Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Flick

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) President Harriet R. Michel (center) is photographed with her family - Christopher Michel and his wife, Michell Tollinchi Michel; her husband, Yves Michel; daughter-in-law Valerie Michel and her husband, Gregory Michel at the NMSDC Minority Business Leadership Awards Gala in New York City on May 19th.

More than 1400 guests attended the event where Michael Duke of WalMart, Ralph G. Moore of Ralph G. Moore & Associates and Frederick Ruiz of Ruiz Food Products were honored,

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mellody Hobson & George Lucas Enjoy The Cannes Film Festival

Mellody Hobson & her beau (Filmmaker George Lucas) attended the Gucci sponsored Vanity Fair's annual Cannes bash at the Hôtel du Cap. This swanky event takes place during the Cannes Film Festival and is always jammed packed with celebs.

I’m still on wedding watch so we’ll have to wait and see if this couple decides to jump the proverbial broom!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week's flick features Veronica Webb and Susan Fales-Hill (right) attending the American Ballet Theatre's (ABT) Spring Gala.

The event was held in New York earlier this week and raised $1.5 million for ABT.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ooo..Something Blue...

Since our wedding is going to be in the Caribbean, we have decided to do something small, intimate, and very casual. The fru-fru is out and beach chic is definitely in for us.

And you know what? The pragmatist in me refuses to spend loads of funds on the dress. I'm opting to spurge on the accessories instead (since they will have long term usage).

Plus, I'm a big fan of accessories as "wearable art."

So I came across these two items which are absolutely fabulous and may fit the "something blue" criteria for some of you brides-to-be out there.

The "Something Blue" shoes are by Manolo Blahnik and the purses are by Judith Leiber.

Aren't they amazing?!

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

Pauletta Washington, Marva Smalls, & Star Jones

Louise Mirrer, Kimberly Davis, & Beverly Daniel Tatum

Jerri DeVard, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Star Jones, Jonelle Procope

Janice Savin, Marva Smalls, Kimberly Davis, Louise Mirrer and Judith Byrd

On May 6th, 226 guests attended the New-York Historical Society’s (N-YHS) annual Strawberry Festival Luncheon. Kimberly B. Davis (President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation) was the honoree of the event and Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum (President of Spelman College) served as keynote speaker. Ms. Davis is a graduate and trustee of Spelman College.

Vendura Jewelry held a trunk show at the event that featured their incredible 70th Anniversary Collection (the company also donated ten percent of the proceeds to N-YHS).

By all accounts, this was the New York Historical Society’s most successful Strawberry Festival Luncheon. The event raised a whopping $230,000 - which is record breaking. Bravo to the Committee and N-YHS for their efforts!

Thanks to Robert Katz for sharing these amazing photos!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I Take These Vows..

Many of you know that I'm getting married (woo-hoo) in the Caribbean! We're vetting locations and starting to organize how we want our celebration to unfold.

I know that inquiring minds are interested in some of the details (grins) so I will share some of my random thoughts and the planning process with you.

But let me say my "vows"to you first:


I *raising my right hand* promise to not be a Bridezilla by flooding this blog with every lil' wedding detail. I will share things about the process that I believe will contribute to our shared knowledge and will be fun.

I will not share any negative tom-foolery or slam any vendors publicly.

I will continue to cover Black Socialites happenings that are not linked to this wedding.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mourning The Legendary Lena Horne

As many of you know, Ms. Lena Horne passed recently at the age of 92. Ms. Horne was an active Civil Rights advocate and Honorary Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Beyond giving the world her talent, she helped plant the seeds of success for many other Black actresses to follow. She demonstrated that Black female talent could be graceful, elegant, and regal - which was in sharp contrast of the images of Black women on screen in the early days of Hollywood.

National Public Radio (NPR) posted an interesting retrospective on Ms. Horne's life that is worth reading.

She will be missed. Her contributions and commitment to representing the Black woman as beautiful should remind all of us of her personal sacrifices.

And it should not be a legacy squandered or taken for granted.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week's flick Dr. Erika Faust (in red) and Stephanie Lawrence at the American Museum of Natural History's annual gala in New York City this month. Dr. Faust is working this simple yet super-chic gown sans a ton of accessories, glitter, and unnecessary add-ons. She looks absolutely great!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Out & About On The Scene

Marcus Samuelsson and his lovely wife Maya Haile at the Brooklyn Museum's annual gala
(The Brooklyn Ball) on April 22nd.

Katie Rost attended The Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services Annual Spring Benefit in New York on April 21st. The event was held at Gusatavino's.