Who wouldn't love an afternoon of tea and mingling with other people in their industry? I knew that it would be a fun event and yet one that would require me to continue thinking about everything that took place. As you guys may remember from my last event at Purple Lab NYC, even with a few days in between the event and when I wrote about it on the site - I was still in awe. As I headed to the Norwood Club, a members only Country Club whose requirement is that you must be affiliated with the arts, I was struck with how much you can go the same place and not realize that there is more to what you see and what you know. I was a little shocked that this area of 14th street housed this awesome oasis! The memory of the gorgeous townhouse, the art, dining rooms etc is still in my mind and of course I want to be a member. Although the backdrop of the event was fabulous, I was there for something more.
Of course the tea kicked off with the Creatrix of Purple Lab NYC, Karen Robinovitz welcomed us and introduced an amazing line up of women! We learned about Triple Negative Breast Cancer and how it affected Nancy and her friends, moms who came together for playdates, put their resources and concern together to beseech the medical community to share notes on this disease in order to save women who were affected. Although Nancy passed away, I was encouraged that these women continue to fight and make their voices heard so that other woman can benefit. Nancy's favorite color was pink and to see her gorgeous daughter who was 7 wearing the cutest little prep school outfit with her pink nails, was inspiring.
From learning about the foundation and its impact, we saw a clip of "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy". I remember seeing this movie on Lifetime a few years ago but had never read the book. As the clip came to an end I literally (and those who know I'm obsessed with Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor will understand) looked over and saw a modern version of Elizabeth Taylor. With a simple classic dress, stunning earrings she was flawless and yes Geralyn Lucas was the author who wrote about her choice to wear red lipstick. I was so struck by her courage, frank nature and good sense of humor. I love the fact that she read from the book and also talked to us as well. Being able to be toured around Norwood was also amazing and gave me an opportunity to chat with her and to get a sense of who she was as a person.
It's difficult to convey all the moments that took place from being able to reconnect with my fellow bloggers, finally meet others that I have enjoyed reading for years and of course, to see everyone getting excited about the cookies that were included within the gift bag by none other than Crystal Horton of Tasty Morsels Bakery. As we all looked through our goodie bag, we all received Purple Lab NYC's SWAC (Sealed With a Cure) gloss in Nancy. Not only is it a gorgeous shade of pink with little specks of shimmer in it but it has all the elements that are perfect to keep your lips moisturized, there's a refreshing vanilla flavour - you feel like you can't put it on enough! In addition a percentage of the sales of this product go towards the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. In addition, we received a little card that gave us a challenge. As you'll learn in my video, Geralyn (check out her site to learn more about the book, movie, The Lipstick Train, The Booby Mafia and so much more) had a theory about red lipstick and my challenge was "Be and look fabulous while vacuuming". As is very typical I tweaked my challenge and shared some additional thoughts (yes I'm obsessed with my lounge wear as much as I am with my daywear! To answer your questions, I'm wearing Daddy's Favorite an amazing line that I found out about while in Vegas at the Curve Show!). Enjoy the video!
By the time you're reading this I'm probably on the subway heading to Brooklyn to help set up for one of many Tasty Morsels Bakery's events! We'll be at the Bust Magazine's Spring Fling Craftacular at The Warsaw in Williamsburg, NY. First of all, I'll be Twittering (@cocoabebe) all day from this event and also taking some footage which will find it's way to On the Radar later on in the evening! Come out to not only support all the hardworking indie vendors but my friend and founder of Tasty Morsels Bakery - Crystal Horton (@Tasty_Morsels). We will be sampling cookies and of course you can buy some to bring home to your friends as well!
I have attended and assisted many shopping events but this is definitely one that makes me really happy to be apart of it - so definitely don't be shy in saying hello. I'll give you info about this event of course and you'll have tons of pics to enjoy. I can't wait to see you there and look forward to saying howdy and with it only being a $2 admission, it's a fab way to spend the day! We'll be there from 12 - 7 and look forward to seeing you there.
Last Thursday I attended the American Cancer Society's Pink & Black Tie Gala which was hosted by Stacy London and held at Steinner Studios in Brooklyn. All I can say is what an amazing and inspiring event! I love the fact that there were so many items auctioned (I included a piece, Victory which was included from my jewelry line, Kitten Couture) and Crystal Horton of Tasty Morsels Bakery, included her amazing cookies within the goodie bag. Drinks continued to flow and I have to say that the appetizers during the cocktail hour were presented in amazing displays!
I loved seeing that many people who supported this event were not only survivors but current workers of ACS! Stacy London (whose video is posted above) had a moving speech that definitely held everyone's attention. I also loved hearing about the Hope Lodge in NYC (there are other locations within the country as well) which is a place that those who are going through cancer treatments and their families can stay without worrying about paying for temporary housing. Located near Penn Station, this is a great sense of community for them! At this event, I heard about 96 Magnolia which is also a place for those seeking wellness. It is meant to live green, live well and it's also a place for style for those that are fashion and interior designers by including their pieces. I definitely wanted to find out more about this and to assist in fundraising! By the end of the night, over $175,000 was raised! What an amazing night to bring awareness to the fight against cancer, research and funding and finally giving Brooklyn much deserved love!
It's GORGEOUS out in NY and I already have my cocktail plans for tonight and yet I'm not quite sure about lunch! But what I do know is that I am super excited that with May on the way, one of my biggest events this summer is the American Cancer Society's Pink & Black Tie Gala which will be held at Steinner Studios in Brooklyn. I love that it supports an amazing cause and many people in the fashion, music and entertainment communities are coming together to raise funds for the continual support and research of a plethora of diseases that have affected people. Now, I am excited that I will be donating a new lariat necklace from my line, Kitten Couture (pictures to follow in another post) and that my friend and Brooklyn resident, Crystal Horton, will be supplying cookies from Tasty Morsels Bakery for the goodie bag - which is definitely a treat!
In addition, there are additional auctions such as a swim clinic with Michael Phelps, a Vespa and a Private Customized Tour for Six at the Bronx Zoo. These are just some of the items that have been updated recently and people continue to support whether they are including something to be auctioned or something that will be in one of the many goodie bags. Stacy London of What Not to Wear will be hosting and the entire event will feature local entertainment as well. I love that this Pink and Black theme will be amazing to see in person! I can't wait to see how people incorporate these colors into their color schemes and tickets are still available for this event at $250 - you'll enjoy an amazing dinner, meeting others who are committed to the cause and of course it's a night of dancing as well. I will cover the event and continue to share information with you in addition to Twittering live from the event as well!
On May 7th, Brooklyn will have a huge event that I am very excited about! The American Cancer Society will put on a gala to increase the awareness of cancer. This star studded event will be hosted by TLC's "What Not To Wear", Stacy London! In addition, the attire is pink and black! I think that this will be a fashionable event and one with a very strong message - all efforts will go towards raising funds for cancer research, education/adcovacy programs and services for cancer patients and their families. This event will have silent auctions (Kitten Couture, my jewelry line will have a piece created exclusively for this event), along with many others. If you're a designer and are interested in including your items, please contact me so that I can get you in touch with the amazing organizers of the ACS! In addition, there will be goodie bags and Crystal Horton, Brooklyn based cookie baker will include Tasty Morsels Bakery items which is very exciting.
On May 7th at Stage 6 at Steiner Studios the "Brooklyn Rocks" theme will include music, fashion and so much more. If you're interested in tickets, make sure that you visit the site so that you can be apart of the Pink and Black Tie Gala. Kitten Lounge is committed to keeping you up to date on what's going on as we will continue to provide additional information and to cover the event as well so definitely check back with us as well!
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