So every year I try to make it out to New York Urban League Young Professional’s Rebirth event…


Chock full of people of color, it’s a chance to mix, mingle, drink great wine and engage in a focused cultural event. Last year, the event featured a fashion show; this year, filmmakers of color showed shorts and drummed up interest for their feature films. I attended to catch a bit of Real Urban Professional Style, and was not disappointed!
These young men looked dapper in argyle sweater vests, glasses, and blazers, while the young lady in the middle keeps cool in a belted seafoam tunic worn over footless tights.
It’s spring, but baby it’s cold outside! These girls struck a balance in sleeveless dresses worn with tights and booties.

This talented filmmaker, Pete Chatmon, came to the event in a sophisticated steel pinstripe blazer worn over a pink checkered shirt; his glasses are a nice touch. Chatmon, called the ‘Next Spike Lee,’ recently produced a movie called ‘Premium‘ starring Zoe Saldana, Hill Harper, and Eva Pigford. He’s definitely one to watch. Check him out and catch a preview for Premium at www.double7film.com or www.premiumthemovie.com.
Hello ladies! These two beauties look cool and carefree in strapless dresses in seasonless marigold and cream.
Traditional v-neck sweaters and blazers were the rule for these two young men…
These young urban professionals were corporate yet cool in pencil skirts, pumps, and shift dresses in neutral colors like gray and black…
And check out this showstopper! This young lady showed out in a white tuxedo worn with a ruffled black top. Amazing! I had to ask where she purchased, and she revealed the outfit was top to bottom Roberto Cavalli for H&M. If I had ever become dissuaded with H&M designer series, this outfit renewed my faith! Guess I’ll be back on line for the next one…

With that said, does Rebirth 2008 have Real Style?


Fashion, News, and What Nots

*Want to become involved with the New York Urban League Young Professionals? Check out their website (www.nyul.org) here.
*Check out my post from Rebirth 2007. These events are always super fun!
*Want to be hip to the New York Urban Professional Scene? Check out my girl Jen at the B-Life (www.the-b-life.blogspot.com). She always has the rundown of what’s poppin in NYC, plus restaurant reviews and more! Tell her I sent ya:)
*Bossip wonders
…who looked hotter? [Bossip]
*Yet another story on April’s Vogue Cover. The author wonders about Annie Leibovitz’s’ ‘inspiration‘ and mixes in some history. An interesting read! [Media Assasin]

5 thoughts on “Real Style: Rebirth 2008!”

  1. claire I think you should start posting about this events ahead of time because some of us are not in the know i.e. myself and I would have love to network and be apart of something so great!

  2. Thanks for the shout out Claire. I’d love to recruit some of your fashionistas to The B-Life. xo, Jen

  3. The sister in the grey dress is working it!!!!!!
    Iam a big fan of Rihanna’s style but i’m not feeling that look. Feels like she’s trying too hard

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