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

59 thoughts on “Claire’s Life: Keyshia Cole’s Woman to Woman Cocktails at the James Hotel”

  1. Now this woman is attempting to rebrand herself and re-invent herself and this is the best Joe Exclusive could come up with? This outfit looks a complete mess. These artists ought to know when to push back with these stylists.

  2. Claire girl!!! You were right there!!! Why didn’t you school that child on how to dress LOL! This is too much for her petite frame. Looking like she fell out a low rider with Raul and them. She looks like drag over kill and I love her! Angela Davis…I would have fell out standing next to such an Icon!!! Go head girl!

  3. LOL!! @she fell out a low rider with Raul and them-

    You looked cute as always Claire

  4. Yes to Claire, No to Keyshia

    I can hear you biting your tongue Claire while writing this, and I’m sure you were doing the same when talking to her…lol, smh


  5. Why is it that all the other women at the event looks classy…but Keshia looks like a hoodrat in expensive shoes… Ugh the makeup….It’s just all bad, yet I do love her music. She should have got a memo on the dress attire for this event.


  7. Sexy beatlejuice and Raul & ’em is very accurate. I’ve built a bridge and am so over these men in drag stylists. But all the other ladies looked lovely. Seems like a nice rooftop party.

  8. Sadly I have to chime in and say that whoever is styling Keyshia this era is failing epically! She looks a mess in every photo I’ve seen of her promoting the single & upcoming album :(

    I like each piece on its own but together – a huge mess in addition to that clownish pink lipstick & Cruella daVille hair. I know some artists don’t like to repeat themselves but the best Keyshia ever looked was in the HEAVEN SENT video – the short black hair & tasteful makeup.

  9. lol @ Claire saying she was striking her best Johnny Bravo pose.
    I, like everyone else, don’t like those boots Keyshia has on. I do like that jacket.
    I would’ve lost the necklace and the clutch with Claire’s outfit. The necklace competes with the shirt and the clutch looks cheap to me.

  10. Those boots are horrid.

    But I LOVE the dress worn by Felicia Benson, can you tell me wear to buy?

  11. Hold my mule!! I just Googled her stylist as well! No shade but I would not have anyone looking like they were part of the ORIGINAL slave trade styling me. This dude looks like that loud auntie that smokes too much…..rode hard and put up wet……

  12. This has to be a joke, she is actually paying someone to put together these “looks” for her? I need to do some research on her stylist.

  13. Keyshia needs your help Claire. After you fulfilled your night you should of pulled her to the side for a style class. That girl cannot dress! #lord!

  14. Keyshia Cole is the biggest bama ever! But what a fab venue! The Jimmy is a sexy space with great views of downtown. NICE!

  15. I cannot think of any venue Keyshia’s outfit could be comfortably worn to, except maybe a strip club. There is an emotion coming through in all her pictures facially that is not positive. Maybe she didn’t want to be there, sick, or on something. She has been in the business too long not to know how to dress for various events.

    Better to always fall on the side of modesty and class. You can always take a jacket off, remove a scarf, untuck a shirt; but when u are dressed so scantily and wild, u can never up the classiness in the outfit you are wearing.

  16. Keisha looks turrible! I can’t with her look, but I can with yours Claire. YOU. Look. FAB! #tisall

  17. posted by mamareese

    August 30, 2012 12:27 pm

    Hold my mule!! I just Googled her stylist as well! No shade but I would not have anyone looking like they were part of the ORIGINAL slave trade styling me. This dude looks like that loud auntie that smokes too much…..rode hard and put up wet……


    This is too much for me! Before I laugh myself to tears you looked great Claire. Keyshia’s makeup is well done. Most of the women looked nice. I’m not gonna get into the negative aspects ’cause… they’re right there for everyone to see.

  18. OH MY.. Claire youre fab as always. however keyshia needs to fire her stylist, shes trying WAY to hard. the pieces aren’t bad but the combination along with the hiar and lipstick is horrible.

  19. Love those shades Michael Angela Davis has on!! I love the pink lipstick Keyshia is wearing, but they have her lips looking extra plump and big. And that outfit she has on…the pieces are cute, just not together!

  20. Keyshia Cole is WAAAAYYYYY too pretty for this type of styling. She really does look like a drag queen, smh. I agree with on of the previous posters, she looked her best in the videos “Heaven Sent” and “Take Me Away”.

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