In honor of Chinese New Year, Friday Girl TV was invited to cover the launch of Sakiri Vodka at Fusion 19 in conjunction with 19th Hole Magazine and the New Times Culture Education Center/Shen Yun Performing Arts Center. It was a fabulous event and the location was very posh and glamorous. The drinks made with Sakiri Vodka were yummy! We enjoyed bringing in the year of the Rabbit with great drinks, mini bites, a fashion show and a wonderful performance.
Nia Long, star of the upcoming film MOOZ-LUM, hit up a private media screening of the indie film at the Eventi Hotel in New York City. TV/radio personality FREE moderated the post-screening discussion which featured MOOZ-LUM writer/director Qasim “Q” Basir and producer Dana Offenbach. Evan Ross, Danny Glover, Roger Guenveur Smith and Dorian Missick also star in the film which opens in theaters February 11, 2011. For more information, visit www.moozlumthemovie.com. In the meantime, check out these pics…
Photos by Stephen Knight
This past weekend, Friday Girl had the pleasure of attending the launch of Pink Kitty Cabaret, a fabulous burlesque and dance show created by Andrea Kelly. Andrea Kelly is a dancer and choreographer who has extensive experience through working with her ex-husband, R&B star R. Kelly with his tours, videos and performances. Her choreography is a theatrical fusion of African, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, and Belly Dancing. Elements of her dance show her inspirations of Bob Fosse, Alvin Ailey, Tina Turner, Solid Gold, and street Hip-Hop.
The show was thoroughly enjoyable. Andrea Kelly has assembled a great group of young dancers who will definitely benefit from her wonderful quality of movement and tutelage. We look forward to seeing her dance company, Andrea Kelly Dance Theater grow and flourish.
Photos by Derwin Bing
Here’s a fabulous video showing some of Andrea Kelly’s great choreography.
If you have an opportunity to go see the Pink Kitty Cabaret, take it. You will enjoy it.
Last Saturday, Friday Girl had an opportunity to attend the launch party for Sheen Magazine. Sheen is a beauty magazine that features the latest trends in fashion and hair. Originally distributed through salons and boutiques, it will be featured on newsstands starting this month. Organized by Urban Suite Entertainment and held at the Emily Amy Gallery in midtown, the event was filled with fashion and beauty tastemakers in Atlanta. Guests were treated to fashion displays, candy couture and a fashion show featuring models with their hair done by The Damn Salon. It was an enjoyable event for all! For more information about Sheen Magazine, visit www.sheenmagazine.com.
Friday Girl TV was invited to attend the 1 year anniversary celebration of Arkeedah McCormick’s blog, www.itsarkeedah.com. We met her a few months ago at a fashion show and have been enjoying seeing her blog continue to grow. She covers fashion and beauty in Atlanta from a model’s perspective. Her anniversary was held at Cloud IX Lounge in Castleberry Hill.
Last night, Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 hosted A Very Keri Christmas listening party for 100 contest winners at Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge, where Keri previewed tracks from her upcoming No Boys Allowed album in stores Dec. 21st. Keri showed the crowd how to “Pretty Girl Rock” and explained the inspiration behind each song. Several fans walked away with autographed merchandise and one lucky winner won a Panasonic sound system.
Photos: Jazmyne Simmons
RS Pop Shop founded by Melissa Gonzalez and John Knowles is a fashion pop up store that showcases great up and coming designers. I had the pleasure of attending their Annual Holiday Fashon & Music Bazzar this week at the Roger Smith hotel and had a great time checking out hot New York designers and listening to the sounds of great musicians. Check the pictures and trailer video below to find out about this pop up shop that rocks!
Photos by Champion Eye Media.
Right before Thanksgiving, super-producer Polow Da Don held the 4th Annual Star-Studded Thanksgiving Carnival and Turkey Giveaway in Southwest Atlanta. Hosted by Big Boi, there were performances by Ludacris, Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, Lloyd, Keri Hilson and Chris Brown as well as a turkey giveaway where over 1000 families received turkeys, yams and collard greens for Thanksgiving. In spite of the weather, there were thousands in attendance to enjoy the festivities and performances. The concert was also streamed live online and people in Brazil, Nigeria, London, Ireland and Spain also had an opportunity to enjoy the event.
The Soul Train Music Awards was taped in Atlanta this week and Friday Girl TV had an opportunity to attend a Soul Train Music Awards Gifting Suite organized by Kim Tumey Entertainment and A.B.C. Publicity. It was held at Havana Club in Buckhead and it was an event filled with products, good food and performances.
After enjoying the event, we ventured outside to leave and stumbled across a mobile cigar lounge that was quite fly.
Friday Girl TV was invited to attend an event hosted by Cate Adair, the costume designer for Desperate Housewives and we were very excited to meet her and learn more about Chamilia. Unfortunately we just missed Cate (darn that Atlanta traffic) but we did have an opportunity to learn more about Chamilia and Be the Match. We also had a chance to play with some beautiful beads and make some wonderful bracelets.
This is a wonderful organization that helps people who need bone marrow transplants through donors. For more information about Be the Match or to sign up, visit www.marrow.org.
It was a fabulous event held at Barron’s Fine Jewelry outside of Atlanta. In addition to the wonderful Chamilia display, there were lots of lovely, shiny baubles available for purchase. If you want to feed your bead/charm obsession or are interested in joining the ranks of the other Chamilia fans, visit www.chamilia.com to find a store that carries Chamilia near you. Don’t forget to visit www.marrow.org to learn more about Be the Match.