Sitting in the front row with her notable black sunglasses, a neat bob, and pursed lips was Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour. Next to her sat Kim Kardashian, sporting her own bob cut complemented by a metallic form-fitting tank top and equally tight leather bell bottoms. The pair looked on in support of Serena Williams who debuted her newest collection this fashion season.
Exclusive: Serena Williams and Bozoma Saint John Talk Fashion And Inclusion at Breakfast of Champions
Serena Williams Bozoma Saint John are two women that are consistently leaving behind positive footprints in the world. As a world-class champion athlete and a successful entrepreneur and CMO- both women have climbed the ladder of success through hard work, dedication, perseverance and more importantly remaining authentically themselves. The message of remaining authentically yourself rang true all morning during September 9th’s Breakfast of Champions. The intimate discussion, held during NYFW and sponsored by Wheaties was the ultimate empowerment event to kick off the week. The Knockturnal was on the scene of the intimate dinner. You can check out some of what the two boundary-breaking women had to say below:
This year’s Citi Taste of Tennis celebrated its 20th year anniversary, once again joining together tennis enthusiasts and food lovers.
It’s the 50th year of the US Open. The newly renovated Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is glowing as the clock passes six. Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal are both slated to play the first night of the tournament. American sweetheart Kelly Clarkson will perform shortly before their matches commence.
Lotte New York Palace 2018 invitational was the place to be on Thursday evening.
HBO Sports held a special screening for Serena Williams’ upcoming five-part documentary series.
HBO & Serena Williams celebrate the release of the “Being Serena” Docuseries.
For 22 years, tennis and music stars alike lined the court in the children-filled Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens. And for those 22 years, the stars brought entertainment to those kids and also motivated them to stay active and continue pursuing their goals despite whatever adversity they may face, a la Arthur Ashe legacy.
This year is no different. On August 26, tennis greats Venus Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Angelique Kerber joined the ranks of such musical talents like Why Don’t We, Jack & Jack, New Hope Club, and more. Alex Aiono and Sofia Carson showed off their hosting and singing abilities, while the interviews they shared with music star Spencer Sutherland and Saving Forever proved to be extremely delightful.
Young tennis hopefuls from across America braved New York City’s humid air and stormed the Microsoft Word blue court at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where they were met with particularly difficult challenges testing their tennis aims. The young adult that advanced from this series of backhand and forehand targets then went on to play against the household tennis names above, showing Federer, Williams, current U.S. Open champ Kerber, and Nadal who’s boss.
That was a lot of fun. Especially since the kid outplayed some of the pros– who really can’t say they were letting him win.
Previous musical acts included Austin Mahone, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepson and even The Wanted, while tennis stars like Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, and Andy Roddick showed their faces. Arthur Ashe Kids Day isn’t limited to only musical acts and athletes in tennis; First Lady Michelle Obama once gave an inspiring speech to all children that they should follow in Arthur Ashe’s footsteps and maintain a healthy lifestyle while staying active in any sport they chose– and swimming great Missy Franklin reminded them that sports didn’t have to include a net or racket.
Kids certainly listened to the similar message asked of them Saturday. With activities like face painting and hair braiding, to people making balloon animals and holding juggling workshops, children were invited to participate in a plethora of events that motivated them to stay out in the summer sun. Races and dance competitions only kept the already active children even more so, and provided for great laughs and family fun.
The ceremony itself proved to be an entertaining show within a show. Watching Carson and Aiono read over lines and seeing Jack & Jack jumping over the net proved to be an event in itself. Also shocking is the fan base these musical acts have, and how ardent they are in not only attaining a selfie or autograph, but screaming behind their performances, resulting in security standing between them and the camera interviewing their favorite celebs. Don’t worry– every little 12 year-old was awarded with a hug from their favorite singer in the end.
Arthur Ashe Kids Day didn’t let down with the events and show, and still provided great motivation for people of all ages to stay active and truly take care of themselves. Check out our next post with interviews with some of the stars at Kids Day!
Serena Williams showcased her Fall HSN Signature Statement Collection at Kia Style360 New York Fashion Week.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray win their first round matches at Day 2 of the U.S. Open and American Express premieres this year’s Fan Experience.