And what a night it was! As Jamie Foster Brown, publisher of Sister 2 Sister magazine (aka “The Barbara Walters of Print”) brought out a few of her celeb friends for a star studded night of dancing, pampering, a little bit of shopping, and plenty of glam-tastic moments! The event was held at the Mason Murer Fine Arts Gallery in Atlanta, and I mean the place was jammed packed!
Celeb appearances included Fab-Lanta’s very own, and locally grown Georgia peach Kandi Burruss of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, who I missed by a few minutes from what I was told. She showed up, along with R&B crooner Bobby Valentino, just minutes after I left the event. Still kickin myself for that faux pas. 🙁 I’m sure I will catch Ms. Kandi very soon.
Lisa Wu Hartwell (Closet Freak clothing) and Tameka “Tiny” Harris were also scheduled to appear but they were both no-shows; although Tiny’s Nail Bar was there to represent in Tiny’s absence. I was really looking forward to meeting both ladies too. So far I’m 0 for 4, but, I’m just getting warmed up… so, read on. 😛
Trina and Towanda Braxton from Braxton Family Values (my new fav show by the way), were the mixologists for the eve; and both ladies were cutting up just like they do on the show.
Towanda is a ton of fun! Both she and I were trying to take a pic but we couldn’t stop laughing.
So, one memory card later, here’s the pic that made the cut.
Notice my fabulous neckwear I picked up at the Market Rwanda charity. I received so many compliments on it.
Meeka Claxton from Basketball Wives was also in the house, and I must say…She was flawless! Meeka was a lot of fun too, and very gracious despite how she’s been depicted on the show. So, always remember what your momma taught you growing up…Never judge a stiletto until you’ve worn a pair. Wait; your mother never said that? Well, you get the point (I hope). 😛
Also in attendance was Ne-Yo’s fiancée Monyetta Shaw, Michael Vick’s fiancée Kijafa Frink, and R. Kelly’s ex Andrea Kelly. Monyetta was rockin a fab Birkin bag that would go great with these Giuseppe’s I’ve been dreamin about lately. Ok Monyetta; we need to talk girl!
I also met Toya Wright of Toya: A Family Affair, who was there promoting her NY Times Best Selling book, “Priceless Inspirations”. OMG!!! Toya is one of the sweetest and most down to Earth people around. Her publicist, Danielle Cardriche-Johnson, invited me to an event that Toya will be hosting this weekend along with her new hubby Mickey “MempHitz” Wright, and I can’t wait to see the happy newlyweds together. Ahhh; love! There’s nothing like it!
Can’t forget the vendors who provided everything from designer clothing, fab shoes and accessories, to beauty and health related products. There were a bevy of women entrepreneurs in the house promoting their businesses, boutiques, and other services. LAMIK was also there providing free makeovers, Ultimat Vodka covered the drinks and VitaminWater provided the refreshments. And ladies; there were chest-bearing and shirtless men on tap to give complimentary massages. Whoohoo!!!
The highlight of the night was when the DJ put on the “Wobble” song. The place literally went nuts as everyone scrambled to the dance floor!
Ms. Jamie grabbed me and pulled me out there along with all the other ladies to “boogie oogie oogie” (Ok, I’m showing my age… :-P)
Thanks Ms. Jamie for a fun night of laughter, partying and shopping… After tonight she should be referred to as “The Life of the Party” :-D), as no one can “get down” like she can! (Oops, there I go again :-P)
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