you fabulous and warm this winter. Being the SHOPAHOLIC that I am i had to buy a fabulous pair of earrings that caught my eye from the very beginning at So Major Boutique. 

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These earrings are so awesome at $15 I could not pass on these statement making drop detail gems in gold, I even ended up putting them on and wearing them for the rest of the night! 

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As we waited for the girls to arrive we were served tasty hors d’oeuvres and listened to music. I was able to mix sand mingle with other naturals such as myself and the event was going as expected. There were a host of cupcakes, fresh fruit and interesting vegetable and shrimp options and i was happy to be able to try them all! I love food!!! (especially the free and delicious kind)

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Eventually all of the ladies arrived starting a media frenzy! They were all looking über fabulous and easily captured everyones attention. From left to right (Vaughn, Taren, Founder of Twelve18 Media, Inc. Maureen  Aladin, Nina, Chime) these ladies were ready to kick off the Private Screening.

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Mums the word… We were all reminded about the importance of secrecy of the screening and the consequences of sharing the confidential information we had all been invited to receive. For those of you that missed the screening you are definitely in for good things! #SHHH

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Panel Discussion

 

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After the panel discussion and cake we were graced with a few songs by recording artist Lydia Caesar. I will insert the link to some of her music for your listening pleasure, and my personal favorite song “Overdose.”Image

I know what you’re thinking… what about the goodie bag!!! We received not one… but TWO goodie bags tonight. With the help of sponsors like Miss Jessie’s, Alikay Naturals, and Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Twelve 18 Media gifted us with some staple sample products sure to keep your coif in check this winter or try that new style you always wanted to attempt but were too afraid to try because of what people would think. We each also received some cool music to listen to! Thanks Twelve 18 Media!

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OOTN my Jumpsuit | H&M, Blazer | H&M, and the shoes are ZARA dupes that i purchased from a store called ROXX

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I MET SOME GREAT WOMEN TONIGHT… and i had a lot of FUN! I can’t wait for the next event! Image

 

Fur Weather

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It is officially COLD! Here in New York City I decided to give you guys another OOTD (Outfit of the Day) with my newest fur vest. The vest is real fur, but i did get it at a REAL LOW price at my favorite thrift store in lower Manhattan No Relation Vintage. Its become my favorite item to wear as the fall is coming to a close and winter is approaching. it’s cozy, comfy and gives me that animal instinct! Please don’t call PETA on me! I hope you like it! Here’s the tea:

Vest: Real Fur | No Relation Vintage

Chambray Shirt: H&M

Disco Pants: American Apparel

Studded Cross-body: Conway

Boots: Payless

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend and didn’t eat too much we want to make sure our latest purchases still fit! lol Stay beautiful and don’t forget to SHOP!