It's been awhile but I've got some exciting updates....
Here's a rundown of what has been going on in my life (in no particular order):
1) Happy 1-year Anniversary Tracy Reese Boutique!
I attended the 1-year anniversary fete for the Tracy Reese flagship Boutique. The party was amazing: champagne, tasty hor d'oevures and lots of elbow rubbing with the most fabulous NYC fashionistas. The best part of the night was chatting with Tracy...and learning that we might be closer to becoming BFF then I thought! Here's a recap of our convo:
JULEE: Happy Anniversary Tracy...I'm so happy for you! I'm not sure if you remember me, but my name is...
TRACY: I know...Julee...Of course I remember you! And there is actually a picture of you on my mother's refrigerator!
JULEE: Oh wow! That's so crazy...it's the picture we took after your Fall 2007 show!
TRACY: Right, right! My mother just ADORES you!
Ahhhhhhhhhhh! CRAZY, huh? And it doesn't end there. As I was leaving, Tracy summonded the paparazzi and asked them to take a few pictures of us together! I almost passed out from sheer shock...but I was able to pull myself together and give my best red-carpet poses :o) P.S. I don't have any scanned copies of the pictures...once I do I'll post em! But here is a picture of the fab Ms. Reese and the picture that I took with her mother, which again is on her refrigerator!
2) The 1st official B.A.Ps and J.A.Ps Party...
Zandile and I decided to go beyond our super successful J+Z ROLODEX PARTIES and do something strictly for the ladies! I had a dinner a few months ago with my good friend Sogol ( a talent, outgoing and beuatiful jewish gal) and we came to the conclusion that black and jewish women have so much in common. With that said, I decided that Zandile and I should plan a mixer for not only our favorite J.A.Ps (Jewish Amercian Princesses) and B.A.Ps (Black American Princesses), but also all the fab women in our lives that are hard-working, successful and all-around-fabulous no mattrer what their background.
Unfortunatley, the name of our event was taken out of context and featured on Gawker.com as "casual racism." Apprently someone didn't read the evite clearly where it said you didn't have to be black or jewish to attend! Nonetheless, the event was amazing (all press is good press) and it was sponosred by the ubber-amazing new blog by Lauren Williams, www.STEREOHYPED.com in conjunction with www.JOSSIP.com! We held the event at the ELIZABETH CHARLES BOUTIQUE.
Here are some pictures of the fabulous night...can't wait for the next one!
3) This past Tuesday evening I was one of the two Official award-presenter-girls for the National Magazine awards (aka the Oscars of the magazine industry).
Marlene Kahan, the executive director of ASME (the American Society of Magazine editors) and also a wonderful mentor of mine asked me to be one of the presenters for the evening. Of course, I said yes...and the rest is history!
Bascially, I helped hand out the award statues called "Ellies" to the winners with Lila, a great girl that interns at Glamour magazine (she is the other girl in the black dress in the slide show). It was an amazing opprotunity to meet the editors, managers and ceo's that I look up to in this industry...AND get to see how our industry is celebrated! Needless to say, I had an amazing time! For inquiring minds....my dress is made by Jil Sander :o)
Here are some pictures from the event:
4) Had a great time with friends at the De la Hoya and Mayweather fight last night (yea Mayweather!!!!)...and I got to meet Brie from America's Next Top Model (she's fabulous as expected)!
Here are a few pics of-Janelle, Jen, James, Jabron and our gracious hosts Andre and Toya!
P.S. Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you...that is a removable stripper pole, HOWEVER, no clothes were removed that night!
5) Last, but certainly not least.... Here are my dope Nike iD sneakers! I LOVE them....So fresh and so clean clean!
Love and Light...