Recap Of Sicka Than Average’s “Fashion Blogger Forecast” Bash At Stone Rose Lounge
Above, from left: Celia San Miguel, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sicka Than Average; Eloy Hernandez; Sowmya Krishnamurthy of ICED Media; and Izzy Ruiz, Contributing Editor at Sicka Than Average.
Gift bags with goodies from sponsors Physicians Formula, Redken, Junkprints, and Sally Hansen, as well as giveaway items from Katherine Kwei, SOBRAL, Swatch, Clarisonic, and FromTheBronx.com
Katherine Kwei Cleo handbag raffled during the party
Above, from left: Adriana Nova of Ideeli.com and Yana Lusher of MyOwnJudge.net
From left to right: Sowmya Krishnamurthy, Adriana Nova, and Celia San Miguel
Last Sunday, May 15th, we celebrated Sicka Than Average's third anniversary and the conclusion of Time Warner Center's amazing "Fashion Blogger Forecast" initiative (in which we were featured, to great fanfare, alongside three other NYC fashion bloggers). The cocktail party was held at Stone Rose Lounge in Time Warner Center from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. DJ Uri Adal presided over the wheels of steels, spinning a mix of dance, hip-hop, pop, and R&B, with a set that included everything from Usher's "OMG" to Bjork's "The Hunter," Robyn's "Dancing On My Own," Rihanna's "Only Girl in the World," Shakira's "She Wolf," and Lykke Li's "I Follow Rivers" (check out his full playlist here). Guests grooved to the music, enjoyed cocktails and appetizers, mingled, and took in the gorgeous view of Central Park from the sky-high windows lining the venue's walls.
Among those present were Malak Atut, founder and designer of ZAIKEN jewelry; rapper/producer Mike Jaggerr; jewelry designer Susan Suh; up-and-coming fashion designer Tori Nichel; super publicist Jourdann Lubliner of Kaplow PR; ICED Media Marketing and PR Specialist Sowmya Krishnamurthy; Nicole Newsum of Bratskeir PR; seasoned hip-hop journalists Jayson Rodriguez and Alvin Blanco; Cacy Forgenie Culture Editor at GlobalGrind.com; Adriana Nova, Social Media Manager at Ideeli.com; Raquel Huston, Integrated Marketing Specialist at TV One; beauty bloggers Paula Wade of OlderGirlBeauty.com, Meredith Edwards-Cornwell of RetrodivasBeauty.com, and Yana Lusher of MyOwnJudge.net; Public Relations maven Real Hamilton-Romeo; and many more.
All VIP guests received Sicka Than Average gift bags filled with goodies from our sponsors Redken (each bag contained either a bottle of Redken Glass 01 Smoothing Serum or a tube of Fresh Curls Curl Recovery); Physicians Formula (who provided us with their amazing Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Shimmer Bronzer, the answer to a healthy, summer-ready glow); and Sally Hansen (who graciously blessed us with their brand new, buzz-y Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips so we could give guests a special treat).
To add some excitement to the evening, we raffled off special prizes from more fabulous sponsors, with the key items being: a Clarisonic Mia in Garnet; a pair of SOBRAL Chick Shock Encanto Earrings in blue (priced at $58); a SOBRAL Pop Art Bangle (worth $50); a chic Katherine Kwei "Clea" Cross Body purse, which has a retail price of $300; a zebra-striped Swatch watch worth $60; two graphic tees from the brand new apparel line FromTheBronx.com; and two gift cards from Stone Rose Lounge worth $75 each.
I, of course, tried to look my very best for the big event, so I slipped into a va-va-va-voom, minimalist but ultra sexy, flesh-toned dress from Onno, reached for a pair of gold and aqua blue Kendra Scott earrings and SOBRAL's Cantalago Rio-inspired bangle bracelet, and Pour La Victoire's light aqua Aria slingback platform pumps. To add a dash of color, I selected a turquoise-colored handbag for the evening: the incomparable Katherine Kwei Clea in Turquoise, an embossed lizard lambskin cross-body bag with gold trim along the front flap and edges, a slim gold shoulder strap, and the designer's signature Chinese eternity knot motif along the top flap. To finish the look, I slicked my hair back, pulled it into a bun and accessorized with Colette Malouf's stunning Crystal Net Mother of Pearl Headband. Chck out the complete look in the photos here!
Overall, the nice was a huge success, and we're looking forward to putting together many more events in the near future. Take a look at some pictures from the event above and after the jump!
Rapper/producer Mike Jaggerr
Above, at left: Carolina Alduey of Sony Music
Pictured above: jewery designer Susan Suh and Celia San Miguel
Ruby Millien and Cacy Forgenie of GlobalGrind.com
Above, at center: Izzy Ruiz, Contributing Editor at Sicka Than Average
Above: Meredith Edwards-Cornwell of RetrodivasBeauty.com and Paula Wade of OlderGirlBeauty.com
Above, from left: Meredith Nadler, Izzy Ruiz, and Jourdann Lubliner of Kaplow PR
From left to right: Ruby Millien, Celia San Miguel, and Dante Tyus
Partygoers mingling at the event
Carolina Alduey sporting the SOBRAL Chick Shock Encanto Earrings she won during one of the evening's raffles!
A full-length shot of me, Celia San Miguel
Close-up of the Katherine Kwei Cleo purse in turquoise and the SOBRAL bangle bracelet I wore to the event