Merry Monday!
Though Cocktails with Claire went down Saturday night, I am still recovering from all the fun, fashion, and fabulosity that went down at the B Loft in Atlanta!

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Cocktails with Claire Atlanta Presented by Toyota Derek Blanks and Shun Melson
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Over 300 ATL fashionistas gathered to sip and shop from vendors Funky Flair Boutique, Suakoko Betty, A Daily Diva, Eden Body Works, G Saints Girls, Jane Doe Online, Meow and Barks Boutique, Shop Jesse Queen, Duckie Confetti, and Glam Pop Shop.
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Cocktails with Claire Atlanta Presented by Toyota Meow and Barks Boutique
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Cocktails with Claire Atlanta Presented by Toyota Funky Flair Boutique
Cocktails with Claire Atlanta Presented by Toyota Eden Body Works

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With beats by One Sound Entertainment, makeup applications by Mimi J’s the Glamatory, and goodies from Shea Moisture, The Art of Suga, Eden Body Works, and Sol de Janeiro, Lauren Beamon of Elle’s Couture Events created a stylish soirée that radiated with style and substance.
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This year, in addition to shopping and cocktails, we also had a Breaking into Fashion Panel sponsored by PZI Jeans featuring industry tastemakers Latasha Wright, Derek Blanks, Marlo Hampton, Daniel Hawkins, and yours truly, moderated by Talking with Tami.
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Cocktails with Claire Atlanta Presented by Toyota Breaking into Fashion Panel Talking with Tami, Derek Blanks, Latasha Wright, Daniel Hawkins, Marlo Hampton
On it, we spoke about our journeys, offered advice on how to break into the industry, and answered questions from the crowd.
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Robin Lori and Karl Pierre were on the scene, snapping our gorgeous guests.
Take a look:
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These beauties shined bright in metallic tones.
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This fashionista looked adorable in a printed crop top and pencil skirt set.
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An olive green Banana Republic jumpsuit was enlivened by a burgundy leather jacket and a pink tote.

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These friends came to slay in jeans, skirts, and heels.
And outside by the Toyota Camry…
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These friends made a bold statement in black and white tones.
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Skirts, crop tops, and heels were on the menu for this bomb duo.

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@StylishSheOnline looked elegant in a black and white striped maxi skirt.
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Black and White was the unofficial theme for the night! This young lady worked the look to the hilt in an LBD and a bi-color coat.
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Black and White was done right yet again with this peplum wearing fashionista. I loved this!
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Devin topped a gray bodycon with a hat and a furry vest.
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Demiya looked hot in a long sleeved party dress.
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And Whitney worked one of my favorite colors, olive green, slipping on a dress and a chic jacket.
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Bold wedges and green hair accented this all black ensemble.
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Fashion Bomb Daily and Claire Cares mentee Bianca Stewart of Jesse Queen rocked a blue suit of her design.
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YES! To this forest green jumpsuit.
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This young lady embraced fall tones in an olive green shirt, beige skirt, and berry hued fedora.
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Lastly, our Breaking into Fashion Panel moderator, Talking with Tami, went for monochrome in a cranberry colored dress and matching leather jacket.
As for me….! Well, if you follow me on Snapchat, you’d know that I was in tears the night before! The outfit I ordered came incomplete, and I basically had nothing to wear:/ Traci Evans, the owner of Meow and Barks Boutique, saw my plight, and sent this fringed number my way.
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Luckily, it fit! I slipped on a Duckie Confetti fur and Balmain x H&M earrings for an extra dose of glam.
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Let me tell you: Atlanta was so warm and welcoming! It’s true what they say about Southern Hospitality!!
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Cocktails with Claire Atlanta Presented by Toyota Breaking into Fashion Panel Talking with Tami, Latasha Wright, Derek Blanks, Daniel Hawkins, Marlo Hampton
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Cocktails with Claire Atlanta Presented by Toyota Shun Melson and Claire Sulmers
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Cocktails with Claire Atlanta Presented by Toyota
Every year Cocktails with Claire continues to expand and get bigger and better. We are going to take our time planning the next few cities, but we’re definitely heading out again next Spring with planned stops in Chicago, LA, San Francisco, and New York! Who knows, we might even go international…

Indulge in the full event rundown in our Gallery above.
What do you think?
*Special Thank You to Whitney, Alexis, Alva, Jim, and the whole Toyota team for their continued support!
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Images: Robin Lori/Karl Pierre

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