Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

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

Mikki Taylor and Phoebe Beasley

A guest posing with Tomiko Fraser Hines, Mikki Taylor and Kelli Goff

Judy Pace Flood and Julia Pace Mitchell

Garcelle Beauvais

The author with Gospel group Mary Mary

Shawn Robinson and Leslie Sykes

Karen Earl and Salaam Coleman Smith

Jenifer Lewis

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