“The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.”–Paris Hilton

Hey Y’all,
So I received an invite to an event last night called ‘Fashion with Compassion’…

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…hosted by fabulous former Vibe, Essence, and Honey mag editor Michaela Angela Davis. The goal of the evening was to mingle with fellow urban fashionistas while shopping for shoes (with a portion of the sale proceeds going towards Black Girls Rock Inc, a non profit mentoring organization for teenage women of color). Shoes? Fashion? Mingling? Sounded right up my alley, so after work, I made my way over to Te Casan in Soho…

…to see what was what.
The gathering was already in full swing with people shopping…


…chatting…

…and socializing….

…with drinks in hand.
Of course I had to scout the room for fashionable folk, and the partygoers did not disappoint!

Najwa Moses of the hot blog Styleaholics was in the house looking pretty in pink and black.

Graphic prints and footless tights worked for the young lady on the left, while diva on the right exudes class in a smart jacket and updo.

The epitome of casual chic? A Yankees fitted, skinny jeans, and Pro-Keds.

A tailored jacket and fun t-shirt complement this stylist’s caramel colored boots and matching satchel.

The flowy top and ground grazing dress of this pair show that hot graphic prints are the ‘it’ trend this spring.

These two mixed urban edge with classic pieces. Check out homegirl’s fierce Chanel bag paired with a t-shirt, jeans, and cap.

This young lady’s sophisticated office outfit is instantly sassified with deep blue patent leather peep toes.

And these two were dapper, and utterly stylish. Where were they last week??

Anyway, I had a great time meeting a few more of NYC’s finest fashionistas! I also had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Michaela (such a sweetheart!) who told me Honey Magazine…

…is coming back full force. Check out www.honeymag.com for particulars. Now, would you be down for a re-up? Do you miss Honey like you miss Suede?
Let me know!
Smootches!
PS The Fashion Bomb is sponsoring yet another event! Come out to Loft NYC (505 Columbus Avenue bet 84th and 85th) this Saturday night, April 28th to celebrate jewelry cyberstore Boutique Finesse’s One Year Anniversary!

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We’re toasting with champagne, 2 for 1 bellinis, and a bit of shopping for the early birds. And if you come dressed in your best ‘fit, you’re instantly entered in a contest to win a $50 glam bag of jewelry (for chicest chick) or a bottle of champagne (for the flyest guy)! I’m roving the crowd and snapping pix with a Polaroid camera in hand…and this time I’ll have the final say as to the winner:)
Anyway, y’all should roll out! To view Boutique Finesse’s hot gems, visit www.boutiquefinesse.com or check out a post I wrote about them here.