Philanthropist and Interior Designer Mattie McFadden-Lawson hosted an elegant afternoon soiree at her historic Hancock Park estate in Los Angeles, California last month in honor of beauty and style authority Mikki Taylor to celebrate the forthcoming release of Mikki's new book, Commander in Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady. The event was coordinated by William P. Miller.
The book looks wonderful and - if you're a last minute shopper like me, you might consider grabbing one for a holiday present!
Mikki Taylor and Phoebe Beasley
|A guest posing with Tomiko Fraser Hines, Mikki Taylor and Kelli Goff|
|Judy Pace Flood and Julia Pace Mitchell|
|The author with Gospel group Mary Mary|
|Shawn Robinson and Leslie Sykes|
|Karen Earl and Salaam Coleman Smith|
|Kimberly Elise & Tod Hallman|
|Jeanette Jenkins and Timothy Snell|
|Loretta Devine and Kimberly Elise|
|Solombra Ingram, Tracey Edmonds, and Keyna Moore|
|Dionne Anglin, Tanika Ray, & Leslie Sykes|
Guests joining Mikki at her private book signing in Los Angeles included actresses Kimberly Elise, Garcelle Beauvais, Loretta Devine, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jenifer Lewis, Judy Pace Flood, Julia Pace Mitchell, Kenya Moore, Nadine Ellis, Faune Chambers, and Nzinga Blake; fashion designers Angela Dean, Gelila Puck, and Lloyd Klein; fashion stylists and insiders Tim Snell, Tod Hallman, Eula Smith, Stacey Walker King, Jayneoni Moore, and Tomiko Fraser Hines; artists Phoebe Beasley and Artis Lane; church first ladies Mae Lawrence Blake, Togetta Ulmer, and Solombra Ingram; singers LeToya Luckett and Mary Mary; entertainment industry executives Tracey Edmonds, Salaam Coleman Smith, Debra Langford, Talitha Watkins, Cassandra Butcher, and Everly Lee; fitness guru Jeanette Jenkins; celebrity makeup artist AJ Crimson and "Eyebrow King" Damone Roberts; on-air personalities Tanika Ray, Fonzworth Bentley, Keli Goff, Leslie Sykes, and Dionne Anglin.
Special thanks for Joseph Babineaux for all of the details!
Photos: Valerie Goodloe