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Events

I hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July celebration. My family had a bbq at my cousins house in Queens. We usually go to Valley Stream park, but it is closed due to budget cuts (bbm thumbs down). So we set up the grill, the tents, chairs, and card tables in my cousin’s back yard and great time. Here is what I wore to the bbq.

 First of all, I know I was supposed to do the crinkle/curly look to my hair, but I was too tired and so I just wore it straight (big mistake).

I wore a teal NY & Co. romper (I love that store, when they have sales), that I bought for about $20. It was originally $40. I wore it with my pewter sandals from Bakers and a necklace by Traci Lynn.

My sister told me not to put her up on the blog, but of course I am not going to listen because I LOVE THIS PICTURE!

My niece (the little diva) Nylah and my sister Chanell.

If you are in the New York area and have never been to Target 1st Saturdays, you are truly missing out on so much fun. The first Saturday of every month, Target sponsors various FREE activities and events at the Brooklyn Museum. They have various activities depending on the theme of the month. This month is dedicated to a legend, Andy Warhol. The Andy Warhol: The Last Decade exhibit goes until September 12, 2010, but this weekend we were able to view it for free. We also viewed other exhibits, watched an incredible art battle by four talented artist, watched some karaoke, and met up with a few friends. Here are some photos from the festivities.

This is for the painting above. It pretty much states that Andy Warhol urinated all over a bunch of canvases, mixed  his urine with metallic paint to create these master pieces.

Self-Portraits

The Last Supper Series

Here are photos of the artist from the art battle. They artist had 15 minutes to complete a painting…it was definitely a joy to watch.

Concep– Watching him work was truly amazing. There was an element of surprise to his work. The image was unexpected, but the end product was extremely powerful. It also helped that he was a cutie lol. I do not know much about painting and I do admire artist for this, but this man can blend his colors lol. I know that is something strange to notice, but you had to see him in action to truly understand what I mean.

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This past weekend was the 39th International African Arts Festival. This festival is held every year in the best borough, Brooklyn of course. It used to be held at Boys and Girls High School, but now it is held at the Commodore Barry Park near the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The purpose of this festival is to celebrate the rich culture of Africa showcasing various African designers, artists, musicians, etc. There are tons of vendors selling everything from shea butter to socks and t-shirts. It is a great family event. You can enjoy great food, great music, and great people. Here are a few photos from vendors at the festival.

Printed and Tie-dye wrap dresses and rompers. My favorite is the pink and green ensemble in the bottom right corner.

Gorgeous earrings from various vendors. I love huge earrings and so my eyes automatically went to the orange pair.

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Yesterday I attended Kitty Bradshaw’s 2-year blogiversary networking event. It was held at the APART Showroom in Manhattan. The night was full of great bloggers, great food, great drinks, great manicures, great conversations and an even greater goody bag. She had a great turn out and I was able to meet many of my fellow bloggers that I follow on twitter like The Fab Chick, Pink Monkey, and Nik of The Single Girl’s Guide to Men. Here are some photos of the event.

I attended the event with my friend Kim the MUA

Here are a few pieces from APART that were on display

In the goody bag, APART also gave the fashion bloggers a flash drive with a preivew of their 2010 Fall Collection! I was so excited about this! Expect an IN DEPTH review soon.  I love the sequins leggings with the black turtleneck and blazer, it is a subtle look but makes a strong statement. The blue sequins dress is also amazing. My favorite piece would have to be the brown leather jacket. Kim actually brought that jacket to my attention at another event we went to maybe about a month ago. Seeing it again is a confirmation…I need to get it!

They also had great cupcakes provided by Tonnie’s Minis 

Now anybody that knows me, know that I love a good cupcake, and these were DELICIOUS! My favorite had to be the red velvet. One thing that I love more than cute little mini cupcaks would have to be SHOES (crazy transition right?)

Nina Shoes was a sponsor for the event and they showcased their Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 line.

I love the blue jewel encrusted peep toe. That is a great date/evening shoe. I also love the pink strappy sandal. It is fun and flirty. It can be paired with jeans, shorts, or a dress and add a different dynamic to each look.
My favorite shoe would have to be the light up booties! They are a perfect night time/club party shoe! These definitely make a statement, but what’s great about this bootie is that you can turn off the lights. So if you want to have fun and be the center of attention, let the booties light up, but you have the option of turning off the shoe for a more subtle look.

I loved this guys DSquared2 sneakers and the wedge heels are simply fabulous. They are also made by Nina Shoes

Other sponsors included:

I had a really great time. Congratulations to Kitty Bradshaw for 2 years of blogging success!

 

So last Friday was the Tribeca Retail Club “Summer Love” event and I had a blast. Once again it was in an intimate setting, which allowed me to take my time at various booths are really talk to the designers and beauty/health experts, unlike other events where people are literally on your back. Here are a few photos from the event.

Dani Katescreator of Kandi Swim which has been featured in Glamour and Sports Illustrated. You also have accessories by Lavazzon. Every thing is hand made which makes their pieces very unique.

Tru Butter’s real skin care products were amazing. It is made with shea butter, which I absolutely love. The butters did keep my hands moisturized for a very long. Most body butters say it lasts for 24hrs but within 10 minutes your hands are dry. This is not the case with Tru Butter products.

Here are a few pieces from Finish Touches Accessories. They were at the last event and I bought two pairs of earrings from them. My friend Kim actually bought the chunky green necklace and my friend Jennifer bought this beautiful coral bracelet.

The accessories are from Sociallite accessories which is a boutique located in Harlem. They had a variety of pieces including unique tie and bow tie chains. The young lady in the yellow is designer Dominique Auxilly. She had a variety of dresses that were unique and one of a kind designs. The dress she is wearing is one of her own and it looks amazing. That color looks gorgeous.

Overall, I had a really good experience at the Tribeca Retail Club “Summer Love” event. My only gripe, I was expecting a little bit more in the goody bag. Some really great products came in the bag like nail polish, eye masks, eye cream etc, but that was the only con really. Two of my readers who attended the event said they would like to see more of  vendors that cater to a variety of sizes not just the size 2s and 4s.  

So there you have it! For those of you that attended the event what did you think about it?