Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

May God bless and keep you in this upcoming year! 
Thank you for supporting 'The Black Socialite!'

Make 2012 The Year of Living Fabulously

Good people, it is time for a change.

Whether it is with your relationships, socially or other aspects of  your life - 2012 can be the year that you can start putting things in place for future success.

Many of you have faithfully followed this blog for the past four years - and I am extremely grateful for your support.

However, I get the sense that some of you have allowed yourselves to become comfortable sideline participants in living rather than "getting into the game of life."

This year, I want you to make commitment to yourself that you will work diligently to have a more fabulous existence than in years past.

Your "re-branding" doesn't have to be flossy and glossy. It can simply be better than previous years.

Spend some quiet time today thinking about a few steps you can take to make 2012 the year of living fabulously.

You deserve a wonderfully incredible lifestyle - now it's up to you to cease the moment!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week's flick features Darrell and Gloria Freeman attending the Frist Center's Gala in Nashville, TN which celebrated the exhibit "Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol's Work."

I think they look absolutely amazing!

We almost finished with 2011 Good People!

There's one more post tomorrow before we usher in the New Year!

Have a super evening!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Flick


This week’s flick features (from left to right) Nikki RenĂ©e Daniels, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Susan Davenport Austin who attended The MacDowell Colony National Benefit in New York City recently.   

The event was entitled “Art in Progress” and featured a performance from “Porgy and Bess," with introduction by Carmen deLavallade, a reading by Geoffrey Holder, reflection by Suzan-Lori Parks, and performance by Nikki Renee Daniels.

Susan Davenport Austin is president of the Board of Directors for The MacDowell Colony. She is also senior vice president and chief financial officer of Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation and president of the Sheridan Gospel Network.

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