Oh Yes It’s Ladies Night, and The Feeling’s RIGHT. Oh Yes It’s Ladies Night, OH WHAT A NIGHT!!!
On Saturday evening, I attended Salon Lamaj’s Ladies Night, and what a night it was! WE HAD A BLAST. The food was divine, (see the HAUTE cupcakes below!)drinks served by incredibly buffed waiters; good girlfriends hugged and mingled, all while some of the hottest tracks melodically flowed through strategically placed speakers and filled the room! There were also a host of services that were offered during the event. Several vendors were on site offering goods and the following services: massages, tattoos, manis and pedis, as well as, clothing and jewelry sales. Members of the Salon Lamaj team were also in attendance with their talents on display: hair by Jamal Edmonds, make-up by Leiloni Cooper, and haute couture beads by Sincerely CoCo owner, Chrystal Butler.
There’s a lot of work that goes into hosting an event of this caliber, but it also takes a lot of work to get dressed for it, as well. With pictures being taken at a moment’s notice, and others being flicked without your knowing, be sure to dress in clothing that you look great in, no matter the angle of your body in the photograph or the position in which you are sitting or standing. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? No worries, read on, I’ve listed six steps to being the FLYYest Bell of the Ball!!!
Step 1, is to find the best dress. Locating the best dress can be a little tricky, but identifying styles that work well for your shape is the key. If you are short, select a short dress. A long one will simply dwarf you. For those plus size women, like myself, select items that fit you properly. Keep in mind, that dresses with full or baby-doll cuts will add girth. However, those that fit too snug will make you look bigger too. The key is to find items that fit you just right! For those of you who are seeking to achieve an hour glass shape, select garments that fit well and then simply add a wide waist-cinching belt to your look. Push-up bras and pads provide the illusion of a fuller bosom for ladies with smaller breasts.
Step 2, is to select a pair of killer shoes. Shoes say everything that the dress does not. They also speak the last word for your look. It is fashion suicide to simply think of shoes as some lazy afterthought! Now, you will always find me in a platform peep toe with a six inch heel. That is what I’m most comfortable in, and any shoe that I wear will definitely be edgy, glamorous and on the cutting edge of the current trend. My style is Glam Rock, and that is what my entire look says! It is your duty to find a shoe that does the exact same thing for your look. Whatever shoe you decide to wear must pair well with your dress because it is utterly important that you have one solid and succinct look, from head to toe. And speaking of killer shoes, click the Things That SLAAY ME tab to see what I have featured there…
Step 3, is a fierce hand bag. Ladies, ladies, ladies, I cannot say this enough times: PURCHASE A CLUTCH!!! There are so many events that you will attend over the years that the expense of a great clutch will pay for itself 100 times, over the years. Your clutch should say as much about your personality as it does your look. I’ve featured a few cute ones on the In The Bagg tab…
Step 4, is stunning jewelry. While we are definitely smack dab in the middle of the gaudy “Basketball Wives” large earring trend, they are not the best selection for each of your looks. While they work well for casual day-to-day outings and errands, some of them do not work well for your more upscale appearances and events. Conversely, I want to mention that a nice large pair of hoops is always a welcomed addition to add some spunk to an otherwise plain little black dress. Keep in mind there are also lots of trendy chandeliers, tassel and even great studs to choose from! I love a huge cocktail ring on the first or middle finger. Don’t stop there, you can even wear a couple on the same hand. Think of those haute beads that everyone is wearing for arm candy. My girl Chrystal Butler can definitely customize a set for you in any color or style. She’ll even personalize your charms!!!
Step 5, is natural looking make-up. Ladies, be sure to select foundation and concealer that is the right color for your complexion. Your skin is darker in the summer months than it is in the winter ones, so you will probably need to change your product color soon. Eye shadow and lip color are also expressions of you, but there are definitely some rules that you should adhere to when applying your make-up. One of which is that if you do a bold eye, then do a muted or neutral lip, and vice versa! If you prefer to have your make-up applied by a professional or would like a few tips, my good girlfriend and celebrity make-up artist, Leiloni Cooper, is the person to see. She is available for in home consultations and travel, as well.
Step 6, is the Sensual Fragrance. Now this is the final, and perhaps the most important step because your perfume wafts ahead of you as you enter the crowd, it also lingers as you leave them. I have a fragrance for the day time, and I have a separate one for night. While both are eau de parfums, they are my signature scents and I always wear them. I treat them as the ultimate finishing touch to my look, and you should too!
Follow these rules and everyone in the room will be asking: Who’s That Girl???
Now, ladies aren’t the only ones who have to Bring It during Ladies Night. Fellas, you guys have to be on point as well! Click the FLYY Guy tab to see a few tips for you.
While music is not necessarily the focal point of the event, it definitely plays a major part in the ambiance and mood. This video is a tribute to the Salon Lamaj event.
Click the flyyTunes tab to watch another video. This song also doubles as my theme music!
Women are not the only ones who love a little Ladies Night, little girls do too! Click the Pint-Sized SuperModels tab to see a few FLYY trinkets that will turn any ordinary sleepover into the Ultimate Pajama Party.