Monday, July 20, 2015

Euphoria: The Ultimate Ladies Night Out Experience

This weekend was fabulous! Let me tell you guys.  I am very pleased that because of  Ms. India Parson,  founder of a great organization called BEST, I had the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event “Euphoria”, organized by Glam R Us Events with celebrity host Christian Keyes. Promoting domestic violence awareness, the color of the evening was purple.  As ladies entered they were given a purple domestic violence awareness sticker to wear in support of the cause. You could find many dressed in all purple, all black with a splash of purple, purple lipstick and even purple hair. The atmosphere was edgy, but classic. There was a warmth created by those that were working the event that made me feel completely comfortable. There were skincare consultants, boutiques, financial planners, and more representing the vendors circle for the night. There was food, drinks, music and even a fashion show. Did I mention, it was a birthday celebration for the lovely Christie of Glam R Us Events as well?  I mean, there was a little something for everyone. I even learned to tie a Bow tie with Mr. Dress To Impress, Natan McKenzie. If I had to describe the event in one word I would say it was invigorating. There was great energy and plenty to keep you engaged.

#teamBEST with Christie of Glam R Us Events

Fashion Show
Mr. Natan McKenzie
Emjay learning to tie a bow tie

TA-DA Done with my bow tie!

As a fashion stylist, of course I noticed the many looks that were represented. There didn’t seem to be a dress code, but I saw everything from cocktail dresses, to casual wear, to club attire and no one looked out of place.  

Here are a few of my favorite looks for the evening:

I LOVE THIS LOOK! @actress_artensia is an aspiring actress. She is wearing a sheer top with a fringed midi skirt. We all know that I absolutely love midi skirts in pretty much any design; pencil, flared, pleated or fringed. I also love sheer tops. Although I wear these blouses with a cami underneath because I prefer more covering, @actress_artensia nailed it! What she put together is a great mix of sexy and classic. It looked great on her. Way to dress for the occasion love!

SIMPLY SPECTACULAR! Is what I like to call @1981_314. Her jeans, this white peplum top and gold sandals is a very simple look. She finishes it by styling her hair with two loose French braids, accessorizing with large hoop ear rings and adding a red lip to pull it all together. She is ready to go to just about any social event on a relaxing Saturday afternoon. I’m so glad she stopped in to Euphoria so I could grab a picture of this outfit. Thanks hun!
SUPRISINGLY SPECIAL is how I would describe @Belle_Jbelle.  I am not usually impressed with floral prints just because I don’t care for the way they look on me. However, I have to say that as soon as @Belle_Jbelle walked into the door she caught my eye. From her tastefully highlighted purple curls and fresh make up to the coordinating orange flower pattern and shoe detail, it all just worked!  I just had to tell her how great I thought she looked and grab a picture. Work it out Belle!

The highlight of the evening was the inspiration from the wonderfully talented, Christian Keyes. Christian is an actor, singer, model and now author. He has stared in movies such as “Black Coffee”, “Four Seasons” and  “Act Like You Love me” just to name a few. During an intimate question and answer session with Euphoria’s attendees, Christian laughed, joked, and credited God for the success he has in his career. He spoke inspirationally about previously being a truck driver during the week and modeling on the weekend as he began his career.  Which was particularly important, in my opinion, because by telling this part of his story he gives those that may be in a similar situation hope that they too can make their dreams come true. That is motivating. Christian also talked about his son a lot and said that he couldn’t wait to get married again and have more children. YES LADIES, he is single.!!!

I caught up with Christian back stage for some quick photos. I truly appreciated his kindness and open communication during his time with us. Once I finish his book “Ladies Night”, we will have to discuss it here on Primped and Prepped. If you haven’t already, make sure you grab your copy today!
Christian Keyes

Check out  our pictures and my look for the event below. Team BEST wore all black with a purple rose in support of domestic violence awareness.

Keep a little black dress in your closet. Finish your look with a print pump and a colored lip to add a little pizazz.

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Photo of #teamBEST and photos of Christian Keyes with Emjay, photgraphed by Marion's Photography 

Little black dress: Express (Old, Similar Here:
Shoes: I.N.C (Old, Similar Here:
Red Lip: Mac Cosmetics "Ruby Woo"


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