I first met Marie back in April at LuckyFABB and was blown away by how sweet she was and loved her pitch for why she should attend NY Fashion week as a correspondent for Lucky Magazine. She won the pitch fest and when I approached her after to tell her congratulations she couldn't have been more gracious. She's also a BLM girl and has been more than generous with her assistance to us newbies and lesser known bloggers. She's been willing to take the time to answer any and all questions and never hesistates to tell it like it is. In a word I love her. But in a non creepy stalker way. So I RSVP'd with a quickness and texted my sister-friend to tell her to save the date cuz we were going out! It seemed to take forever to arrive but finally the day was here! My friend Ebony and I were the glam squad for a wedding early in the day and even though we were tired we were both excited for a night out. Her first time out since having her baby last summer!!
Located inside the VIP Lounge at Club Nokia we were among the first to arrive and instantly made friends with Vanessa and Priscilla while waiting in line. They were absolutely lovely and we were jazzed to have found some folks to chit chat with on the way in.
Upon arriving to the door of the club there was a red carpet situation with Chenese Lewis interviewing attendees as they did the step and repeat. I was nervous to unexpectedly be on camera and because I'm "decidedly NOT so curvy" thought it might seem odd for me to be there. But as I explained to Chenese , women of every size and color need other women to be there to support their ventures and I dig Marie and what she's about so I went ahead and strutted my stuff in front of the camera and promoted my blog without missing a beat.
I was super geeked about my ensemble. It may not have seemed like much but I finally found the perfect sequin leggings via The Oxford Trunk and they arrived just in time for the party! I picked up my RUN DMC tee at Forever 21 that afternoon and the BCBGeneration shoes were a delightful find at TJ Maxx that same day. Of course I had to pull it all together with my favorite Stella & Dot jewels and a bright red lip. (full outfit post coming later this week)
The woman of the hour was KILLING it in a black low cut jumpsuit and serving all kinds of Diana Ross sass with her hair. I was happy to grab a photo op and take a minute to gush over her ensemble while introducing her to my girl. I was kind of jelly about how awesome her boobs were looking while mine were just dumb in comparison.
We wasted no time in hitting the photo booth and taking outfit photos. Who knew what we would look like at the end of the night?
|obligatory bathroom selfie's|
Congratulations Marie, on your many accomplishments over the last year and I can't wait to see where this year takes you. I am truly grateful to have met you and I thank you for allowing me to pick your brain and for continuing to lead by example.
So what did y'all do this first weekend of the new year?
**If you want to see more photos of the event be sure to check out the hashtag #TCFTurns5 on Instagram / Facebook /Twitter as there were camera flashes all around and sure to be many more amazing photos from the night!