A few days ago, media maven Bevy Smith invited me to a cocktail hour at James Hotel to fête Keyshia Cole‘s newest album and splash back on the scene.

After getting a pre fashion week facial and eyebrow grooming at Walker’s Apothecary, I made a quick change and headed to the rooftop to see what was what. I couldn’t bring my own photographer, though I was able to snap pix of a few attendees with my trusty Iphone:

Daisy Lewellyn, Me, Felicia Benson, Julee Wilson

Jasmine Martin, Bevy Smith, Michaela Angela Davis, Me

Keyshia Cole, Mimi Valdes

Shiona Turini, Rajni Jacques, Me, Nikki Ogunnaike

Later on I was able to dish with Keyshia about her outfit.

Styled by Joe Exclusive, she sported a Stella & Jamie Spring/Summer 2013 jacket, short shorts, and Versace boots.

Hot! or Hmm…?

As for me, I figured it would be a saucy night, so I struck my best Johnny Bravo pose in a resurrected Diane von Furstenberg halter top (last seen here), Topshop skirt, Christian Louboutin leopard print peep toes (last seen here), and a YSL clutch (last seen here).

It was a fun night, and only a precursor to all the Fashion Week fun.
What do you think?

If you haven’t heard Keyshia’s latest single, Enough of No Love, listen to it here:

Check out a few official pictures from the night, snapped by Ricky Day:

Michaela Angela Davis, Me, Brandice Henderson

Bevy Smith, Mike, Me

Phillip Bloch and Keyshia Cole

Mike, Me, Gabriel

Keyshia Cole and I