Black Bride Showcase
Started the event season off with my @blogfabofficial buddies at the 2013 Black Bride Showcase. From dresses to tablescapes to cakes and more, I had a great time viewing the latest trends for the upcoming season. I also had the pleasure of meeting and co-interviewing Sunday's Best finalist and budding reality TV star Jeff Spain.
|Gorgeous tablescape by fab event designer @MsKimmyD of @imageeventsteam|
|me, @iamjeffspain & @virtuousstyls|
|@kiwithebeauty, @ohnikka, @soosootasty, @allymcglam & moi!|
|Gorgeous bridal fashions @blackbride|
Girl Talk Villa Rica
I played assistant at this event for my friend Sophia Starnes of @soosootasty! As most of you know I live in Villa Rica. I couldn't believe there was actually an event in my area so of course I had to attend. Girl Talk was just that, a bunch of ladies getting together to ask questions to a panel of experts. It was very informative and also very fun. I also jumped in to help SoSo serve her delicious treats and did a little shopping with the various vendors.
Trumpet Awards Luncheon
|Quinnie Rice of Southwest Airlines|
|@talbots skirt & blouse @woledesigns caplet @shoemint shoes @prada shades @henribendel ponytail holder|
An Evening of Hope
The Atlanta chapter of The American Diabetes Association hosted an amazing fundraiser and awards ceremony at the W Midtown. Board Member Kedrick Williams invited me to this event and I had such a great time participating in the silent auction and meeting celebrity award recipients, Anthony Anderson & Ryan Cameron. Supporting diabetes awareness is near and dear to my heart because both my mother and grandmother are insulin dependent diabetics.
Mixing Business & Pleasure in LA
Rounding out the month of January I took a quick trip to LA. I can't go into specifics with the deets, but I had fun making new business connections, scouting some great #LAstreetstyle and on the last day, taking a tour of the city. The Westin Bonaventure Downtown LA was my home away from home.
Happy Birthday Kiwi
I kicked off the month of February by celebrating fellow blogger Kiwi Durham's birthday. We took over Fab'rik Atlantic Station and transformed it into a Hello Kitty lovers dream. Unfortunately I didn't read the fine print of no dark colors, but still embraced my inner Hello Kitty!
FFFWeek Atl Model Call
FFFweek founder Gwen Devoe and her team hit the ATL for 5th stop on the casting tour. Lane Bryant at Perimeter Mall played host to over 150 model hopefuls. I ran into several familiar faces and rooted for our very own Cha'Kiva Felder who ripped the runway for the judges! I can't wait to cover FFFWeek again this summer in NYC!
Fabulous at 60
On 2-9-13, my mom, Katie Harris celebrated her 60th birthday in a big way! I had a wonderful time celebrating with her and all of her friends for her 70's themed soiree. And yes, she is wearing her own Kami Shade dress like mine! I hope I look that good when I turn the big 6-0!!!
Who knew that sharing a kiss could be so fun?!?! Last week I was honored to cover the Puffs Kiss event benefiting Dress for Success. Proctor and Gamble launched a promotion during the month of February called Puffs Kisses. Throughout the month, for every virtual kiss that was sent through the Puffs wevsite, $1 was donated to Dress for Success. During the event, the ladies of Proctor and Gamble presented Dress for Success a check for $100,000! Also, ladies that had completed the program were treated to a makeover. Adore Salon was the host location and provided complimentary manicures and makeup application and celebrity hairstylist Derek J. and his team coiffed their hair. It was an amazing night and I got to catch up with my blogger buddies and meet some new ones!
Finally, rounding out the month of February, I had a blast on a thrifting tour sponsored by my friend Sophia Starnes of SooSoo Tasty. Myself as well as Kerrie from VirtuousStyls added our style expertise and coached ladies on trends as well as spotting a great, thrifty deal!