I’ll say this, if you ever wanted to do anything in life but the fear of failure held you back, stop being your biggest hater by not living out whatever it is you want to do. This past weekend I held my first Networking Mixer in collaboration with a good friend of mine, The Style Guru and needless to say, that shit was lit.

So what is a Networking Mixer? They’re becoming more of a thing in the black community but for those of you who don’t know, it’s basically people coming together in similar industries to mix & mingle, with the indulgence of light refreshments an possibly alcoholic drinks. Many professional companies or college departments do them so co-workers and students can get to know each other more, I wanted this mixer to be a women-based event, specifically African American women in my hometown, Detroit.

So more about the event, it was so stressful to create but thank God for The Style Guru (Gabbi) and our support systems for helping our vision come to life. We had a full course brunch that was completely paid for by Gabbi’s bae! Our guest had unlimited mimosas brought to them by the best mobile bartending company in Detroit, Prestigious Pours. Prestigious Pours is owned by two sisters who I actually connected with at another networking event (see why it’s important to get out there and support events and actually talk to people). They made sure our guest were lit and made sure bottomless mimosas were served throughout the entire venue.

I really wanted to have an event that was all about women supporting one another. Giving advice, sharing stories and circulating our dollars within our community. So many other ethnic groups do this and I would love to see black people do this more, especially with Detroit having literally so many women entrepreneurs, it’s time.

We had the pleasure of having amazing women-owned vendors which included: sounds by DJ XO, Beautiful Beats Beauty Bar, Lavish By Nature (handmade luxury candles), Harper Ray Accessories, Alana Christine (a super dope clothing boutique), Pretty In Glam Cosmetics (literally my favorite indie makeup brand), & Respect The Queens (a women’s empowerment clothing brand).

I have to give a special thanks to our amazing sponsors who helped make this possible. Treatz By Taylor made over 50 cupcakes for our event, B.E.A.M. Cosmetics sent over 70 lashes AND flew in from Miami just for my event! Sugared Coated handmade over 50 scrubs just for our goodie bags! All the women who supported our first event I want to thank you so much because you took a chance on Gabbi & I and I will never forget that.

Now lets get into this beat. S/o to Beats by Britt for beating me down at 7:30am and literally achieving exactly what I envisioned. On the eyes we used Huda’s Rose Gold Remastered palette and I have to say this palette is fire. I wanted the pop of color on my water line to match my outfit lmao and it actually came out cute, I might keep this look going with other colors.

Photography: CJ Pros 




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