Nicola Formichetti debuted the brand’s runway show for Spring/Summer 2018 in London.
Friends and supporters gathered with Chris Brown at L.A. Live on Tuesday June 6 for the debut of his documentary, “Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life”. Produced by Riveting Entertainment, it is a feature film that was released nationwide to the public for one night only on June 8. The Grammy-award winning singer arrived on the red carpet holding his daughter, Royalty, with his mother, Joyce Hawkins, proudly right by their side. Wearing a jade green tailored three-piece suit, he strolled down the red carpet happily posing for pictures in good spirits about the anticipated movie release.
The desire to document his life initiated from the immense love and support his fans have shown for over a decade. The 28-year old said he wanted to “give them insight on who I really am” and offer “a chance to see the good, the bad, the ugly, the everything”. Brown’s transition from bad to beautiful has been a tedious, yet rewarding journey fostering growth and maturity. While determination and perseverance has helped him overcome difficult situations his main goal has been to inspire others so “people can learn from them”.
Singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger, spoke of how Chris Brown has been a great mentor and friend in guiding him through his own music career. Eric shared some encouraging words of wisdom with us on the red carpet, saying, one should be “fearless with your talent. Be relentless, work hard and never take a day off because it’s always somebody out there that may want it badder than you. Go harder than anybody else and make sure you get to the prize.”
Overall, the star-studded event shed a positive light on the multi-platinum recording artist. Fans and friends admired the film and are awaiting the release of Chris’ next album which will be out later this summer.
Relationship and dating expert Julia Bekker held a meet and greet at the New York Comedy Club on June 21. While guests sipped on cocktails, they were able to ask the maven any dating questions, followed by The Dating Game where Julia played matchmaker to a candidate. Vh1’s comedian Chuck Nice ended the event with a stand-up performance.
Bekker recently founded The Hunting Maven, which is a love consulting agency. But for those that don’t want to put a price on love? The maven offers some tips that can be useful for meeting men and women this summer.
Be approachable. Don’t always walk around with your headphones on and staring at your phone. Be open to chatting, you never know where it will lead.
2. Do things you love
Running? Art? Music? Giving back? You’ll meet people with similar interests and already share something. Commonality is a building block to a solid foundation of friendship and love.
3. Tell the world you’re looking
Don’t be shy about letting friends and co-workers know that you want to make finding love a priority. If they don’t know you’re looking they may not want to pry into your dating life and they might just know the perfect person for you!
4. Throw away your list
Don’t be too worried about checking off all the boxes, or what your “type” is. Most of the time, when someone finds “the one” they check off boxes that might not have even been on the original list, and previous boxes might not matter anymore.
5. Say hello
Talk to whomever sparks your interest, smile and don’t let opportunities pass!
Papyrus hosted a fashion week pop-up party at the Clarkson Skylight in honor of celebrating their eighth consecutive season of being a sponsor. This year the theme was “Every detail matters” which focused their variety of distinctively crafted stationary. Many cards were infused with embellishments, others offered bold color combinations and some were more simple. Just like fashion week, there’s something that everybody can find appealing. The event was held in a lounge area with couches and décor dispersed throughout as well as a photo booth and open bar which made it easy for people to mingle. Greeting cards were given out as appreciation along with complimentary postage for those who wanted to use them right away. The event provided the perfect platform for those who wanted to socialize before attending a show and everybody looked like they were having a good time.
After the party we headed to one the the shows! Leanne Marshall’s fall/winter collection consisted of exquisitely constructed gowns that conveyed a new kind of elegance. Getting her debut as ‘Project Runways’ season 5 winner, Marshall has been able to establish her own aesthetic and cultivate her talents to consistently captivate the audience. This season earth tones were the primary shades incorporating hues of bronze, gold and silver to give it that extra pop. The delicate fabrics created a fragile illusion between the silk, chiffon and lace that loosely swayed as the models moved down the catwalk. Gowns with sheer cut-outs and low necklines offered a refined intimacy that didn’t take away from the sophistication. The details were well thought out and executed in a way that only enhanced the concept of the timid classiness the pieces portrayed. This collection ultimately revealed Marshall’s self-confidence in her brand and skill- she may be new to the scene but she doesn’t fail to leave a lasting impression.
The Suno Fall 16’ collection offered a multiplicity of textures and patterns that added a new boldness to the brands aesthetic.
Revolt Live and Footaction hosted a free Future concert at the Hollywood Palladium on August 12.
Luke James threw a concert at the Roxy in Hollywood on June 30.
For the launch of their new entertainment company, The 82 Group hosted a brunch in Beverly Hills on Saturday, June 27.
On Thursday, June 25, A24 Films, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Lucian Grainge CBE along with filmmakers Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees hosted the United States premiere of “Amy,” which is a documentary about the life and music career of UK singer Amy Winehouse. The screening was held at ArcLight Hollywood.