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Hill Harper, Mayor Kasim Reed, Dr. Jackie Walters Attend the 5th Annual “50 Shades of Pink” Fundraiser

(SL) – Last night, the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, founded by award-winning OBGYN and TV personality Dr. Jackie Walters, presented its 5th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Atlanta City Hall was immaculately transformed into a pink wonderland of chic decor, as over 200 guests – dressed in 1920s flapper-style attire – filled the Atrium to celebrate the breast cancer survivors and supporters featured on the runway.
The event began with a heartfelt poem by Hank Stewart followed by welcome remarks from Atlanta Municipal Court Judge and honorary event chair Terrinee Gundy and 50 Shades of Pink Foundation executive director Gary Andrews.
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The Good Doctor actor and How It Really Happened Host Hill Harper hosting the 5th Annual 50 Shades of Pink Gala and Fundraiser (Photo Credit: Sytonnia Moore)
Andrews then introduced the evening’s host — actor/author/philanthropist Hill Harper, who shared his story of being diagnosed with cancer several years ago.
The fashion show opener was a lively tap dance routine by Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies, after which, dozens of beautiful models strutted the runway in designs by Linda Bezuidenhouand Bramer Leon.
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Dr. Jackie Walters mingles with the crowd during the live auction. (Photo Credit: Sytonnia Moore)
The sight of the models – many of whom were recent cancer “warriors” – was inspiring and illustrated the foundation’s mission of catering to the emotional well-being of breast cancer patients and their families.
After the fashion presentation, Hill Harper and Dr. Jackie led an auction to find individual donors to sponsor the 50 Shades of Pink Gift Baskets that the foundation provides to breast cancer patients.
Then, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed closed the program with a surprise check for $20,000 to the foundation to further their efforts to bring comfort and care to breast cancer survivors.
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed presents Dr. Jackie Walters with a $20,000 Donation. (Photo Credit: Sytonnia Moore)
Special guests in attendance were Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms, “Married to Medicine” stars Dr. Heavenly Kimes Mariah Huq, Curtis Berry and many more.
Sponsors of the 50 Shades of Pink Fundraiser were Ford Motor Company, The Cochran Firm, Jack Daniels, and All N One Security Services. Special thanks to event producer Eboni Cummings, S.T.E.P.S. Events and the City of Atlanta.
For more information on the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, visit 50ShadesofPinkFoundation.org.
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Tom Ford Kicks Off NYFW With SS18 Women’s Collection Show Starring Gigi Hadid

(SL) – Gigi Hadid  was a sheek mix of the past and future walking the runway for designer Tom Ford as he kicked off NYFW.

The model looked stunning sporting a Twiggie style with Bridgette Bardot makeup paired with a full-length gown from Ford’s SS18 Women’s Collection Show.

Don’t worry Gigi didn’t give in to the popular big chop. She was photographed backstage with her long blonde locks being blown out before the show.

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Lucky! Another Mugshot Turns Into A Head-Shot And Modeling Contract For Criminal

(SL) – I’m starting to think that agents are turning to police websites more than Instagram to find the next big thing :).

First Jeremy Meeks, whose mugshot launched a modeling career for the felon and now Mekhi Alante Lucky is proving to really be lucky after his prison photo went viral and caught the attention of St. Claire Modeling agency in New York.

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Lucky, was arrested for speeding and driving a stolen vehicle, and he also faced charges of assault and breaking and entering. However, it’s being reported that he didn’t serve jail time.

What most find striking about Mekhi outside of his bone structure, are his eyes. He has a condition called heterochromia that causes one to have two different colored eyes.

The 20-year old is taking full advantage of the opportunity though, embracing his knew career and focused on making money.

Now That’s More Like It! Kendall Jenner ‘s Billowing Mini-Dress Stuns On The Cannes’ Red Carpet

(SL)- Kendall Jenner was scantily clad for the Met Gala but she stepped her game up on at the Cannes Film Festival. The 21-year-old model hit the red carpet for the screening of “120 Beats Per Minute” in dramatic fashion, wearing a Giambattista Valli Spring 2017 Couture gown.

Nobody Theme(s) It Up For The Met Gala Like Rihanna

(SL) – Rihanna wins Met Gala once again! No one theme(s) it up like she does. This year’s inspiration is …. Rei Kawakubo ! Riri nailed it by wearing Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons dress!

As for the others..well they showed up. Reese Witherspoon looked gorgeous, Kendall Jennner was in a thong and Beyonce was home, heavily pregnant.

 

 

From Perp Walk To Catwalk: Jeremy Meeks Goes From Jailhouse To NYFW

(SL) – Everyone deserves a second chance and as Jeremy Weeks told reporters this could be his fourth or eighth. Let’s just hope he does right by it this time.

With his body marked up like the subway in Harlem, Meeks’ tats are the only reminder of his past life of crime and gang activity.

Made ‘famous’ if you will from his mugshot that left most people mesmerized by his piercing blue eyes, Meeks was quickly nicknamed ‘Prison Bae’ or ‘Hot Felon’ and before he could be released, Jeremy had already signed with an agent.

Just 11 months after his release, Jeremy joined the modeling world’s elite for New York Fashion Week where he walked during the Philipp Plein Show.

I hope his doesn’t get caught up in ‘Hollywood’. Despite his criminal background, Meeks has 2 sons with his wife of 8 years. Stay on track Mr. Meeks!

Watch Now: SytonniaLIVE Episode 5

(SL) – On this Episode of SytonniaLIVE the TV Series Bianca Haly joined me at the desk to talk about Dylann Roof’s trial, Donald Trump’s approaching presidency and more in our top headlines. We also talked about the latest Hollywood gossip and the royal romance that’s heating up between Meghan Markel and Prince Harry. But did you know that the Queen of England was once black? Check it out!

THE BLACK MIRROR: Deddeh Howard Puts The Spotlight On Fashion’s Diversity Problem

(SL) – As reported by USA Today, The Liberian-born model-blogger banded together with photographer Raffael Dickreuter to launch “Black Mirror,” a project that recreates high-profile ad campaigns by brands including Chanel, Calvin Klein, Guess, Gucci, David Yurman, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana to highlight the dearth of women of color represented in fashion and the media.

In an emailed statement to USA TODAY, Howard cites the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as the most recent example of underrepresentation, noting, “you could see the same pattern you can see at New York Fashion Week or any other famous fashion event: Black girls are almost invisible. There is the odd one here and there, but it always feels like an afterthought.”

Or, a performance of diversity as opposed to actual inclusion.

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For Howard, who says she’s been turned away by modeling agencies that “already have a black model,” the industry’s routine devaluation of women of color is “bizarre.” “What do you mean you already have 2-4 black models that looks (sic) like me?” Did you say the same thing to the 50-100 white models you already have?”

Royal Slit: Princess Kate Shows A Little Leg In Stunning Self Portrait Maxi Dress

(SL) –  Daring length for The Duchess of Cambridge as she attended the London premiere of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’.  Kate wore a  crochet off-the-peg maxi dress by Self Portrait that was slit to the  thigh. The dress retails for about $400.00.3a09928600000578-3902566-image-a-15_1478201984723The private screening of short films made by those who have battled issues with drink and drugs on behalf of one of her charities, Action on Addiction was held at the Curzon Mayfair.

See Kate’s Arrival Below: