Friday, June 5, 2015

Fashion Event Review: Les Lotus Noire's Fashion Brunch at Toshi's Livingroom


I attended a Fashion Brunch this past Sunday at Toshi's Living Room which is part of The Flatiron Hotel. This brunch featured an unlimited brunch selection along with fashion shows from local Carribean designers such as Patrice Harris of House of Goodluck with shoes by John Ashford, Shakeema Thomas of KeMonae Designs, Kimon Baptiste of Kimmystic Clo, Chanel and Tresor Clemons of TreL boutique and Bernadette of beDEAU. The fabulous event was put on by the ladies of the event and talent management company Les Lotus Noire.

Having attended a lot of fashion events, I have seen it all. However this concept of fashion shows during brunch day time hours is something that is rarely done. I thought the concept was fresh, unique and a great outlet for fashionista's and brunch fans to connect. Who wouldn't want to sip on some delicious sangria's, mimosas and mojito's (which were DELICIOUS) while viewing amazing designs? Designs, which I must say are worthy of a credit card swipe or two.

My favorite House of Goodluck was showcased at the end and included shoes designed by the amazing John Ashford. I thought House of Goodluck was BeyoncĂ© meets Lady Gaga with a bit of Olivia Pope. There were bodysuits, vibrant colors, sheer, lace and lots of peplum. Each model that came out had a completely different piece than the last which led to the creativity and versatility of the brand. Please see House of Goodluck photo's below.

Another favorite of the designers was the kids fashion boutique TreL, who as a 4 year old designer with the help of her mom has created a cool children's wear line which features awesome logo tee's. The models featured in this show were the most adorable, charismatic and charming kids that had the audience simply amazed. Designers Kimmystic Clo, KeMonae Designs and beDeau fashions all featured perfect summer looks with rompers, long silk dresses, playful silhouettes and radiant colors.



The fashion show combined with the brunch selection which included bacon, eggs benedict, finger sandwiches, pancakes, french toast and more made this a very comfortable and interesting way to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon. Another great perk of the event were the great goodie bags that were put together with the logo of the company on the bag. You will have to attend a Les Lotus Noire event to see what kind of goodies that are inside of these bags!! You won't be disappointed. The event attracted a professional and fashionable crowd and I will be looking forward to more of these events in the future.


If you live in the New York City area and are looking for event planners for a fashion event, your birthday, sweet 16, wedding, baby shower, bridal shower, corporate event, holiday event, business launch etc, the ladies of Les Lotus Noire, Stacey Delpeche and Karen James are the epitome of turning “your passion into an art form”. Please visit their site and contact them at 1-(800) 593-1303, or My personal recommendation and having known Karen James through a mutual friend for many years now, I will say they are extremely professional and this company is one of the most official event management companies that I have come across in a very long time! Bravo!!
Founders and Owners of Les Lotus Noire Stacey Delpeche and Karen James

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Trend Alert: Neutral is the New Black

The all nude/neutral look has always looked good. It is polished, demure and sexy without being out there. However, this past season the trend has grown to new heights with almost everyone trying it!
Please look forward to future ootd's with nude/neutral looks. This has always been my favorite color!
Zoe Seldana stunned in Versace showing her curvaceous post baby bod at Sunday nights Oscars
Rihanna, BeyoncĂ©, Christina Milian and Draya and a host of other celebrities and fashionistas are on this trend

But Kim K (and fam) and JLO are the queens of this look

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Zang Toi: Fall/Winter 2015 Collection Review

I attended the Zang Toi Fall/Winter fashion show for their Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. As a HUGE fan of his as a designer and overall person, I am pleased to say he delivered once again.
My attraction towards his collections is not only his execution of timeless and intricate designs but also in the way that he continually shows versatility and creates a whole new look, vibe and feel each fashion week.
I attended his last show which was full of energy, funk and playfulness as the beautiful models walked down the runway to Lenny Kravitz "American Woman." This collection was colorful and bold. What I love is how this new collection is the exact opposite but still equally stunning and captivating. The theme "Mystique Beauty of Venice," was perfect for an array of dark exotic colors and silhouettes that were perfect for a masquerade ball. The clothing was delicate yet strong; captivating yet soft. I must say I was absolutely blown away. My favorite piece being a beautiful muted brown cape with black beading on top of a black LBD (seen below) was the last look and must I say a look I will gladly recreate one day! :-) The show ended with the model in this look grasping the arm of her male counterpart who donned a dramatic mask and crisp velvet suit. Of course Zang Toi and his always cheerful presence graced the runway shortly after. I cannot wait to see what is in store for Spring/Summer 2016. Great job!

(Photo's by Getty Images)

(Zoya nail polish was the official sponsor of the Zang Toi show)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Vivienne Tam: Fall/Winter 2015 Collection Review

I attended the Fall/Winter Vivienne Tam Show at Lincoln Center on Monday night and was delightfully impressed once again with her choices in fabric, silhouettes and overall production. She took beiges and neutrals to another level by adding crisp details. My favorite look was the tan trench coat and pants combo. While this look is extremely wearable, it screams out high fashion and cannot compare to anything that a retail or online boutique could recreate.
This collection is described as  "an urban romantic take on chinoiserie -- the European concept of China, sparked by its imagination of the mystical and exotic Far East. This prevailing aesthetic characterized by intricate designs that blend ornate European design with rich imagery from the East -- lush renderings of birds, pagodas, boats, bamboos, bridges and more -- was iterated in mirrors, furniture, wall coverings, draperies and decorative art objects that dominated interior and fashion design."

I have always been in love with the way her collections always seem to have a fun quirkiness with a subtle sex appeal which showcases a woman can be flirty, fashionable and sexy at the same time. High necklines and longer lengths have always worked in Vivienne's favor. I cannot wait to see what she brings in September for Spring/Summer 2016.

Celebrities such as Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai from the real were seated in the front row. Also in the fron were Tashiana Washington from Gimme Shelter and Eric West.

Photo's courtesy of Shin Advisors