Claire’s Life: The Premiere of OWN’s New Docu-Series Love In the City

Happy Wednesday!
I’ve been quite the busy bee this month! Last night, I was honored to host a premiere screening for OWN’s new docu-series, Love in the City, sponsored by Clairol and the 135th Street Agency.
Set in New York, the show follows celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright, fashionista Tiffany Jones, photographer Chenoa Maxwell, and entrepreneur Bershan Shaw as they bond over love, friendship, heartache, and relationships. Pegged as the multicultural answer to Sex and the City, the series promises real drama, but zero catfights (a nice balance of sass and class).
cast shot on carpet (full body)
The show’s cast is quite the stylish group (as you can see!), so the kind folks at OWN thought it fitting that I MC the fabulous gathering.
cast during Q&A

Take a look at who came out to show support:

Entertainment Mogul Mona Scott Young blessed the proceedings in striped separates
Angela Yee rolled through in a printed top and black pants
Uptown Magazine Editor-in-Chief Isoul Harris posed with Bethann Hardison
ABC News’s Joi-Marie McKenzie smiled with Rae Holliday of and songstress Elle Varner
Mariel Ericka Goodman Nicki Ogunnaike
Marielle Bobo of Ebony Magazine, Nikki Ogunnaike of, and Ericka Goodman from Ebony lit up the room
Kiyah Wright - Jason Rembert - Ursula Stephen
Show castmember and hairstylist Kiyah Wright looked sultry next to stylist Jason Rembert and hairstylist Ursula Stephen
Tai Beauchamp and InStyle Beauty Director Kahlana Barfield
Style maven Tai Beauchamp and In Style Magazine’s Kahlana Barfield looked absolutely lovely

Sesilee Lopez - Marvet Britto - Chef Roble
Model Sessilee Lopez debuted a new curly ‘do, and posed next to publicist Marvet Britto and Chef Roblé
Bethann Hardison with Shanté Bacon of 135th Street Agency
Brande Victorian (Madame Noire) - Danielle Young (Hello Beautiful)

Bloggers in the house! Brande Victoria from Madame Noire smiled next to Danielle Young of

Celebrity Hairstylist Ursula Stephen, Felicia Walker Benson of ThisThatBeauty
I loved Ursula Stephen’s Topshop romper! She looked cute next to Felicia Walker Benson of and Marvet Britto

D'angela Proctor (CORE Media)
Show Co-Producer D’Angela Proctor bet on black
Charlene Dance - Geneva Thomas
Charlene Dance of Strength of Nature looked radiant next to Geneva Thomas of Bravo’s Blood, Sweat, and Heels
Chenoa Maxwell with Taiia Smart Young (JUICY)
And Chenoa Maxwell held up a copy of Juicy Magazine next to editor Talia Smart Young

It was an amazing night!
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Angela Yee Sharon Carpenter & Mona Scott-Young
Arianna Davis (O Magazine) and Channing Hargrove (Glam Media)'s Melanie Martin and's Nikki Ogunnaike
OWN Love in the City Cupcakes
LITC cast with Claire Sulmers)
If you’re intrigued, check out the trailer here:

And be sure to tune in for the premiere episode, which airs this Saturday, April 12th, at 10pm on OWN.
What do you think?
*I shot a quick little Style Diary before the event:
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I wanted to go for a ‘Sex in the City’ feel, down to my bow! Stay tuned for more flix on
Images: 135th Street Agency & Karl Pierre


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style blog in the world.